EA's FIFA video game series is no stranger to Virtual Legality, but with "EAGATE" the publisher may just have set off a series of events which could result in the regulation of the entire video game industry.
What happened? Why is it so important to the loot box conversation (and more)?
Let's dive in.
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Discussed in this episode:
"EA investigating ‘EAGate’ allegations that employee sold FIFA Ultimate Team cards for cash"
Polygon - March 12, 2021
"We are aware of the allegations..."
Tweet - March 10, 2021 - EA Sports FIFA
Tweet - March 10, 2021 - Arcade-Fut
"An Update on Our Player Item Investigation"
EA Sports FIFA Pitch Notes Blog
Electronic Arts User Agreement
Updated September 8, 2020
"FIFA Furor! Why the UK may have just stopped Loot Box Bans (VL77) (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - July 23, 2019 - Hoeg Law
"Fifa packs and loot boxes 'not gambling' in UK"
BBC News - July 22, 2019 - Zoe Kleinman
"Gaming & game of chance"
UK Gambling Act 2005, Section 6
"The Surprise Mechanics of the UK’s Troubling New Loot Box Gambling Report (VL101)"
YouTube Video - September 13, 2019 - Hoeg Law
"UK officials call for loot boxes to be regulated like gambling
Engadget - September 12, 2019 - Georgina Torbet
"Never Tell Me The Odds: Loot Boxes on Trial with the FTC (VL84) (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - August 7, 2019 - Hoeg Law
Lawful Internet Gaming Act (MI)
"Grand Theft Legislature: Can Illinois REALLY Ban Violent Video Games? (VL424)"
YouTube Video - February 25, 2021 - Hoeg Law
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