So, gaming industry, if your aim is to bring down the jackboot of government regulation on loot mechanics and destroy what was once a source of joy to millions of gamers, you’re doing a bangup job.
Satan, “guest” post at The Psychology of Video Games
The quote just sums up how lockboxes feel to me, but the real meat is in the five tricks video games can… and have… borrowed from casinos in order to hook people into spending on what is merely a hair’s breadth away from gambling before the law.
Anyway, the linked article is worth a short time it takes to read. I am sure you will recognize some, if not all, of the practices listed.