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Social Media

General Links

Facebook

Twitter

Reddit

Discord

Reddit Links

Gaming Subreddit

Players From Belgium and Netherlands Banned From Opening Crates In CS:GO

Guns Of Glory Fake Reviews Are Very Obvious

Americans Won’t Pay To Win A Game But Chinese Gamers Will

Three Years Of Summoner’s War And I’m Done Now

Predatory Games

MZ Offering Subscriptions In Games

General News

Older Adults Spend Most On Online Gaming, August 3rd, 2015

EA Shuts Down Studio Developing Star Wars Game, October 17th, 2017

Belgium Calling For Loot Box Ban In Europe, November 22nd, 2017

The Dangers Of Free To Play Mobile Games, December 21st, 2017

Apple Changes Rules On Loot Boxes, December 22th, 2017

Predictions for Games’ Survival In 2018, January 8th, 2018

Cash In On Loot Boxes While You Can, April 27th 2018

PUBG Developers Arrested, April 28th, 2018

Netherlands Starts Enforcing Loot Box Ban, June 20th, 2018

Psychology

Developers & Psychology

Video Gaming Evolving Into Casino Gaming, September 12th 2017

How Video Game Developers Tricks Players, October 19th, 2017

Psychologists On Gamers

5 Ways Video Games Are Getting You Addicted, March 8th, 2010

Psychology Student Making Video Games More Fun, November 2011

Video Game Companies Creating Games More Addictive, January 2012

The Science Behind Candy Crush, November 15th, 2013

The Psychology Of Video Game Addiction, February 6th, 2014

Psychosocial Exploitation In Games, August 5th, 2015

Why Are Addicting Games Dominating Our Lives?, August 7th, 2015

Why Mobile Games Makes You A Slave, August 20th, 2016

WHO May Classify Gaming Disorder, December 26th, 2017

WHO Classfies Gaming Disorder As Mental Condition, June 18th, 2018

First NHS Addiction Clinic Launched, June 23th, 2018

Video Game Addiction Is No Fun

Video Game Addiction Symptoms, Causes, and Effects

Behavior Principles and Good Game Design

Game Developers

MZ

Data Center Goes Bankrupt Because Of MZ, June 17th, 2016

MZ Not Liable To Players’ Gaming Losses According To Court Ruling, September 23rd, 2016

California Man Launders $1m For Game Of War, December 13th, 2016

Is MZ Hyper-Focusing On New Game?, July 27th, 2017

The Secrets Of MZ’s Success Part 1: History, August 2nd, 2017

The Secrets Of MZ’s Success Part 2: Design, August 9th, 2017

The Secrets Of MZ’s Success Part 3: Monetization And Future, August 17th, 2017

MZ’s Satori Infrastructure Goes From GOW To SmartTrash, September 30th, 2017

What Is Going On At MZ?, November 29th, 2017

Acquittal For Former MZ Employee, December 6th, 2017

MZ’s CEO Announces New Satori AI Technology, March 14th, 2018

Library Director Accused Of Spending $90,000 Improperly For Game Of War, March 23rd, 2018

Founder Leaves MZ, June 4th, 2018

MZ Marketing Team Laid Off, July 11th, 2018

MZ Shutting Down Cognant, July 11th, 2018

Court Denies To Reveal Identity Of Anonymous Reviewer To MZ

The Untold Truth About Game Of War

MZ BBB Rating And Reviews

Reviews & Testimonials

Man Spent Thousands On Free Mobile Game, October 27th, 2017

Bleeding Cool, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire Review, November 23rd, 2017

Statistics

New Statistics Reveal The Face Of Australian Gaming, August 2nd, 2012

Mobile Vs. Console Gaming?, March 23rd, 2017

App Revenues In 2017

Worldwide App Store Revenues 2015-2020

Government

Legal Action

US

2014 Internet Gambling And Lotteries Legislation, November 20th, 2014

Beware The Legal Traps In Freemium Games, February 27th, 2017

Acquittal For Former MZ Employee, December 6th, 2017

No Loot Boxes For Those Under 21 Proposed Hawaii Bill, February 13th, 2018

US Appeals Court Rules Mobile Game ‘Illegal Gambling’, April 11th, 2018

Hawaii State House Bill Relating to Consumer Protection

Hawaii State Senate Bill Relating to Consumer Protection

Court Denies To Reveal Identity Of Anonymous Reviewer To MZ

Machine Zone, Inc. v. Peak Web LLC

Change.org Petition On Machine Zone

Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Game Of War Is Gambling

Gambling Legal Defintion

UK

File A Complaint To UK Ad Agency

Tips For Businesses Regarding Online Reviews, March 4th, 2016

UK Ad Authority Rules Against Developers For Misleading Images, April 5th, 2017

UK Ad Agency Bans Explicit Mobile Strike Ad, May 4th, 2017

Digital Secretary Slams Tech Industry for Creating Addicting Games, July 4th, 2018

Petition To Adapt Gambling Laws To Include Gambling In Video Games

Patents & Trademarks

MZ Patent #1

MZ Patent #2

Activision Patent

Machine Zone Trademarks

Miscellaneous

Should Video Games Let You Pay To Win?, February 4th, 2015

The Origin Story Of App Scrolls, October 6th, 2016

Are You Addicted To Social Media?, April 25th, 2018

France Bans Smartphones From Schools, July 31st, 2018

Google Ads Universal Ad Campaign Information

Debate: Should Video Games Be Regulated By Governments?

Creating A Successful Free To Play Game

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