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Roblox removes games depicting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but only after a BBC inquiry

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There are plenty of shooter games out there in the discovery page of Roblox, but some creators of these kinds of games saw fit...

Rapper T-Pain goes to bat for Apex Legends devs who are facing harassment

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Earlier in the week Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment openly spoke out against the toxic portions of its playerbase, outlining a zero tolerance policy...

Someone hijacked Wizard101’s in-game alert feed to spam toxicity

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Wizard101 is normally associated with kid-friendly fun, but over the past weekend it got decidedly more adult in terms of its language as someone...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

EVE Online addresses community safety and promises more action to police community behavior

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There's been some drama unfolding in EVE Online recently, the kind of drama that is at once not surprising when you see the cast...

Guild Wars 2 team vows ‘better context’ for controversial class changes following death threats

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Ideally, an MMO patch day should be filled with delight and exploration. Sometimes, however, there's a sense of dread, especially when the developers start...

Valorant’s voice recording features arrive to NA on July 13 but won’t be used to fight toxicity – for now

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Last May, Riot Games confirmed that Valorant would begin recording portions of in-game voice comms for the purposes of fighting back against toxic behavior....
Oof.

Discord introduces new moderation tools for chat channels

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The MOP community has been discussing moderation in MMORPGs quite a bit this week, and now here comes Discord to add another angle to...
KITTY!

The Daily Grind: Do you expect MMO studios to moderate in-game chat?

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Last week, a reader emailed us in frustration over in-game harassment going on in Elder Scrolls Online during Pride month. The reader's guild is...

World of Warcraft hopes modern reporting tools, social contract will improve community behavior

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Is trying to fix World of Warcraft's sometimes toxic community a case of too little, too late -- or is it a worthwhile endeavor...

Destiny 2’s Bungie says it won’t be ‘muzzled’ by Sony when it comes to ‘standing up for what’s right’

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For the last week, we've been covering a WAPO story on the games industry's tepid response for reproductive health rights, which led to a...

Working As Intended: LFD, community accountability, and the balance of power in classic MMOs

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At the heart of the WoW Classic argument over the dungeon finder tool is the professed belief that LFD ruined socializing in part by...

An esports pro is developing an AI system to help game devs track and address in-game toxicity

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You'd be forgiven for believing that reporting someone's behavior through in-game tools simply sends that report directly into some unseen void that devs don't...

Angry Halo Infinite players prompt tempory closure of the Halo subreddit as devs outline and address updates

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There are apparently enough players angry about the state of Halo Infinite's multiplayer open beta that it has caused the entire Halo subreddit to...
Your approval fills me with shame.

Roblox sues toxic player for $1.6M over ‘terrorist threats’ and ‘targeted harassment’ of employees and players

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Benjamin Robert Simon, otherwise known as Ruben Sim online, is being taken to court by the devs of Roblox. A suit was filed against...

Massively on the Go: A guide to staying safe in MMOARG Pikmin Bloom

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When we first covered the global release of MMOARG Pikmin Bloom, we noted that because of Niantic's poor history when it comes to "safety,"...
Technopathological.

Lawful Neutral: Managing toxicity in the MMO industry

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When I'm playing games, I make a lot of use of the reporting function. If I see a moonkin zerg farming a spot in...

Massively on the Go: Dealing with virtual harassment and stalking in MMOARGs

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Gamers have been discussing the real-world issues that arise in augmented reality games, especially Pokemon Go, for years. In fact, Raph Koster himself addressed...

Not So Massively Roundup: LoL’s chat test, Overwatch Halloween, and Fortnite acknowledges Among Us

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Our not-particularly-massively-multiplayer news has started to pile up, which means it's time for a quick run-down of games in the MMORPG genre's orbit. We've...
For SOME REASON

Vague Patch Notes: Anonymity is not why people are awful online

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One of the intentions of the Vague Patch Notes column is to have a place to share things that we're going to need to...

Twitch adds a phone-verified chat option in an attempt to combat harassment campaigns

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We've been covering the problem of harassment and hate raiding of marginalized casters on Twitch for a while now, from the #TwitchDoBetter awareness campaign...

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