You Can Now Preview Llama Contents In Fortnite: Save The World

You Can Now Preview Llama Contents In Fortnite: Save The World

Last summer, Valve changed how loot boxes in Dota 2 operated in the Netherlands, allowing Dutch players to “preview” the contents of their next box…

MMOBomb’s Top 5 Free-To-Play Predictions For 2019 (And Grading 2018’s Predictions)

MMOBomb’s Top 5 Free-To-Play Predictions For 2019 (And Grading 2018’s Predictions)

It’s time, once again, to be amazed and astounded by my precocious acts of prestidigitation, my prescient predictions, my prattling on about probable outcomes ……

MMOBomb’s 2018 In Review: Top 5 Predictable F2P Headlines

MMOBomb’s 2018 In Review: Top 5 Predictable F2P Headlines

There may have been a dearth of impactful new free-to-play games in 2018, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty to talk about. In fact,…

Grinding Gear Games Restricts Loot Box Purchases From Player With “Impulse Control Issues”

Grinding Gear Games Restricts Loot Box Purchases From Player With “Impulse Control Issues”

Game developers aren’t always just trying to get you to buy more loot boxes. Case in point: Grinding Gear Games, which recently heard from a…

U.S. Senator Asks FTC To Investigate Loot Boxes

U.S. Senator Asks FTC To Investigate Loot Boxes

Loot boxes are finally drawing the attention of Congress here in the United States. Yesterday, Nov. 27, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) issued a request for…

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…

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