Hey, that’s because our sister site io9 was doing an excellent (and now published) report of their own.
Thank you for reading! I agree that this is not specifically a video game issue and interviews with law enforcement corroborate that. However, I do think that online predation has changed a lot over the last fifteen years and these incidents in the gaming community offer special insight into how. Online platforms that…
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Thank you for your kind words and good luck getting those skins!
* checks under her desk * I didn’t see you there
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Woah mine’s eerily similar to Nathan’s. Playing Warcraft in my parents’ office! I had no idea what I was doing, so I can’t answer how that affected me!
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Here’s a hot take. I’m happily surprised when there’s good writing and storytelling in a game, but I’ve completely stopped expecting that or actively looking for it. The games I play the most feel good as games. I’ve got over 100 hours on Smash already, and God knows how many on Overwatch, yet it would take a lot for…
The best worst experience I had putting an article together was my American Sailor Moon investigation...
That’s a great question. I’d say both. The more massively appealing the game, the larger its potential audience. However, in 2017, I asked Jeff Kaplan why he kept insisting that Overwatch wasn’t political. His insistence on that line, which aligns with some people’s calls to “take politics out of games,” made it feel…
I always wanted to be a journalist, my first job was translating Latin for an ancient philosophy book and I believe Heather is on her way into the office. Thank for the kind words!
Ugh, I lost a ten-hour Pokemon Let’s Go save file a month ago. I forgot it didn’t autosave and closed it out to play Smash!
That’s a good idea...
Reporting on labor conditions at gaming studios is tricky because there’s a strong sense among employees that, if it’s found out that they talked to a reporter, they’ll never get a job in games again. That fear makes a lot of sense because the industry’s so insular. But there are a lot of secure ways to talk to…