In today's episode of Pregame Discharge: loot boxes are on the run from the law!


We're moving to Fridays now, even though this post is up on a Saturday, whoops!

While Lyle keeps practicing his impression of you, here's what's been happening in video games the past week:

  •  Gears 5 is dropping paid loot boxes!
  • The UK parliament is investigating loot boxes!
  • The Witcher 3 is going to fit entirely on a single cartridge on Nintendo Switch and more!

Did you know Lyle whipped up another E3 video? Check it out! But, what you definitely don't wanna check out is the power orb. Bad things have happened and will continue to happen the more you even think about the power orb.

Sadly, this is the universe where the ESRB and other regulatory bodies within the video game industry absolutely failed to showcase any form of power (we should have sent them the power orb). Now, we're quickly going down the slippery slope of government regulation thanks to very fun and ethical surprise mechanics that are definitely not gambling (despite absolutely being gambling).

Loot Box Gambling

Discharged question of the week: How long will publishers continue to defend loot boxes in vain in front of various government bodies? I'll make a fun and ethical guess that we're still in for over a year of this nonsense. Sadly, there's too much money on the table for EA's bottom line and with new consoles around the corner -- they're just another excuse to defend and push for them even harder.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Dan Roemer
Dan RoemerContributor / Video Editor   gamer profile

I unironically like pop-punk, collect old gaming magazines, and I'm somehow allowed to do stuff around here. I've been enjoying and dabbling in Destructoid content since 2014. My goals are prett... more + disclosures



Filed under... #Electronic Arts #Gears of War #Loot box #Lyle McDouchebag #News #Nintendo Switch #The Witcher #videos #YouTube



You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!