A thoroughly damning report published by the House of Commons has said that loot boxes should be considered the same way gambling is and be subject to the same regulations. It argues children should be outright barred from accessing them.
The newly published Immersive and Addictive Technologies report has an entire section on loot boxes where it pretty much validates everything I’ve been saying on the matter. Of particular note, FIFA came under heavy fire, and the game industry itself was called out for a lack of honesty in discussing loot boxes.
I read the juicy highlights of the report, but you can read the full thing here:
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20 thoughts on “UK Officials Say Loot Boxes Are Gambling In Damning Report”
Happy National Videogames Day.
Yes, that's what day it apparently is. Perfect day for this story to drop.
0:32, Damn thaka for siting that 31% holy hell!
Thank God for Jim…
If the game is free I havnt got a problem, it’s triple A games I have an issue with FIFA NBA are the worst offenders and need regulation
Nice forza gameplay, is that a custom graphics card? Did you get someone to put it for you or did you do It yourself?
Thank God for Jim 😀
FIFA is ridiculous. I wish players would boycott that game and the other sports games where you have to pay money to unlock players. A 1% chance to unlock a player is just unfair. I hope loot boxes are outlawed because it is gambling. What happened to studios just making games you have to buy and that's it? Gamers spending thousands of dollars on FIFA is terrible.
Hold up..So they need to wait and see if gambling is a gateway to gambling? That's what I heard..lol
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it isn't a Pterodactyl..lol
This video is like a gratifying warm shower
This is one of my favorite videos you’ve ever posted on your channel Jimmy 💋
They are also considering removing the points from kitchen knives
They're not loot boxes, they're Surprise mechanics.
"gain of loot boxes don't have a real financial value"
Ever heard of account reselling, with price indexed with the loot earn in lootboxes ? Those douchebags don't even (want to) know what they're player do after they shat the bed
Politicians to the!- …rescue?!
Blade and sorcery is a better Star Wars game than anything ea has put out, and it’s being developed ostensibly by one guy and the only reason it classifies as Star Wars is mods, get ur shit together EA
Would you say collectable card games, like Pokemon or Magic the Gathering, are gambeling too?
I think about that Killer7 character you briefly cut to saying "I'm talkin' people with the energy to…BEAT OFF FOUR OR FIVE TIMES A DAY!!" at least once a month. Cam Clarke, you magnificent bastard.
I would love to see Jim asked to talk about loot boxes in some official manner, like in a congressional committee or something like that.
"a bare face lie" haha YES!
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