Industry Vets Form De Facto Committee To Fight Unscrupulous Game Companies

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Video game industry veterans have come together to form a new organization called the National Committee for Games Policy or NGCP. The organization’s mission is two-fold. The first, is to represent the entire gaming industry and function as a “privately-funded think tank” to help give law and policy makers the information they need to make “informed decisions”. The second, is [...]

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Following Backlash, EA Temporarily Turns Off All In-Game Microtransactions for Battlefront 2

Following intense community backlash, and covered by outlets such as CNN and Forbes, EA's Star Wars Battlefront II has pulled the plug on its microtransactions - temporarily. Oskar Gabrielson, GM of DICE, has released a statement on behalf of the company, stating that "the goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you." Player feedback has been heard, and as [...]

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Belgium Investigating Star Wars Battlefront 2 For Gambling, EA Claims Innocence

The narrative around the Star Wars Battlefront 2 lootbox controversy took another interesting turn today. The Belgian government has opened an investigation against Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard over loot boxes. On November 15th when the Belgian Gaming Commission announced it had launched an investigation to determine if loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Overwatch constituted gambling. Companies [...]

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