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US Senator Worried Over Lootbox Impact on Susceptible Kids
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US Senator Worried Over Lootbox Impact on Susceptible Kids

Microtransactions, often gussied up euphemesticically as ‘loot boxes’, have become a major source of additional revenue for video game companies. They’re a godsend for boosting profits, but peel away the Midas Touch and you’re left with humanitarian issues. Last year, lootboxes in Star Wars: Battlefront II fanned the flames of controversy due to their alleged link with gambling and the powerful psychology behind variable rewards. It’s this grey area US Senator Maggie Hassan is most troubled with. read more