A DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport) committee from the UK's House of Commons has recommended loot boxes to be properly classified as gambling by PEGI.
That's what they are!
If the currency used for them can in any way be obtained with real money, absolutely it's real gambling. Otherwise, it's simulated gambling. In that case, the game should get a PEGI 15 rating, rather than Adult (for real gambling). NBA 2K20, featuring casino games with real money involved, has a PEGI 3 rating. That's right--toddlers can gamble now.
Our Government in the UK can't get much right at all at the moment but this is something I hope gets brought up again. I don't agree with MT but at least you know what you're buying if you are into that stuff. Loot boxes on the other hand are toxic to gaming. They need removing.
They need removing, then the loot boxes Hiyoooo
Our PM can't couldn't even sort his bedhead out for years let alone run a country.
Please label them as gambling, that's literally what they are.
I agree but what do we get out of it if it’s classified as gambling? Games like Call of Duty will still be Rated M or PEGI 18. What’s the end game here?
This is great news... too bad it can't be discussed in Parliament as they've been gagged by our Government and unelected Prime Minister while they stop embarrassing themselves.
You'll feel better after you're out from under the EU's jackboot.
We don't elect a Prime Minister, we elect the Party.
Please also label EA as Casino Arts.
they dont even understand what voting means nevermind being able to decide if this is gambling or not.
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