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Brazil Launches Inquiry To Ban & Illegalize Loot Boxes [6]

Title: Brazil Justice Launches Inquiry & Opens Process To Ban & Illegalize Loot Boxes

Wanted to share this little bit of gaming news.  Something more of what SG should keep an eye on if this trend continues with the link between loot boxes & gambling.  The effect of that is a movement into regulating or banning the implementation / sale of loot boxes.  

Brazil is taking it to the extreme to labeling loot boxes as gambling--gambling in Brazil is illegal. Additionally, UK  is already looking into regulating "chance based purchases" which would include loot boxes and gacha.

Loot boxes and gachas are considered more or less one in the same

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    2021.04.07 18:30 (UTC+0)

    SG CEO:  "Well.. no more gacha games for Brazil I guess."

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    2021.04.07 19:16 (UTC+0)

    Most gacha and loot box  game companies have had their lawyers working on all this for a while now. The companies will adapt like they have before. There was a time where % rates to acquire items wasn't required to be disclosed but laws in certain places required them to do so so now you see it listed in almost every game now.

    To get around the loot box thing, a lot of companies bundle the box with other set in stone products like currencies etc. The rng boxes are considered a 'bonus' so they try and get around it that way. If they crack down on that companies will adjust.

    Pity is another way to get around it, there is a definitive point where you will get the the unit you are trying to get. This puts an actual value on the item and makes it less of a gamble since there is a guarantee to get what you want which traditional gambling does not. It still preys on people's gambling addiction but isn't your typical gambling.

    Things will change, but companies have and will adjust.

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    2021.04.07 21:17 (UTC+0)

    Gambling and loot boxes are more famous in Strategy games like Lords Mobile , Those games are the real danger .

    I think E7 in the safe zone with pity system. 

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    2021.04.08 09:29 (UTC+0)

    When government has too much power it will try to interfere with every aspect of people's life.

    Nevertheless, it's pretty easy to circumvent such goverment ban on gacha: Change it to something like "Buy 100 gold and get a free loot box".

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    2021.04.08 12:07 (UTC+0)

    The law means jack **** to those who can circumvent and manipulate it. Have people learned nothing in the last few decades. Those with money and power always come out on top when these grand scale things kick off. Only people in the world capable of ending loot boxes and gambling are the said people who play and support them. If they continue why should anyone care, they themselves made the decision to participate.

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    2021.04.09 06:28 (UTC+0)

    SG will just make loot box with extra steps

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