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.

Cyberpunk 2077 bosses: ‘Don’t fault any of our teams for what happened’

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Facing what could turn out to be multiple lawsuits over the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and the ensuing financial fallout, CD...
Sometimes it's nigh-on incomprehensible.

Star Trek Online player is banned following lifetime subscription refund bungle

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File this one under "no good deed goes unpunished": A 10-year veteran of Star Trek Online who picked up a lifetime sub to...

Twitch lowers a (temporary?) banhammer on Donald Trump

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Following the shameful events of this past week in Washington D.C. during which an outgoing U.S. president urged supporters to storm the Capitol, many...
Eightfold path up ins.

WoW Factor: Oh no, not the Sylvanas redemption arc

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All right. So. Apparently people wanted to know my response to the new cinematic mined out from within World of Warcraft. Cool. That's...

Bizarre World of Warcraft stream suggests a surge in botting activity

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It looks as if the gold farming bots have found a particularly lucrative location in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. During a recent livestream,...
COOKING'S DONE

Goodbye to all the reasons we can’t have nice things in MMOs, 2020 edition

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A few years ago, we started collecting all our cozy, comforting, positive, happy stories under the "warm fuzzies" tag. But we also have...

CEO of League of Angels and GoT: Winter is Coming dev studio passes away due to suspected poisoning

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You perhaps aren't familiar with Shanghai-based Yoozoo Games, but if you've heard of free-to-play games like Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming or...

Activision did not really ban a 6-year-old gamer trying to stream Warzone with his dad

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We've updated this story at the end. In short, this family was fibbing for internet cred. One of the best parts of having little kids...

PSA: Cyberpunk 2077 includes light sequences known to trigger epileptic seizures

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We've all seen it in a wide variety of games that have been recently released: the epilepsy warning about how certain sequences of flashing...

Gamers review bomb Monster Hunter World on Steam over Monster Hunter film

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There's a clip from the current Monster Hunter film that's drawn a lot of ire particularly from Chinese audiences, which has resulted in...

New survey points to increase in hate and harassment in online multiplayer games

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The behavior of people in online games does not appear to be improving for the better. According to national survey results from the...

Police evacuate Ubisoft Montreal over what appears to have been a fake threat report

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According to Canadian news outlet Journal de Montreal (now verified by several other Canadian news agencies), the physical building where Ubisoft...
Light reading.

Albion Online bans more than 600 accounts for buying currency

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You are probably aware that buying Silver in Albion Online from a third-party site is not allowed, not least because there's a legitimate first-party...

Lawful Neutral: The Epic vs. Apple lawsuit – when titans are tweens

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The MassivelyOP Golden Yacht was anchored someplace off the coast of Maine when the first news about Epic suing Apple hit. We had...

Counterstrike: Global Offensive players in Australia get a year-long ban for betting on themselves

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It turns out that professional athletes placing bets on their own performances in games is generally frowned upon in most sports. This is true...

No, friendos, streamers should not be paying games studios for licenses

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Did you miss the debate last night? The debate over whether we should all be paying game companies extra for the pleasure of streaming...

Phantasy Star Online 2 forms an ARKS League and bans over 10K RMT accounts

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Want to join the ARKS League? Players of Phantasy Star Online 2 are being invited to do precisely that in an announcement...

Dual Universe bans players who took advantage of an official construct’s poor permissions settings

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There's something of an uproar occurring in the Dual Universe community involving two players, the game's RDMS system that powers who has access...
This round babby likes you

A Black Desert node war bug dumped quadrillions of silver into the North American servers

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Protip: If your Black Desert guild mysteriously manages to pull quadrillions of silver in tax from the guild incentive system, maybe just log...
We were so certain we had this.

Canadian class action lawsuit argues EA’s lootboxes constitute illegal gambling

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Ah, it's a good thing for the companies relying on lockboxes that people have completely forgotten about those this year, isn't it? Turns out...

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