European Parliament votes to take action against loot boxes, gaming addiction, gold farming and more

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Once again yurop is saving gaming.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finally, took them long enough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >eu parliament votes to take action against gaming addiction
      You think you want old women to dictate how, when and how much you're allowed to play, but you really don't.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, go Europe. Looking forward to the innovation in ripping people off that will be developed in light of the legislation. If you didn't think it could get any worse, your wrong!
    >doesn't go after fomo and battlepasses
    Lol the don't even need to develop a new way of ripping us off. Enjoy it rearing it's ugly head in measly any game. At least lootbox games dropped loptboxes occasionally, most fomo battle pass games don't give you dick all though play without the pass.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Battlepasses are encouraging gaming addictions so they will be tackles too.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't see how could they tackle BPs. The smarter games are already doing them in a way you need to login every day for a short time or for longer for diminishing gains. So it doesn't really encourage playing all day.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do like Halo Infinite and enforce a rule that battle passes never expire. That would kill a ton of the FOMO.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wouldn't that make people just not finish the passes? Currently the greatest driving force behind completing BPs is missing out the unlocks you paid for. If we could do them any time and a new BP comes out with a new shiny skin I think people would simply drop the old one to start grinding the new one as new skins are technically always fomo. Nobody really cares about old skins unless they reach meme status.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Companies saw this from a mile. Everyone began moving on from lootboxes years ago or at least changed them up enough as "match end" rewards.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >imagine a governing body actually doing something to help its citizens instead of squeezing them to help its corporations
    eurobros... we won

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      EUfag here, they are raping us with the war support, I don't believe they care about anything. In my opinion these are cheap stunts taking jabs at big corporations to make npcs thing something is done.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >war support
        lol, like fuck they are

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My bills gone up five times in the last year, food costs almost twice as before.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks Putin!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck off, one of the few taxes I approve of are taxes to kill Russians. There’s no better way to spend money than ridding the world of those vermin.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's an odd way to spell isreal.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Israel has been a strong ally of the West for its entire existence thoughever albeit?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They were allied with the Soviet Union at the very start, but the Soviets quickly betrayed them (as they always do) for Arab oil.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I’m talking about present day. Israel is the most real democracy in the Middle East and the only one who supports Western interests in the region.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                True. Some of the other countries like Jordan are in Western orbit, but none as strongly as Israel.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >they can import all the shitskins they want as long as they hit the vidya corpos HARD!!!!1!!1!!!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut it you filthy g*rman, for every one deed that can be considered good they do two or more bad ones.
      Furthermore, I am not a fucking citizen of Europe and neither are you. We are citizens of our own countries. EU is not meant to be a country and anybody who supports their attempts at becoming one needs to be hanged.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Furthermore, I am not a fucking citizen of Europe and neither are you. We are citizens of our own countries.
        germany is barely its own country, it's been that way for 70 years
        but hey maybe importing a few more million of illiterate african doctors and engineers due to their imploding demographics will help :^)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah that's probably why they love EU so much and we have an around-the-clock German EU-shill shitting up Ganker

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lootboxes are not the problem, they're a symptom of the problem. The problem is microtransactions. Pokemon Unite is an example of a game with no (paid) microtransactions but it is still an extremely addictive skinner box designed to lure in kids money.

    So unless the EU plans to ban microtransactions, which they don't, it's not gonna do anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry this should say "Pokemon unite is an example of a game with no lootboxes"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like passing laws with their main argument being "think of the children". It's the parents that are mainly at fault for giving in and buying things for their children and for their gaming and gambling addiction. Companies have learnt to use psychologically manipulative tactics to extract money from players so regulation on that front should definitely be looked at.
      I agree with transaction (they're hardly micro anymore) are the problem with these games. It's rather meaningless if you target loot boxes as the monetisation system will shift. If they're not targeting gacha in this legislation then it not only shows that it'll be ineffective, but that they're already out of touch with the current gaming landscape. They need to address explicitly how games can and cannot be monetised, else you're just cutting the head off a hydra. How can they not address gacha when the likes of Genshin Impact is so popular, with everyone trying to emulate its success? If Loot boxes does also include gacha, then that's a step forward at least.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >pay for currency to open box which contains random shit and this may or may not contain what you want
        How does this not include gacha? It's the same principle.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know. I'm hopeful that they have common sense to include gacha. Really though, if they actually want to future-proof this legislation, they really need to address what monetisation models are permissible. I hope they also address booster packs, those are practically the same thing, just in physical form. I don't care if there's value attached to trading or selling, the same issues of gambling addiction is applicable to them.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >video games now directly managed by government bureaucrats
    Lol yuros

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >public infrastructure now directly managed by government bureaucrats
      lol civiliseds

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live in the EU and still don't understand this. The parliament can whine and say that something should be done. But the commission has final say in bringing legislation to the floor. The commission is like the lower floor house and executive combined.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting that it's the unelected house that has all the power.
      Interesting that there's an unelected house at all.
      Someone fancies themselves your master.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No one elects the presidential cabinet in the US either. They're both approved by parliaments in the US and EU. And the EU president who isn't elected has little executive power compared to the US one.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This EU Commission isn't comparable to the President's cabinet. It's more comparable to the US Senate as originally envisioned, before they realized their mistake. Or the UK House of Lords, only with more power than they had even in the strong monarchy eras.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is the kind of impression a school boy has of the EU after he didn't pay attention in class.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Please, enlighten us Americans on how the EU actually works.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >eu cotizens
      >elect

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the europeans are completely fucking obsessed with regulating every single tiny little thing in their lives, no fucking wonder they decided to ban loot boxes as well. they've banned fucking everything else.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, so when do they ban gambling games?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Excellent my friend

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Actually good news.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >europe
    >bideo games
    lol
    lmao even
    at least yurop deindustrializing due to energy prices will help them be less islamic as their standard of living becomes roughly equal to a third world shithole in 30 years
    joke of a continent

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "To develop a common European identity verification system to help check the age of players"

    Chinese style regulation incoming.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just like they saved the internet with cookies popups.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I forgot how that is the EU's fault.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOO YOU CANT HAVE PRETTY GIRLS NOT EVEN IN DIGITAL FORM YOU MUST DATE THE ROASTIE AND TAKE CARE OF LIL TYRONE

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if you didn't need to gamble for the girls?

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >17 years after gaming started adding lootboxes
    Whats the fucking point anymore?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you tackle gold farming?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how do you tackle gold farming?
      ban all brazilians, russians and chinks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      first, you can demand them to pay the tax other trades have to pay for commercial transactions and service.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >euroepan game awards
    >held every 3 years
    >and this year award of the only game we released goes to.....

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah on the surface they're the good guys right? But nah, they just want to club the gaming industry until they can find a way to grift. They'll say "no lootboxes or gold farming unless you pay the lootbox tax"

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lootboxes and microtransactions are good because they make video games more expensive for people with poor impulse control and cheaper for me.

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