The 'AAA' Industry Can't Be Trusted To Regulate Its Gambling Problem (The Jimquisition)

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The game industry is currently making a performance of tackling the loot box debacle, and a performance is what it is.

The ESA announced that console makers will require the odds for in-game gambling purchases to be disclosed. They only did this after the FTC got involved, and they're only doing it to make a show for the government.

While the ESA and game publishers pretend to be proactive, it's important to stress that the "AAA" game industry cannot be trusted to regulate itself. It had that chance, it's repeatedly blown that chance, and it won't ever take that chance seriously.

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Macaco Macabra

Just the fact that microtransactions and lootboxes have no real world value seems more like a reason NOT to have them instead of a justification.

1 week ago | [YT] | 1,467

TheNzFox

Politicians;
"gambling in a game does not effect you in real life because its a game"

Also politicians;
"GAMES MAKE YOU SHOOT PEOPLE!!!!"

1 week ago | [YT] | 279

Alistair MacRae

To be honest, it doesn’t matter if lootboxes are gambling or not. Gambling isn’t regulated because it’s called gambling it regulated because of what it does to people.

Lootboxes do the exact same things.

1 week ago | [YT] | 297

Nimfix

I don't get the whole "You can't cash out" defense, like isn't it a real life casino biggest wet dream, that all the money you win stays in the casino that you can use again once you come back, never being able to cash out? Doesn't this make it worse?? Maybe I am too dutch for this, thats probably why lootboxes are illegal here ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 283

P〈Ç〉r@zy

"...it's not converted to value in the world. It can only exist in the digital world..."

I wonder how NOBODY try to use this defense for PIRACY yet.

1 week ago | [YT] | 254

Chubby Catfish

Trusting the AAA industry to regulate itself is like entrusting an alcoholic to watch over a brewery.

1 week ago | [YT] | 1,041

Schneeregen _

Fictionalized violence in adult games! Oh, the humanity!

Actual gambling in E rated games, now that's what I'm talking about

1 week ago | [YT] | 355

GHB

ESRB: “parents don’t know what loot boxes are.”

You could’ve say “purchases for random item” in 4 words.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 257

Kolbatsu

"Loot boxes have no real world value..."
So why are people paying money for them and why are these companies so defensive over them?

1 week ago | [YT] | 134

SnappyJon

To be fair, loot boxes have "enhanced my experience" of playing EA games. I've stopped buying or playing EA games since they put loot boxes in their games and my gaming experience is vastly enhanced.

1 week ago | [YT] | 49

Gigglebox1318

slap a game containing lootboxes with the Adult's Only AO rating and see how quickly they disappear.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,034

Radical Rat

20:08

The AAA industry attempts to erase Jim Sterling from existence, but cannot contain him. And Thank God they couldn't.

1 week ago | [YT] | 199

Joe Wilson

Jim, you're doing a public service for the entire world's gaming population, and I can't thank you enough. Your sincerity is clear. I believe your work addressing these issues will accelerate the much needed change. Keep fighting on!

1 week ago | [YT] | 52

Jakieth Edwards

Let me fix that title for ya Jim.

"Corparations Cannot Be trusted To Regulate Themselves period".

1 week ago | [YT] | 16

Hardcore Gamer

How does Jim Sterling don't have 1M subs yet? He's single-handedly saving the gaming community.

1 week ago | [YT] | 85

Stan Knight

Gambling in games is not the same thing as gambling in real life.
Meanwhile: Violence in games is the same thing as violence in real life.
Makes sense.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 805

Naouta

"Loot boxes have no value"


Then why do you sell them?

1 week ago | [YT] | 17

Morkys Mainline

"..they are entirely optional.."
So are goddamn casinos. This doesn't stop gambling addicts. That whole sentence doesn't even constitute a defense.

1 week ago | [YT] | 16

Braden Best

"Sweet buffet crab is better than loot boxes"


I'm vegan and I agree.

1 week ago | [YT] | 39

Clinton

When you go to a casino gambling is also optional. Yet it's still regulated regardless.

1 week ago | [YT] | 19