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.

Amazon Games responds to complaints that Lost Ark character redesigns are ‘censorship’

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Lost Ark has yet to release here in the west and it's already got its first stupid controversy. When Amazon Games first announced that...

A slim majority of Acti-Blizz investors approved its ‘say-on-pay’ policy after vote extension

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Score another win for the C-suite. As we've been covering, Activision-Blizzard investors purportedly represented by CtW Investment Group had been agitating to vote down the...

Destiny 2’s $85 toaster that was created thanks to charity donations is apparently not very good

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Today in "weird-ass philanthropy" news, we take a look at Destiny 2: The Official Toaster. While that might read like a Spaceballs merch gag,...
Now my stats are good!

Activision-Blizzard extends contentious shareholder vote on executive pay

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MMO readers will recall that earlier this year, the industry erupted over a public relations fiasco Activision-Blizzard failed to adequately counter: In the midst...

Horse MMO Star Stable apologizes for the dust-up over its Pride event

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File this one under this is why we can't have nice things: Horse-themed MMO Star Stable has been a bit of a mess thanks...

EA suffers major data breach while CDPR says its own breach targeted more than just source code

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"It's been a bad day for security in games," MOP's Andy sighed in team chat earlier today, and unfortunately, he's quite right. For starters, EA...

Roblox is being sued by music publishers over song infringement claims

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It was probably only a matter of time before someone actually did something about the fact that Roblox is and has largely always been...

Blizzard is already cracking down on Diablo II Resurrected modders and hackers

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Apparently, Blizzard has decided to crack all the way down on the modding community that's popped up around Diablo II: Resurrected. Following the technical alpha...

A toxic hacker has forced Sony to disable its online Little Big Planet servers

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File this one under this is why we can't have nice things: A toxic hacker has apparently forced Sony's Little Big PlanetĀ online servers offline....

Roblox scalpers make an absolute killing selling in-game Gucci handbags

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I can already hear Bree opening up her "Weirdest Stories of 2021" file folder for this one. Roblox, the game that now says it...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox is now referring to its ‘games’ as ‘experiences’ in light of Epic v Apple trial arguments

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It would appear that Roblox is undergoing something of a branding shift, the timing of which is interesting to say the least. Apparently, the...

Players begin leaking footage of The Division Heartland closed test

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The Division: Heartland, the free-to-play game from the Division IP that was among the reveals that Ubisoft recently announced, has been undergoing a round...

Blizzard and Fox are headed for a trademark fight over the Diablo name

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I have to sometimes wonder if trademark lawyers claw their faces when they see certain case files cross their desks. Take, for example, an...
This is what you are.

The Epic v. Apple trial is already offering a look behind the scenes of Fortnite, the Epic Games Store, and Sony

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MOP's Lawful Neutral columnist Andy burst into the office yesterday, gleefully rubbing his hands together and asking whether we were ready for the trial...

Activision-Blizzard is halving Bobby Kotick’s exorbitant salary and bonuses

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Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick made headlines back in March when on the same day the company was going through its (at least) fourth round of...

Riot Games’ demand to shut down a fan-run 10 year-old League of Legends build causes a community uproar

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Riot Games is back in the news for yet another unsavory reason as the League of Legends developer has acted against a fan-made emulator...

Dreamworld co-founder’s ex-fiancee calls out Kickstarter fibs but says he’s not intentionally scamming

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A couple of weeks back, we covered the impending Kickstarter funding of Dreamworld, a game by a couple of MMORPG industry novices promising the...

EA insists it’s focused on ‘engagement,’ not monetizing FIFA players into gambleboxes

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Yesterday, Canadian outlet CBC published a massive Electronic Arts document leaked by a supposed "gaming insider" that seemingly confirms what you already thought about...

An infamous WoW Classic griefer sees his 16 accounts all banned during a livestream

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If you've got your finger on the pulse of the greater World of Warcraft: Classic community, you perhaps are familiar with the exploits of...

Humble Bundle’s charity donation caps cause an uproar among donors and subbers

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The folks at Humble Bundle decided to light a tinderbox yesterday with an announcement that outlines a shift in how sales of its game...

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