Valve Corp. faces a class action lawsuit alleging that the company’s “loot boxes” simulate online gambling thereby taking advantage of minor children. The games associated with “loot boxes” included Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Defense of the Ancients 2 and Team Fortress 2.
The lawsuit further alleges that the failure to disclose this information to buyers and users are in violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act. The case is G.G. et al. v. Valve Corp., case number 2:16-cv-01941, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Seattle.
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