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Democrats Push New Regulations Trying To Ban Loot Boxes For Minors

“It is imperative that Congress acts with urgency to enact a strong privacy law for children and teens in the 21st century,” Lawmakers write.

Popularized through games like Overwatch, Loot boxes promote a habit and addiction towards gambling in the minds of children.

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XiNatsuDragnel110d ago

Thank you thank you best move ever in my opinion.

-Hermit-109d ago

I think you need to read the article again, because it doesn't mean what you think it means. All they want to do is copy what we have here in the UK, and it's as easy to buy loot boxes here in the UK as it is in America, even for kids. So what exactly is there to get excited about here? what they are aiming for changes nothing.

THRASHMOUTH109d ago

Most Americans only read headlines these days unfortunately.

gamer7804109d ago

Right, just more costly legislation. Get ready for inflation.

EvertonFC109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

You are correct regarding UK, this is as of August the 2nd 2021. Worth a read to everyone.
Links to official House of Parliament regarding loot boxes in the UK.

https://commonslibrary.parl...

DarkkMinion109d ago

It is a step in the right direction even if it doesn't involve the complete ban of steal boxes.

S2Killinit109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

@Hermit
I’ve read the article and Im not sure what you mean. It does not outright ban loot boxes, but it prevents minors from using them, which is the point.

Do you mean that the law doesnt go far enough, because you want a complete ban? Economically speaking, this will make loot boxes less profitable, thus making their use less prevalent. So there is that.

jznrpg109d ago

You have to start somewhere . No law or governance is perfect but it’s a start in the right direction

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Relientk77110d ago

Please pass this. It's disgusting. Hit EA, and Activision where it hurts.

Orchard110d ago

Congress might actually do something useful for a change!

In all seriousness though, I hope this bill passes. They need to shut down loot boxes, not just for kids but all-up really.

InklingGirl110d ago

Hey look another fluff piece from the Democrats to distract people from the real issues in this country.

Sitdown110d ago

Yes, because democrats are supposed to only focus on one issue at a time.

Eonjay110d ago

Don't make it political. We all want this.

Nicknasty109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

Don’t make it political? Lol, the whole thing wreaks of it! Nobody has to buy these rip off loot boxes. Nobody is forcing anyone to buy that crap. I think people can make up their own decisions. Up to the parents, not some twisted politician. All this is, yet another way for Dems to stick their filthy noses in everyone’s business once again. These people have a serious power trip. Nothing new. What’s next, you’re only allowed to purchase so many games a year? Oh wait, that’s already going on in China. Where the rest of the world is headed, thx to scum liberals and power hungry elitists. I bet if this was orange man doing this, everybody in here would be flipping out, but because it’s a filthy lib people are praising it, haha. The hipocrisy is laughable.

Eonjay109d ago

You are just so full of hate. And it is unnatural. You talk of your fellow human as less than an animal. There are more individuals who identify as liberal in this country than any other affiliation. You hate them all? You are the danger within. An American who truly hates Americans. You are being used.

Half13yte110d ago

There are 535 members of congress, three of which most likely spent a couple hours of their time writing this bill.

metalhead109d ago

Oh their staffers did that. Which there are way more of :)

giveyerheadawobble109d ago

The tinfoil hat always comes out with you Yanks.

Lunatics.

lodossrage109d ago

It's not all of us. Just the ones that like to deny reality think like that

Killer2020UK109d ago

It's not much better over here mate

SpinalRemains138109d ago

We are nuts here. There's a pillow guy who just yells nonsense. He probably loves loot boxes.

InklingGirl109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

The only ones denying reality are all who disliked the post, but hey it's not your fault propaganda is a strong tool against the weak minded.

Instead of parents doing their job and acting like parents our tax dollars have to be wasted for new laws to be put into place to do their jobs for them.

Killer2020UK109d ago

This logic is so stupid. Let's legalise all kinds of harmful things for minors and let the parents "do their jobs".

lodossrage109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

Propoganda like what?

