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Heroes of the Storm game director apologizes for insensitive remarks regarding sexualized character designs

It's not often that you can feel uncomfortable pauses via text, but a recent interview about Heroes of the Storm managed exactly that. When asked about the character design of the upcoming game's female characters, game director Dustin Browder responded with: "We're not running for President. We're...

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The Soapbox: Yes, Virginia, sexism still exists

About two years ago (two decades in internet years), I wrote a piece about sexism as it pertains to MMOs. I didn't write anything about it for a long while afterward because I would just be reiterating points that were stated in the first article, something I'm not fond of doing. But when I wrote...

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The Soapbox: Why inclusion matters in games

Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of Massively as a whole. If you're afraid of opinions other than your own, you might want to skip this column. You know what's awesome? Feeling cool. And at the best of...

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Superthreats: Outlaw Planet and Generation Exile

Outlaw Planet Superthreat "In 2019, the mobile internet and sensor networks we rely on to hold our societies together are being hacked, griefed, and gamed." The effects of technology turned against us impacts the democratic process, social networks, and every institution connected to the internet....

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Superthreats: Quarantine, Ravenous, and Power Struggle

Quarantine Superthreat "In 2019, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or ReDS, is here, and it's not going anywhere." Outbreaks of ReDS have become commonplace, initially in tropical and sub-tropical regions, then spreading to other cities such as Stockholm where over 15,000 citizens are living with ReDS...

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