FTC Hosting Public Workshop On Loot Boxes This Year

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The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to host a public workshop on loot boxes, but declined to comment on whether it is conducting any formal investigation.

Variety reports that a letter from FTC chairman Joseph Simons to Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) revealed the workshop, in response to a letter Hassan had written expressing her concern about the practice. Simons noted that he cannot reveal any legal action underway that isn't already public, but stressed that the FTC has other tools available.

"For example, we are currently planning a public workshop on loot boxes for later this year as one non-law enforcement option," he wrote. "A workshop could provide a forum for stakeholders representing wide-ranging perspectives, including consumer advocacy organizations, parent groups, and industry members. It also could help elicit information to guide subsequent consumer outreach, which could include a consumer alert."

FTC Hosting Public Workshop On Loot Boxes, May Be Exploring Legal Action

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The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to host a public workshop on loot boxes, but declined to comment on whether it is conducting any formal investigation.

Variety reports that a letter from FTC chairman Joseph Simons to Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) revealed the workshop, in response to a letter Hassan had written expressing her concern about the practice. Simons noted that he cannot reveal any legal action underway that isn't already public, but stressed that the FTC has other tools available.

"For example, we are currently planning a public workshop on loot boxes for later this year as one non-law enforcement option," he wrote. "A workshop could provide a forum for stakeholders representing wide-ranging perspectives, including consumer advocacy organizations, parent groups, and industry members. It also could help elicit information to guide subsequent consumer outreach, which could include a consumer alert."

Fallout 76 2019 Roadmap Includes Raids, New PvP Modes, And More

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Fallout 76 2019 Roadmap Includes Raids, New PvP Modes, And More

Fallout 76 has now been out for 100 days, and Bethesda has a surprise in store for those still playing. The studio has unveiled the 2019 roadmap for Fallout 76, which includes three large content drops scheduled throughout the year. The full roadmap can be found on Fallout 76's website, but we've outlined the highlights below.

On March 12, Fallout is getting its Wild Appalachia expansion, which includes two new quests and a game mode. The quests, Shear Terror and Ever Upwards, feature new stories for you to pursue; the former focuses on mythical monsters while the latter has you join the Pioneer Scouts and earn merit badges. The new game mode, called Survival, is a high-stakes PvP variation of Fallout 76's Adventure mode. Wild Appalachia includes several new features as well, including a means of exchanging your unwanted legendary gear for new legendaries, setting up your own store where you can sell to other players, and brewing and distilling your own recipes of Nukashine.

Living The Dream's Kevin Nash Talks AEW Vs. WWE, Playing Super Shredder In Ninja Turtles 2

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Living The Dream's Kevin Nash Talks AEW Vs. WWE, Playing Super Shredder In Ninja Turtles 2

If you're a professional wrestling fan, the name Kevin Nash should be a familiar one. The WWE Hall of Famer has had a remarkable career, from holding the then-WWF Championship for nearly a year to being a founding member of WCW's New World Order. However, while he's been primarily a pro wrestler most of his adult life, Nash has also dabbled heavily in acting--primarily on the big screen with roles in movies like The Punisher, The Longest Yard, and both installments of Magic Mike.

Now, though, Nash is trying something a bit different. Living the Dream is a British comedy that aired on the UK's Sky One Network, which finds him playing a retired pro wrestler living in a trailer park under new management--an upper-crust British family in over their heads. Thankfully for those who want to view the show in the United States, the Britbox streaming service is coming to the rescue. The entire first season of the series will be available soon.

Ahead of the show's US release, Nash sat down to talk with GameSpot at the TCA press tour about everything from what appeals to him about British comedy to whether All Elite Wrestling can actually compete with WWE for dominance in the world of professional wrestling. Of course, we also couldn't help but ask about the time he played Super Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

Anthem Issues And Future Patches Detailed: Loot Drops, HDR On PS4/Xbox One, And More

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BioWare has detailed current and upcoming changes for Anthem, its loot driven shooter that officially released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC today. A post on the game's Reddit page opens by stating that the developer is able to make some fixes without the need for a patch, but notes that others will require players to download an update.

In the former category, BioWare has already addressed a number of issues that were reported by the community, including a bug that displayed and rewarded the incorrect amount of Coin for some activities, and another that was causing rain to fall more often than intended. There has also been tweaks to the kind of items that chests drop, as well as how the shield performs, among other things.

BioWare is also working on some other fixes which, as mentioned above, will require the player to download an update. These include an issue that would result in the final boss in the game's Heart of Rage stronghold not appearing, problems with HDR on PS4 and Xbox One, and game crashes. You can see the full list of live and upcoming changes below.

Anthem Current And Upcoming Patches Detailed: Loot Drops, HDR On PS4/Xbox One, And More

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BioWare has detailed current and upcoming changes for Anthem, its loot driven shooter. A post on the game's Reddit page opens by stating that the developer is able to make some fixes without the need for a patch, but notes that others will require players to download an update.

In the former category, BioWare has already addressed a number of issues that were reported by the community, including a bug that displayed and rewarded the incorrect amount of Coin for some activities, and another that was causing rain to fall more often than intended. There has also been tweaks to the kind of items that chests drop, as well as how the shield performs, among other things.

BioWare is also working on some other fixes which, as mentioned above, will require the player to download an update. These include an issue that would result in the final boss in the game's Heart of Rage stronghold not appearing, problems with HDR on PS4 and Xbox One, and game crashes. You can see the full list of live and upcoming changes below.

Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Out Now, Fixes Challenge Bug

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Nintendo has released a new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This patch, version 2.0.1, is a fairly minor one; it doesn't make any new balance adjustments to the game, but it does resolve an issue with one of its Challenges.

Specifically, the patch fixes a bug that arose following the recent 2.0.0 update, which prevented players from completing an Adventure Challenge featuring King K. Rool, even if the conditions had been met. Once the update has been installed, load your Adventure save data and the issue will be resolved.

The aforementioned 2.0.0 update made some big changes to the game, the most notable of which was the addition of Piranha Plant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first DLC character. Early adopters were able to receive the new fighter for free, but those who missed out on the offer have the option of purchasing it from the Eshop for $5.

Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Feb. 22-26)

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Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Feb. 22-26)

It's nearly the end of the Season of the Forge, which means Destiny 2 is gearing up for new content. It also means there are a few last season-ending events to partake in before everything resets on March 5, including the Iron Banner this week and a Triple Infamy Gambit event starting on February 26. There are also just two more visits before the end of the season from Xur, Emissary of the Nine, from whom you can buy Exotic weapons and armor.

You'll find Xur this week on Io, in the Giant's Scar region. From the transmat location, hop on your sparrow and head north. Follow the western edge of the area, where you'll find a cliff wall, and look for a cave cut within it. You'll find Xur within.

The gun Xur offers this week is Graviton Lance, which is great if you're spending some time in the final Iron Banner of the season. The pulse rifle does particularly high damage with its second shot, and kills with Graviton Lance create an explosion that spits off Void projectiles that hit other enemies. It's also a highly accurate gun that does a lot of damage, which makes it great for hitting people at range in the Crucible.