No One Cares About Corporate Greed In The Biggest Entertainment Industry

Jacob Maxwell, Staff Writer

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I’m not the most familiar with preaching about most forms of social justice, but there’s one thing that I am intimately familiar with that often involves shady business practices, blackmail and bribery, and it’s video games, of course. Not the overly conspiratorial Gamergate or racist 12 year olds on Xbox. Just corporations being terrible.

Just take EA for example. They were named Worst Company of the Year, 2 years in a row, and recently they’ve received government attention and talk of industry regulation for glorified child gambling in a game that was already 60 dollars. They mask it by making it possible to unlock the characters that you could possibly get in a loot box, you just need to play the game for 120 hours to unlock it.

Out of touch corporations have been trying to squeeze as much money out of consumer pockets for as long as I can remember, whether you’re thinking about classic examples such as Killzone or anything Peter Molyneux. Or you’re thinking about lootboxes, or gamification of loads of real world things.

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No One Cares About Corporate Greed In The Biggest Entertainment Industry