It’s knee-jerk trash that will do little if anything to solve the problem. Did you even read the legislation? Literally the only ones that matter are the ones banning sale of any game with any form of both payment and random item drop to anyone under 21 - and it only punishes retailers. Which literally does nothing to actually fix the problem of blind boxes in games, it’s just punishing retailers for selling a product they don’t actually control, and will be absolutely ignored by big publishers, who still have 50 other states and literally the rest of the world to sell in.
Not to mention, y’all are ignoring a big old loophole - Can’t buy it if you’re not over 21? No problem - the overwhelming majority of consumers under 21 already have their games bought for them by a parent, relative, or guardian.
The others are warning labels - which we already know doesn’t really work, because people just train themselves to ignore the labels, as we’ve seen with the MUCH more dire cigarette pack warnings - and drop tables, and if telling people their chances of winning made a difference, the lottery literally wouldn’t exist.
It’s Storm-and-fury vote-gathering, not a solution. Bring me a solution, not penny-ante electioneering.
Christ, no wonder marketing teams the world over think gamers are suckers, tell us what we want to hear and we’ll nod and clap along like trained seals.
They should regulate CCG card packs also.
But they won’t, because they don’t care about the gambling, they care about making a noise to get votes to look like they care.