Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: video games

DCMS grill video games industry over loot boxes

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In-game spending in console and PC video games should be regulated by gambling laws and loot boxes banned entirely for children, according to the DCMS’s..

Trump’s video game violence claims debunked

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PCMag has hit out at President Trump for linking the mass-shootings that occurred on 3 August in El Paso and Dayton with the popularity of video games in..

One player only: Videogame groups forced to merge over lack of funding

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Following a lack of support in the Autumn Budget, the British Games Institute has merged with the National Videogame Foundation to create a “new centre of gravity for games culture” in the UK. It might not be enough to plug a funding hole.   The British Games Institute (BGI) is to merge and share headquarters with the National Videogame Foundation (NVF)...

Gambling Commission warn of parasitic practices in video games

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The Gambling Commission has issued a report concerning the growing problem of virtual gambling in video games.   In a new report, the UK Gambling Commission has warned parents over the perils of gambling linked to video games. The commission explains that an increase in popularity of third-party websites offering the opportunity to be virtual currency on video games poses a substantial...