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Op Ed

Loot boxes: Future of AAA or a monetisation misfire? - GamesIndustry.biz.
"Still, the dominant element of the loot box debate seems to be the consumer outrage and the notion that greedy publishers are simply trying to extract every last penny from customers already paying for their products. Naturally the most extreme reactions are amplified by social media, but are they in fact the minority? Does the very presence of microtransactions in full-price games really affect that many people, especially when so many publishers stress that they are optional?"

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13. Re: Op Ed Oct 19, 2017, 04:28 Suppa7
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 20:53:
Most gamers are way too addicted to games to really vote with their wallets. The evidence can be seen very regularly here on this forum. They will bitch and moan and NEVER EVER buy an Actiblizz game again but come Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 all is forgotten and that $60 preorder + $40 season pass is a go. The publishers will win this one.

Gamers are not a homogenous group. Most people are irrational and technology illiterate. Once publishers discovered people are downright idiots this was inveitable, as soon as mmo's became a thing, the rest was inevitable.

Big companies just wait for a new generation of kids to grow up with the policy and most kids are stupid beyond comprehension.
 
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