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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...

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...