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YouTube Bans Gamer for Killing Suffragette in ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

Shirrako, a popular YouTube content creator, was banned from the platform on Wednesday for publishing a series of videos showing him killing a suffragette character in the game Red Dead Redemption 2. Google’s video platform claimed the videos “promoted violence” despite taking no action against the many other videos from the popular and violent game.

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Twitter Tries Appealing to Gamers

Twitter has managed to lure Google’s former director of gaming content on YouTube in an apparent push to make the platform appeal to more gamers.

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Ninjas In Pyjamas CEO Per Lilliefelth Is Out, Following Breitbart Report

Ninjas In Pyjamas announced today that CEO Per Lilliefelth will be standing down with immediate effect, following a Breitbart Tech report that revealed the team owes its players thousands of dollars. Breitbart revealed the management of NiP had withheld prize money and in-game

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SXSW Caves To Pressure, Announces ‘Harassment Summit’

Digital media festival South By Southwest (SXSW) has caved to media pressure following their decision to cave to online threats last week. Two panels were cancelled last week: one on gaming culture and integrity in games media, and another on “harassment

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Progressive Media Pressures SXSW to Only Restore Anti-GamerGate Panel

Digital media festival South By South West (SXSW) faced frenzied criticism from across the tech media this week after it cancelled two panels on gaming, with Vox Media and BuzzFeed promising to boycott the festival. Yet much of the outrage was confined to the cancellation of just one of the panels: the one that reinforced progressive narratives.