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Belgium begins criminal investigation into EA’s noncompliance with gambling laws as lockboxes remain in FIFA

Activision-Blizzard and Valve may have cooperated with European nations' lockbox demands, but apparently EA won't be playing ball. You'll recall that at the end of...
This is obviously someone else's fault.

Valve turns off lootboxes in the Netherlands for DOTA 2 and CounterStrike: Global Offensive

If you were in any way hoping that the Dutch Gaming Authority's ruling about lockboxes would lead to a worldwide shift, it seems that's...

CSGO players petition Valve to revert strict skin trading rules

Readers of Massively OP will recall that over the past few years, skin trading in games like CSGO have made international headlines when...

The MOP Up: Overwatch rings in the Lunar New Year (February 4, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community rocked by death threat controversy

Here is a lesson that we should all take to heart: Smack talk is one thing, actual death threats are entirely another. The Counter-Strike:...

FTC settles CS:GO Lotto influencer corruption complaint

It's not enough for the CS:GO community to bleed players to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds; nope, this week it's taking another blow in the...

SuperData June 2017: ROBLOX, GTAV, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are making bank

SuperData's global digital games revenue summary for June 2017 is out, and it's a strange melange of huge shifts and no changes at all. On...

Transgender gamers face crass rejection by CS:GO tournament organizers [Updated]

This article has been updated as apparently it was all part of an elaborate, horrific, and completely unfunny fraud/hoax perpetrated on the e-sports and...

The MOP Up: SMITE’s console mea culpa (May 7, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Superdata report shows Overwatch slipping, Hearthstone rebounding

Looking back at March's digital sales, the industry was up 15% year-over-year from 2016, Superdata Research reports. Mobile was the largest area of...

The MOP Up: Overwatch gives smurfing a pass (April 16, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The MOP Up: A marriage forged in hell (January 8, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Valve ordered to ‘stop facilitating gambling’ by regulatory body; CS:GO gambling class action dismissed

The Washington State Gambling Commission is cracking down on CS:GO skin gambling and ordering Valve to "stop facilitating gambling" and "immediately stop allowing the transfer...

UK courts prosecute first-ever case involving online video game gambling

A British court case have arisen recently concerning gambling and online gaming that could set precedents for such future activities. In the UK, two men...

The MOP Up: Batman invites you to his gala (September 18, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPG lockbox mechanics be regulated as gambling?

A reader named Paul recently wrote to us wondering why RNG lockboxes aren't considered gambling. Oh sure, we call them gambleboxes, but the government...

The MOP Up: Planet of Heroes comes into orbit (July 24, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Steam temporarily blacklists Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling site

A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling site was the center of a controversy this past weekend when Steam temporarily blacklisted the link on its...

Valve sued for enabling e-sports gambling with skins

According to report at Polygon this week, Valve is being sued by a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player for allegedly knowingly allowing...

Valve pours millions of dollars into Counter-Strike e-sports

There's no doubt that e-sports are starting to get very big, with many of the top tournaments now supporting prize pools in the range of...

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