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Wait what is all this lootbox drama??

@LottieVixen some gaming critics believe loot boxes use predatory psychological tactics to fleece people (particularly those more vulnerable to gambling addiction) out of money.

liffy ๐Ÿ’œ @lifning

@LottieVixen @devurandom variable reinforcement is manipulative and shitty. i don't like it muscling its way into the business of making leisure activities - it means you can't have fun playing a game without being shaken down for money, and being that you might be playing a game as escapism from living in a capitalist hellhole, that's less than ideal.

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@lifning @LottieVixen @devurandom it also informed the blindbox mentality that purchasing 10 boxes doesn't mean you will have 10 different items.