Brazil Justice Launches Inquiry & Opens Process To Ban & Illegalize Loot Boxes

7.04.2021
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SOURCE 1: www.bbc.com/news/technology-53253195
SOURCE 2: www.begambleaware.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/Gaming_and_Gambling_Report_Final.pdf
SOURCE 3: www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-56614281
SOURCE 4: www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-06-brazil-launches-inquiry-to-ban-loot-boxes
SOURCE 5: esportsobserver.com/brazilian-justice-loot-boxes/
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    YongYeaYongYeaUukausi sitten
    • @YongYea Two questions for you. What do you think will happen if instead of loot boxes game companies start selling overpowered guns/characters/player cards at their storefront for outrageous prices like over $1,000 per item? It will no longer be considered gambling cause you know exactly what you're getting but for an inflated price. Number 2: do you think game companies will ever make it literally impossible to unlock in-game items through gameplay and force us to pay real world currency for everything? For example, now in FIFA Ultimate Team you earn roughly 500 coins per game so do you think EA will ever stop giving us coins for playing games and force us to buy everything with real money? I would greatly appreciate your reply

      David SimonyanDavid SimonyanUukausi sitten
    • Garena is gaming platform for East Asian countries

      Dalimil LazanDalimil LazanUukausi sitten
    • @alpha34098 hahahahahaha, as if not selling a game in Brasil has ever stopped us, it's just a game and expensive one at it, people woudn't be that mad about it. And for what is worth it's an ANCED cause over the whole country, so there will be an investigation made by PF (brasilian FBI) and it will be taken to the Supreme Court, the law already exists so this won't need the Congress or the President (thanks GOD), they will just say "hey this new thing falls under that old gamblig law" and that's it, of course not that fast or simple but it's almost a certanty!!

      bufnipabufnipaUukausi sitten
  • "In Brazil, things do seem to move foward" Finally, something we're ahead other countries

    DigitalHorizonDigitalHorizon19 päivää sitten
  • Valve ?!? do they have lootboxs ?!? never seen any

    custumecustume21 päivä sitten
  • back in the days: "I have finally unlocked all the Characters, Weapons, Tracks, Levels, Items, Secrets, etc..." now a days: "I have finally paid for all the Characters, Weapons, Tracks, Levels, Items, Secrets, etc..."

    BeatmasterACBeatmasterAC27 päivää sitten
  • In countries where lootboxes are banned in TF2 you can still get crates but you cannot open them in the country.

    Jonathan TorresJonathan Torres28 päivää sitten
  • Dude I support this but how is Brazil gonna focus on games when they're doing worse with the pandemic, amazon is dying, and bolsonaro practically did a soft coup.

    epiphone casinoepiphone casino29 päivää sitten
  • About riot games, I don't really feel like I'm pressured on spending on gambling cosmetics on their games since it's much more worth buying them directly. Garena on the other hand though, they handle LoL on SEA countries and they have event tie-ins that do include predatory gambling.

    lyriC YTlyriC YT29 päivää sitten
  • Just for reference a launching game cost here in Brasil is literally 1 third of the minimal wage given the high rate of taxes for everything you buy, but for games is specifically and absurdly high, so we definitely do not need spend more money with loot boxes, even so a lot of people go off their way to buy games that are already very expensive by themselves, for it is a very appreciated entertainment here.

    Rafael LoschiavoRafael Loschiavo29 päivää sitten
  • When it comes to money, the brazilian government doesn't joke around, just the alleyway of the Workplace Safety, there's a norm specifically for fines, and it can snowball really fast

    Br StrikerBr Striker29 päivää sitten
  • Good Job Brazil.

    Daniel HaoDaniel Hao29 päivää sitten
  • The thing is that the game companies will just make a even worse system after they can’t do loot boxes anymore!

    Super star 500Super star 50029 päivää sitten
  • The best kind of prize is a surprise, right EA?

