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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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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 their salacious stars… At London Games Conference, you described Facebook as being a personal newspaper. What did you mean? Your …

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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. Updates are already live with a few users but will roll out across the whole service in the coming weeks. In our continuing effort to make your Twitter experience …

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Bithell admits the pressure is on with Volume

Mike Bithell’s story is inspiring for any aspiring developer. His game, Thomas Was Alone, has gone from being Flash title made during a game jam to being one of the better-known indie releases in recent memory. It made Bithell a star. He even appeared on stage during PlayStation’s Gamescom press …

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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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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. Watch the @femfreq #TropesvsWomen vids,” he tweeted. Even if u think u get it, the sheer tonnage makes misogyny seem newly appalling.” The video, entitled ‘Women as Background Decoration’, …

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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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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. Creator Dong Nguyen removed the game from app stores yesterday, saying that I cannot take this anymore”. It’s not hard to see why. As spotted by Develop, recent tweets to Nguyen …

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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. UK data showed that in its first three days of availability Xbox One had 50,703 social media mentions, 11 per cent of which …

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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. The Telegraph reports that Sythesio has analysed social media, forums and online comments since the start of the month, finding …

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