Batteries Not Included | Are “loot boxes” actually gambling?

"Hitek Box" by Miguel Discart, CC BY-SA 2.0

This week, Darrin weighs in on a topic that’s been growing in prominence among video game fans: loot boxes.

Are they harmless fun ways to reward gamers for their in-game work, or just a form of “pay-to-win” gameplay that mimics the same neurological responses triggered by gambling?

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