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OpenCritic will now flag games that utilise loot boxes


Loot boxes have been a hotly-contested subject within the game industry following negative backlash after a very messy Star Wars Battlefront II (pic) situation where players believed the game was “greedy”, asking them to pay additional funds into a game they had already purchased for content they believed should already be in the base title. — AFP Relaxnews

Loot boxes have been a hotly-contested subject within the game industry following negative backlash after a very messy Star Wars Battlefront II (pic) situation where players believed the game was “greedy”, asking them to pay additional funds into a game they had already purchased for content they believed should already be in the base title. — AFP Relaxnews

LOS ANGELES: Review aggregator OpenCritic announced that it will now begin notifying readers of any games that utilise “loot box” mechanics. 

Citing titles like Star Wars Battlefront II and Middle-earth: Shadow Of War as the inspiration behind taking a stand against these practices, OpenCritic has made the decision to denote when they’re available in-game. 

   

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