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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…

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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!…

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Let’s Talk About Loot Boxes and Kids – My Personal Experience

I never really saw what the big deal with loot boxes, packs, skins etc was. Who cares what other people do with their money? Sure, some people might get the…

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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.…

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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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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…