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The EU vote to take action against loot boxes, gaming addiction and gold-farming

The EU have voted to push for reform in the videogame industry, backing a report that takes aim at everything from loot boxes to human rights violations tied up with gold-farming. The report includes calls for better parental control options, “harmonised rules” compelling sellers to show more information about game content, and a clamp down on third-party skin gambling. Those are all laudable goals, but time will tell how much change this actually amounts to. Read more

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The Evolution of Loot Boxes: Are They Glorified Slot Machines?

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) The gaming industry keeps growing year on year, and doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon. Esports tournaments are attracting more players as well as dedicated fans. This has led to larger prize pools for the participants of some tournaments, and has contributed to help make esports more mainstream. But behind the large prize pools, there is an ongoing debate surrounding how many of the game developers monetize their games – sometimes using loot boxes. Continue reading The Evolution of Loot Boxes: Are They Glorified Slot Machines?


EA faces loot box lawsuit in Canada for games including FIFA

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 22 October 2020 17:07 GMT Electronic Arts is being sued in Canada over its use of loot boxes.The lawsuit first appeared in Business in Vancouver’s Who’s Getting Sued article – as spotted by The Patch Notes – which show that a class action lawsuit is being brought against the publishing giant.The Notice of Civil Claim – filed on September 30th by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore – argues that EA is not only operating an unlicensed gambling business, but that the company has also been unjustly enriched in the process. They are suing EA on…