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Washington state senator is latest to wade into loot box debate

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Washington state Senator Kevin Ranker is the latest official to seek clarity over the highly divisive use of loot boxes in video games. The Democrat and former San Juan County Commissioner has charged the State Gambling Commission with identifying whether or not the boxes constitute gambling. Along with fellow Democrat Senators Reuven Carlyle and Karen Keiser, Ranker submitted Senate Bill …

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Belgian gambling authority investigating Battlefront II loot boxes

Star Wars Battlefront II was released this week, and with it came further questions surrounding the game’s use of virtual ‘loot boxes’. The game, created by California-based video gaming giants Electronic Arts (EA), has drew criticism for implementing these add-on boxes that must be purchased with real-life cash, and is now under investigation from the Belgian Gaming Commission. Critics say …

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