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So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransactions

Postby FlarePhoenix » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:02 am

Belgium declared them gambling aka banned, and now Hawaii house of Representatives wants to pass legislation to...you know what, just Google "loot boxes illegal" to read or watch on YouTube for more details. All this politic crap makes me sick.

Also blame star wars battlefront 2 botch system for this... educated word for stupidness. See I hate politics, they make me rant in a not rant zone.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby ZX81v2 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:05 am

they make me rant in a not rant zone.


It is if you post it in the right area lol
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby 607jf » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:22 am

Yah, all it takes it one really really really really really really stupid game company like EA to push it too far.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby Berzerk » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:57 am

Pretty much game company’s are going to produce the first generation of gambling addicts. EA has a way of screwing up good game franchises RIP Burnout.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby wakinafuf » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:09 am

FlarePhoenix : not only Belgian gov banned that, but it goes even farther : france is also looking into that shark business that are the gambling implied with lootboxes, but Brussels is intending to prohibit that kind of shit for all of the euro territory.

lootboxes in games ? why not, borderland was good with that. but random shit implying microtransactions ? no it's just a big nope, it's absusing your customers AND organized mob racket. the real problem is not the lootboxes, but the everlasting microtransactions and the millions of ingame currencies you need to farm to achieve your goal at last. EA is already a cancer of the video game, but microtransactions are the ebola of gaming.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby FlarePhoenix » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:49 am

wakinafuf wrote:FlarePhoenix : not only Belgian gov banned that, but it goes even farther :


Serious was the point I was making. You do know Pokemon used to have slot games and yada yada, now never will. Tcgs almost became extincted from similar methods.

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they make me rant in a not rant zone.


It is if you post it in the right area lol


Unfortunately, I did post in right one which irks my rage unlimitlessly. But be honest, has there ever been civilized discussion about politics....maybe but not from me
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby Defx » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:54 am

FlarePhoenix wrote:Belgium declared them gambling aka banned, and now Hawaii house of Representatives wants to pass legislation to...you know what, just Google "loot boxes illegal" to read or watch on YouTube for more details. All this politic crap makes me sick.

Also blame star wars battlefront 2 botch system for this... educated word for stupidness. See I hate politics, they make me rant in a not rant zone.


Yup, that's us in a nutshell flare :lol: . What we (Hawaii) need to worry about is that damn rail we have unfinished and we're concerned about dumb boxes and micro crack-actions. Our gov't here is getting dumber by the month, take it from me.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby pirate_tar » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:07 am

Didn't I read somewhere, that Hawaii had let in that Giant Cem Copamy Mosanto and the intrusive GMO seeds, and that the natural habitat is now being corrupted? :x
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Postby Defx » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:12 am

pirate_tar wrote:Didn't I read somewhere, that Hawaii had let in that Giant Cem Copamy Mosanto and the intrusive GMO seeds, and that the natural habitat is now being corrupted? :x


Dunno, I don't pay attention to my gov't because I'm focus on making $$$ :lol:
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby acr250rider » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:11 am

pirate_tarYes your right.
But remember isn't Obuma (supposed) to be from Hawaii. He also gave a Mosanto man position as (Chief Agricultural Negotiator) full reign to do as they pleased. Yes politics suck when the truth hurts your arse. Now as for the microtransactions, I believe their is some merit to the rip-offery happening with them. Ultimately people should be responsible for their own actions/purchases but I believe that kids and dumbasses are what these companies like (EA) are hoping for the most. Microtransactions seemed to be a very lucrative business for the last few years.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby Dennis95 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:05 am

I'm guessing that Hawaii wants to follow suit with Belgium, this has something to do with underage gambling.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby UnholyArceus » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:41 am

what the fuck does mircotransctions do with gambling? also politic shit can suck my ass. they should worry about crime/rape and other world bullshit going on. not this video game bullshit.
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Postby sasapinjic » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:41 pm

UnholyArceus wrote:what the fuck does mircotransctions do with gambling?

Becouse in lots of games underage kids pay real money for boxes with Loot that may or may not contain something they pay for, basicly gambling with realy low chance to get what you want. It has even lover chance to suces than, for example rulletin real casino.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby PlayDoh003 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:09 pm

Think of it as a Lottery scratch off ticket. You buy a ticket hoping to win a prize (or at least something you want), you scratch it off - and nothing. So off you go to buy another ticket, and so on...

In this case, yes, you can grind your way and slowly "get paid" to buy the loot boxes, but there's always trhe lure of just using real money to purchase them - especially since the "prizes" enhance your playing abilities (aka Pay to Win). So yes, I can easily see the comparison.
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Postby FFTHEWINNER » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:20 pm

I fully support that decision,and hope it is implemented everywhere.
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Re: So....Hawaii rep wants to illegalize loot /microtransact

Postby FlarePhoenix » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:45 am

sasapinjic wrote:
UnholyArceus wrote:what the fuck does mircotransctions do with gambling?

Becouse in lots of games underage kids pay real money for boxes with Loot that may or may not contain something they pay for, basicly gambling with realy low chance to get what you want. It has even lover chance to suces than, for example rulletin real casino.


Actually it is sightly different than that, as I said blame star wars game cause of some of the items give better effects than most. Basically it's the "pay to win" aspect that comes in question. This is similar to what tcg happen to them, but the courts ruled against it. If this law come to fruition, tcg and other similar games/activities will fall victim as well. This is how serious it can get, and even worse.
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