Loot Boxes in video games are increasingly becoming a major problem since most major triple-A aames hitting the market in 2017 include some form of it. Games like Overwatch, Destiny 2, Forza Mortorsport 7 and now Middle-Earth: Shadow of War all use them to some degree and upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II, Call of Duty: WWII and more will feature this controversial microtransaction system later this year as well. Gamers have taken to calling the practice a form of gambling, and now the ESRB is finally weighing in after being asked directly about it.

For the uninitiated, loot boxes are virtual crates of digital in-game items that players can ...

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