    The CaretakerThe Caretaker29 päivää sitten
  • Based Brazil

    LordVader1094LordVader1094Uukausi sitten
  • The only good news coming out of brazil these days

    kevin henriquekevin henriqueUukausi sitten
  • even one of the most corrupted justices in the world have a limit....

    icardiasicardiasUukausi sitten
  • The best way to make 90% of the world make loot boxes illegal is to make the US declare them as totally legitimate and fair, then they'll know that they are dangerous and harmful, lol!

    omegagilgameshomegagilgameshUukausi sitten
  • Notice how Blizzard wasn't in that list, I think its because they do it best with overwatch, get one free every level or for doing event/quest stuff and if u want u can spend money but it's 100% cosmetics, nothing u need so just play, have fun, get free stuff and if u really wanna spend money then do it Even for events like Halloween when u level up u get a Halloween box and not a normal one like most games would do and make u pay for these cosmetics where Blizzard let's u try and get them for free Other companies need to take notes

    Sak AtackSak AtackUukausi sitten
  • This sounds like a pre-alert for corruption procedures, tbh. "We're gonna do this so if you're interested..."

    Miguel SilvaMiguel SilvaUukausi sitten
  • So, if all 13 of those companies continued to sell loot boxes, that's a collective total of over 63 MILLION USD made PER WEEK! You think they'll use any of that to help the poor?

    omegagilgameshomegagilgameshUukausi sitten
  • I was gonna say that this won't matter to EA because their GDP is higher than all of Brazil, then I decided to fact check that. Boy, was I wrong!

    omegagilgameshomegagilgameshUukausi sitten
  • Despite the world being in a bad situation people dieing people losing their jobs the $500 console price tag despite games being $70 They are still doing whatever they want Which Proves they don't care about nothing but the money in people's wallets

    ChrisChrisUukausi sitten
  • now we´re really going to brazil

    BrunoBrunoUukausi sitten
  • Thou shall not trust Zillie’s “Justice” System.

    Toga FighterToga FighterUukausi sitten
  • Belgium despite being a small market have a bigger influence in the EU tahn you think being one of the founders and some other reasones involving the UK, Germany and France; it's just a matter of time before lootboxes are banned in the EU; and fines wont be as small either if you remember the plus 700 million dollar fine that microsoft had to pay for not letting you pich another browser

    promajopromajoUukausi sitten
  • FIbothrs are obsessed with loot boxes

    Andrea RossiAndrea RossiUukausi sitten
  • how ironic is the country which ban and illegalize loot boxes is the one with good soccer's reputation.

    Kenshin 811Kenshin 811Uukausi sitten
  • HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE

    Cesar A.Cesar A.Uukausi sitten
  • Dunno if YoungYea will read this but this writing is interesting in terms of these kinds of subject, look up "Loot Boxes in Japan: Legal Analysis and Kompu Gacha Explained".

    Prima StanislausPrima StanislausUukausi sitten
  • "Brazil is a small market" HAHAHAHA

    Omar MajeedOmar MajeedUukausi sitten
  • 700k is pointless they make billions a year the fine is less than they make. It should be jail time and like 5 million a day. Which would truly dissuade them. Right now this is just the equivalent of a fly landing on yer cheeseburger lmao.

    xanikarxanikarUukausi sitten
  • Jokey Smurf was the inventor of the original loot box. Surprise!

    Gabriel BooromGabriel BooromUukausi sitten
  • This guy is a super joy...

    wally4 gollywally4 gollyUukausi sitten
  • Time to go to brazil

    dirzy doodirzy dooUukausi sitten
  • Seriously, worldwide, this should already be implemented and not "talked about". These "surprise mechanics" are akin of slot machines no "ifs or buts", only one seeing these aren't are the ones exploiting these/letting these happen.

    ANOUNYMOSGAMERANOUNYMOSGAMERUukausi sitten
  • $700k a day is roughly $21.7m a month. $130m over 6 months

    RickyRickyUukausi sitten
  • Hell yeah, hope this doesn't just stop at the big companies. This kinda shit absolutely saturates the mobile market where they charge you upto 5$ for a roll/pull with the stupid pay 45$ for 10 rolls!(1 SSS guaranteed!) bs. This needs to be nipped before it becomes anymore cancerous to the industry.

    Von HoenhineVon HoenhineUukausi sitten
  • Looks like lootboxes have gone to Brazil...

    G.W.G.W.Uukausi sitten
  • Se é bom para o povo provavelmente não vai acontecer. Aqui, sabemos disso.

    Sergio VassariSergio VassariUukausi sitten
  • Brasil “small market” lol Sorry, but that’s wrong.

