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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

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

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 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

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


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