Europe is ready to crack down on loot boxes and exploitative game mechanics

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Have you looked around at the state of the game industry and wondered, “Geez, when did every AAA game turn into a mini-casino?” If so, you’re not alone. The European Parliament, the EU’s representative legislative body, has called upon the European Commission to address a series of issues affecting the game industry and players in general. These include exploitative loot boxes, online gambling, subscriptions, and various protections (or lack thereof) for minors. According to, the report charges the Commission to address a long series of issues, including the possibility of ex…

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