Greedy Publishers In Trouble As 12 New Studies Link Loot Boxes To Problem Gambling

3. april. 2021
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SOURCE 1: www.bbc.com/news/technology-53253195
SOURCE 2: www.begambleaware.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/Gaming_and_Gambling_Report_Final.pdf
SOURCE 3: www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-56614281
SOURCE 4: www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/02/video-game-loot-boxes-problem-gambling-betting-children?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
SOURCE 5: www.esrb.org/blog/in-game-purchases-includes-random-items/
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  • It's not evidence, it's a surprise reality check. SURPRISE MECHANICS (MERCH): www.yongyea.com PATREON: www.patreon.com/yongyea TWITTER: twitter.com/yongyea TOP PATRONS [BIG BOSS] - callmevocal - Charlie Galvin - Devon B - Jonathan Ball - Joseph Lavoie [BOSS] - Gerardo Andrade - Joe Hunt - MD archenangel - Michael Redmond - Peter Vrba - Sarano - Shepard Gaming - skyrimfan14 - Time Dragonlord [LEGENDARY] - BattleBladeWar - JT Scout - NEO JASON VAMP - The Brothers Tiegs - Theron Webb - Yue

    YongYeaYongYeaMåned siden
    • Just some observations: 1) FIFA is HUGE in Brazil, it is probably one of the biggest markets of the game. 2) Brazil isn't a small market for gaming, it is actually among the biggest ones.

      giovanealexgiovanealexMåned siden
    • 10:20 there's no such thing as ethical monetization outside the initial perches

      Michael ProstMichael ProstMåned siden
    • @Xeric2007 lol, he does it with one word in every episode, not just this, he picks a common word and pronounces it exactly as it's spelled, he's trolling us. I refuse to believe he's that illiterate. I know if i were making videos and a word i want sure of came up I'd look up the correct pronunciation. Or I'd have fun trolling people lol

      Rusty MustardRusty MustardMåned siden
    • "Ply-mouth"?... It's pronounced "Plimmoth"...

      MicHaeL MonStaRMicHaeL MonStaRMåned siden
    • @Rusty Mustard not everyone knows the true way to properly pronounced the term.

      Xeric2007Xeric2007Måned siden
  • And yet it is so far-fetched to gamers about what Grand Theft Auto has done to kids susceptible to violence over the years. 😬 Nope, can’t admit that, “ We Love that game, and Rockstar too much.” Right? And when I say susceptible, I’m talking surroundings: Gang neighborhoods, poverty stricken areas. You know, the places where developers base their games in that make billions for them.

    Dub XYIDub XYI6 dager siden
  • Love how YongYea managed to monetise (hehe) EA's piss poor excuse for loot boxes.

    cross countercross counter18 dager siden
  • they're gonna make a pay to win battle pass

    MakseminoMaksemino19 dager siden
  • Kinder Eggs are kinda lootboxes too honestly... remembering when I was a kid and bought a sh*ton whenever possible to get the "rare " figures..😶

    Zaihao LightsbaneZaihao Lightsbane21 dag siden
  • yeah I'm glad I'm slowly getting away from gaming. gaming have trun into nothing a greedy cash grab

    Vito D TinVito D Tin22 dager siden
  • My only addiction has been, is, alcohol. When I see it in shows or in games it triggers that part of me that misses having a cold brew on a hot summers day, or the homely background chatter in a bar with friends, and I get a urge to drink. But the idea sold to me isn't the reality of how my addiction playes out. So I (try) to hold firm. But I never realised until I got older and my addiction partially ruined my life that there's so much alcohol-commercial *everywhere* . As well as excuses, or romantization, or alcoholism. I used those myself. It makes me feel bad whenever loot boxes get discussed, because even if the idea of enjoying gambling is entirely alien to me, I get the idea of an addiction. Of how temptation can be so damning. So seeing it marketed towards kids is atrocious, as both a jurist and an (ex) alcoholic I can say it's also illegal... It's just that lawmaking is much slower than the internet.

    KrehlmarKrehlmar23 dager siden
  • Nothing will really change, 1 word, Gacha. Same mechanic different name. And Gacha is legal so good luck.

