It's been just over a year since the furore over Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot boxes began, and in that time, gambling regulators have started paying more attention to the controversial microtransactions. The latest government to get involved is a big'un, as the United States Federal Trade Commission has indicated it will investigate loot boxes and how they impact children. Oh - and the Australian Senate has something to say on the topic too.
EA, Activi$ion, Take Two, Ubisoft, etc. are on suicide watch.
Something NEEDS to be done about this. It IS gambling no matter what kind of BS puritanical spin greedy game publishers and the ESA/ESRB (whom they back) want to throw at us.