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Freedom House also known as the State Department House.

China is heavily regulated for a reason, whereas in the West the free market (fascism) reigns.

If you are equating a free market economy with fascism you clearly have no idea what either word means.

China is a good example of a fascist government. Faschism = total regulation or total control of the population by the government, and by your own admission China is heavily regulated.

You should learn grade school government before you try to discuss government or economics.
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Loot boxes are gambling... period... Which is regulated by the government, so either the product needs to be 21 and over only or it needs to be changed.
 
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If you are equating a free market economy with fascism you clearly have no idea what either word means.

China is a good example of a fascist government. Faschism = total regulation or total control of the population by the government, and by your own admission China is heavily regulated.

You should learn grade school government before you try to discuss government or economics.

close, but no cigar. actually that is socialism. Fascism is National Socialism. China was a Communist Socialism, which now is in the process of turning into a authoritarian capitalist.

anyway, this is off topic
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China is not a good example of a fascist government. I suggest you read your textbook again, whatever it was.
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Loot boxes are gambling... period... Which is regulated by the government, so either the product needs to be 21 and over only or it needs to be changed.

Ah yes, just think of the children.
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Loot boxes are gambling... period... Which is regulated by the government, so either the product needs to be 21 and over only or it needs to be changed.
If loot boxes is gambling, so is Magic cards (more so, even). Do you think that should be regulated?
    
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If loot boxes is gambling, so is Magic cards (more so, even). Do you think that should be regulated?


Yes, next question.
 
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Yeah, I can see where trading cards created an entire generation of gambling addicts.
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It's gambling. The 'door prizes' are worthless and you're paying to receive a chance at an item with very high odds. It's preying on OCD and addictive behaviors boosted by peer pressure.

Opening packs is fun and exciting... but you're paying money for pixels. In games where items are tradeable/sellable, yeah, you can indeed profit cashing out with real money.

It shouldn't be regulated, it should be banned.
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It's gambling. The 'door prizes' are worthless and you're paying to receive a chance at an item with very high odds. It's preying on OCD and addictive behaviors boosted by peer pressure.

Opening packs is fun and exciting... but you're paying money for pixels. In games where items are tradeable/sellable, yeah, you can indeed profit cashing out with real money.

It shouldn't be regulated, it should be banned.

Much like controlled substances. Because we all know how well that worked out.
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It's gambling. The 'door prizes' are worthless and you're paying to receive a chance at an item with very high odds. It's preying on OCD and addictive behaviors boosted by peer pressure.

Opening packs is fun and exciting... but you're paying money for pixels. In games where items are tradeable/sellable, yeah, you can indeed profit cashing out with real money.

It shouldn't be regulated, it should be banned.

Ok sure, but where do we draw the line in the definition? Wold of Warcraft was technically then a slot machine that you paid a rental fee to use, seeing as it had randomized loot tables for bosses that dropped gear which you needed to progress further into the content with.

Most of the reason why I don't want this regulation in the gaming industry is because it sets precedents and it can have a really bad effect on things. That and I think people can make the call on their own whether a game is good or bad. SWB2 is clearly a crappy game because it has lootboxes centered around the core of the gameplay(progression). No one should need the government to hold their hand so they don't overspend on the dumb game.
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