Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, told investors a few days ago, “We’re working with all the industry associations globally and with regulators in various jurisdictions and territories. Many of whom we have been working with for some time and who have evaluated and established that programs FIFA Ultimate Team are not gambling.” It would […]Read More EA Games Says Loot Boxes Not Gambling
If you have played pay to win gaming for a time, you no doubt have heard of loaders. Loaders that could get your packs and loot boxes at discounted prices. They have been around for awhile. While some use what is considered legal methods, others have been using fraud that hurt gamers and developers alike. […]Read More Criminal Loaders
It was a beautiful day on a Walt Disney World Transportation Bus when I first saw the ad for a app called Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War. Being a fan of the ride, franchise, company (Disney), and the subject matter (Pirates), it seemed only natural that I would have to download and try […]Read More Lancelot the Fallen Knight
It is the people within a cyber social game that addicts the player. In every instance of this type of game addiction the families created online are the ties that bind us together. In most player’s mind these fellow players are real friends. The loss of access to the game causes very real emotional losses by both those who are banned and those who risk being banned in future for exercising their legitimate rights to bypass a refusal by JoyCity–for a legitimate refund with their no refund policy–to escalate their claim through their game store.
There are many varied facets of game addiction and all are utilized to their fullest extent by both the game and the game stores in a quest for the almighty dollar. I suppose money has long been the root of all evil! But herein lies repercussions. We lose contact with many dear people in the process.Read More Pirates Stolen: Family Broken
For the few days I have been sitting in with some banned whales in Pirates of the Caribbean:Tides of War. I was recently reminded of what compelled them to start using loaders to begin with. It was a very valuable loot box. The game came out with a new ship called the Mammoth. The only […]Read More Loot Boxes, another game blown apart
My husband and I started playing GOW over four years ago. During the first year, it was challenging as no one wanted to take players under one million power. Lol, Yes, back then it was harder to get an account to stronghold (SH) 21. Now GOW has SH 1140 as of April 21, 2018. We […]Read More Is It Free-to-Play, Pay-to-Play or Pay-to-Play Daily?
A game I sometimes check in on to talk to old friends, Pirates of the Caribbean: Tidesof War, was going ballistic yesterday. The largest alliances where being gutted and banned. What the heck was going on? It was a mass extinction event and the whales were going down. Why does a game ban its biggest […]Read More “Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War” Harpoons Its Whales
The stories begins with the reddit community exploding over loot boxes in EA Games’ Battlefront II. The community caught the attention of law makers and government agencies world wide. Perhaps the most focused group they turned was the Netherlands Gaming Commission. In mid November of 2017 they announced they would review if, in-game loot boxes […]Read More Netherlands Gaming Authority Strikes at Loot Boxes
Regulating loot boxes has recently become a serious issue with online gaming. The issue is not a new one; however, it has been in the spotlight since the release of EA Battlefront II. But how did we get to this point where governments are willing to intervene to stop what they consider gambling? What […]Read More Loot Box History
My story goes back a few years ago. It was the end of March 2014 and I loved playing mobile games, but I had no idea what GoW was about. I downloaded it to earn special points for another free mobile game, Monsters something. An ad popped up to earn some type of reward and […]Read More My name is Krystal, and I paid to win but lost :(