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NBA 2K20 has literal gambling in it - do you care?

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Why bother caring about the inevitable? Casuals will buy 2k this year just like they have every year. They'll still play with it a few times a week, less and less as the months go by until another year rolls around and they repeat the process with the same game all over again.

And exactly none of them will really care that their sad basketball simulator had a casino built over it and enough of them will drop plenty of $$$ on the "surprise mechanics" to encourage EA to do it all again and again and again.

Of course I object to this nonsense. Any sane being would. But I don't play 2k, and I don't care that there are people out there with the freedom to be willfully complicit in being taken advantage of.
 

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Why bother caring about the inevitable? Casuals will buy 2k this year just like they have every year. They'll still play with it a few times a week, less and less as the months go by until another year rolls around and they repeat the process with the same game all over again.

And exactly none of them will really care that their sad basketball simulator had a casino built over it and enough of them will drop plenty of $$$ on the "surprise mechanics" to encourage EA to do it all again and again and again.

Of course I object to this nonsense. Any sane being would. But I don't play 2k, and I don't care that there are people out there with the freedom to be willfully complicit in being taken advantage of.
I miss the days of NBA Jam on the SNES. When basketball games were rad as hell.
 

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...EA doesn't own all of the sports franchises, guys. You do realize this right? They might've kicked all of this off with Battlefront 2, being the stubborn corporate idiots that they are, but they aren't the sole driving evil force behind all of this.

But yes, 2K are just as much greedy sluts as EA or Activision. Sports games and the intolerably gullible fans are going to be the bane of the entire industry because they idiotically bite into the same dunghill every single year. Other avaricious imbeciles such as Ubisoft and Warner Bros. have already began to experiment with how far they can push the envelope in their single player franchises, and Bethesda has left a disastrous stain behind them with their own idiotic endeavors. Hell, let's not forget that Rockstar dropped a whole entire casino on GTAV Online and got blocked in several countries, like a pack of idiots.

The reason that this crap keeps happening is because the rating boards (ESA, Pegi, etc.) are turning a blind eye to their own standards, as they are lobbied by the idiots from EA or 2K or whoever. According to their own guidelines, anything that constitutes as gambling, simulated or otherwise, achieves the exceptionally rare Adults-only rating. Pegi confirmed their idiocy not only by allowing gambling in a popular sports game, but giving it the lowest rating possible: Pegi-3, essentially letting infants into their casino. Keep in mind, people can cash in WITH REAL MONEY and watch the slots spin for cheap cards that HAVE NO REAL VALUE. These companies have no pangs of guilt so long as they can rake in oodles of cash by taking advantage of players.

If you know someone who gets this crap franchise every year, then please for the love of God tell them to stop. Raise awareness so that this idiocy can finally come to an end. I don't care if they get butthurt; they are ruining gaming by supporting the corporate asshats and that's the gist of it.
 
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...EA doesn't own all of the sports franchises, guys. You do realize this right? They must've kicked all of this off with Battlefront 2, being the stubborn corporate idiots that they are, but they aren't the sole driving evil force behind all of this.

But yes, 2K are just as much greedy sluts as EA or Activision. Sports games and the intolerably gullible fans are going to be the bane of the entire industry because they idiotically bite into the same dunghill every single year. Other avaricious imbeciles such as Ubisoft and Warner Bros. have already began to experiment with how far they can push the envelope in their single player franchises, and Bethesda has left a disastrous stain behind them with their own idiotic endeavors. Hell, let's not forget that Rockstar dropped a whole entire casino on GTAV Online and got blocked in several countries, like a pack of idiots.

The reason that this crap keeps happening is because the rating boards (ESA, Pegi, etc.) are turning a blind eye to their own standards, as they are lobbied by the idiots from EA or 2K or whoever. According to their own guidelines, anything that constitutes as gambling, simulated or otherwise, achieves the exceptionally rare Adults-only rating. Pegi confirmed their idiocy not only by allowing gambling in a popular sports game, but giving it the lowest lowest rating possible: Pegi-3, essentially letting infants into their casino. Keep in mind, people can cash in WITH REAL MONEY and watch the slots spin for cheap cards that HAVE NO REAL VALUE. These companies have no pangs of guilt so long as they can rake in oodles of cash by taking advantage of players.

If you know someone who gets this crap franchise every year, then please for the love of God tell them to stop. Raise awareness so that this idiocy can finally come to an end. I don't care if they get butthurt; they are ruining gaming by supporting the corporate asshats and that's the gist of it.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
 

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I care that it's happening because it shouldn't be. The current state of the gaming medium is abysmal in terms of monetisation.

But i dont care that it's in a sport game because i dont play them.
 

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I feel like I am a month late to this party, but I really hope the Senate and Parliament can both bring about some regulation to stop these greedy attempts at our hard earned cash.
 

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