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Old 18 October 2017, 18:28   #1
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Roll eyes (sarcastic) Activision patents p2w

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...ery=PN/9789406

https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1582437
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Old 18 October 2017, 19:51   #2
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So, over on the less sane side of the Atlantic they now have a patent for tricking people into buying things in online video-games...
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Old 22 October 2017, 15:41   #3
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Considering the amount of Sheep and Zombies lining up to play these stupid online games then I can't see an issue, if the idiots are stupid enough to pay then that's their problem and deserve to get conned!

Top Football clubs around the world have been using p2w for years, but not everyone actually wins, so if all the SAZ's think they can 'win' buy throwing money at a game then carry on, it's not my money i'm losing

Same for all those 'Free to Play' mobile scams that you can't actually play in any meaningful way unless you keep paying, SAZ fodder for sure!!
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Old 24 October 2017, 13:25   #4
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For me the issue isn't that there's P2W, which has been around for a while, but the fact that someone could actually patent that concept (or this particular take on that concept). What a bizarre world. I guess the patent examiners have never played Candy Crush...
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Old 24 October 2017, 13:54   #5
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Considering the amount of Sheep and Zombies lining up to play these stupid online games then I can't see an issue, if the idiots are stupid enough to pay then that's their problem and deserve to get conned!
I play Warframe and have bought platinum
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Old 25 October 2017, 13:34   #6
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Old 25 October 2017, 15:00   #7
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I play Warframe and have bought platinum
Must get back into Warframe.

I play World of Warships and have spent quite an amount buying premium ships and usually buy a premium account each month. Did the same with World of Tanks on both the NA and EU servers. I'd hate to try and calculate how much money Wargaming have sucked out of me.

I have to agree with Daedalus and find it bizarre that someone is able to patent something like this, the US patent system is a broken mess.
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Must get back into Warframe.
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