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Study Finds Video Game Loot Boxes Linked to Gambling Addiction – Million UK Children Affected

Loot Box Gambling Addiction

Video game loot boxes are no stranger to controversy. The issues surrounding the mechanic has been in the press for a while now and every now and then the topic heats up. This time a new study proves that loot boxes do indeed have a link to gambling addiction as they could be used as …

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Valve Makes Important Changes to Dota 2’s Treasure Odds

Dota 2's Treasure Odds

Yesterday, Valve announced some very important changes for Dota 2’s treasure odds. It formed part of the Treasure Update that introduces the¬†Treasure of the Carmine Cascade with shiny new item bundles for Ancient Apparition, Ember Spirit, Oracle, Batrider, Visage, Skywrath Mage, and Razor. The treasure also offers the chance to unlock a rare Earthshaker bundle, …

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Gambling Regulators Join Forces to Address Loot Box Controversy

gambling regulators

The video game loot box controversy has been under the spotlight now for almost a year. The discussion reached a tipping point in November 2017 when EA lost $3 billion in stock value because of the Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle. As a result, we’ve seen many developers implement radical changes in their loot box policy. …

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