Hawaii Rep Lays out Plans for Anti-Loot Box Legislation

Begun, the Loot Box war has. Look, the loot box situation was already out of hand, to a degree. But Star Wars Battlefront 2 arguably made it worse. Especially since it spurred Hawaii Rep. Chris Lee into action. And no he’s laying out a plan to deal with this “gambling” problem by going right for the legs. He’s outlined it all... Read More | Share it now!

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EA Lost $3 Billion in Stock Value over Star Wars Battlefront 2

They finally seem to have screwed everyone one time too many. Look, it’s not exactly a secret that people tend to consider EA as the worst company. It won two back to back worst company awards from Consumerist. But the almost tiring Star Wars Battlefront controversy, as well as the greater loot box concerns, seems poised to win them that award... Read More | Share it now!

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Post Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed Payback Changes Progression

Oh yay, more loot box stuff. Ghost Games, the developer behind Need for Speed Payback, has decided to take some initiative. Specifically in the wake of SWB2’s massive progression controversy. While much of the game’s progression is nowhere near the same problem as SWB2’s, they felt the need to tune it up a bit. As such, according to... Read More | Share it now!

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fallout: Disney’s Not Happy, and Wall Street is Panicking

A.K.A. Star Wars Battlefront 2 Controversy, Episode 6: Revenge of the Jedi. Well, we all know EA pulled the microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront 2. “Temporarily“. That’s not the interesting part, though. No, the interesting part is why they did it. The night before they announced that decision, they had apparently been... Read More | Share it now!

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 is the World’s most Hateable Vampire

A.K.A Star Wars Battlefront 2 Part 4: The Revenge. You know what the difference between the last one of these I did and this one is? Last time, I didn’t have a lot of hard data as to how EA shot themselves in the foot. But thanks to Star Wars Gaming, we now know that it’ll take either 4,528 hours of gameplay (or $2100 on average) to... Read More | Share it now!

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Controversy Part 3: Tokyo Grift

You know what, EA? Fuck you. I really can’t explain why I expected better from EA. Truly can’t. But naturally, they fix one thing publicly and ruin another in an attempt to get accolades for not really changing anything. Because now, in addition to cutting prices on heroes, they’ve done the same to the amount of credits you get for... Read More | Share it now!

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UK Government Questions Loot Boxes as Gambling

The ride never ends. Loot boxes and gambling seem to be the big thing of late. As you may have noticed. Well, now it’s the sort of thing that’s going to the UK government. Labour Party MP David Zeichner has submitted some questions to the government regarding loot boxes and a possible connection to gambling. Specifically in regards to... Read More | Share it now!

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The ESRB Doesn’t Think of Loot Boxes as Gambling

Mortgaging your home for digital crap is a-ok. As it turns out, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) doesn’t see loot boxes as gambling. In a statement made to Kotaku, a spokesperson had this to say: ESRB does not consider loot boxes to be gambling… While there’s an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always... Read More | Share it now!

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Jeff Kaplan Looking into Overwatch Anniversary Loot Box Issues

The Overwatch Anniversary event launched earlier this week. And along with it, a whole bunch of sweet loot box items, including 10 really great legendary skins, plus one for Zarya. We were lucky enough to get one of the new skins, each, with our first box. Others, however, are not having such luck. And it doesn’t help that each of those... Read More | Share it now!

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