UK games industry agrees to restrict access to loot boxes for under-18s
Among 11 principles to mitigate potential harm
7 months ago
Australian government cracks down on loot boxes and in-game gambling with new age rating proposals
"Such games are not appropriate for children"
10 months ago
The EU vote to take action against loot boxes, gaming addiction and gold-farming
Good noises, but time will tell if they amount to anything
1 year ago
Assassin’s Creed: Mirage’s 18+ rating leads to online speculation that it’ll include real-money gambling
Update: Ubisoft say that the rating was an error
EA say it's "fair" that players can buy controversial loot boxes in FIFA 23
Publisher says "spending is entirely optional"
UK government threatens to legislate on loot boxes if games companies don't step up parental controls
"Video games companies and platforms must do more"
Diablo Immortal won't launch in Belgium and the Netherlands
Probably due to their lootbox legislation
Lawsuit alleging FIFA 'dynamic difficulty' shenanigans has been dropped
Apparently the plaintiffs got to speak with EA engineers
2 years ago
Epic settle loot box lawsuit by paying virtual money
Over loot boxes in Fortnite and Rocket League
Lawsuit claims Fifa uses dynamic difficulty to sell more loot boxes
EA deny this
3 years ago
UK should regulate loot boxes as gambling, House Of Lords report recommends
But will the government listen?
You can now buy Warhammer 40k stickers for your Counter-Strike guns
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has new Half-Life stickers, pins, and patches
NHS boss accuses loot boxes of pushing "under the radar" gambling at kids
Here we go, again.
4 years ago
Rocket League's new Blueprints are too expensive, but still better than loot boxes
Rocket League ditches loot boxes and introduces an item shop
Crates are out and blueprints are in.
Valve block Counter-Strike loot key reselling to fight money laundering
Loot boxes should be regulated under gambling laws, Children's Commissioner recommends
Yet more pressure
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare replaces paid DLC and loot boxes with a Battle Pass
Activision... turning over a new leaf?
Rocket League lays out plans to banish loot boxes while French CS:GO preemptively dodges gambling regulation
Regulate loot boxes under gambling law, Parliament committee recommends
Little patience for industry deflections
NBA 2K20's loot box-y MyTeam mode even has faux gambling machines
That's a bold decision alright
Apex Legends making Iron Crown event loot system less grubby after breaking promise
And another Reddit nontroversy
Major developers will disclose odds on loot boxes in effort to avoid government regulation
Will this keep The Man at bay?
No more upsetting unboxing as Rocket League loses loot crates