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US Senator takes aim at lockboxes and pay-to-win with ‘Protecting Children From Abusive Games Act’

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The gamblebox issue isn't dying down any time soon, it appears. As Kotaku first reported, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has announced he plans to...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

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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 throughout...

EA cuts sale of FIFA currency in Belgium in ongoing lootbox legal conflict

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Remember back in 2018 when Belgium cracked down on gambleboxes in video games, zeroing in on Overwatch, FIFA 18, and CSGO and ordering them...

The FTC commits to investigating video game lootboxes following US Senate subcommittee hearing

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Readers following the long-running lootbox/lockbox debate will recall that back in February of this year, New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan, who sits on the...

MapleStory 2 answers questions about the head start and monetization

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With only a couple of weeks to go before MapleStory 2 makes its big debut in the west, it is all hands on deck...

Guild Wars 2: Belgian players report gem-buying block, plus more on the bubble tea bans

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If you're a Belgian gamer, you should probably take a peek at your Guild Wars 2 account. Multiple Redditors and forumgoers from the country...

Lord of the Rings Online announces new endgame reward and lootbox system for Update 23

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Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming Update 23: Where Dragons Dwell will be increasing the game's level cap to 120, and with it, the...

PAX West 2018: Anthem shuns content paywalls, lockboxes while embracing ‘reactive storytelling’

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More information from BioWare's Anthem presentation at PAX West this weekend has continued to roll out, bolstering the gorgeous trailer and potentially worrisome story-related...

Three quarters of European gamers don’t even understand what the heck lootboxes are

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A new report on GIbiz suggests that most gamers are pretty darn clueless about lootboxes, which probably won't surprise anyone reading here. Researchers for the...
This is obviously someone else's fault.

Valve turns off lootboxes in the Netherlands for DOTA 2 and CounterStrike: Global Offensive

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If you were in any way hoping that the Dutch Gaming Authority's ruling about lockboxes would lead to a worldwide shift, it seems that's...

Hands-on: The Jurassic World Alive ARG shows promise, but not for MMO fans

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Ludia's Jurassic World Alive isn't being marketed as an MMO, but it is an augmented reality game that involves roaming in the real world for virtual...
Bye, no one will weep.

Webzen is removing Mu Origin from service in the Netherlands over loot boxes

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The ultimate goal of most legislation introduced vis-a-vis loot boxes generally seems aimed at making the companies behind these games change the mechanics of...

Paladins begins testing its battle royale mode and removes controversial lootboxes

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While it's not as cool of a name as "Thunderdome," Paladins' Battlegrounds is still likely to attract plenty of bloodthirsty savages looking for a...
No.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds very slightly changes its paid and free lootbox system

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

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

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

Washington state senator proposes lockbox gambling investigation in new bill

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Hawaiian politicians are getting some company on the lockbox front from a compatriot in Washington state. State Senator Kevin Ranker has introduced legislation there that...
WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?!

New Zealand declares lootboxes not gambling under the law

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Are lootboxes gambling? It seems like such a simple question, but it really isn't simple from a legal or ethical standpoint, and the answer...
Our empire of bad is collapsing

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

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

Red Dead Redemption publisher president defends lockboxes

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

MMO Mechanics: What can be learned from Guild Wars 2 Mountgate?

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Most often, MMO Mechanics articles focus on the gameplay mechanics that both make the MMO genre unique and those that diversify MMOs from one...

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