• Belgian officials say they'd like lootboxes banned, but investigation continues

    19 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Update: After some scrutiny, the Belgian Gaming Commission tells local media that it believes 'loot crate' monetization schemes in games may qualify as gambling - and a government local official would like them banned. ...
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  • From Belgium To Hawaii, Potential 'Battlefront 2' Loot Box Legislation Would Be Complicated

    From Belgium To Hawaii, Potential 'Battlefront 2' Loot Box Legislation Would Be Complicated

    19 days ago - By Forbes

    The Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box controversy is starting to spark talk about laws to protect children from the practice, but will anything come of it?
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  • Belgian Gaming Commission Rules Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Says It's 'Dangerous For The Mental Health Of The Child'

    19 days ago - By Tech Times

    The Belgian Gaming Commission has officially recognized loot boxes and other similar microtransactions in games as gambling. The committee now wants it banned from all games in Europe.
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  • Hawaii Investigating EA for “Predatory Practices” in Games like Battlefront II

    Hawaii Investigating EA for “Predatory Practices” in Games like Battlefront II

    19 days ago - By Geek

    It appears the fight against loot boxes in video games is gaining serious momentum. First, Belgium officially declared loot boxes as a form of gambling. Now, the state of Hawaii is taking steps...
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  • Belgium Aims to Ban Loot Boxes in Europe

    19 days ago - By IGN

    Belgium's Gaming Commission has announced that it will attempt to ban loot boxes in Europe, after constituting blind microtransactions to be gambling.
    The report comes from VTM News , and marks the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the role of loot boxes in video games, and whether they can be considered a form of gambling.
    The commission ruled that randomized loot crates constitute "the mixing of money and addiction" and are therefore a form of gambling no different from the risk-focused games found in a modern casino.
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