Nobody denies that parents need to do their jobs. But don't sit here and act like governments shouldn't DO THEIR JOBS and keep predatory companies in check.

Hell, the Democrats just pushed infrastructure to help repair the country's crumbling infrastructure. Is that a waste of tax payer money?

The Democrats are currently trying to push gun control laws to you know curb all the constant mass shootings. Is that a waste of tax payer money?

I could go on and on.

"The only ones denying reality are all who disliked the post".

Yes, it's not me, it's EVERYONE ELSE that's wrong mantra. That kind of mentality is exactly why constructive conversations almost never happen here.

TheRealHeisenberg109d ago

@InklingGirl

You have been watching too much Fox News, OAN, NewsMax, and every other right wing echo chamber out there haven't you?

N1GHT_W0LF_X109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

Yeah let's get rid of all laws that protect minors! Legal drinking age? 5 seconds after birth. Age of consent? As soon as they start talking. Cigarette advertising aimed at kids? Go for it Marlboro!

The responsibility should be on parents to watch their kids 24/7, preferably by locking them in the basement to protect them from the world. My tax dollars shouldn't be wasted on paying lawmakers to make laws! I mean what is this, some kind of democracy where our elected officials are supposed to look out for the best interest of its citizens and their families???!?

PS: Seek mental help.

SpinalRemains138109d ago

Why does everything have to be exclusive?

Look, I can play too. We need no laws because parents and stuff. 🤦‍♂️

SoulWarrior109d ago

Propaganda like voter fraud and Chinese virus? ;)

AmUnRa109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

There are so many things wrong in the USA, formost the GOP and senators who in denail about the covid shot and the need of wearing mask and the delussional Trump cult who still believe in the big steal and want Trump as president.
The USA is a country where the shit is hitting the fan and many western countrys are in unbelieve in what the hell is going on.

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Killer2020UK109d ago

If people would think for themfu**ingselves first before blaming the 'opposition' for everything, the country would be a significantly better place and neither side would have to put up with such shoddy leaders. I know there is a large amount of voters on the left who are absolutely not a fan of Biden and the continuation of the status quo, I fail to believe every republican was happy with Trump either. Demand better of your own party instead of focusing entirely on the pantomime opposition.

lodossrage109d ago

There is truth to this.

I'm not going to say more than that because I already see how people here will react.

thorstein109d ago

This is a fantastic comment.

Well said, good sir.

NSANiTY109d ago

Definitely! But I would go a step further and say that we should get rid of the sides all together. If everyone was independant, then there would be none of this silly tribalism that this two party system causes.

Inverno109d ago

People choose to be distracted cause these problems are public information. Politicians are shady, but I can't blame them for sane people choosing to be stupid

InklingGirl109d ago

@lodossrage If you believe any of those reasons are for the push for those laws by any political party you are truly a fool.

lodossrage109d ago

Ok,

Now back to my question. Propoganda like what?

And are the things I mentioned wastes of taxpayer money?

zypher109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

Democrats did all they could on Nov 3rd 2020, but the other side keeps perpetuating the myth of stollen elections because their feels can’t accept loss.

Is that the issue you’re talking about? Or is it the one were Democrats are trying to pass mask mandates and get people vaccinated to stop a pandemic, but morons keep resisting?

TheRealTedCruz109d ago

"It's an article that mentioned Democrats. I need to attack it, being I'm not that. I need to be offended, even though this is a games website, and this is a pro consumer move that only helps gamers".

Atticus_finch109d ago

Supporting loot boxes to own the libs.
Classic.

TheRealTedCruz109d ago

We go at each other a lot, but I'm happy we could find some even footing here lol.

Atticus_finch108d ago

@Ted I'm also glad we agree where it really matters. Video games are not that serious and I hope nothing i say is ever taken personal.

SpinalRemains138109d ago

Like infrastructure! Wait, they already did that.

BlaqMagiq1109d ago

I bet you think the election was stolen too.

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Unknown_Gamer5794110d ago

I'd love for loot boxes to be banned entirely, but it's a good start.