Senator introduces bill to ban "loot boxes" and pay-to-win microtransactions...

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    Is this really a priority for our lawmakers? Telling video game companies what imaginary items they can and can't sell? How about making video game companies create parental controls so parents become responsible for what their kids do in game? Oh, they already do that? :dunno:
     
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    After all the school shootings, I'd like laws banning all shooter video games.
     
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    Why not take it a step further, and ban any depiction of violence in any media?
     
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    How do you go about enforcing that one?
     
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    I used to play an MMO years ago that offered microtransactions. One day I was on their forum, and read a thread from a mother who said her autistic son racked up hundreds of dollars on her credit card playing the game. She wasn't complaining to the company. She was explaining to another player how she first learned about the parental controls. BAM! Parental controls.
     
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    JOSH HAWLEY 2020!
     
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    Um... video games don't make anyone violent.

    LAG DOES.
     
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    LAG???

    IMHO Shooter games desensitize kids to killing, i.e. people are just targets
     
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    You only hate on pay-to-win cuz you can't afford to win. :tongue:
     
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    If you play a first person shooter, and you fire the kill shot before your opponent does, but you're the one who dies... that's lag.
     

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