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  • In-Game Purchase Warning to be Added to Physical Boxes by EU Games Rating Board - MMORPG.com News

    Torval said:
    Iselin said:
    Meh...

    Just the kind of window dressing I'd expect from an industry self-regulatory body. 

    PEGI, ESRB and MPAA are not government regulators despite what some of you seem to think.

    Better than nothing I guess but not by much,


    I'm not anti-labeling. I've just had my fill of platitudes for anything. Prayers and thoughts for all bad events, but not real supportive interaction. Sorry you're fucked, wish you well. That's mostly what I see with this, platitude legislation. It's fine though, I just don't expect change but I want it.
    I'm not anti labeling either but these entertainment regulatory bodies are more about giving the impression that they're doing something than actually doing it.

    Doing something small but meaningful would be forbidding anything that isn't truly 100% free from using the word free in any form in their advertising and categorization. Take the iOS app store for example. 

    I don't go to it these days myself at all since I've broken the Apple habit but when I did a few years ago their apps were divided into just paid and free. Most of those "free" apps had in game purchases. I have no idea if this is still the case.

    Forcing a third category on them would be a more meaningful small step in the right direction of protecting the unwary and naive from being mislead. Not a huge deal. Just an example of something more tangible they could be doing.

    MadFrenchieTorvalGdemami
  • In-Game Purchase Warning to be Added to Physical Boxes by EU Games Rating Board - MMORPG.com News

    Meh...

    Just the kind of window dressing I'd expect from an industry self-regulatory body. 

    PEGI, ESRB and MPAA are not government regulators despite what some of you seem to think.

    Better than nothing I guess but not by much,


    ConstantineMerusTorvalGdemami
  • Paid Overwatch & Heroes of the Storm Loot Boxes to be Removed in Belgium - MMORPG.com

    El-Hefe said:
    Iselin said:
    They should be banned for everyone except Nevada residents 'cause who gives a fuck about them? :trollface:
    Oh right.  Because Nevada is the only state you can legally gamble in.  Lol.
    I want to protect the others because they're not dicks.
    El-HefeMrMelGibson
  • Check Out 48 Minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay & the Continuing Live Stream - Cyberpunk 2077 - MMOR

    Torval said:
    It's not just the game, but the entire sub-genre is built around questioning identity, humanity, and reality. If anyone thought questions about our junk wouldn't come into the picture might not actually be a hume. Xeno detected! Wait wrong game, sorry.
    I think it's kind of cute in a Pollyanish kind of way, that some people think that given the enhancement and change possibilities in a Scifi universe where you can change just about anything if you have the cash, no one would be interested in selling or buying junk mods.

    "Mod my eyes, hands, legs, brain and ears but don't you dare touch my junk." :)
    ThourneTorvalNyteWytchOG_Zorvan
  • Paid Overwatch & Heroes of the Storm Loot Boxes to be Removed in Belgium - MMORPG.com

    gervaise1 said:
    Am I right in that loot boxes have not been banned they have simply been classed as gambling and that if they wish Blizzard could continue to have then in game providing they comply with the appropriate laws.

    And as DNKano says gambling laws are different in different countries; arguably highly restrive in the Us for example. 
    The best take from this is that they have been noticed and some have made efforts to make them go away using whatever tool they have at their disposal. It's currently individual jurisdictions in a piecemeal fashion but hey, it's one step better than regulators and legislators saying "WTF is a lootbox?"
    tzervoGdemami