Posts Tagged ‘Microtransactions’

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

IGDA has issued a global call to action.

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

Netherlands is now pushing for EU-wide legislation.

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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.

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Report: Most People Seem to be Okay With Microtransactions

Tons of other interesting data in the poll.

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Hawaii Introduces Loot Box Bill That Would Add Age Restriction to Purchases

Another bill would require publishers to disclose the odds.

Activision Blizzard Made Over $4 Billion on Microtransactions and DLC in 2017, More Than Half Their Total Revenue

it was a record year for the company.

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Square Enix: ‘Games as a Service’ Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Microtransactions

GaaS is about keeping games fresh post release.

Microtransactions Returning to Star Wars Battlefront 2 ‘in the Next Few Months’

EA blames the loot box controversy for missing sales projections.

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Anger Over Microtransactions Will Hurt Activision and EA, Warns Analyst

“This isn’t a monopoly business,” says Doug Creutz.

US Lawmaker Begins Drafting Anti-Loot Box Laws, Aims to Ban Sales of Predatory Games to Those Under 21

He is targeting gambling mechanics in games.

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UK Gambling Commission Releases Official Statement Explaining Its Stance on Loot Boxes

They explain what constitutes gambling.

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French Senator Writes Letter to France’s Gambling Regulator Regarding Loot Boxes

He’s not worried about cosmetics but he’s concerned about pay-to-win.

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Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford Shares Thoughts on Microtransactions, Says He’s Against Certain Schemes

He says the term “loot box” is being misused in the debate.

Activision Files Another Microtransaction Patent to Highlight Items Available for Purchase in Streams

Also talks about generating player loadout and profile metadata in video content.

Take-Two Boss Says PS4/Xbox One Technology Isn’t Fully Utilized Yet, Discusses Microtransactions

Players shouldn’t feel like devs “pick their pockets.”