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EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II and Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless walk back lockbox plans

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Hey, you folks who say complaining about lockboxes never changes anything? You're demonstrably wrong. It turns out that EA, which increased its revenues last quarter...

MMO lockboxes: Market impact, regulation, and the letter of the law

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GIbiz posted an article earlier this week peppered with quotes from Mat Piscatella, an NPD US games market analyst who suggests that the recent...

Twitch is now dispensing Halloween lockboxes in exchange for donations to streamers

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Hey, since it's absurdity week, let's just roll with it: Twitch is getting in on the lockox/lootcrate/gamblebox action, making every streamer and channel party...

MMO blogger dives into the theoretical math behind lockboxes

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MMO blogger Serrenity, whom many of you will recognize from his clever comments here on MOP too, has a compelling blog post on his...

Leaderboard: Do you buy lockboxes in MMOs? Take the ‘purity’ test

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A week or two ago, Massively OP reader Sally Bowls proposed a Leaderboard too intriguing to pass up. "How about a poll on your...

Here’s how some online game developers justify lockboxes

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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 mind...
We never like these things.

But seriously, lockboxes suck, even if the ESRB doesn’t think they’re gambling. Stop buying lockboxes.

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So, MMO players. Are you tired of hearing about lockboxes and gambleboxes? It feels like we've been complaining about them for like six or...

Standing Stone defends LOTRO lootbox plans

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Pretty cheesed off over Lord of the Rings Online's plans to stuff best-in-slot gear into lootboxes with the upcoming instance cluster? Don't hold your...

This is how MMO lockboxes manipulate your mind

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It is not going to shock you to hear that lockboxes are kind of evil. We here at Massively OP have been beating on...

The Daily Grind: Are MMO lockboxes actually even worse than gambling?

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MMO blogger Ethan "Isarii" Macfie made an interesting point in one of his recent Critical Writ videos that I think deserves some amplification and...
What's two times zero?

EVE Valkyrie will be getting loot boxes

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There's really no two ways about this particular tidbit of news. CCP is adding loot boxes to EVE Valkyrie, according to a recent interview....

Warframe posts drop rates for all its loot, hoping to ‘start a trend’

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Warframe's Digital Extremes is joining the very small list of online game developers being transparent about just what's in their lockboxes, lootboxes, gambleboxes, lootcrates,...
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Overwatch: Hero leaks, lockbox probabilities, and Korean political humor

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As Asian countries are cracking down on online games with lockbox gambling, gaming companies are complying with transparency. To wit: Blizzard's Chinese Overwatch website...

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