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Academics and addiction experts weigh in on ‘pay-to-loot’ gambleboxes and lockboxes

"Pay-to-win" is old news now -- game designers' new plan for hoovering all the cash out of our wallets is "pay-to-loot." According to IGN's...

Here’s what’s in Neverwinter’s Cloaked Ascendancy lockboxes

One of the many content chunks and upgrades landing in Neverwinter when Cloaked Ascendancy launches next week is... lockboxes. In fact, PWE...

MMO lockboxes, keys, and booster packs: Gambling or gaming?

Lockboxes have become a hot topic over the last couple of years. Last month, both our writers and readers crowned SWTOR worst business...

Massively OP’s Best of 2016 Awards: Best MMORPG Trend of 2016

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2016 awards continue today with our award for Best MMORPG Trend of 2016, which was awarded to the staggering resurgence of...

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...

Elder Scrolls Online rolls out lockboxes this week

I'm sure you're as tired of hearing about lockboxes as we are of writing about them, but here we are and it's still happening....

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 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...

Star Trek Online finally makes a classic T6 Connie available — in a lockbox

If you've waded in the waters of Star Trek Online's community for any length of time, you'll no doubt have noticed that there's...

SWTOR is putting lockboxes inside of other lockboxes

Star Wars: The Old Republic apparently couldn't stand to see RIFT hogging the business model drama spotlight today and has issued a...

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

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