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The Podcast: A Turning Point For Loot Boxes?

Haydn and Brendan discuss the potential consequences of recommendations that the UK government introduces regulation

It's a smaller team this week, but no less meatier a discussion. Haydn and Brendan debate the potential fallout from the DCMS committee's recommendations that the UK government regulate loot boxes under gambling laws.

While these remain recommendations at the moment and are not enforceable laws, it's nonetheless a concerning direction for the ongoing debate around how the games industry monetises its audience. 

We discuss the various responses to the report, the implications such laws might have for the industry, and how this latest news -- when combined with headlines of crunch, abuse, mass layoffs and more -- is not painting the best picture for the games industry.

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