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New Bill Will Ban Games From Selling Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions To Kids

A U.S. senator wants to make loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions aimed at children illegal. Josh Hawley said that game developers should not be allowed to monetize addiction.

Video Games May 10, 2019

Parent Files Lawsuit Against Epic Games Over 'Predatory' Llama Loot Boxes In 'Fortnite'

'Fortnite' creator Epic Games is facing another lawsuit, this time over the Llama loot boxes. The plaintiff accuses the developer of using 'predatory schemes' that deceive thousands of players.

Video Games March 2, 2019

ESRB Answers Loot Box Controversy By Just Stamping 'In-Game Purchases' Labels To Video Games

The ESRB has finally issued a response to the growing controversy surrounding loot boxes and other forms of microtransactions in video games. Most players, however, will find the ESRB's answer as an insufficient one for the issue.

Video Games February 28, 2018

If You Want To Create A New Save Slot In ‘Metal Gear Survive,’ Pay $10, Says Konami

'Metal Gear Survive' is charging players $10 if they want to create a second save slot. It’s the latest example of a company going haywire with microtransactions.

Video Games February 26, 2018

The Next RPG By Obsidian, The Studio Behind 'Tyranny' And 'Pillars Of Eternity,' Will Have No Microtransactions

Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind 'Tyranny' and the 'Pillars of Eternity' series, revealed that its next RPG will have no microtransactions. The announcement is a bold move, considering that microtransactions have become a norm in the gaming industry.

Video Games December 18, 2017

Destiny 2: Curse Of Osiris Stream Canceled So That Bungie Can Address Player Concerns Instead

Bungie canceled the last of three livestreams for Curse of Osiris, the first 'Destiny 2' expansion. Instead, the studio will release a developer commentary to address player concerns and reveal what the future holds for the futuristic shooter.

Video Games November 29, 2017

Belgian Gaming Commission Rules Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Says It's 'Dangerous For The Mental Health Of The Child'

The Belgian Gaming Commission has officially recognized loot boxes and other similar microtransactions in games as gambling. The committee now wants it banned from all games in Europe.

Video Games November 22, 2017

Electronic Arts Quickens 'Need For Speed: Payback' Progression After 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' Microtransactions Debacle

Electronic Arts and Ghost Games have made 'Need for Speed: Payback' progression much faster by increasing the awarded in-game currencies. The changes come after the recent controversy against 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' microtransactions.

Video Games November 21, 2017

Star Wars: Battlefront II Microtransactions Deactivated Temporarily: Gamers Win, At Least For Now

Electronic Arts has temporarily disabled 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' microtransactions after the massive backlash that the publisher received. This is a crucial win for gamers, who fought back against a 'pay-to-win' environment.

Video Games November 17, 2017

'Star Wars: Battlefront II' And 'Overwatch' Under Investigation In Belgium: Are Loot Boxes Gambling?

Belgium's Gaming Commission is investigating whether the loot boxes of 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Overwatch' should be considered as gambling. Electronic Arts and Blizzard may be facing fines worth hundreds of thousands of euros.

Video Games November 16, 2017

Gamers Outraged Over Activision Patent To Encourage Microtransactions: Here's What The Fuss Is All About

Gamers are very angry over an Activision patent that will encourage players to engage in microtransactions. The growing trend of paid downloadable content has frustrated players, and the systems in the patent will only make things worse.

Video Games October 19, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda To Feature Microtransactions: Here Are The Details

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ finally launches on March 21 with a host of features such as a multiplayer mode and microtransactions. Perks can be purchased using a currency called Andromeda Points.

Video Games March 22, 2017

'Destiny' Is Getting Even More Eververse Microtransactions In 'Rise Of Iron'

Players will soon be able to buy reputation boosters via the game's real money store.

Video Games September 15, 2016

'Payday 2' Microtransactions Removed As Starbreeze Confirms 'Payday 3'

In a move that is sure to please the 'PAYDAY' community, publisher Starbreeze announced that it will remove microtransactions from 'PAYDAY 2' as well as confirm that 'PAYDAY 3' will be coming in the near future.

