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EA cuts sale of FIFA currency in Belgium in ongoing lootbox legal conflict

Remember back in 2018 when Belgium cracked down on gambleboxes in video games, zeroing in on Overwatch, FIFA 18, and CSGO and

UK parliament committee will investigate addictive tech, lootboxes, and harmful gamification

Given that UK researchers this year found a "relationship between problem gambling and the use of loot boxes" as well as determined that...

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...

Ireland signed declaration of concern but won’t regulate lockboxes as gambling

Remember two weeks ago when a bunch of representatives from the Europe and US cosigned a declaration noting concerns over skin-betting and lockboxes at...
Kick it down the road.

UK researchers identify link between lootboxes and problem gambling

Are lockboxes just another form of gambling? That depends on which government entity, scientist, lawyer, or doctor you ask. But maybe the question we...

Washington state senator proposes lockbox gambling investigation in new bill

Hawaiian politicians are getting some company on the lockbox front from a compatriot in Washington state. State Senator Kevin Ranker has introduced legislation there...

The Netherlands joins Belgium in investigating lockboxes as games of chance

Earlier this week, we reported on a move by the Belgian Gaming Commission to investigate lockboxes/lootboxes in games like Star Wars Battlefront 2...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

Overwatch: Hero leaks, lockbox probabilities, and Korean political humor

As Asian countries are cracking down on online games with lockbox gambling, gaming companies are complying with transparency. To wit: Blizzard's Chinese Overwatch...
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Valve denies facilitating gambling to state gambling commission

Earlier this month, the Washington State Gambling Commission ordered Valve to "stop facilitating gambling" and "immediately stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons...

CCP outlaws gambling in EVE Online, bans RMT organizations

Changes to EVE Online's EULA coming in November with the launch of Ascension and the free-to-play conversion will effectively outlaw gambling, which has...

Tamriel Infinium vs Hyperspace Beacon: Three ways to make lockboxes work better in MMORPGs

Last week, I stirred up a hornet’s nest by bringing up the topic of lockboxes and how I really didn’t mind them in general.

The Daily Grind: Should MMO studios disclose the odds of winning lockbox prizes?

Every once in a while in an MMO, the desire to play with numbers grips me, like the time I hand-crafted a thousand drinks in
Ride that dungeon boss!

Final Fantasy XIV unveils more about the Gold Saucer

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.51 is expected to drop on February 24th, and it's bringing the long-awaited Manderville Gold Saucer as its main...

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