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Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

[Guest] Do You Think Gaming Addiction Is An Issue?

When was the last time you found yourself frustrated while gaming late night, because you couldn’t finish a level? If you often find yourself in such situations, You could be addicted to video games. “Video Game dependency” is a term that has been coined in the recent times by psychologists and media outlets. As the […]

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Belgium Criminalizes Certain Lootboxes, Sends Threat To Developers

The first answer to any question of “is this legal” is “where?” Belgium has joined the growing list of countries to declare that lootboxes, in some fashion, constitute an illegal form of gambling. The Belgium Gaming Commission determined this week that FIFA 18, Overwatch, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive violate its gambling laws and has […]

Stellaris Director Blames Sexism For Poorly Received Voice Actress

Stellaris is attracting controversy over a recent trailer showcasing voice overs coming in a future update. While the video itself (above) is pretty uncontroversial, the response is. Response to the militarist voice has been rather negative, with members of the community remarking that the gravely, snarling voice sounds out of line with what players expected […]

2017 Predictions for 2017: 2017 Edition, Part 2: Let’s Throw Everything at the Wall

Since I’ve managed to once again push the new year predictions until it’s actually the new year, it’s time to throw everything I have in the old portfolio onto the table and get it all out of the way at once. The World of Warcraft Nostalrius successor will become a huge item among its community, […]

It Is Now Illegal To Make Game Cheats In Korea

Making and distributing cheats for games is a great way to get sued, providing you poke big bears like Epic Games or Blizzard, but while developers have taken down cheat makers through injunctions and by playing the copyright laws to their advantage, there isn’t a law on the books that specifically states “thou shalt not […]

[Rant] You Couldn’t Lie Like This In Other Industries

Let’s start this piece by making a bold statement that I’ve repeated to no end on Twitter: The gaming industry is the only one where you can outright lie to customers and just blame the fact that you were really excited to talk about it. This isn’t the first time I’ve made such a claim and it […]

Default Subreddits Going Dark, Protesting Administration

Reddit users are revolting, again, in what seems to be a never ending string of controversy around the community-driven website. The latest smoking gun, the removal of a popular Reddit employee. Victoria Taylor is a name many of you have come into contact with, especially if you’ve attended any of Reddit’s celebrity Ask Me Anything events. Taylor […]

Korea Halts Facebook Microtransactions

Way back in 2011, I talked about the Games Rating Board in South Korea, and how the government organization was investigating certain video games to determine whether or not the virtual lotteries were in violation of the country’s strict anti-gambling laws. Fast forward to 2014, and South Korean gamers woke up to find that many […]

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