Taking a principled stand.
Last night, I took to Twitter to announce my intentions going forward regarding loot boxes and the gaming industry’s loving embrace of using gambling as a means to make money. I’ve covered this before in my posts about Forza Motorsport 7‘s loot boxes, and the issue as a whole.
Admittedly, initially, I was rather apologetic in regards to Forza 7. I carry a torch for that franchise, so it was hard to see criticism of it for the inclusion of this recent diarrhetic deluge of loot boxes in gaming.
But I won’t enable publishers to take advantage of my spending habits any longer.
I will wait until I can find a suitable used copy of loot box games before considering a review. That way, the money made off the purchase of the copy doesn’t go to the publisher at all.
That said, if you do want to play those offending games, I understand. I just don’t want my personal interests or Falcon Game Reviews to contribute to the gaming industry thinking this is okay anymore. I understand that this will put this site at a disadvantage since the majority of major releases have loot boxes in them now, but so be it. I’d rather this site lose traffic than to allow it to support despicable practices in the gaming industry.
Thank you all. Here’s a puppy.