    Crash SiteCrash SiteUukausi sitten
  • Knowing Brazil as I do, this is either: Not go any forward than this or they will tax the amount payed in 50% or more so they can profit from it. It has a small chance of happening, though.

    Victor VelangaVictor VelangaUukausi sitten
  • It's not a ban it's a surprise prohibition

    Supercalifragil IstaphobicSupercalifragil IstaphobicUukausi sitten
  • The U.S. justice sucks.

    Beef SupremeBeef SupremeUukausi sitten
  • Brazil has a big gaming market

    Yuri BritzYuri BritzUukausi sitten
  • one can not talk about fun when fighting gambling in video games, but this news does bring a smile on my face

    alex aalex aUukausi sitten
  • Genshin Impact: *haha money goes keqiiing*

    Mo sanMo sanUukausi sitten
  • Finally the house of lords does something good

    no ahno ahUukausi sitten
  • Well done Brazil. Much respect.

    SnappyJonSnappyJonUukausi sitten
  • Anyone else see that this loot box ban in brazil is just going to make it to where companies are just going to pull out of brazil when it comes to marketing maybe even fully. Idk I just feel like this is salving nothing.

    CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDCLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDUukausi sitten
  • They should also ban DRM

    AnonAnonUukausi sitten
  • Happy about the regulation, but thumbs down because I just can't stand you

    WolfsmokeWolfsmokeUukausi sitten
  • If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... Game companies: it's a fun surprise! No. A Kinder Egg is a fun surprise. Finding $20 in your jacket pocket is a fun surprise. Grinding you have to pay for is not a fun surprise.

    SkyWolfAlphaSkyWolfAlphaUukausi sitten
  • It's not regulation. It's Surprise keeping-gambling-out-of-the-hands-of-kids.

    Mr. SpongecakeMr. SpongecakeUukausi sitten
  • i imagine FIFA lootboxes stings extra hard for Brazilians because football is life over there. i know i would be extra pissed off if my main game contained such insane gambling mechanics. but i'm not attacked to any gaming franchise at that level.

    THE16THPHANTOMTHE16THPHANTOMUukausi sitten
  • If only china would do the same. The problem would have solved itself.

    Red SpadeRed SpadeUukausi sitten
  • The only way I will see loot boxes as gambling is if there are weapons and characters locked behind them, similarly to old Battlefront 2 and Call of Duty. Cosmetic only loot boxes aren't as harmful, especially like Overwatch.

    Yolopup 123Yolopup 123Uukausi sitten
  • They are only surprise mechanics. SUPRISE your addicted!

    friendly saladfriendly saladUukausi sitten
  • Riot as lootboxes??

    2001laurance2001lauranceUukausi sitten
  • Brazil is a HUGE market (top 10 worldwide). Sadly, dont count on us to win this battle, justice in Brazil is slower than the continental drift.

    Fernando FariaFernando FariaUukausi sitten
  • When is a big country gonna finally regulate loot boxes? The UK seemed promising, but we haven't heard anything from them since the fall of last year. If Brazil does something, EA will just stop selling FIFA Points there just like Belgium and The Netherlands and say it's non-material to their financial performance

    David SimonyanDavid SimonyanUukausi sitten
  • Goverments will used this not to end loot boxes but to end games especially more violent games.

    John verisJohn verisUukausi sitten
  • I feel as though brazil has bigger issues

    GreyscaleTVGreyscaleTVUukausi sitten
  • i dont see the us regulating lootr boxes anytime soon sadly as much as i would love to see that

    NytrusdeathcydeNytrusdeathcydeUukausi sitten
  • EA you're going to Brazil. Activision, you too. Ubisoft and Bethesda, you guys are THIS close to joining them

    Michael The Undead MariachiMichael The Undead MariachiUukausi sitten
  • Months ago the Brazillian Justice prohibited Sony from Banning Players. Simple as that. If they lose this one, it will be shameful.

    Omega Bright-HawkOmega Bright-HawkUukausi sitten
  • They should change the 72% tax on videogames.. It is obscenely expensive here.

    Raphael DiasRaphael DiasUukausi sitten
  • HAHA! Good!

    Marvin The MartianMarvin The MartianUukausi sitten
  • Feel like if things proceed and Loot Boxes are proven to be gambling, the companies should have to refund the $ earned by there shady practices! That might affect some change and make companies think more before they raw dog there customers again!

