US legislator calls out EA’s ‘predatory practices’ in Star Wars Battlefront 2

The video specifically addresses Star Wars Battlefront 2, the game that pushed the loot box controversy off a cliff. The title, for one thing, is “Highlights of the EA predatory behavior announcement,” and in case there was any doubt how he feels about it, Lee describes the game as “a Star Wars-themed online casino designed to lure kids into spending money.

“It’s a trap,” he says, showing off his Star Wars bona fides. “And this is something that we need to address to ensure that, particularly kids who are underage, who are not psychologically and emotionally mature enough to be able to gamble—which is why gambling is prohibited under 21—are protected from being trapped into these cycles which have compelled many folks to spend thousands of dollars in gaming fees online.

“We’re looking at legislation this coming year which could prohibit access, or prohibit the sale of these games, to folks who are underage, in order to protect families, as well as prohibiting different kinds of mechanisms in those games.”

From PC Mag

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