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Proposed Law in Pennsylvania Would Tax Mature Video Games

Video game buyers might have to shell out even a few more dollars for an already expensive hobby, at least for Pennsylvania residents if the proposed House Bill 2705 passes.…

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Witcher Author Andrzej Sapkowski Demanding Payment From CD Projekt

It’s a well-known fact by now that Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski opted for a lump sum rather than a percentage of the game series’ profits. Now, it appears that Sapkowski is…

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Australian ECRC Report Psychologically Links Loot Box Systems To Gambling

Today’s a really bad day if you’re a game developer who has a loot box monetization system in your game. A study undertaken by the Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee…

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16 Gambling Commissioners, Including Washington State’s, Raise Concerns on Loot Boxes

A coalition of 16 separate gambling commissioners are raising concerns over loot box systems in video games. A news post on the UK’s Gambling Commission website released the statement. The inclusion…

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2K Asks Fans To Contact Belgian Government Over Loot Boxes In NBA 2K19

2K Games is asking its Belgian fans to “contact [their] local government representative” if they want to see paid loot boxes in the MyTeam mode of NBA 2K19. The Belgian edition…

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Pokémon Essentials Gets DMCAd By Nintendo

Pokémon Essentials, a free mod for RPG Maker Software, received a DMCA from Nintendo yesterday, the first step at taking aim at the toolkit used to create fairly popular Pokémon…

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The Former CEO Of Telltale Is Suing Them For Breach Of Contract

Kevin Bruner, the former CEO of Telltale Games, is suing the company for alleged breach of contract. Bruner was originally appointed CEO in January 2015, when he replaced his fellow…

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[Updated]PUBG Corporation Admits Cosmetics Affect Gameplay in Lawsuit

In a market where everyone is attempting to be the next big hit, it is inevitable that some companies will copy one another in an attempt to get to the…

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Tencent Works With China to Arrest Over 120 PUBG Cheat Makers

Chinese publisher Tencent has helped indie game PlayerUnkonown’sBattlegrounds and the Chinese authorities in cracking down on cheat-makers for the title. Tencent has, according to Bloomberg, aided Chinese authorities in uncovering over 30…

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Epic Games Sues Cheater For Creating Premium Currency in Fortnite BR

Recently, Epic Games has sued Yash Gosai, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, for creating V-bucks for their popular title Fortnite: Battle Royale. While this is the first gamer to…

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