No-nonsense bans for players who are repeatedly racist, sexist, or bullies? Sounds like a pretty fair deal, but a number of Killing Floor 2 fans see the game’s strict policy as a step too far. Some are refusing to play the game altogether.
If you’re told something repeatedly, it’s hard not to get it stuck in your head. It’s hard not to believe the most awful things people say about you, simply because they’ve said it enough times. And that’s the trickiest thing about bullying.
If you've ever been teased, it can seem like the human beings making your life miserable are monsters. The developers behind an in-development anti-harassment game are getting literal with that feeling, turning the bullies in Sumoboy into actual demons.
Whenever someone is bullied - or just plain trolled - on the internet there's a tendency to focus solely on the attacker. As this interesting post by a former EVE Online Gamemaster reminds us, though, it often takes two to tango.
You know the stereotype: the sensitive geek, intense in his/her passion, becomes a magnet for bullying, ridicule and harassment. And all because they're a geek! Well, no, actually. That's not it, not exactly.
The tax on violent video games proposed by Oklahoma representative William Fourkiller has been rejected by the Oklahoma House Revenue and Tax Subcommittee.
"Violent video games," a governmental classification of speech and expression that the Supreme Court found a smidge troubling last June, would be taxed extra under a proposed law in Oklahoma, with the collected money going toward state programs fighting bullying and child obesity. Here we go again.
This 3-year-old girl is about to learn a tough life lesson: Never attack a villager in Skyrim or the guards will come and get you. That or, don't be a bully. One of those.