Are games too good now?

Are games too good now?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you'd have to be <50 IQ to find any of those games engaging for more than 15 minutes

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Movies end, TV shows signpost one episode into the other. Video games lack these protections and need to just lock up and stop playing after a couple hours in a day.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Minecraft
    Mights as well sue Lego for being too addictive.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Majority of men have wives who don't put in the effort or they don't care enough about a healthy sex life themselves.
      You could do thousands of studies like this with similar results.
      >men would rather do x hobby than frick their wives

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sex is not worth the effort tbqh
        fapping is quicker and easier

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >He doesn't have 2 hour long frick sessions with his wife
          Sex is amazing when it's between 2 enthousiastic people with 0 shame and full of love. It takes a while to get there and break down all the barriers of (kink)shame, especially for a woman. But it's worth getting there.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or I could get a similar experience via free porn with zero risk of stds or rape charges or divorce and without spending obscene amounts of money and free time on the gamble that a girl won't randomly get bored.
            You grew up in an era where relationships worked, very nice boomer, now frick off and stop pretending that you have any useful advice.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >free porn with zero risk of stds or rape charges or whine whine whine
              And with zero fullfillment too. Enjoy cucking yourself with porn until your brain leaks out of ears zoomer.

              >relationships don't work anymore
              Sure they do. But you gave up before you even began. Every generation has sad little losers like you.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Unironically a skill issue on your part, you pathetic piece of shit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                predatory government rules can only be considered a skill issue if you broadened the defenition like a goatse anus

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I always get a kick out of insecure gays that realize how fragile their relationship is and pounce on single people speaking truth with baseless insults.

                Your wife will leave you some day while using the government to extort you for money. It is a fact that it is more often than not the final stage of modern marriage. It's like over %60 rate of divorce.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not really. Been there done that, jerking off is better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I choose videogames over sex with fat disgusting white women. If I was going on a trip to a country with attractive women I wouldn't even bring any electronics.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >literal industries dedicated to psychological manipulation and figuring out what makes products as addictive as possible
    >"um no clearly our games are just too ENTERTAININg"

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the issue is that the economy isn't doing too well, and more people are entering poverty than the middle class. instead of working a bit harder, younger people give up and just play video games. it's somewhat okay when you're a woman because you can contribute to society by having a child, but a male who doesn't focus on his career is a massive loss of potential taxes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      literally women just need to point a camera at their buttox while they play video games to contribute to the economy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cam prostitutes are parasitic to the economy, by siphoning away money and time that would be used to raise a family and provide growth for the nation

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They provide growth because all the money they make is taxed dumb Christian trash.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a male who doesn't focus on his career is a massive loss of potential taxes
      should've thought about that before importing cheap labor and driving wages down while inflation cuts our throats.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This, frankly. Never understood why the left in the US gets pissed at scabs for crossing picket lines, due to them letting the employer get away with cheaper wages, and lower benefits, but then think we should let almost everybody in, unvetted... who will do the same.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In a way. Videogames have nowhere near the limitations that other forms of media have because as a hobby it only entered the mainstream when fifth-generation consoles were around, the only sort of limit is their content which determines what age rating they get and in turn their availability, with adult games having the most limitations.
    But at the same time they really are addictive in some form, a lot of games have all sorts of flashy effects that stimulate the brain and they're often paired with microtransactions, even in games that people already paid for. The lawsuit has a good spirit in that vidya needs some real regulation (clamping down on the shovelware asset flips, clamping down on microtransactions, clamping down on the borderline unregulated phone market where most games exist just to funnel money from the customer to the developer including gacha, clamping down on live service that completely shuts down a game's servers and prevents people from playing it because it was all on centralized servers and it doesn't allow player-hosted servers without code changes, clamping down on certain addictive mechanics like daily logins that discourage people from taking a longer break via FOMO) but it's also so scattershot in its accusations (Minecraft doesn't really have anything addictive) that it's unlikely it will get anywhere which is not nice. By the time vidya-playing generations get into government positions the game companies would have probably accrued enough money to bribe whoever they can, or they'll see literally nothing wrong with most of that shit because they grew up with it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I need more pictures of Spider-Man.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I deal with videogames the same way as drugs.
      Some minor vices like beer or (even better) some weed (no psychical addiction) won't cause you any trouble. But if you start up shooting heroin, you're going to be fricked either way.
      In vidya, just stay away from games with battle passes, pointless micro transactions or other horrible addictive design. That's the heroin you should never engage with. Ever.

      I hope this lawsuit forces dev's to quit peddling heroine to kids and go back to making actual good games since 2023 certainly has proven it's financially rewarding. But no, they'll just all double down on live service despite all the recent flops, you'll see.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      He's not actually wrong, e-prostitutes are part of something known as a vice industry which are by their nature parasitic. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, prostitution. These are vice industries. The thing about a vice industry that makes them economical detestable compared to normal industries are their focus on exploiting the vulnerability of addicts to make their income. It's something like... What, 60% of any given vice industry's profits are made from the 10% of consumers that can't control themselves? The most flagrant example of this is Gacha, where addicts (we call them whales, but let's be honest with ourselves, they're addicts) are the target demographic for most shitty little 3-month-until-EoS popup games.

