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EA doubled down on loot boxes in games during a hearing with UK lawmakers, comparing them to Kinder Eggs and saying they’re ‘actually quit...

When pressed by members of UK Parliament, an EA executive compared the company's randomized micro-transactions to toys like Kinder Eggs or Hatchimals.

The video game industry is facing government scrutiny over loot boxes, and the most powerful leaders in gaming are divided over what to do

Between outcry from players and potential federal regulation, the video game industry is facing a major challenge with the concept of loot boxes.

The company behind ‘Fortnite’ told UK lawmakers that the game isn’t addictive, after Prince Harry said it was ‘irresponsible&#...

Months after Prince Harry called the world's most popular game "irresponsible," Epic Games denied that "Fortnite" is intentionally predatory.
Apps in the Google Play Store will now have to identify their target age group.

Google is cracking down on app developers that include ‘loot boxes’ in their games, requiring them to start disclosing the odds of winning...

Google updated its policies for Android apps as Congress and the FTC launch investigations into loot boxes and other micro-transactions.

A US senator is pushing a bill to stop ‘Fortnite’ and other games from selling ‘loot boxes’ to kids. Here’s why loot box...

A new bill would prevent video game companies from selling microtransactions to children — and disrupt a multibillion-dollar business model.
The loot boxes in "Apex Legends" are called "Apex Packs." Make no mistake: This is definitely a loot box.

EA just released a new game without any warning, and there’s a simple reason why: loot boxes

EA's brand-new, free-to-play game "Apex Legends" arrived on Monday without warning, and its creators say the reason has to do with loot box backlash.
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan New Hampshire expressed her concerns with video game micro-transactions to the Federal Trade Commission during an oversight hearing.

The FTC will investigate whether a multi-billion dollar business model is getting kids hooked on gambling through video games

The Federal Trade Commission will investigate the use of micro-transactions and loot boxes at the request of Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.
Clash Royale's version of the loot box, allowing players to chose between lengthy playtime or immediate purchase.

Regulators from more than a dozen countries are looking to crack down on ‘loot boxes,’ a controversial video gaming practice that could be...

Regulators from more than a dozen countries say the line between video gaming and gambling has become blurred.

‘We got it wrong’: EA exec apologizes for ‘Star Wars’ loot box fiasco, promises to ‘be better’

EA executive Patrick Söderlund apologized for the loot box controversy surrounding "Star Wars Battlefront 2" in a recent interview.

The latest major ‘Star Wars’ game finally dropped its most controversial aspect — but it may be too late

After months of complaints, and a series of poorly received fixes, the folks behind "Star Wars Battlefront 2" are fundamentally changing how loot boxes work.