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

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

Google Play is now requiring mobile games with loot boxes display the probability of getting items

Many can agree that loot boxes are a problem to varying degrees in gaming today, but does knowing the odds of getting something you...

Flemish Games Association speaks out against Belgium’s loot box ban

You may recall that last year, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) released a report in which it concluded that "the purchase of loot...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The gambling debate has kicked off again in EVE Online, this time in response to the annual Guardian's Gala event that's currently running...
Kick it down the road.

South Korea continues to hand out fines for deceptive lootbox practices

Nexon isn't the only Korean studio that has been targeted by the government and fined for dishonest practices with its online games and...

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...

Sweden scrutinizes loot boxes under gambling laws

Loot boxes might not be as welcome in Sweden come next year. A Public Administration minister told a news station that in-game lockboxes

EverQuest trots out a new lizardy lockbox

Even with all of the discussion going on about lockboxes these days, it doesn't seem to be slowing down the release of such packs...
Hello? Beasts?

Path of Exile: War for the Atlas releases on Xbox One

A couple of weeks after the PC version launched, Path of Exile: War for the Atlas has finally arrived on Xbox One....

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...

Australia turns up the heat on lockboxes

The controversy over lockboxes and their legal status continues to draw more attention from governments, with Australia now weighing in on the issue....

Here’s how some online game developers justify lockboxes

Yes, it's apparently the Month of the Lockbox across the internet, as the level of discussion and controversy over how these items manipulate your...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

Blizzard is using a loophole to keep selling Overwatch lockboxes in China

There's a law on the books in China that states you can't sell random loot boxes in an online game without disclosing the odds...

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