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Albion Online bans more than 600 accounts for buying currency

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You are probably aware that buying Silver in Albion Online from a third-party site is not allowed, not least because there's a legitimate first-party...

Fallout 76 roleplay group had its Facebook account terminated for being mistakenly flagged as a hate group

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Politically, things in the US are... charged, to say the least, and the impact of misinformation efforts across social media platforms is more in...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how...

WoW Classic players squabble over the Ahn’Qiraj Scarab Lord title amidst griefing and bans

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Some player-crafted drama in WoW Classic appears to be brewing as guilds seek to complete a certain portion of the Scarab Lord quest...
Rewarding.

Pakistan becomes the latest country to crack down on PUBG for the children

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PUBG's not having a good week: It's been banned in yet another country, this time Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced the temporary...

J. Allen Brack says Blizzard will combat racism through donations, bans, and education

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Nobody's ever going to hold Blizzard up as a paragon of virtue, but President J. Allen Brack said that the studio is trying to...
Very mature.

74,000 WoW Classic accounts just got the banhammer for botting and other cheats

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This'll shock you, but not everyone playing WoW Classic is doing it for the thrill of an arguably more hardcore experience: Some people...

SMITE suspends 5,000 accounts due to racist chat

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The chat box of an MMO was never meant to be a safe haven for racists, but with the protests across the US calling...
Well, maybe there's another oasis where they like cheaters.

Last Oasis declares that cheaters will not be tolerated within the game

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If you decide to cheat in Last Oasis, the developers do not like you. No, not if you're just testing it out....
We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

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Good news, Fortnite players, you can be issued a ban for jumping during competitive play! Sort of, anyhow. See, Fortnite really doesn't want players...
The scales of judgement weight heavy.

Final Fantasy XIV suspends a streamer for shaming another player live on his stream

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One of the rules about playing Final Fantasy XIV is that players are to a limited extent liable for what they do and say...

Kritika:REBOOT bans hundreds of illegal trading accounts and readies a new class

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Kritika:REBOOT has been on the offensive with regards to taking down illegal trading accounts, which seems to be an ongoing fight if one...

Fortnite’s Epic Games cracks down on leakers and banned streamers

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It's a bundle of Fortnite-related news, and not the fun kind about updates or other things. It's a bundle of... well, of awful...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

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As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve
No mouse for you.

Black Desert Online is blocking macro software in its Korean version, leading to player anxiety

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All right. We can all agree that trying to cut down on hacking in Black Desert Online is a good thing, yes? So...

Ubisoft cracks down on chat griefers with Rainbow Six banwave

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File this one under are you even kidding me right now: A whole bunch of griefers just got banned from Rainbow Six Siege for...
ride eternal shiny and chrome

Jordan bans PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, plans to ban Fortnite and others

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The Jordanian government has announced that the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has officially banned PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. According to a report from Jordanian...

Cheaters who were banned from a $30M Fortnite tournament win their way back in

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How does one who was banned for cheating in a Fortnite esports event make their way back into that same tournament? By...
Was there a guy? I thought there was a guy.

World of Warcraft backpedals on recent banwave

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Blizzard has announced that it's rolling back its recent wave of suspensions for World of Warcraft accounts found to be operating third-party...

Fortnite and PUBG are banned by the Iraq parliament

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Yet another country has decided to ban online games over fears of addiction and negative influence on youth. The Iraqi parliament voted this...

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