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Old 22-01-19, 12:20 PM
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Should Gaming Be Regulated? Parliament Wants Your Thoughts

What are your thoughts on the UK's "addictive technologies inquiry"



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Old 22-01-19, 12:24 PM
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Keep government out, Government already has way too much control of peoples lives within the UK and we are veering dangerously close to being a police state.
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Old 22-01-19, 12:48 PM
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No other form of entertain is so why should games? What a load of waffle...
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Old 22-01-19, 01:08 PM
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Hell no. People should be free to do what they want as long they aren't hurting anyone (or the environment). Sure, make sure there's help for those that need it, just like you can get help to stop smoking or drinking. Beyond that the government has no business in my gaming habits.
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Old 22-01-19, 01:11 PM
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Personally I think they should keep their noses out of gaming and worry about better serving the people rather than investigating ways to oppress them further down the line.

No part of gaming, to my mind, should be subject to government regulation; with the possible logical exception of purchasable lootboxes in games (gambling).
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Only lootboxes. Everything else should be free as a bird.
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Keep government out, Government already has way too much control of peoples lives within the UK and we are veering dangerously close to being a police state.
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Only lootboxes. Everything else should be free as a bird.

Both of these. The best option I see for this is that games with lootboxes and the like that use real currency be slapped with the Gambling label from Pegi and be handed an instant 18+ certification.
Also I'd limit what a microtransactions do depending on how much you pay for the game. A game that costs full price should not have any form of microtransaction at all.
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Old 22-01-19, 01:42 PM
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I think when you look at mobile gaming and the way some of those "games" target kids then this could be seen as a good thing, along with areas with the lines between gambling & gaming become blurred, as gambling of course is regulated & age restricted for good reason.
"- Data security and infrastructure" is also an important part I think as many game companies now handle payments and all sorts of user data in various forms and again there's lots of regulations regarding private companies holding user data for important reasons & the game industry should be held to equal standards as any other.
"- The future of eSports in the UK" is quite a wild card, generally improved regulations & infrastructure helps with the validity & recognition of sports, and governments obviously have always invested in sports infrastructure & teams representing nations to a degree, but what exactly that means in this case has been left kinda vague.
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Living with 4 boys ranging from 11 - 21 I'd say yes but not from a Government standpoint unless they clamp down on loot crates (gambling) I feel it rests solely on the parents to control what is played and for how long. We're already having issues with the youngest and what I deem to be "Gaming Addiction" when you can't put it down or get aggressive because you lose or have to stop playing then I see a problem which needs nipping in the bud.

Mobile gaming isn't really an issue in our household it's more Youtube/streamer addiction.
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