Don't play games online, they say. If you have to play games online, turn off chat. If you have to turn on chat, limit it to your friends list. In the past, if you've wanted to avoid the toxic jerks of online gaming, those have been your guidelines. It feels like that's finally changing.
There are a lot of people on Xbox Live. Some of them are cool and do incredible things. Others are jerks who ruin the multiplayer experience for everybody else. New changes coming this month to Microsoft's online service will soon be doling out penalties and rewards to the trolls or decent people you're playing with.
The guy recording racist and sexist crap in online multiplayer matches know he's going to stop doing it soon. "I really only play one game these days; [Call of Duty:]Ghosts on Xbox Live," he says. "I am a pretty nasty FIFA player but I really don't want to invest any more money or time into video games. I'm pretty…
You can hear terrible prejudices bubble up when you're playing a Killzone, Call of Duty or Halo match online. This stuff is bad when you're in the heat of a tense deathmatch showdown, trying to just have fun and win. It's even worse away from the game.
According to some Concerned Experts, the ubiquity of online games with easy-to-circumvent age limits is giving children adorable widdle gambling problems. They grow up so fast!
Meanwhile, over in Europe, this is happening. Korea's most popular musical export lends his gentlemanly style to two of Korea's most popular online gaming exports. I can see PSY in MapleStory, but Combat Arms?
Traveler's Thrombosis, or deep vein thrombosis is an affliction that is often associated with flying. However in China, it appears that it is more commonly associated with video gaming than it is with air travel, especially now that after a young woman developed the condition after a 4o hour gaming session.
As The Register points out, a 2008 government supported report stated that those who gamed more than six hours in a day and then experienced withdrawal type symptoms…
Tao Hongkai, a professor studying addiction at Central China Normal University, has been around in China for ages giving seminars and talks about the evils of online gaming. But last week, it…
Dragon Quest X is an online role-playing game. Know what online role-playing games have? Subscription fees, and DQX appears to be no different.
Comcast customers who lost—or still don't have—cable, phone or Internet service in the wake of Hurricane Irene have a nasty surprise in store for them when they seek to get credit for their downtime. Comcast says they won't be crediting customers who lost service during the hurricane because it was an "Act of God".…
The internet is abuzz with the story of a Chinese couple that's gotten in trouble for selling their three children for money to spend on online games. As it turns out, that's not the sort of thing people take kindly to no matter where you live.
Like most countries, download speeds in the US vary from city to city. Unlike most other countries, though, the United States is huge, meaning those differences can be, well, just as huge.
Live in China? Own property? Virtual property? Sunshine Insurance Group Corporation might have you covered.
Dating sites are always looking for a method of matching people up with dates they'll actually like in real life. But World of Warcraft may already have found it.
Artist Guy Collins tackles the concept of online latency issues leaking into the real world in Lag, the animated movie. Hopefully it'll load okay for you folks.
A 54-year-old Massachusetts man is in police custody in Detroit after allegedly initiating multiple sexual encounters with his virtual bride - a 13-year-old girl he married in the online role-playing game Runescape.
A marriage based on a shared love of online gaming is just as valid as a normal one, but as one Chinese woman found out, virtual assets accrued during marital bliss aren't divvied up in the divorce.