Originally Posted by skupples
let's do eeet
these kids keep coming out dumber and dumber due to the content they consume.
Due to absent parents who delegate parenting to electronic devices of which they have little to no knowledge about, often less than their kids in fact. Spending money/gambling... well don't give your kids your card/bank access, duh!
As far as loot boxes go...
Random stuff for free. OK. Many games have this mechanic.
Random stuff for money. Gambling.
Specific item for money. Selling.
The problem isn't loot boxes and companies selling random chance to get some cosmetic digital nonsense, the problem is parents don't give damn about their own children and let them spend.
Who's old enough to get a bank account/card should be old enough to know what they want to spend their own money on.
Some sticker on a website's listing of a game about gambling in the game won't really help parents as they still won't care or even be there when the game is bought and used by their kids with the parent's money.
Plus in most games all people care about are cosmetics, skins, graphical models, etc. things they can see and are multiple orders less likely to spend on features that are game mechanics, game code, physics, etc. and cannot be seen with eyes as an object or a texture. This way the easy make (even auto generate) graphical elements get a lot of money but the more demanding to do non graphical ones get close to nothing unless developer goes and releases a whole new version of the game incompatible with previous one, as a modder/3rd party... no chance.