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EA meets with gamers to help curb toxic behavior online

Sponsored Links CHRISTOPHE GATEAU/AFP/Getty Images EA knows online harassment is a problem with its games like anyone else’s, and it’s taking some (small) steps toward creating a less toxic space. The publisher used the recent Gamescom expo to hold the first meeting of the Healthy Communities Player Council, a group of gamers teaming with EA …

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‘Overwatch’ endorsements reduced toxic behavior by 40 percent

Activision Blizzard Blizzard has been waging a war against toxic players for a while, but how is it faring, exactly? Quite well, it seems. The company’s Natasha Miller has revealed that the number of matches with “negative behavior” has dropped 40 percent since the addition of endorsements, the “looking for group” feature and penalties for …

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