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Activision and Blizzard have made some aggressive moves to make you part with your hard earned cash. Here are some of the biggest consumer-unfriendly examples.
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10. The Dawning Gear – Destiny 2

ref: https://www.destructoid.com/stories/bungie-s-latest-destiny-2-event-is-pure-greed-even-by-low-loot-box-standards-478831.phtml

ref: https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/22/16811582/destiny-2-the-dawning-holiday-loot-box-community-outrage

ref: https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/7l5k38/wait_hold_up_why_is_this_dawning_gear_so_dope/

9. Call of Duty WW2: Nazi Zombies – The Tortured Path

ref: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/The_Tortured_Path

ref: https://www.reddit.com/r/WWII/comments/95cjr3/salty_rant_the_tortured_path_easily_the_worst_map/

8. The Demo – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

ref: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/gaming/tony-hawks-pro-skater-remaster-demo-a4480106.html

7. The Summer games event – Overwatch

ref: https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/08/19/did-blizzard-break-a-promise-with-the-overwatch-summer-games/?sh=44cee9e53136

6. – Skylanders

ref: http://www.binderbits.com/blog-1/2015/10/6/the-toy-to-life-craze-an-easy-cash-grab

ref: https://www.bostonherald.com/2014/10/26/its-a-good-thing-skylanders-is-fun-because-its-not-cheap/

ref: https://www.polygon.com/2014/4/16/5614716/skylanders-story-toys-for-bob-skylanders-swap-force

5. The Simpsons Wrestling –

ref: https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation/the-simpsons-wrestling

4. Modern Warfare Remastered – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

ref: https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/04/23/its-time-for-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-remastered-to-be-free-from-infinite-warfare/?sh=748aca4f7a17

3. The Tony Hawk Ride skateboard

ref: https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/tony-hawk-ride

ref: https://www.destructoid.com/stories/review-tony-hawk-ride-156837.phtml

2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – K/D Tracker

ref: https://www.alphr.com/how-to-check-your-k-d-radio-modern-warfare/

1. The Variety Map Pack – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

ref: http://dispatches.cheatcc.com/2836

BONUS

-Crash Team racing sneaking in microtransactions (mentioned this in the ‘things activision wants you to forget’ video)

ref: https://www.destructoid.com/stories/activision-s-post-launch-microtransactions-are-the-peak-of-anti-consumer-practices-562857.phtml

-Warcraft 3: Reforged –  

ref: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/01/warcraft-iii-reforged-tops-our-list-of-2020s-most-disappointing-video-games/

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