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.

Copyright lawsuit over Shin Megami Tensei MMO brings rogue server project to a halt

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We're not sure how many of our readers recall that the RPG series Megami Tensei had an MMORPG, but it did. It was called...
Skull skull skull skull.

Apex Legends draws a line in the sand over increased developer harassment

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We all get mad at games, and some of us even get mad at game studios. However, when that anger boils over into harassment...

MMO turned visual novel Destiny’s Sword announces early access launch date of October 17

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Last week we uncovered that Destiny's Sword, the sci-fi MMO that predicated itself on maintaining the mental health of combatants, decided to drop its...
It's bull.

RuneScape rolls back its live servers and Fresh Start Worlds because of an issue with the latter being inaccessible

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So RuneScape's developer Jagex decides that it's going to launch a series of Fresh Start Worlds, a chance for people to start playing the...

G2 Esports loses bid to join Valorant’s league thanks to the org’s CEO partying with a flagrant misogynist

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If you've heard of the esports organization G2 Esports recently, it may very well be for all of the wrong reasons. The Berlin-based org...

Bloomberg’s Twitch report exposes a platform rife with children and predators

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Bloomberg has a deeply disturbing exposé this week on Twitch that demonstrates how the streaming platform intended for video games is being used by...

Wizard101 admits the in-game alert system hijacking last weekend was an external hack

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Over the weekend, we covered the bizarre news that someone was filling up Wizard101's in-game alert system with malicious text and vulgar messages attacking...

Ubisoft CEO suggests harassment claims come from a generational divide as employees call out ‘superficial’ reforms

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Last year a culture of mismanagement, sexual harassment, and racism across Ubisoft and its many studios was exposed, leading to multiple executives leaving the...

Whatever happened to Kickstarted MMO Destiny’s Sword? Well, for starters, it’s not an MMO anymore

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Sometimes when we circle back around to a game we haven't covered in a while, we're met with a big surprise. That's absolutely the...

Stick and Rudder: ‘Robin Hood’ scammer claims he robbed rich EVE Online corp of $100 billion ISK

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EVE Online is a game that will certainly go down in MMO history as one of the most fascinating studies on human behavior to...

Someone hijacked Wizard101’s in-game alert feed to spam toxicity

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Wizard101 is normally associated with kid-friendly fun, but over the past weekend it got decidedly more adult in terms of its language as someone...
Yourcraft.

NFT gaming consultant proposes conscripting poor gamers as MMO NPCs

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In case you needed another reason to keep crypto out of gaming, a new article on Rest of World chronicles an NFT scheme in...

Crypto WoW-wannabe Ragnarok loses $1.8M in ETH before it even gets off the ground

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The crash of crypto has damaged another starry-eyed dreamer looking to blend MMORPG gaming, the metaverse, and NFTs together: Ragnarok, not to be confused...

In-development play-to-earn racing game Torque Drift 2 earns a MegaGrant from Epic Games

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Epic Games is apparently about as careful and selective of tossing out its money to developers as Nintendo is with applying its Seal of...
DO YOU NOT LOVE US?!

CWA accuses Activision-Blizzard of spying on workers and threatening to shut down labor discussions

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The Communications Workers of America, the parent union where Raven's QA workers' union falls under, continues to keep a spotlight on Activision-Blizzard's ongoing attempts...

Kickstarted MMO Untamed Isles ‘goes into hiatus’ after devs lose funds thanks to crypto market

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Just last month we put a spotlight on Untamed Isles, a promising Pokemon-like MMO that raised $528,804 from a 2021 Kickstarter campaign. In fact,...

China’s restrictions on game time sees a drop in minors’ gaming engagement in the country

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Last year, the Chinese government tightened the screws on minors' gaming access, limiting play time to only three hours a week at specific times...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...

MultiVersus players are facing DMCA strikes for uploading footage with modded character skins

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The multiplayer character brawler MultiVersus has seen itself gain plenty of fans and made some strong impressions on two of our own writers. However,...

Blizzard is union-busting again, this time targeting the Diablo IV team

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It would appear that Blizzard just can't stop trying to fight those pesky workers. QA devs at Blizzard Albany, formerly known as Vicarious Visions...

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