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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    game dev israelites trying to use sugarcoated language to mask their true israelitery
    >UH WE'RE JUST MAKING GAMES ENTERTAINING IGNORE ALL THE FOMO, DAILY TASKS, CONSTANT MICROTRANSACTIONS AND SKINNERBOXES
    yeah entertaining my ass

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Minecraft has none of that shit though. It's just more clueless boomer regulators trying to act tough while accomplishing nothing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes it does, on Bedrock, the version kids play
        You guys think Mojang does nothing all day but that's because they shit out 500 new micro transactions on Bedrock every week

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          based thanks for the info. I didn't know that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You want the government to wipe your ass too?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >unhealthy addiction is entertaining
    Why is late stage capitalism like this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Addiction is ALWAYS the fault of the consumer.
      Go sue alcohol companies for you being addicted to booze
      Go sue big tobacco for you getting addicted to sucking on gays(cigarettes)

      Learn to play games in moderation.
      If you haven't got the fortitude to do that then you have a weak mentality.
      Same energy as parents neglecting their kids and expecting the TV or teachers to raise them and wonder why their kids shoot up schools in their teens

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >play games in moderation with perfect, unfaltering self-discipline
        >scummy monetization practices remain an industrywide problem until it eventually effects everything that you like
        >one less thing to enjoy in moderation

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Keep doomposting all you want.
          Only people with tendancy to get addicted have problems with this shit. They need to learn moderation.
          You're acting like there is some secret black magic the companies will unlock that turns everyone into addicted husks.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're acting like there is some secret black magic the companies will unlock that turns everyone into addicted husks.
            There will be, if the gaming corpos ever figure optimize their monitization vectors by feeding some A.I. with user data.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're wasting your time arguing with amoeba-brains like that ape.
          Learn to enjoy autistic modding of timeless classics. Ignore literally gay anti-fun modern games like they have herpes.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A clueless normal kid can't just get into San Andrea's nodding. They can download a shitty gacha game in 2 clicks and piss money away instantly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The reason this comparison doesn't work is because Video Games are not strictly prohibited for anyone below 18.

        Like it or not, the FCC will demand that a product not expressly for adults is not predatory against underdeveloped minds, and poor judgement ability. If EA can't afford McDonald's money then this is only going to end one way. Sticking your fingers in your ears and blaming cattle-customers will not alter the facts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Strawman arguement.
          Literally just agreeing with me about the parent's ignoring their kids and dumping them infront of a tv/computer game.
          Stop blaming companies for fake problems and demanding other companies help you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You literally have no fricking idea what you are even talking about. You don't even know what a strawman argument and aren't even using the term correctly.

            Why are coporate bootlickers always the dumbest motherfrickers you can imagine?
            What is it about being literally moronic that results in fierce loyalty to oppressive financial organizations?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's not that it results in it but that only moronic or disingenuous people are ever going to be particularly defensive of a multi-billion dollar company and their attempts to manipulate and wring more money out of people.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes good goy, keep voting for your "based" party, it will change shit this time for sure 🙂

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I hope a pedophile lures your child into a rape van and kills him. You will have to blame your kid.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is total nonsense written by someone who doesn't know what words are.

            By this moron's logic, children deserve to be kidnapped and killed because it's nobody's job to protect them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're acting like it's just a few people when it's almost everyone who has a "weak mentality", which means companies are exploiting most normal people
        that is a problem and no matter how much you want to stroke your own ego for not being weak minded you are going to get affected by matters concerning the majority of people

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're grossly underestimating how many people "normal" are.
          35% of people who played the latest Fifa bought MTX.
          Before you sperg out on >Muh normies reeee not gaymurrrs
          Those are the majority of peopel who play games, the normies.
          They are the ones that bought Baldurs gate, Hogwarts, Fifa, COD. They are the main crowd devs want.
          They are more likely to spend money on doordash than MTX, regardless of what picture you have mentally created.
          NORMAL people.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it seems like you're agreeing with me without understanding that you are, very confusing

            I'll restate my point: calling people weak minded because they can't deal with addiction is just an ego stroke because most people can't, it's like calling everyone else in the world dumb
            if companies are exploiting most people they're going to make decisions that affects you anyway, so it doesn't matter if you tell the consumers they're weak minded

