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At the risk of repeating myself, Activision is part of the 4 Ancient Evil Ones (Activision, EA, Ubisoft and Konami).

So how is this surprising to anyone?

Of course they do that, it's Activision so yeah. People should stay away from anything they own and try to sell but people are like moths attracted to the killing light that the 4 Ancient Evil Ones wield in order to secure their evil powers.

So if you want to really surprise me, like falling off my seat surprise, let me know when Activision (or anyone of the 3 other evil ones) saves the world or something.



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CrazyGamer2017 said:

At the risk of repeating myself, Activision is part of the 4 Ancient Evil Ones (Activision, EA, Ubisoft and Konami).

So how is this surprising to anyone?

Of course they do that, it's Activision so yeah. People should stay away from anything they own and try to sell but people are like moths attracted to the killing light that the 4 Ancient Evil Ones wield in order to secure their evil powers.

So if you want to really surprise me, like falling off my seat surprise, let me know when Activision (or anyone of the 3 other evil ones) saves the world or something.

Oh, as scummy as their business practices are, I never in a million years thought I'd see them lock certain players out of multiplayer maps and behind digital pre-orders. Even their scummy MWR DLC at least has a level of player choice involved. Slimy, money-sucking player choice, charging for shit that should be free (because it's a 9-year-old fucking game), but still player choice, but this? Holy fuck, this is taking scumbaggery to a whole new level.

Expect the Battle Royale mode to be chalk full of P2W microtransactions and paid loot boxes as well. If they're pulling this shit in trying to convince people to buy their game, just imagine what they'll do once they've already got your money.

Activision can go fuck themselves.

Last edited by KManX89 - on 16 June 2018

Thats the deal unless you work for activision and have inside info.  



EA and activision are going to do their job to make the most money for stockholders. The job of consumers is to get the most product for the least amount of money. I wonder who is doing the better job. Hint the stockholders are very happy and the consumers are idiotic



Meh. It's futuristic warfare again anyway. Not one fuck is given from me.



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Chazore said:
Pemalite said:

Exactly.
Although to be fair... I won't even pick it up if I find it in the bargain bins for a couple dollars a few years down the line. Because what's the point?

There is none, not for us anyway.

I've heard so many "built from the ground up" excuses over the years that it's become irksome to hear that being uttered in the same sentence as "port". We know 90% of the time it's a straight up console port. The only things that truly set it apart are the inclusion of other options, but hose are basically baseline to PC gaming and have been for years, so not including them is completely asinine, but including them also doesn't mean "built from the ground up" either.

It doesn't help that this is going to be an always online based game, more so by the fact that it's using B.net, a client that only oeprates with an itnernet connection. At elast with Steam you ahd an offline mode, but you do not with B.net, as all of their games oeprate with an online network requirement.

I don't see the worth of paying £50 for the baseline game, let alone it being an always online console port, with a highly likely smaller player base now that it's locked to just B.net. Activision is just pulling a Ubisoft at this point, another self fulfilling prophecy. 

Also like EA:

<SNIP>

You would think by abolishing the single player campaign, that they would have freed up development resources/funding so that this very exact thing wasn't necessary though.

It's just greed.



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Historicaly I always buy the first map pack and nothing else. Does this actually mean you have to buy full season pass



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Skeeuk said:
Historicaly I always buy the first map pack and nothing else. Does this actually mean you have to buy full season pass

Simply put, yes, it's all or nothing this year.

That's why everyone's so up-in-arms about it. Even worse, they have the audacity to lock the season pass behind the Special Edition instead of selling it separately. And because not everyone checks the gaming news sites, people who were gonna buy the MP maps are gonna buy the standard edition not knowing they'll be locked out of the MP maps. 

Funny how Activision doubles down on their greed in the one year where they can't afford to split their playerbase with Battlefield V (free maps, no loot boxes or season pass), Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2 and the free DLC Fortnite all competing for their services. This is gonna come back to bite em in the ass, loads of people are already cancelling their pre-orders because of this shit. Good, voting with your wallet is the only way to bring about change.

Last edited by KManX89 - on 16 June 2018

Activision doing a great job trying to kill CoD, i won't be buying this scam of a game.



NobleTeam360 said:
Activision doing a great job trying to kill CoD, i won't be buying this scam of a game.

Me, neither. The game was already dead to me before this (it's literally just a reskinned BO3 without jetpacks and wall-running), but now?