Forums - Gaming Discussion - Predator V: Loot box, the new breed.

Are you okay with loot boxes being games?

Yes, in any situation 1 5.88%
 
No, in any situation. 9 52.94%
 
Yes but only in free-to-play games. 5 29.41%
 
Yes but only in games rated Mature. 2 11.76%
 
Total:17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miBaUGPl1Ko

@4:40 new info is brought up. 

I hope the bill gets passed but it needs to changed so it applies to under 18 because of how the rating system works in gaming. 21 is AO so that's too high in my opinion. It would severely limit and discourage loot boxes in general. What do you think of loot boxes and this bill? 

UPDATE :

5 more states join Hawaii in the fight against loot boxes.

Last edited by Aeolus451 - on 20 December 2017

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Is this actually legit? Any real articles to back it up? I don't listen to crackpot youtube conspiracy nuts.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Is this actually legit? Any real articles to back it up? I don't listen to crackpot youtube conspiracy nuts.

http://fortune.com/2017/12/09/lawmaker-working-to-ban-sale-of-games-with-lootboxes-to-minors/

ugh. I don't know why some of you won't bother watching youtube vids. It had the relevant info in it. 



Aeolus451 said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Is this actually legit? Any real articles to back it up? I don't listen to crackpot youtube conspiracy nuts.

http://fortune.com/2017/12/09/lawmaker-working-to-ban-sale-of-games-with-lootboxes-to-minors/

ugh. I don't know why some of you won't bother watching youtube vids. It had the relevant info in it. 

Thanks.

Aside from the fact that youtube videos aren't a reputable source (any nutjob can make youtube videos so there's no real difference between one of those "end is near" weirdos shouting on street corners and a person on youtube), it takes more time to watch a video as you can't multitask while doing it, you also can't skim read it or just skip to the pertinent parts (many youtube videos have shitty timewasting opening sequences too), and personally for me I have no speakers for my PC and don't want to have to unplug my headphones from whatever they're currently in just so I can understand what a video is about when I could just read something with no extra effort.

 

OT: Unless it moves beyond Hawaii I can't see it really affecting lootboxes in games. Really hope it does get bigger though. It isn't going to stop games from being pay to win, but being able to pay one clearly detailed amount for the exact thing you want is still a significant improvement over throwing endless amounts of cash at it hoping to get something worthwhile.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
Aeolus451 said:

http://fortune.com/2017/12/09/lawmaker-working-to-ban-sale-of-games-with-lootboxes-to-minors/

ugh. I don't know why some of you won't bother watching youtube vids. It had the relevant info in it. 

Thanks.

Aside from the fact that youtube videos aren't a reputable source (any nutjob can make youtube videos so there's no real difference between one of those "end is near" weirdos shouting on street corners and a person on youtube), it takes more time to watch a video as you can't multitask while doing it, you also can't skim read it or just skip to the pertinent parts (many youtube videos have shitty timewasting opening sequences too), and personally for me I have no speakers for my PC and don't want to have to unplug my headphones from whatever they're currently in just so I can understand what a video is about when I could just read something with no extra effort.

Also, some of us want to laze around at work and that's not possible if you're constantly caught watching youtube videos.



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vivster said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Thanks.

Aside from the fact that youtube videos aren't a reputable source (any nutjob can make youtube videos so there's no real difference between one of those "end is near" weirdos shouting on street corners and a person on youtube), it takes more time to watch a video as you can't multitask while doing it, you also can't skim read it or just skip to the pertinent parts (many youtube videos have shitty timewasting opening sequences too), and personally for me I have no speakers for my PC and don't want to have to unplug my headphones from whatever they're currently in just so I can understand what a video is about when I could just read something with no extra effort.

Also, some of us want to laze around at work and that's not possible if you're constantly caught watching youtube videos.

That's covered by multitasking. Pretending to work while reading news articles is an example of multitasking that you can't do with videos



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
vivster said:

Also, some of us want to laze around at work and that's not possible if you're constantly caught watching youtube videos.

That's covered by multitasking. Pretending to work while reading news articles is an example of multitasking that you can't do with videos

Not working while pretending to work is not multi tasking. One goes with the other.



If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

vivster said:
Ka-pi96 said:

That's covered by multitasking. Pretending to work while reading news articles is an example of multitasking that you can't do with videos

Not working while pretending to work is not multi tasking. One goes with the other.

eh, you say tomato and I say tomato



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
vivster said:

Not working while pretending to work is not multi tasking. One goes with the other.

eh, you say tomato and I say tomato

Speaking of tomato, my 9 'o clock burger is delicious.

So where were we? Oh, yeah, lootboxes. I would have no problem if purchasable lootboxes are removed from all games. Which isn't an option in the poll btw. I have nothing against ingame lootboxes, they're exciting. I just don't like when the only way to obtain certain DLC is through lootboxes. It unnecessarily inflates the price.



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vivster said:
Ka-pi96 said:

eh, you say tomato and I say tomato

Speaking of tomato, my 9 'o clock burger is delicious.

So where were we? Oh, yeah, lootboxes. I would have no problem if purchasable lootboxes are removed from all games. Which isn't an option in the poll btw. I have nothing against ingame lootboxes, they're exciting. I just don't like when the only way to obtain certain DLC is through lootboxes. It unnecessarily inflates the price.

Fully agreed. Don't really mind lootboxes (I quite enjoy the ones in FIFA ultimate team), it's just an issue when they're the only way to progress and require real money.

Oh and off topic but... why do you have tomato in your burger? Why would you want to ruin the taste of the meat? :O

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Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702