Dota 2’s New Loot Box Shows You The Odds Of Getting Rare Items

Dota 2’s New Loot Box Shows You The Odds Of Getting Rare Items

Valve’s taken a lot of heat the past few months for the way it handles its loot boxes in Dota 2. The Netherlands classified its…

Irish Government Doesn’t See Loot Boxes As Gambling, Won’t Take Legal Action

Irish Government Doesn’t See Loot Boxes As Gambling, Won’t Take Legal Action

Perhaps it’s no surprise that a country synonymous with “luck” would give loot boxes the OK. That’s the report from website Irish Legal News, which…

Guild Wars 2 Players In Belgium Can’t Buy Gems (Update: ArenaNet Acknowledges “Belgian Law”)

Guild Wars 2 Players In Belgium Can’t Buy Gems (Update: ArenaNet Acknowledges “Belgian Law”)

UPDATE, 9/25: ArenaNet has posted a brief statement to the Guild Wars 2 forums: Update on the Purchase Status for Belgium In order to conform…

Loot Boxes Come Under Fire In Europe, Australia, And Finland

Loot Boxes Come Under Fire In Europe, Australia, And Finland

If you hate Mondays, just think of how the developers of games that have loot boxes must hate them — or at least this Monday,…

EA Won’t Follow In Blizzard’s Footsteps, Refuses To Stop Selling FIFA Packs In Belgium

EA Won’t Follow In Blizzard’s Footsteps, Refuses To Stop Selling FIFA Packs In Belgium

Belgium has said that card packs in Electronic Arts’ FIFA games are gambling. EA says they aren’t, and is willing to go to court to…

China’s Game Restrictions Are Centered On Myopia And Mah-jong

China’s Game Restrictions Are Centered On Myopia And Mah-jong

Last week, the notion was put forth that China’s freeze on approving new games might be due to the country taking a longer look at…

LOTRO’s Next Update Adds More Loot Boxes

LOTRO’s Next Update Adds More Loot Boxes

Do you want more loot boxes? Of course you do! That’s why Standing Stone Games is adding more to The Lord of the Rings Online,…

Cash Sales Of Loot Boxes In Heroes Of The Storm And Overwatch Will Soon Be Disabled In Belgium

Cash Sales Of Loot Boxes In Heroes Of The Storm And Overwatch Will Soon Be Disabled In Belgium

Earlier today, Blizzard posted on the forums for Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch to say that paid loot boxes for both games will soon…

China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

If you’ve been following gaming industry sites over the past week, you’ve probably heard about what’s going on in China — or, more specifically, what’s…

Valve Lets Dutch Players See The Contents Of Their Next Loot Box Before They Buy

Valve Lets Dutch Players See The Contents Of Their Next Loot Box Before They Buy

When is a loot box not a loot box? When it’s not random, it would appear. That’s the workaround Valve has implemented for Dota 2…

Lawsuit Against Trion For ArcheAge’s 10% Patron Discount Pushes On

Lawsuit Against Trion For ArcheAge’s 10% Patron Discount Pushes On

Way back in the day, when ArcheAge launched in the West, part of the $150 early access package included a 10% cash shop discount after…

French Gambling Regulator Doesn’t Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling, Will Wait For More Information

French Gambling Regulator Doesn’t Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling, Will Wait For More Information

France has joined Belgium and the Netherlands in weighing in on the controversy of loot boxes. Its judgment, however, is a little bit like a…

Valve Disables Dota 2 (And CS:GO) Trading In The Netherlands, In Compliance With New Mandate

Valve Disables Dota 2 (And CS:GO) Trading In The Netherlands, In Compliance With New Mandate

Valve has suspended item trading in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Netherlands. This comes in response to a mandate by the Dutch…

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Talks About Monetization And Loot Boxes

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Talks About Monetization And Loot Boxes

Guild Wars 2 has loot boxes, as you probably know, and while they don’t get anywhere near the hate of those in other games, ArenaNet…

Belgium Classifies Four Games’ Loot Boxes As Gambling, Demands Their Removal

Belgium Classifies Four Games’ Loot Boxes As Gambling, Demands Their Removal

Following on the heels of the legal re-classification of loot boxes in The Netherlands, the Belgian Gaming Commission has brought down the banhammer on loot…

F2P Mobile RPG Has Gacha-Addicted Cartoon Character And A Player Who Spent $70,000

F2P Mobile RPG Has Gacha-Addicted Cartoon Character And A Player Who Spent $70,000

It’s one thing to have loot boxes in your free-to-play game. It’s another to have super-rare, highly desired characters in those loot boxes. It’s yet…

Nexon Fined Nearly $1 Million For Deceptive Loot Box Marketing In Korea

Nexon Fined Nearly $1 Million For Deceptive Loot Box Marketing In Korea

There are a lot of different viewpoints out there on how loot boxes should be regulated. One of the least controversial, it seems, is the…

GW2 Adds New RNG Mount Skins But Also Lets You Buy The One You Want; Also, You Can Sit In Chairs!

GW2 Adds New RNG Mount Skins But Also Lets You Buy The One You Want; Also, You Can Sit In Chairs!

When ArenaNet tried offering Mount Adoption Licenses for Guild Wars 2 in November, things didn’t go so well. Coming as they did at the height…

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