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 3 weeks ago '04        #1
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cold_young_thug 46 heat pts46
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(May 8) - Bill Introduced To Finally Ban Loot boxes & Pay To Win MicroTransactions #Rip2k
 

 
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) today announced a bill that would ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in “games played by minors,” a broad label that the senator says will include both games designed for kids under 18 and games “whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions.”

Hawley will introduce the bill, “The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act,” to the U.S. Senate soon. In press materials announcing the bill, Hawley’s team brought up the Activision game Candy Crush as an egregious example of pay-to-win microtransactions thanks to its $150 “Luscious Bundle” that comes with a whole bunch of goodies. This bill will also likely apply to a host of online games that feature loot boxes and other ways in which players can spend money for real benefits.

“When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn’t be allowed to monetize addiction,” Hawley said in a press release. “And when kids play games designed for adults, they should be walled off from compulsive microtransactions. Game developers who knowingly exploit children should face legal consequences.”

Last fall, the Federal Trade Commission promised to investigate loot boxes following a letter from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that she wrote in the wake of 2017's string of games featuring the heavy usage of predatory microtransactions, such as Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II. Although some companies have pulled back on the practice, popular games like Overwatch, FIFA, and Apex Legends continue to make big money off randomized microtransactions. Many of those games are played by both adults and children.

Hawley, 39, has become known in Washington for criticizing major tech companies Facebook and Google, often accusing them of anti-conservative bias.
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Cant believe I'm saying this but I'm actually impressed. A completely selfish move, created to actually help consumers and not some devious cash-grab in one way or another. I expect the ESA to f*ght to k*ll the bill, but the f*ghts here. And as a gamer, im on the front fu*kin line. Im tired of these motherfu*kin micro-transactions on these motherfu*kin games, and if they're forced to only use them in M-rated games, it will severely curb their aggressive actions.
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 3 weeks ago '10        #2
BEASTMODE863 2 heat pts
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good, end the greedy ways of EA & Activision
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 3 weeks ago '16        #3
YSL 19 heat pts19
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EA and 2K gonna euro step out of this like James Harden
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 3 weeks ago '05        #4
HiRolliN 111 heat pts111
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This gonna be interesting
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 3 weeks ago '18        #5
The3 1 heat pts
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Good , but now video games gonna be flooded with ads and a price tag
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 3 weeks ago '11        #6
Da Truth23 117 heat pts117
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 The3 said
Good , but now video games gonna be flooded with ads and a price tag
Nah but longer release dates
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 3 weeks ago '15        #7
Kdub31 10 heat pts10
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I hope it happens but realistically EA and other game developers are gonna hire a lobbyist to throw bread at them and this sh*t will go away.
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 2 weeks ago '07        #8
joshdogg26 195 heat pts195
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sounds like an empty threat to get the video game lobby to buy him off. last check must not have cleared.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #9
WCIB 124 heat pts124
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Damn shame there needs to be laws to stop you from buying sh*t you don’t have to buy. As for pay to win type sh*t, I appreciate the grind so I don’t support that either.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #10
Tron Carter 25 heat pts25
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i’m all here for it but i don’t think this gonna help the gamers and the industry in the long run
i hope it works out

 2 weeks ago '04        #11
CrAkKedOuT 1047 heat pts1047
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 WCIB said
Damn shame there needs to be laws to stop you from buying sh*t you donít have to buy. As for pay to win type sh*t, I appreciate the grind so I donít support that either.
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 2 weeks ago '10        #12
chorizoburger 4 heat pts
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this is one of the main reasons I no longer play video games, making you buy sh*t after you've gone so far if you want to continue has completely ruined games for me
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 2 weeks ago '07        #13
Jumbo Rondo 77 heat pts77
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I don’t like loot boxes or micro transactions but without them games like Apex Legends and Fortnite won’t be free
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '18        #14
Doc Da Great 430 heat pts430
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 2 weeks ago '11        #15
Da Truth23 117 heat pts117
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 Jumbo Rondo said
I donít like loot boxes or micro transactions but without them games like Apex Legends and Fortnite wonít be free
I don't think it'll apply to free to play games.
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 2 weeks ago '15        #16
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 Jumbo Rondo said
I donít like loot boxes or micro transactions but without them games like Apex Legends and Fortnite wonít be free
That's particularly the reason why they are free. They can make more money by giving you the game for free if they know you'll continue to spend money on cosmetics through the years.

That's how the free to play model started. When you got major publishers like EA trying to implement a free to play system in their AAA games for you to get the full experience, after you initially already paid 60 is where the bs needs to end.

I dont have no problem with free to play games doing that, because you can grind to get it for free, but AAA titles with loot boxes and microtransactions? Oh hell naw.




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 2 weeks ago '07        #17
Jumbo Rondo 77 heat pts77
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 Truthseeker007 said
That's particularly the reason why they are free. They can make more money by giving you the game for free if they know you'll continue to spend money on cosmetics through the years.

That's how the free to play model started. When you got major publishers like EA trying to implement a free to play system in their AAA games for you to get the full experience, after you initially already paid 60 is where the bs needs to end.

I dont have no problem with free to play games doing that, because you can grind to get it for free, but AAA titles with loot boxes and microtransactions? Oh hell naw.




I know and I agree with your whole post.

 2 weeks ago '15        #18
ladondaddy 
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2k gon b rated m for mature
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 2 weeks ago '14        #19
Swade009 80 heat pts80
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You cant even properly build players and compete in 2k on some of their online modes without forking over cash. I just dont play those modes or deal with my sh*tty character. I've always heard MLB's the Show was the only sports game that was fair about this sh*t.

 2 weeks ago '13        #20
uoeno 121 heat pts121
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the solution is simple, parents shouldn't give their card info to their kid like an idiot
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 2 weeks ago '04        #21
Khazano 
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Not everyday I find myself agreeing with a Republican, but good on him. This is long overdue.

 2 weeks ago '15        #22
Tully Blanchard 54 heat pts54
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 ladondaddy said
2k gon b rated m for mature

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 2 weeks ago '06        #23
authenic 6 heat pts
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 Tron Carter said
iím all here for it but i donít think this gonna help the gamers and the industry in the long run
i hope it works out
It definitely wonít unless you gonna pay 99.99 for standard
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '18        #24
Blaffy 150 heat pts150
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I wonder what will happen next gen

Ban on microtransactions
Everything digital

It will be interesting to see, but I'm not going to be there, unless gta6

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Tony Franks 6 heat pts
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 Swade009 said
You cant even properly build players and compete in 2k on some of their online modes without forking over cash. I just dont play those modes or deal with my sh*tty character. I've always heard MLB's the Show was the only sports game that was fair about this sh*t.
In previous years, I would just grind it out and eventually my player would be dope. But 2019 was on some other sh*t. My player still a 68 right now. After playing a lil daily for months.

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