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EA Takes Heat for Advertising FIFA Loot Boxes in Kids’ Catalog

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Some gamers and parents were distressed to find an EA advertisement for FIFA loot boxes in a UK toy catalog. The advert was placed in an in-store catalog for Smyths…

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Microsoft Buys Bethesda in Massive Deal Worth $7.5 Billion

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In one of the biggest gaming acquisitions of all time, Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, for $7.5 billion. Bethesda is the studio behind several of gaming’s best-selling…

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The VR Shooting Range and the Law of Unintended Consequences

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The Law of Unintended Consequences is an informal, but widely known, observation that when people do something, there are almost always unforeseeable consequences — both positive and negative. This principle…

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Pokémon Go: Privacy, Trespass and Liability

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Reaching more than 10 million downloads in the United States alone during just its first week, Pokémon Go demonstrates the potential for mixed-reality games, not only for the game business…

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New Valve Refund Policy: EU Consumer-Protection Regulation Goes Global?

1000 648 David Hoppe

The history of videogames is not only that of the development of games themselves, but also of the hardware on which games are intended to run. Arcade and console gaming…

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Phoenix Wright: Gaming’s Legal Legend

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Deemed too niche for American audiences, the first game in the Phoenix Wright series was released in 2001 on the Game Boy Advanced only in Japan. However, Phoenix proved to…

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