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Fortnite Boss Says Game Loot Boxes 'Cause Harm'

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Epic Games's co-founder has called for the end of pay-to-play "loot boxes" in video games.

Tim Sweeney argues the gaming industry is profiting from "doing customers harm".

Free-to-download games often encourage players to buy virtual boxes, which contain an unspecified number of items.

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2 months ago
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2 months ago

Global video game franchises including Fifa and Overwatch are among those to offer in-game purchases built around random items.

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2 months ago

Epic Games's hugely successful game Fortnite changed the way it uses loot boxes in-game in 2019, allowing players to see the contents before purchase.

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2 months ago

A slot machine-style system has become popular in recent years, especially in free-to-download games including Mario Kart World Tour, which faced intense criticism over its monetisation features when it was launched in September.

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