EU's Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee suggests consumer-facing action on loot boxes
The EU can't regulate loot boxes as gambling, but the IMCP sees a potential loophole.
California law and the concept of "value" are at the heart of the suit. Attorney Richard Hoeg discusses.
The discussion surrounding loot boxes ramps up as yet another world government turns its eye to the practice.
Loot boxes have become a hot topic in the games industry over the last few years. IGDA executive director Renee Gittins discusses the ESRB's latest designation.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has issued a report recommending that the UK government regulate loot boxes under gambling law and ban them from children. [Update: ESA weighs in]
Will Sony and Microsoft go down to a 15% platform cut? During our Hot Topics Debate, our panelists weighed in on loot boxes, game addiction, esports' potential, and revenue share for developers.
A wave of loot box push-back has hit the industry, and many publishers and developers are aiming for more transparency.
Ryan J. Black, Co-Chair of Video Games & Esports at McMillan LLP, weighs in on how this legislation is likely to do far more harm than good to the game industry.
Similar legislation exists in Belgium and the Netherlands, but how will such a bill contend with the U.S. Constitution?