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. Let children acquire heroin if they so desire.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >late stage capitalism
      why are you leftists so camcerous?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The USSR subsidized alcohol and tobacco that was bred to be so strong it was used as a pesticide.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because capitalism itself is anti-human. It's a system which only motivated by exponential growth. Humans are just cogs in that mechanism. Capitalism doesn't have motivation to make anyone's life better.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people do bad stuff? blame the system!
        do you also blame car manufacturers when a person runs someone over?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fortnite has 1744 skins, that shit should not be legal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.steamie
      tell valve to remove all csgo skins first

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its f2p game. thats how they make money, buying skins is like tipping for a service. big variety means theres something for everyone.

      lets say you buy brand new triple a game for 70 bucks and get maybe 10-20 hours of entertainment out of it... thats insanely bad value in comparison.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fortnite grinds are not entertainment

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Let's be real here, anon. F2P games and skinnerboxes attempt to indefinitely siphon money until they fade out. Instead of just being upfront and honest and charging for the initial purchase, and then allowing players in-game methods to unlock those skins. Heaven forbid they would still make a huge profit, just not as perpetual and indefinite as with f2p. Then they might have to actually eventually create new maps, or god knows, actually re-invest that money into a new game! What a fricking shocker. You ignoramuses who chatter "but how else da fwee ta pway gaem gon maek mohnee?!?!" need to stop thinking so 1 dimensionally and stop assuming a product must make money just for existing. If a f2p model of sale dictates the use of such slimeball tactics, maybe it should die out because it has no long-term viability without resorting to extremely unsavory psychological warfare! Frick your free to play trash and frick you.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You didn't say anything about how they use FOMO tactics by timegating skins so you have to buy right away or risk waiting forever to see it again.
        I'm sure that was just an oversight on your part and not intentional.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes it should.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fortnite has 1744 skins, that shit should not be legal
      >Skins sales rotate daily
      >Only a few each time
      >The skin you want might only be on sale once a year

      Hahaha. If Fortnite is still popular 10 years from now there are gonna be children arguing with their parents because their dad didn't invest in a Spiderman skin that hasn't been available for sale since the child was born.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cosmetics in and off themselves are fine as long as you can buy them directly. It's just swag. Only having them obtainable via gacha mechanics is the real issue. And it goes from ugly to downright predatory when you add timegated hypetrain FOMO bullshit.
      At this point your average gacha slop, be it western or chink, is bound to have several psychologists on the payroll who's only task it is to find ways to turn players into paypigs, ideally whales.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cosmetics in and off themselves are fine
        >yes goy just store GBs of files locally on your computer so the game locks you out of using until you flip a server-side flag that enables it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If they did that, it would only be a matter of time before someone made a CreamAPI variant to unlock them.
          And yes, paid swag is perfectly fine. If you want to look like a flaming homosexual or just support the f2p game you like without getting any ingame advantages in return, that's your own choice.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >CreamAPI variant to unlock them.
            you get banned for that, or there's an ~~*anti-tamper*~~ mechanism to protect porky profits
            >paid swag is perfectly fine
            it makes mods impossible so frick off

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >banned
              Skill issue. Either on (You)rs on the devs part.
              >b-but mods
              This may come as a shock to you, but you don't actually NEED all your female characters to have at least 3 flopping futa horsewieners. That aside, fork knife is a pure live service game. The only thing that should be modable is the client side player character, since anything else would give you an unfair advantage. If there's no way to lock it so only the character can be modded, the community as a whole is better off without modding.

              IF fork knife had an offline mode, you should be able to mod that into whatever degenerate hellscape you fancy.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >play the game only in ways big corporation approves of!
                >no you can't have mods reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
                frick off shlomo

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >reeee i'm a scrub that can't play without giving myself unfair advantages
                Git gud instead of relying on hacks. Or stick to singleplayer games.

                >you don't actually NEED all yo-ACK

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                Timmy please. You need help. Your cute little attempt at a storefront will never be the American government, despite all your delusions of grandeur.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >mods are hacks
                OY VEYYYYYYYYYYYY

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >make a mod that autobuilds a 1x1 plank under you when you jump
                >you can now effectively fly
                They can be. And if there's no way to guarantee mods only affect client side visuals, there's no way to ensure mods aren't being used to gain unfair advantages. This matters when a game is strictly multiplayer. If fork knife had a singleplayer mode, it should be modable to whatever you feel like.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >PEOPLE CAN CHEAT THEREFORE MODS BAD
                if minecraft were under your control, it would have never taken off

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >reee i want to cheat in competitive games
                Frick off. You can do whatever you want in singleplayer games where your modding doesn't affect anyone else.

