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Interesting article http://seekingalpha.com/article/611721-regulation-may-alter-mmo-landscape-part-1
"On Gree properties, as with many other online games utilizing micro transactions, customers buy mystery packages that, when opened, reveal virtual objects worth little to a lot depending on their rarity. Shares in Gree slid 23% after the specific virtual game mechanic known as "kompu gacha" ("complete gotcha") was ruled in violation of Japanese law. Other developers using the mechanic, and likely to see an impact on their game revenues, include Konami, Klab, Namco Bandai (NCBDF.PK), Sega, and Zynga (ZNGA). The ban has not yet gone into effect but is expected to shortly."
This "Kompu Gacha" mechanic sound familiar to those polluted with Locboxes in STO? Here's to hoping this starts a trend in other countries.