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Sep 15, 2019
With gambling mechanics in video games under investigation in the UK, is the day of reckoning finally upon the industry?A few days ago, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons published a report on immersive and addictive technologies. As part of their investigation, the committee studied the nature and impact of loot boxes and other chance-based mechanics and from the look of things, their findings are nothing short of damning.
Aug 17, 2019
EA says no loot boxes in Need for Speed Heat; planning on post launch paid-DLCsEA also plans to launch a time-save pack that will show all the collectables on the map, later this year
May 30, 2019
Google is tightening its Play Store policies to make the platform safer for kidsGoogle's updates revolve around apps geared toward kids or apps that could be construed as such.
Dec 10, 2018
Future of video game loot boxes uncertain as game-of-chance mechanics come under increased government scrutinyOne popular type of in-game purchase, the ‘loot box’, has recently drawn a large amount of scrutiny from various governmental bodies and advocacy groups who feel that the mechanics of ‘loot boxes’ could technically qualify as gambling.
Jul 30, 2018
WHO's recognition of 'gaming disorder' upsets video game enthusiasts, makers, but could usher in necessary reformLast month, after several years of consideration, the World Health Organisation released the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) which added “gaming disorder” to its official list of identified mental health conditions