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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...

Jagex Acknowledges “Duty Of Care” With Regards To RuneScape MTs, Vows Changes

Jagex has come under fire this year for its microtransaction practices in RuneScape, even to the point of getting called out for them by...

Jagex Looks To The Future Following RuneScape’s Rocky 2019

Eurogamer has a long article titled "After RuneScape's controversial 2019, Jagex plots 'direct and deliberate' changes for 2020." The first half of the piece...

Valve Restricts The Resale Of CS:GO Keys To Combat Fraud

You can no longer resell your Counter-Strike: Global Offensive keys. In a cunningly titled "Key Change" blog post yesterday, Valve has declared that "container...

UK Children’s Commissions Urges Government To Regulate Loot Boxes As Gambling

Did you know that the UK had a "Children's Commissioner"? This American didn't, but it is apparently a post in the government, and the...

Five Members Of Congress Ask Blizzard To “Reconsider” Hearthstone Player’s Suspension

"The suspension heard 'round the world" keeps generating news. One week after lightening the discipline handed down to Hearthstone pro Ng Wai "Blitzchung" Chung...

CS:GO Loot Boxes In France Will Show Contents Before Purchase

Valve has changed how Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's loot boxes work in France. Players will be given an X-ray scanner that they can use to...

RuneScape Gets 1/3 Of Its Revenue From Microtransactions, Including One Player Who Spent $62,000

Last week's report by the UK government regarding loot boxes and their potential regulation is making waves this week as well. In particular, it's...

UK Committee Recommends Loot Boxes Be Regulated As Gambling

The other shoe hasn't quite dropped yet, but its laces are tickling the floor. The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee...

Path Of Exile Removes Controversial Nested Microtransaction Loot Box

Pretty much everyone loves Path of Exile, but if there's one thing that people might have reason to gripe about, it's the game's loot...

My.Games Launching Its Own Storefront, Will Include Tool To Facilitate Sale Of In-Game Items

As if the ongoing war between Steam and the Epic Games Store wasn't enough for you, My.Games, the developer and publisher formerly known as...

The FTC Addressed Loot Boxes This Week, But It Probably Won’t Be Enough

The Federal Trade Commission heard from a number of different parties during its workshop on loot boxes in video games earlier this week. I've...

Following FTC Workshop, Console Manufacturers, ESA Agree To Provide Loot Box Odds By 2020

"Never tell me the odds," Han Solo once said. He was only trying to navigate an asteroid field, though, not the arguably more confusing...

UK Gambling Commission Has “Significant Concerns” About Loot Boxes, But Doesn’t Call Them Gambling

It seems like the UK has way too many officials who are being quoted on the subject of loot boxes in gaming. A few...

UK Digital Minister Doesn’t Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling But Is “Looking At Evidence”

UK Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries Margot James appeared before the Commons committee of the UK Parliament earlier this week to offer...

The “Loot Box Bill” Is Impossibly Broad, But It Could Still Work As Intended

We've finally got the text of Senate Bill 1629, a.k.a. the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, introduced last week by Senator Josh Hawley...