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Sofi Summers

Sofi Summers is the Web Editor at Yoti and spends her days crafting digital experiences and curating content that informs and engages.

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UK games industry publishes new guidelines for Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes, found in certain video games, give players the opportunity to receive random items. They can be purchased with real or virtual money or through gameplay. Loot Boxes are a lucky dip; the player doesn’t know what item they will receive. They might unlock new levels or give the players access to special characters, equipment and weapons. Loot Boxes can add an element of excitement to the game. But concerns have been raised that the very nature of receiving a surprise item can be addictive. That Loot Boxes could encourage and be a pathway to problem gambling. Following these

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