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The best streaming boxes (and sticks)

The best streaming boxes (and sticks)

The good news is that, in 2019, you don't have to break the bank to get one of these, though you definitely can if you want something that does more than simply give you access to TV apps. What's more, many streaming boxes, streaming sticks and gaming consoles now support 4K and HDR (high dynamic…
Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, Parliament Says

Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, Parliament Says

It's that time again: Replay, where we catch up on all the week's gaming news. We've got loot boxes, PewDiePie, and an old gem coming back around for a second time. Let's get started.The UK Parliament Thinks Loot Boxes Be Regulated as GamblingThe saga of loot boxes continues. This time, it's Parliament weighing in, with…
UK Parliament: Ban all loot boxes until evidence proves they’re safe for kids

UK Parliament: Ban all loot boxes until evidence proves they’re safe for kids

Bad odds — Call comes as part of massive inquiry into "immersive and addictive technologies." Sam Machkovech - Sep 12, 2019 5:27 pm UTC Enlarge / UK Parliament sends a clear signal: loot boxes in series like FIFA are on notice.EA / MachkovechUK Parliament published a wide-ranging inquiry on Thursday looking into the rise of…
Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK...

UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot boxes under current gambling legislation — urging a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes to players who are children. Kids should instead be able to earn in-game credits to unlock look boxes, MPs have suggested in a recommendation…
NBA 2K20’s loot boxes aren’t gambling? You wouldn’t know from this trailer – Polygon

NBA 2K20’s loot boxes aren’t gambling? You wouldn’t know from this trailer – Polygon

Two years ago, the president of the publishing company over the NBA 2K series said they don’t view the card packs and loot boxes it offers as gambling. You wouldn’t know it after watching this remarkably tone-deaf trailer for NBA 2K20 that 2K Sports put out on Monday. Touting the feature set for MyTeam, the…
Apex Legends loot boxes for Iron Crown changed after community blowback – Polygon

Apex Legends loot boxes for Iron Crown changed after community blowback – Polygon

Earlier this week, Respawn launched the Iron Crown event in Apex Legends. The event introduced a handful of new skins to the game, but all of these cosmetics were locked behind a punishing and expensive loot box mechanic. The reaction from the Apex Legends community was nearly instantaneous, as fans voiced their concerns, feeling that…
Why Apex Iron Crown Loot Boxes Are Bad – IGN

Why Apex Iron Crown Loot Boxes Are Bad – IGN

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Electronic Arts Says That Loot Boxes Are Basically Kinder Eggs

Electronic Arts Says That Loot Boxes Are Basically Kinder Eggs

The loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II provided players with upgrades.EANow that E3 is over, things in the videogame industry—and here on the Replay roundup—are returning to normal. What does that mean? It means we get to talk about loot boxes! That, plus Nintendo fan games, and the other stories you might have missed…
EA: Loot boxes actually “surprise mechanics” that are “ethical and fun”

EA: Loot boxes actually “surprise mechanics” that are “ethical and fun”

Surprise! — Gaming reps at UK parliamentary panel also answer charges of addictive game design. Kyle Orland - Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm UTC Enlarge / If this image seems irrelevant to the story, may I suggest you need to catch up on your "Spaceship Surprise" viewing.Representatives from EA and Epic Games spoke in front…

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Recently, my colleague introduced me to QMK , an open-source keyboard firmware. Like many non-trivia C projects, macro is heavily used everywhere, especially in keymap files . It didn’t bother me much since I have been programming C for many years. But I kept thinking to myself, “what would it look like if I can…

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