EA fined €10M for loot boxes

The video game developer Electronic Arts has been fined €10M for the use of loot boxes in the football IP “FIFA”. Loot boxes contain random items in exchange for payment, and are often targeted to the younger audience. EA was given the fine notice during the last year, but has since then then appealed the ruling to the Dutch authorities. The court followed the Dutch gambling authority’s opinion, which is that these kinds of elements have no place in video games.