RIP EA (Pay 2 Win/"Free" to play = Gambling)
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EA asserts that the loot box mechanic is not gambling:
A player' s ability to succeed in the game is not dependent on
purchasing crates. Players can also earn crates through playing the
game and not spending any money at all"
Err... well, I could equally say this about gambling in real life, just by
substituting a few odd words:
A person' s ability to earn money in life is not dependent on
gambling. People can also earn money through working and not
spending any money at all"
So, it seems to me that EA are actually saying that purchasing loot
boxes in a game is *exactly* equivalent to gambling in real life. Have I
missed something here?