Tipped off by MassivelyOP (again…), Neverwinter Uncensored brings you a new episode of our gaming psychology 101! This time professor evil talks about the techniques that
casinos game companies use to get players to spend way more money than they should. And it’s so easy! You log in, see a lockbox winner announcement and bang, you already got fooled. And another time, and another time.
But make no mistake: The not-so-serious tone here and in the linked article can’t hide the fact that we’re talking about real tricks used by real game developers to play with your mind and get your money. Who cares about a good product when you can sell addiction? Developers literally use the same stuff casinos do, but apparently it’s not gambling, because…? Yeah, why exactly? Although we might sound like a broken record at this point and don’t actually expect lockboxes to go away any time soon, we won’t get tired pointing you guys to interesting posts around the topic either. It’s important to call out this stuff to not become a guilty bystander.
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