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UK Gives Game Industry 1 Final Warning – ‘Regulate Loot Boxes or We Will!’

You would’ve thought that the whole issue surrounding in-game loot boxes was pretty straightforward and should’ve been sorted out years ago. I mean, I think ...

July 20, 2022 at 11:07 am by

Blizzard is Hiring a Microtransactions Manager for Diablo 4

I daresay that it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that the decent release of Diablo Immortal has come with more than a little controversy for Blizzard over the ...

June 13, 2022 at 8:22 am by

FIFA 22 Will Introduce ‘Preview Packs’ to Battle Loot Box Controversy!

Being as fair and diplomatic as I possibly can be, the opinion of whether ‘loot boxes’ in past FIFA games is a form of gambling is devided. EA says that they are ...

September 19, 2021 at 11:43 am by

EA Attempts to Defend Leaked ‘Loot Box’ Document

I think it would be pretty fair to say that if you were to take a general poll of gaming consumers, EA would probably come as one of the companies with the worst reputation ...

April 29, 2021 at 8:52 am by

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

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

Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo – No Drop Rates? No Loot Boxes!

One of the most controversial inclusions in modern gaming has to be the economics of ‘loot boxes‘. Put simply, spending real-world money to purchase these virtual ...

August 8, 2019 at 10:43 am by

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

Prince Harry Calls For Fortnite To Be Banned

Prince Harry Calls For Fortnite Ban While games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds might have kicked off the whole ‘battle royale’ genre, if we’re ...

April 4, 2019 at 4:12 pm 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

Quake Champions Replaces Loot Box System with Battle Passes

Overhauling the Quake Champions Economy Bethesda is making huge changes to Quake Champions’ economy for their December update. For one, loot boxes such as Backpacks and ...

December 8, 2018 at 2:52 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

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

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