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.

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Epic addresses store roadmap, privacy; Steam finally confronts review bombing

If you've been waiting impatiently for the Epic Store to have various expected features like cloud saves and user reviews, the good news is...

Indian police arrest 10 over PUBG ban

Four cities in the Indian state of Gujarat have instituted a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds over concern that the game causes violent behavior....

Confusing ports of One Hour One Life demonstrate the frustrations of generous public domain games

Remember indie game One Hour One Life? Back in November, it made headlines for its Steam launch; it's an one-man-dev-team MMO where you...

Call of Duty swatter requests the minimum 20 to 25 year prison sentence

The Call of Duty player whose 2017 swatting call resulted in an innocent man's death is now facing sentencing in federal court, where...
Going under.

Two weeks after Activision Blizzard’s layoffs, its stock price is barely higher than before the layoffs

You all remember when Activision Blizzard laid off 800 employees on a year that was, on balance, a very good year for...
This guy, dudes.

Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want

At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee,
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

The UK’s Fortnite Live event is another convention giving you a free hour in the ball pit; Epic Games takes organizers to court

Let's be real, the disaster of Fortnite Live in the UK is not on par with DashCon or Fyre Festival. There will not be...

Villagers & Heroes has been hacked – time to change your passwords

Bad news coming out of the adorable indie crossplatform MMORPG Villagers & Heroes as of last night: The game's been well and truly...

Gamigo isn’t penalizing ArcheAge cheaters who exploited Erenor infusions

Fans of drama are surely breathing a sigh of relief knowing that Gamigo isn't going to drop the ball that Trion handed off -...

Activision-Blizzard posted another record-high quarter and year, layoffs begin anyway

Activision-Blizzard's financial reports have been rather dull affairs for MMO gamers over the last few years, ever since the company stopped reporting World of...

A Hi-Rez staffer has been arrested for alleged solicitation of sex with a minor in major sting op

Didn't expect to be catching this post tonight: Apparently a Hi-Rez employee has been arrested along with 20 other men accused of soliciting sex...

Escape from Tarkov devs apparently abused DMCA to target more than one YouTube critic

Back in December, we covered trouble brewing in the Escape From Tarkov community, as Russian developer Battlestate stood accused of abusing DMCA takedowns...

Facebook lawsuit reveals ‘friendly fraud’ tactics it employed against underage online gamers

For many of us, Facebook use is something we do grudgingly -- we're never quite liking the social platform, but we're also unable to...
Somebody loves you, and that's good.

RuneScape boots player who streamed himself bullying a suicidal gamer

A game as large and old and multifaceted as RuneScape is bound to collect some bad seeds over time, and as we've seen...
Caw! Polly is no longer the apex predator!

Atlas hackers strike again with the return of the dreaded air whale

It's raining whales! What the heck, it's now raining whales?! Hoist sails! That's the ancient sea shanty players of Atlas were learning to sing...

Fortnite is apparently fertile ground for doing crimes, like money laundering

Hey, you know what is fun? Money laundering! Wait, did we say "fun"? We meant "highly illegal and full of dire consequences." It's probably...
BURN IT

After telling Blizzard to cut spending, Activision pays $15 million 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...
Plays well with others.

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...

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