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PAX Cancels Controversial Hosts’ Live Podcast, Won’t Say Why

The Seattle gaming convention PAX West has canceled a planned live recording of the “Sacred Symbols” gaming podcast, hosted by conservative political commentators Colin Moriarty and Chris “Ray Gun” Maldonado, that was set to take place at the show on September 2. It hasn’t yet given a reason for the cancellation,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Apex Legends Needs An Option For Reporting People

It’s a cold truth that some people in this world are just assholes. That’s why every online game game should have an option for reporting jerks. It’s a feature that’s become pretty standard, especially in competitive shooters. So it’s weird that Apex Legends released without it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Deadmau5 Says He’s Quitting Twitch After Getting Suspended For Using A Homophobic Slur

Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name Deadmau5, announced in a now deleted Reddit post that he’s quitting Twitch after the streaming platform temporarily suspended his account because of a homophobic slur the DJ used while playing PUBG over the weekend.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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GOG’s Community Manager Was Fired For Offensive Tweets

On October 22 the Twitter account for the digital gaming storefront GOG sent out a Tweet using a hashtag advocating for trans rights to try to promote its digital storefront. Though quickly deleted, it was the third in a string of offensive tweets sent this year from accounts associated with CD Projekt Red, which owns…Read […]

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After Dota 2 Team Fails To Ban One Of Its Players, Valve Does It For Them

Yesterday, professional Dota 2 player Carlo “Kuku” Palad was banned from a major tournament due to making what were seen as racist comments in a match last month. Prior to this move, Dota developer Valve had condemned Palad’s behavior but refused to inject itself directly into the matter, calling instead on teams to…Read more… Continue […]

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Every Game Should Copy Rainbow Six’s New Chat Moderation

Earlier this year, Ubisoft said it would be implementing stricter moderation in Rainbow Six Siege to find and sanction players using hate speech. Recently, players have started noticing an uptick in bans being issued and have been discussing it on the game’s subreddit. A few even took to Twitter to complain.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Total War Steam Community Was ‘Awful’ Until The Devs Brought In A Moderator

According to developer Creative Assembly’s Grace Carroll, the Total War series’ Steam community was, until very recently, a mess. Largely left to their own devices, forums became “toxic” and “an awful place to be.” Instead of letting the trash fire burn, though, the developer decided to dedicate resources to putting…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot, Blizzard, And Twitch Are Teaming Up To Fight Toxic Gaming Behavior

For years now, gaming companies like Riot, Blizzard, and Twitch have been fighting online abuse and harassment in their own ways, to mixed results. Now they’re trying something different: Working together.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Is Now Monitoring YouTube For Toxic Overwatch Players

Overwatch, a team-based shooter about working together, isn’t always the friendliest of places. From random quitters to that one guy who won’t stop calling me a cuck, players often find ways to be toxic. To combat the issue, Blizzard is now banning players misbehaving on social media.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Built A ‘Strike Team’ To Put An End To Overwatch Jerks

These days, it’s hard to talk about Overwatch without mentioning its ongoing struggles with sexism, racism, griefing, match throwing, and worse. At BlizzCon, game director Jeff Kaplan told Kotaku that fighting toxicity is now more of a priority than ever, to the point that Blizzard has formed a “strike team” to do so.Read more… Continue […]

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