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Kids MMO developer Age of Learning must pay the FTC $10M to settle ‘dark patterns’ complaint

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The US Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on the purveyor of kids game ABCMouse this week, having alleged that the company "made misrepresentations...

Leaderboard: Does the ESA’s new transparent lockbox policy go far enough?

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Last week, just as the FTC's video games monetization abuse investigation got underway, the ESA announced that many of the major and minor games...

US Federal Trade Commission outlines the agenda for a lootbox-related workshop on August 7

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Conversations, studies, and outright rancor over video game lockbox practices have caught the notice of several world governments as readers of MOP already know,...

FTC settles CS:GO Lotto influencer corruption complaint

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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 form of...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

A whole bunch of people filed FTC complaints over Pokemon Go

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How many times are we going to have to use the word "watchdog" this week? I believe we're on the third now, and this...

Star Citizen threatened with class-action lawsuit

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Internet Warlord Derek Smart is at it again: This morning, the dev behind Alganon and Line of Defense ramped up his crusade against Star Citizen and Chris Roberts with...

Crowdfunded game developer bows to FTC pressure

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Don't look now, but the federal government is riding to rescue people who willingly donated their money to a Kickstarter campaign. In its "first case involving...

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