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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.

The video game ratings board is cracking down on microtransactions — and it could have major repercussions for the future of video games

In a move to get ahead of legislators, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is making game publishers label games with microtransactions.

In 2017, video games were at their very best — and their very worst

I had two of the best video game experiences of my life in 2017. But a few real low points should make anyone concerned for the future of the gaming industry.
"Clash Royale," a popular iPhone game, is a prime example of a game with loot boxes.

Apple just enacted a massive change for all apps — and it affects every game that charges money for ‘loot boxes’

Apple's new policy forces any games with "loot boxes" to disclose the odds of what they offer, a huge change that impacts the biggest iOS games.