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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 find some...

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 to use...
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 in...
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 was maybe...
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 it...

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 its...

Predictably, the ESA rebuffs UK call to ban lockboxes, citing nebulous transparent lockbox plan

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Yesterday, we covered the UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee panel report on addictive technologies: Readers will recall that the lengthy...

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...

Path of Exile cancels new lockboxes-within-lockboxes after ‘intensely negative’ feedback

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So let's play a little round of bad news, good news with Path of Exile. Yesterday, with the Blight expansion not even a week...

EA’s infamous ‘sense of pride and accomplishment’ post now holds a Guinness record – for Reddit downvotes

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By now, we're all familiar with the 2017 comment by EA about how lootboxes provide "a sense of pride and accomplishment." The remark was...

Gaming psychologist Jamie Madigan explains what ‘surprise mechanics’ actually are

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We're all familiar with the "surprise mechanics" incident, the absurdist argument in defense of lootboxes from EA's VP of legal and government affairs Kerry...

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