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Lockbox roundup: MMO studios on ‘elegant’ lockboxes, legal issues, and the ‘cosmetics only’ angle

You know the lockbox thing is reaching saturation when there are so many things to cover we have to resort to a roundup. Nevertheless,...
Damn you!

How video game lockboxes use psychology to manipulate you

We here at Massively OP can't get rid of lockboxes, but by gum, we're not going to roll over and give up on fighting...
Good news, this isn't bad as it looks!

Destiny 2’s playerbase is melting down over holiday lockboxes in Eververse

Destiny 2 just can't seem to stop pissing off everyone. Its Dawning holiday event, detractors argue, is overtly designed as a moneygrab focused...

Apple now demands lootbox odds disclosures from Appstore games

No matter what type of mobile device you run as your daily driver, you're probably going to be surprised to hear that Apple is...

Gaming industry roundup: SWBG2’s poor sales, Gambling Commission, slot machines, and parody games

Don't agree that lockboxes, lootboxes, and gambleboxes were the biggest story of the year? We've collected so many news tidbits just on that...
WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?!

New Zealand declares lootboxes not gambling under the law

Are lootboxes gambling? It seems like such a simple question, but it really isn't simple from a legal or ethical standpoint, and the answer...

Hawaii state rep Chris Lee urges gamers to contact their local governments about lockboxes

Say you were a legislator concerned about the lootbox/lockbox gambling issues in gaming. How would you actually go about drafting a law that targets...

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...

Economist argues that the ESRB is wilfully promoting gambling to children

If you've been following the lockbox/lootbox controversy over the last couple of weeks (or last multiple years, ahem), then you know that...

EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II and Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless walk back lockbox plans

Hey, you folks who say complaining about lockboxes never changes anything? You're demonstrably wrong. It turns out that EA, which increased its revenues...

Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars The Old Republic’s cash shop is finally on the right track

Many of you will immediately turn to the free-to-play model of Star Wars: The Old Republic and reject my even thinking about the...

Twitch is now dispensing Halloween lockboxes in exchange for donations to streamers

Hey, since it's absurdity week, let's just roll with it: Twitch is getting in on the lockox/lootcrate/gamblebox action, making every streamer and channel...

MMO blogger dives into the theoretical math behind lockboxes

MMO blogger Serrenity, whom many of you will recognize from his clever comments here on MOP too, has a compelling blog post...

UK lockbox gambling regulation petition receives baffling government response

A formal UK petition requesting that video game gambling laws be adjusted to include language covering lockboxes passed 10,000 signatures earlier this week,...

UK lawmakers examine lockboxes, PEGI leaves definitions to gambling commissions

The ESRB may not be interested in protecting gamers against predatory business model practices like lockboxes, but European regulators may be joining...
We never like these things.

But seriously, lockboxes suck, even if the ESRB doesn’t think they’re gambling. Stop buying lockboxes.

So, MMO players. Are you tired of hearing about lockboxes and gambleboxes? It feels like we've been complaining about them for like six or...

The Daily Grind: Are MMO lockboxes actually even worse than gambling?

MMO blogger Ethan "Isarii" Macfie made an interesting point in one of his recent Critical Writ videos that I think deserves some...

Warframe posts drop rates for all its loot, hoping to ‘start a trend’

Warframe's Digital Extremes is joining the very small list of online game developers being transparent about just what's in their lockboxes,...
Titan-size!

City of Titans on endgame, alting, PvP, business models, lockboxes, and whales

The first and most-backed City of Heroes successor City of Titans has a couple of dev pieces out this month answering questions...
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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