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Console Creators and Game Publishers Will Soon Require Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds

The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is holding an ongoing workshop today regarding loot boxes in video games. Today, we found out that the three major game console creators…

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Superdata: Overwatch Loot Box and In-Game Purchases Crosses $1 Billion Milestone

Overwatch loot box revenue and in-game purchases have crossed the $1 billion mark in the fourth year of the game’s release. While Blizzard Entertainment’s sci-fi first-person shooter is a premium…

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Study Shows Loot Boxes Linked With Problematic Gambling in Minors

A recent study published in the Royal Society Open Science warns of a strong link between loot box spending and problem gambling in minors. The paper, titled “Adolescents and loot…

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Discussing The Legal Issues of the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act

Earlier last month, United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) pledged to introduce legislation to combat microtransactions in games that were marketed to children. Senator Hawley soon followed through by introducing…

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UK Committee Grills EA and Epic Games On Loot Boxes, Game Addiction

On Wednesday, representatives from Epic Games and EA met with the United Kingdom Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports Committee to speak on the topic of immersive and addictive technologies,…

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Loot Box Ban Bill Introduced To Senate With Bipartisan Support

United States Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) Loot Box Ban Bill (which was announced earlier this month) has been filed in a show of bipartisan support. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and…

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Loot Box Laws Are Shutting Down Two Nintendo Mobile Titles in Belgium

Fire Emblem Heroes andĀ Animal Crossing: Pocket CampĀ are undeniably financial powerhouses for Nintendo. With new legislation in Belgium cracking down on loot boxes, these two games will become unavailable in the…

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Swedish Consumer Agency Investigating Loot Boxes

In the past week or so we’ve seen a lot of discussion surrounding the topic of loot boxes, particularly after the loot box ban bill that will be introduced by…

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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…

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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…

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