lockboxes

We were so certain we had this.

Canadian class action lawsuit argues EA’s lootboxes constitute illegal gambling

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Ah, it's a good thing for the companies relying on lockboxes that people have completely forgotten about those this year, isn't it? Turns out...
It sells the landing.

The Daily Grind: Does gacha have a place in MMO business models?

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Just so, so many of my friends are playing Genshin Impact these days -- and not just playing, but gushing over the fun,...

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...
I'm sorry what.

Star Trek Online’s newest promotional ship in a lockbox angers fans for breaking the developers’ own rules

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There's always been some consternation between players of Star Trek Online and the Perfect World Entertainment marketing philosophy of adding new ships via lockboxes....
This is someone else's problem.

EU study recommends taking on lockboxes as a consumer issue rather than a gambling issue

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As much as the companies using them to make bank might want them to, the discussions around lockboxes are not going away. And a...

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

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...
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...
Scratching an itch.

Phantasy Star Online 2 introduces its ‘scratch tickets’ lockboxes as the open beta kicks off

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The open beta for Phantasy Star Online 2 has kicked off today on the Xbox One, with Windows 10 still listed as "coming...
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...
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...

LOTRO’s Minas Morgul lockboxes are raising community concerns

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Ever since SSG increased its use and contents with the Mordor expansion, LOTRO's lockboxes have been a sore point among players who have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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