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NBA 2K loot boxes the target of new class action suit

An Illinois parent calls them "unfair, deceptive, and unlawful"

NBA 2K loot boxes are the subject of a new class action lawsuit being brought against 2K’s parent company Take-Two by an Illinois, USA parent.

The suit alleges that the franchise’s microtransactions encompass “unfair, deceptive, and unlawful practices, including illegal gambling practices.”

According to Bloomberg, it also alleges the loot boxes “psychologically distance” players from real-world financial implications of similar transactions, particularly minors who don’t fully understand the connection between virtual and real-life currencies.

Neither 2K nor the lawsuit’s plaintiff responded to the outlet’s requests for comment.

NBA 2K22 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and Switch.

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