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Nearly a third of the kids surveyed in the UK Gambling Commission’s study admitted to buying lockboxes

The UK Gambling Commission's Young People & Gambling 2018 report was released this month with disturbing statistics for the role gambling is apparently...

E3 2018: Nintendo thinks lockboxes are unfairly maligned, help ‘drive engagement’

You know how sometimes, when nosy press asks you a question with no good answer, you're better off shutting up? And when they don't...

Game Theory explores the psychological exploitation at work in lockboxes

"It's as easy as one, two, insert your credit card number here!" So begins the parody at the beginning of the first of two...
Good news, this isn't bad as it looks!

Destiny 2’s playerbase is melting down over holiday lockboxes in Eververse

Destiny 2 just can't seem to stop pissing off everyone. Its Dawning holiday event, detractors argue, is overtly designed as a moneygrab focused...

Gaming industry roundup: SWBG2’s poor sales, Gambling Commission, slot machines, and parody games

Don't agree that lockboxes, lootboxes, and gambleboxes were the biggest story of the year? We've collected so many news tidbits just on that...
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New Zealand declares lootboxes not gambling under the law

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...

EA patches Star Wars Battlefront 2 as petition asking Lucasfilm to drop EA reaches 120K sigs

How hard is EA trying to salvage its rep hit from the Star Wars Battlefront 2 drama? It's hard to judge right...

‘Gaming industry vets’ form ‘crisis’ coalition to fight lockboxes and ‘unscrupulous’ studios [Update]

We've updated below with Forbes' investigation into the ringleader. A group of "industry leaders and experts" have apparently formed what they're calling National Committee...
Oh dear.

Star Wars Battlefront 2: The AMA, Wall Street, and the Belgian gambling commission

In case you ever wanted to sniff the distinct scent of internet dumpster fire, you probably should've gone to the Star Wars Battlefront...

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

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...

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

Warframe's Digital Extremes is joining the very small list of online game developers being transparent about just what's in their lockboxes,...

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