8 Nov 2018

When Gaming and Gambling collide

From Nine To Noon, 9:42 am on 8 November 2018
hands of a gamer

Photo: Lano.photography

What happens when video games start to feature elements of gambling with financial reward and risk? Dr Aaron Drummond from Massey University and a team of researchers have just been awarded a $300,000 Marsden Fund Grant to investigate possible psychological and financial risks Loot Boxes have on gamers.

He joins Kathryn to discuss loot boxes and his research into the potential risks of bringing real world money into video games.