    Ivan NedelchevIvan Nedelchev24 dager siden
  • Activision uses fomo and meta to sell their micro transactions. Not loot boxes but still predatory behavior

    Johnnyc56Johnnyc5625 dager siden
  • Problem gambling linked to problem gambling

    Alex Jay BradyAlex Jay Brady26 dager siden
  • Jokes on you there was a glitch on battlefield 1 that gave me 193 free battle packs

    PYRO is SPYPYRO is SPY26 dager siden
  • I love your videos, I just wanted to let you know Plymouth is said “Pli-moth” with a short i. I would never be brave enough to try to pronounce American place names

    Bavv MordaBavv Morda27 dager siden
  • just dont buy lootboxes 4head

    Sbs SaiduSbs Saidu27 dager siden
  • You killed me with Ply-Mouth :D

    Georgi DimitrovGeorgi Dimitrov27 dager siden
  • Didn't they ban Kinder Eggs in the US cause a kid might accidentally eat the plastic egg inside? Food for thought there

    A Redheads RamblingsA Redheads Ramblings29 dager siden
  • I got addicted... ended up spending 467.45 on APEX... Loot boxes are gambling... Don't trust what the publishers say, we need to hold them accountable.

    Barnacle headBarnacle headMåned siden
  • Loot boxes are a shameless cash grab based solely on random number generation. I don't see how we haven't came to the conclusion that it is gambling, already. I used to play Star Trek Online. There were guys in my fleet that spent over $200 a week on keys to open the loot boxes and the item draws were worse than powerball odds. Pay-to-play format has become a greed fueled disease. I won't play any game with a cash loot shop anymore. Closest I came to that crap as a kid was baseball cards and magic the gathering.

    Lord WinterLord WinterMåned siden
  • Shouldn't be the ratings raised to 18+ if such loot box feature added?

    Joshua N. AjangJoshua N. AjangMåned siden
  • If their own parents don’t care then don’t come crying to me.

    cubeincubescubeincubesMåned siden
  • Of course we don't call the big spenders "whales" the exact same way casinos do. That's just a strange cOinCiDEncE. Even though our games look and act the exact same way as gambling games and definitely are!

    MoonyOllieMoonyOllieMåned siden
  • Lets remember that younger kids are targeted; kids are more easily manipulated and can develop trends; dependencies and early addictions at a higher rate. I see many of these games companies as predators; in the same way as a child rapist, and no that is not too harsh; these companies need to be seen for the damage they do.

    Jay DJay DMåned siden
  • Any politicians care to point out that if your game is safe for children as the rating suggests then parents shouldn't need to use parental controls to block their children from accessing those portions/games?

    LyrroLyrroMåned siden
  • In-game currency = Chips = Gambling

    Shiloh the NomadShiloh the NomadMåned siden
  • I like the plug, Yong. Smooth, but also not shoved in our face. Well done.

    faismasterxfaismasterxMåned siden
  • fortnite doesnt have lootboxes tho

    Ya Boi YoshiYa Boi YoshiMåned siden
  • I am just gonna say one thing , I am 32 years old who played and loved games since i was 10 years old. I also bet on sports which i am not gona pretend is my addiction of gambling, the only positive side to that is that i have a limit in which i can control myself that much that i dont put myself into danger of losing all my income, but i am addictive because i cant go a week without betting. and loot boxes are goddamn straight gambling , they give you the same feeling to the teeth, the only way i dont open that many loot boxes is i realize they have absolulty 0 real world value but the problem is if you introduce that to the kids they dont know that yet their world is all about games and school , they dont understand yet that real world value so it has potental to really destroy their lives .. its scummy practice and it should be defaultly banned in games that are advertise to kids. Now go ahead games have a loot boxes in your games but make sure your games is 18+ only ...

    Eko StimEko StimMåned siden
  • I my honest opinion gambling in video games is wrong in it self but when it's in games designed for kids then it where it crosses the line of course companies will not rate it Mature it will hurt there sales SMH it's sad for companies to prey on kids maybe screw up there lives to make a quick buck this is why parents need to pay attention to what there kids r playing it can save a kid from problems in life

    Tony MetzgerTony MetzgerMåned siden
  • I work in casino gambling... There's a certain genre of facade in the client-facing aspect of it, usually regarding false certainty of winning, engaging in nonsensical beliefs on how to control outcomes in the players' favor, and encouraging outrageous risky bets. There's also the genre of facade facing the law, and the genre for facing the general public. Video game publishers seem to be the most clueless people in the biz. They can't get anything right. It'd amaze me if they ever found out that the square peg wont go into the triangle hole.

