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Old 21-11-17, 10:32 PM
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Belgium has defined loot boxes as gambling - seeks a ban in Europe

"Mixing gambling and gaming, especially at a young age, is dangerous for the mental health of the child."



Read more on Belgium's decision to define Loot Boxes as a form of gambling.

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Old 21-11-17, 10:37 PM
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AWESOME, Thanks Belgium!
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Old 21-11-17, 11:07 PM
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Good work, hopefully this curbs the loot box pandemic we seem to have in every game now.
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Old 21-11-17, 11:09 PM
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Old 22-11-17, 03:59 AM
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Idk about you but it seems like they were already on the hate bandwagon and we're just looking for a reason to regulate it. It never gets done that fast.
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Old 22-11-17, 06:14 AM
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^Just dont buy this crap, and you have a 'insta-ban' of sorts :-)
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Old 22-11-17, 06:51 AM
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Good on them! Hope this goes some where as EA and the rest need a wake up call...

Release a game like in the old days, finished and done for the customers. Not half assed crap that is full of p2w with loot boxes etc.

Also all companies release games that are full of bugs and just dont work well untill they have had like 4 patches.... Yes Ubicra.p I am pointing at you..
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Old 22-11-17, 08:09 AM
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US Legislators have also stepped in to push for a ban in a few states. They are targetting SW BF2 and NFS Payback as a prime example. Hawaii is apparently aggressively calling out for what they call "ingame online casino". Other states however are just interested in forcing game sales to be for 21yrs and over due to gambling content.

Their goal is not to ban in all states but to get a few in action which in turn will set a "trend" or get the games developers to rethink their purpose.

Either way, its finally a sign that the world is now stepping up. Sadly its not targetting Corporation greed. They will find a new way to milk us. I guess DLC prices will rise.
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Old 22-11-17, 09:59 AM
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US Legislators have also stepped in to push for a ban in a few states. They are targetting SW BF2 and NFS Payback as a prime example. Hawaii is apparently aggressively calling out for what they call "ingame online casino". Other states however are just interested in forcing game sales to be for 21yrs and over due to gambling content.

Their goal is not to ban in all states but to get a few in action which in turn will set a "trend" or get the games developers to rethink their purpose.

Either way, its finally a sign that the world is now stepping up. Sadly its not targetting Corporation greed. They will find a new way to milk us. I guess DLC prices will rise.
Good video of Chris Lee.

"We didn't allow Joe Camel to encourage your kids to smoke cigarettes, and we shouldn't allow Star Wars to encourage your kids to gamble"

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Old 22-11-17, 12:48 PM
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This is wonderful and should be enforced on ALL games across the globe.

Of course the devs will use this as an excuse to raise games prices......again.
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