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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Researcher: It’s Easy to Steal iOS Passwords, Just Ask for Them

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes using iOS has been prompted to input their iTunes password. This can ensure that no one but you has access to your important account data. However, iOS tends to ask for your password quite often, and security researcher Felix Krause points out this good-intentioned practice could actually have the opposite effect. According to Krause, Apple’s constant insistence that users type in their passwords leaves them open to ...

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Bull market is 103 months old. Trump owns 11 of them

Is it too late to buy stocks? President Trump’s victory last November set off a massive party on Wall Street that is still going strong today. The Dow has spiked an incredible 4,500 points since the election. As CNNMoney has reported frequently, that 25% surge is based in part on Trump’s promises to slash taxes and regulation. Trump, who warned of a “big, fat, ugly bubble” before he took office, brags about the red-hot market now that he’s in charge. He did it again on Wednesday, cheering the “virtually unprecedented ...

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These Dreamers started businesses. Will they have to leave them behind?

DACA’s end could kill these small businesses Juan Martinez is building an artificial intelligence company. But President Trump’s decision to repeal DACA could derail his plans. The 27-year-old resident of Austin, Texas is one of roughly 800,000 people who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allow undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to live and work domestically without fear of deportation. The future of the program is uncertain. Congress has only five months left to come up with a legislative fix. For Martinez, that ...

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MLB Slugger To Wear Destiny-Themed Cleats This Weekend, See Them Here

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will wear Destiny-themed cleats during games this weekend, according to Bungie. Judge, who was an All-Star this year and won the Home Run Derby, is apparently a fan of Destiny’s Warlocks. He’s also going to wear batting gloves that have cool-looking Destiny flair. This sort of thing is not usually allowed, but August 25-27 is MLB’s first-ever “Players Weekend.” Players are given more freedom of expression for their gear, and Judge is not the only player making the most of the occasion. The Yankees ...

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E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking

So-called electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become increasingly popular over the past few years, as the number of people who smoke traditional cigarettes in the United States has continued to decline. Proponents of e-cigarettes have argued that they can help people stop smoking (and I’m personally friends with one former smoker who used e-cigarettes as a stepping stone to quitting nicotine altogether). Proponents also say they’re less dangerous than conventional tobacco. Others have argued that the aerosolized fluid that e-cigarettes create can create health issues of its own. A number of businesses ...

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Japan needs more workers and it can't find them

BOJ Chief: US growth will spur global growth Japan has more jobs than it knows what to do with. Government data published Tuesday revealed that the country’s labor shortage has reached its most extreme level in more than 40 years. Japan now has 1.48 jobs for every applicant. That’s the highest number since 1974, when rapid growth pushed the ratio to 1.53. It also exceeds the labor shortage peak Japan hit during its economic bubble years in theearly 1990s. Related: Japan racks up longest growth streak in over a decade ...

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Investors call for Tesla changes. Musk tells them to buy Ford

Inside Tesla’s enormous battery factory Elon Musk has some sharp words for shareholders who want changes to Tesla’s board of directors: buy Ford shares instead. The Tesla CEO used Twitter to fire back at a group of investors who called for the electric car maker’s board to add two new directors who have no ties to Musk. Musk responded to a Reuters article about a letter from the group, which said new independent directors are needed to “provide a critical check on possible dysfunctional group dynamics.” “This investor group should ...

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