      E-prostitutes are no different. They might even be worse. For every Amaranth there's a dozen+ stories of people giving them $25,000 or more out of some addictive notion that they might "win" her. These people can't control themselves and merely calling them simps might be funny, but "addict" is more true to form, and more importantly portrays E-prostitutes as what they are, a vice industry exploiting people.

      Worse than that, E-prostitutes contribute nothing to the economy. Most of the women that flash their ass to people giggle and express ignorance when asked about their taxes - hell, where do they even pay taxes? At least gambling built Las Vegas, and alcohol built Kentucky. And now that I said those two places, can you pick out the trend? Las Vegas and Kentucky, despite making oodles of cash on vice industries, are not pleasant places to live. Because their economies are built on exploitation, not growth.

      Reading these posts have been a blessing and salve on my soul.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/31/video-games-have-turned-my-kids-into-wage-slaves-but-without-the-wages

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yea because fortnite kids needing their Oprah Winfrey skin is normal and not an addiction at all and it's totally fun

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I doubt theyre talking about any real ingame mechanics
    >Gambling addiction based purchases sell because the people are having fun not because of gambling addiction

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the games they're suing over have microtransactions. Parents are angry about their kids stealing their credit cards and rather than beating their asses and taking away their video games like a responsible parent, they're crying to the government for help.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Since when does Minecraft have microtransactions?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2017

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Minecraft Java edition, the only version anybody old enough to post here has probably played, doesn't have microtransactions.
        When Microsoft bought Mojang, they made Bedrock edition, which is the "Windows 10" Edition and every modern console/mobile version. You have to pay for skins, worlds, and servers because you can't mod or host them yourself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I want to hear notch's opinion on this
          he's making a new game too so I wonder how he feels watching his creation becoming defiled real time

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He was paid 2 billion dollars and all he does is live alone in a tiny apartment in Sweden.
            Who the frick gives a shit about what the sad c**t thinks

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Notch lives in a Mansion in california, unless he moved back to sweden, which would be insane for him to do, as that would delete half of his net worth overnight.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the day microsoft bought it
        they sell skins, and server access on the console version because the kids are too fricking dumb to realize all that shit is free on the pc java version

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the kids are too fricking dumb to realize all that shit is free on the pc java version
          It's not that they're dumb. My nephew has Minecraft on PC (which now includes both Java and Bedrock in one purchase), but he still plays bedrock because his friends are on Xbox and Playstation and iOS.
          It's all about playing with friends, not about mods or freedom of gameplay.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          kids don't have PCs anymore
          at best if they get one it'd be some piece of shit hp laptop that can't run minecraft

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Since Microsoft overpaid for a game 300 million people already bought and realized that was the only possible way they could ever actually make money off it.

        It's in bedrock only though, which only morons play on PC, so nobody cares.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is the addictive skinner box they're relying on.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being entertained is not the same thing as being psychologically tricked into spending money.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just ask for the pharmaceutical called abilify if you want to wreck your gaming habit up

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fortnite got sued and lost over misleading kids into buying mtx and causing shame at school for not owning skins

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fricked up. I'd sentence everyone at Epic to death for doing this to society.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    He's not actually wrong, e-prostitutes are part of something known as a vice industry which are by their nature parasitic. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, prostitution. These are vice industries. The thing about a vice industry that makes them economical detestable compared to normal industries are their focus on exploiting the vulnerability of addicts to make their income. It's something like... What, 60% of any given vice industry's profits are made from the 10% of consumers that can't control themselves? The most flagrant example of this is Gacha, where addicts (we call them whales, but let's be honest with ourselves, they're addicts) are the target demographic for most shitty little 3-month-until-EoS popup games.

    E-prostitutes are no different. They might even be worse. For every Amaranth there's a dozen+ stories of people giving them $25,000 or more out of some addictive notion that they might "win" her. These people can't control themselves and merely calling them simps might be funny, but "addict" is more true to form, and more importantly portrays E-prostitutes as what they are, a vice industry exploiting people.

    Worse than that, E-prostitutes contribute nothing to the economy. Most of the women that flash their ass to people giggle and express ignorance when asked about their taxes - hell, where do they even pay taxes? At least gambling built Las Vegas, and alcohol built Kentucky. And now that I said those two places, can you pick out the trend? Las Vegas and Kentucky, despite making oodles of cash on vice industries, are not pleasant places to live. Because their economies are built on exploitation, not growth.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's completely wrong, because the women make money and spend it. They don't exist to pop out babies. Fricking dumb cretins, I swear.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >because the women make money and spend it.
        And the drug dealers make money which they spend on flashy houses and big-screen TVs, and the casinos make money which they spend on enormous glowing spheres, and Budweiser makes money which they spend on advertising. This is money that the addict could have put into bonds, or their own well-being, or any number of other things, but instead of the money remaining in a "healthy" economic flow they were put into a vice industry, which will now spend that money on working to make even more money from even more addicts. This is exploitation, hence why it's a vice industry.

        They have a choice, moron.

