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South Korea punishes game companies for lootboxes with ₩1 Billion Won ($945,200 US Dollars) in fines

With governments around the world finally picking up the slack on their tech knowledge and holding corporate giants accountable for data breaches as well as predatory, anti-consumer practices, South Korea joins the United Kingdom, United States of America, Belgium, and Australia in educating their politicians and going after those tech companies which abuse their power.

An investigation has began to expand in the video games sector of corporate crime as reported by outlets in the sovereign nation just south of the famous conflict zone and they aren’t taking lightly to lootboxes in which players wager money against a desired outcome.

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Ex-PlayStation CEO Jack Tretton working against gamers, How the mighty have fallen

Perhaps those politely written goodbyes from Sony and Jack Tretton four years ago were not all that genuine. We don’t know what really led to the end of Jack’s reign as PlayStation CEO for Sony. Helping turn around the PlayStation 3 through serving gamers and re-branding the console with tons of pro-consumer moves and solid game studio investments, perhaps the executive behind those well written speeches got sick of all that customer service. Instead, Jack Tretton now joins a group of vultures in predatory practices against gamers on the board of directors at a company called Scientific Revenue which offers to get players spending double the usual amount on in-game purchases, lootboxes, micro-transactions, DLC, and more.

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Launch Week Impressions: Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~ The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

This year’s Atelier is the addictive and enjoyable experience RPG fans need to play. Charming environments with a familiar atmosphere and interesting gameplay mechanics that evolve at just the right pace remove any desire to put Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~ The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings down. With Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, PS4, and PC versions now available worldwide, there’s no excuse to miss out on this enthralling combination of classic turn-based battles, story-driven adventure, good old fashioned loot collecting, prestige-driven questing, equipment crafting, mini-games like fishing, and of course, alchemy.

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January Gaming 2018: Video Games For Every Gamer, Every Month

With this year shaping up to be loaded with so many great releases, it would be easy for early year content to get swept up in the mix. Here is a list of some upcoming 2018 games that you won’t have to wait around for pining, watching paint dry.

While many Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 users have realized at this point, their consoles will be favored among developers looking to get the most bang for their buck. Whether its PlayStation VR support, PS4 Pro 4K textures, or the ability to pick up and go on Switch.

In this case, we’ve also included the latest upcoming HTC Vive and Oculus Rift / Oculus Touch VR Games for your January 2018 perusal. This month there appears to be something for everyone, and it’s only just getting started.

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