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post #81 of 84 (permalink) Old 07-07-2020, 11:18 AM
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Does regulating them mean that they have to get rid of them? I like loot boxes and I like being able to buy add-ons if I choose to.
Regulation generally pertains to accountability and liability. It's a limitation on how far they can go with potentially anti-consumer and predatory practices and a limitation on who should be allowed to access. Regulation is not a general ban.

Regulation on a product is when you have to change your smoke packs to say they cause cancer and take reasonable action to prevent children buying them.

The general idea is that like any other gambling loot boxes could only be in games that aren't marketed towards children and general accountability/liability on how they're used, how potentially predatory the chances are and regarding addicts and the like(like the extremes where there's actually 0% chance and you're just being scammed). All the same stuff gambling is usually regulated for.

Ultimately in the case of video games I don't think it'd change anything at all except being given an R18 rating. Which is fine by me, I don't see any good reason they should be allowed to market video game gambling to children any more than McDonalds is allowed to market their heart disease roulette patties to them. (In Australia they can't, don't know how it is in America.)

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it won't go away for anyone, it'll just become harder to access for "Children"

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it won't go away for anyone, it'll just become harder to access for "Children"
Considering multiple countries already banned lootboxes it has gone away already for some.

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