US. Senator Josh Hawley has announced a draft bill that could apply new consumer protection to videogames played by minors. In particular, it targets games played by under-18s and aims to ban various forms of abusive monetization practices such as loot boxes and sweepstakes. The aim is for the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the proposed rules of the law by treating the distribution of games that violate the law as unfair trading practices.
The Senator still needs to introduce its legislation, which is currently known as the Law to Protect Children from Abusive Games. although he was soon to enforce his plans to submit the bill to the US Senate.
The Entertainment Software Association has issued an answer in the light of the bill proposed today, claiming that "numerous countries, including Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, found that loot crates are not Gambling and that the organization will look forward to providing the Senator with the tools and information that the industry already provides to keep control of the game. "Game Issues with the Parents."
Though not a secret is that the Play Store offers a flood of games that are clearly aimed at children with abusive monetization practices, if this bill is actually over. I have to wonder how the Android landscape will change. I'd imagine PC and console games will remain largely the same, with a few changes in the FPS and sports genre, though mobile is a whole other story, with the majority of high-profile releases in the Play Store using many of the abusive practices of the game The proposed bill would affect non-existence. For my part, I welcome such a change if it were to affect the excessively greedy craft of the Play Store, though I can easily understand why government confidence in governing something the majority who work for it hardly understands , certainly not the biggest position is in as a consumer.
Senator Hawley's & # 39; Abusive Games Act & # 39; filed with bipartisan support
On Thursday, US Senator Josh Hawley passed a law protecting children from abusive play. This legislation was created to ban the use of prey boxes (and other sweepstakes) in video games for children under the age of eighteen. It also appears that Hawley has received bipartisan support for the proposed bill from Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal. Strangely enough, it seems to be video games that have finally brought the divided politicians of the nation together to agree on something.