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Ex-video game exec slammed for bizarrely suggesting players tip developers: ‘Always put burden on customers’

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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It’s virtually impossible to get behind this. A former top video game executive suggests that players, who are already giving an arm and a leg for expensive top titles, take excessive tipping to the virtual world next — by paying a gratuity of up to 30% extra. Mike Ybarra, the former president of the major gaming company Blizzard Entertainment, floated the concept “most will dislike” last week on X. He said it is to support already well-paid game developers, despite their product’s costs being “already a lot” for players. “When...

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