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EU Votes to Officially Investigate Loot Boxes and Microtransactions!

The debate surrounding loot boxes and microtransactions within games, despite much talk, continues to wage on. – Publishers like EA, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Activision, etc. ...

January 20, 2023 at 8:23 am by

EA Says Gamers “Love” Loot Boxes – In Other News, PR Team Accused of Smoking Crack!

I think it would be fair to say that despite the number of people who spend money on loot boxes, overall, the various methods of microtransactions that have continually and ...

August 16, 2022 at 10:15 am by

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

Diablo Immortal Character Max Out Costs $110,000?! (More Like Diablo Immoral!)

Diablo Immortal didn’t get off to the best of starts when it was initially revealed at Blizzcon back in 2018. – A moment somewhat cemented in the history of the ...

June 6, 2022 at 8:27 am by

Gaming Legend Sid Meier Warns Devs ‘Focus More on Gameplay, Not Monetisation!’

Sid Meier is undoubtedly one of the most respected names in gaming. Well known for his highly-popular ‘Civilization‘ franchise, when he has something to say about ...

March 1, 2022 at 8:16 am by

UK Introduces New In-Game Ad/Microtransactions Rules!

Microtransactions and in-game advertisements are undoubtedly a huge and very lucrative part of gaming. Particularly so in regards to the mobile remit. For many years, however, ...

September 27, 2021 at 9:38 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

EA Gets Slammed on ‘Not Needing to Spend Money’ in FUT 21

EA recently claimed that in specific regards to the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT 21) online game mode, anyone can build their ‘ultimate team’ without the requirement of ...

March 18, 2021 at 9:05 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

Loot Boxes Under Scrutiny (Again) as Student Blows £3,000 on FUT!

It’s a sad reality of modern gaming that many titles today have built-in ‘features’ that allow you to spend even more money on what is, for all intents and ...

July 10, 2020 at 9:22 am by

CD Projekt Red Clarifies Cyberpunk 2077 “In-Game Purchases”

Fans of Cyberpunk 2077 has recently been having a good laugh at some of the content noted within the game’s age-rating applications make with the various bodies around ...

May 8, 2020 at 11:41 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

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