                If minecraft was under my control I would've sold it to MS for 2 billion dollars. Then I'd retire, buy Ganker, do some major housecleaning on team Ganker, block mobileOS users and return it to the glory days of the 00s.
                I'd keep Ganker gold and captcha just to piss on people, and I'd instruct the staff to actually revoke them if they get abused to shitpost outside of red boards. If the site breaks even on the passes it's cool, and if it doesn't then I don't really care because 2 billion is so much money I could spend 100000 every single day and still have somewhere in the 9 figure range left when I die of old age.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you're a fricking moron. custom game modes, units, factions, and maps are not cheating. also
                >every multiplayer game is competitveslop
                have a nice day holy shit

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you don't actually NEED all yo-ACK

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Having that many isn't bad, the big problem is the FOMO way they make them available and roll them out sometimes only once a year.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Parents. It's always the fricking parents but no one wants to admit it for some reason.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How are parents supposed to raise kids when both parents are expected to be working 45+ hours a week?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hey that's what they voted for, this is what they wanted. it didn't have to be this way but you all brought this on yourselves.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Hey that's what they voted for, this is what they wanted. it didn't have to be this way but you all brought this on yourselves.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People are still to this day, right fricking now, willingly and knowingly voting to increase the cost of living. You'll get no sympathy from me.

            When did I vote for bankers

            Every time you've voted for any major party.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Every time you've voted for any major party.
              bold assumption

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When did I vote for bankers

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            When you voted for their champions.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Hey that's what they voted for, this is what they wanted. it didn't have to be this way but you all brought this on yourselves.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Voting does actually nothing

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no one voted for anything
          "democracy" is a complete hoax

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When did I vote for bankers

        and yet, some of you think the solution to zog is... more zog
        same with the totally-not-digital id porn laws being pushed
        cowardly controlled op homosexuals, and they don't even get paid for it

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate to say it, but the game devs. They know what they're doing and the majority of the population is sadly a bunch of dumb normalgays that don't know how to look out for israelite tricks like that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that don't know how to look out for israelite tricks like that
      The state of this board and its ESL inhabitants.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >reeee stop noticing things or i'll call you an esl!
        Disregarding some trivial punctuation issues, that sentence is perfectly fine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there was nothing wrong with that post. shalom, btw.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should sue Ganker I can't stop posting on this site even on threads that I've no interest or understanding of.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Something should be done about Battlepasses.
    Epic for example loves throwing Battle Passes designed to be very time consuming , especially for young children, these are a detriment and I do feel parents are right to be concerned. You are offered a way to buy yourself the complete Battlepass in COD and Fortnite, essentially you are paying to NOT play the game which is both predatory and stupid so I hope something is done about that.

    Either increase the Battlepass basic price and cut the bullshit or remove redundant skins no one uses anyways. Fornite is already gutting the Battlepass as most collaborations now are sold separately, with their own grinding system.

    That said I feel Americans as usual will take this too far but if done right this is a crackdown on Microtransactions which is fine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't parents just limit how much time their kids spend playing vidya?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They do reason why the battlepass sucks.
        There is no way Lil Timmy can do his homework and gets to unlock Peter Griffin in time.
        Even as an adult the blasted thing takes too long and no way I am paying extra to "save time".

        Every game with a BP started doing this, so it is like they implemented Mobile gacha crap on top of MTX and Battlepasses. Incredibly abusive of them. I hope this goes through.

        Honestly, all parents should ban MP games in their homes. Leaving your kids alone to play online by themselves is a sign of shitty parenting for too many reasons.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Honestly, all parents should ban MP games in their homes. Leaving your kids alone to play online by themselves is a sign of shitty parenting for too many reasons.
          Exactly fricking this. I don't understand why this is too difficult for the average person to comprehend. Why would a child even have access to their parent's credit card in the first god damn place?

          grown adults get addicted to things to moron.

          And that's their choice. Stop enabling their addiction by defending them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Why would a child even have access to their parent's credit card in the first god damn place?
            You can control that in many ways.
            But the amount of pedos online is alarming enough, not to mention the lil shit will be called all sorts of names. Like why do you want your kids to know the words homosexual, moron and Black person before they learn basic algebra?

