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Comment: Re: "Ethical" microtransactions? (Score 1) 177

by chonglibloodsport (#45487099) Attached to: Game Review: <em>Path of Exile</em> (Video)

That does not matter. What matters is that addiction is tied to the spending of money. Rare items and their associated bling function as a reward to reinforce the behaviour of paying the microtransactions. This is the same form of operant conditioning behind trading card games and gambling machines.

Comment: Re:I'm not with the EFF on this one (Score 1) 207

And where do you think that $100,000+ in tuition goes? Answer: it lines the pockets of all the fatcat school administrators. These schools are not in the business of education; they're in the business of making money so they can grow their bureaucracies.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-14/bureaucrats-paid-250-000-feed-outcry-over-college-costs.html

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