Unfortunately, parent will have to do some homework when shopping for video games. The box or ad may not warn a purchaser about gambling features. … More (Don’t) Gift Gambling This Christmas
Your first question may be what exactly is a loot box. Quite simply it is a micro-transaction that offers you a chance at exclusive content. This content can be for decorative purposes for your in game avatar, provide some bonus that helps you gain an edge over your opponents, or some other variation on those … More Should loot boxes be legal?
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 … More The Illusion of Randomness in Video Games
Back in April, the Netherlands sent out fair warning to certain game models. They stated clearly, if you sell loot boxes to video game players, then allow an aftermarket for players to trade and sell the contents of those loot boxes for real-world money, then you are in violation of our gambling laws. Gambling is … More June 20th and the Netherlands are serious
A game just did the, “what where you thinking?” Not sure if everybody was drunk chanting “do it, do it, do it.” Maybe there was somebody saying, “you know this is a really bad idea?” But what ever the case, its laughable and despicable at the same time. … More Excuse me boss….