            Also terrible:
            Giving your kids unlocked devices, specially smartphones.
            Leaving the "tv" on to raise you children. Netflix, CocoMelon and Nickelodeon will switch to shit like this in a moments notice:

            Oh and Youtube Kids:

            Just buy them books.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There's no way to go about it practically that wouldn't be authoritarian, but I really think kids shouldn't be allowed on the internet at all.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >parents actually taking care of their offspring
        what is this? an utopia?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    'too entertaining' is a code word for SKINNER BOX

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You father for not jerking you off into a napkin instead of dumping your worthless self into your mother.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The issue is that the game is psychologically engineered to push people toward buying dlc, skins, and other in game transactions. That is kind of a scam. No one complains about actual games that are entertaining that don't have paid content. This could easily be solved by a simple option to opt out (or opt in) to micro transactions. If you disable them then it never pushed you to it and can never give you the option to buy. But that destroys the entire framework of modern western gaming so we'll never have that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >psychologically engineered to push people toward buying dlc, skins, and other in game transactions. That is kind of a scam.

      How is it a scam? A scam would imply they're deceiving you in some way. When you buy a thing in game, you're generally told what you're getting. The game isn't tricking you into buying it, they may be advertising it to you and trying to use typical advertising tactics to get to you, but that's like saying doing limited sales or making big signs something on sale is a scam. A scam would be something like them offering something for sale and then they just straight up don't give what isn't advertised. A game pushing selling DLC/skins/MTX/etc is distasteful and could be a ripoff, but not a scam.
      Now, I'd argue that doing shit like forcing you to buy currency bundles instead of being able to buy directly is scam since you're being forced to spend more than what the thing is being sold for.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a scam because a paid subscription service is being falsely sold as a complete singular product.

        This has been the problem for almost 20 years now, but everyone is a fricking moron that wants to argue details and semantics in a desperate attempt to formulate an argument that would hold up in court.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >falsely sold as a complete singular product

          What defines a complete singular product? I haven't really heard of any game announcing itself as such unless it's something like a GOTY/Complete edition of a game.
          Every game with MTX will often have warnings at their store page.

          >A scam would imply they're deceiving you in some way.
          It's not a scam to intentionally fabricate tedious in-game problems in order to sell the player solutions?

          >tedious in-game problems in order to sell the player solutions?
          Are you being deceived into buying it? Is there actual attempts to trick you or is it just that you don't like them monetizing it?
          It's fine to hate MTX, it's a scummy practice, but calling it a scam has different legal implications because you have to prove intentional deception on the part of the publisher/developer.

          You people don't know what scams are

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You dumb fricking Black person. A video game is literally classified as a product. But for some reason worthless trash like you want to make up little semantics that do nothing to refute it just so your corporate master can continue nickel and diming people out the ass.

            You absolutely moronic piece of shit. Frick you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Our games are not designed solely around Microtransactions and pushing the player to pay for them through game design

            You can't name a single developer that advertises this yet it's literally every AAA dev. You are a worthless corporate bootlicking piece of shit. Your argument is entirely in bad faith with nothing to back it up.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              or other here
              Are you familiar with game stuff like devlopment ( gamedev or tech worker)?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A scam would imply they're deceiving you in some way.
        It's not a scam to intentionally fabricate tedious in-game problems in order to sell the player solutions?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >using fomo to fake artificial scarcity on an infinitely reproducible good is not a scam
        lel
        lelmao even

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >deflection on the gameplay when the issue is with the microtransaction slot machines with added fomo on infinite goods just to sell it harder.
    Classic

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >brainwashes you

    woospie sowwie

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hiring psychologists to make your microtransactions as addicting and predatory as humanly possible should be illegal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Being a shitty parent should be illegal.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        grown adults get addicted to things to moron.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kys israelite

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It kinda is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. However, your post is blatant deflection and what this anon

        Hiring psychologists to make your microtransactions as addicting and predatory as humanly possible should be illegal

        said is still true so shut the frick up you israelite homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Neglectful parents buying violent vidya for their psychotic shithead kids and then crying about negative behavioral influence is one thing, but this is about publishers smuggling potent gambling mechanics in behind their backs.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That'll play well when all the jury constantly hears is "kids encouraged to gamble"

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You can't sue us for making slot machines 'too entertaining'
    >W-what do you mean you want to put an age limit on gambling?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if i didnt know any better id say the plaintiffs but devs hire psychologists and the like to crank that as hard as possible

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can I sue god for my son being addicted to masturbation?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >5 year old son is a coomer
      you've already failed as a parent

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >haha,the psychologists and behavioral scientists on our payroll are only there to help us optimize the entertainment value of our games, bro! it has nothing to do with casinos or gambling! haha...

