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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

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 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

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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