After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add ‘In-Game Purchases’ Label To Games

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As pressure from pundits and politicians mounts, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) said today that it will start adding the “In-Game Purchases” label to any game that lets you pay real money for digital goods.

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After months of controversy over loot boxes, the ESRB said today it will start using a new "In-Game Purchases" labe…
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What do you do if it's a nintendo game, like mario odyssey, which currently has no announced paid in-game purchases…
The ESRB is actually not very good at all at tech so I'm like super unsurprised by their bad take
What a crock of shit
Hahahahahah
a label that will be on both games like overwatch, 2k, bf II and the witcher 3 or dishonored
Well, that's just pointless #GameDev #IndieDev #LootBox
What's the fucking point then
Sounds like the ESRB really wants to have this stuff regulated by the government.
so they did... NOTHING.. tada
HAHA, OH WAOW nevermind then
So a whole Lotta nothing?
👏👏👏👏 killin' it 😂😂
Not nearly enough tbh.
Well that really doesn’t help anyone, does it?
Wow, might as well not label then if you are going to give this label to pretty much every video game...
I dont know what people expected. Although the label would technically be true under either circumstance.
yeah, it is basically completely irrelevant, as about every game released these days has DLC, even indie games
Good job ESRB...
parabéns reddit
Swing and a miss.
Remember, the ESRB is there to provide cover for the industry. They ARE NOT government regulators. They DO NOT work…
Yeah this is nothing. The government is going to get involved. @EA ya fucked it up
Ugh, that's super useless and doesn't protect the consumer at all. Get it together @ESRBRatings
One step forward, two steps sideways
not good enough @ESRBRatings
Great, more ugly worthless labels on physical game cases.
The ESRB accomplished absolutely nothing with this so...way to go...I guess?
Wait, oh. What?
Monster Hunter World can't relate!
This doesn’t help lol
I highly disagree with loot box as gambling but my question is if a game doesn't plan on having DLC, but then gets…
FINALLY!!! Some REAL progress! 👍🏻
It's a small change, but an insignificant one for clueless parents buying games for their kids without playing them…
Great, this fixes nothing.
So you just add lootboxes in with your day 1 patch/soon after launch patch. Publishes should hire me (not even ta…
😓 I feel like this will just add so much more confusion to the issue.
Fucking hell, those jerks are just trying to obfuscate the problem.
Since the ESRB is completely controlled by game publishers this is unfortunately not surprising
No to zaszaleli <slow clap>
Wait nvm no “👏🏽👏🏽”, an expansion like The Frozen Wilds and new gameplay changing weapons in loot boxes are not the…
Physical games with in-game purchases, or purchasable DLC at time of release, just got served?
If parents aren't reading the ESRB descriptions for games like GTA and buying it for their kids anyway, they aren't…
So instead of dealing with the real problem they cast a wide net just to say we did something by doing nothing
Well that sure doesn't help.
assim como já tem esse label em todo mobile game
👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
Basically if your game has this sticker its either To Play B.Not Finished C..All Of The A…
Step in the right direction
LMAO, Not good enough
“my eyes!! the [labels] do nothing!”
Exactly. This does nothing and what about games that add in game purchases after?
Utterly useless if it doesn't say what kind of microtransaction. Massive difference between a loot box and an expan…
Good. I don’t think these things are inherently bad but I do think they should be labeled correctly
OK so every game will have this.
Having the same label on every box basically renders this moot. What a fucking clown car.
I understand the definition of a “loot box” is loose but if the label doesn’t differentiate between static expansio…
What the fucks the point then?
Expansions (AKA DLC) not being differenated sounds dumb. At least PEGI has a "Gambling" tag already, and that alre…
After months of loot box controversy, the ESRB said today it will start adding an "In-Game Purchases" label to vide…
This is what the label will cover. Fairly general- In game offers to purchase digital goods with real world curren…
Why not "Endless Money Holes" tho
It's a start, I guess. But in-app purchases (please dont call it that) are in any modern game
“We certainly considered whether or not loot boxes would constitute as gambling. We don’t believe it does. We think…
Well if thats all they are gana do get ready governments to get involved! That is way to broad! 2018 RIP Video Game…
"todos os jogos modernos vão ter um selinho a partir de agora"
This seems like a suitable solution for 10 years ago. It's almost like they want Congress to regulate this problem.…
Won't change anything, but yea sure whatever🤷🏽‍♀️😂
that's it? That's your solution in regards to regulating the shitstorm you've allowed upon gaming. This doesn't sol…
A step in the right direction to deter parents from having their wallets plundered by their children. Also yeet.
Algo es algo! ya al menos se advierte que pagar por tal juego te puede hacer gastar mas aún. LOL 😂
Steps in the right direction.
Isnt that already a thing?
Yes! Still doesn't help to much but it's a start
Its a start anyways.
this doesn't differentiate between expansions and microtransactions (which like everything that isn't a remaster ha…
dude, yes. finally, something good happened. hopefully, this will give the bad stigma all the other ESRB labels h…
