Politics

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Fast Becoming a New Way for Hong Kong Protesters to Fight for Democracy

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted public demonstrations, so protesters are taking their cause to Animal Crossing.

Suspended Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung Doesn't Regret His Protest: "It's a Must-Do Thing"

Blitzchung reflects on the last few months, as he prepares to return to competition.

Blizzard President Apologizes for Hearthstone Controversy, Doesn't Change Ruling

Brack apologized, but didn't change the company's stance despite protest.

BlizzCon 2019 is Blizzard's Most Crucial Show in Years

The wayward company has a chance to set its tone for the future, for better or worse.

Blizzard's Very Bad October Just Keeps Getting Worse

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard's ban on Hearthstone player Blitzchung catches the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike.

AOC, Rubio, and Other Legislators Pen Letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Over Hearthstone Player's Suspension

A bipartisan letter from U.S. lawmakers urges Blizzard to correct course.

Blizzard Bans Collegiate Hearthstone Players for Six Months Over Protest Sign [Update]

American University's players have received some late judgment.

Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Switch Launch Event Amid Ongoing Public Backlash

The Nintendo New York event has been abruptly cancelled.

Suspended Hearthstone Player Says He Accepts Blizzard's New Ruling

Blitzchung does wish Blizzard would reconsider its position on the casters, however.

Blizzard Reduces Suspension of Hearthstone Player and Casters Following Community Outcry

Both Blitzchung and the two commentators have had their suspension halved.

"It's Hypocritical for Blizzard to Punish Blitzchung but Not Us"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.

Blizzard "Assessing the Situation" Amid Fracas Over Hearthstone Suspension

Protests against Blizzard's ruling might have the company rethinking its stance.

Overwatch's Mei Becomes Symbol of Protest Following Hearthstone Player's Suspension

Supporters are making fan art of Mei supporting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Blizzard Employees Silently Protest While Hearthstone Players Call for Boycotts Over Player's Suspension

After suspending a player for pro-Hong Kong statements made on-air, Blizzard is under noticeable scrutiny.

Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Voicing Support of Hong Kong Protests [Update]

Fans are upset over Blitzchung's suspension, following his on-air support of the protests.

ESPN Postpones Apex Legends Broadcast in Wake of Shootings

A tournament highlights show will be aired in October out of respect.

Walmart is Quietly Removing Violent Video Game Advertising From Its Stores

The national retailer is removing violent games and hunting videos, but apparently not guns.

Blaming Video Games For Gun Violence is a Tired Old Song

We've been here before, and it's never worked out.

Bernie Sanders Has A Twitch Channel Now, Because It's 2019

It doesn't look like video games are on the agenda, though.

"Today's Digital Entertainment Ecosystem Is an Online Gauntlet for Children"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A Republican senator's loot box and pay-to-win legislation has the support of Democrats and the industry shows itself in various states of preparation for the coming fight.

The NRA is Still On Its Anti-Video Game BS

Sick video games are creating sick kids says NRA speaker.

IGDA Director Says Capital, Not Unions, Will Keep Game Development Jobs Secure

IGDA Executive Director Jen MacLean talks Trump, gun violence, and unions at GDC 2018.

We Compiled Some More Violent Video Game Clips for the White House

Warning: You may need a hug afterwards.

Starting Screen | Video Game Scapegoating is More Shameless Than Ever

STARTING SCREEN | Thoughts on the game industry's big meeting with Donald Trump, this week's upcoming games, and more.

This is the Clip of Violent Video Games Trump Showed During His Meeting Today

Scenes from Call of Duty, Dead By Daylight, Wolfenstein, and more.

Trump Urged to Treat Violent Games Like "Tobacco and Liquor"

Opponents of video game violence at the meeting encouraged the president to be tougher on games.

Trump's Video Game Meeting Today: Everything You Need to Know

All the details going into the Trump video game meeting today.

Here's Who Will Be Attending Trump's Meeting to Discuss Video Game Violence

A new report reveals who's been invited to attend the meeting on video game violence in the wake of Parkland, Florida.

The ESA Says It Has Not Received an Invitation to Meet With Trump Next Week

The President will be meeting the video game industry next week. Who specifically is unknown.

All the Times Video Games Have Been Linked to Violence

President Trump will sit with the "video game community" next week to discuss recent events.

Kentucky Governor Suggests Violent Video Games Are Responsible for Mass Shootings

In the wake of a mass shooting in Florida, Kentucky's governor points a finger towards violent games.

ESA Condemns Trump's Racist Remarks as "Repulsive"

"There is no place in our society for this type of backward thinking[.]"

Russia Uses Video Game Screenshot as "Evidence" The U.S. Was Working With ISIS

The Russian Ministry of Defense was quickly made fun of for the error.

The Real-World Problems Behind Persona 5

Behind every Palace of Persona 5, there’s a real-world scandal.

The Time a Japanese Famicom Game Tried to Simulate American Presidential Politics

As the 2016 presidential election finally comes to a close, we look back on Japan's optimistic take on American electoral politics.