Friend or Bot? Phony Gamers Leave Players Feeling Betrayed – WSJ

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It turns out that seven of the 10 most-played mobile games employ bots, according to app-analytics firm Sensor Tower Inc. At the start of 2016, it was one out of 10, the firm said.

“Words with Friends” draws a particularly social crowd, and many players felt betrayed after learning they have been spending their free time with phonies. “I feel hollow,” one player lamented on a Reddit thread about the bots. “Thinking I had been playing against another human somewhere else on this planet…35 games later I find out it’s a bot.”

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