In The News
A moment of silence for Jim French‘s passing, who voiced characters in Left 4 Dead and Dota 2.
They’re … diseased! The World Health Organization may add “gaming disorder” as an “addictive behavior,” PC Gamer’s Andy Chalk writes. “The proposed diagnosis has been listed under ‘disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors,’ and is further detailed as ‘mental and behavioral disorders that develop as a result of the use of predominantly psychoactive substances, including medications, or specific repetitive rewarding and reinforcing behaviors.’”
The Federal Communications Commission issued its third and final waiver “that temporarily makes video games exempt from the accessibility requirements set forth in the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010,” Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon reports. The Entertainment Software Association requested the extension.
It seems the Golf tribute to former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has been removed in the Nintendo Switch’s latest update, Polygon’s Allegra Frank reports. “‘Flog’ is the file name assigned to the emulator that ran Golf, which the same hacking community identified back in September.”
CJ E&M will no longer be a part of the Korea e-Sports Association, The Esports Observer’s Angelos Anastasopoulos reports. The company is leaving “over a dispute with the association, regarding the trademark rights of the League of Legends Champions Korea.”
A founder of Lizard Squad, a hacking group, “pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Chicago to running a hacker-for-hire service that shut down company websites and harassed thousands of unsuspecting people around the world,” Chicago Tribune’s Jason Meisner reports. Zachary Buchta is 20 years old.