Took them ages to do that
its a start, i guess
So.... every video game ever, by that definition?
ah la esbr los de las pegatinas de +18 en mamá me compras el gta: san andreas, que la madre del vecino se lo compró…
even more steps! we're getting closer!
It’s an old play, but it worked before.
@Protomario It's a step I guess
Think this label will be on most games out? Lol
After months of loot box controversy, the ESRB said today it will start adding an "In-Game Purchases" label to vide…
اینم از این. همه چیز به یک لیبل روی بازی‌ها ختم شد. از اول هم قرار نبود دَرِ دکّان آقایون تخته بشه
the labels are now the exact same as mobile gaming lol
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If this isn't a slap in the face to every critique about the ESRB then I don't know what is.
Recién? 😂
This literally doesn't solve anything lol.
Reading between the lines here, it seems the ESRB's strategy is to make the disclaimer vir…
This is like a gambling regulatory body warning people that casinos sell food, drinks and hotel rooms…
Pretty much sums it in a nutshell.
The smallest kind of bandaid.
The ESRB's version of "thoughts and prayers"
It is about dang time
eh, the intention here is pure but the execution seems faulty and overly broad. plus, i'm not sure how many parents…
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) said today that it will start adding the “In-Game Purchases” label t…
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
gamers it is with a full heart i share news that We Did It
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add "In-Game Purchases"Label To Games @legalinspire @dianaqiao…
Pretty w/e on this. In a world where dlc and other micro-transactions are the norm, fighting for this label is kind…
ESRB to add “In-Game Purchases” label to games.
In other words @ESRBRatings will not follow it's own rating system and make gambling mechanics AO like their rating…
Horseshit. The ESA doesn’t want to differentiate between “in-app purchases” and lootbox gambling. Once they do, the…
Concerning the new label from the @ESRBRatings for in-game purchases, how complex of a process is this to add the l…
Keeping the consumer informed of what they're purchasing is key 🔑🔑🔑#videogames #lootboxes #ESRB #forbes
What difference with this truly make for #games? Does it apply to publish games in online marketplaces like…
Az ESRB ezentúl feltüntettei a dobozon, ha játékbeli vásárlási lehetőség van egy játékban.... de nem tesz különbség…
After months of loot box controversy, the ESRB said today it will start adding an "In-Game Purchases" label to vide…
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games - Kotaku
Video games are saved.
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
Was pretty surprised to hear that this wasn't already a thing, but none the less, a well needed addition to game la…
Still its bullshit that lootboxes are draining everyone's money away.
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games via @kotaku
In practices useless, as @ESRB Ratings a not visible on in the app stores where most loot boxes can be bought
*eyeroll* After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games via @kotaku
This is a pretty big deal. Also worth noting that for once the console/video game industry seems to be taking a cu…
You have a kid? Well the ESRB thinks you are all idiot children that cant figure out what a loot box is. This is...
Thank fucking god: After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games via @kotaku
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
The ESRB is effectively saying that "because lootboxes are fun, they do not constitute as gambling." Disgusting.…
Well at least it's something. Not really the legislation that some are looking for (not that I really think that is…
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games via @kotaku
@ESRBRatings will add a designation of "in-game purchases" to its labeling requirements for games with loot boxes a…
Adding text for "in-game purchases" without giving any details/differentiation between DLC, microtransactions and l…
#Gaming After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games - As pressure from pundits an…
It's almost like it should've always been this way! . . via @kotaku
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games: As pressure…
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
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"And it's very much in our industry's best interest to make sure it stays that way."
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games via @kotaku
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games ༄ As pressu…
Good step. But as @jasonschreier recognized, disclosure will apply to almost every game, and it’s meant more for co…
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games via @kotaku
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
I wonder if the whiners will stop whining when the new label appears on every modern video game.
What do you guys think? Have they done enough?
I think you missed the point @ESRBRatings...
@Totalbiscuit how's this for a discussion on Co-op? lol
This is where I got your quote from:
Microtransactions will now be part of ESRB's rating system -
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games #microtransactions #ingamepurchases
The whole point of the ESRB is to educate and inform parents and guardians, to guide them in informed purchases.…
After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games #videogames #feedly
A win for our young gamers and their parents. "After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label…

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