toxicity

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

28
Remember last spring when Ubisoft said it was getting serious about cracking down on toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege? The company said it was...
Yes, it was this bad. It was always this bad.

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

98
Playing a game of linking awful online activities to white supremacist movements is like the worst possible variant of the old Six Degrees of...

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

34
A small, seemingly insignificant addition to Battle for Azeroth might have a positive effect on World of Warcraft's modding community. Blizzard is adding a...

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

72
As RPS reported this week, Valve has taken the relatively unusual step of making your Dota 2 and CSGO report cards semi-public - that is,...

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

32
MOP reader BulletTeeth pointed us to a piece on The Verge this week about an incident in online shooter Battalion 1944. A highly placed...

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

3
Toxic players, beware: Hi-Rez may not be talking to its Hand of the Gods players, but it's cracking way down on SMITE miscreants. The...

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

19
Are studios starting to wake up and take action against particularly odious instances of gaming toxicity in their products? Blizzard, at least, is working...
Everything comes around again.

Overwatch devs consider harnessing machine learning to fight toxicity

41
According to a new Blizzard interview on Kotaku this week, Overwatch toxicity has a new enemy: AI. Jeff Kaplan says that Blizzard has "been...

The Daily Grind: Are blacklists, quizzes, and threats effective at reducing text toxicity in MMOs?

107
Toxicity in online gaming just keeps popping up - specifically as it pertains to chat and commenting. MOP reader Tanek pointed us to a thread about...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most creative way MMOs thwart toxicity?

84
Forget group-kicks: If you're a tool in Sea of Thieves, your own shipmates might just opt to stuff you in the brig - "a...
We're a team, let's fight like one.

MMO studios form Justice League-style alliance to combat toxicity

141
After years of trying to crack the serious issue of negative behavior and toxicity among their individual communities, 30 game studios and industry leaders are...
Boosh.

Massively Overthinking: The war on MMO chat toxicity

57
This week, The Ancient Gaming Noob posted up an image of RIFT Prime, where Trion asks people to... play nice. "Just a neighborly reminder...

Blizzard’s Overwatch League addresses toxicity with fines and suspensions, while the Dallas Fuel drops a toxic player

122
Last week, we covered an ESPN piece in which the author called out Blizzard for sitting on its hands after an Overwatch League player...
We were so certain we had this.

MMO business roundup: Steam, toxicity, Kartridge, contracts, dopamine, and guns

77
What's going on in the online video games business this week? Let's dig in. Steam, toxicity, and Kartridge The Center for Investigative Reporting (via Motherboard) has a...
The Quick and the Gay

Ubisoft addresses Rainbow Six Siege toxicity, ESPN slams toxicity in Overwatch League

91
Ubisoft is sick of toxicity in its games, and to combat it, it's whipping out the banhammer as a "first step" in getting the...

Here’s how Saga of Lucimia says it’ll ‘keep toxicity to an absolute minimum’

30
This week's dev-written Saga of Lucimia blog asks everybody over the age of 35 to think back to bygone days "when reputation used to...

Toxicity roundup: Overwatch troll, Fortnite pro fired, Division modder ban, HOTS’s voice chat, and Twitch’s new anti-hate rules

96
When the toxicity topics just keep piling up in the news room and nobody wants to cover them, you get the Toxicity Roundup, your...
The Quick and the Gay

Best not be toxic on YouTube, Overwatch players, because Blizzard is watching you

56
Back in 2013, when Linda "Brasse" Carlson still fronted SOE's community branch, she made headlines for making SOE's anti-toxicity policies very clear. "If we...
This should be obvious, but...

Riot partners with the Peach Belt Conference, Blizzard takes OWL toxicity seriously with suspension and fine

14
E-sports is continuing its rise in respectability: ESPN reports that Riot Games has partnered with the Peach Belt Conference, known to "real" sports fans...
No, it's still not.

Why developers believe abusive vitriol is the cost of doing business with games

107
When is it appropriate to send verbal abuse to someone you don't know personally? When is it appropriate to tell someone that you hope...

ADVERTISEMENT

THE LATEST POSTS

TOP CONTENT