BBC News - 'The kids emptied our bank account playing Fifa'
Wow just woke up to this what the hell is going on!?!
Some of patents quotes... "You pay £40 for the game, which is a lot of money in itself, but then the only way to get a great team is essentially by gambling," he said, referring to online play".
"They spent £550 and they still never got their favourite player, Lionel Messi."
Prof Andrew Przybylski, director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute, said more data was needed in order to assess the impact of loot box-style purchases.
"Loot boxes and in-app purchases present parents with a new frontier of challenges," he told the BBC.
"Though loot boxes look like gambling, we won't know what their effects are until these companies start sharing their data with independent scientists.
"There isn't good evidence it is gambling, but the very fact we don't have hard data should be a concern."