this is why we can’t have nice things

The real problem with this genre is the fact that humans play it. Here’s some of the worst stuff they’ve done.

Ubisoft cracks down on chat griefers with Rainbow Six banwave

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

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...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs allow players to alter how other characters appear in their client?

Yesterday, PC Gamer posted a positively scathing article about Mordhau, the online knights-and-castles action ARPG. While the overall article is about the game's...
TUG

Lawful Neutral: TUG’s Nerd Kingdom is the Real Slim Shady

I hate being disappointed. I doubt I'm alone. In general, I try to temper my expectations and accept negative outcomes just as much as...

Farewell, Atlas Reactor: Gamigo has officially sunsetted the first of its Trion MMOs

Just two and and half years after its official launch, Atlas Reactor has officially sunsetted. After buying up Trion's assets and games last...

League of Legends is blocked in Iran and Syria due to US embargo laws

The politics of the real world have impeded the possible solace or distraction of a video game. It appears that League of Legends...
Kick it down the road.

EA absurdly argues video game lootboxes are ‘surprise mechanics’

Did you think EA had maybe learned its lesson from the whole Star Wars Battlefront lockbox meltdown back in 2017, when the uproar over...

Star Trek Online’s Discovery Enterprise lockbox has captains in an uproar

It stands to reason that in a game called Star Trek Online, the most desirable starships of them all will be any that...
I thought about this a lot.

Twitch is suing unnamed parties over the flood of offensive content in the Artifact space

Congratulations, Artifact, you made a big impact on video games! Not because of actual players, no, but because your more or less...
That's not good, no.

Anthem’s Reddit cracks down on ‘aimless’ criticism

How dire is the situation surrounding BioWare's Anthem these days? It's so bad, apparently, that the community reddit has taken to drastic...
Success?

California says Riot Games is refusing to fully cooperate with its gender discrimination investigation

The Riot sexual harassment and gender discrimination fiasco is coming up on its anniversary this summer, and from a legal perspective, it's only just...

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

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

Dota 2 paywalls its Avoid Player feature by including it with its Battle Pass

The nature of the beast in team-based competitive games is this awful notion that frustration with how a match plays out gives one carte...

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

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

Riot takes action against League of Legends esports team Echo Fox over allegations of racist abuse

League of Legends esports team Echo Fox is in hot water with Riot following allegations of racist abuse by one of the...

Elite: Dangerous player finds a program that lets you hack every aspect of your ship

Cheating is bad behavior, but doing it in a sandbox MMO is several orders of magnitude worse. While Elite: Dangerous has certainly done...
Faith is so complicated, guys.

Guild Wars 2 temporarily disables map completion key rewards over teleport exploit

This is why we can't have nice things: ArenaNet was forced to disable some map rewards in Guild Wars 2 last night thanks...
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PUBG Mobile plans new ‘healthy gaming’ feature reminding you to take breaks

Young man! How long have you played this game? I said young man! Your playtime is insane! You should slow down, maybe out of the house, You...

Gamers warn that the AXS Mobile App needed to enter BlizzCon is ‘spyware level bad’

Those who are headed to this year's BlizzCon event are being required to use the AXS Mobile App as part of efforts to...
Hear me roar,.

Over 777,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned as Respawn cracks down

In last week's Apex Legends developer blog, Project Lead Drew McCoy said that the Respawn Entertainment team has been hard at work...

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