        Billboards from New York to California are coated in hotlines for addiction counseling, but a 1-800 number isn't what killed tobacco, legislation did. There will be less addicts if the vice is harder to find, or more regulated. One of the very, very few cases where heavy regulation actually works, because the product being offered is utterly parasitic.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >And the drug dealers make money which they spend on flashy houses and big-screen TVs, and the casinos make money which they spend on enormous glowing spheres, and Budweiser makes money which they spend on advertising.
          And you think that will erase the money? The big screen TV and construction industries, the engineers that made the sphere and the advertisers grab that money and invest it, and it goes to a bank that loans it, and it goes to someone who will use the loan for a productive ability. There is no such thing as siphoning money away, it goes right back into the economy right after. As long as it's being SPENT, which it is. You have no fricking idea of what you are talking about.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You put it extremely well. I wanted to make a more in depth post, comparing them to drug dealers and gambling sites. But I could not word it out properly like you did.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nooooooo it's not my fault that I'm a simp I was exploited!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We're operating with numbers where you can, in fact, point out hundreds or thousands of people getting exploited, yes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They have a choice, moron.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People have a choice about drugs, tobacco and gambling.
            Yet they are still (with good reason) considered unethical exploitative business.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >because the women make money and spend it.
              And the drug dealers make money which they spend on flashy houses and big-screen TVs, and the casinos make money which they spend on enormous glowing spheres, and Budweiser makes money which they spend on advertising. This is money that the addict could have put into bonds, or their own well-being, or any number of other things, but instead of the money remaining in a "healthy" economic flow they were put into a vice industry, which will now spend that money on working to make even more money from even more addicts. This is exploitation, hence why it's a vice industry.
              [...]
              Billboards from New York to California are coated in hotlines for addiction counseling, but a 1-800 number isn't what killed tobacco, legislation did. There will be less addicts if the vice is harder to find, or more regulated. One of the very, very few cases where heavy regulation actually works, because the product being offered is utterly parasitic.

              >We need big government because I have poor impulse control
              no, you just need to die actually.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >And the drug dealers make money which they spend on flashy houses and big-screen TVs, and the casinos make money which they spend on enormous glowing spheres, and Budweiser makes money which they spend on advertising.
                And you think that will erase the money? The big screen TV and construction industries, the engineers that made the sphere and the advertisers grab that money and invest it, and it goes to a bank that loans it, and it goes to someone who will use the loan for a productive ability. There is no such thing as siphoning money away, it goes right back into the economy right after. As long as it's being SPENT, which it is. You have no fricking idea of what you are talking about.

                Go look at the drug infested shitholes in the US, and tell me these vice industries are not a destructive epidemic.
                >But muh self responsibility
                You have a duty to your nation, to make it a better place. If you cant accept that vices need to go, you are more subhuman than a Black person

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It’s funny you mention drug-infested shitholes, because there are plenty of impoverished neighborhoods where they’re poor and drugs aren’t an issue. We used to call them working poor, and those neighborhoods can be very quaint, even pleasant.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then levy actual criticism at those industries? There's a frickton of shit to say about the cigar industry, how they knew it caused cancer at hid the data, how the porn industry is known for pressuring and coercing people into roles?
                If you're going to spout something blatantly and factually wrong people will disprove it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Blatantly false
                Good job proving you are a moronic Black person.
                E-prostitutes know that their biggest payers do so in hopes of a relationship. They prey on lonely tards that can easily be put on a loop of spending their time and money, thus keeping them lonely and unable to make real connections.
                Look at onlyfans where they say you are 1 on 1 chatting with the "real person" when in reality they hire companies to do the chatting for them

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Mental asylums need to be brought back, not laws written to protect the few while inconveniencing the many.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We're operating with numbers where you can, in fact, point out hundreds or thousands of people getting exploited, yes.

      People have a choice about drugs, tobacco and gambling.
      Yet they are still (with good reason) considered unethical exploitative business.

      Why are you trying to have a genuine good faith discussion with a diamond dozen shitposting newbie bot?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >E-prostitutes contribute nothing to the economy
      I'm sorry friend but women definitely contribute to the economy way harder than you'd expect.
      They will always spend 99% of the money they earn, in turn supporting a ton of business. Women also have a larger ratio of paying for subscription services than men, so even if they don't pay taxes they're contributing and the system definitely acknowledges that.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it would be a much more convincing argument if they didn't hire psychologists whose entire job is to find ways to make the game obsessively addictive

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think they needed to hire psychologists.
      The "addictive" part of these games in the microtransactions and loot boxes. That's just gambling addiction, something ~75% of the world's population has whether they know it or not. Put loot boxes in game = infinite money.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't think
        they do, it's no secret. please stfu when you have no clue what you're talking about

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the headline is corporate propaganda

    they are referring to microtransactions and other addiction features

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Uh huh. Now post the part where they are forced to admit that those intentionally addictive elements are tied to microtransactions. Slimy pieces of shit.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, stop regulating vices in general. There's no reason low-iq people should be protected from gambling, heroin, microtransactions.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What they mean by 'too entertaining':
    SKINNER BOXES

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