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    EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    The Hague recently ruled the Netherlands Gambling Authority can enforce its EA fine.
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    Re: EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    Well anyone who put a loot box in any game is a sucker, so pay up suckers

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    Re: EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    Increase the fine, immensely. They could pay this fine several times over and STILL be into huge profits, it's obscene.

    For what is essentially a DLC (almost always), to then be charged for this type of content too is a joke.

    But to get on point, this is clearly gambling.

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    Re: EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    They love to make you pay extra

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    Re: EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    Increase the fine, immensely.
    Actually I agree, the fine should be unlimited, just to give pause to companies like EA for including loot boxes.

    They have other methods of providing the content, such as direct sales for the shinies, or release DLC "packs" containing specific content. Loot boxes are not a fun or exciting surprise mechanic to include and encourage gambling.

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    Re: EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Actually I agree, the fine should be unlimited, just to give pause to companies like EA for including loot boxes.

    They have other methods of providing the content, such as direct sales for the shinies, or release DLC "packs" containing specific content. Loot boxes are not a fun or exciting surprise mechanic to include and encourage gambling.
    I'd add that direct sales should be for actually currency. A skin (or whatever,) should be £1 not 100 points/gems/gold/tokens which are then inevitably sold in packs of 90.

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    Re: EA will appeal against €5m fine over loot boxes in FIFA

    I am happy, that loot boxes will disappear from games. It's like gambling and you buy more and more to get at least 1 great item

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