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EA Faces Class Action in Canada over Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes and EA go together like.... Bangers and Mash, Pie and a Pint...Shady business practices and any money-grabbing corporation. But it seems that we may soon be calling time on the Loot Box mechanic as EA is facing a Class Action Lawsuit in Canada.

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Garethvk39d ago

It will be interesting to see how this plays out as it could change the gaming industry.

Olly_S39d ago

For the better, hopefully.

Garethvk39d ago

My guess is they will just start charging more for games or make them shorter and do season pass stuff with new content and cosmetics.

porkChop38d ago

Rather than loot boxes they could just go for something like battle passes or smaller packs of proper DLC. There are plenty of ways to monetize a game that don't negatively impact the design of the game like loot boxes do.

SegaGamer38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Loot boxes themselves aren't really a problem, they have been around for years now. The problem is monetised loot boxes. Paying real money for less than a 1% chance to win something is why I hate them.

The old Dragon Ball Z Budokai games used to have loot boxes, all I had to do was play the game, earn in game money, and buy capsules to unlock new moves, stages and costumes. This was actually fun and exciting, what we have now is the complete opposite. These days I have to either pay for loot boxes or grind for hours upon hours just to buy one of them with in game money.

Relientk7739d ago

Yay Canada, take those Electronic Aholes (EA) down. Enough with these greedy gambling loot boxes

lociefer39d ago

F yes, hopefully this starts a domino effect

NEXUS-639d ago

Took the words out of my mouth - hope this goes bad for EA.

PSX39d ago

Now Bethesda let’s go!

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