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@desertninja420: Honestly, the whole "randomized card packs" is part of the whole reason I could never get into trading card games, so I'm not a fan of those either.

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I'll give them that the "minor-oriented video game" line is vague, but the fact that the ESA consider loot boxes to be "innovative and compelling entertainment experiences" is WAY more damning.

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@uninspiredcup: I agree. I just wanted to make the point that the Japanese themselves turned Godzilla into a hero character long before the US ever did.

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@uninspiredcup: Just focusing on one tidbit here.

"The story itself is Japanese, much like Godzilla, which America changed to a hero protector figure"

So, have you seen any of the Japanese Godzilla movies from the 70s? Japan turned Goji into a hero figure themselves.

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At the very least, I think it should be a rule that lootboxes are required to tell you the exact odds of getting any possible item.

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@burnferl: Except, that's not entirely how it works. Do you know how albums are produced? The producer pretty much has the say-so on what does, and doesn't, get included on said album. The artists themselves have comparatively little creative control on that part. Entire albums have been redone if the producer says it wont sell. Also, it's extremely easy to know what you're getting with music as opposed to film, what with review embargoes that exist, among other things.

Hell, when it comes to art in general, a lot of time the artist WILL redo a piece if it's a commission and doesn't meet the commissioner's requirements. It's one thing to make the art FIRST and THEN sell it, It's an entirely different animal when the artist is being paid to make that art from the beginning. This is a bit different though, seeing as how, technically, HBO is the commissioner. So it's HBO's requirements they had to meet, not the consumer's. On HBO's part though, ticking off the consumer is a good way to lose subscribers.

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@masterfrankgrimes:

"They didn't have to live up to any expectations except their own."

That's the kind of thinking that leads people to getting fired in literally any other line of work, which is part of my point here. It's the kind of thinking that they're above criticism that annoys me. Instead of saying "we screwed up, we'll have to try better next time", they blame the viewers instead.

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Considering how the Star Trek IP has been handled lately, my expectations for this to not be botched are near nil.

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People in the entertainment industry really need to grasp the concept that if you charge someone for something, it is a product, and at that point is valid to all types of scrutiny. Just because you worked hard on it doesn't make you exempt from it either.

With most jobs, people would be lucky to only have a petition (which they don't even have to act on) to deal with after such a level of criticism.

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@gamingdevil800: Derp, normally my reading comprehension is pretty good, but man did I drop the ball this time.