VaranDragon wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 08:33:
Prez wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 05:56:
I can't shake the feeling with the inevitable government intervention to curb publishers' unchecked avarice with their exploitative and predatory gambling mechanics, this loot box bubble is going to burst sooner or later, and it's not going to be pretty.
Trump's government? There is too much money in it. So no. Its never gonna happen.
Trump's government? LOL. Presidents come and go - it's Congress who holds the legislative power here. And they of course operate without term limits. It's why the big publishers will lobby in Congress to retain the right to continue to exploit gamers with unregulated gambling in their games as several people here have already predicted. And let's be honest - 4 billion dollars is peanuts at the Federal Level. It's nothing. All anyone has to do is get a law curbing the big publishers' ability to run unregulated gambling attached to some over-arching massive bill that Trump would be willing to sign. This would go virtually unnoticed given the relatively tiny implications it has on the country as a whole. And it's free good PR.
At any rate, the U.S. Federal government isn't the only entity with the power (and I'd go so far as to say the obligation) to act on this. Several state governments have already indicated they intend to take action on this matter within their states. That's to say nothing of the many international governing entities who have already taken up the issue or will shorrly.
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