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U.S. Senator Asking ESRB to Change Game Rating Process on Regard to Loot Boxes

9 days ago   |   By IGN

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has issued a letter to the Entertainment Software Rating Board outlining her concerns with microtransactions, specifically with regards to loot boxes in video games.
Sen. Hassan expressed her concerns during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing in which she also questioned nominees to be Federal Trade Commission Commissioners if they would be willing to take a closer look at video game addiction and loot boxes, which Hassan believes may contribute to addiction.
Sen. Hassan specifically refers to games allowing "in-game...
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New Hampshire Senator Calls On ESRB To Consider Loot Box Approach Once More

New Hampshire Senator Calls On ESRB To Consider Loot Box Approach Once More

9 days ago   |   By GameInformer

The debate on loot boxes continues to rage. Despite the ESRB saying it didn't consider Loot Boxes to be gambling last October , groups within and outside of the gaming industry are urging the rating organization to reconsider.
The latest effort comes from New Hampshire Democratic senator Maggie Hassan. Hassan sent an open letter to the ESRB, questioning the predatory tactics that surround microtransactions, especially their effect on minors. You can read the full letter for yourself here:
Patricia Vance
President
Entertainment Software Ratings Board
Dear Ms. Vance:
I write to today...
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United States Senator pens letter to ESRB calling for loot box regulations

United States Senator pens letter to ESRB calling for loot box regulations

9 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

Senator Maggie Hassan has joined the growing list of politicians expressing concerns over loot boxes in video games. She has reached out to the ESRB in hopes that the ratings board will revise its reviewing practices.
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Senator calls on ESRB to re-consider loot boxes

9 days ago   |   By GamesIndustry

New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan says "at minimum" the ratings system should note when games employ the contentious business model
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