'Loot Boxes' Declared Gambling by Belgium GC & Hawaii HoR, Both Seek Bans in Europe and the US

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  1. FAST6191

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    You have hard working children? Bit of a touchy subject that one.
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

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    I think the implication might have been that if they're children they're probably using an allowance from their parents
     
  3. Minox

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    I'm not sure if a complete ban is needed, but regulations limiting incredibly predatory practices might be in order.
     
  4. KingVamp

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    Doesn't seem like EA is stopping. It is like they are trying to cause another game crash. Some kind of regulation(s) has to happen. Companies, especially EA, only have themselves to blame.

    It seem these Lootboxes are in their own mode, that doesn't make it any better. Not to mention, they are probably planning to have it for the main play for the series later on.
     
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    That's like saying that all drugs should be legal because some people can cope with taking them, or that there should be no speed limits because you can drive at 100 mp/h without crashing.

    All people have bad judgement. You just haven't noticed yet.

    If developers keep pushing this then it's bound to get regulated & it will be their own fault.

    Most addictions take a while to get a hold and do it's damage. You could give a child cigarettes and alcohol and claim they were safe because nothing bad happened the first time.
     
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  6. sneef

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    somewhere between emuLIFE and sysLIFE
     
  7. KingVamp

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    So, no one can be religious and talk about children and family on a topic without you having a chill? Seems like very strong prejudice and bias.
     
  8. KingVamp

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    Welp, it is actually happening. Good job EA.

     
  9. TotalInsanity4

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    Good
     
  10. FAST6191

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    Given the "would be comical but actually affects things so not" misunderstandings legislation types have brought us in the past I would not only wait for it to be ratified but also tested in courts before declaring good. Given gambling, much less it also being tied to those awful vidya games (have they spouted the term gateway yet?), is the sort of thing the US public also seems to allow them to be really harsh on, with said legislators being all too happy to play up to,... yeah.
     
  11. WARlord1903

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    Honestly, I agree. There is no reason for microtransactions in a full priced game.
     
  12. koimayeul

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    *cough* I declare amiibos in BOTW lootboxes.
     
  13. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Literally.... :creep:
     
  14. TotalInsanity4

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    They're not required to beat or enjoy the game, nor do they really make the game easier in most cases. You also don't have to buy them every time you want one
     
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  16. sks316

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    So I guess these are illegal now. :rofl2:
     
  17. 330

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    I better grab all the badges in that 3DS game before Nintendo decides to end it.
     
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  18. TotalInsanity4

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  19. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Same with quite a few games... You don't have to buy them to enhance the experience..
     
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  20. TotalInsanity4

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    Correct

    EA fucked up with Battlefront II, though, because they punish you (through lack of progression) for not getting loot boxes
     
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