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Germany may ban loot boxes

Thursday, February 8, 2018  
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Germany may ban loot boxes

A University of Hamburg study says that videogames are increasingly embracing elements of gambling.

Germany is looking into imposing restrictions on loot boxes in videogames, according to this Welt report, which says (via Google Translate, so caveats apply) that a study by the University of Hamburg has found that elements of gambling are becoming increasingly common in videogames. It's an important part of the game industry's business model, but the chairman of the Youth Protection Commission of the State Media Authorities warned that it may violate laws against promoting gambling to children and adolescents. Click here to read more.


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