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Hawaii has introduced 4 bills that prohibit the sale of games with loot boxes to anyone under 21, force publishers to disclose odds

Chris Lee, the Democratic State Representative for Hawii, made waves in November after promising to create legislation that would ban the sale of games with loot boxes to those under 21. Now, the representative has submitted two pairs of bills to the US Senate and House. The bills, introduced last month, target the sale of …

Overwatch is free to play this weekend on PC, PS4, Xbox One

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:44 GMT It seems we’re getting an Overwatch free weekend every month now, as Blizzard just announced a new one taking place this weekend. The upcoming Overwatch free weekend kicks off on Friday, February 16 and goes on until Monday, February 19. The free weekend includes unlimited access …

Activision Blizzard made over $4 billion on microtransactions in 2017, over half of its revenue

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 9 February 2018 10:08 GMT The business of selling in-game items is becoming more profitable for Activision Blizzard than selling the games themselves. During Activision Blizzard’s Q4 2017 financial results, the publisher revealed that it made $7.16 billion in revenue in the entire fiscal year, a record for the company. Of …

The next Overwatch PTR patch will make Sombra more effective

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:54 GMT Sombra is the next Overwatch hero to get a rework. In an Overwatch patch that’ll soon be released on the PTR, Blizzard is making some big changes to how many of Sombra’s abilities work. This is the first rework of its kind for Sombra, who’s one …