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U.S. Senator From Missouri Presents Bill To Ban “Pay-to-Win” Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes are under attack after Senator Josh Hawley fires “Gambling”  accusations Video Games, Overwatch being the prime focus. 

“Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids’ attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits. 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,”

Sen. Josh Mawley states

Josh Hawley has reasonable points but then shadows those good points with “Legal Consequence” threats and actions that shouldn’t be necessary. Yes, Loot Boxes wear disguises to hide the fact that they that are giving you a run for your money. In some cases though, Loot Boxes are what keeps some games stable. Take Apex Legends for example. They are a Free Battle Royale whose main income comes from their Loot Boxes and you have streamers buying 100 Chest just for the fun of it.  They can turn into a bad addiction if not regulated correctly.

“When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn’t be allowed to monetize addiction. And when kids play games designed for adults, they should be walled off from compulsive microtransactions. Game developers who knowingly exploit children should face legal consequences.”

Sen. Josh Mawley states

“Senator Hassan is still reviewing Senator Hawley’s legislation, and she is encouraged that there is bipartisan interest in the issue of loot boxes and the importance of protecting young gamers.”

Hassan tells Variety

What do you think about this? Do you feel as if Loot Boxes will affect Young Gamers in the coming years? Let us know in the comment section!

Johnny Django
Co-founder of Digagami. Johnny Django is a gaming enthusiast with raw-unfiltered opinions who has a major love for the Video Game Community.

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