    Jolly Killer83Jolly Killer83Uukausi sitten
  • Good

    Stretched AlmondStretched AlmondUukausi sitten
  • Yeah! Now ea is getting sent to brazil. If you know the meme...

    Mini IsaacMini IsaacUukausi sitten
  • The government just want's there kickback they don't care

    mudbeast21mudbeast21Uukausi sitten
  • So dope this will destroy monetizing incomplete games … and make multiplayer fair and even

    Savlo SavageSavlo SavageUukausi sitten
  • Outlawing loot boxes is a vital step to getting corporations back in line and make it clear they are not above the law.

    ronisin710ronisin710Uukausi sitten
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    jordan saundersjordan saundersUukausi sitten
  • Ah yes. Our people is dying and we desperately need vaccines while the government doesn't care about the pandemic and families are starving because this situation never seems to end. But banning loot boxes is nice too.

    Leandro M.Leandro M.Uukausi sitten
  • Normaly i dont agree with boomers about anything gaming related but i agree with them about this

    dragon mandragon manUukausi sitten
  • Garena is from Singapore

    UltimantisUltimantisUukausi sitten
  • All the companies will refuse to pay the fines, and the Brazilian authorities will not enforce it. They will most likely be bribed to look the other way. Brazil is high on piracy anyway because videogames are so unaffordable there, so all the companies will laugh it off and refuse to acknowledge this law since they are not a big gaming market (legal gaming I mean).

    Avishek SainiAvishek SainiUukausi sitten
  • Aye shit it's not every day you can say something positive about Brazil. Bom trabalho, porra

    Kalil IllinoisKalil IllinoisUukausi sitten
  • restricting them is ok, but not outright ban them.

    Yusei255Yusei255Uukausi sitten
  • The way things are going it, they may forbid Kinder Eggs too lol

    REKCEPREKCEPUukausi sitten
  • I am just waiting when and if countries like China and Russia ban them..... THAT will have effect. To be honest I really do not expect them to get banned in America anytime soon.

    Marko ZecMarko ZecUukausi sitten
  • It took so long. Gambling is not just illegal here. It's a felony.

    Carlos DinizCarlos DinizUukausi sitten
  • Yeeeeaa. Progress. One step at a time, we are getting there. Maybe devs will start making more good games now.

    YouhavetoguessitYouhavetoguessitUukausi sitten
  • I hope the next target is gacha

    Darshan BKDarshan BKUukausi sitten
  • I didn't even know of this lol

    Aether 776Aether 776Uukausi sitten
  • God, I hate Brazil so much

    MyxtqMyxtqUukausi sitten
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    Christ the way, truth, lifeChrist the way, truth, lifeUukausi sitten
  • Europe is definitely a bigger market than america.

    Danny MorrowDanny MorrowUukausi sitten
  • So does gacha games count such as Dokkan and 7ds

    KelsConvosKelsConvosUukausi sitten
  • Ea: "But the surprise mechanics!!!”

    HizhangoutsHizhangoutsUukausi sitten
  • High five Brazil. Hit em' where it hurts.

    SiegeSiegeUukausi sitten
  • of all countries, Brazil did it first?

    nightsage217nightsage217Uukausi sitten
  • I am surprised that Brazil out of all of Latinamerica started this

    M0DM0DUukausi sitten
  • Unfortunately, it is way too easy for corporations to grease some palms and sway the leaders of a fascist government. We’ll see what happens with this legislation.

    ThatDarnSkagThatDarnSkagUukausi sitten
  • The current warning on video games are akin to putting 'May give you a slight cough" on a packet of smokes

    MrRezMrRezUukausi sitten
  • FINALLY! A step in the right direction.

    barrelracer318barrelracer318Uukausi sitten
  • Wow I am impressed about my country

    * Uszkera* UszkeraUukausi sitten
  • HUEzilians assembling to dislike lootboxes, o like it.

    GuigondiGuigondiUukausi sitten
  • What are publishers who have forgotten how to make real games going to do now? Go out of business I hope.

    Bone LonesomeBone LonesomeUukausi sitten
  • BRASILIA NUMERO UNO PEDRO II #1 !!!!

    Jordan CvenJordan CvenUukausi sitten
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