Tag Archives: Loot Boxes
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Dev Says There’s No Loot-Box System In The Works

If Activision isn’t adding microtransaction as tiny red dot reticles for scopes, or disappointing fans by discounting paid items in…

U.K’s DCMS Committee Suggest Gambling Regulations For Loot Boxes
FIFA Gambling

After going through exhaustive research into the loot box and microtransaction business, the House of Commons’ Digital, Culture, Media and…

Epic Games And THQ Nordic Reportedly Taking A Stand Against Loot-Boxes

Epic Games is best known for its recent and controversial products such as Fortnite and the infamous Epic Games Store….

ESA Says Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft Will Require Disclosure Of Loot-Box Odds Sometime In 2020

According to a new letter on the Entertainment Software Association’s website, the company claims that sometime around 2020 Sony Interactive…

EA’s Kerry Hopkins Says Loot-Boxes Are Quite Ethical And Are Surprise Mechanics

When there’s money to be made off of something lucrative, you best bet the defenses and excuses will be high…

Google Play Policy Update Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds
Google Play

Google updated the Googel Play developer policies recently, adding a section for loot boxes odds. The update appears to have…

Nintendo Pulling Mobile Games In Belgium Due To Loot Box Laws

The loot box controversy is heating up in Belgium as Nintendo announced this week that it will be discontinuing both…

Swedish Consumer Agency Reportedly To Investigate Casino-Like Elements In Games

A new report has been published stating that although Sweden may not be regulating loot boxes as gambling, the Consumer…

Republican Senator Introduces Bill To Prohibit Loot Boxes In Games Aimed At Kids Under 18
Loot Box Ban

Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri has introduced a bill called the The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, which…

FTC Planning Workshop To Discuss Loot Boxes August 7th

The Federal Trade Commission is finally making good on its promise to dive into the use of loot boxes in…

FTC To Host Public Workshop Concerning Loot Boxes In 2019
Overwatch Loot Box

Later in the year the Federal Trade Commission, at the request of Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan, will host a public…

Study Finds That Video Game Loot Boxes Share Link With Problem Gambling
Are Loot Boxes Gambling?

A recent peer-reviewed survey report from David Zendle that was published on PLOS One on November 21st, 2018, titled “Video…

FTC Investigating Loot Boxes, ESA Responds By Wrongfully Defending Loot Boxes
FIFA 19

According to a recent report from GamesIndustry.biz, as the Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into Facebook and Google over…

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