JOURNAL CLUB: loot box purchasers vs earners

In this week’s lab meeting, we looked at a new paper from the University of Waterloo by Chanel Larche. Its main focus was investigating the differences between players who obtain loot boxes through purchasing and in-game progress.

Larche, C. J., Chini, K., Lee, C., & Dixon, M. J. (2023). To Pay or Just Play? Examining Individual Differences Between Purchasers and Earners of Loot Boxes in Overwatch. Journal of gambling studies, 39(2), 625–643.