I mean, we've heard in recent years that game studios, mostly publishers, have been hiring psych docs to help them trick and manipulate players into spending more money on their games (via lootboxes, battlepasses, MT's, etc). so it wouldn't surprise me to se the GPU hardware space also hiring them to trick their own market into spending or doing what they want at a certain time.
It's kinda sick and twisted when you really step back and think about how psych docs are being used in different industries, but I guess said docs have no soul of their own to sell their practices for money, even if it ends up tricking kids and other folks into easily parting with their money, for worse off value.
My own mother was a psychiatric nurse, so I'm sorta numb to psychology gigs (recently went to see a therapist for my eating condition, and well... it didn't work, because I know how they try to trick your mind into thinking positive, without the use of meds, and I just don't believe in that, because that's what I grew up with via my mother's job).
It's also why I'm not fooled by the 599 or specifically the .99 price points, because I'm not dumb to see that 599 is basically 600, thus 599 isn't good value, but it being 400-500 is better than 600.
It's never really ok, but in Nvidia's case, when you need a giant leap in tech and haven't really been able to make that happen, or have stronger competition now, how else are you going to keep your shareholders happy?
Lot's of tricksters these days. Way too much? How about a little less or a free something relatively cheap? Like this game? Keep paying if you want to keep playing (without getting pwned). Hooked by the story so far? Just wait until you see what it's really about, if you even notice.
It's surprising how many people don't see this (besides kids), or those who do and just go along with it. Then there's those who wear rose colored glasses and think it's all just mistake after mistake, bad and poor decisions, or coincidence. How many wrong's before they become a right?
I guess just be thankful you're not one of those getting screwed, or screwed less royally hopefully. People. Can't live with them. Can't play multiplayer without them.