This doesn’t really fit into the ‘what are you playing’ thread, but isn’t news per se.
It is something that seems to have come into mainstream gaming this year in a big way. I remain baffled by the success of the loot crate concept, it just screams at me that it’s for suckers. (Buy this box for £5. What’s in it? Buy it and find out. Sod off.)
So, Pretty Good Gaming gave it both barrels today:
To me, this whole thing just doesn’t feel right. Sure, it all comes down to personalities, but it’s known some will be more susceptible to these tactics than others. At a time when the gambling industry is at least making a token effort with the signs of ‘when the fun stops, stop’, this only stands out more as really dodgy.