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European Parliament to Investigate Lootboxes, Gold Farming, and More, With Potential Regulation To Come

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to support adopting a report that calls for updated, consistent rules across Europe that apply to gaming and could lead to regulatory action on things like lootboxes and gold farming.

Overwatch Is Halting Loot Box Sales Next Month, Launches Anniversary Event Today

Overwatch is sunsetting a feature that it helped define since its launch in 2016: loot boxes. Next month, after the conclusion of the current anniversary event, loot boxes will no longer be purchasable.

Diablo Immortal Won't Release in Two Countries Over Loot Box Laws, Team Reveals Accessibility Options

The Diablo Immortal team has released a new devblog covering the accessibility options that will be available at launch. Meanwhile, that launch won't happen in two European countries due to restrictive loot box laws.

Loot Boxes Are Predatory - It's Time Netmarble Gets Rid of Them | MMOWTF

For a long time there has been a "will they, won't they" between governments and game companies that employ the, nearly universally hated gacha loot box system. In our first episode of MMOWTF Steven takes a look at some of these loot box games, and speaks with clinical psychologist Dr. Anthony Bean to determine how predatory these mechanics really are.

Report Shows a Link Between Loot Boxes and 'Problem Gambling Behaviors'

Arguably, one of the most contentious topics in gaming recently is loot boxes. With Star Wars Battlefront II propelling the mechanic to the global political stage, it's not difficult to understand why. A recent report found a link between loot boxes and problem gambling behaviors.

Canadian Lawsuit Over Loot Boxes Say EA 'Operated an Unlicensed, Illegal Gaming System'

EA is back in the news for the reasons you might expect. Loot boxes. Yup.

Loot Box Changes are Coming to TERA

Loot box changes are set to arrive soon in TERA. Here's the lowdown.

ESRB Introduces 'Includes Random Items' Label

The ESRB has introduced a new label on its rating system which is meant to account for in-game purchases.