Jake Paul Is Advertising Real Life Loot Boxes and They Look Terrible
Jake Paul and RiceGum are shilling for 'Mystery Brand,' the next frontier in mindless consumption.
15 European Gambling Regulators Agree to Investigate If Loot Boxes Harm Children
Authorities from Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Latvia and others signed the declaration.
At E3, Electronic Arts Threw Its Developers Under the Bus Over Loot Boxes
The company refused to take responsibility for last fall's backlash, and let the creatives behind 'Battlefront II,' 'Battlefield V,' and 'Anthem' promise things would be different.
Dutch Study Finds Some Video Game Loot Boxes Broke the Law
The Netherlands Gaming Authority picked ten games and found four of them in violation of the Dutch Gaming Act.
‘Shadow of War’ Developers Admit Microtransactions ‘Undermined the Heart of Our Game’
Monolith is removing in-game purchases and re-working the game’s final act.
'Star Wars Battlefront II' Officially Ditches Paid Loot Boxes
Soon 'Star Wars Battlefront II' loot boxes will only contain cosmetics and you can’t pay for them with cash.
The ESRB's Response to Loot Boxes Falls Pathetically Short of Real Change
The group's own research suggests parents don't understand loot boxes, so the solution is...a label?
What Happens When You Discover a Random Loot Drop Is Actually Worth $1,000
When Luke Johnson casually opened loot box in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, he didn't expect to find one of the rarest items.
I’m Still Playing ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ for Some Reason
I went to extraordinary lengths to make it fun, but it’s so much fun.
This 'Battlefront II' Modder's First Creation Was a Middle Finger to EA
EA didn't want a pink Darth Vader, so this modder made it for them.
The Pantheon of Games
2017 Was a Year of Reckoning for Video Game Microtransactions
The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.
We Discuss Gaming's Most Controversial Trend in 2017: Loot Boxes
'Battlefront II' may have been the most explosive moment, but it was hardly the only instance of loot boxes this year.