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[–] pretty_innocuous 1 point 22 points (+23|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The government already has regulations against many types of predatory business practices, of which this is most certainly one.

Keep in mind that probably ~80ish percent of people are dumber than you (kids included) and those people DO need this regulation.


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

It should be up to the parents to decide what their kids are spending their money on, otherwise its consenting adults, agree with stupidname, this is overreach


[–] therealkrispy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I want anyone dumber than me, kids included, to learn from the important experience of being broke. If they're dumb enough to get there playing fuckin video games, best case, they starve. Fuck 'em.


[–] Alois_sticklgruber ago 

I have yet to meet a kid who can afford to buy loot games on their own.

Its always the parents, and if the parents dont care why should the government?


[–] Cacciaguida 1 point 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

What about that guy who lost thousands? He started at 13.

I just want these shitty casino stonewalling games off the market. And other shitty justifications for withholding content. I really don't see what the matter with enforcing current regulation to rate games Adult when they push for star cards/loot boxs/ as using real life money for gambling is a bigger deal than ingame currency


[–] silic0n 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

People with shitty parents need gov to be their daddy.. is that what you're saying?


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

Nobody in the history of mankind has ever 'lost' thousands deliberately doing something. Dumbass should've never started, but he did, and hopefully learned something.

You want them off the market? Make better ones. Make them open source while you're at it. The only proper way to kill a business or a product is with another business or product.


[–] jizzswizzler 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

i think it just needs to be removed. i know you guys dont like regulation BUT...

another issue we have a problem with down under is pokie machines. they are designed to be hypnotic and suck you in to spending more money, and they do build them in a manner that they will set off certain responses in the right kinds of people setting off dopamine and shit - the same shit that goes on when you blow a load, have a hit of heroin, or win something

I dont think the only selling to over 21 is the answer, i think they need to pull the gambling type content from these games or label them as a gambling product only to be used in casinos or gaming venues. no, i dont for a second believe that video game violence increases the likelihood of real violence, but i fucking know you can get people hooked on gambling real fucking easy, and a kid that thinks nothing of borrowing a credit card for a couple of loot crate purchases now, if left to it, is just as likely to put his mortgage down the slots later.


[–] mudbear ago 

Pokies work on the varied ratio schedule of reinforcement, basically you get coins after a variable number of inputs, its the most addictive schedule and often associated with gambling