Microtransactions

Loot Box Laws Proposed in Hawaii, Could Restrict Access to Those 21 or Older

Controversy over the implementation of loot boxes in games like Star Wars Battlefront II and Middle-earth: Shadow of War has died down recently, but the video game industry is far from in the clear. Late last year, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee spoke out against “predatory” loot box schemes, and promised to introduce legislation to …

Star Wars Battlefront II Players Are Receiving Free Crates From DICE As An Apology

The latest Star Wars title from EA DICE has had a fair amount of trouble since its launch in November. While the game features a solid single-player campaign and an expansive multiplayer experience, an incredible amount of criticism has been leveled at the developer for their loot crate system. As EA considers re-instating their controversial …

Activision Blizzard Microtransactions Reached $4 Billion In Sales Last Year

2017 seemed to be the year that all eyes were on microtransactions. From companies doing it the wrong way all the way to those who succeeded, these post-release paid additions to games have been quite the cause for concern over recent months. However, some have thrived in the conditions, and with the release of an …