“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”
Or, y'know, play shitty games for revenue.
FTA: “You want to put a stop to this? Stop playing free games.”
How about having some fucking self respect and going to find a job that isn’t literally destroying the fabric of society?
You want to put a stop to this? Stop playing free games. Buy a game for 4.99 or 9.99.
Isn’t this called extortion or blackmail or something? Regardless, this is an outrage. Totally absurd and unbelievable. Like they won’t collect data anyway.
Creepy, eye-opening, and damning. The model works because it plays to the consumers' mindset over and over again. Morality aside, it’s exactly what consumers have demanded. They voted with their wallets, and this is the result of that vote.
Much better article here: