Dutch Study Finds Some Video Game Loot Boxes Broke the Law

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    The Netherlands Gaming Authority just published a study it did of 10 video games that reward players with loot boxes, packages players can sometimes buy with real money that contain random in-game rewards, and found that 4 of the 10 games it studied violated the Dutch Gaming Act.

    It determined that loot boxes are, in general, addictive and that four of the games allowed players to trade items they’d won outside of the game, which means they’ve got a market value.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...inds-some-video-game-loot-boxes-broke-the-law

    Some loot box computer games are breaking Dutch gambling rules
    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/...uter-games-are-breaking-dutch-gambling-rules/

    Some Video Game Publishers Could Face Legal Action Over Loot Boxes in Netherlands
    http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/loot-boxes-law-1202764617/

     
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    Doesnt matter, nothing will change without widespread public support.

    Not sure what the general opinion is in that region but the U.S. is more than ok with it.
     
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    Well, around the world there might be some regulation coming. Korea was the first to fine game developers for loot boxes.

    Nexon Korea was slapped with a 939 million won penalty and a 5.5 million won fine, the biggest among the three, while Netmarble received a 45 million won penalty and 15 million won fine. NextFloor, the maker of “Destiny Child,” received a fine of 5 million won. All three firms were ordered to correct their practices as well.
    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180402000884
     
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    EA has been waging war on logic and friendly consumer practices for a while. Not surprised at their recent activity of late.
     
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    Be careful what you wish for.

     
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    Well, it's not EA if they don't challenge everything :D
     
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    Whatever happened to people being responsible for their own actions? -to include parents actually parenting and not letting their kids go crazy with their credit card on the PS4 or iPhone?

    I'd like to personally thank everyone who bought these loot boxes over the years. Thanks to you, instead of developers actually having to craft a game with an interesting story or compelling gameplay we get crap like Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Metal Gear: Survive.
     
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