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GameCo To Release “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” Gambling Machines

GameCo will be unveiling a brand new gambling machine this coming weekend that Trek fans will be interested in with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Red Alert. The reveal will be happening at the Star Trek Las Vegas mega-event taking place July 31st through August 4th. Attendees will get to check out the machine and […]

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MLB Morning Trip Around the Bases: Cano, Gambling, and More!

Here is the MLB Morning Trip Around the Bases for Wednesday, May 16: Robinson Cano Ruins Career, Mariners Left Reeling- Mariners 9, Rangers 8 The Seattle mariners won Tuesday night, but in reality they lost earlier in the day. All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was hit with an 80 game ban for violating the MLB […]

What A Shock: The ESA Says Microtransactions Are Not Gambling

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) has joined the ESRB in their stance that microtransactions and loot systems are not a form of gambling. The quote came from a story where Hawaiian officials are contemplating putting a law into effect, banning them from being sold to children. One could argue […]

An Online Petition Wants Loot Boxes Classified As Gambling

Over the past few weeks, it’s hard to find a podcast or show that hasn’t talked about Loot Boxes in some form as gambling. A conversation only fueled by Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s horrible system, along with Call Of Duty: WWII, CS:GO, and Overwatch used as examples. If this trend continues to grow, you’re more than […]

PSA: The ESRB Does Not Consider Loot Boxes To Be Gambling

So this one kind of seems to be so incredibly simple that it went without saying, but just in case you were confused, the ESRB does not consider loot boxes to be a form of gambling. The reason why this announcement was made thanks to the recent complaints about games using loot box systems. However, […]

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The Weekly Static S01E06: Harmon: Trollhunter, Emmy F-Bombs & More!

David Addison: That’s because we’re not guests. We’re looking for a man with a mole on his nose. Security Officer: A mole on his nose? Maddie Hayes: A mole on his nose. Security Officer: [to Maddie] What kind of clothes? Maddie Hayes: [to David] What kind of clothes? David Addison: What kind of clothes do […]

Gambling With The Dark Knight And Superman’s Erectile Dysfunction

I once chatted with a senior executive at a comic book publisher, who despaired at some of the deals the sales people did. Specifically using comic book characters in gambling games and machines. Marvel stopped all their characters smoking, DC pulped a copy of Superman because the cover featured the grown Clark Kent drinking from […]

Tuesday Runaround: Put A Pony On The Thing

BabushkaWatch: All the Doctors all inside each other, courtesy of Molly23 on Twitter. GambleWatch: Bet US names The Invisible Woman as 1:1 favourite to die in the upcoming Fantastic Four. They also list The Thing at 100:1. Do they have some kind of inside information here? Or are they looking at The Thing appearing on […]