Posts Tagged ‘Loot Boxes’

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Fearing Government Intervention, IGDA Urges Games Industry to Self-Regulate Loot Boxes

IGDA has issued a global call to action.

FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes Over Child Gambling Concerns

Somebody thought of the children.

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Ireland Backs Away from Loot Box Crackdown

Microtransactions are safe in Ireland, for now.

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Several Gambling Authorities Have Signed a Document of Concerns Over Gaming and Gambling

Is the you know what finally hitting the fan?

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EA Might Be Defending Loot Boxes in Belgian Court


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Blizzard Loot Boxes Are No Longer for Sale in Belgium

Don’t gamble with the law

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2K Games Revises NBA 2K Microtransaction Options in Belgium and Netherlands

2K “disagrees” with the new loot box laws.

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5 Ways Overwatch Loot Boxes Need to Change to Stay Relevant

It’s hard to look at Overwatch’s loot boxes favorably in today’s gaming industry.

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French Gambling Regulator Refrains From Labeling Loot Boxes as Gambling

ARJEL wants financial institutions to step in.

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Dutch Gambling Authority Checking Games for Loot Box Changes, Threatens Huge Fines

Some gaming companies using loot boxes might have to do some quick Euro conversion math soon.

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Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé Says Loot Boxes Get a ‘Bad Rap’

Fils-Aimé’s statement raises an interesting point.

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Michael Pachter Thinks Loot Boxes Exist Because “Consumers Are Stupid”

Consumers like spending money on rare items.

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No Loot Boxes in Battlefield V, EA Confirms

Unknown whether the Battlefront II backlash shaped how they are doing content.

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Illegal Loot Boxes Draw Criminal Prosecution Recommendation From Belgian Gaming Comission

Activision Blizzard, Valve, and EA are under fire, though more publishers may soon follow.

Belgium’s Messy and Unclear Loot Box Gambling Regulation is a Slippery Slope for Video Games

Blanket regulations for gambling in casinos aren’t good enough.

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Dutch Authority Rules That Some Loot Boxes Constitute Gambling, Warns Video Game Publishers

Netherlands is now pushing for EU-wide legislation.

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Australia Adds Games with Loot Boxes to its ‘Online Gambling’ Guidances

Talks about games with the ability to resell loot box winnings.

The ESRB’s Labeling of ‘In-Game Purchases’ Does Nothing to Solve the Loot Box Problem

Labeling games with in-game purchases is like alerting players when games are interactive.

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ESRB Announces it Will Add In-Game Purchases Label to Games

Label will appear for any in-game purchase features.

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CD Projekt RED Says a Full Priced Game Should Mean a “Big, Polished Piece of Content”

The Witcher studio responds to the recent loot box controversy.