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Resale bots are still fuelling next gen console shortages

Resale bots are still fuelling next gen console shortages

It’s been more than a year since next gen consoles first launched, and yet their supply still appears extremely limited. This is because aspiring resellers are using purchase bots to instantly gobble up units whenever and wherever they’re restocked. Gone are the days when you could frivolously splash your paycheque on a next gen console. More than a year since their respective release dates, any feasible chance of landing either a...

By London, UK
The continued threat of ‘swatting’ in 2022

The continued threat of ‘swatting’ in 2022

Within streaming and gaming ‘swatting’ is largely regarded as the ultimate hoax. Since the infamous 2017 case of Tyler Barris, US states have attempted to stamp out the practice for good – though instances are still occurring in 2022. The gaming community can feel pretty toxic at times. If you’ve played competitive multiplayer games for any significant period of time, you’ll almost certainly have received threatening messages from disgruntled opponents. The levels...

By London, UK
China continues its tirade against youth gaming & streaming

China continues its tirade against youth gaming & streaming

As part of its two-month campaign to clean up the ‘chaos’ around gaming and livestreaming, China is continuing to place restrictions on young people. It appears the nation with the single largest gaming market, isn’t all that pleased with its accolade. The growing list of internet restrictions within China could honestly do with its own A-Z at this stage. More than 8,000 websites are blocked throughout the country, including TikTok, Twitter...

By London, UK
Blizzard hires female Vice President of Culture to overhaul toxic values

Blizzard hires female Vice President of Culture to overhaul toxic values

Since countless accusations of misogyny and sexual misconduct broke last August, Blizzard has been working to improve its toxic culture. Jessica Martinez has now been hired to oversee the transition towards a ‘more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.’ Blizzard has taken a PR battering in recent years, and rightfully so. While the company has had no qualms about disregarding the gaming community in favour of maximum profits over the last decade,...

By London, UK