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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...

German commission takes up lootbox issue as academics link whaling to gambling markets

Germany has added its voice to the anti-lockbox chorus in the US, UK, and Netherlands. According to an article on the German-language Welt...

Academics debate WHO ‘gaming disorder’ classification and global political implications

Remember how the World Health Organization is angling to classify gaming addiction as a "gaming disorder"? Researchers and self-regulatory bodies have been pushing back...
Kick it down the road.

Hawaii state representative calls on game industry to self-regulate on lockboxes

With the rhetoric and discussion around video game lockboxes at a fever pitch, it has drawn the attention of at least one US congressperson...

Belgium seeks to ban lockboxes as gambling, plus Hawaii and France weigh in

Capping off the Great Star Wars Battlefront II Fiasco of November, Belgium's Gambling Commission and the Dutch Gaming Authority both began investigating lootboxes/lockboxes...

Ashes of Creation’s city halls will be the center of player politics

With a strong focus on player government and politics, Ashes of Creation is giving careful consideration with how it will structure the leadership...

EVE Online political betrayal results in record-breaking theft

The EVE Online twitterverse exploded late last night with the news of a political twist so enormous that it's become the largest recorded...

Notorious EVE Online player banned for threatening to cut off someone’s hands in real life

Yes, you've read that headline correctly. It's been an insane day for EVE Online, as players awoke to the news that powerful military...

EVE Evolved: A massive war for revenge is brewing in EVE Online

Just over a year ago, the largest PvP conflict in gaming history kicked off in EVE Online as war erupted between the game's...

ECO explores climate change with the power of video games

If you're averse to politics, science, and education, you might want to give ECO wide berth. Otherwise, Strange Loop Games CEO John...

Valve is working on three VR titles, feeling effects of travel ban

Valve's Gabe Newell and Erik Johnson have confirmed that the company is working on a trio of VR-centric games, not cheapie experiments but...

MMO lockboxes, keys, and booster packs: Gambling or gaming?

Lockboxes have become a hot topic over the last couple of years. Last month, both our writers and readers crowned SWTOR worst business...

Skyforge delays political system indefinitely

In a calendar year dominated by politics, one game is putting a hard stop to its own election process. Today, Skyforge announced that its...
Ascent

Ascent: The Space Game’s presidential election and player-run GoFundMe

Among the fun quirks of sandboxes is the political intrigue they can spawn. One such drama is currently unfolding in indie sci-fi sandbox
And now you're

Pokemon Go plans medals patch; Norwegian politicians gotta catch ’em all

Niantic announced last night that Pokemon Go is due ("soon") for a nifty new feature that introduces RPG-like skill-leveling mechanics to the...

EVE Online World War Bee update: The Imperium shatters

Recently we've been following the story of the biggest war in gaming history kicking off inside EVE Online and its far-reaching consequences for the...

EVE Online war update: Thousands return to join the war

For the past week we've been closely following the events of a monumental war that has kicked off in sci-fi MMO EVE Online. The conflict that...

EVE Evolved: How did World War Bee start and where is it going?

Throughout the almost nine years I've been covering EVE Online in the gaming media, I've been continually amazed at the sheer scale and impact of events...
My name is might have been.

Records indicate that Rhode Island’s deal with 38 Studios was meant to be secret

The 38 Studios story has been a mess since it was first announced, right up to the studio's collapse. It turns out that...
Sneaking around, as you will.

Ascent updates its interface amidst a galactic smuggling crisis

Did you vote for Galactic President Prolapser in Ascent? Possibly not, but everyone has to deal with what's happened as a result of...

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