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Loot Boxes are the same as Kinder Eggs says EA Vice President

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Yeah, EA are trash, and their VP can go do one.

An interesting line in there: "In the UK, loot boxes are not considered gambling if items found in them can also be unlocked by players through playing the game."

So, LotRO does have gambling in it and shouldn't be given the age rating it has. Then again, it's a very, very small fish so I doubt anything will come of it.

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8 hours ago, Altreg01 said:

Kinder Eggs are illegal in the States

 

Yes. Because the toy may get swallowed. 

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3 hours ago, FundinStrongarm said:

Yes. Because the toy may get swallowed. 

Because the FDA thinks we're all idiots!

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If they are like kinder eggs and kinder eggs are illegal...his arguement is invalid 🤣

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With a Kinder Egg, you're at least getting chocolate, and the surprise toy is an added bonus. With lootboxes, you get some random piece of shit with no guaranteed item included. What frustrates me is that they get questioned by MPs, who are infamously absolute fucking morons with no clue on what they're even questioning to begin with. It's just a charade.

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On 6/21/2019 at 5:10 PM, Almagnus1 said:

Because the FDA thinks we're all idiots!

Yeah, pretty much.

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he is trying to soften the blow for the new star wars game coming which should be called Revenge of the Loot Box

 

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23 hours ago, TheKickman said:

he is trying to soften the blow for the new star wars game coming which should be called Revenge of the Loot Box

 

Sure it's not "The Lootbox Strikes Back"?

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54 minutes ago, Almagnus1 said:

Sure it's not "The Lootbox Strikes Back"?

I prefer Attack of the Lootboxes

I think we could all agree we would love to see The Last Lootbox

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2 hours ago, cossieuk said:

I prefer Attack of the Lootboxes

I think we could all agree we would love to see The Last Lootbox

Yet you know the reality is that it will only be the Return of the Lootbox.

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I mean, it's like EA decided to take the transcript of the Monty Python Spam sketch, replace the word spam with Lootbox, and then use that as a game design document.

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Catn even play their damn football game without microtransactions.  Except for the sims 4 which I got for free a month or 2 ago, I shy away from anything EA now and refuse to spend my money on that company

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