EU votes for Commission to take action against loot boxes, addiction and gold farming
“Our report highlights the positives of this pioneering industry, but also social risks we need to bear in mind, like the impact of gaming on mental health"
Loot box legislation filed in Australia
UK games industry needs to act on loot boxes, says government
Six Dutch political parties say loot boxes should be banned
Motion claims "children are manipulated into making microtransactions"
Dutch FIFA $11m lootbox fine overturned
"The vast majority of packs are obtained by and used for game participation"
EA's Ebelthite says publishers need to explain games to parents
"We want people to enjoy our games responsibly. We sell fun"
Loot box legislation to be proposed in Australia
Bill says that any game with the business model should be rated R18+
EA clarifies what 'conversion' means in leaked FIFA Ultimate Team documents
Publishing giant claims it was about moving people between releases, not driving them to spend money on loot boxes
UK charity GambleAware says loot boxes "structurally and psychologically akin to gambling"
Research claims that five per cent of spenders generate 50 per cent of total loot box revenue in a given year
Games with loot boxes could be given automatic 18 rating in Germany
This is the result of changes to the country's youth protection laws
'Dynamic Difficulty' class-action lawsuit against EA dropped
Publishing giant apparently showed the legal team "detailed technical information" to show this tech isn't in use
Epic settling Fortnite loot box lawsuit with in-game currency
Firm giving away 1,000 V-Bucks and Credits in preliminary settlement
EA vet Moore says FIFA Ultimate Team isn't gambling, but understands scrutiny
Former exec says that his personal view is loot boxes are a "long way" from gambling
New research shows 1 in 10 young people getting into debt over loot boxes
1 in 6 have taken money from their parents without permission