15 European gambling regulators unite to tackle loot box threat

Less than a week after Belgium began a criminal investigation into FIFA's loot boxes, 15 gambling regulators from Europe and one from the US have together a…

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LucasRuinedChildhood2135d ago

A lot of momentum this week in the effort to tackle loot boxes. With an Australian study also proving that gamblers are far more likely to purchase loot boxes, it's time for legislators to get very serious about this issue and update our laws. Loot boxes are exploitative and it seems to are detrimental to many consumers purchasing them. EA are refusing to follow the law in Belgium because there's too much money on the line for them. They are never going to reign themselves in. As an Irishman, it's nice to see our signature on the list.

LucasRuinedChildhood2135d ago

If it wasn't for them defying Belgian law, you may not have seen this response. They're their own worst enemy.


It's Not Cheap To Showcase At Geoff Keighley's Gamescom ONL

It turns out that if you want to showcase your game during Gamescom Opening Night Live, you're going to be paying a lot for the privilege.

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anast10h ago

The cost gets transferred to the customer,

Bathyj1h ago

That's not how business works. The games final price does not go up because they had a trailer at a show.

It works like many industries.
You spend a lot of money, buying materials and paying your labour before any customer gives you a dime. Then when you have a finished product months or years afterwards hopefully you can sell enough of it to get your investment back and make enough for the next project where you won't get paid again for years.

Frankly I'm surprised any games get made at all.


The Cloud Gaming Graveyard: Dead Cloud Gaming Services

We take a walk around the Cloud Gaming Graveyard - listing all the failed cloud gaming services over the last decade.

We discuss the ups, the downs, and overall history of this technology. Turns out running a successful cloud gaming service that addresses the various technical hurdles and actually makes money is a real challenge.

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Chocoburger1d 22h ago

I'm sure that there will be more to come in the future.

UltimateOwnage1d ago

Latency and video compression will always make cloud gaming an afterthought.


Conscript Review - Real-Life Horror That's Not Easy to Stomach - Last Word On Gaming

Survival horror and World War I provide quite the uneasy combination. Find out why in this review of indie historical horror "Conscript."

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