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People who refuse to accept that they have a choice to make, and blaming other people for their own choice is childish. Also, parents if they let their young kids get hooked on shit like vidya, tic tok, etc. and roam around online unsupervised without setting any restraints or limits. We love to act like personal responsibility doesn't exist, and it results in allowances and payouts for dumber and dumber behavior. Then we wonder why so many people are fricking morons and why society has deteriorated.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >erm just let companies do increasingly israelited things guys
      kys

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        exercise some self control you braindead cattle

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >criticising israelite behaviour = engaging with their psychotic practices
          kys israelite

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So the devs that are all acting in bad faith should just get a free pass to prey on their consumer?

        >thing I didn't say
        Suing somebody for a choice you made of your own free will is punk b***h behavior. It's claiming rape 10 years later because you see a payout or the day after when you regretted it even though nobody ever forced you. I don't disagree that companies should have restrictions on the bullshit they pull, but nobody's being robbed at gunpoint. We've gotten to this point because moronic c**ts have allowed us to get here. Both parties are part of the problem, but I'm tired of idiots trying to absolve themselves of their own poor choices by acting like children.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >get psychologically manipulated
          >"it's your own fault!"
          How much are you getting paid for this shill?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cope harder, dipshit. It's not like you're being hypnotized to swap your card.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it's not my own fault I was manipulated!
            This shit has started the whole metoo movement too. People stripping themselves off their personal responsibility for money and gibs. Black person behavior at its finest. Soon we'll have leftoids suing the government to let the Black folk out of prisons because they were "manipulated" into doing crime.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My choice is to not patronize any company that dabbles in this shit, but that doesn't mean that I believe that they should remain free to do so. It's cancerous and shouldn't be tolerated.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't disagree with you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So the devs that are all acting in bad faith should just get a free pass to prey on their consumer?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The same can be said for the companies making this crap. Why are you excusing obvious predatory behaviour as natural? This didn't use to happen nearly to the same degree but the push for line to go up creates companies (that are a collective of individuals with their own autonomy btw) that makes these bad decisions that prey on psychological weaknesses that collectively are collapsing the western world. Why does your average joe have more accountability than the CEO of a fortune 500 company?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      unironically just be better parents. pay more attention to your kids, take them outside and teach them how to do fun things out there as well as video games. Sign them up for clubs and sports. Mold them into well rounded human beings. Isn't that the entire point of having children? Why do people insist on having kids and then sticking them in front of an iPad and ignoring them for their entire childhood? Baffling behavior

      I agree that parents should be more responsible. I don't understand though why the multi-billion dollar companies purposefully manipulating children to get them hooked are given a pass. I don't understand why every time a topic like this comes up you have people pointing fingers at the middle class at best parents struggling to raise a family like they're the real criminals trying to shove blame off onto the poor innocent conglomerate. Like, they shouldn't take any blame for helping frick up kids even more when they have shit parents and those kids that have shit parents can just get fricked.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So, name one thing a company shouldn't be allowed to do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well the companies wanted the attention of kids and now they have the responsibility, simple as that
      kids don't go outside as much, when they did it was decent folks, emergency personnel, school staff and so on responsibility to protected them, who does that in the virtual space?
      oops, don't want to deal with that you poor billion dollar company? tough

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unironically just be better parents. pay more attention to your kids, take them outside and teach them how to do fun things out there as well as video games. Sign them up for clubs and sports. Mold them into well rounded human beings. Isn't that the entire point of having children? Why do people insist on having kids and then sticking them in front of an iPad and ignoring them for their entire childhood? Baffling behavior

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is a known fact that game developers use psychology research to deliberately create addictive game mechanics. But addiction and behavioral science is exploited by virtually every large company out there. Google what marketing is. So the lawsuit is nonsensical.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shilling for israelites
    good goys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shilling for morons
      good droolmonkey

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Black person your argument is essentially
        >people are moronic
        which is so redundant that you’re a moron for even saying it. we know there’s loads of morons who don’t want to take accountability for being moronic, that’s a given you swine. doesn’t mean israelites should just be given free reign to be as predatory as they like

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >anon can't read and is surprised when what he reads sounds moronic
          That bit about personal responsibility really went over your head, didn't it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I read your argument, I just don’t give a frick about it. excusing israelite behaviour in any form makes you cattle

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Black person, you are incapable of reading and have proven as much. Good job, moronus. Tell your handler you're not supposed to be on this site.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >defending israelite behaviour because people are morons who can’t take responsibility for their own lack of self-control
                imagine being this much of a cucked goy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gotta love how quickly the /misc/tarsd shills showed up to screw up any possibility of discussion about this shit with their moronic takes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >discussion
        >it’s homosexuals blaming consumers for the companies shitty practices
        kys

