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Loot Boxes ‘Robustly’ Linked To Gambling

There has been a long-standing argument as to whether games that feature loot box mechanics are, technically speaking, a form of gambling. Admittedly, this pretty much boils ...

April 4, 2021 at 10:38 am by

Germany Proposes Law to Make Games With Loot Boxes 18+

There has been a debate for many years now as to whether loot boxes within video games are ‘ethical surprise mechanics’ (as EA would call it) or whether they are ...

March 10, 2021 at 9:08 am by

YouTube to Add Feature Blocking Gambling/Drinking Adverts

While falling down a YouTube black hole a few nights ago, I started to get moderately surprised at just how many potentially questionable adverts were being deployed on the ...

December 12, 2020 at 1:02 pm by

ESRB to Introduce Loot Box Warning Labels to Games

Loot boxes within games have been a contentious subject for many years now. They are so contentious in fact that Belgium recently introduced a law banning them entirely. ...

April 14, 2020 at 8:33 am by

Committee Recommends UK Regulates Loot Boxes As Gambling

The subject of loot boxes has been a very contentious subject for gamers and its certainly giving both politicians and lawmakers something to think about. The main crux of it, ...

September 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm 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

Betting Sites Offer Odds On Game Of Thrones Final Season

Game Of Thrones Earlier this week, HBO finally announced some of the hottest and most anticipated news in TV. Specifically, the date in which the final series of Game of ...

January 15, 2019 at 10:26 am 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

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

Survey Says Loot Boxes ‘Psychologically Similar’ To Gambling

Survey Finds Loot Boxes Are ‘Psychologically Similar’ To Gambling Loot crates in games have certainly been a huge focus of attention over the last year. The matter ...

September 18, 2018 at 11:58 am by

Valve Tells Dota 2 Teams Not To Accept Gambling Sponsors

Dota 2 Teams Told Not To Accept Gambling Sponsors It’s a popular opinion shared by many. The day eSports made it was the day that gambling firms started accepting bets ...

August 15, 2018 at 2:18 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

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

Professional Starcraft Player Arrested For Alleged Match Fixing

Professional Starcraft 2 Player Arrested In the last 5 years, the world of online gaming has expanded massively both in terms of provides and prize monies. As with many ...

March 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm by

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


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