Ars Technica: Redditors prank AI-powered news mill with “Glorbo” in World of Warcraft. “On Thursday, a Reddit user named kaefer_kriegerin posted a fake announcement on the World of Warcraft subreddit about the introduction of ‘Glorbo’ to the game. Glorbo isn’t real, but the post successfully exposed a website that scrapes Reddit for news in an automated fashion with little human oversight.”
BBC: The perfect storm striking World of Warcraft. “On YouTube, Reddit and Twitter, there are stories about people leaving the game. Some cite long delays for new content in a game that charges a monthly fee; others are annoyed at a lack of communication. Players have been flocking to competing games in larger numbers than ever – led by a wave of famous streamers and content creators jumping ship Then, the allegations of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision Blizzard came.”
BBC: My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft. “Robert and Trude mourned what they thought had been a lonely and isolated life for their disabled son. But when Mats died, they discovered that people all over Europe lit candles in his memory.” Before you read this make sure you have some tissues handy.