Lootboxes

06.13.18
How EA talks about loot boxes depends on who's listening
06.13.18

How EA talks about loot boxes depends on who's listening

Talking to a venue full of fans at E3 is different from a call with investors.

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05.09.18
EA is going to keep putting loot boxes in its games
05.09.18

EA is going to keep putting loot boxes in its games

It isn't gambling if you tell people what the odds of a reward are.

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04.25.18
Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium
04.25.18

Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium

Loot boxes in games like “Overwatch” are gambling, according to officials.

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04.13.18
'Star Wars Battlefront II' revives microtransactions for cosmetics
04.13.18

'Star Wars Battlefront II' revives microtransactions for cosmetics

The reintroduced Crystals currency can't pay for gameplay-affecting items.

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02.27.18
ESRB addresses loot box controversy with ‘in-game purchases’ label
02.27.18

ESRB addresses loot box controversy with ‘in-game purchases’ label

It will add the label to physical games going forward.

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02.24.18
Can legislation fix gaming's loot box problem?
02.24.18

Can legislation fix gaming's loot box problem?

It's time to decide the difference between loot boxes and gambling, if there is one.

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01.25.18
State senator wants to regulate loot boxes in Washington
01.25.18

State senator wants to regulate loot boxes in Washington

State senator wants to regulate loot boxes in Washington and proposed a bill for the gambling commission to study their effects.

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12.23.17
Hard-to-get 'Destiny 2' holiday loot creates another uproar
12.23.17

Hard-to-get 'Destiny 2' holiday loot creates another uproar

You can't get everything from The Dawning unless you pay.

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12.21.17
Apple now requires that games disclose odds of 'loot box' rewards
12.21.17

Apple now requires that games disclose odds of 'loot box' rewards

It might help players know what they're spending on.

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