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…

The Netherlands Classifies Loot Boxes In Dota 2 And Three Other Games As Gambling

The Netherlands Classifies Loot Boxes In Dota 2 And Three Other Games As Gambling

And so it begins. Eurogamer is reporting that the Dutch Gaming Authority has declared that loot boxes in Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rocket League, and…

A World Without Loot Boxes: What Should You Expect To Pay For Non-Random Loot?

A World Without Loot Boxes: What Should You Expect To Pay For Non-Random Loot?

It seems like we’ll see some kind of regulation regarding loot boxes in video games sooner rather than later. Whether that comes from the developers…

Rep. Lee Of Hawaii Takes To YouTube To Talk About Drafting Loot Box Legislation

Rep. Lee Of Hawaii Takes To YouTube To Talk About Drafting Loot Box Legislation

Unlike a lot of politicians, Representative Chris Lee of Hawaii isn’t just all talk. He’s following up his pointed speech against loot boxes in video…

Belgium Looking To Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling

Belgium Looking To Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling

Loot boxes are already regulated in China, and thanks to the recent loot-box-o-rama in gaming, the same thing might be happening soon in Belgium. According…

Loot Boxes Might Not Technically Be Gambling, But They’re Definitely Something

Loot Boxes Might Not Technically Be Gambling, But They’re Definitely Something

It’s the “Season of the Loot Box,” and everyone’s got their two cents to put in – which would buy you about 1% of a…

Whatever Happened To … Battlecry?

Whatever Happened To … Battlecry?

As much as we might make fun of “dead” or “dying” games, at least a game that launched and then declined rapidly … well, launched….

Columnist: F2P “Should Be Entirely Out of the Question” For Game Developers

Columnist: F2P “Should Be Entirely Out of the Question” For Game Developers

If there’s one notion I wish I could forcibly implant into the minds of every person on the planet, it’s this: “Not everything can be…

It Will Soon Be Impossible To Get Duplicate Legendaries In Hearthstone

It Will Soon Be Impossible To Get Duplicate Legendaries In Hearthstone

If you’ve played enough Hearthstone, you know the thrill of seeing that golden border around a card from a freshly opened pack. It’s a legendary!…

Blizzard Reveals Hearthstone Pack Odds In China (UPDATED With Heroes and Overwatch Odds)

Blizzard Reveals Hearthstone Pack Odds In China (UPDATED With Heroes and Overwatch Odds)

As you probably know by now, the Chinese law requiring game developers to disclose their odds for loot in their lock boxes went into effect…

Psychologists Discuss “Pay To Loot” Systems

Psychologists Discuss “Pay To Loot” Systems

Our commonly accepted acronyms on this website include F2P, B2P, P2W … and now P2L? “Pay to Loot” is a term coined by a couple…

Overwatch’s Lucio Coming To Heroes of the Storm

Overwatch’s Lucio Coming To Heroes of the Storm

Another Overwatch hero is headed to Heroes of the Storm. Lucio, the DJ/freedom fighter from Blizzard’s FPS title, will soon be coming to the HotS…

Valve Still Makes Team Fortress 2 Comics, New One Out Today

Valve Still Makes Team Fortress 2 Comics, New One Out Today

Look, I don’t mean to sound like an Overwatch fanboy, but … since Valve released the last installment in its primary Team Fortress 2 comics…

BlizzCon 2016: Asymmetric Brawl, Varian Wrynn, Ragnaros Coming To Heroes of the Storm

BlizzCon 2016: Asymmetric Brawl, Varian Wrynn, Ragnaros Coming To Heroes of the Storm

If you’re a Heroes of the Storm — and World of Warcraft and Overwatch — fan, Blizzard’s got a lot planned for you in the…

StarCraft’s Machines of War March On Heroes of the Storm, Adding New Maps, Heroes, And Skins

StarCraft’s Machines of War March On Heroes of the Storm, Adding New Maps, Heroes, And Skins

The cross-promotion between Blizzard games continues with Machines of War, a (mostly) StarCraft-themed update to Heroes of the Storm, which adds new battlegrounds, new heroes,…

Analyst: Overwatch Is Clobbering League of Legends (But Not NCSoft’s Games) In Korea

Analyst: Overwatch Is Clobbering League of Legends (But Not NCSoft’s Games) In Korea

Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo’s latest document detailing NCSoft’s financial status is more wide-reaching that its usual reports. In it, the company states that the…

You Guys Voted, And Overwatch Is Your #1 Wish For F2P

You Guys Voted, And Overwatch Is Your #1 Wish For F2P

Last week, we put up a poll asking MMOBomb readers which game(s) they would most like to see go free-to-play. You responded, and the results…

What Game(s) Do You Wish Would Be Free-To-Play?

What Game(s) Do You Wish Would Be Free-To-Play?

As bad as things have looked the past few months for free-to-play games, there’s still quite a bit out there to play — and more…

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