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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 17, 2019. 18 comments

Fire Emblem's Depiction Of Abuse Feels Real

Fire Emblem's Depiction Of Abuse Feels Real

Editor’s note: This piece contains minor spoilers for Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters Marianne, Bernadetta, and Claude, as well as descriptions of emotional abuse.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s a character in Golden Deer house named Marianne. She’s so shy that she barely speaks. At first, I thought this was a confidence problem. I eagerly gave her gifts, not just to get to her next...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 14, 2019. 6 comments

Discord Explains How It Handles Harassment, Doxxing, And Threatening Behavior

Discord Explains How It Handles Harassment, Doxxing, And Threatening Behavior

Discord, the only way young people communicate via voice after we collectively agreed to stop answering phone calls several years ago, is trying to be more open about how it handles harassment, threats, doxxing, and other forms of abuse on its platform. In order to do this, it plans to release regular “transparency reports,” the first of which is available to peruse now.

The idea, says...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Dec 21, 2017. 16 comments

World Of Warcraft's New Penalty Will Silence The Abusive And Obnoxious

<i>World Of Warcraft</i>'s New Penalty Will Silence The Abusive And Obnoxious

Launching with the Legion expansion pre-update later this month, World of Warcraft’s new silence penalty is designed to let players engaging in abusive or inappropriate chat dig their own incredibly quiet, ever-expanding grave.

Here’s how it works. A player is reported for abusive or inappropriate chat activity, be it in trade, area, party chat or private messages. Blizzard investigates the...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Nov 25, 2017. 16 comments

Riot Games Admits They Had No Plan In Place For Abusive Pros

Riot Games Admits They Had No Plan In Place For Abusive Pros

The League of Legends Championship Series has issued a 20-month suspension of Li “Vasilii” Wei Jun in response to abusive behavior he displayed last month on his Twitch channel . During one of his broadcasts, the pro gamer screamed and threatened his then-girlfriend and overturned furniture, culminating in a visit from local police.

A few hours after that Twitch broadcast, Vasilii’s League of...

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