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Loot Boxes

FTC loot boxes investigation

The FTC may be coming after video game loot boxes

November 28th, 2018

During a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing this week, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan grilled commissioners from the Federal Trade Commission about video game loot boxes — about how prevalent they are as well as the fact that stricter oversight of them might be needed. “Loot boxes are now endemic in the video game industry and …

Loot boxes

Apple takes a stab at solving the loot box issue

December 21st, 2017

If a single issue defined gaming in 2017, it had to be loot boxes. Although they have existed for several years, loot boxes — randomized rewards that players can pay real money to acquire — dominated the news in 2017 as several high-profile titles opted to make loot boxes a key element of progression (see: …