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Incline The Death of Freemium? Microtransactions Under Global Scrutiny

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Lahey, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Swigen Savant

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    Arbitrary lines are wrong, unless DalekFlay draws them.
     
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  3. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    do vaccines cause libertarianism
     
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  4. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    first they forbade lootboxes

    and then all of a sudden shitting was illegal
     
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    Clearly, everything is perfect as-is and no law ever needs to be passed again.
     
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  6. Wyatt_Derp Liturgist

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    The error is trying to make anything perfect. Laws certainly don't. Just makes 'em more complicated and gives a few jobs to people who otherwise could not find employment.
     
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  7. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I already said I was against legalizing hardcore drugs for a variety of reasons. It's literally poison, and it does effect your neighbor in a variety of ways. I also said if we have studies and proof that show loot boxes have a similar dangerous effect then I would reevaluate, but as far as I'm aware we do not and no one in this thread has even attempted to cite something like that. So we're left with "they manipulate you to spend more on their dumb shit." Well, welcome to capitalism buddy! Why do you think those pizza commercials do slow motion melting cheese shots or movie theaters open with close-ups of fizzing soda? Why does Steam use carefully crafted algorithms to show me what I'm most likely to spend money on when I boot it up? Why do Geico spend millions a year on creating humorous advertisements that have nothing to do with insurance just to burn their company name into your brain?

    So who decides what is "too predatory"? At what point do people just have to take responsibility and not be dumbasses who spend hundreds of dollars on pointless loot? Jesus, this law isn't even advocating at all for what you guys are. Its sole purpose is to stop kids from purchasing this stuff, like the gambling age limit, which I'm fine with.
     
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  9. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Ban-happy ass-hat confirmed. I doubt loot boxes are covered by the first amendment though, as it's not content but more just a method of delivery. Hard to say 100% though, I'm not a lawyer.
     
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  10. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Savant

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    I can't believe I'm typing this, but thank you. Source could be better, but fuck me at least you tried.
     
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    Yep. Dipshit with an obvious agenda looking for any way to get his foot in the door.
     
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    It's more an attack on fucking morons who lack basic impulse control rather than defense of AAA publishers. We're already living in Idiocracy, we don't have to keep piling onto it.

    When you've got literally brain-dead troglodytes like c2007 who compare creating your own power grid with simply deciding to not purchase a shitty product in support of your proposal, your proposal is wrong, end of discussion.

    Pretty much. Unlike electricity, water or public roads, you can happily go through your entire life without ever setting foot in a casino. Many do just that, in fact.
     
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    You have no problem with people using psychological warfare to make a buck?

    Planetickets, bitch. You are the problem in the world.
     
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    Bunch of commie scum in here. Only one solution:

    :flamesaw:
     
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    Psychological warfare? Are you fucking retarded? It's like [200..300]^2 motherfucking pixels flashing in your face telling you what a good goy you are. If you can't resist that, fuck you, kill yourself right now before you run the risk of reproducing and polluting humanity's collective gene pool. Literally fucking subhuman.
     
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    Just walk away from the screen nigga hahahahah
     
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    Hopefully these bills will (eventually, after the usual slow pace of governaments) pass.

    If only to see EA games whince in pain and to hopefully not have fucking lootboxes where it doesnt belong.

    Imagine... we might see an improvement in the Mobile market landscape! :hahano:
     
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    It's not rape if you yell surprise first.
     
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    All y’all are the sort that would’ve spread yore butt cheeks for the PMRC back in the day just ‘cause you didn’t liek Cyndi Lauper.
     
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    Big business will always win. Global scrutiny makes me laugh, games have been turning little kids into slot machine junkies for a decade and governments are like what? Games? You mean like space invaders? MTG has been doing it since 1993... They may come up with some new law eventually and there will instantly be a way around it. But who cares really. People are too retarded nowadays to even bother trying to protect anymore. If it isn't endless gold, gems and loot boxes, it will be collecting pokemon or angry birds, or if worst comes to worst, they will just go back to selling expansion packs like the good ole days. But instead of getting good value you'll get some basic horse armor type shit. Companies are gonna exploit the reality of the world, and the reality is that parents don't want anything to do with their kids. They want to throw some money at them to make them disappear. And that's where gaming corporations happily step in.
     
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    Excerpt from the hearing:



    Any time the subject of basic metrics came up, EA or Epic claimed it was commercially sensitive information they could not reveal. They deny having any knowledge of working with behavioural psychologists, careful to phrase their answers in a 'I'm not aware of...' non-committal fashion. It was like pulling teeth just to get them to admit they're corporations trying to make money, instead of a benevolent race of titans whose sole motivation is to put smiles on people's faces.

    Wouldn't recommend the long version, but if you've got too much time on your hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPkyERMbKU8
     
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    Watch a fat man sidestep talking about his own addiction to McDonalds for 30+ minutes. Basic 101 video otherwise.

     
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