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'Emotional Harm' Caused by Loot Boxes to Children, Study Finds

By Arthur

Nov 30, 2022

It's an age-old debate that has split the community for many years: do loot boxes do more harm than good? For so long, gamers have been engaged in countless spirited discussions regarding the validity, need, and risks surrounding loot boxes. We're a long way from the finish line.

'Emotional Harm' 

A recent university study completed by both the Loughborough and Newcastle Universities in the United Kingdom revealed that the concept of loot boxes is financially and emotionally harmful to children.

'Emotional Harm' 

Following an in-depth research period, the study seems to have confirmed many parents' worst fears: loot boxes are harmful to children.

'Emotional Harm' 

There was a single line taken from the core of the report that perfectly highlighted the findings of these two universities:

'Emotional Harm' 

There was a single line taken from the core of the report that perfectly highlighted the findings of these two universities:

'Emotional Harm' 

''Our study highlights the risks of in-game purchases, mainly when game designers actively use strategies from the gambling industry to persuade kids and teenagers to make in-game purchases.''

'Emotional Harm' 

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