Entries in 'abuse' (7)

Twitter says account issuing rape and death threats to EA's Moore is 'not violating rules'

Twitter says account issuing rape and death threats to EA's Moore is 'not violating rules'

Users have free reign to send the most hateful messages imaginable to whomever they want – that appears to be the message from Twitter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2014 at 8:46AM in News
The FBI is investigating the online harassment of game developers

The FBI is investigating the online harassment of game developers

The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI to try and tackle the recent rise in harassment suffered by game developers online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 3:55PM in News
IGDA offers support for harassed developers

IGDA offers support for harassed developers

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has vowed to offer support for developers who have experienced harassment online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 1:41PM in News
Hundreds of developers sign letter asking gaming community to stop abuse

Hundreds of developers sign letter asking gaming community to stop abuse

Developers from an assortment of studios have signed an open letter asking for the hostility that has dogged social media in recent weeks to stop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 8:52AM in News

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Grand Theft Auto IV's iCEnhancer mod creator quits scene due to online abuse

Grand Theft Auto IV's iCEnhancer mod creator quits scene due to online abuse

The creator of a hugely popular Grand Theft Auto IV mod has quit work on the project due to the torrent of vitriol he has been forced to endure online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2014 at 12:21PM in News
Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Former Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has spoken of how a tirade of abuse from people on the internet affected his life and lost him his job.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
Phil Fish cancels Fez II due to constant abuse on Twitter

Phil Fish cancels Fez II due to constant abuse on Twitter

Fez creator Phil Fish has announced the cancellation of his title’s recently-revealed sequel, along with his decision to take an indefinite leave of absence from game development.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2013 at 8:26AM in News