1. UPDATE:

    ORIGINAL:

    http://www.pcgamer.com/belgium-says..._source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw

    weeeeew
     
  2. Oliver James

    Oliver James
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    Awesome! Go, Belgium!
     
  3. Starviper

    Starviper
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    Wow, that happened rather quickly. I wasn't expecting a ruling so soon.
     
  4. Nanashrew

    Nanashrew
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    Whoa
     
  5. HelloNewman

    HelloNewman
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    Oooh, get fucked EA gonna have to make a costume store and set fair prices.
     
  6. Kcannon

    Kcannon
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    Oh boy!
     
  7. Derrick01

    Derrick01
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    I never thought I would ever say Belgium is my hero, about anything, but here we are.
     
  8. Mazzle

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  9. FSLink

    FSLink
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    Good. Hopefully more countries follow.
     
  10. Brofield

    Brofield
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    Get this ball rolling in North America with the ESRB please. This is a good first step that someone has their head on straight
     
  11. Polioliolio

    Polioliolio
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    Huzzah! Take that!
     
  12. Seik

    Seik
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    Fuck yes!!

    Hopefully this is the beginning of something bigger!
     
  13. Mumford

    Mumford
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    Wow, this sounds huge. Hopefully this gains traction stateside.
     
  14. Spartancarver

    Spartancarver
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    Objectively correct.

    And if EA puts them back into BF II, then Disney will again be supporting gambling aimed at children.
     
  15. Plumpbiscuit

    Plumpbiscuit
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    Common sense prevails.
     
  16. Liquidsnake

    Liquidsnake
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    Wake up America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. ItsBobbyDarin

    ItsBobbyDarin
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    Holy shit !!
     
  18. sleepInsom

    sleepInsom
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    Belgium stays winning.
     
  19. MrNewVegas

    MrNewVegas
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    If the US declares them as gambling I believe they are immediately illegal based on the UIGEA of 2006.
     
  20. phanphare

    phanphare
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    that's good to hear
     
  21. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
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    Thank you Belgium :’)
     
  22. apeAsnake

    apeAsnake
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    Would this affect FIFA in anyway I wonder
     
  23. KoolAid

    KoolAid
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    Outright banning them might be too much, but they gotta control them.

    (also, games will still have loot boxes as devs will go through loopholes like overwatch already does in china)
     
  24. funky

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  25. Blackquill

    Blackquill
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    SO PROUD OF MY COUNTRY
     
  26. timmbp

    timmbp
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    Belgium Waffles to be renamed Freedom Waffles.
     
  27. signal

    signal
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    Wonder how the people who think "its fine if they are just for cosmetics" or "Overwatch is an example done right" feel about this.

    Also wonder if this will only be for paid games or f2p as well.
     
  28. BreezyLimbo

    BreezyLimbo
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    Average brain: This is good
    Big Brain: This will be bad
    Galactic brain: They will now simply and directly sell weapons as DLC and most games will become P2W
     
  29. addik

    addik
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    Aside from Belgium giving us fries, waffles, and Selah Sue, I now have this one to thank them for! Très bien la Belgique!
     
  30. GMM

    GMM
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    Will be really interesting to see the follow up discussion in the EU, this could have major ramifications for future monitization systems.
     
  31. Doctor_Thomas

    Doctor_Thomas
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    Yes, Belgium. Well done.

    Sadly, post-Brexit, the UK will probably only have games that use lootbox gambling.
     
  32. Yung Coconut

    Yung Coconut
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    I think this is a good thing. But game prices are also going to jump if this goes through.

    How do we feel about $80 games? Haven't spent that much on a videogame since the SNES/Genesis days.

    Edit: And all of the major publishers can thank EA for this. Thanks, EA!
     
  33. Danneee

    Danneee
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    Awesome! And the best think is that it pretty much only affects shitty companies with predatory schemes in their games.

    How do we feel about $80 games? Haven't spent that much on a videogame since the SNES/Genesis days.

    $80 games from EA and the companies trying to justify this crap you mean?
     
  34. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan
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    Good luck, even if they manage to do it, pubs will find a way.
     
  35. KimonoNoNo

    KimonoNoNo
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    I wonder if the Dutch will come to the same conclusion.
     
  36. Liquidsnake

    Liquidsnake
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    As you should be.
     
  37. kickz

    kickz
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    Belgian waffles yea
     
  38. Fularu

    Fularu
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    It should
     
  39. Well that was a lot faster than expected, lets see what they manage to do with this now that it is going to Europe.
    They need regulating not completely banning.
     
  40. Escalario

    Escalario
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    Bless ya Belgium.
     
  41. I guess the gaming lobbies were to slow to react. This sets a huge precedent.
     
  42. Quacktion

    Quacktion
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    Holy shit, we going in hard. Nice.
     
  43. JetSetRadio

    JetSetRadio
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    See you in 5 years.
     
  44. IgnotumCL

    IgnotumCL
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    Amazing news!
     
  45. Crayon

    Crayon
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    Euroban!!
     
  46. nynt9

    nynt9
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    Say goodbye to Hearthstone and Magic Online too, I guess. Belgium was never competitive in either anyway.
     
  47. Pankratous

    Pankratous
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    So how long until they are outlawed?
     
  48. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
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    Nope. Outright ban them.
     
  49. Musubi

    Musubi
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    I don't know how they define their definition of gambling but... its not gambling.
     
  50. Bold One

    Bold One
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