Loot Boxes

On today's Checkpoint XP Daily, we find out what our listeners think of the FTC looking into loot boxes.
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Democratic senator Maggie Hassan has requested an official investigation through the Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee, in an effort to start regulating gambling for children. Hussan added, “Given the seriousness of this issue, I think it is time for the FTC to investigate these mechanisms to ensure that children are being adequately protected…” The Federal...
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After comments about the state of the industry from Miyamoto, the Checkpoint crew become divided.
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The Belgian Gaming Commission has now ruled that Loot Boxes are against the Gambling regulations in Belgium. This effects more than just Overwatch; all video games that have purchasable loot boxes are subject to prosecution if not removed from their game. Source: Dot Esports Image: Blizzard
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Microsoft’s flagship racing franchise, Forza, is making a major shift in current and upcoming titles. They’re doing away with loot crates, with Forza Motorsport 7 on track to completely phase them out by the end of the year. Paid tokens and loot crates will be gone from both Forza 7 and new releases after. Source:...
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South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission handed down nearly $1 million in fines, mostly at the expense of Nexon Korea over misrepresenting the odds on Loot Boxes. NetMarble and NextFloor Games were also fined in lesser amounts. The fines came as a result of the companies claiming random distribution, despite their rarer items being as low as a...
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Electronic Arts has learned a valuable lesson… sorta. Sources close to the company are reporting that the micro-transactions in the next Battlefield game will be cosmetic only. They will still come in the now much maligned loot boxes. Following the debacle of Battlefront II, it seems EA has learned there is a price to be...
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After months of controversy surrounding loot boxes in video games, the ESRB is changing up their original stance. They have decided to create a new designation on game covers signifying in-game purchases. This will be separate from the standard ‘T for Teen’ or ‘M for Mature’ ratings we are used to seeing. The designation will...
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