loot box Articles


loot box ban bill us

Loot Box Ban Bill To Be Introduced By U.S. Senator Josh Hawley

United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) will be introducing a loot box ban bill in the near future. The Senator has become well-known for criticizing tech companies like Google and…

rocket league loot boxes

Rocket League Loot Boxes Can No Longer Be Opened In Belgium and The Netherlands

Rocket League loot boxes can no longer be opened in Belgium and The Netherlands in a continuation of the war between government regulation of in-game microtransactions and game developers. The…

ftc loot box workshop

FTC Loot Box Workshop to Discuss Consumer Issues This August

A long-promised FTC workshop on loot boxes has been announced and will be taking place in August 2019. This FTC loot box workshop will seek to tackle issues surrounding microtransactions…

free overwatch loot boxes

Get 5 Free Overwatch Loot Boxes for the Holiday Season

5 free Overwatch loot boxes are waiting for you if you haven’t logged in to the game lately. Blizzard Entertainment is once again giving away some goodies for the holiday season!…

igda loot box

IGDA Loot Box Call To Action: Disclose Odds & Stop Marketing To Children

An IGDA loot box blog post from Executive Director Jennifer MacClean has a wake-up call for the gaming industry: do a better job with microtransactions before the government steps in.…

australian loot box report junkrat overwatch

Australian Loot Box Report Recommends “Comprehensive Review”

An Australian loot box report commissioned by the continent-sized nation recommends a “comprehensive review” of the microtransaction mechanic as reported by IGN. Loot boxes have been coming under increased scrutiny…

Junkrat Lootbox

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…

loot box magnifying glass

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…

finland loot boxes csgo tf2 pubg

Finland Begins Investigating Loot Box Practices

Finland has begun investigating the use of loot box systems in video games as reported by Helsingin Sanomat [Finnish], the largest print newspaper in Finland. Loot boxes have been part and…

overwatch belgium flag junkrat bastion

Blizzard Pulling Paid Loot Boxes In Belgium From Overwatch, Heroes Of The Storm

Blizzard Entertainment has announced on their forums that they will be removing the ability to purchase loot boxes with real money in Overwatch and the ability to purchase loot chests with…