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Judge Sides With Dutch Government On Fining EA Up To $5.85 Million Unless It Ditches FIFA Loot Boxes

After a Netherlands District Court ruled in favor of the country’s Gambling Authority on banning loot boxes earlier this month, FIFA publisher EA has one week to remove loot boxes from the game or face up to $5.85 million in fines. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Judge Sides With Dutch Government On Fining EA Up To $5.85 Million Unless It Ditches FIFA Loot Boxes

After a Netherlands District Court ruled in favor of the country’s Gambling Authority on banning loot boxes earlier this month, FIFA publisher EA has one week to remove loot boxes from the game or face up to $5.85 million in fines. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Rocket League Is Replacing Loot Boxes With “Blueprints”

Because they suck (and also because they’re increasingly becoming illegal in some places, especially Europe), Psyonix decided in August to get rid of Rocket League’s loot boxes. They’re being replaced by something called “Blueprints”, which work….kinda like loot boxes.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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EA Received A Guinness World Record For Most Downvoted Comment In Reddit History

Back in 2017, EA was dealing with the mess that was Star Wars Battlefront II and its hated loot boxes. During that time an unknown community manager used the official EA Community Team Reddit account to respond to a complaint about unlocking characters. Over 600k downvotes and two years later, EA’s infamous comment…Read more… Continue […]

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New Apex Legends Axe Costs $170 In Coin Packs

They say you’ve got to spend money to make money. In the case of Apex Legends’ new event, you’ll have to spend $160 to earn the opportunity to spend $10 to unlock a $35 virtual axe. Confused? Oh, my friend, we’re just getting started.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Uncertain Future Of Loot Boxes

With the recent news that the major console manufacturers will be requiring game developers to disclose the probability of obtaining “randomized virtual items” from loot boxes, as well as Rocket League’s announcement that the game would be ditching loot boxes altogether, I wanted to discuss the shifting attitudes…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Uncertain Future Of Loot Boxes

With the recent news that the major console manufacturers will be requiring game developers to disclose the probability of obtaining “randomized virtual items” from loot boxes, as well as Rocket League’s announcement that the game would be ditching loot boxes altogether, I wanted to discuss the shifting attitudes…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Black Ops 4’s ‘Apocalypse’ Brings Fan-Favorite Maps And Modes (And More Annoying Loot Boxes)

The undead apocalypse started spreading across Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on July 9, bringing zombie-themed content that features brand new maps as well as plenty of nostalgia for Call of Duties past.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Loot-Starved Black Ops 4 Players Finally Get A ‘Contracts’ Mode

Players finally have a better way to earn more rewards in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, besides the game’s unfavorable microtransactions system. This week’s update marks the introduction of Contracts on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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