Loot boxes have been a point of contention in gaming for years now, and the situation only seems to get worse. Countless games include loot boxes or similar mechanics in order to milk every last penny from their audience. The NBA 2K series has long been accused of this, but with today’s news, Take-Two could see some major ramifications.

A class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor and their guardian, and loot boxes are at the very center of the battle. The lawsuit claims that loot boxes “psychologically distance” players from the real-world impact they can have, especially in the case of minors. We’ve seen numerous cases of children using a parent’s credit card to purchase loot boxes, all without the parent knowing. This results in mountains of credit card debt, and sticky situations with credit card companies.

The plaintiff in this case is looking to get $5 million in damages due to “unfair, deceptive and unlawful practices, including illegal gambling practices, deceive, mislead and harm consumers.” Take-Two is yet to comment on the matter.

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