    ASpookyGhostASpookyGhostMåned siden
  • PLY-Mouth? lol that sounds so wrong hah

    imiccaimiccaMåned siden
  • Loot Boxes = Gambling.

    TheHighGuard UKTheHighGuard UKMåned siden
  • Fifa is a 3+ in the UK ....

    A RA RMåned siden
  • Pretty hard to ignore that 12 of 13 number there. Let's see what they do with that.

    IAteItGuyIAteItGuyMåned siden
  • The way you said Plymouth made me want to scream

    Shaun DickinsonShaun DickinsonMåned siden
  • You know something is up when the House of Lords actually do something

    Shaun DickinsonShaun DickinsonMåned siden
  • The hell is with the recommendations. If they dont wanna be classified as gambling, allow actual purchase of wanted item if real money is to be involved, not any "chance" bullshiet. Simulated gambling totally with in game stuff, fine, but if real money is to be involved, it should be direct purchases. Still damn hate microtransactions on fully paid games, tho But hey, money

    GoukenGoukenMåned siden
  • yeah i don't think this happens "because parents aren't aware" as much as it happens "because parents don't pay attention to what their kids are doing", or , "what the world is doing to their kids". it's like some dumb adult believing sugar cereals are healthy because the box says they're fortified with vitamins and minerals. you could argue this is not being aware (which is very true as well), but that education falls on the parent. they should probably make sure lil timmy isn't in fortnight being exposed to degenerates, or at the least, playing minecraft to just dig large crematoriums then burning virtual organisms alive in them for hours on end whilst laughing crazily.

    doodoostickstaindoodoostickstainMåned siden
  • man you are always taking about this

    shatganshatganMåned siden
  • They are aware how harmful they are, but because of how much money they make from it they will deny anything about it so they can keep using the system to milk their community. I really hope that when it's been regulated and it's actually considered as gambling by law. That EA and other companys has to pay for refusing to fix their lootboxes and basically destroying many kids lives

    Peter GorgioskiPeter GorgioskiMåned siden
  • Lol me as a kid when I’m learning to read Plymouth THATS HOW ITS SPELT

    Unforgiven GamingUnforgiven GamingMåned siden
  • Someone doesnt know about Plymouth Rock.

    meowmix808meowmix808Måned siden
  • PLY MOUTH!! LOL!!!

    Daniel CucklerDaniel CucklerMåned siden
  • This is one of the reasons why I don't buy anything by EA anymore get rid of the loot boxes and I'd be more likely to try buying an EA game I don't even want to touch Electronic Arts backed indie game. It's the indie game companies fault for siding with Electronic Arts.

    RED SEA GAMINGRED SEA GAMINGMåned siden
  • Gambling is gambling.

    Inazuma65Inazuma65Måned siden
  • They are not willfully ignorant! They know exactly what they are doing!!!

    Martin EnglishMartin EnglishMåned siden
  • the only thing that lootboxes should ever be is a game drop. you should never be able to buy them. grinders get the loot while casuals just have to deal with it

    iAmPjiAmPjMåned siden
  • The difference between DLC and expansion packs vs loot boxes and "currency packs" is simple. The former ADDS to the game; the latter TAKES AWAY from it. The former is pro-content; the latter is anti-content.

    JonahtheMannJonahtheMannMåned siden
  • plim-uth

    Aaron BenedettiAaron BenedettiMåned siden
  • The ESRB isn't there to protect consumers. The ESRB exists to prevent government regulation of the game industry.

    David MeierDavid MeierMåned siden
  • Titanfall 2 shows there is no problem with lootboxes. ... When they are free, given to you rapidly, are fair and ultimately are for cosmetics and none gameplay items.

    Lee O NardoLee O NardoMåned siden
  • So it’s all the FIFA and NBA players who are literally buying themselves in the game that drives the game??? Lol that’s hilarious!!!

    Dethlok719Dethlok719Måned siden
  • "ply mouth " lmao hopefully this lootbox shit get removed

    BeowulfBeowulfMåned siden
  • 15:28 My thoughts exactly

    Socially Anxious GamerSocially Anxious GamerMåned siden
  • if they're going to monetize their games like free games, we should pay for their games like free games.

    youngelink4200youngelink4200Måned siden
  • It's not gambling it's surprise mechanics.................guy in the background: BULLSHIT! I am joking.

    herbet sonherbet sonMåned siden
  • Whales 🐋

    Akrid XAkrid XMåned siden
  • Mobile titles especially. Look at Marvel Strike Force or Star Wars. They take well known brands and use gambling models in the extreme. MSF has multiple types of loot boxes, 2 game passes, multiple forced bottle necks, timed releases that go over months or years. They charge 80 to 100 for minor unlocks. It is shameful.

