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Old 16-11-17, 04:52 PM
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The Belgian Gambling Commission has opened an investigation into in-game "loot boxes"

The Dutch Gambling Authority has also launched an investigation into loot boxes.



Read more on the Dutch and Belgian investigations into "loot boxes".

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Old 16-11-17, 05:53 PM
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I hope they do find it as gambling so it has some proper resistance towards the publishers, fines, loss of sales, this needs to stop.
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Old 16-11-17, 06:11 PM
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Loot boxes are a cancer of the gaming world, They need to be taken out of games altogether.
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Old 16-11-17, 07:17 PM
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It's the same in older games like Neverwinter Online. Some ppl cant control themselves and spend too much on the lockboxes in that game. Getting NOTHING in return. Must agree that it's a cancer of the gaming world like Dicehunter said
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Old 16-11-17, 07:45 PM
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Not good enough. It needs to be done at least on the scale of EU as a whole.
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Old 16-11-17, 08:17 PM
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Not good enough. It needs to be done at least on the scale of EU as a whole.
Gotta start somewhere, hopefully this does escalate to EU scale eventually.
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Old 17-11-17, 08:59 AM
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I think it needs a serious look at the apps we download via google playstore and itunes.

games like onepiece treasure cruise for example, where i hear some spend thousands trying to get 1 card, yet get dogpoo in return. It doesnt matter if it was free to download, its done like that to hook you in.

Gamers can be so easy to entice and trap.
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Old 19-11-17, 03:11 AM
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Archeage! RNG plus loot boxes. RNG is a system like casino for crafting.
We craft the item but we have to increase the quality of that item (not tier!!) from gray goes green, blue, purple, golden, light blue, red... many many levels of quality, the higher the better! In order to do that you need lots LOTS of gold to regrade. You add the item in a scroll you pay gold and you have 50% in the low level colors and 7%-2% chance of success for the high lvl colors!!!

So we have lots of ingame cashop pay 2 win items people buy with credit cards and sell into auction house to get gold. If you youtube it, you need nearly 2000 dollars for 1 high tier success! here is a video with regrades. All those gems for better success in the video bellow are very expensive to buy in the cashop, like 10-20 euros or dollars and it is mostly failure.



They also include in the cash shop loot boxes with RNG stuff (random).

Its good for the gambling commission to investigate all games, not just star wars.
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Old 19-11-17, 11:12 AM
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Lootboxes are perfectly fine as long as they don't turn into pay to win. Especially for multiplayer games it's a great way to reduce the base price and still have long term revenue, for games like CS it's pretty much essential to stay profitable without releasing a new game every 3-4 years.
Personally i don't really care if an adult wastes money on gambling like that, as an adult you should be financially responsible and if you aren't, well that's your own fault, but it is a bit alarming how easy it is for minors to get involved in this stuff. I don't know whether the responsibility for that is with their parents or the companies though. I can't help but laugh every time someone complains that their 8 year old wasted three grand on some freemium mobile game, what did they think would happen when they allowed their kid to have pretty much direct access to their bank account, it's like letting them loose with your credit card in a candy store.
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Old 19-11-17, 09:49 PM
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Loot boxes are a cancer of the gaming world, They need to be taken out of games altogether.
While not being a fan of the word cancer, I understand how you use it and agree with you and all other in those thread whom share this opinion.
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