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[–] 1moar 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Great, more gubmint.

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[–] Samsquamch 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This was my fear - The gaming companies would make enough foolish decisions until things became political. There's no backing out now, however I wish they'd let the market correct itself - EA has already lost millions in stock, and if it doesn't recover this fiscal quarter, they're going to start having some serious problems. Star Wars Battlefront 2 was supposed to be the big release this quarter, but instead flopped due to already obvious reasons.

A few more failures like this and it would be foolish for any gaming company to continue the "loot box" tradition.

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[–] tarnished_spoons 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

EA has lost very little in the grand scheme of things. They've done the math; they make more money with lootboxes than they lose in sales to people who don't want to play a game with lootboxes.

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[–] Totenglocke 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

EA's stock isn't even down 10%. Odds are, it'll be right back to where it was before the Battlefront 2 fiasco by the end of the month.

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[–] therealkrispy 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

That's why the answer is open source games with no fuckin rules. The best and most used OS in the world is open source. What we need is the Linux equivalent of a gaming engine, something that 'just works.'