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FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes, US Senator Claims “Close Link” To Gambling

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating loot boxes after an official request to do so was made by Senator Maggie Hassan. The request was affirmed by FTC chairman Joe Simons…

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WHO Classifies ‘Gaming Disorder’ As Mental Condition

The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a medical classification list, containing codes and definitions for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes…

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Here’s Who’s Meeting Donald Trump at his Violent Video Game Roundtable

Today, Donald Trump is holding his White House meeting on video games, and in particular violence in them. Officially listed in the White House schedule as “THE PRESIDENT hosts a…

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ESA Opposes DMCA Exemptions For Abandoned Online Games

The Entertainment Software Association, an industry group that represents the interests of video game developers & publishers, has argued against a request by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment…

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US Game Industry 2017 Revenue Over $36 Billion

The US game industry raked in $37 billion in 2017 according to a press release from the Entertainment Software Association. The Entertainment Software Association (or ESA) is an organization that…

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FCC Extends Video Game Accessibility Waiver For The Last Time

The FCC has extended a waiver for video games regarding the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 as reported by Gamasutra. The Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 specifies…

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Humble E3 2017 Bundle Includes Many Free to Play Perks

Every year around E3 Humble Bundle puts out a special bundle just for that. This year we get the Humble E3 2017 Digital Ticket Bundle, which has a few games…

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ESA Announces E3 2017 Main Stage, E3 Coliseum

The ESA has announced that E3 2017 will be teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley to bring the E3 Coliseum to The Novo at L.A Live on the 13th and 14th…

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ESA to Sell 15,000 E3 Tickets to the Public

The Entertainment Software Association announced that the public will be able to attend this year’s E3 Expo–for the first time ever–by buying a ticket. Purchasers will be able to attend…

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[Correction] FCC Extends Waiver on Accessibility Requirements for Video Games

Correction: Originally, we reported that the extension applied to video game hardware, services, and software. The new waiver only covers video game software [PDF], and the ESA did not request extensions…