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Activision Patent Could Force Players Intro Micro Transactions

There’s been plenty of furore over loot boxes lately, but something even more sinister and underhand involving Activision recently came to light. The company has been granted a patent on match-making software which can be used to deliberately match players up against players with superior equipment or in-game items. Put simply, if you’re a new […]

Loot Boxes To Be Banned Under Gambling Regulations?

There’s been plenty of furore recently regarding the sudden proliferation of loot boxes in major games. We moaned about it last week, and since then it’s been confirmed that player progress in Battlefront 2 will be entirely based around loot box transactions rather than in game achievements. EA got plenty of good press when it […]

Loot Boxes… Loot Boxes Everywhere!

Loot boxes are fast becoming one of the most contentious subjects in gaming. At best they’re a cheap way to artificially add longevity to games by forcing players to grind until they randomly get the bonuses they want. At worst they’re cynically designed to sting players for real money via micro transactions for items that […]