Entries in 'social media' (23)

Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

The internet’s reputation as a hatred free-for-all is being increasingly challenged, and now two of its leading networks have taken steps to limit people’s freedom to abuse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Trolling on the internet could now result in two year's imprisonment

Trolling on the internet could now result in two year's imprisonment

People caught sending abusive messages across the internet and social networks now face up to two years imprisonment under new laws.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 14th 2015 at 2:25PM in News
Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Another member of the video games industry has decided to abandon Twitter after growing tired of the abuse being directed toward him and his family.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Raptr to stop tracking console data, become PC-only service

Raptr to stop tracking console data, become PC-only service

Games-centric tracking and social network Raptr has ditched console support.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:29AM in News

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Brianna Wu has received 45 death threats

Brianna Wu has received 45 death threats

Revolution 60 creator and game developer Brianna Wu has revealed that she has received 45 death threats online since the start of GamerGate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:39AM in News
Twitter boss admits company 'sucks' at dealing with abusive trolls

Twitter boss admits company 'sucks' at dealing with abusive trolls

The CEO of Twitter has in an internal communication admitted that his company has failed to take adequate action to tackle the abusive behaviour of some users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Raptr users warned to change passwords after site hack

Raptr users warned to change passwords after site hack

Video games social network Raptr has said that some of its users’ data may have been accessed in a recent hack of its servers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 9:44AM in News
Selling in the Social Age: How to harness the power of the internet

Selling in the Social Age: How to harness the power of the internet

Times have changed. So goes the well-worn adage, and it holds as true for games retail as any other sector caught up in the digital revolution.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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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
No sex please, we're Facebook

No sex please, we're Facebook

Why are so many consumers reacting badly to video game Facebook advertising? The social network’s global director of gaming sales, Rick Kelley, tells MCV why publishers ought to cover up ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 9th 2014 at 2:44PM in News
Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Social media service Twitter is to make it easier to report abusive users and keep track of accounts you have blocked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:34PM in News
Bithell admits the pressure is on with Volume

Bithell admits the pressure is on with Volume

Mike Bithell’s story is inspiring for any aspiring developer. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 12:32PM in News

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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
Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:55PM 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
Social media death threats for Flappy Bird's Nguyen

Social media death threats for Flappy Bird's Nguyen

The gaming fandom has once again put itself to shame following its reaction to the pulling of Flappy Bird.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 10:37AM in News

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PS4 generated 4% more social media buzz than Xbox One in first 72 hours

PS4 generated 4% more social media buzz than Xbox One in first 72 hours

New research from Way To Blue has suggested that PS4 put in a stronger social media performance than Xbox One in their respective 72 hour launch periods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 3:12PM in News
PS4 is beating Xbox One in social media war - report

PS4 is beating Xbox One in social media war - report

Sony’s PS4 arrives in the UK and Europe today and a new report has found that the machine currently has the advantage over its rival Xbox One on social media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2013 at 10:19AM in News
ACIV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 pip COD: Ghosts in social media wars

ACIV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 pip COD: Ghosts in social media wars

The latest social media research from Way To Blue suggests that Call of Duty: Ghosts is lagging behind the competition in terms of social media buzz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 3:30PM in News
2m mentions in 24hrs for Grand Theft Auto V on Twitter

2m mentions in 24hrs for Grand Theft Auto V on Twitter

As well as taking retail by storm, Grand Theft Auto V has also dominated social networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 12:59PM in News
One Direction fans try to out-hate Call of Duty fans on Twitter

One Direction fans try to out-hate Call of Duty fans on Twitter

There are many evils in this world and it’s safe to say patching Black Ops II and suggesting Harry Styles has a penis are definitely two of the worst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Facebook becomes a mobile games publisher

Facebook becomes a mobile games publisher

Facebook has revealed a new mobile game publishing pilot program aimed at helping small and medium-sized developers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 31st 2013 at 10:59AM in News
How to master social media

How to master social media

We all know channels like Twitter and Facebook are essential to promoting your products, but what is the most effective way to use them? 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2013 at 4:30PM in News