Now Loading: Are Gaming Loot Boxes Inherently Bad?

October 9, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

gaming loot boxes

Loot boxes are the hot trend in gaming, and considering how many people purchase these in-game items it’s no surprise to see them popping up in more games. They’ve appeared in a wide range of games from multiplayer hits like Overwatch to single-player titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Heck, they’ve even appeared in fighting games (Injustice 2) and will be in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The trend isn’t stopping any time soon.

That’s why the question we posed in this week’s Now Loading was “How do you feel about gaming loot boxes? Are they inherently bad?”

Check out the gallery below to find out what the staff thought of this controversial subject:

Now that you’ve seen our answers, we’d love to see hear your answer. Feel free to chime in below with your answer to the question. We’d love to know what you think about gaming loot boxes, and if they impact your purchasing decisions any!

We’re always looking for suggestions for our next Now Loading. If you’ve got a good one then let us know via email (or leave a comment below), and we might feature it next week. If we do, we’ll make sure to include a special thank you to the sender!


Now Loading is a weekly recurring feature where the PlayStation LifeStyle staff discusses anything video game-related ranging from hot topics to more whimsical subjects. Past editions can be found here.

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