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ESA says Nintendo will disclose loot box odds

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Nintendo will be joining both Microsoft and Sony in disclosing loot box odds with a target date of 2020. The news was revealed by the Entertainment Software Association‘s Michael Warnecke, who is the company’s Chief Counsel. Here’s what Mr. Warnecke had to say:

“I’m pleased to announce this morning that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have indicated to ESA a commitment to new platform policies with respect to the use of paid loot boxes in games that are developed for their platforms,” Warnecke said. “Specifically, this would apply to new games and game updates that add loot box features, and it would require the disclosure of the relative rarity or probabilities of obtaining randomized virtual items in games that are available on their platforms.”

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    1. those are free to play games. also with Heroes, you can play the entire game without paying a single cent, pretty sure its the same with Dragalia Lost though i could be wrong, not sure about Dr, Mario World. im pretty sure that this will mainly affect games that you pay that is also games as a service.

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    1. Every ridiculously overpriced digital game content is a problem with todays games! Be it lootboxes, consumables (should be downright illegal!), single items like weapons, clothes, cars etc.or paid access to certain features. These should all be removed from gamees. The only thing that should be allowed is expansions, which is a collection of content to extend an already complete game. Things like new story arcs, new maps including characters/vehicles etc. or more levels/puzzles/songs, depending on what genre the game is. Paying $20 for an expansion on which a team of developers worked for a month is fair. Paying $20 for an armor that one artist worked on for just one day, is a scam!

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