Class action lawsuit over NBA 2K loot boxes accuses Take-Two of “unfair, deceptive and unlawful practices”

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Class-action lawsuit filed against Take-Two Interactive in IllinoisComplaint claims loot boxes “psychologically distance” players from real-world impact, minors are particularly susceptiblePlaintiff seeking at least $5 million in damages

Take-Two interactive is facing a class-action lawsuit over its use of loot boxes in the best-selling NBA 2K games.

Bloomberg reports the suit was filed on behalf of a minor and their guardian at the Winnebago Country Circuit Court in January, before being moved to the Illinois Northern District Court last month.

The complainant says that loot boxes “psychologically distance” players from the true financial impact of such

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