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Could We See Fewer Microtransactions In 2018?

With all the hoopla over loot boxes, potential government intervention, and contacting gambling commissions, a lot of people are wondering if loot boxes and microtransactions in general will take a backseat throughout 2018 in most major AAA games?
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