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Gaming News: "PB&J Team"
Posted: Wednesday December 5th, 2012 by

Relative anonymity and PvP go together like salt and and open wound. League of Legends developer Riot Games has learned this lesson. But they're moving to address it. They have an entire team dedicated to trying to change bad player habits. They call it PB&J, Player Behavior and Justice. They even have two PhDs, a cognitive neuroscientist and a behavioral psychologist, on the PB&J Team looking into the issue. [more info]

Bad behavior is rampant in gaming (and on the internet in general). So, I think it's cool that a company recognizes the potential barrier to entry and enjoyment that comes as a result of some players being jackasses. I wish I could say I thought it was going to work, but... well... I've seen the downward spiral a bit too long. This seems to be a new approach though. I'll just cross my fingers and keep an eye on their progress.

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I've been asked to let you know the folks at Goblinworks are attempting to fund a Pathfinder MMO via Kickstarter. Now, I don't really know anything about Pathfinder, but I'm happy to pass along a link. Having raised over $210,000 of their $1 Million goal with 40 days left to go, it seems to me that this one is on the fast track to funding.
Pathfinder Online: A Fantasy Sandbox MMO via Kickstarter.

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