16 gambling regulators examine betting websites and loot boxes

15 European countries, along with Washington state, announced an upcoming effort to regulate gaming-related gambling during the 2018 Gambling Regulators European Forum. The effort focuses mostly on betting websites and loot boxes, both of which have raised industry backlash in recent years. The forum plans to investigate gambling websites reliant on games. Although nothing specific […]

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Review: Sonic Mania Plus struggles as DLC but succeeds as physical release

(This is the first in a series of review addendums covering DLC for games previously reviewed on Electric Retrospective, with one or a few content updates discussed per installment.) Reviewed in the Electric Retrospective column from the September 2017 edition of the ECHO, Sonic Mania is a love letter to the Classic Sonic era made by the […]

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Indie Switch games showcased in Nindies Direct, yet more revealed throughout day

New indie titles coming to Switch were showcased today during a Nindies Direct presentation. The Direct acts as a second part to another Nindies presentation that occurred during Gamescom last week, with new games not shown during the first presentation. Beyond that, other indie titles were revealed outside the livestream. The video began with Hyper […]

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