EA’s developers have received death threats for their part in the controversial Loot boxes from Star Wars Battlefront II. After the first few months of 2017, it looked like it would be a great year, at least in gaming. Horizon Zero Dawn, Yakuza 0, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are only three of the best games released in within the first three months of 2017. The year continued getting better and better – right until the latest gaming phenomenon gained steam.

Loot boxes, the practice of gambling your real-world money on in-game prizes, have firmly taken hold in the latter half of the year. ...

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