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there is no discussion. If consumers were intelligent then free to play games with microtransactions wouldnt exist because smart people do not pay. If companies were interested in being pro consumer then they would not attempt to manipulate addicts. Free games today are only good deals for people who dont pay because other people are getting abused.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh /misc/
        Shut up, your derail bait is weak.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sur Rons are in GTA now?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Big business wants you addicted, docile, and isolated. Sue them, it's always justified. Go further if you want, they're just capitalists.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do the same for Tiktok and Instagram.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're not being sued for making their games entertaining. They're being sued for hiring gambling psychologists as consultants directly for the purpose of "engagement".

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FOMO bad, I support attacking it.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?
    this post requires a better vidya image

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A game being addictive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Crusader Kings 3 for instance was very addictive to me and I find it trash.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hang game devs in the streets, TGDD.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers are a fricking plague

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Be Me
    >Mid-Late 2010's
    >Work in Live Ops for a very popular mobile game.
    >Regularly Top 5 in sales in the world in sales.
    >Job is to manage/monetize in-game events.
    >Issue with currently running event, need to pull it down in quickly make new one with old assets.
    >Use extra event data I created for such an occasion.
    >Send to product manager for final approval.
    >"We can't run this event. It's too fun and engaging, players won't buy."

    Sales are obfuscated with fun regularly for people outside the industry.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>It's too fun and engaging
      but I thought getting people addicted was a good thing?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Addicted isn't the same as fun.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          well according to the headline entertaining means addictive

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fun is not the same as entertaining.

            Also why are you taking what is said in a headline that's a paraphasing by what marketing dipshits from game companies say seriously?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              why aren't you? only bigoted nazis would doubt the press.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >only bigoted nazis would doubt the press.

                Thanks for noticing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I also worked as a UI/UX designer for a hyper casual game studio and I can tell you that every decision there was 100% motivated by making more money out of players. Not a single time I heard "players are going to love this" or "this is fun". It's all about building barriers around any possible fun in the shape of ads and grind that you can skip with in-app purchases. The games are genuinely not fun. It's all about leveraging perceived appeal through the art style, sounds, vfx... so that people enter a sort of minor trance state like when you get addicted to slot machines. It's not like this is done with an evil intent, it's just that doing this is considered "best practices" and lead to the highest amount of revenue. That's why those practices keep trickling down to the console and PC space.

      I am working now in a PC game studio that is all about delivering a great experience after a 1-time purchase and I seriously hope that the mobile game business model crashes and never recovers. The industry will be much healthier that way.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >every decision there was 100% motivated by making more money out of players.

        Yup, I had a lot of eye opening experiences there because it was my first job in the "game" (skinner box) industry.

        One time players organized a boycott and we released a hugely requested feature (paid for of course) that we were sitting on for such an occasion. The boycott was working until we released the feature. Then the next week we kept breaking sales records and were in the top 2 sales for iOS and Android for the next 2 weeks.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >every decision there was 100% motivated by making more money out of players.

        Yup, I had a lot of eye opening experiences there because it was my first job in the "game" (skinner box) industry.

        One time players organized a boycott and we released a hugely requested feature (paid for of course) that we were sitting on for such an occasion. The boycott was working until we released the feature. Then the next week we kept breaking sales records and were in the top 2 sales for iOS and Android for the next 2 weeks.

        What do you think about AI and Game Devlopment?
        I recently read days ago, that an AI can create games in 5-10 years (whether people will then be replaced...)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >What do you think about AI and Game Devlopment?

          In what regard? AI has been super useful at my current company ranging from development to live ops to CS. It has caused some layoffs to happen and some consolidation, but it's really helped our development flow in a lot of ways. But at my current company, we don't do anything with 100% AI. Nearly everything that AI touches is reviewed by multiple people.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It is being openly used at some big mobile game studios like Voodoo and HOMA. They use it for ideation and content production (2D art and UI assets).

          The art puts off some people because it is a blatant shortcut to lower the production costs, but these people are a very small minority of the global audience (mostly third worlders on cheap androids), who just can't tell the difference.

          The lowered barrier of entry and high-volume monetization of culture (literature, film/tv, games...) has lowered the bar for everyone.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's not like this is done with an evil intent, it's just that doing this is considered "best practices"

        anon.....it's also best practice to discard your victim's mobile phone when kidnapping them before you murder them................

