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Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Are Out of Control! Time for Regulation or Are Parents Just Lazy?

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The BBC recently ran a couple of stories about loot boxes and microtransactions and how more and more kids are spending crazy amounts on games. Do legislators need to start listening to the worries of consumers or is it the parents' fault for not controlling their kid's spending?

Sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/cdgani/my_son_spent_3160_in_one_game/
'My son spend £3160 in one game!' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-48925623
'The kids emptied our bank account playing Fifa'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48908766
EA figures:
https://dashboards.trefis.com/no-login-required/EzkD16EM?fromforbesandarticle=fifa-franchise-should-drive-electronic-arts-q3-earnings
EA Earnings call: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4216197-electronic-arts-ea-q2-2019-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single

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