Nexon is fined for using shady lootbox ‘gachapon’ techniques in South Korea

    
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If you’ve ever been frustrated over online games refusing to disclose the odds of winning anything in lockboxes, then get ready to do a little fist pump for justice. South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission just fined MMO company Nexon for its failure to do just that in a pair of its games.

While companies don’t have to disclose odds for lootbox or “gacha” capsules in the west, in eastern countries it is much more regulated. Nexon was dinged for its failure to do this in 2016 for Sudden Attack and Counter-Strike Online 2 in a possible attempt to cheat players.

The two fines levied against Nexon by the FTC are $5,000 and $900,000, respectively. The company said that it will comply by revealing gacha odds going forward.

Source: MMO Culture. Thanks Leiloni!
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Mewmew

When they don’t have problems showing the percentage when it’s as bad as .8% for the best stuff, you have to wonder how bad it was that they were feeling they needed to try out not divulging it despite the law :D

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Bruno Brito

Oh boy!

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rafael12104

South Korea FTC did this?

Man, if SK FTC can do this, there is no excuse here in the USA. “Ugly” Americans would approve.

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Grave Knight

Wait, why is Sudden Attack’s fine 5k and CSO2’s fine 900k? Is it based on the number of sales or was there a lot more violations considering CSO2?

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Count Oakland

Got ya gacha gotcha!