        >not done with evil intent

        i dont even, i just can't

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gay aids post

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well im happy for you being at a company where you can actually make things that are fun for people, good on you

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is like the morons that b***hed at mcdonalds for making them fat reducing sizes for everyone

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That documentary was so full of shit. I'm amazed McDonald's never sued him over it.
      While he was filming it he was downing an entire 1 liter bottle of vodka every single day. Fricking alcoholic c**t took my fries away.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should be sued for turning autistic gamers into troons. Biggest epidemic facing young white men since meth.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's not games, that's twatter, tumblr and the alphabet boys

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hitler

    Was

    Right

    Unironically

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this but unironically
      I actually mean it, and I've come to realize it
      it's even possible that he was ACTUALLY a force of good

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he was the last stand against the joo world order
        its fricking over before we were even born
        there was once a true world of honor, beauty and intelligence. its long gone.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >too entertaining
    pffff…hahaha… oh wait they’re serious

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Using bright flashing colours to trick underdeveloped youth brains into releasing chronic dopamine levels is unironically brainwashing/brain-damaging and should be punished severely
    Results in low IQ adults with fried brains

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Video game addiction is as much of a meme as porn addiction. Real addiction is chemical. Manchildren call porn or video games addictive because they lack self-control and would rather blame anyone but themselves.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Brain isn't made up of chemicals
      Hypocrite.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >suing someone because of the chemicals in your brain
        Still doesn't make sense.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This post has disturbed my brain chemicals. See you in court anon.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The reason shit like cigarettes and morphine are addictive is because they chemically hook onto certain receivers that make it demand more hence why withdrawal exists.
          There's no such thing for video games. Video games make you feel good because people enjoy entertainment but that's all there is to it.
          You aren't "addicted" to video games because you're a compulsive loser who can't control yourself, not because developers have carefully crafted the game to develop that reaction.

          Yeah bro, how can anything be real like lmao it's all just chemicals. Nothing has ever had any effect on anyone unless it was a physical injecting into your body lmao.

          It's not like you're getting any kind of chemicals released from receiving a (you). Couldn't happen lol.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The reason shit like cigarettes and morphine are addictive is because they chemically hook onto certain receivers that make it demand more hence why withdrawal exists.
        There's no such thing for video games. Video games make you feel good because people enjoy entertainment but that's all there is to it.
        You aren't "addicted" to video games because you're a compulsive loser who can't control yourself, not because developers have carefully crafted the game to develop that reaction.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Manchildren call porn or video games addictive because they lack self-control and would rather blame anyone but themselves.
      This statement is almost non-sensical when you're alluding to brain chemistry in the very same post. There are people out there with fricked up brains that struggle immensely with self control, through no fault of their own. Not saying there's no personal responsibility AT ALL, for instance if you know you're an impulsive homosexual then you should probably try and stay away from your known triggers before they catch your interest. But there are points when someone needs to step in and help these people because they legitimately can't help themselves past a certain threshold.

      But none of that justifies a lawsuit, you've got that right. No point in ruining life for everyone else just because some people are mentally ill.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just to be clear, I don't disagree with you, I'm aware the human brain is a complex chemical process.
        I'm rejecting the idea that video games are addictive in the sense that they hook your brain into playing all the time because that shit isn't real. You can blame tobacco industries for making people addict to smoking because nicotine is indeed an addiction catalyst, but media doesn't work like that.
        It's like when clueless parents try to blame social network developers for brainwashing their kids, when said parents refuse to educate their children and teach them how to stop constantly using their phones.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people out there with fricked up brains that struggle immensely
        then train yourself. it's your problem. learn to cope and stop being weak

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you can agree pokie machines are exploitative, which you will have to as the machines are banned in many places for that reason, then what stops you from recognizing that video games can involve similar predatory psychological design with the sole intent of forcing someone to spend money?

        Just to be clear, I don't disagree with you, I'm aware the human brain is a complex chemical process.
        I'm rejecting the idea that video games are addictive in the sense that they hook your brain into playing all the time because that shit isn't real. You can blame tobacco industries for making people addict to smoking because nicotine is indeed an addiction catalyst, but media doesn't work like that.
        It's like when clueless parents try to blame social network developers for brainwashing their kids, when said parents refuse to educate their children and teach them how to stop constantly using their phones.