Video Games May 31, 2016

'Overwatch' Shows Microtransactions Can Be Done In Shooters Without Gouging Your Wallet

Yes, 'Overwatch' uses the much-loathed microtransactions. However, unlike many other AAA games, the presence of microtransactions makes sense and doesn't gouge the player's wallet.

Video Games May 26, 2016

Here's How Much Microtransactions In 'Overwatch' Will Cost You

'Overwatch' is live, and so are the game's microtransactions.

Video Games May 24, 2016

Microtransaction Prices For 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' Multiplayer Revealed

Although 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' will feature free multiplayer maps, players will have the option to purchase additional skins, hats and other items through microtransactions, which will cost anywhere from $5 to $50.

Video Games May 10, 2016

'Destiny' April Update Fixes Infusion, Adds New Gear And New Microtransactions

Bungie continues to spill more details about the April update for 'Destiny.'

Geek March 30, 2016

EA Makes $1.3 Billion On Microtransactions And DLC Per Year

Microtransactions are the bane of many gamers' existence, but there's no arguing that they make money: EA pulled in over $1 billion in microtransactions alone last year.

Geek March 3, 2016

'The Division' Will Not Have Microtransactions, Says Ubisoft

Ubisoft's Community Manager recently tweeted that 'The Division' will not have microtransactions, although the wording of the tweet still has players wondering if that covers separate DLC and game add-ons.

Geek March 1, 2016

About 59,000 Bridges In US Are 'Structurally Deficient'

About 59,000 U.S. bridges are considered 'structurally deficient,' a new report found. These bridges are in need of repair, especially because people travel to and from these bridges millions of times a day.

Society February 19, 2016

New $25 Microtransaction Headed To 'Halo 5: Guardians'

Can a $25 purchase really be called 'micro'? 343 Industries has just announced a new REQ pack for 'Halo 5' that costs more than some entire games...

Geek February 5, 2016

Microsoft Refunds $8K Xbox Bill Teen Spent On FIFA Microtransactions

Microsoft decided to refund the $8,000 that a Canadian teen spent on microtransactions in one of Xbox’s FIFA games. The teenager’s father was happy with the end result, but it was not easy for him to get there.

Apps/Software January 26, 2016

Bungie Reportedly Planning Ammo Pack Microtransactions For 'Destiny' Online Shooter

Popular shooter 'Destiny' got microtransactions in October 2015, but may soon take things to the next level. Bungie is reportedly planning to start selling ammo packs for real money, marking the first time microtransactions would directly affect gameplay.

Video Games January 26, 2016

Bungie Denies That It Will Charge Real Money For 'Destiny' Ammo Packs

Although 'Destiny' fans grow increasingly worried about the fate of the MMORPG, one thing is for certain: Bungie recently debunked rumors that it would offer ammo packs for real money within the game.

Geek January 25, 2016

Beware Of FIFA Microtransactions! Teen Racks Up $8K Bill On Xbox In One Month

A 17-year-old young man almost reached $8,000 in microtransactions, over one single month of playing FIFA on Xbox. The shocking credit card bill is a cautionary tale for all parents, so we're offering some tips on how you can easily avoid such unfortunate events.

Video Games January 13, 2016

Prices For 'Fables Legend' Microtransactions Leaked On Reddit

A Reddit user recently leaked an image of the microtransactions expected to go live with the release of the free-to-play 'Fable Legends,' making many of those interested in the game unhappy.

Geek December 23, 2015

‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3’ Adds Microtransactions So You Can Buy Stuff From The Black Market

Microtransactions have arrived on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III.' A recent update enables gamers to continue playing to receive new items or shell out real cash to purchase the items right away.

Video Games December 16, 2015

Destiny's New Level Boost Packs Come With A Huge Price Tag

Bungie will now allow 'Destiny' players to boost their characters' levels by paying for the privilege, at least according to the appearance of paid level packs in the PlayStation Store.

Geek December 15, 2015

'Destiny' Won't Have Major Paid DLC In Year Two, But Will Have Free Updates

Bungie confirms that a new expansion won't be coming anytime soon, but that seasonal events will become the norm.

