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Former BioWare boss expounds on EA’s role in substudios and business models

Everybody loves to dump on EA for wrecking companies like BioWare and escalating microtransactions and lockboxes to ludicrous heights, but is it warranted?...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever won anything amazing in a lockbox?

With all of the discussion and controversy over MMO lockboxes as of late (you might have seen something), one thing we haven't talked about...

Extra Credits raises concerns over lootbox legislation

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

Paladins begins testing its battle royale mode and removes controversial lootboxes

While it's not as cool of a name as "Thunderdome," Paladins' Battlegrounds is still likely to attract plenty of bloodthirsty savages looking for...
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds very slightly changes its paid and free lootbox system

A new patch for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds means new loot crates, and that also means that you have an option for one that you...

Cyberpunk 2077’s CD Projekt Red takes a stand against lockboxes and unfinished games

The studio behind The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 isn't mincing words when it comes to business practices that involve lockboxes and partially...

Dauntless argues ‘bespoke purchases’ are replacing the lockbox model

It might be tempting to think that the industry is doomed and that no studio will ever be able to ignore the siren song...

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

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

Hawaiian politicians are getting some company on the lockbox front from a compatriot in Washington state. State Senator Kevin Ranker has introduced legislation there...
This game? Sleazy? Whay a shock.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds adds new crate drops with a 0.01% drop rate for items

Hey, kids, you like random cosmetic rewards, right? The latest patch currently in testing for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds adds two new crates that...

How video game lockboxes use psychology to manipulate you

We here at Massively OP can't get rid of lockboxes, but by gum, we're not going to roll over and give up on fighting...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2017

Last week, we posted a rundown of the most popular MMORPG articles of 2017, calculated strictly by the number of pageviews they got. Today, we're...
Our empire of bad is collapsing

Paladins tests a new card system that attracts cries of pay-to-win

Let's review. Paladins, as it stands now, has a system wherein characters get cards that can be used to power up playable characters....

EA caught in lie over Star Wars Battlefront II customization, brings lootbox madness to UFC 3

Among the controversy of EA's pay-to-win lockboxes in Star Wars Battlefront II emerges a rather reasonable question: Why didn't the studio create and...
Kick it down the road.

Red Dead Redemption publisher president defends lockboxes

Not everyone in the video game industry is shying away from lockboxes or denouncing them outright. Take-Two Interactive President Karl Slatoff took the...
Proud?

EA lockbox debacle wipes out billions in stock as SuperData forecasts regulation

It looks as though the rebels may have defeated the empire -- or at least struck a mighty blow to give the latter pause.

UK Gambling Commission hints it may fight lootboxes with age ratings

While you were eating turkey and buying loot this past weekend, the lockbox saga was trundling onward. The UK Gambling Commission has formally stated...
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City of Titans vows ‘no lockboxes’ for its business model

You might have missed the riots in the streets over lockboxes these past few months, but we assure you, the controversy is very real....
Why Is Trion Like This, Just Kidding, We Actually Know

RIFT’s fall festival lockboxes rankle players

The latest batch of lockboxes in RIFT isn't making friends among the playerbase. The current Autumn Harvest lockboxes seem to contain more exclusive items...
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will have no personal boats, no big class overhauls, and no lockboxes

It's hard to imagine that anyone is going to be upset about the idea of no lockboxes in World of Warcraft:

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