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EA Hilariously Calls Loot Boxes ‘Ethical Surprise Mechanics’

EA Calls Loot Boxes ‘Surprise Mechanics’ I think most would largely tend to agree that, like it or not, loot boxes are part and parcel of many AAA gaming releases ...

June 20, 2019 at 10:30 am by

US Senator Tables Bill to Ban Loot Boxes & Microtransactions

Senator Proposes Lootbox & Microtransaction Ban I’m not entirely certain when this actually happened, but today both loot boxes and microtransactions are seemingly ...

May 9, 2019 at 10:04 am by
BioWare Celebrates Anthem Development Passing Alpha Stage

Bioware Hiring People to Redesign Anthem Loot System

Anthem Loot System When Anthemwas released last February, it was initially exceptionally well received by both fans and critics. Since then, however, interest in the game has ...

April 18, 2019 at 11:27 am by
BioWare Celebrates Anthem Development Passing Alpha Stage

Anthem Players Call For General Strike Over ‘Epic Loot Drops’

Anthem Players Call For Strike! Since it’s release last month, Anthem has proven to be a surprisingly big hit. While EA might have been a little in the doldrums, this ...

March 14, 2019 at 10:32 am by

Apex Legends Player Spends £380 On Items – ‘It Wasn’t Worth It’

Apex Legends Launching earlier this month, Apex Legends is proving to be a huge success for EA as it forms the latest addition to what many would’ve considered an ...

February 23, 2019 at 10:02 am by

UK Launches Crackdown On Gambling Ads In Children’s Content

Crackdown On Gambling Ads There has been a very long-standing argument in many world governments as to the effects of gambling on children. We have, for example, seen loot ...

February 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm by
Fortnite's V-Buck Llamas Now Reveal Contents Before Buying

Fortnite’s V-Buck Llamas Now Reveal Contents Before Buying

Transparency in Fortnite Loot Boxes Loot boxes have been a controversial topic for the past year. Various governments worldwide have even expressed concerns about its ...

January 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm by
Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Starts in January 24

Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Starts on January 24

Early Start for the Lunar New Year Blizzard has now officially announced the Lunar New Year event start date for Overwatch. Surprisingly, it is much earlier than some rumours ...

January 18, 2019 at 3:43 pm by

Federal Trade Commission To Investigate Loot Boxes

Federal Trade Commission To Investigate Loot Boxes Loot boxes (or crates if you prefer) are perhaps one of the most controversial parts of modern gaming. The boxes, which are ...

November 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm by
Australian Govt. Calls for "Comprehensive Review" of Loot Boxes

Australian Govt. Calls for “Comprehensive Review” of Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes Under Fire Down Under Almost at the same time as the United States Federal Trade Commission confirmed an investigation will be underway regarding loot boxes, ...

November 28, 2018 at 10:48 pm by
The US Federal Trade Commission is Investigating Loot Boxes

The US Federal Trade Commission is Investigating Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes Under Investigation Again The US is finally getting around to looking into loot boxes before the end of the year. The news comes directly from the Federal Trade ...

November 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm by

Valve Shut Down Loot Boxes For CS:GO In Belgium and Holland

Valve Shut Down Loot Boxes For CS:GO In Belgium and Holland Loot boxes have been the subject of much discussion in the last year. With ever-growing reports of people spending ...

July 13, 2018 at 11:59 am by
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EA To Reveal Loot Box Odds In Fifa 19 and Madden

EA Confirm That Loot Box Odds Will Be Revealed On Fifa 19 The Fifa franchise is certainly one of EA’s most lucrative series. Every year they release a game that is ...

June 30, 2018 at 4:10 pm by
ESRB Starts Labeling Video Games with Microtransactions

ESRB Starts Labeling Video Games with Microtransactions

Lootboxes, Microtransactions and In-Game Purchases The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is adding a new feature besides an age advisory to video games. The American ...

March 1, 2018 at 2:42 pm by
Overwatch Teases More Skins Ahead of Blizzard World Launch

Overwatch Teases More Skins Ahead of Blizzard World Launch

Overwatch’s largest update includes the launch of the massive “Blizzard World” theme park map due on January 23. However, it will also include several skin, ...

January 22, 2018 at 3:13 pm by