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Blizzard Disables Loot Boxes for Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm in Belgium

Blizzard Disables Loot Boxes for Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm in Belgium

Today, Blizzard issued a statement on its forums letting people know that loot boxes have been disabled for two games in Belgium Specifically for Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm Following the trend that Valve first started with CS:GO a few weeks ago, the company is following the local law after they had been considered gambling[...]

New CS:GO Update Stops Loot Boxes from Being Opened in Netherlands Belgium

New CS:GO Update Stops Loot Boxes from Being Opened in Netherlands, Belgium

When last we spoke about the judgment about loot boxes around the world, The Netherlands and Belgium decided to classify them as gambling This led Valve to shut down their system in both those countries until they could find a solution The solution they came up with: eliminate the ability to open them.The latest update to[...]

Belgium Declares Loot Boxes Illegal and Wants Them Removed

Belgium Declares Loot Boxes Illegal and Wants Them Removed

Since the games are already pre-built to work on a specific model worldwide, it would mean they'd have to remove them for all copies globally, which we know they just won't do, which means at some point if Belgium officials push to have the law enforced, you'll probably see a massive legal battle on the[...]

Belgium Looking To Have Loot Boxes Banned As Gambling

Belgium Looking To Have Loot Boxes Banned As Gambling

VTM News, one of Belgium's news networks, is reporting that Belgium is looking to have Loot Boxes banned in Europe as it constitutes a form of gambling According to a translation of the story, the Belgium's Gaming Commission did an investigation on loot boxes to determine if they were, in fact, a form of gambling, which[...]

MCM Comic Con To Launch Shows In Germany And Belgium

MCM Comic Con To Launch Shows In Germany And Belgium

But it seems the traffic is travelling in the opposite direction.MCM, Britain's largest and most popular comic book convention organisers by far, are spreading their wings to mainland Europe with MCM-branded shows in Germany and Belgium this summer, with MCM Hannover Comic Con coming to Hannover Messe on 4-5th June and MCM Belgium Comic Con[...]

Tuesday Runaround &#8211 Carry On X-Men

Tuesday Runaround – Carry On X-Men

CARRY ON X-MEN Chris Weston, you utter beauty. I love Kenneth Williams as Megneto. HACKING AWAY The New Statesman looks at the work of a couple of British comic journalists. Fransman, by contrast, approaches her pieces more like short feature articles. There is reporting, to be sure – her piece on "shock comedy" for the […]

Eddy Paape Golden Age Belgian Comics Creator Passes

Eddy Paape, Golden Age Belgian Comics Creator, Passes

Born in 1920, Eddy Paape was one of the oldest of the remaining classsic Belgian school of comics. Getting an artistic reputation working with Jijé on Emmanuel, he then drew the Valhardi detective comic in seminal anthology comic Spirou from 1946 to 1954 with writers Jean-Michel Charlier and Yvan Delporte. He went on to create […]

Push To Add Drama

Push To Add Drama

This video was made to promote the TV Network, TNT, when it launched in Belgium, my favourite country in the world.Documentary or mockumentary? I'm not quite sure, but it was cute none the less.Only two comments on the YouTube Page so far:But...but why is the sign in English?andNot sure if troll or really that f***ing[...]

Ten Months In Jail For Stealing A Comic Book

Ten Months In Jail For Stealing A Comic Book

Today, Alain Wauters, 56, was sentenced to ten months in a Belgian prison for stealing an original copy of Tintin, Le Crabe Aux Pinces D'Or (The Crab with the Golden Claws), from an auction house. We reported the crime last year, and it seems the Thompson Twins have finally got their act together. He was […]

Fantagraphics To Publish Olivier Schrauwens The Man Who Grew His Beard

Fantagraphics To Publish Olivier Schrauwen's The Man Who Grew His Beard

Olivier Schrauwen has a reputation in the Belgian scene as a successful animator turned comic book auteur. He's been printed in part in the US before, and his Windsor McCay-influenced work was highlighted by Dave Eggers last year, but in August, Fantagraphics are publishing his first American graphic novel. The Man Who Grew His Beard […]