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EA doubled down on loot boxes in games during a hearing with UK lawmakers, comparing them to Kinder Eggs and saying they’re ‘actually quite ethical’

Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, defended its business practices during a recent hearing with UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee. Lawmakers questioned whether EA’s sale of randomised digital items, commonly referred to as loot boxes, is similar to gambling. Kerry Hopkins, EA’s Vice […]
EA doubled down on loot boxes in games during a hearing with UK lawmakers, comparing them to Kinder Eggs and saying they’re ‘actually quite ethical’
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Regulators from more than a dozen countries are looking to crack down on ‘loot boxes,’ a controversial video gaming practice that could be too much like gambling

European regulators are questioning whether video games featuring random prizes you have to pay real money to get are the equivalent of gambling. During a meeting of the Gambling Regulators European Forum, 15 European regulators and the Washington State Gambling Commission signed a joint statement expressing concerns over loot boxes, […]
Regulators from more than a dozen countries are looking to crack down on ‘loot boxes,’ a controversial video gaming practice that could be too much like gambling