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  • Bitcoin?

    *Checks article*

    Meh, in-game currency.  So it'll cost Epic however much the intern makes from filling out a few fields in a database.

    As in nothing, that intern is paid in experience damnit!
  • freakdiablo: So it'll cost Epic however much the intern makes from filling out a few fields in a database.


    Not even that. They just have to send out the bucks to anyone that bought a loot crate between two dates.
  • Mr. Fuzzypaws: freakdiablo: So it'll cost Epic however much the intern makes from filling out a few fields in a database.

    Not even that. They just have to send out the bucks to anyone that bought a loot crate between two dates.


    They don't exactly send them via UPS, now do they?
  • Well at least this class-action lawsuit will actually benefit the plaintiffs instead of just the lawyers.
  • Aren't settlements supposed to be approved by a judge to make sure they aren't completely absurd? It's a step you don't normally hear about because it's pretty much just a rubber stamp, but in this case...

    In addition to the virtual currency, Epic will also be providing "up to $26.5 million in cash and other benefits to U.S.-based Fortnite and Rocket League players" to settle the claims. Those cash payments (of up to $50 per claimant) will only be available to players who submit an active claim form establishing that they think their purchase constituted "consumer fraud" or breach of contract. Minors in California who purchased a loot box "with [their] own money and without parental permission" will also be eligible for a cash refund of up to $50 if they submit a claim.

    Oh, I see, there is cash. Yeah, this is typical of class-action settlements. $50 back on your dishwasher that burned down a few people's houses.
  • Puglio: Aren't settlements supposed to be approved by a judge to make sure they aren't completely absurd? It's a step you don't normally hear about because it's pretty much just a rubber stamp, but in this case...

    In addition to the virtual currency, Epic will also be providing "up to $26.5 million in cash and other benefits to U.S.-based Fortnite and Rocket League players" to settle the claims. Those cash payments (of up to $50 per claimant) will only be available to players who submit an active claim form establishing that they think their purchase constituted "consumer fraud" or breach of contract. Minors in California who purchased a loot box "with [their] own money and without parental permission" will also be eligible for a cash refund of up to $50 if they submit a claim.

    Oh, I see, there is cash. Yeah, this is typical of class-action settlements. $50 back on your dishwasher that burned down a few people's houses.


    You know minors.  You want them to go to sleep, but they are always up late reading settlement agreements and filing affidavits.
  • I'd settle for a digital bundle of Jazz Jackrabbit 1&2 and a Cuddle Team Leader as muh personal secretary.
  • That has a TicketMaster vibe to it.
  • Under a proposed settlement for that suit, which Epic says has achieved preliminary approval, all players who purchased a loot llama at any time will be rewarded with 1,000 V-Bucks.  In an entirely unrelated coincidence, the cost for each virtual good in Fortnite and Rocket League is being increased by 1,001 V-Bucks.
  • This proposal should result in Epic getting a paddling from the court.
  • Who the fark approved this settlement?    Ok instead of actual money how about I just slap you across the face with my dick how does that sound?
  • Let's go with this. It's one significant step closer to establishing a legal precedent that loot boxes are gambling.
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