Call for gaming loot box ban:
Gamers are creating huge bills in popular games like FIFA and Fortnite without knowing.
MPs say loot boxes should be recognised as a form of gambling and banned from being sold to children.
Loot boxes contain mystery in-game items, tempting players with the chance any of them could contain something of huge value.
An EA spokesperson told Sky News:
“We have an ongoing commitment to player safety and well-being whenever they are playing our games or engaging in our communities.
"We will continue to look at how we can contribute to productive research and solutions for the topics raised in this report, and we look forward to continuing our ongoing dialogue with the U.K. government.”
UK Parliamentary committee recommends banning loot box sales to children:
The British government should regulate loot boxes under gambling law, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended.
After nearly nine months of evidence gathering, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee today published its 84-page report into immersive and addictive technologies.
Chief among its list of recommendations were that paid loot boxes should be regulated under gambling law, and there be a ban on selling them to children.
The inquiry took evidence from all corners of the industry -- including developers, trade bodies, and academics -- and reported a "lack of honesty and transparency" among social media and game company representatives.
'Ban kids from loot box gambling in games':
Hey EA, you need to hire some new lobbyist