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by Katie Zigelman, on March 24, 2020

Consider the following chat messages: “Kill yourself” "You suck, dumba**” “You play like a girl” “I’m gonna shoot you” Without context each of these messages could be perfectly innocent examples …

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Topics:GamingInitiativestrash-talkingcyberbullyingContextual AIMarch Gaming

by Lee Davis, on March 23, 2020

When we think about social gaming, we think about massive multiplayer online games (MMOs) like World of Warcraft, intense arena games like League of Legends, and sweat-inducing battle royale games …

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Topics:GamingLeague of LegendsInitiativesSegaWorld of WarcraftFortniteAtariMarch GamingOverwatch

by Lee Davis, on March 19, 2020

At Spectrum Labs, we're always interested in gaming companies that challenge public perceptions of toxicity and use behavioral science techniques to reign in negative and highly-toxic language. One of the …

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Topics:RiotJeff LinGamingGDC 2013League of LegendsInitiativescyberbullyingMarch Gaming

by Lee Davis, on March 17, 2020

As social gaming continues to mature and expand across the gaming industry, almost every socially-driven video game is running into a core issue. Player toxicity (e.g., misogyny, racism, sexual grooming, …

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Topics:GamingValveInitiativesBlizzardMarch GamingOverwatchMinerva

by Lee Davis, on March 12, 2020

Even humans who speak the same language speak in different dialects, depending upon where they're from. It's only natural for a group of people to develop a special way to …

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Topics:social mediaGamingLanguageLeet SpeekMarch Gaming

by Lee Davis, on March 4, 2020

Young children in the age groups under 15 are a huge sector in the video gaming market. With fewer pressures and responsibilities than older teenagers and young adults, these younger …

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Topics:GamingPlaystation 4RobloxInitiativesXboxFortniteMinecraftMarch GamingNintendo Switch

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