Digg has a writeup of how Gamespot has been progressively leaking private email addresses to random spammers. Gamespot has been completely non-responsive when contacted.
Based on the comments I’m seeing, it looks like old users are left alone, and new users are being harvested / sold.
I wrote about this last month and the problem remains. I should add that I’ve never used the forums. All I did was create an account so I could download a file.
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
Gamers Aren’t Toxic
This is a horrible narrative that undermines the hobby through crass stereotypes. The hobby is vast, gamers come from all walks of life, and you shouldn't judge ANY group by its worst members.
A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.
Bethesda’s Launcher is Everything You Expect
From the company that brought us Fallout 76 comes a storefront / Steam competitor. It's a work of perfect awfulness. This is a monument to un-usability and anti-features.
Are Lootboxes Gambling?
Obviously they are. Right? Actually, is this another one of those sneaky hard-to-define things?