Molehill Mountain Episode 86 – Lawmakers Look To Legislate Loot Boxes

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Everyone but the video game industry saw this coming.

  • 20:30 – Loot Boxes and potential legislation
  • 59:56 – Publisher banned from Steam for strong-arming employees to review their own game
  • 1:07:20 – What do we think about the upcoming Five Nights At Freddy’s movie?

If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes.

Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower!

Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen. The show is edited by Andrew Eisen. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use. Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting.

Chat Transcript:

6:49 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone

6:55 PMaddictedtochaosHello

6:57 PMmatthew wilsonhi

7:00 PMmatthew wilsonso more monhun?

7:01 PMmatthew wilsoncrome is my prefered browser, but…….. wish it wasnt made in java

7:14 PMBornDistractedI noticed when using chrome on my Laptop it drains the battery fast…

7:15 PMaddictedtochaosI wasn’t allowed to watch any of those growing up.

7:16 PMBornDistractedSplash

7:21 PMLil eyehi

7:22 PMBornDistractedI don’t play on line

7:23 PMaddictedtochaosThe bane of gamers everywhere. I absolutely refuse to buy anything from a loot box.

7:23 PMmatthew wilsonI dont mind them, so long as its cosmetic only, gameplay effecting stuff is off limits

7:27 PMaddictedtochaosThey are tolerable in Injustice 2. They drop gear, but the game is very generous with them and they cost nothing to open.

7:31 PMmatthew wilsonthere are good versions of it, and bad ones. overwatch does it well I have ever skin I want I 10k credits to by any skin I want and havent spent a diome

7:33 PMBornDistractedrigged Loot Boxes suck…

7:33 PMaddictedtochaosEA, Activision and Ubisoft are some of them worst offenders. Though I’m sure there are others.

7:34 PMBornDistracteddidn’t Holland ban Loot Boxes?…

7:37 PMmatthew wilsonI know on xbox you can disable them atleast

7:39 PMMark IglesiaI hate loot boxes.

7:40 PMShinkei DEIYou can enable the option to ask for a password before checking out in PSN. Also you don’t need a CC to create a PSN/Xbox account, I have several accounts and I do not own a credit card at the moment.

7:40 PMShinkei DEIit could be my region though

7:42 PMBornDistractedwhat about with Indie games?…

7:42 PMaddictedtochaosIt should absolutely be in the ESRB description. I don’t need a bright red label screwing up the case.

7:46 PMBornDistractedWarning : Loot Boxes may lead to Bankruptcy…

7:50 PMDejaVoodeuxI’m sorry but can we slow down just a cunny hair and acknowledge that this is episode 86 of the molehill mountain show withAndrew Eisen and friend???

7:57 PMaddictedtochaosAt least it isn’t DOA volleyball there is around $600+ of costume DLC

7:58 PMmatthew wilsonthey cant they will say well less if they do

7:59 PMaddictedtochaosAll they have to do is keep their budgets in check.

8:00 PMaddictedtochaosIf they raise the prices higher I’ll stop buying them.

8:11 PMCZthat’s a five nights at Freddy’s 4

8:18 PMaddictedtochaosYay

8:19 PMaddictedtochaosHave fun with it.

8:19 PMaddictedtochaosNot needed the game does a great job teaching you what you need to know.

8:20 PMaddictedtochaosAgree completely.

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