The House of Lords Gambling Committee is recommending the immediate reclassification of loot boxes in videogames as gambling. The report goes on to state that any game or mechanic which has 'gambling like characteristics' should be similarly regulated.
If the headline didn't grab you, dealing as it does with filthy money, horrid free-to-play games and the words 'European Commission', then the actual content of the new ruling will. Following numerous complaints regarding the marketing and promotion of games categorised as 'free to play', the EC has created a new common position for companies... Continue Reading →
The Scottish government has unveiled a new paper, outlining its plans for digital infrastructure in Scotland. While the digital media and interactive sectors are not mentioned specifically, the paper provides high level details of plans for the digital economy, including the highest levels of broadband penetration and pick-up in the UK. More detailed strategy is... Continue Reading →