Call for research into peer gaming, addictive mechanisms, and age stigmas.

As I deal with adults mostly who have become addicted to pay to win games in the genre of mobile MMO pay to win, I am constantly buffeted by degrading replies from communities. I am not pointing a finger at a group, but the general social media machine. It seems that the human understanding is … More Call for research into peer gaming, addictive mechanisms, and age stigmas.

Why do some game developers want stricter age ratings?

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 … More Why do some game developers want stricter age ratings?

Why India should care more than most about 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 … More Why India should care more than most about loot boxes