    Area CodeArea CodeMåned siden
  • Random thought. If EA truly believes that thier "Surprise mechanics" is "completely fun and ethical" how come they arent advertising it and showing how fun it is? 🤔

    RandoDilRandoDilMåned siden
  • somedays when lootboxes were banned, publisher will simply blatantly monetize power with fixed price, like legendary gear that material can be farmed once a week, and you got one every week, and on cash shop you can buy one for 10$ each , spending 500$ will skip 1 year worth of time gated farming lol

    Adi KurniaAdi KurniaMåned siden
  • Everyone is talking about lootboxes, what about gacha lol? That is a whole new terror.

    Shapeshifter Jigshaw HoudiniShapeshifter Jigshaw HoudiniMåned siden
  • Love you Yong but that pronunciation of Plymouth made me recoil in both shock and horror

    Tom VernonTom VernonMåned siden
  • (meanwhile in Genshin Impact) waifus KEKW pepegaSwipe

    Koded ArtKoded ArtMåned siden
  • Look man I've been thinking about this for a while and I actually have the perfect solution. You want the modern gaming ecosystem to go away with loot boxes and pay-to-win crap and all these miles of worthless microtransactions right??? Believe me when it gets to the point the parents are on the news talking about how these companies rip their kids off believe me that negative PR, it's going to trickle down to almost a stopping point. I mean see the thing is the kids are getting ripped off a lot of kids are getting ripped off but the media doesn't care about kids but you get enough of the parents involved they'll get the media and the politicans involved and I promise you these fucking worthless piece of shit companies that has been ripping us off for all these years while not me but other people will be almost kissing the public's ass overnight. Look at what happened with the creation of the ESRB. Kids were playing violent games nobody cared until the parents noticed it and then the parents started to care enough parents got pissed off that they got ahold of the media and the politicians and BOOM!!! All video games are now rated and not because the kids were pissed off because the company's pissed off the parents who have the voting power and the money.

    The world as Justin sees itThe world as Justin sees itMåned siden
  • Here is my suggestion on the warning label, a wite box to cover the bottom 2 cm of the box, thick black border and, the writing then is: Loot boxes lead to gambling... If you cannot picture it, buy a pack of cigarettes....

    Marco FerroMarco FerroMåned siden
  • lol 😆🤣😂

    Robert MackRobert MackMåned siden
  • Imagine if loot boxes got banned. Game companies would actually be forced to make good games to make sales quotas.

    Eric LopezEric LopezMåned siden
  • Hard to take you seriously when you're Ply-mouthing all over the place.

    Alan DonalyAlan DonalyMåned siden
  • Gamers should not have to pay a single cent for any cosmetic content. That used to be included in games a part of unlockable content based on the player capacity to finish the game or do some sort of achievement, which added to the fun factor and replayability of the game. With the internet era, they found a way to rip off consumers. To make them addicted. They just flat out created a paywall. Sometimes the content is even already on the disk, with should be illegal. The only content a consumer should pay for, is extra DLC that has been developed post release of the game, and that adds a significant amount of content to the game to justify the price. We should speak with our wallets. Think of all the things in life you could buy with the money you are giving away for "digital fairy dust"

    J.A.ZJ.A.ZMåned siden
  • That yongyea stress ball “ surprise mechanic “ is actually fucking hilarious.

    Darth VaderDarth VaderMåned siden
  • If Lootboxes are not gambling "by the letter of the law", that is only because such gambling laws were made in a world that no longer exists. When gambling laws were first made, there were no loot boxes, there was no internet, there were no video games. Lootboxes ARE gambling (paying money for random reward), but they are legalised gambling.

    musingartisanmusingartisanMåned siden
  • Yong is like three dog. Loot boxes the enclave

    andrew suttonandrew suttonMåned siden
  • "Ohhhh fuck off". Best response ever

    - Burnt Toast -- Burnt Toast -Måned siden
  • Spread awareness

    Bryan SmartBryan SmartMåned siden
  • Gambling is something you do in a back alley with dice. gaming is something you do with your family in Las Vegas 🤣 that's all we're doing hanging out with our family and gaming 👌

    Liam MaloneLiam MaloneMåned siden
  • I spent hundreds of dollars years ago on FIFA when I did not have a correct concept of money. EA takes advantage of young minds who do not understand how much they are spending in the long run. I remember thinking “oh it’s only just $10” and then another $10 and another and another. Fuck EA.

