Posts Tagged ‘Ban’

Blizzard Again Promises Tough Punishment For Overwatch Trolls

If you could formulate a plan to effectively punish, and get rid of, toxic players in your community, you might just become the richest person in the gaming industry. Until then, we’ll need to sit back and watch as developers continue to commit to punishing toxic community members and hope that everything works out for […]

Valve Drops 40,000 Accounts In Mass Ban

It may not surprise you to learn that Valve bans thousands of Steam accounts every day for cheating, between two to four thousand VAC bans and just as many game bans on a daily basis. A website that tracks and estimates inventory value determined that a total of $7,387 in items were taken out of […]

Zenimax Permanently Bans Hundreds of ESO Accounts Over Morrowind Codes

A bunch of players logged into their emails to find some bizarre notifications this week. For some, they were learning that not only had their subscription been cancelled but their accounts were permanently disabled. While MMO Fallout is not a stranger to reports of mass bans over cheating or bug abuse, this one is a […]

Entertainment Software Association Speaks Out Against Immigration Ban

The entertainment industry is speaking out against recent orders by the Trump Administration to impose a travel ban over the weekend, with the Entertainment Software Association being the latest to comment. In a press release issued today, the association had this to say: “The Entertainment Software Association urges the White House to exercise caution with […]

EA Is Working To Restore Access To Myanmar

Electronic Arts has responded to complaints that the Origin service is unavailable in Myanmar, with Community Manager EA_Tom announcing that the company is working on restoring access to affected customers. The whole ordeal started with players in Myanmar finding out that their access to legitimately purchased Origin games had been blocked. According to ‘Champions,’ EA’s volunteer […]

Kakao Permanently Bans Bug Abusers

Forum moderators over at Black Desert Online are no doubt getting ready for the barrage of “I was banned for nothing” threads as Kakao has permanently banned a number of accounts over an incident that occurred this week. A number of players figured out an exploit involving the shovel item and empty bottles, resulting in the […]

Survarium Kills Off More Cheaters

Survarium developer Vostok Games has announced a new ban wave of 139 players over the past week for the use of prohibited software. For those unaware, Vostok Games is one of the few developers willing to name and shame the players who are punished in their public announcements. You can find the entire list below, […]

Blizzard’s Silence Mechanic Exposed As Automated

Blizzard recently introduced a new moderation system to World of Warcraft, one that promised to implement account-wide punishment for abusive chat once a player was reported by a sufficient number of people. The description of silencing, as shown below, states that punishment is inflicted “after investigation,” presumably by a live customer support staffer. “Following the […]

Tree of Savior Bans Another 5,600 Accounts

IMCGames has announced another mass ban in Tree of Savior. As posted on its official website, the ban targeted players using a third party program to allow themselves access to the game’s market, repair, and other interfaces outside of the game’s cities. As part of the announcement, IMCGames also broke down exactly how these players […]