EA Games Says Loot Boxes Not Gambling

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 […]

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Criminal Loaders

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. […]

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Lancelot the Fallen Knight

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 […]

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Pirates Stolen: Family Broken

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.

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Loot Box History

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 […]

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