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China now limits minors’ gaming time to three hours a week, indicates anti-monopoly policies are forthcoming

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The Chinese government is introducing a significant crackdown on gaming for minors as state media has reported that children will only be allowed to...
May foulness attend thee.

Australian MP plans to introduce a bill banning lockbox sales to minors

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You may remember back last year that there was some noise made in Australia about banning the sale of video game lootboxes to people...

The US government is now probing Epic and Riot in relation to Tencent’s data security

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Remember back in August when the Trump administration made noise about trying to ban WeChat and Tencent from transactions with folks in the US?...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

China is really adding that youth gaming curfew and block on sex and gore in games

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Sometimes it's easy to forget that gamers over in China have it very different than we do in the west. If you need a...

UK’s children’s commissioner calls for tighter legislation on lootboxes

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A report from UK children's commissioner Anne Longfield is calling for stricter laws on lootboxes and to amend current gambling laws to include lootboxes,...

UK parliament committee calls for ban on selling lockboxes to kids, deems games industry ‘wilfully obtuse’

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As gamers will recall, the UK government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee panel has been investigating addictive technologies for the better part...

Recapping the whole 38 Studios mess as Curt Schilling contemplates run for Congress

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You folks remember 38 Studios, right? The studio at the heart of one of the most scandalous fiascos in the whole MMO genre? It's...

US Federal Trade Commission outlines the agenda for a lootbox-related workshop on August 7

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Conversations, studies, and outright rancor over video game lockbox practices have caught the notice of several world governments as readers of MOP already know,...

Fortnite and PUBG are banned by the Iraq parliament

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Yet another country has decided to ban online games over fears of addiction and negative influence on youth. The Iraqi parliament voted this past...
Hope springs something

Ashes of Creation gets into the nitty-gritty of node operations

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It's been "node this" and "node that" with Ashes of Creation these past couple of weeks, but with an in-depth Q&A session with the...

The FTC commits to investigating video game lootboxes following US Senate subcommittee hearing

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Readers following the long-running lootbox/lockbox debate will recall that back in February of this year, New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan, who sits on the...

Here’s how Netmarble’s fighting crunch after multiple developer deaths

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Last year, Netmarble came under fire from South Korean authorities following the death of a game developer under its banner. Korea Workers' Compensation and...

Extra Credits raises concerns over lootbox legislation

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Just for the record, we are not the only ones engaged in the discussion and controversy surrounding lockboxes and lootboxes as of late. YouTube...
May foulness attend thee.

The ESRB proposes new microtransaction label, while Hawaii’s Chris Lee questions the ESA on lockboxes

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board claims it's taking steps to solve the lockbox crisis, in part in response to bills before multiple state governments...

New Hampshire senator Maggie Hassan has picked up the lootbox and gaming addiction cause

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Up until now, the political grumblings about video game gambleboxes has been mostly limited to state governments, specifically Hawaii's Chris Lee, who submitted four...

Hawaii state rep Chris Lee has now introduced four bills regulating lockboxes

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Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee has made good on his plan to write and submit bills to the state legislature regulating the sale of...

Washington state senator proposes lockbox gambling investigation in new bill

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

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

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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...
Kick it down the road.

Hawaii state representative calls on game industry to self-regulate on lockboxes

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With the rhetoric and discussion around video game lockboxes at a fever pitch, it has drawn the attention of at least one US congressperson...

Belgium seeks to ban lockboxes as gambling, plus Hawaii and France weigh in

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Capping off the GreatĀ Star Wars Battlefront IIĀ Fiasco of November, Belgium's Gambling Commission and the Dutch Gaming Authority both began investigating lootboxes/lockboxes to determine whether...

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