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Genshin Impact Makes $245 Million On Mobile In Its First Month

Soon, we'll stop using easy jokes like "Genshin Impact is making an impact," but only once the game's fortunes have leveled off a bit....

The Netherlands Imposes A €10m Fine On EA For Its Loot Boxes

Two and a half years ago, the Netherlands Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit or simply "Ksa") classified the loot boxes in four games as gambling. One...

EA Facing Lawsuit Over Loot Boxes For Violating Canadian Gambling Laws

Add Canada to the list of countries that are going to have to reckon with the legality of loot boxes in video games. Specifically,...

EU Committee Recommends Looking Not Only At Loot Boxes But All Monetization In Games

Stop us if you've heard this before, but some agency in Europe thinks loot boxes are "Bad". And they're suggesting "Things" be done.Forgive the...

UK House Of Lords Committee Recommends Loot Boxes Be Classified As Gambling

A committee of the UK's House of Lords has produced a report detailing the harms caused by gambling in the country, including an entire...

Apple Sued For Offering Loot Boxes In App Store

Apple has been served with a class action lawsuit pertaining to the use of loot boxes in many games on the App Store. Apple...

TERA To Add Loot Box Transparency, Will Display Odds

While we haven't heard from most game developers on their plans to better inform players about their loot box odds -- something that's supposed...

ESRB Will Label Games With “Random Items” Among Their In-Game Purchases

The ESRB has announced an addition to its ratings that will highlight video games that have randomized items -- a.k.a. "loot boxes" -- for...

Australian Parliamentary Committee Recommends Age Verification For Loot Boxes

Australia has joined the party as the latest nation that's embarked on the road to regulating loot boxes in video games. The "Protecting the...

Valorant Will Have Sprays, Weapon Progression, No Character Skins — And No Loot Boxes

When announcing a free-to-play game, it's important to make clear what your game is and how it will play. Nearly as important is communicating...

Destiny 2 Director On 2020 Plans: Less “FOMO” In Seasons, No Buyable Loot Boxes,...

Destiny 2 Game Director Luke Smith penned a very long blog post today -- and by "today," we mean it was just put up...

Inferna Adds Emotes And Loot Boxes, Has Ambitious Plans For 2020

It's not wise to get too emotional with your favorite MMORPG. You never know when your friends might stop playing, lose interest in the...

IRS Removes Language That Might Have Indicated Virtual Currency Could Be Taxed

Only two things are certain: death and taxes. If you play Fortnite: Battle Royale, you'll probably die a lot, but at least you won't...

French Lawsuit Calls FIFA “A Gambling Game,” Seeks Algorithm For Card Distribution

Electronic Arts and European countries are getting along right now like peanut butter and vinegar. Loot boxes for the company's games, most notably the...

NHS Mental Health Director Says Loot Boxes Are “Setting Kids Up For Addiction”

The mental health director of England's National Health Services has something to say about loot boxes. And that something is, "They're addictive." Naturally, the...

Rocket League, City Of Heroes, And Loot Boxes: MMOBomb’s Free-To-Play Predictions For 2020

It might be a new decade, but I'm going to make the same old mistakes and try to predict what I think will happen...

ArcheAge Players Entitled To Part Of $420,000 Fund In Patron And Loot Box Lawsuit...

The ArcheAge lawsuit saga may finally be coming to a close. As you'll recall, when Trion Worlds launched the game in 2014, it came...

TERA Offers Players The Chance To Spend Money This Christmas

Santa Claus is typically depicted as being, shall we say, plump. As a result, he probably has a, to put it mildly, generous posterior.So...