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

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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 cash...

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

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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 party...

MMO blogger dives into the theoretical math behind lockboxes

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

UK lockbox gambling regulation petition receives baffling government response

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

UK lawmakers examine lockboxes, PEGI leaves definitions to gambling commissions

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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The first and most-backed City of Heroes successor City of Titans has a couple of dev pieces out this month answering questions posed to...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

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

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As Asian countries are cracking down on online games with lockbox gambling, gaming companies are complying with transparency. To wit: Blizzard's Chinese Overwatch website...

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

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"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 Nathan...

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

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

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

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

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

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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 MMORPG expansions...

China is cracking down on MMORPG lockbox vendors

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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 of...

Elder Scrolls Online rolls out lockboxes this week

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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

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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. Hyperspace...

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPG lockbox mechanics be regulated as gambling?

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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

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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 a...

SWTOR is putting lockboxes inside of other lockboxes

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

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