EA may have done us all a favor and finally tipped the boat on loot boxes as Chris Lee, a Democrat from Hawaii, is launching a state investigation into predatory practices in gaming.
It's been a long time coming and I think the mix of a property like Star Wars, the overstepping of EA's progression design, and just some good ol' fashion Internet mobbing finally started to get the attention of people outside the industry.
Jesus, did you read that shit-tier article that CNN put out? About "looting boxes" -- just ill-informed reporting about VidyaGames in a way that hasn't been seen since the MK days.
And, yes, it is very clearly gambling. It needs to be removed. Whatever way we get there, I'm for. I hope that this extends to the terrible "free" phone app games industry, too.