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MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Nexon is fined for using shady lootbox ‘gachapon’ techniques in South Korea

If you've ever been frustrated over online games refusing to disclose the odds of winning anything in lockboxes, then get ready to do a...

No, exploitative gacha mechanics are not a good idea for western devs

We've been talking about exploitative gacha games and related business models on Massively OP for a long time, most recently and notably in...

Why gacha is the ‘gotcha’ tactic of MMO sales

Making money in free-to-play games isn't as simple as pursuing a single revenue stream. Often studios are looking at multiple approaches to coax players...

China is cracking down on MMORPG lockbox vendors

Violently authoritarian government regulates nasty video gaming monetization exploit, and gamers are cheering? Yep, China is cracking down on lockboxes. A notice from the creepy Ministry...

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