US Senate proposes ban on Lootboxes and Microtransactions | Forum

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Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 May 8 '19
The US Senate has taken a break from the Trump fiasco to look at Lootboxes- neat!



Jasper
Jasper May 9 '19
Lol
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 May 26 '19
The bill has bipartisan support. Some of the least cooperative people on Earth have agreed to put aside their differences to do in loot boxes. Electronic Arts and their lobby group, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) are understandably rattled about losing the world's #1 micro-transaction market... or worse, have to share their profits with other organizations.



Jasper
Jasper May 27 '19
About time lol
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Aug 10 '19
Here it comes:



Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Aug 12 '19
The noose tightens on the AAA Gaming scene.



Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Sep 12 '19
The United Kingdom has moved in favor of regulating Loot Boxes as gambling. 



Jasper
Jasper Sep 13 '19
Lol nice!
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Sep 14 '19
YongYea says this:



Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Sep 15 '19

Electronic Arts has replied. It's, well... it's a very EA response.

Jasper
Jasper Sep 15 '19
Fuck ea
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Oct 23 '19
More in from the Eurozone:



Spiderfan
Spiderfan Oct 24 '19
All of this banning/regulation of loot box talk makes me wonder if EA, Activison, etc are going to do what Konami did say "Screw the traditional game industry, we are going to make casino machines instead." Let us not forget that Konami was a big player in the industry. Remember when the Metal Gear games were considered AAA titles? 
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Oct 24 '19

Quote from Spiderfan All of this banning/regulation of loot box talk makes me wonder if EA, Activison, etc are going to do what Konami did say "Screw the traditional game industry, we are going to make casino machines instead." Let us not forget that Konami was a big player in the industry. Remember when the Metal Gear games were considered AAA titles? 

In a weird way, I respect Konami for going all-in on it. At least they had the guts to say "we're going to profit from gambling, and do it properly" whereas Activision, EA, Blizzard, Ubisoft and others are content to prey on children. I mean, I wish Konami hadn't gone that way at all, but I can't fault them for their honesty in going that way the way that they did.


I do miss the days when we had good Metal Gear games- I'm skeptical the "reboot" will be anywhere near as good as the classics.

Spiderfan
Spiderfan Oct 24 '19

Quote from Maklarr4000
Quote from Spiderfan All of this banning/regulation of loot box talk makes me wonder if EA, Activison, etc are going to do what Konami did say "Screw the traditional game industry, we are going to make casino machines instead." Let us not forget that Konami was a big player in the industry. Remember when the Metal Gear games were considered AAA titles? 

In a weird way, I respect Konami for going all-in on it. At least they had the guts to say "we're going to profit from gambling, and do it properly" whereas Activision, EA, Blizzard, Ubisoft and others are content to prey on children. I mean, I wish Konami hadn't gone that way at all, but I can't fault them for their honesty in going that way the way that they did.


I do miss the days when we had good Metal Gear games- I'm skeptical the "reboot" will be anywhere near as good as the classics.

I agree with ya. 


I can't help but think that if lootboxes get banned in the US, that at least one of the big AAA game companies is going to stop making games for the US audience. If I were to guess it would be Blizzard, because of their allegiance to China. 

Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Oct 25 '19

Quote from Spiderfan 
I agree with ya. 


I can't help but think that if lootboxes get banned in the US, that at least one of the big AAA game companies is going to stop making games for the US audience. If I were to guess it would be Blizzard, because of their allegiance to China. 


It'll really come down to which ones make the most money on loot boxes- though I'd agree, Activision-Blizzard are the most likely suspects to either halt game releases, or to release heavily modified versions for a reduced US market. I can see EA and Ubisoft doing something similar. It'll be interesting to see what these companies do to mop up before the proverbial "bitter end" comes.

Jasper
Jasper Oct 25 '19
Blizzard should go back to china take their loot boxes with them!!!
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Oct 25 '19

Quote from Jasper Blizzard should go back to china take their loot boxes with them!!!
Are loot boxes legal in China? 
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