Tag: loot boxes

What’s the difference between gaming and gambling?

In real-money casino games, be it an establishment in the physical world such as a hotel on the strip  or online, the potential to win or lose money is present from the moment a player “enters” the casino. It’s this danger of the gamble that drives many players back to the tables time and time […]

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Destiny 2 gets a premium progression battle pass

Loot boxes aren’t dead, but many developers now favor the premium progression pass instead. Destiny 2 is the latest game to adopt one of these digital Skinner boxes. But as Bungie director Luke Smith explains in a blog post, this isn’t going to change how you play the game. Instead, it’s about giving more people […]

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The DeanBeat: The gray areas of video game violence and addiction

When President Donald Trump met with video game leaders about violence in games in March 2018, the industry worried he would use games as a scapegoat for mass shootings. Instead, Trump showed his cards to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). After the game industry made its case — that the U.S. is the only country where […]

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Congress is focusing on video games — how should the industry react?

At any major sporting event, one could easily recognize the playful Fortnite dance moves performed and displayed on the jumbo screen “dance cam.”  With more than 250 million registered players worldwide, Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games in recent history. Video games, and the attendant industries that have emerged from them […]

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