The Bobby Blackwolf Show

663 - 05/26/19 Bobby Blackwolf Show - Oculus Rift S Impressions, Loot Box Legislation

  • I went to MomoCon in Atlanta for a couple of hours, and it's a great show that's not just anime.
  • The Oculus Quest came out this week, and it sounds like it really is a liberating wire-free VR experience that is worth the money.
  • I, however, got an Oculus Rift S, and after having some issues getting it installed (headset sensors weren't tracking) I really like the fixes they made.
  • There is now proposed legislation to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions, but it might be too broad, or just make our games cost more at the point of sale.


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e3vL
6/3/2019 9:06 PM

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Personally a fan of the bill. Never a fan of lootboxes and their predatory behavior to waste your time.

Seeing where gaming is going, will be glad if the bill passes. No charging by the hour to stream games [coins in a machine]

Doubt there will be a huge inflation on video games.

First party, Sony and Nintendo (non mobile/smart phone sector) for example, tend go traditional route with no paid loot boxes without having to pay premium price.

Only way I see a huge up-cost in games is if investors pressure 3rd party who are currently doing lootboxes (Activision, EA, Bathesdea) to increase prices.

Even then, gamers may still favor 1st party games over 3rd party, forcing 3rd party to change with the times or see them fall with frequent lack luster AAA releases (quantity vs quality) to catch up with demand.

Sad to see the gaming industry abuse gamers to the point where the government had to get involved. Shame.

Also, if this bill passes; will mobile smart phone gaming be destroyed?
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6/3/2019 9:09 PM

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*mobile smart phone gaming market
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