    Zayd NuraniZayd NuraniMåned siden
  • our government is a shitstorm but they do atleast get some things right (uk)

    Jesus KunJesus KunMåned siden
  • Search for ‘Tony of Plymouth’ and thank me later. Some classic comedy.

    Ro BearRo BearMåned siden
  • New studies linking lootboxes to gambling?!?! That's so shocking that gambling is linked to gambling!!!

    Travis PaskiewiczTravis PaskiewiczMåned siden
  • University of "Ply Mouth" 😆

    Morgue Original MusicMorgue Original MusicMåned siden
  • "just because you can do it.... Should you?"

    Enn3rd AnimatesEnn3rd AnimatesMåned siden
  • kinder eggs are also gambling. i remember buying like 20 with my weekly allowance just to get this cool sonic look alike. u could roll him up into a ball. and i was so happy when i got him finally. even painted him blue. so u cant tell me that isnt gambling. paying a lot of money to get that one toy i wanted.

    MicisoMicisoMåned siden
  • Lmao ply......mouth

    BD MatsterrrBD MatsterrrMåned siden
  • Like most companies... they don't care as long as they get paid.

    Mr. RobotoMr. RobotoMåned siden
  • "PLY-MOUTH" -- 10/10, perfect pronunciation.

    Nayuj SemajNayuj SemajMåned siden
  • I don't play and ignore games with loot boxes. Check youtube reviews for any loot boxes and I wait for about 1 year before buying the game....you know them surprise loot boxes updates.

    ToyaToyaMåned siden
  • I love it when Americans pronounce British cities. It tickles me.

    Weegie NamjaWeegie NamjaMåned siden
  • i see nothing wrong with loot boxs as long as there unlock is via in game only no real momey involved top bad 99.9% dont do that

    Stormorc GamingStormorc GamingMåned siden
  • I find it amusing, that people need to do studies to link loot boxes to gambling. Slot machines are considered gambling. It's set in stone now. Loot boxes gives a random item from a table, and people keeps opening them hoping to get that extra rare thing, just like slot addicts keep spinning hoping to get that extra rare combination of symbols. Here, I did a study. Is it worth any dollah?

    Fatal ExceptionFatal ExceptionMåned siden
  • PLIMB ITH not PLY MOUTH hahahah

    Kyle RobinsonKyle RobinsonMåned siden
  • Shocking news! Study found that gambling is gambling!

    Tyrian3kTyrian3kMåned siden
  • "Plimmoth" Not "Ply Mouth"

    OP_ SnoozeOP_ SnoozeMåned siden
  • Gooooood

    Jack TheflashJack TheflashMåned siden
  • Plym-outh

    DamoclesDamoclesMåned siden
  • Kinda proud to say I never paid to open a lootbox. Only free ones.

    Richard JonesRichard JonesMåned siden
  • So are we gonna only tackle "lootboxes"? But not "Gacha", which is WAY worse than lootboxes can be???

    Medz AwesomenessMedz AwesomenessMåned siden
  • I will never understand this. Doing research to see if this is just like gambling is like doing research in smelling feces to find out if it smells disgusting.

    Demonic AkumiDemonic AkumiMåned siden
  • there's no such thing as ethical monetization outside the initial perches

    Michael ProstMichael ProstMåned siden
  • omg I need one of those stress boxes!! What an amazing idea! I love it!

    Kuro KagegashiKuro KagegashiMåned siden
  • Best use of the f bomb !! Dam right !

    SuperJamesusSuperJamesusMåned siden
  • I don't understand how the "separation" of in game currency magically makes your loot box purchase "not gambling" under any law. When you play Poker at an actual casino you have to purchase "in game currency" in the form of Poker chips.

    David ReddigDavid ReddigMåned siden
  • When you go to a casino you don't go directly to a table you have yo buy chips to play same thing happens with video games.

    Michael WilliamsonMichael WilliamsonMåned siden
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