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They's gonna ban P2W
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By Asura.Eiryl 2019-05-08 16:53:31
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Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/u-s-senator-introduces-bill-to-ban-loot-boxes-and-pay-1834612226

A lot of you are gonna be ***outta luck lol
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 16:59:52
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Naw, it's not going to pass.

Too many people in Congress plays those type of games. They have nothing better to do anyway.

Sad part is, they use our money to buy their ***.
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By Bahamut.Inspectorgadget 2019-05-08 17:08:39
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1. lolkotaku
2. it says the bill will specifically target kids games. So EA is still gonna get away with their *** with Battlefield and Star Wars games. Candy Crush or whatever dumb mobile game kids play these days will be ones most affected, should it pass.
3. seriously, who the *** reads kotaku anymore?
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By Asura.Eiryl 2019-05-08 17:09:45
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Every game is a kids game.
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By Freehugs 2019-05-08 17:10:14
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Even Bible Black?
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By Viciouss 2019-05-08 17:12:31
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Gamers voting with their wallet will continue to determine the fate of lootboxes on a game to game basis. Some companies are still a little dependent on them to get back to being financially stable (Capcom, Square Enix), others its just greed (EA, Activision). But overall, lootboxes have been in decline since the Battlefront II disaster.
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By Shichishito 2019-05-08 17:13:03
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even if it passes it will probably leave loop holes and devs will find a way around it.
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By Asura.Eiryl 2019-05-08 17:15:45
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“Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids’ attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits,” Hawley said. “No matter this business model’s advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear: there is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices.”

FFXI right there. (all mmo)
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 17:17:56
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Bill isn't going to go anywhere because:

1) In order for these lootboxes to be accessed, you have to have a credit card on file with the device in question. If parents are too stupid to put credit card information on their child's devices, then they deserve to get taken to the cleaners (parents, not anyone else)
2) There is more important issues to worry about in Congress currently. They wouldn't even give this any thought and any bill sponsored by a R in the Senate will get rejected by the Ds in the House. That's the beauty of having a polarized legislative body, not much stupid gets passed often. Mainly idiotic bills that renames the local post office for hack ex-mayor representatives who later can't even beat an unpopular Senator in the state.
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By Freehugs 2019-05-08 17:18:24
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What is SE selling that's p2w for XI though? This wont change anything for that game. Gilsellers will still sell gil because that's not something that can be regulated by the government.
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 17:21:22
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Freehugs said: »
What is SE selling that's p2w for XI though?
Subscriptions.

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Gilsellers will still sell gil because that's not something that can be regulated by the government.
Most of them live in areas that do not have extrication treaties with the US, nor would their governments allow the US to sue them for breaking a law that doesn't apply to them.
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By Freehugs 2019-05-08 17:24:27
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Asura.Kingnobody said: »
Freehugs said: »
What is SE selling that's p2w for XI though?
Subscriptions.
A subscription isn't p2w or a micro transaction. Its subscribing to a service. You could compare it to Netflix or a magazine sub.
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By Phoenix.Dabackpack 2019-05-08 17:25:08
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lmao a subscription isn't a p2w thing
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 17:25:50
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Freehugs said: »
Asura.Kingnobody said: »
Freehugs said: »
What is SE selling that's p2w for XI though?
Subscriptions.
A subscription isn't p2w or a micro transaction. Its subscribing to a service. You could compare it to Netflix or a magazine sub.
You and I understand it, but do the idiots in Congress understand it?

Hell, we have a congresswoman from New York who doesn't understand what a garbage disposal is. Even worse, she is a spokesperson for the House!
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 17:27:47
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“When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn’t be allowed to monetize addiction,”

That is pretty much all games, but its so broadly based that, going by the Senator's bill alone, it could mean any and all video games.
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By Freehugs 2019-05-08 17:28:47
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I've never used a garbage disposal before but that's a different story!

I like to hope that they understand what a subscription is. If they decide to ban something like that then they will have to ban a whole lot more. Things like Xbox Gamepass and PS Now would have to be looked at as well. Its a slope that I doubt they will slide down. Also Kotaku is a shitty "gaming" news site so I'd take anything they report with a grain of salt.
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 17:37:33
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It's a slope no politician is going to slide down, because it affects their donors, and in turn, their donations.
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By Viciouss 2019-05-08 17:42:00
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The most it will accomplish is bad press for the greedaloxes, specifically, EA, who never seems to learn their lesson.
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By Freehugs 2019-05-08 17:42:12
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He sends one of ours to the hospital, we send one of his to the morgue.
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By Shichishito 2019-05-08 17:42:34
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somehow funny how it takes them almost a decade to react to exploitive gambling that very often is even directed at children considering how quick there is a uproar over nothing.

this doesn't address ffxi at all. if anything SE will start selling seminars to other devs on how to implement p2w without relying on loot boxes and micro transactions.
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By Asura.Kingnobody 2019-05-08 17:43:40
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Freehugs said: »
He sends one of ours to the hospital, we send one of his to the morgue.
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By Asura.Chaostaru 2019-05-08 18:13:33
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pretty sure this was a south park episode
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