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New survey points to increase in hate and harassment in online multiplayer games

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The behavior of people in online games does not appear to be improving for the better. According to national survey results from the...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

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The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...
Less than punchy.

Riot Games isn’t budging on labor dispute even after employee walkout

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As we've previously covered, employees of the League of Legends studio Riot Games walked out last week in protest over the company's...
Uh...huh.

Blizzard Roundup: NetEase on Diablo Immortal’s launch, plus news on HOTS, Hearthstone, and Overwatch

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MMO Culture has an interesting translated bit from the NetEase conference call last week that homes in on Diablo Immortal, the game...

EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP Falcon on EVE’s community team layoffs and having Hilmar as a CEO

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It's safe to say that it's been a rough year for CCP Games, with the company pulling out of VR game development and laying...

EVE Evolved: How much toxic, antisocial behaviour should MMOs tolerate?

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The EVE Online community is aflame this week after alliance leader gigX was permanently banned for making threats of real-life violence against...

Hyperspace Beacon: The sexual harassment problem in SWTOR

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As most of our readers probably know, I consider myself a memberĀ of the roleplay community in Star Wars: The Old Republic. I have...
Go away.

The Daily Grind: Is Twitch chat just MMO general chat writ large?

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Last week, an Indiana University Bloomington team released its analysis of over a billion comments made on Twitch over a two-month period in...
This game really provides no shortage of illustrations we need for this.

Blizzard and Twitch address harassment defiling game event streams

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In case you had forgotten since yesterday's news that RuneScape had to ban players for running around in-game wearing KKK costumes and...

EVE Fanfest 2016: CCP Falcon on Fanfest, the EVE community, and harassment

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Over its almost 13 years of operation, sci-ci MMO EVE Online has gained a largely undeserved reputation for antisocial behaviour. EVE is built...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming ‘Barrens chat’ culture

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Tonight's Massively Overthinking aims to address a core problem facing the whole internet, not just games: antisocial behavior. Our question comes from Kickstarter...

Not So Massively: Hearthstone’s MagicAmy drama; Riot rules on SpectateFaker

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Riot Games President Marc Merill says he regrets comments made in the heat of the moment regarding the recent SpectateFaker controversy. Riot issued...

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