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|Call of Duty: WWII Tops an Estimated 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail|
Added: 17.01.2018 20:48 | 0 views | 0 comments
The first-person shooter from publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games - Call of Duty: WWII - has reached a new sales milestone, according to VGChartz estimates. The game has surpassed 10 million units sold worldwide at retail.
|Eagle-eyed YouTuber discovers ongoing EA online-matchmaking shenanigans|
Added: 13.01.2018 14:48 | 2 views | 0 comments
Arstechnica: The practice of incorporating micro transactions and loot boxes into video games has grown from sporadic to omnipresent in recent years. 2017 saw the loot box trend explode and even bleed over from a "cosmetic" model to one that affects gameplay. But in-game items like loot boxeswhich commonly appear in multiplayer gamesare worthless to publishers if players don't engage with them.
Game publisher Activision has already patented a way to drive in-game purchases by manipulating "matchmaking," or how players are paired up with strangers in online multiplayer games. This week, eagle-eyed YouTuber YongYea deserves credit for discovering a similar, though not identical, matchmaking-manipulation scheme being researched and promoted by researchers at game publisher EA.
|After Killing Battlefront II By Its Microtransaction Models, Will EA Repeat The Same With Anthem?|
Added: 13.01.2018 4:48 | 0 views | 0 comments
Walking in the footsteps of Activision, the US publisher, EA, also wants to get rid of the balanced matchmaking system in multiplayer. Officially, this would increase the involvement of the players. Will EA repeat the same mistake with Anthem after killing Battlefront II by its microtransaction models?
|UK’s best-selling boxed games of 2017, publisher market share|
Added: 12.01.2018 20:05 | 2 views | 0 comments
GfK and UKIE has provided GamesIndustry with data that reveals the top 100 best-selling boxed games of 2017 in the UK. Additionally, there's a breakdown of share by publisher. Find all of the relevant charts below. THE UK TOP 100 BOXED GAMES 2017 (UKIE/GFK) Rank Title Publisher/Developer 1 FIFA 18 EA/EA Canada 2 Call of Duty: WWII Activision/Sledgehammer Games 3...
|EA is using dynamic difficulty adjustments in multiple games, wants to get rid of fair matchmaking|
Added: 10.01.2018 22:50 | 3 views | 0 comments
DSOGaming writes: "Back in October 2017, it was revealed that Activision is working on a new matchmaking system that would pair players together in order to encourage microtransactions. And while this system has not been implemented in any game as of yet, another publisher is searching into getting rid of fair matchmaking in multiplayer games. That publisher is no other than EA who has already implemented its dynamic difficulty adjustment in multiple games."
|EA also filed a patent to encourage microtransactions via matchmaking|
Added: 10.01.2018 21:45 | 2 views | 0 comments
It turns out that Activision isn't the only major publisher willing to sacrifice skill-based matchmaking just to make a quick buck off exploitative mictrotransactions. Not to be outdone in villainy, it turns out that EA also filed a similar patent a couple of years ago. EA filed a patent for Multiplayer Video Game Matchmaking Optimization back ...]
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