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Reddit’s gaming hub has shut down for April Fools’ Day, but it’s no laughing matter

While the gaming world is busy punking each other with goofy stunts and pranks, /r/games has shut its doors. Don't worry, internet trolls;...
Plays well with others.

The player endorsement system in Overwatch has actually cut down on toxic behavior

It turns out that when you reward players for being decent human beings in Overwatch, there's incentive for people to continue being decent human...
Uh...huh.

Blizzard Roundup: NetEase on Diablo Immortal’s launch, plus news on HOTS, Hearthstone, and Overwatch

MMO Culture has an interesting translated bit from the NetEase conference call last week that homes in on Diablo Immortal, the game...

Sea of Thieves tackles crossplay and toxicity in latest dev update

You might be a pirate in Sea of Thieves, but that doesn't excuse any dastardly behavior shown to other players. According to this...

The Daily Grind: How much does your reputation matter in a modern MMO?

One of the memes I see repeated a lot when folks are waxing nostalgic about the old days of MMOs is this idea that...
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...

Riot issues warnings and fines to pro League of Legends players for toxic behavior

The folks at Riot Games have brought down the hammer on numerous professional League of Legends players, issuing fines to four players...

Interview: Bless Online on early access, pay-to-win, and its western refuge on Steam

Last night's bombshell that Bless Online is closing down its final Korean servers, leaving the game's Steam version in the west as the...
No, you can't be quite this evil.

Valve has finally decided to start moderating its Steam forums cesspool

Steam's forums are notorious throughout the gaming industry for being truly awful. Journalists across the industry have been pestering Valve for almost a year...

The Daily Grind: Should being an MMO ‘whale’ absolve a player of toxicity or push him to the front of a queue?

Longtime MOP reader Agemyth recently brought to our attention a couple of bits of commentary that disturb at least my own fundamental sense of...

The Daily Grind: How can we solve Reddit’s gaming ‘tragedy of the commons’ problem?

In dealing with the ArenaNet fallout over the last couple of weeks, I started giving serious thought to the Reddit problem in gaming, and...

Creative Assembly’s Grace Carroll speaks on fighting toxicity with active moderation

Anyone who's been on the internet for more than a few minutes knows how quickly forums and comment threads can quickly descend into toxicity...

Ubisoft is not here for Rainbow Six Siege players’ toxic behavior

Remember last spring when Ubisoft said it was getting serious about cracking down on toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege? The company...
Yes, it was this bad. It was always this bad.

Online games are avenues for hate group recruitment, according to former white supremacist leader

Playing a game of linking awful online activities to white supremacist movements is like the worst possible variant of the old Six Degrees...

World of Warcraft tackles addon toxicity, previews how you’re going to lose your artifact weapon

A small, seemingly insignificant addition to Battle for Azeroth might have a positive effect on World of Warcraft's modding community. Blizzard is...

The Daily Grind: Does teaching toxic MMO gamers what they did wrong actually help?

As RPS reported this week, Valve has taken the relatively unusual step of making your Dota 2 and CSGO report cards semi-public...

Leaderboard: What’s the ideal way for an MMO studio to handle toxicity?

MOP reader BulletTeeth pointed us to a piece on The Verge this week about an incident in online shooter Battalion 1944. A highly...

SMITE says it’s banned or suspended 20,000 toxic players in season five alone

Toxic players, beware: Hi-Rez may not be talking to its Hand of the Gods players, but it's cracking way down on SMITE...

The war on toxicity: Overwatch League and Rainbow Six Siege crack down

Are studios starting to wake up and take action against particularly odious instances of gaming toxicity in their products? Blizzard, at least, is working...

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