Last week, a player who goes by “Take the Draw” in League of Legends was handed a 14-day ban. The punishment wasn’t because of the champion they played, but the way they were playing it—and now, Riot risks setting a precedent for how you have to play the game.
For Honor players claim they’re getting banned from the online fighting game because of a haywire, or over-sensitive, anti-cheat program.
Snipers have a bad reputation: the class is infamous for standing back and picking off kills, all without contributing to the match objective. In Overwatch, that sniper stigma means that players consider heroes like Widowmaker and Hanzo to be nonviable competitively. For some players, straying from that norm often…
Counter-Strike has a cheating problem. One player decided to do something about it. Something, shall we say, creative.
Dissatisfied with the gameplay of the PC version of GTA Online, a group of modders built a service that let them host custom multiplayer variants. Now, they’re finding themselves permanently blocked from playing Grand Theft Auto V and other games published by GTA maker Rockstar.
Grand Theft Auto V players claim they’re getting banned on PC right now, but why? Well, it’s complicated.
Twitch exists for gaming content. Sure, you can find other stuff on there—music has been gaining more of a presence of late—but it’s still primarily a place to play or watch games. So it’s probably not a surprise to hear that trying to illegally stream a boxing match is considered a big no-no.
In a move that’s bound to yield some very interesting results, Valve just announced that it was changing the way it administers bans on its ridiculously popular gaming service Steam. Rather than adjudicating the entire process on its own, the company is effectively handing over power to individual game developers.
In a fireside chat over the weekend, Sledgehammer Games' studio head Michael Condrey discussed ongoing matchmaking optimization for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and cracking down on players who spend entire matches sitting in a corner killing themselves.
Just in time for the arrival of next-gen consoles, residents in the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts are going to be able to play Pac-Man publicly for the first time in over three decades.
After a day of silence, the CEO of livestreaming website Twitch has apologized for the poor handling of a recent controversy involving staff members, emoticons, and a number of people from the streaming community.
The Associated Press reports that the Venezuelan government's attempts to ban violent video games such as Counter-Strike, is weeks away from passing, though it isn't likely to affect widespread sale of pirated games.
People like banning things — books and films have been dealing with this issue for quite a long time, and the banning of games is no different. We watch the decisions of approval and censorship boards, waiting to see what will slip past, what will receive a de facto ban, and what will be banned outright. Vancouver…