Ars Technica: Senator Hawley announces bill banning loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics

Ars Technica: Senator Hawley announces bill banning loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics. “Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today announced plans to introduce ‘The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act,’ which would target ‘the exploitation of children through ‘pay-to-win’ and ‘loot box’ monetization practices by the video game industry,’ according to a summary released by Hawley’s office.”

The Verge: Luxury loot box sponsorships are tearing YouTube apart

The Verge: Luxury loot box sponsorships are tearing YouTube apart. “Some of YouTube’s biggest channels are facing backlash from both viewers and other YouTube creators after promoting a form of loot box-style gambling with a company called Mystery Brand. Both Jake Paul and Brian ‘RiceGum’ Le have run sponsored videos promoting Mystery Brand — a $100,000 offer that other YouTube creators said they’ve also received and turned down.”