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Do Video Games that Glorify Loot Boxes Cause More Looting?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — With many Americans aghast at the destruction following some of the peaceful protests against police brutality, critics of the video game industry say that heavy promotion of loot boxes in games has caused young people to repeat the behavior in real life. Publishers like Electronic Arts have defended the mechanic in the immensely popular Star Wars Battlefront II, claiming that any connection between the randomly-generated digital grab bags and razing big box retail stores in righteous anger is purely coincidental.… Read more

Blizzard Launches WOW Quest Suspiciously Similar to Quelling Hong Kong Protests

HONG KONG, CHINA(?) – Activision Blizzard is in hot water again just weeks after facing backlash for censoring players who support the protests here in Hong Kong. The e-sport giant’s relationship with the Chinese Communist Party’s is under more scrutiny this week after a new campaign added to the World of Warcraft MMORPG bears many similarities to recent uprising in Hong Kong.… Read more

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