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Hawaii Proposes Bills to Regulate Games with Loot Boxes

Toward the end of last year, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee started laying the groundwork for taking legislative action against video games that offer loot boxes for sale. Now the…

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Apple Requires Developers to Disclose Loot Box Drop Rates

One of the more interesting events of gaming in 2017 was the virtual protest of sorts staged by gamers against the proliferation of microtransactions; loot boxes, in particular, were heavily…

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6 Defining Gaming Moments From 2017

It’s certainly been an interesting year. Among the many varying events in society, video games have only really experienced positive things this year. Nintendo are back, Microsoft have raised their…

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Hawaii Legislator Reveals Next Steps to Tackle Loot Boxes

It’s no secret that loot boxes have been under fire recently, and a Hawaiian lawmaker has laid out the next steps necessary to make microtransaction regulation a part of the…

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[Updated] Belgian Gaming Commission Believes Loot Boxes Are Gambling

Update: According to RTBF, the Belgian Gambling Commission has not made a final decision or statement on gambling in regards to loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Overwatch.…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Facing More Troubles

In less than a week after the release of developer Electronic Arts much anticipated follow up to its massively successful, yet universally panned, Star Wars Battlefront, it’s sequel Star Wars Battlefront 2…

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Monster Hunter World Will Not Include Loot Boxes

Three Capcom team members confirmed to Gamespot via interview that Monster Hunter World will not include loot boxes, and instead focus on “the experience.” This comes as games like Middle Earth:…

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EA Revamps Battlefront 2 Progression After Allegations Of Pay2Win

After a massive backlash, Electronic Arts has announced that they will be making changes to the progression system found in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. The system was heavily criticized after…

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The Shadow of War: People Are Pushing Back Against Microtransactions, But Does It Matter?

One of the most despised aspects of modern gaming is, unquestionably, the proliferation of microtransactions. Like an infestation of cockroaches, microtransactions are everywhere, taking every form imaginable in almost every…

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UK Petition Forces Government Response on Loot Boxes as a Form of Gambling

A petition regarding gaming’s current hot-button topic, loot boxes, submitted through the UK Parliament Petitions website has reached the 10,000 signatures needed for a government response. The petition, entitled ‘Adapt…