Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs – gpgmail

[ad_1] UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot boxes under current gambling legislation — urging a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes to players who are children. Kids should instead be able to earn in-game credits to unlock look boxes, MPs have suggested in a […]

Mobile gaming is a $68.5 billion global business, and investors are buying in – gpgmail

[ad_1] By the end of 2019, the global gaming market is estimated to be worth $152 billion with 45% of that, $68.5 billion, coming directly from mobile games. With this tremendous growth (10.2% YoY to be precise) has come a flurry of investments and acquisitions, everyone wanting a cut of the pie. In fact, over the […]

Indie developer flooded with racist, misogynist abuse after announcing Epic partnership – gpgmail

[ad_1] The two developers of an indie game called Ooblets have been subjected to “tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands” of abusive messages following their decision to put their game on the Epic Games Store. It’s a worrying yet entirely unsurprising example of the toxic elements of the gaming community and their strangely […]

Fortnite World Cup has handed out $30 million in prizes, and cemented its spot in the culture – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Fortnite phenomenon — the wildly popular battle royale game from Epic Games — has manifested itself in concerned articles, cultural shoutouts and now has sealed its place in the cultural firmament by wrapping up its first “World Cup” which saw the company give away $30 million in prizes. The big winner in today’s […]