Another Lawsuit Against EA; Ultimate Team in FIFA and Madden is Gambling
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 August 2020, 23:42
Electronic Arts has been sued in California for FIFA and Madden Ultimate Team packages. According to the plaintiff, these lootboxes are nothing but a game of chance, an example of gambling, which is illegal in this state.
The BBC Attacks Lootboxes in FIFA, Dramatic Story of Addicted Gamer
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 July 2020, 18:32
The BBC station described the story of a gamer addicted to spending money in the FIFA series. A young British man spent almost 3,000 pounds in FUT mode, wasting his parents' savings.
UK's Healthcare: Lootboxes Expose Children to Gambling Addiction
Paul Wozniak, 19 January 2020, 21:51
England's mental health director, Claire Murdoch, claims that lootboxes in video games put children at risk of becoming addicted to gambling. Thus, she calls for the companies behind such games to take appropriate action.
CS:GO - French Gamers Get a Lootbox Scanner With a Catch
Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 11:43
French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players now have the option - and even the obligation - to scan their equipment boxes before buying them. This feature is likely to have been implemented as a result of planned changes to the Anti-Gambling Act and its use is severely restricted.
PEGI Takes Flak for Lack of Gambling Warning in NBA 2K20
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 September 2019, 20:23
The European PEGI expressed its opinion on the controversy surrounding the microtransaction-filled trailer of NBA 2K20. Under the current criteria of the organization, the game does not contain gambling elements. However, discussions on the subject are ongoing.
GTA Online - List of Countries That Banned the New Casino
Bart Swiatek, 25 July 2019, 17:50
It seems that gamers from several countries can't access gambling in GTA Online. Reddit users have prepared an extensive list of countries whose laws prohibit the use of such solutions.
GTA Online - Diamond Casino & Resort Grand Opening
Christian Pieniazek, 23 July 2019, 17:58
Grand Theft Auto Online has been updated to introduce the Diamond Casino & Resort building to the game.
Casino and Luxury Apartment in GTA Online From July 23
Christian Pieniazek, 18 July 2019, 20:50
Next week Grand Theft Auto Online will be updated and Diamond Casino & Resort will open its doors. Rockstar Games shared details about the prepared attractions.
EA Defends Lootboxes: „It's a surprise mechanic.”
Jakub Mirowski, 20 June 2019, 12:33
During a government commission meeting in the UK, a representative of Electronic Arts compared lootboxes to Kinder Surprises and claimed that gamers liked this element of video games.
Teaser of Big Casino Opening in GTA Online
Milosz Szubert, 14 June 2019, 16:01
Soon you will be able to visit the casino in Grand Theft Auto Online. That's the information that came up on Rockstar studio Twitter. Rumors about the place have been circulating on the web for some time now.
Huge Update Takes Red Dead Online Out of Beta
Christian Pieniazek, 15 May 2019, 15:34
Rockstar Games has published a massive update to Red Dead Redemption II, which completes the beta-test phase of Red Dead Online. The devs introduced, among other things, a new game mode and mission set, and also enabled us to challenge other players to a poker game.
FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes
Bart Swiatek, 11 April 2019, 15:02
This August, the Federal Trade Commission will organize an open workshop on loot boxes and related issues, including their possible negative influence on the behavior of young gamers.