Loot boxes remain a touchy issue in the game industry, especially now that prospect of regulation has become very real. The defenses, the lies, and the propaganda in support of them has ramped up quite a bit.
The “AAA” industry is going along a rather expected path, hiding behind the concept of art to defend itself. If you regulate loot boxes, they argue, you’re censoring art.
David Jaffe has been going off on this very point, and his voice joins others in equating gambling with art. Either naively, or deliberately. Are they right? They are not.