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Players, Developers Push Back Over Blizzard’s Banning Of Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

“Life comes at you fast” has rarely seemed like a more appropriate cliche. Blizzard, and its parent company Activision, must be feeling like life...

Epic Nabs Overwatch League Commissioner To Oversee Competitive Fortnite

Epic isn't just snatching games for its store -- it's also pilfering people. Nate Nanzer, the commissioner and co-founder of the Overwatch League, will be...

After Years Away, It’s Not Easy To Go Back To Your MMORPG Home

City of Heroes is coming back! Maybe! Sort of! All right, so the jury's still out on whether you'll get to play the game as...

BioWare Discussed F2P For Anthem, But Decided It Wasn’t The Right Direction

"Almost free-to-play" is probably pushing it, but that's the title that Edge Magazine (via GamesRadar) decided to go with when talking about Anthem in...

What Will Go F2P Next? We Offer Up 6 Predictions

Back in 2015, I made a few predictions about MMORPGs that I thought had a chance – even if only a slim one –...

Analyst Predicts Overwatch And Call Of Duty’s BR Mode Will Go F2P In 2019

Gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter has never been shy about making predictions. Granted, neither have I, but I don't get coverage by major media...

Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, And Star Citizen Are Free To Play Over The Next...

We don't usually report on games that are temporarily free-to-play (Should we? Let us know!), but with the upcoming holiday week in America, several...

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...

Cash Sales Of Loot Boxes In Heroes Of The Storm And Overwatch Will Soon...

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

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...

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?

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...

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...

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

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...

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,...

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...

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...