Toxicity Brings Everyone Down, Even the Developers.

Earlier this week, the team responsible for updating and maintaining Overwatch released ¬†a new “Developer Update” video. This wasn’t the typical video game update though. Instead of discussing new features and bug fixes, the video instead focused on the ever-increasing amount of “toxic” ¬†behavior in the community. It turns out that cheating and verbally abusing…

When it comes to video games, when is cheating really cheating?

It’s a lovely fall evening, and you settle in to play Grand Theft Auto V as the quiet pitter-patter of rain beats against the window. The atmosphere is quiet and contented, and though you know that calm is about to be shattered by a hailstorm of bullets and car tire screeches, you’re ready for the…