Hawaii Rep. Chris Lee Offers Update On Loot Box Front: "Things Are Happening"

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor December 19, 2017
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It's too early to tell if any legislation will come from it, but at the very least, Representative Chris Lee of Hawaii knows his audience. He's taken to YouTube before to present his progress on fighting loot boxes and their predatory nature, and he's got a new video up today.

Titled "You're actually making a difference in this fight," Lee's latest video illustrates his struggles to get some lawmakers to grasp the concept of loot boxes in general. Overall, "things are happening," he says, and it's because "the community, all of us together, are stepping up to the plate."

Other lawmakers are coming on board, too. The video features statements from state representatives from Connecticut, North Carolina, Minnesota, Georgia, Washington, and Hawaii. Lee advises gamers to keep "pushing it to keep the pressure up" and the description of the video urges players to take a few minutes to call their local representatives, offering a sample letter they can use.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (6)

Feb 2 years ago
Put a TAX on loot boxes. Then they won't give a sh!t about any of this anymore.

leon 3 years ago
How it is gambling ?
I am not a big fan of lootboxes but usually you get roughly. what you paid for...according to the state of market and prices.

Then there is promotional stuff, giving "loot" to people who socialize a lot, and this kind of thing, but overall it s not gambling. Buying a few lootboxes never gives anything of value.
People are misleading themselves.

123 14415 3 years ago
watch all that will happen is government will want their hands int he pot and keep them the same way they are now.

January 3 years ago
It very sad that people are being brainwashed by gambling there money on loot boxes for certain chance to get something rare in a video game. I see why multiplayer is becoming the future gaming more often than ever today generation.

backstabber 3 years ago
would be better to ban politics and politicians.

blademasthur 3 years ago
good job!!!! fight the lootboxes and microtransactions!!!


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