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Irish Government Declares Loot Boxes Aren’t Affected by Gambling Laws

Since the loot box controversy peaked last year with Star Wars Battlefront II, various governments around the world began taking action against the business practice, with Belgium being one of the…

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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…

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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…

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2K Asks Fans To Contact Belgian Government Over Loot Boxes In NBA 2K19

2K Games is asking its Belgian fans to “contact [their] local government representative” if they want to see paid loot boxes in the MyTeam mode of NBA 2K19. The Belgian edition…

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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…

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Prize Crates To Be Removed From Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7, the latest in the long-running line of racing games, will be removing Prize Crates (the game’s version of loot boxes) in the coming months as reported by…

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Rocket League Developers Next Of Many To Reveal Loot Box Drop Rates

While the heat around Loot Boxes seems to be cooling off it’s still clear that many players, companies, and even governments want better clarity on what your chances are of…

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Battlefield V Roundup – Details, Trailer and More Revealed

Yesterday was the big reveal of Battlefield V, the next installment of the long-running multiplayer FPS series by developer DICE. The lead up to the game saw several of DICE’s…

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Star Wars Battlefront II New Progression System Coming Next Week

It’s safe to say that Star Wars Battlefront II had a very rocky launch indeed. Players and critics alike noticed that the game’s progression system, involving loot boxes and microtransactions, was…

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ESRB to Add “In-Game Purchases” Label onto Physical Games

Last year, the conversation around loot boxes reached fever-pitch, with several high-profile controversies making headlines around the world. Many countries were forced to debate whether or not the items could…