One of Super Smash Bros. For Wii U’s more controversial characters is in the spotlight again. Pros and casuals alike are debating whether to ban Bayonetta.
Ubisoft creative director Julian Gerighty is looking into the lifetime ban of Division player Matti Hietanen who created a photo mode tool for the game. “Love your work and would like to see more,” Gerighty tweeted. In response to defenses of Hietanen’s work as not being cheat-oriented, Gerighty said “I agree.”
Overwatch, a team-based shooter about working together, isn’t always the friendliest of places. From random quitters to that one guy who won’t stop calling me a cuck, players often find ways to be toxic. To combat the issue, Blizzard is now banning players misbehaving on social media.
Félix “xQc” Lengyel was playing a competitive Overwatch match last night when suddenly, he was booted from the game and informed his account had been banned or suspended—an action that’s sparked discussion over false reporting.
Last night Blizzard brought the banhammer down on botters and scripters in World of Warcraft, passing out six- to eighteen-month suspensions for players caught using a number of popular third-party programs. Watching the programs’ forums fill up with ban reports is a hell of a thing.
The third day after embarking on a multi-week speedrun of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, a streamer who goes by the name Baffan woke up to continue streaming his attempt only to learn that Twitch had temporarily suspended his account for “non-gaming content.”
Jamel Wilkins says he Smashes with honor and dignity. And yet, for over a month, he was marooned in what players are calling “Smash Hell,” apparently an alternate server on which soft-banned Super Smash Bros. 4 players are forced to play with each other, regardless of their innocence.
Acknowledging that the Dead or Alive fighting franchise has a sexy image problem, community leaders at the series' go-to forum have added an over-sexualized costume soft-ban to their tournament rules. Reactions from the community-at-large have been overwhelmingly negative.
Over the weekend, some Smash Bros. 3DS players complained of being banned temporarily from online play. They weren't sure why.
During today's Nintendo Direct covering all things Smash Bros, the director of the game—Masahiro Sakurai—outlined the kinds of player behavior that will get you banned (or at least temporarily so) from the game.
Censorship is a pervasive issue all across the world, but nowhere is it more evident than it is in China. Here, media content falls under extreme scrutiny before it can be released to the public, and video games are no different.
In Malaysia, a member of Parliament named Reezal Merican Bin Naina Merican is asking his government to ban Grand Theft Auto V due to violence. His rationale is that the United States and the United Kingdom have already banned the game. They have? Oh really?
In the war between MMO developers and shady players looking to exploit the system, the innocent often get caught in the crossfire. Such was the case yesterday, when somewhere under 150 honest, hard-playing Star Wars: The Old Republic players had their accounts banned from play. BioWare is sorry, you guys.
For many online games, the selling of in-game items, in-game gold, and personal information is a problem. It sounds like it's a problem in free-to-play online title Cocoloa because the game is now trying to combat that with bans that last three decades.
Yesterday the High Court ruled that infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay must be blocked from access by all UK internet providers due to copyright infringement issues. "The galaxy's most resilient BitTorrent site" responded with a call to arms and a way around the oncoming ban.
A Swiss police association is calling for a ban on The Darkness II because the game includes moments of police being shot and killed, a Swiss newspaper reports.
Starting March 3, those hoping to play online games between 10pm and 8am in Vietnam will need to find a workaround. The country's Ministry of Information and Communication has asked internet service providers to block access to online games.
StarCraft II players using unauthorized hacks and modifications to get a leg up on the competition might want to give fair play a try, as a Blizzard statement indicates the end of the line is in sight for cheaters.
Argentina has banned controversial adult computer game Rapelay. Rape games have been banned in Japan. So what gives Argentina?
Responding Australia's refusal to classify upcoming shooter Aliens vs. Predator, developer Rebellion says it will not cut violent content for "territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices." Ouch.