Home » Activision Has Patented A Matchmaking Algorithm Designed To Make You Spend Money Posted by October 17, 2017 Comment As Kotaku reports, a patent was recently granted to Activision which outlines a new matchmaking system that would pair players together in order to encourage micro-transactions. Which is pretty much exactly what we expect of Activision, but still breaks our hearts. After all, no one really enjoys micro-transactions. Games already try to play on our weakpoints and get us to spend a ton of money, see: lootboxes, so it’s not surprising that game publishers would want to find even more ways to get us to crack open our wallets. First reported by Rolling Stone, the patent, filed
Billy Morgan is a groundbreaking snowboarder who in 2015 became the first person to land the biggest trick in the sport to date – the quad cork 1800. Always one to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible, Morgan’s drive to progress the sport has divided opinions across the snowboarding community. Morgan competed in the Sochi 2014 Olympics, placing 10th in the inaugural slopestyle event, but the inclusion of big air in Pyeongchang presents him with a better chance of winning an Olympic medal as it’s his stronger discipline. A talented acrobatic gymnast as a child, Morgan took up snowboarding uncharacteristically late, as a 14-year-old at Southampton dry slope – he didn’t ride on snow until he was 18.