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    • Dude you have no idea how true that is. Their stock will drop like a sack of bricks.
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    • Who's the senator? If this is real everyone in that state should send an email supporting the bill. Them having backing helps
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    • As long as it's properly done to prevent predatory practice, good
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    • I'm okay with loot boxes as long as they're only cosmetics. If they don't effect actual gameplay, I couldn't care less.
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    • I have no problem with micro transactions as long as it doesn't affect the core gameplay. If you have to pay in order to win, that's when it's bad
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    • That’s a dumbass bill. If you don’t like a game, don’t play it.
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    • I can hear the collapse of the mobile gaming market and it's beautiful
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    • Micro transactions like fortnite has doesn’t bother me, pay for a battlepass pay for skins, free game fine. Pay to win and loot box’s are evil. Loot box’s are legit gambling for kids.
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    • Bad idea, we shouldn’t impede the free market, we should just demand more as gamers and boycott games that are full cost and use pay to win. No one should ever have to pay $60 just to find out they need to spend another 60 to be competitive.
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    • This bill would be just a massive violation of Rights. The point is to ban 'manipulative' games that make kids buy stuff, which is totally avoidable on the parents part
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    • Small price to pay for a worthy cause.
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    • Why not just put the blame on parents for letting their kids have their credit card, instead of blaming the gaming company for making another opportunity to make money, I think as long as you don't have to pay extra to have the essentials who cares
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    • EA sucks
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    • I mean, that's limiting people's freedoms. Its shitty practice, but it works. The best way to say no to something is to not do it, and businesses adapt.
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    • I much as I dilute the practice personal. It’s retarted for big brother do that
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    • This bill doesn't entirely ban loot boxes and in game purchases, it's targeted to stop kids games, and games where a large audience is kids, from making profit from kids that don't know about money entirely, say a game has an in app purchases for $100, the kid buys it not realizing what they did
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    • I’m against this because it limits free enterprise.A company should be able to practice business how they see fit to some extent.if you don’t like their product then don’t buy it
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    • I don't mind micro transactions, but the minute a game becomes pay to win and you can use real money to just get better equipment, that's when I have a problem. Micro transactions should only be for skins/cosmetics that don't have an effect on the game.
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    • Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
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    • It's real but it's not approved yet. Also EA and Activision will not be affected by this since this bill has more loopholes than a Swiss Cheese.
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    • Oh my fucking PLEASE support this in full I’d love to see the gaming industry disintegrate
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    • Finally it’s about time
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    • This is a good and also a bad thing to. The good will be activision, EA, and take two interactive stocks will go down. But the bad thing is that the government will try to be involve in games like censoring and all
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    • I mean I hate it as much as anyone else but do we really want the government regulating video game mechanics? How about just requiring a disclaimer before people purchase the game?
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    • I understand loot boxes, just cosmetic ones, if the loot box contains things that will make you op as shit, no get rid of them, but I do like the loot box system for cosmetics.
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    • What about free to play games that rely on that
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    • Tbh, EA will probably just start putting in ads instead
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    • This has already been tried and a court, don’t remember what state or if it was Supreme Court, found that loot boxes are not gambling as with loot boxes you are always guaranteed winning something, even if it is not what you want, while with gambling there is the possibility of receiving nothing
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    • I mean, I hate loot boxes, but ig we give them the power to regulate video games, what else are they going to do to limit them? We should be able to make our own choices about what we entertain ourselves with.
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    • Games need to go back to before lootboxes and battle royale was a thing. Back when in order to have a cool character you had to actually grind the game and earn in and not just drop $20 on the game, takes all the fun out of it. The journey is what makes the destination valuable.
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    • What is “over regulation” for 500?
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    • If only they could to that. Games should go back to the way they were. Pay for the game and play it. None of these microtransactions.
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    • And thus, Overwatch ceased to exist
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    • I dont care if you have cosmetics and shit but when shit starts becoming pay to win then it kills the game
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    • Please no. Getting rid of loot boxes, would destroy alot of economy's. Tf2, CS:GO, etc. Now pay to win? Get that shit outta here
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    • This can't pass. It would raise the price of base videogames and we would get less content over time.
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    • Its not gonna pass. American government likes to keep their corporations happy first before their people
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    • I like lootboxes😂😂😂i think they’re fun as long as it’s just for cosmetic stuff and you don’t have to spend actual money to get them
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    • This is simultaneously a good and bad thing. On the up side, p2w and loot crates will be fucking dead and gaming companies will have to make actual good games to make money. On the down side, now that the government is getting involved they're going to stay involved which might be bad later
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    • This can't pass, free market
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    • I fervently despise those sorts of business practices, but no government should ever interfere with business. If we, as Gamers, don’t want this and don’t like this, then let’s protest and boycott, not put through more absurd laws
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    • Yes, government intervention, that ALWAYS works
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    • Warframe is fucked
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    • EA, Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Bethesda are all lobbying to get the bill removed. We need to fight back, we can’t let loot boxes become the typical norm of games!
