Activision-Blizzard had a rough week of its own making, as it announced record-high revenue for the year and in the same moment began laying off around 800 employees. Outrage across the gaming industry was fierce enough to provoke the anger of not just the video game unionization group but the AFL-CIO too, the former of which demanded Bobby Kotick’s resignation and the latter of which urged game developers to unionize. Piggybacking on the bad news, or maybe hiding in its shadow, was Daybreak, which delayed the launch of PlanetSide Arena again, this time into summer 2019, and it topped that off by refunding everyone who’d preordered the game. At least somebody’s having a good week. That somebody is EA, thanks almost entirely to Apex Legends, though Anthem’s been no slouch either. In more meta news, we introduced another new column in time for our birthday. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: The week when EA looked like the good guy
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Ubisoft's new anti toxicity measures for Rainbox Six Siege kicked in this week and the results have been mixed. The new policy includes a list of forbidden words which when typed, result in an automatic ban. First time offenders cannot play any game mode, including custom matches, for ~27 minutes. Second and third time offenses last 2 hours while additional strikes lock the account until a manual review by the Ubisoft team. A tweet by the Ubisoft team captured their resolve for fighting the toxicity issue: But while the sentiment may be noble, such a harsh and automated process was bound to cause unintended consequences. Several users took to reddit to complain about how the overzealous chat filter has led to some amusing stories. One user was tricked into saying the word fag: I was just playing a ranked match when someone said in the chat, "What's the British term for a cigarette?", I fell for it and typed "They call it a fag". Got hit with that 26 minute ban as well. Waited for my … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: What Are Your Thoughts On Ubisoft’s Anti-Toxicity Push?
As part of my New Year’s commitment to MMORPG gaming, I promised to finally give Final Fantasy XIV a proper go. And, over the last few weeks, that’s exactly what I’ve done. I’ve raced around Eorzea on a heroic adventure, uncovered sinister plots, and saved the world countless times. Even as an FFXIV latecomer, I’ve had a blast. But that’s not everything. I’ve also started working on secondary classes, dug into the crafting system, pledged my allegiance to a Grand Company, and even bought an apartment. There’s a heck of a lot to do in FFXIV, and I’ve been desperately trying to sample as much of it as possible. However, all this got me thinking: just how many people are in a similar boat? There’s a lack of good-quality and story-driven MMOs right now, and FFXIV promises to fill that niche in a major way. But is A Realm Reborn still worth trying some four years and two expansions later? To answer that question, I’ve put … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV: The Latecomer Review
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If you create and promote content online, then you know that Twitter is still very much an essential tool for getting more clicks to your latest blog post or article. Despite the reported decline of user growth in Twitter during the last quarter of 2015, it’s not nearly out of the social media marketing game. Bloggers like you and I will continue to tweet and share our ideas on Twitter. Of course, with all the benefits of getting your content out through Twitter, it’s also time-consuming. Ensuring that you tweet at a regular pace every day is not possible without a social media manager or an app that automates your tweets. That’s why Twitter management apps like Hootsuite, SocialPilot and Buffer are so popular with serious social media users. Every day, new apps are made to make tweeting a more efficient way to promote content and gain followers. One such app is ManageFlitter. It’s more than just a tweet scheduler because it provides other features like … [Read more...] about ManageFlitter Review: Increase Twitter Engagement