Belgium outlaws Lootboxes

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-04-25-now-belgium-declares-loot-boxes-gambling-and-therefore-illegal

I don’t really play games with loot boxes by and large. I think they may have possibly cropped up in a MMO or two ive played, but in those cases Ive just ignored them.

But I have followed some of the noise about their recent infestation across a whole lot of genres of games. I find it interesting that Belgium has just killed it outright. Though chatter elsewhere seems to imply so far that companies are just pulling their games from Belgium.

Not enough incentive to lean on more traditional revenue models till more European countries follow suit.

EDIT:

I didn’t realize it but the Netherlands has allready followed Belgium’s lead.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-04-19-the-netherlands-declares-some-loot-boxes-are-gambling

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brutal!