The Truth Behind Those Claw Machines Will Ruin Your Childhood

Publish Date
Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:56PM

Remember the time you spent a ton of coins trying to get a stuffed animals out of the claw machine only to have it slip from the claw just millimeters from the chute? And then you kicked the machine and stomped off in despair, muttering about how it was rigged?

Well, you were right.

Right about it being rigged, that is, not right for kicking it. Unless, of course, you were really, really annoyed or had spent ten dollars or more in failed claw attempts. Then the kick is pretty sympathetic too.

This new video from Vox describes how claw machines stack the deck against the player...