• Loot Boxes Could Be Made Illegal: New Bill Officially Introduced With Bipartisan Support

    24 days ago - By GameSpot

    After releasing the first details of his plan to go after loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in video games, Republican US Senator Josh Hawley today officially released the full text of his bill. Not only that, but Hawley revealed two co-sponsors, and they are both of the rival Democratic party. "It's pretty simple. Video game companies shouldn't put casinos targeted at kids in their games. Proud of this bipartisan effort," Hawley said on Twitter. The two co-sponsors of the bill, which is called Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, are Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed...
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  • The U.S. Senate is coming after ‘loot boxes'

    24 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Gamers feel passionately about loot boxes, turns out some elected officials do too.
    A new Senate bill was formally introduced today with bipartisan support and it could categorically shift how today's top platforms and distribution platforms monetize the titles they sell. The bill's introduction was first reported by The Verge .
    The bill asserts that “pay-to-win” transactions that give users a nominal advantage for a fee or loot boxes which allow users to essentially play a slot machine for gaining rare or important items, are bad for minors and need to be banned. If the bill passes...
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  • Senator's loot crate bill has the video game industry nervous

    Senator's loot crate bill has the video game industry nervous

    24 days ago - By Digital Trends

    In a new interview, Republican Senator Josh Hawley speaks on talking with the ESA about the loot crate ban bill, whether or not he believes this will gain traction, and the ideas that pushed him to put this bill into motion.
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  • US Senator Josh Hawley on Anti-Lootbox Bill: We've Gotten Tremendous Reception from Gamers & Parents

    25 days ago - By N4G

    US Senator Josh Hawley said that the anti-lootbox bill proposal he is spearheading received 'tremendous' support from gamers and parents.
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