Shared September 12, 2019
A thoroughly damning report published by the House of Commons has said that loot boxes should be considered the same way gambling is and be subject to the same regulations. It argues children should be outright barred from accessing them.
The newly published Immersive and Addictive Technologies report has an entire section on loot boxes where it pretty much validates everything I've been saying on the matter. Of particular note, FIFA came under heavy fire, and the game industry itself was called out for a lack of honesty in discussing loot boxes.
I read the juicy highlights of the report, but you can read the full thing here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa...
#LootBoxes #UK #Regulation #Gambling #JimSterling #IndustryBS
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