the market for laptop between 500 and 800 euros, at least in spain is freaking mess... you either get a shitty ass hard drive or a 720p screen that looks sketchy AF but has an ssd, dammit, i wish i had more budget for it, that's what i got from uncles, can't push them over, and tbf to them there's not the cash to push them over, ohh and this include black friday discounts, which they sort of do it here too, though its spread through the weekend and ofc the deals are shit vs the states.
I don't say this much, since it isn't a very popular opinion, but I didn't purchase Overwatch. Why? Because I find lootboxes a disgusting practice, cosmetic only or not.
I voted with my wallet, seems like I lost.
I am not looking forward to industry regulation, if that ever happens. But is the alternative worse? These practices are predatory by nature, and sucks out all the fun of the game, which is the main reason that I play video games.
Honestly, the lootbox controversy hasn't affected me much. There are plenty of games that don't use lootboxes, those games will be the ones that I purchase. Not these glorified money sinks.