        Video games are literally designed around gameplay mechanics that dole out measured dosages of challenge, accomplishment, satisfaction, and social interaction (for some). This is why things like SBMM, where players are presumably matched to provide a targeted level of enjoyment. There is absolutely no reason why the lessons and techniques learned in the advertising industry can not be applied to video games. No reason at all.

        You have a point with parents being to blame but only partially.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >what stops you from recognizing that video games can
          low IQ and lack of imagination, i'm guessing.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >then what stops you from recognizing that video games can involve similar predatory psychological design with the sole intent of forcing someone to spend money?
          NTA, but all forms of entertainment use psychology to attract consumers. Even playing something as simple as tetris or pacman makes you produce dopamine. The question is at what point is too much, and if we should really trust bureaucrats to determine what the cut off point is. It's one thing to go after specific practices like lootboxes, but having the government decide how entertaining a game should be is way too far. That's fricking China-tier.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's evidently not about how 'entertaining' a game is. It's about cracking down on predatory practices and it is an example of where government regulation ought to exist. A good example is cool-off periods for door-to-door or telemarketing sales. Society as we know it recognizes that psychological tricks are used in those situations to sell things to people, that people are unfairly vulnerable to these tricks, and that there should be laws codified to protect consumers.

            Laws should also adapt to technological, societal, or cultural changes.

            So no, I disagree. It's not ''china-tier'' to protect the consumer from predatory or exploitative game design. And this is an entirely different matter from how entertaining a game is. No one is going after how addictive skyrim modding is, or how flight sim enthusiasts spend thousands replicating wienerpit setups, or how people spend days being autistic in games like factorio or sims. I hope you can understand this difference.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The reason shit like cigarettes and morphine are addictive is because they chemically hook onto certain receivers that make it demand more hence why withdrawal exists.
      There's no such thing for video games. Video games make you feel good because people enjoy entertainment but that's all there is to it.
      You aren't "addicted" to video games because you're a compulsive loser who can't control yourself, not because developers have carefully crafted the game to develop that reaction.

      What about when it's not manchildren and when it's actual children? It's the parent's fault then, right? A nice way of continuing to take blame off the corporation preying on people while saying kids with awful parents should rot some more.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    in epics case they were caught preying on dumb kids on purpose and were fined appropriately.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In no way does the fortnite store need to be the way it is with timed content instead of just selling all the items straightforwardly

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it the fault of breweries, coca cola, smoke companies and heroin dealers their products are soooo good you can't fault them for trying to sell it to you?

    Like those above, game developers hired psychologists to find out to make a game produce happy chemicals in the player. Then they ration it out with free trials and say the next ones you've got to pay for. I've never bought a lootbox and thought I was just smart and/or autistic enough to not fall for it, but then again I bought several booster packs of Pokemon cards when I was young. If they haven't gotten to you yet its just because they haven't found your weak point yet. So Id say the people using your own body against you and your cash is in the wrong and should be told by the state to shut it down. Before the heroin dealer, I mean game developer, sick a million nerds on the state for "taking away their videogames."

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >skinnerboxes
    >"too fun"
    I hate israelites so much its unreal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How is Minecraft a skinnerbox

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ugh. Like no you guys just no. Video games are a SOCIAL ISSUE. We have to REGULATE them!

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >use literal ocd loops to get people literally addicted to game loops and opening virtual boxes and shit
    >oh geez what did we do wrong?
    disingenuous c**ts.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you can't declare a war on us for selling you substances that are "too entertaining"

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been gaming since 98, how much money do the devs owe me?

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >uh hey maybe you should stop adding gambling into kids games
    >OH SO NOW ITS A SIN TO MAKE FUN GAMES HUH?
    oblivion was a mistake

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      EY I'M POSTING HERE

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This would be like suing a soda company or fast food company for being "addictive" which I don't think you can even do because you have free will and chose to drink and consume those products. You can't sue a casino for your gambling addiction.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      havent people done that in the past though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Flawed comparison. You can't legally gamble at a casino until you're 21.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you can't do X
      Casinos aren't allowed to advertise to children. Children aren't even allowed in casinos.
      have a nice day.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sharkcards arent entertaining. you should be able to sue them for inflating ingame prices and making insane grindfests that are akin to gachashit. any 'ingame' currency is itchy and scratchyland money tier scam

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >heh you cant arrest us for making drugs too addicti-ACKKKK!!!

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >minecraft
    wait
    what
    minecraft doesnt have any of that casino bullshithomosexualry
    its just lego

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >addictive psychological features
    Gambling.

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