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The UK Gambling Commission holds no authority on loot boxes

With the increasing inclusion of loot crates within popular triple-A titles came the concerns over their relation to gambling and subsequent ratings enabling minors to engage in the malicious practice. This has escalated as of late, with Belgium and certain states in the US calling for investigations and potential bans, …

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OnePlus dialling down its data collection amid controversy

OnePlus attracted a lot of attention last week when it was revealed that the company had been found collecting personal data without its users’ consent. Understandably, this prompted an outcry from OnePlus handset owners that has resulted in the firm scaling down its intrusive data collection methods. The controversy arose …

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UK government forced to respond on Loot Box gambling concerns

Update 17/10/17: Conservative MP and former Culture, Media and Sport committee member, Tracey Crouch, has officially responded to Cambridge Labour MP, Daniel Zeichner’s questions. Unfortunately, the government has yet to respond to Connor Rhys Deeley’s ongoing petition which seems well on its way to achieving its 100,000-signature goal. Original story: Last week, game …

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OnePlus found collecting personal data without user consent

OnePlus is no stranger to controversy, having manipulated its launch day benchmarks for its OnePlus 5 smartphone. It’s latest debacle, however, is much more sensitive, with the company being accused of tracking personal information without its users’ consent. The accusation comes from security researcher Christopher Moore, who took to a …

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Hatred has a release date

One of the more controversial games to be announced over the last year or so, Hatred, has an official release date. The isometric shooter, focusing on slaughtering innocent bystanders, will arrive on Steam on the 1st of June this year. The game was announced last year and was immediately criticized for …

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Valve removes Hatred from Steam Greenlight

You guys have probably heard of Hatred, the game that centres around mass murder in an isometric view. Upon launching the game’s trailer, the developer, Destructive Creations, became an instant talking point, with many throwing up their arms demanding that the game be cancelled. The game is still in development …

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Ubisoft to take PC gaming more seriously

Apparently, Ubisoft finally wants to patch things up with PC gamers and take the platform ‘more seriously’. The change of heart comes down to the fact that PC gaming is continuing to rise, despite the release of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Speaking with MCV at Gamescom, European Ubisoft …

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Final version of Watch Dogs E3 graphics mod released

The final and stable version of The Worse Mod has been released, allowing those of you that still have Watch Dogs installed to experience the game with its original E3 graphical settings along with increased NPC density and performance improvements. The mod was revealed shortly after Watch Dogs was released, …

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