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Get Ready for Loot Boxes in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Get Ready for Loot Boxes in Dragon Ball FighterZ

You'd think game companies would learn the lessons that have been taught to them over the past calendar year about putting loot boxes inside games, but you know what.. they don't Bandai Namco is the latest to join the "bad idea in a good game" train by adding loot boxes to Dragon Ball FighterZ The news[...]

Lets Talk About Loot Boxes and Player Created Black Markets

Let's Talk About Loot Boxes and Player Created Black Markets

[caption id="attachment_764609" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit// DeNA Corp[/caption]One of the few things that hasn't made much of an effect on the current loot box kerfuffle is the existence of player created black markets for the kinds of in-game goods that would normally be dropped by loot boxes or similar grab-bag systems I've used the logo for[...]

Apple Now Requires Apps to Disclose Loot Box Odds

Apple Now Requires Apps to Disclose Loot Box Odds

Specifically, the new rules require that loot boxes be transparent about their odds of dropping each type of reward “Apps offering ‘loot boxes’ or other mechanisms that provide randomized virtual items for purchase must disclose the odds of receiving each type of item to customers prior to purchase,” the new rule states.So it should tell[...]

Paladins Players are Unhappy with Recent Loot Box System Changes

Paladins Players are Unhappy with Recent Loot Box System Changes

And many players are angry over its apparent similarities to Star Wars Battlefront II’s Star Card system, arguing that the changed make the system a pay-to-win one.Prior to these changes, the stat-boosting cards needed to be unlocked through randomized loot boxes or by crafting Under the new system, called Cards Unbound, all cards are available to[...]

What A Shock: The ESA Says Microtransactions Are Not Gambling

What A Shock: The ESA Says Microtransactions Are Not Gambling

But that story led to an ESA official putting out this quote, defining the organization's stance on the issue.[caption id="attachment_751922" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//Activision[/caption] “Loot boxes are a voluntary feature in certain video games that provide players with another way to obtain virtual items that can be used to enhance their in-game experiences[...]

Theres A DOOM Mod That Pokes Fun At Loot Boxes

There's A 'DOOM' Mod That Pokes Fun At Loot Boxes

You can find the details on ZDOOM's forum, but the short version is that this mod "up to modern triple-A video game standards" by downloading the mod into the old-school version of the game that adds loot boxes and requires items that you can only get from loot boxes to move the game forward You can[...]

The UK Gambling Commission Issues A Statement On Loot Boxes

The UK Gambling Commission Issues A Statement On Loot Boxes

The UK Gambling Commission issued a statement over the weekend regarding the ever-growing argument over loot boxes/crates and microtransactions, and whether or not they constitute gambling The commission decided that they are not gambling since the money you put into them does not constitute a cash payout in return and that you're technically buying something[...]

Australian Officials Concur That Loot Boxes Are Gambling

Australian Officials Concur That Loot Boxes Are Gambling

An Australian user on Reddit has posted a correspondence he had about loot boxes with a representative of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation In it, the government individual confirms that under their current laws, loot boxes and other gaming microtransactions do fall under gambling We highly recommend checking out the entire post, but below is[...]

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[...]

An Online Petition Wants Loot Boxes Classified As Gambling

An Online Petition Wants Loot Boxes Classified As Gambling

Over the past few weeks, it's hard to find a podcast or show that hasn't talked about Loot Boxes in some form as gambling A conversation only fueled by Star Wars: Battlefront II's horrible system, along with Call Of Duty: WWII, CS:GO, and Overwatch used as examples If this trend continues to grow, you're more than[...]

PSA: The ESRB Does Not Consider Loot Boxes To Be Gambling

PSA: The ESRB Does Not Consider Loot Boxes To Be Gambling

So this one kind of seems to be so incredibly simple that it went without saying, but just in case you were confused, the ESRB does not consider loot boxes to be a form of gambling.The reason why this announcement was made thanks to the recent complaints about games using loot box systems However, the[...]

A Relieved Public Sighs: Overwatch Reducing Duplicates In Loot Boxes

A Relieved Public Sighs: 'Overwatch' Reducing Duplicates In Loot Boxes

Well, that may change soon.In the latest Developer Update video you see below, Jeff Kaplan addressed the biggest gripe many players have with the game, which is duplicates in Loot Boxes. “One of the things we’re going to do is drastically reduce the rate of duplicates you get out of any loot box,” says Kaplan[...]

The Overwatch Loot Box Issue: Is It Fair

The 'Overwatch' Loot Box Issue: Is It Fair?

There's been a lot of buzz over the distribution of the loot inside the Loot Boxes from Overwatch ever since the company had to disclose the probability amounts to the Chinese government (Keep in mind, those are the amounts for China, who knows what it is in other countries.) Metabomb were the first to get their hands[...]

The World Of Overwatch Is Getting Hectic With Character Nerfing &#038 XP Farming

The World Of 'Overwatch' Is Getting Hectic With Character Nerfing & XP Farming

(Effect added to current passive: Total Mayhem)Orisa Fusion Driver: Magazine size lowered from 200 to 150 Supercharger: Cost increased by 15%Sombra Stealth: Sound effects and VO distance for entering and exiting Stealth reduced to 15 meters. Translocator: Cooldown reduced from 6s to 4sWinston Barrier Projector: Cooldown now starts when the barrier is placed, instead of when it endsZenyatta Orb of Destruction:[...]