UK officials call for loot boxes to be regulated like gambling

UK officials call for loot boxes to be regulated like gambling

The UK Govt. has released a report which condemns a ’lack of honesty and transparency’ from gaming industry representatives about the potential harms of game mechanics like loot boxes. Ministers have called for a regulation on in-game spending and a complete ban on the so-called loot boxes for children. The MPs also called for the establishing of an effective age-verification tools.

Simone
Simone
Daddy Tito
Daddy Tito 5 months

Yes please. Force developers to make actual games again!

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 5 months

It was legalised gambling for kids. Good to see the government are coming to their senses.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 5 months

ABSOLUTELY. They ARE spychologically the same as gambling PERIOD.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 5 months

I really don't see what the problem is. People use the "child gambling" issue but why not hold parents accountable for what they allow their children to play?

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 5 months

How about no.

Mitchell
Mitchell 5 months

You can't exchange your virtual outfits from a loot box with anything resembling real money. It's not the same.

SimonR
SimonR 5 months

16 year olds can buy lottery tickets... there's no reason for this to be treated much different.

Raymond M Hein Jr
Raymond M Hein Jr 5 months

good

Kevin Rivera
Kevin Rivera 5 months

Do it.

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 5 months

I'm still playing Chess, Checkers, Risk and the like on boards and game pieces out of a box. All this gaming stuff is alien to me.

Mask de Plainview
Mask de Plainview 5 months

Good. Now do it in the states. Stop game devs from putting progression behind paywalls and using gambling as "surprise mechanics ".

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