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.

LittleBigPlanet’s PS3 and Vita servers will remain offline permanently thanks to a toxic hacker

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This past May we reported on the woes of the original LittleBigPlanet, a cutesy 2.5-D platformer that is a primarily single-player experience but also...

Twitch unleashes a lawsuit against two alleged hate raid organizers

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In August we reported on efforts by streamers to call attention to hate raiding and other forms of harassment targeting Black, POC, and LGBT+...

Tencent, Netease hit with stock losses amid China’s gaming industry clampdown

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If you've been following the gaming industry for a while, you probably remember the big "freezes" that the Chinese government placed on new game...

World of Tanks community rep resigns in protest over firing of fellow Wargaming staffer

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Wargaming, the studio behind World of Warships and World of Tanks, is garnering the wrong kind of attention all over again, this time for...

Jagex stamps out an Old School RuneScape mod prior to release, players organize a protest [Updated]

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(We've updated at the end with Jagex's latest statement.) An Old School RuneScape modder is steaming after Jagex sent out a letter demanding that the...

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis mars its Sonic crossover event with high-dollar cosmetics

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It should have been a fun little thing, merging the Sonic franchise into Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, but like offering people a...

China now limits minors’ gaming time to three hours a week, indicates anti-monopoly policies are forthcoming

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The Chinese government is introducing a significant crackdown on gaming for minors as state media has reported that children will only be allowed to...

Fortnite had to disable nearly every emote in the Martin Luther King event area

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Perhaps Epic Games assumed the weight and importance of its special area dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would inspire Fortnite players to...

World of Warships apologizes for issuing promo code that personally attacked a content creator

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Even while under the public microscope for aggressive and possibly predatory monetization schemes and the near-collapse of its influencer program, Wargaming is making few...

California lawsuit now alleges Activision-Blizzard HR literally ‘shredded’ evidence

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So who had "Activision-Blizzard gets caught shredding possible evidence in an ongoing lawsuit" on the ol' Blizzard scandal bingo card? Yes, we're back to coverage...

Bless Unleashed suggests Xbox players who duplicated cash shop currency may be ‘required’ to buy it back

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Evidently there was some dirty pool going down in the Xbox version of Bless Unleashed. The game's official Twitter account noted that there were...

Roblox’s shameless exploitation of child labor is why we can’t have nice things

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I didn't think I'd be back so soon writing "Roblox" and "this is why we can't have nice things" in the same post two...

Former RuneScape composer sentenced to 22 months in prison for sexual assault

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Ian Taylor, the former composer for both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, has admitted to the sexual assault of a young girl and has...

Roblox sees net losses for Q2 2021, struggles with toxic player-generated content

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We've got a bunch of Roblox news on deck today. First, there's the Q2 2021 investor report. Readers will remember that in Q1, the...

Starbase plans to amend its stance on stream sniping citing language that is ‘too encouraging’

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We're not sure exactly what Starbase developer Frozenbyte thought would happen when the game's griefing policies outright read "stream sniping is allowed," but apparently...

Pokemon Go’s New Zealand rollbacks show Niantic is more concerned with local law than actual safety

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Good news: New Zealanders have had their Pokemon Go PokeStop and Gym radius restored to 80 meters, exactly what the community has been asking...

Among Us developer Innersloth raises eyebrows at Fortnite’s Impostors mode and its striking similarities

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While we cast our own shade in the direction of Fortnite and the recently introduced Impostors mode, with its barely veiled copycatting of Among...

Swords of Legends Online asks you to become an unpaid QA tester

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It's so hard not to throw shade at MMO studios that try to outsource paid positions to players -- or even worse, to charge...
Stellar.

Kingfall is proudly advertising itself as a casual fantasy MMORPG with NFTs attached

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Reading the announcement pinned tweet from Kingfall is a journey. The game is coming soon. All right. It's a casual fantasy MMORPG. Hmm, that...
It lurks.

California DFEH moves to protect Riot workers from retaliation for cooperating in state investigation

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Blizzard isn't the only gaming studio under fire by regulators in California: We've been covering a similar situation within League of Legends company Riot...

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