'EA moral compass' gives dev teams guidance on loot boxes post-Battlefront 2

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'EA moral compass' gives dev teams guidance on loot boxes post-Battlefront 2

At the end of last year, we wrote about how the loot box controversy shaped gaming in 2017. Star Wars Battlefront 2's slant on the paid-for virtual items was at the centre of the backlash—and the debate has expectedly rolled into 2018. BF2 publisher EA has since redesigned its development framework and testing process, says the company's executive VP of strategic growth Matt Bilbey, in a bid to make its games "fair and fun." 

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds announces 'Fix PUBG' campaign

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds announces 'Fix PUBG' campaign

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp has announced 'Fix PUBG', a campaign designed to, well, fix the battle royale. The initiative casts its net wide as it targets performance, matchmaking, bug fixes, quality of life improvements and more.    

The DDoS attacks reported by the FCC last year didn't actually happen

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The DDoS attacks reported by the FCC last year didn't actually happen

Back in May 2017, John Oliver did a bit on net neutrality that concluded with a call for viewers to visit the FCC website (via gofccyourself.com) and urge it to preserve net neutrality. (A fruitless effort, as it turned out.) The FCC website was subsequently slammed, but the agency said that it was the result of a DDoS attack that prevented people from leaving comments, and not an overwhelming influx of angry This Week Tonight fans.

Runescape Classic's shutdown was delayed just so one player could finish his last quest

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Runescape Classic's shutdown was delayed just so one player could finish his last quest

Twitch streamer Titus_Furius will go down in history as Runescape Classic's final and arguably greatest legend. On Monday, August 6, the day Jagex closed the Classic servers some 17 years after they opened, Titus completed the game's toughest challenge: the Legends' Quest. Over 1,000 people tuned in to see him clear the quest right at the eleventh hour, mere moments before Classic was shut down for good. Several Jagex employees were in the audience, and they not only cheered Titus on, they also kept the servers alive a little longer than planned, just so Titus could become Classic's final legend.