Topic

technology

9 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Marlene Kairouz

Change Gambling Laws to include gambling in Video games targeting the vulnerable.

In recent years, a growing number of video game developers and publishers have begun to introduce features into video games in the form of gambling that targets children and the vulnerable.  Even though it is not considered gambling under the law, it still shares many of the same traits and methods. This gambling comes in the form of “loot boxes” that can be purchased with in-game currency(often bought with real money) to get in-game items that majority of the time are worth less then what was paid for, or sometimes worth more, hence the Gambling.  This has started to heavily effect mine and many others experience with some games as “loot boxes” are starting to become a common thing with content starting to become difficult to unlock without buying “loot boxes” or games becoming pay2win due to the best items being locked into the “loot boxes”.  Examples of this are Star Wars Battlefront 2, Middle Earth Shadow of War and Forza 7 which have all recently received negetive feedback due to these “loot boxes”.  This is a problem that China has already addressed. Any game in China with “loot boxes” has to display the odds/chances of what will be inside the “Loot Box”. Another solution will be to make any game with a “loot boxes” must be adult only games with a big warning sticker warning the game contains Gambling. I find it extremely worrying that it is illegal for children to gamble in a casino or on pokie machines but is legal for a Video Game developer to add a real money gambling element to their games to prey on the young and vulnerable.     

Jarl bucci
32 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Sega Of America/Japan

To License and Release a Redefined Dreamcast Designed and Supported by the Community

We wish to bring back the Dreamcast. Not just for the fans who loved it so much the first time around, but to give it to a whole new generation of gamers. This will be the Dreamcast 2, with HD video output and the ability to play games from the internal storage. In signing this petition and pledging your support, each and every one of you will enable us to show our support in numbers in order to secure the high-end hardware we require, the publicity we need and Sega's overall approval for our finalized prototype. The new console should have a new but similar design, wifi, wireless controllers (4 maximum) 1080p or 4k true HD upscaling with a  HDMI output and an internal Hard Drive for storage plus many more exciting features. The console will have a custom OS built for it, and the ability to connect online to a Dreamcast Classics Store to purchase and download classic Dreamcast and other Sega titles in digital form and be played directly from the Hard Drive. We also have plans for possible backwards compatibility but none of this will come to fruition unless we have your support. NOTE: The picture shown does not depict the final product. This is clearly for demonstration purposes only. When we have a final design and prototype we will replace the current picture with the actual product. We need your support!

Dreamcast Reloaded
34,336 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Facebook

Bring the Facebook Messenger emoji font back

Facebook have decided to discontinue the much loved Messenger emojis, instead opting to switch the Android and Web clients to the Facebook emoji font, and iOS to the standard Apple Emoji font. These messenger emojis had character like the others didn't have, and of all the standard emoji fonts available, the Messenger ones were simply the best looking ones, standing out from the crowd, whereas the newer Facebook emoji font feels like a flat version of the Apple emojis. The Messenger emojis were introduced to bring about unity between the platforms, when they were introduced in June 2016 it was possible that an emoji sent from iOS would not be viewable on Android or visa versa. Although this may be less of an issue now, there's still the issue of the Water Gun emoji in the iOS font breaking the unity and other emojis simply convey a different message depending on whether they're the iOS or Messenger ones. By removing the beloved Messenger emoji font, you are bringing back the disunity between platforms they sought to break down. If the reason to remove the Messenger emojis is to avoid having to maintain two emoji fonts, the solution is simple: Use the Messenger ones everywhere instead of the Facebook ones. The Messenger emoji font is the better font of the two, and the better of all the fonts. Source: https://blog.emojipedia.org/facebook-discontinues-messenger-emojis/

Andrew Titmuss
29 supporters