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News Belgium: Battlefront 2 loot crates draw lawmakers’ attention in US, Belgium

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/battlefront-2-loot-crates-draw-lawmakers-e2-80-99-attention-in-us-belgium/ar-BBFv2c3
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Lawmakers in Hawaii’s state legislature and the Belgian government have both indicated a desire to investigate and regulate loot crates and in-game transactions in video gaming, if not ban the practice outright as illegal gambling. And in Belgium, the ...

News Belgium: Belgium moves to ban 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'-style loot boxes

News channel or source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/22/belgium-moves-to-ban-star-wars-battlefront-2-style-loot-boxes/
Publication date: uesday 21 November 2017

Hawaii is also looking to clampdown on micro-transactions. We learned last week that Belgium's gambling authority was investigating loot crates in Star Wars Battlefront II over concerns that they constitute gambling. Now, the decision is in, and the answer ...

News Belgium: Belgium wants loot boxes out of Europe, says they're a form of gambling

News channel or source: http://mashable.com/2017/11/22/belgium-loot-boxes/
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Belgium wants no part of this new loot box craze in video games. When players open loot boxes, they don't know what they'll contain, which some people equate to gambling games like slots. Sometimes you'll get something you want, sometimes you don't, except ...

News Belgium: From Belgium To Hawaii, Potential 'Battlefront 2' Loot Box Legislation Would Be Complicated

News channel or source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/11/22/from-belgium-to-hawaii-potential-battlefront-2-loot-box-legislation-would-be-complicated/
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

I have lived through a lot of “yell a lot about video games” controversies in my time, but I have truly never seen anything like what’s currently happening in Star Wars Battlefront 2. I saw fans yell until the Mass Effect 3 ending was fixed through DLC.

News Belgium: Belgium pushes to ban loot boxes in Europe

News channel or source: https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/21/belgiums-gaming-commission-pushes-to-ban-loot-boxes-in-europe/
Publication date: uesday 21 November 2017

Belgium’s Gaming Commission has determined that loot boxes in gaming are gambling, according to a report from the news website VTM (first reported by PC Gamer). And the country’s minister of justice Koen Geens says he will try to ban the process of ...

News Belgium: Belgium and Hawaii look to ban loot boxes, ask others to do the same

News channel or source: https://www.techspot.com/news/71997-belgium-hawaii-fighting-back-against-loot-boxes-asks.html
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

People have strong feelings about the increasing number of full-priced games containing loot boxes.Things reached a tipping point with Star Wars Battlefront 2's much-hated system, but it looks as if the player backlash is having an effect, with both ...

News Belgium: Belgium commission declares loot boxes are gambling

News channel or source: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/22/belgium-commission-declares-loot-boxes-are-gambling/
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Following the Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle, last week the Belgium Gaming Commission launched an investigation into whether loot boxes came under their purview. VTM news (beware of the sloppy Google translation) have now reported on ...

News Belgium: Belgium Gaming Commission finds Star Wars: Battlefront 2's loot boxes to be gambling

News channel or source: http://www.gamezone.com/news/belgium-gaming-commission-finds-star-wars-battlefront-2-s-loot-boxes-to-be-gambling-3461346
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

As U.S. State Representatives take aim at monetized games like Star Wars: Battlefront for being nothing more than casinos aimed at kids, the Belgian Gaming Commission and Victorian Gambling Authority have decided that Star Wars: Battlefront 2's loot crate ...

News Belgium: Belgium's gambling commission has made its decision: loot boxes are gambling

News channel or source: http://www.neoseeker.com/news/29341-belgiums-gambling-commission-has-made-its-decision-loot-boxes-are-gambling/
Publication date: uesday 21 November 2017

Last week, Belgium weighed in on the loot box controversy when the nation's gambling commission decided to take a look at things. The verdict is in, and it's not one publishers like EA or Blizzard want to hear. After an eerily quick and efficient ...

News Belgium: Belgium Minister of Justice: Loot boxes are Gambling

News channel or source: https://calvinayre.com/2017/11/22/business/belgium-minister-justice-loot-boxes-gambling/
Publication date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Electronic Art’s Star Wars Battlefront II may soon be banned in Belgium after the state regulator declared that the game’s controversial loot boxes are a form of gambling. VTM News reported that Belgium’s Minister of Justice Koen Geens wants loot ...