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.

Lego Ventures marketing guy calls Fortnite the ‘first credible metaverse’

Are you intrigued by the idea of a metaverse? A digital space where social activity, multiplayer online gaming, and shared creativity merge into one...
IN CARS~

Ubisoft claims its Trackmania reboot isn’t a sub game – you just pay for access

The community around Trackmania Nations is not terribly keen about the upcoming game's business model, since it appears to be set up that the...
This is what we were really missing.

League of Legends esports matches will now have ads on the battlefield

At long last, Riot Games is going to bring the most desired part of professional sports to the esports events of League of...
cars go vroom vroom

Formula E driver gets caught cheating in an esports race after using a surrogate driver

It really seemed like a no-brainer, didn't it? If racing can't happen in real life, you can just go over to video games about...

So ArcheAge Unchained’s Garden of the Gods is not free, and ArcheAge players are not happy

Do you folks remember last August, when Gamigo formally announced ArcheAge Unchained, promising a new monetization model for a buy-to-play version of the...
I what

Club Penguin rogue server shut down following discovery of explicit content

Everyone was kind of sad when Disney shut down Club Penguin back in 2017, but rogue servers seemed an inevitability given the game's...
Wait... didn't we win?

Chinese World of Warcraft players beg NetEase to rescue them from RMT bot infestation

How is World of Warcraft doing in China? If one player's collected account is anything to go by, not well at all. A...
I hate this.

Valorant has so far found and banned over 8,000 cheaters, causing sweet cheater tears to flow

As contentious as Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat process has been, it appears to be yielding some results. According to a tweet from anti-cheat...

The Culling returns, again, with an eyebrow-raising new business model

You all remember The Culling and The Culling 2, right? Xaviant Games tried to launch game-show-themed battle royale The Culling 2 back...

Guild Wars 2 has restored the EU servers to Monday morning after multiday rollback

Yesterday, we covered the Guild Wars 2 community's many reports across Reddit and the official forums that the game had suffered a...

Guild Wars 2’s EU server cluster suffered a multiday rollback this weekend

Back when I first started in MMOs, rollbacks were a daily occurrence, quite literally. Not only was the server likely to crash at least...
Turns out esports are terrible.

Overwatch League team Vancouver Titans loses its entire roster amidst controversy

There has been some talk that the third season of the Overwatch League is kind of crucial for attracting viewers and convincing fans...

The Nintendo account compromise was real, affecting as many as 160,000 gamers

Earlier this week, we covered a brewing storm in the Nintendo community, as swarms of Switch owners and Nintendo users reported their Nintendo...

Switch owner? Go enable two-factor authentication for your Nintendo account

Multiple sites are reporting this afternoon that Nintendo accounts appear to be under siege. Following a Eurogamer piece yesterday chronicling Nintendo account holders and...

Cartoon Network successfully shut down FusionFall’s rogue servers

Do you remember FusionFall? It was Cartoon Network's attempt at making its own kid-friendly MMO, operating between 2009 and 2013; we took

ROSE Online’s Japanese operator filed for bankruptcy while promising new content

ROSE Online, a Korean MMO that first launched in 2005 and was shut down in its home country in February 2019 after...
Kick it down the road.

ESRB starts putting warnings about lockboxes on its game ratings

You have to imagine that a lot of video game marketers have developed facial twitches today upon the news that they will no longer...

NASCAR driver botches yet another online iRacing esports event

It would appear that NASCAR drivers are no better than the worst esports gamers among us. An iRacing esports event with NASCAR drivers...

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace ragequits during an official esports racing event

So apparently NASCAR is hosting an esports event featuring real drivers in a simulated series of races in the racing sim title

Disgruntled Chronicles of Elyria backers seek aid from the Washington attorney general

Ever since Kickstarted MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria went belly-up, players have been trying to figure out what to do about it. Some...

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