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Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour sued for "Immoral" Gacha System

Nintendo's mobile racing game "Mario Kart Tour" is a free-to-play game that contains an in-game transaction that is called "Spotlight Pipes," where players pay for the loot boxes to draw random items or upgrades in return.

Although Nintendo removed the loot box system from the game last year, Nintendo is still facing a lawsuit from a young gamer's father, claiming that his kid spend more than $170 on the game's microtransaction via his credit card which was linked to his Nintendo account.

(image source: Axios)

The lawsuit claimed that Nintendo "capitalized on and encouraged addictive behaviors akin to gambling," further stating that minors are especially vulnerable to systems that include surprising rewards and calling Nintendo for refunds for all minors in the U.S. to spend money in-game to buy the loot boxes.

Source: Axios, Kotaku


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