When a player reports an abusive teammate in Overwatch, the most common response is rarely fear, regret, or even an apology. It’s “go ahead!” Overwatch’s reporting system is opaque, like any game’s, but word on the street is that it’s toothless.
In a heated video yesterday, professional streamer and YouTuber Desmond Etika Amofah issued a warning against against viewers who “fuck with me, fuck with my money, or fuck with my life.” Amofah, a big personality in the Nintendo community, displayed five recent donations to his Twitch stream, each in quantities of…
This weekend a speedrunner who goes by Cheese broke the existing record for beating Mario 64 with all 120 stars with a time 1:40:05. But his goal was to come in under 1:39, something he might have achieved if not for one of his spectators spamming a text-to-speech bot.
When YouTube’s biggest star swore that he was going to delete his channel after gaining 50 million subscribers, fans didn’t know what to believe. Some thought he was really going through with it, and prepared for the worst. Today, Felix Kjellberg comes clean, revealing that it was just a joke all along.
Conor McGregor was the champion of two UFC weight classes for all of two weeks until the UFC stripped him of the featherweight title last weekend. He hasn’t fought as a featherweight in almost a year, and the UFC vacated his title in part to spice up UFC 206's new main event and make it a title fight. McGregor hasn’t…
Have you been bad? Very bad? Maybe you need a time-out. In Final Fantasy XIV, if you have been very bad, your time-out will come complete with a chastising parent figure and a very literal jail. On the MMORPG, players who spam, boast dirty usernames or otherwise violate the game’s user agreement are sent to what…
A “Half-Life: 3" poster has been spotted at Gamescom. But don’t get excited just yet! This isn’t for Valve’s long overdue sequel. It’s for some world-class trolling.
Gyms are supposed to be arenas where the best trainers in the world achieve glory with the help of the most powerful Pokémon. Somehow, gyms everywhere have turned into a non-stop Magikarp train instead.
Inspired by the predecessor of classic Japanese role-playing game Chrono Cross, I Am Setsuna arrives on PlayStation 4 and PC this week. There’s some other stuff too.
As a Mei player, I think most of the hate directed at the cute climatologist is just salt. But this? This definitely makes Mei seem like a giant asshole, and it’s amazing.
Overwatch players are practically conditioned to react to McCree’s ultimate: if you hear “IT’S HIGH NOON” mid-match, you either quickly survey the area and run for your life, or you die. The sound cue is supposed to be useful and informative.
Is Christopher Poole, the creator of 4Chan who’s also known as “moot,” going to work for Google? If we’re to believe the latest blog post (and tweet) from the notorious community leader, that’s exactly what’s happening.
DanielFromSL is the sort of guy who hops into online games with the sole purpose of wreaking havoc. This time, he’s brought his trollish antics to Rust, and the result is hilarious.
Mario Maker’s most notorious player is back again with another devilishly difficult level. This one is a little different, though. There’s a trap at the end, and it’s a little too good.
When I asked for your worst (but really best) stories about trolls, I didn’t expect so many stories from trolls. But here we have it: 23 hand-picked stories from your amusing trolling and being-trolled experiences. Suffice it to say that I’ve decided to unplug from the Internet now.
It’s not surprising to see people try to trick other players in Super Mario Maker. I just wasn’t expecting Nintendo to give anyone a helping hand in doing it.
The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach’s best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I’m clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction…
We want to trust our friends and family, but sometimes they lie to us. Sometimes, they troll us. What follows are the funny (and tragic) stories people shared with me about gaming gone awry. No one will be surprised to learn many happen to involve a big brother being a jerk.