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What's your opinion on gambling in video games?

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23 hours ago, Dr. C said:

but the loot box angle definitely raises some concerns. 

Is it really gambling when you're not really risking anything? Technically, a loot box can be set up to always give out something. Sure, it's usually something that you don't want;  but it's something that can be used, regardless. But the real issue is getting to the point where you're dumping a lot of actual money for something that you might not even get with the amount that you paid for.

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22 hours ago, Armchair General said:

Is it really gambling when you're not really risking anything? Technically, a loot box can be set up to always give out something. Sure, it's usually something that you don't want;  but it's something that can be used, regardless. But the real issue is getting to the point where you're dumping a lot of actual money for something that you might not even get with the amount that you paid for.

Well if you wanted to classify it as gambling it’d be lottery but I see your point as well.

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I'm fine with gacha games as long as spending real money on them doesn't feel too forced. In my case, the only gacha game I have played so far is  FEH and I haven't spent a cent on it,  mostly because I consider that FEH has rates that allow you to pull 5 stars without being in need of buying orbs. However, I do think that gambling in video games should be regulated to kids as they might get addicted to it. I 100% prefer video games where yo directly buy the desired item over the ones with loot boxes.

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I love gambling, so I don't see anything wrong with it. Casinos are an easy way to make money, both in real life and in video games. Before the pandemic, I used to go to casinos several times a month. But because of the deadly virus, I try to have less contact with people, so now I only play at online casinos. My friend showed me some casinos gamstop uk. Actually, playing online is better than physically.  I can enter the casino and play at any time, even from my phone. It's very convenient.

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gambling with in-game minigames isn't a problem at all, for me

gambling with lootboxes and anything which requires actual money, though, i quite hate that

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I wouldn't even call Gatcha games gambling, as there's no potential for monetary reward. It's just plain extortion. But even putting aside the real mo at aspect, gambling in video games usually just plain isn't fun. Though maybe that's because I don't have an inclination for gambling in general. I like to play poker for the actual game aspect of it (which for that very reason is why I wouldn't play a video game version) aspect, but stuff like slots and in game currency, that's just the game randomly telling me if I win or lose, or testing how well I can press the A button a single time. It's just plain not fun. I'd always just buy the coins for the prize in pokmon games back when the slots were a staple of it.

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