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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is Distancing Itself From Supply Drops and Loot Boxes

The Modern Warfare devs are ensuring you won't have to buy any weapons or attachments.

Rod Fergusson on Gears 5 Microtransactions: "We Will Continue to Evolve Until We Get It Right"

Gears 5 doesn't have loot boxes, but there are still improvements to be made to the new system.

A UK Ministry Just Recommended Heavy Loot Box Regulation. Here's Why This Matters

It's another step in an ongoing escalation of regulatory involvement in games.

#FixNBA2K20 Hashtag Trends as NBA 2K20 Players Express Grievances

2K players don't seem too happy with this year's installment.

Epic Will Pull Fortnite's Reskinned Battle Pass Pup and Issue Refunds

The pet was just a bit too similar to another pass-exclusive puppy.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is Adding Microtransactions

You can still earn currency in-game.

Dota Underlords Battle Pass Is "In The Works," Says Valve Dev

Not surprising, given Dota's history with passes.

EA Defends Loot Boxes as "Quite Ethical and Quite Fun" Amid Questioning by U.K. Parliament

EA and Epic continue to defend "surprise mechanics" following recent government inquiries.

From Candy Crush to Hearthstone: How the Loot Box Bill Could Affect Some of the Industry's Biggest Games

The bill defines microtransactions and loot boxes, but questions remain.

The Loot Box Bill is Public, And The ESA Says It's "Flawed And Riddled With Inaccuracies"

The newly introduced bill could end up affecting more than just loot boxes.

"Right Now We Don't Have Any One Group Taking an Unbiased View on Loot Crates"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For an industry that swears it doesn't have a problem with exploitative monetization, gaming sure talks a lot about exploitative monetization

Will NBA 2K Fix Its My Career VC Problem Before It's Too Late?

Fans are once again upset about My Career VC in NBA 2K19. The problem is that Visual Concepts doesn't seem interested in addressing it.

Shigeru Miyamoto Has a Warning for the Games Industry

The Willy Wonka of video games gets serious.

GTA Online Has an Inflation Problem

Prices are skyrocketing, and it's getting harder and harder for players to keep up.

Rainbow Six Siege Switching to Seasonal Skins Much to Players' Chagrin

Rainbow Six Siege's skins will soon be limited time offers.

The Fallout of EA's Loot Box Controversy is Still Being Felt Throughout Gaming

Games changed after the loot box debacle last year. The question is for how long?

MLB The Show 18 is Dropping Microtransactions Amid Road to the Show Overhaul

You will no longer be able to buy your way to 99 overall in MLB The Show.

When Games Like Marvel Heroes Shut Down, There Are Hardly Any Happy Endings

There's not a lot of closure when free-to-play games go away.

"It's Awkward Right Now:" What Some in the Games Industry Think of the Rise of the Loot Box in 2017

2017 was the year we opened Pandora's loot box. Here's what some in the games industry are thinking.

The Harsh History Of Gaming Microtransactions: From Horse Armor to Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes are currently the most debated topic in gaming, but we've had over a decade of in-game money grabbing.

The Creeping Influence of Microtransactions in Sports Games

Konami would do well to learn from the difficulties experienced by NBA 2K14 in implementing microtransactions.

What Happens When Free-to-Play Games Aren't Free?

Eurogamer's Martin Robinson argues Microsoft's misappropriation of free-to-play mechanics is at the head of a broader problem.