Loot Boxes

A stadium in FIFA 21

EA Funneling Players Towards Loot Boxes In FIFA, Leaked Document Says

A leaked internal EA document has revealed that the company intentionally pushes players towards FIFA Ultimate Team - and loot boxes - in FIFA 21.
A Togepi with three other eggs in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Eggs Will Soon Display A List Of Potential Pokemon

Niantic is trialling a feature that will allow certain players in Pokemon Go to see a list of Pokemon that might hatch from eggs.
The FIFA Ultimate Team Mode, a game mode that prominently features loot boxes

Germany To Consider Loot Boxes In Ratings Going Forward

The German government has passed a law requiring loot boxes to be considered when giving games an age rating. It's likely to come into force in spring.

Capcom Condemns Gacha and Loot Boxes in New Report

Capcom has recently released their 2020 annual report, where they condemned "gacha-like loot boxes" because they want users to safely enjoy their products.
The UK Houses of Parliament, where British MPs debate issues such as UK game regulation. Image courtesy of London Perfect.

More Than One Third Of MPs Want Greater UK Game Regulation


A new survey commissioned by Greenstone Research has found that over a third of British MPs (Members of Parliament) want greater UK game regulation.

A game in action in EA's FIFA 21

Netherlands Heavily Penalises EA Over Loot Boxes, EA Appeals


The District Court of The Hague has ruled that EA violated the Netherlands' Gambling Act through its use of "Packs" in FIFA.

Eric Cantona, an Icon in EA's FIFA 21

EA Is Being Sued In Canada Over Loot Boxes


Gaming giant Electronic Arts, better known as EA, is being sued in Canada.

Supercell loot box lawsuit cover

Class-Action Lawsuit Targets Clash Royale's Loot Boxes


A class-action lawsuit has been undertaken targeting the loot boxes in Brawl Stars and Clash Royale; this Supercell loot box lawsuit claims that the microtransaction model in both

FTC loot box workshop cover

FTC Workshop Details the Massive Scope of the Loot Box Problem


A "Staff Perspective Paper" based on the recent FTC loot box workshop has been released, neatly summarizing the scope of the problem with this form of microtransactions.