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.

BURN IT

After telling Blizzard to cut spending, Activision pays $15 million signing bonus to new CFO

Hey, do y'all remember a little bit back when Activision told Blizzard that it had to start cutting back on

Just when you thought lockbox gambling couldn’t get any grosser

You might think, given the public outcry against digital video game lockboxes over the last year and the slow-moving but serious oversight crackdown currently...
Super.

Overwatch publishes a ban list for Korea as the fandom reportedly harasses a female player out of the Contenders [Updated]

The first female member of an Overwatch Contenders team is now also the first female player to leave an Overwatch Contenders team. Ellie had...

Escape From Tarkov devs lodge DMCA strikes over YouTuber’s ‘misinformation’ and ‘negative hype’

It's been a couple of years since we had one of these stories about a game studio filing DMCA complaints in an attempt to...
In my grasp.

Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being...
This was all funny until it happened to us!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now being review-bombed on Steam

We all know how Valve (owner of Steam) hates moderating things, right? Especially down to more or less fighting review bombing simply by telling...

Fortnite streamer arrested after alleged domestic abuse is caught on camera

Australian police have arrested Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth for allegedly abusing his girlfriend during a Fortnite livestream Sunday night. Video clips of the incident,...
No, our wholly predictable problems!

Valve bans a toxic Dota 2 pro after his team takes insufficient action

Herein lies the problem for Valve running Dota 2: The company doesn't want to actually provide any rules or guidelines or moderation for the...

Bethesda permabans Fallout 76 players for homophobic harassment

We're not sure whether to bin this as a good story or a bad - a little of both maybe. Multiple Fallout 76...
Answer a question, Todd.

Fallout 76 fans are livid over what they call a collectors edition ‘bait-and-switch’

Bethsoft just can't catch a break with Fallout 76, can it. Players across social media are bemoaning an apparent switcharoo in the Fallout 76...

Take-Two seems to have strong-armed a British tech site over Red Dead Redemption 2 leaks

According to recent reports from Variety, Kotaku, and Gamasutra, British technology website TrustedReviews has pulled a February article that published leaked...

Call of Duty swatter slammed with 46 new charges on top of involuntary manslaughter

Wired has a big piece out on the fresh charges now lodged against the chief defendants in the Call of Duty swatting incident...

MapleStory 2 is dealing with rash of gross player cosmetic uploads because of course it is

One of the more unique features of the recently launched MapleStory 2 is the ability for players to design and create custom cosmetic...
oh, wait, you're serious

Ubisoft claims that it ‘cannot be openly political’ in The Division

Gosh, this is one heck of a sentiment. Ubisoft's COO, Alf Condelius, recently spoke at the Sweden Game Conference and claimed that it...

Tencent is working on locking kids out of Chinese games using facial recognition tech

So add this one to your creepy dystopian nightmare-fuel bin: In the war on supposed gaming addiction, at least one corporation is hoping to...
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Fortnite claims yesterday’s boob physics patch was ‘unintended’

You might be wondering why, on a day like yesterday of all days, Epic Games would patch in lady boob jiggle as a tacky...

Old School RuneScape boots employee for in-game cheating, police are involved

Jagex has apparently fired a member of the Old School RuneScape mod team for "gross misuse of moderator privileges." "During our rigorous routine system...

PSA: No, Gina Bruno is not leaving Elder Scrolls Online or Bethsoft

Last night, Elder Scrolls Online Community Manager Gina Bruno's Twitter account began blurting out a series of awful tweets that usually means only...

Fortnite player arrested for threatening to kill an 11-year-old opponent

This week in why we can't have nice things, a grown man apparently threatened to kill a little kid who beat him in
Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Fortnite on Android has lots of fake versions with malware, spyware, and so forth

Hey, remember when concerns were raised about Fortnite on Android not having any built-in security by avoiding the Google Play store? After...

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