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    • This is gonna kill EA. Activision, and Valve via CSGO
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    • And when the beg for mercy, tell to make skate 4, and when they give it to us, then we kill them
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    • And the end of gaming industry
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    • This is both good and bad cuz my parents have a ton of stock in EA so if it tanks it’s bad for them but good for me
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    • So guys, the bill is addressed for minors. If these companies want to keep the loot boxes under the bill, they'd have to get the dreaded AO rating bcuz M is 17+
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    • I hate EA just as much as anyone but this feels more like a reliance on the government to make a change when honestly if we just boycott EA we show that the people have power too.
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    • But loot box's are fine just as long as it's done right like overwatch
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    • I am into gaming for more than 12 years already and this is th 8th "EA will die soon" I hear. You kids really need to learn the history.
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    • Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri for those wondering.
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    • This is the end of a lot of things. Including cosmetic loot boxes. The bill as it stands now is a very bad thing for gaming. It needs to target pay to win models, but instead its targetting all.
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    • Everyone says they hate microtransactions, but also demand constant updates to games. Without those most studios would just release a game and put lots of effort into future titles because updates cost the company money.
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    • This needs to be a fucking amendment.
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    • If your old enough to vote, you should be old enough to not buy fucking loot boxes
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    • Voted
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    • when did purchasing items in a video game become an involuntary act?
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    • It will not get anywhere.
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    • We all hate loot boxes and shit, but making them illegal? That’s going a little far. Just don’t play games that have those systems.
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    • I’ll all for free market capitalism. End EA by not buying their shit. Government shouldn’t have to get involved
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    • This is a good and bad idea on one hand this will cripple many greedy companies but on the other hand this will probably cause a lot of jobs being lost but if we can rebuild the gaming industry for the better im down
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    • Sounds like socialism to me, I love video games and micro transactions/ PTW is bullshit but you can’t regulate a market like this.
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    • Only thing that worries me is that I think the bill threatens to hurt the market on gacha games, which aren’t necessarily pay to win like most games with loot boxes or micro transactions
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    • Goodbye free games!
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    • You guys are fucking dumb if you think this is a good idea
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    • It'll be the end of gaming if we let the govt in.
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    • It's already been dismissed by the vast majority of all first world countries major gaming companies
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    • This is obviously a shitty senator just trying to get young support
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    • No seriously this is good because loot boxes with items you can resell is basically lottery for minors
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    • They shouldn’t really get to decide that even though I still dislike micro transactions.
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    • ok but the wording will have to be careful in order to make this work, something like this could drastically change the way video games are and it might not be for the better. Other than that tho loot boxes are a disease that needs to be cured
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    • Imagine being so weak willed that you have to have someone ban lootboxes
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    • I hate loot crates and stuff but they shouldn’t have any control. People willingly buy that stuff. No one is forced to buy it. If you think the game is pay to win then don’t play the game.
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    • This might be a sloppy slope. A lot of games have cosmetic loot boxes while others have pay-to-win ones. Who will define what can and can’t be in games. Can DLC be in games? Regardless in game currency will probably still stick around which will be the next thing you’d pay for instead if you ask me.
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    • He got tired of his kid wasting his money or something
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    • In free to play games, they’re perfectly fine because those are f2p mechanics. In games that we already pay 30-60$ for? Fucking unacceptable
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    • Lootboxes are fine as long as they are cosmetic
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    • It's because it constitutes gambling. Like it fits the definition closely enough, has the same sort of fan base, and appeals to the user in the same way.
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    • PUSH THE BILL!
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    • Why the hell would we vote for government restrictions to the free market. If you don’t like games with micro transactions then don’t fucking buy them. Influence the consumer market with your choices. Both the company and the consumer need to be free from the restraints of the government allowing co
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    • Tbh I don’t think they should be illegal... but they should be legally recognized as gambling, regulars in the same way casinos are, and banned from being marketed to kids.
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    • it’s gambling for kids lol
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    • We really need to go back to games where you can actually unlock characters instead of paying for every single fucking thing
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    • The problem with pay to win transactions is that they use the tactics of gambling addiction and market it in a package that seems completely innocuous and in some cases is even marketed towards children.
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    • I don’t think any legislation should be in place for game design it’s a slippery slope. Companies need to realize that things like this are just bad for business, because users don’t want it not because some senator passed a law.
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    • There are pros and cons to such a thing, but before we worry about pros and cons, first this bill actually has to do something. Bills being introduced means fuck all of anything.
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    • But loot boxes aren’t even bad if it’s just cosmetics. If you can earn them through playing they are kinda fun
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    • All the ignorance rooting this bill is shocking. This bill would destroy free phone games, games like overwatch and warframe would loose revenue and support. Hearthstone and other payed online card games can be hit by this. Most online games sustain servers through microtransactions
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    • Why the fuck do you guys think it’s good to have the government control video games? Just don’t buy the games that suck. It’s that easy.
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    • Sorry to say yall but its unrealistic thinking this will pass. Too many gray areas and smaller things that could hurt and not help games
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    • All app games are gonna get destroyed
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    • “So what’s on the agenda today, Congress? Trade, immigration, the wars?” “Loot boxes in video games”. “Ah, finally the important stuff”
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    • senator be like
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    • As much as I agree with him government intervention in entertainment?? How could this possibly be a good idea.. soon they'll decide other things about your entertainment, slippery slope my friends.
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