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South Korea's FTC Investigates Google Play Amid Claims of Marketplace Abuse

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 17, 2018 9:45am PDT

Google could potentially be pressuring developers into launching exclusively via Google Play. 


"I thought Google play was the only official one for Android anyway? I thought those custom ones ..."

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South Korea Fines Free-To-Play Game Publishers For Shady Loot Box Practices

By Charles Singletary, Apr 12, 2018 9:20am PDT

The Fair Trade Commission has also required the companies review and reform their monetization practices.


"The range of those fines though! Man, that is a big step from 2nd to 1st."

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PSA: Nintendo Switch Has No Emulator; FTC Warns of Scams

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2017 10:00am PDT

Only the Wii U has an emulator so don't get conned. But here at Shack, you probably already know that.


"I understand the feeling about Cemu, but I put it in so people don't get confused. Zelda is a ..."

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Net Neutrality is About to Revert to Pre-2015 State

By Steve Watts, Apr 07, 2017 11:45am PDT

Okay, ISPs, but you have to super-pinky-promise not to throttle Netflix.


"This change is even more ominous now that ISPs are getting into the streaming service business ..."

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FTC rules on Warner Bros. paying PewDiePie, others for positive coverage of Shadow of Mordor

By David Craddock, Jul 12, 2016 1:04pm PDT

This time, Warner Bros. walked away with a slap on the wrist. Should the publisher make this mistake again, the FTC won't be so lenient. 


"meh... It was a good game though. They probably didn't need to do that anyways."

- daggot see all 3 comments

Report: Game industry best at keeping mature content away from minors

By Xav de Matos, Apr 21, 2011 9:15am PDT

The Federal Trade Commission's annual shopping survey shows that the video game industry is still the best at self-policing itself, keeping mature content away from minors.


"More important take the time and effort to be a part of their child's lives. "

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