Gears & Gadgets

Google bans cryptomining Chrome extensions because they refuse to play by the rules

Enlarge/ Mining: no longer welcome in Chrome. Jeremy Buckingham / Flickr After a policy that previously permitted them, Google has decided to remove any and all Chrome extensions that mine for cryptocurrencies after finding that too many developers didn’t play by the company’s rules. Google allowed Chrome extensions that performed mining with the proviso that […]


Pandora’s loot box: the legal ramifications of microtransactions game makers

The landscape surrounding microtransactions in video games continues to evolve at a pace outstripping the law’s ability to keep up. Just months after enduring public outcry over an extensive loot box system in Star Wars: Battlefront II, EA Games has announced a complete overhaul that eliminates the ability to purchase in-game items that impact gameplay. Meanwhile, the Entertainment Software […]