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This page contains all the episodes of the Classification Office's podcast, talking about classification work and what we do.

Episode 1: Loot boxes

At OFLC we often talk to young people about how we classify films and games, and lately loot boxes have featured large in the conversation! It’s tricky because in New Zealand loot boxes don’t constitute gambling. In this podcast we ask Callan, a 14 year old gamer from Onslow College, about what loot boxes are and how young people perceive them. We also ask Shiyi, a Classification Advisor here, about their potential harms, and how similar the mechanics are to gambling. Check out our blog for more information!

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