Geek December 8, 2015

Nintendo's First Mobile Games Will Be Free-To-Play With Microtransactions

Nintendo's dive into mobile gaming will let gamers play for free, with the ability to purchase microtransactions throughout.

Geek November 11, 2015

Ubisoft Explains ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Microtransactions And Post-Launch DLC: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Ubisoft revealed how microtransactions will work in its upcoming first-person shooter ‘Rainbow Six Siege.’ Here’s what gamers will be able to buy with Renown and R6 and for how much.

Video Games November 7, 2015

Is Rainbow Six Siege Getting Microtransactions? Game’s Animation Director Talks ‘Rainbow Credits’

'Rainbow Six Siege' animation director, Scott Mitchell was interviewed by YouTuber Joe Vargas. Mitchell mentioned Rainbow credits, which is believed to pertain to microtransactions.

Video Games October 23, 2015

Gamers Furious As ‘Payday 2’ Developers Add Microtrasanctions To Crimefest Annual Event

The developers behind Payday 2 deploy a new way to get to player's vaults. That's right. The game now includes microtransactions.

Video Games October 17, 2015

Destiny Players Threaten To Quit Over Microtransactions For Raid Drop Buffs, Bungie Responds

Destiny players are up in arms over the new in-game microtransactions. Just a day after Bungie introduced the new emotes that can be bought with Silver, players have dug up raid drop buffs that could be bought with real money.

Video Games October 15, 2015

'Destiny' Patch 2.0.1 Is Here: Microtransactions, Nerfed Shotguns And More

'Destiny' patch 2.0.1 has been rolled out. The update comes with it quite a few changes, including microtransactions, nerfed shotguns and a lot more.

Video Games October 14, 2015

'Destiny' Gets New Emotes And 'The Carlton', Here's How They Look In Action

Check out some of the new emotes and dances now available in 'Destiny'.

Geek October 13, 2015

'Halo 5: Guardians' Microtransactions Pricing Details Revealed: Here’s What You Need To Know

343 Industries, the developer behind Microsoft’s ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ has unveiled the upcoming title’s new Requisition system. Here are the two ways players will be able to earn currency for in-game transactions.

Video Games October 13, 2015

Want More Free Currency For 'Destiny' Microtransactions? Here’s A No-Fuss Way To Get More Silver

Bungie’s 'Destiny' is making its way into the perilous land of microtransactions, so it is trying to ease players into it by offering a bunch of free Silver, and a bit more.

Video Games October 10, 2015

'Destiny' Launching Dreaded Microtransactions, But Gamers Shouldn't Worry Just Yet

Bungie will release a patch on Oct. 13 that will introduce the Eververse Trading Company and microtransactions to Destiny. Will this lead to the rise of "pay-to-win" players in the sci-fi shooter?

Video Games October 6, 2015

EA Confirms That 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Won't Have Microtransactions

Despite being known as a publisher that will cram microtransactions into just about every game it can, EA just confirmed that Dice studio's 'Star Wars: Battlefront' will not feature microtransactions.

Geek October 5, 2015

Here's How Much 'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' Microtransactions Will Cost You

Details of how much the microtransactions for Metal Gear 5 Solid: The Phantom Pain will cost have emerged online, revealing how much one will need to shell out for the Mother Base Coins, which is the in-game currency.

Video Games September 1, 2015

343 Promises That 'Halo 5: Guardians' Won't Be Pay-To-Win

Many consider microtransactions to be the bane of the video game industry. That hasn't stopped 343 Industries from adding them into 'Halo 5: Guardians' - but the developer promises they won't be a problem.

Geek June 30, 2015

E3 2015: 'Halo 5: Guardians' Developer Clarifies Details About In-Game Microtransactions

Many gamers grew upset after 323 Industries announced that 'Halo 5: Guardians' would have microtransactions. Now, though, the developer has taken to its blog to better explain their microtransactions system.

XBOX One June 18, 2015

Mortal Kombat X Review Round-Up

Mortal Kombat X is looking to be the best in the franchise, with a ton of new characters and cool fighting moves. The addition of microtransactions is a disappointment, but the new variations make up for it.

Movies/TV Shows April 20, 2015

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