A couple months ago we advertised a video gaming survey anywhere we could. A simple three question survey. Today we are publishing the results and the true nature of the survey. The survey is actually an Australian gambling problem quiz. So what can we learn from Australia’s gambling problems, and problem video gaming? Quite a […]Read More A game changing survey on PayToWin and problem gaming.
We live in a pivotal point in the gaming industry and we need to take this time to examine where the industry is, and work with lawmakers to ensure that it is redirected to an honest path with its customers.Read More Our current gaming business model: Fraud, Gambling and Addiction
Paying real-world money for loot boxes is linked to gambling related harm, regardless of the features of loot boxes themselves.Read More Study Linking Loot Boxes to Gambling Harm Nears Release
First let me say I was concerned reporting on this that there may be a backlash on games that follow ethics on limiting access to children. I seriously hope that ethical developers do not get penalized by platform providers over the failures of the ratings guidelines that govern them. This started with a reader’s comment […]Read More Why do some game developers want stricter age ratings?
Today I will write to those who are challenged with the thought process of regulating pay to win games. This can be a difficult process when looking through the lens of research, reporting and public opinion. Its similar to seeing the forest through the trees. For this piece I will try and highlight things from […]Read More The Illusion of Randomness in Video Games
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It was recently brought to our attention by the Australian Communications and Media Authority about a current inquiry into loot boxes.Read More Australia tackles loot boxes
Our site understands that pay to win games are an international problem and we strive to look at the problem as such. Last week I looked around at different countries based on problem gambling, gambling statistics, and – of course – mobile application spends. It doesn’t take long to run some formulas in a spreadsheet […]Read More Why India should care more than most about loot boxes
See money like most things can be gained and lost but there are other costs that you can never recover. For me some of those costs were my marriage, time spent with my children or not spent for that matter, a few jobs, friends I have lost touch with in the real world and digital world, and even a very special real world relationship that I gave up because I didn’t care enough to put them first like I should have.Read More The true cost of mobile gaming
I know this is a bold statement, but here is why. Since the launch of Final Fantasy XV on mobile, Machine Zone has been slowly moving gameplay rules from FFXV to its other two big titles, Game of War, and Mobile Strike. To buy shields in FFXV you need loyalty points, and they can only […]Read More Mobile Strike players buy shields now, gold shield purchases going away
That is what a lawsuit brought on by Bethesda Softworks alleges. They are suing Behaviour Interactive, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. for just that. In a nutshell, Behaviour Interactive adapted the MMO game Fallout Shelter for Bethesda on mobile, then according to Bethesda, reskinned the same game for Warner Bros. as Westworld.Read More Mobile game Westworld ripped off Fallout Shelter?