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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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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…

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Blizzard Removing Paid Loot Boxes From Heroes Of The Storm

Blizzard will be removing loot boxes from its MOBA Heroes of the Storm. The change is currently being tested on the game’s PTR (public test realm) with a view to…

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Epic Games Being Sued For Fortnite’s Old Loot Box System

Epic Games, creators of Fortnite and current video game boogeyman, are being sued for the old loot box system used in Fornite‘s save the world mode. Back in July 2017…

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Federal Trade Commission To Host Public ‘Loot Box’ Workshop

After a slew of negative press over the past few years, loot boxes are not very well liked at the moment. The Belgian Gaming Commission recommended prosecution for some game…

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Black Ops 4 Loot Boxes Are Here And No One’s Happy About It

After a protracted and convoluted rollout, including multiple in-game stores, tiered progressions, and microtransactions, the last of Black Ops 4’s monetization is here. The final piece of the puzzle? Well, it’s loot…

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OpenCritic Flagging Games Which Contain Loot Boxes

The gaming review aggregate site OpenCritic has started to flag video games that contain loot boxes. The site says they are tagging games to give consumers a fair warning about…

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EA Backs Down Versus Belgium Loot Box Laws; Removes FIFA Points

After four months of tension, EA is agreeing to tone down on selling loot boxes in Belgium. Belgian players of FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 will soon be unable to purchase FIFA…