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BioWare defends developer from online abuse

One member of BioWare’s development team has found themselves the centre of a new online abuse campaign. A notorious right wing blog published a piece claiming that Allie Rose-Marie Leost – yes, of course it’s a woman who has been targeted – was solely responsible for the much criticised animations …

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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. We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Dick Costolo said, as reported …

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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. EA COO and long-term industry veteran Peter Moore has revealed that the social media company said a user that told him he hopes his children die …

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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. Polygon reports that the two organisations met in July, with IGDA executive director Kate Edwards saying that the FBI has noted” and has monitored” the activity, …

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IGDA offers support for harassed developers

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has vowed to offer support for developers who have experienced harassment online. "Over the last several weeks, game developers and affiliates have been the subject of harassment and ‘doxxing’ attacks, including threats and posting of home addresses,” a statement read. While we support diverse …

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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. Names from companies including EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Guerrilla, Epic, Crystal Dynamics, Deep Silver, Double Fine, Lionhead, Bohemia, Blizzard, Infinity Ward, TellTale, Disney, PopCap, Harmonix, Traveller’s …

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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. Last year Adam Orth lost his job at Microsoftfollowing his outburst on the always-online rumourscirculating about Xbox One, which many people had …

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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. The Indie Game: The Movie star shut down his latest project following a heated spat with several users on Twitter. The argument was …

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