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EA’s advertisement of FIFA lockboxes in a children’s toy catalogue draws mounting criticism

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It would appear that Electronic Arts didn't learn from the last time it pulled this kind of nonsense, but apparently there was still...

New UK parliament report recommends regulation of lockboxes as gambling

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Remember last month when UK lawmakers started making fresh noise about classifying lockboxes/lootboxes as gambling to protect children following multiple

APB Reloaded is changing gun rentals, getting rid of lootboxes, and hosting an open beta of its new engine

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The lootbox is soon to be officially dead in APB Reloaded. According to a recent dev blog, Joker Mystery Boxes are being...

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple promotes gambling via lootboxes through its storefront

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Legal moves are being made against the practice of lootbox monetization against one of the largest targets possible. A class action complaint filed...
This is someone else's problem.

English lawmakers may classify lockboxes as straight-up gambling

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Video game studios that feature lockboxes in their titles are sitting very uncomfortably this week as England decides whether or not to make their...
Uh?

TERA added lockbox transparency and skill balance changes with this week’s patch

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The newest patch for TERA is not really about content. Obviously, you can take a look at the full patch notes and...

The Daily Grind: Does ESRB’s and PEGI’s new lockbox label go far enough?

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Last week, ESRB in the US and PEGI in the EU announced they would both be amending their video game rating systems...
We never like these things.

PEGI adds lockbox warnings to rating labels

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That sure didn't take long. Earlier this week, we found out that the ESRB would be adding a specific content warning to games...
Kick it down the road.

ESRB starts putting warnings about lockboxes on its game ratings

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You have to imagine that a lot of video game marketers have developed facial twitches today upon the news that they will no longer...

Lootbox regulation recommended by Australian parliamentary committee

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While words and recommendations can certainly be considered equal to vapor, the fact that Australia's parliament appears poised to make moves against lockbox monetization...

Destiny 2’s Season 10 ushers in the end of Bright Engram lootboxes

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With all of the things that were packed into the first 2020 Director's Cut post from Destiny 2 director Luke Smith, it...
We

Lawful Neutral: Examining the infamous MMO lockbox, 2020 edition

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I have a soft spot for paranormal horror. I love movies about demons, ghosts, hauntings, possessions. There's one particular movie from the early aughts...

UK’s Royal Society for Public Health issues report on lootboxes and their effect on gambling perception

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There's a new log on the continually burning fire regarding gaming lootboxes, their association with gambling, and their effect on young people. A new...

New French lawsuits accuse EA’s FIFA franchise of promoting illegal gambling

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None of the FIFA titles is a pure MMO, of course, but every MMO player interested in how monetization across the industry is being...
This is someone else's problem.

UK NHS director calls out lootboxes as ‘under the radar’ gambling

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As much as the developers who make lockboxes would probably like for the random packs of items to start slipping back under the radar,...

Chronicles of Elyria starts selling $75 Longest Night advent calendars

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There has to be a measure of masochistic joy in stocking up account items that you can't use (yet) for a game that is...
There's just more soup.

The Daily Grind: Which gaming company told the biggest fib in 2019?

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Come December, we're going to be starting up our end-of-the-year roundups, including one of my favorites: the one where we pick out all our...
Planet of hates.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting rid of locked lockboxes altogether

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The process of getting crates in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is not necessarily all that rewarding. You pay your hard-earned BP to get a crate, and...

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,...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare eschews lockbox monetization for a battle pass

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Arguably one of the bigger online multiplayer shooters coming down the pike is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, just by mere dint of...

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