A history of gaming's biggest scandals

Lara Bingle ain't got nothing on the games industry...

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Gaming's Biggest Scandals


We all lap up celebrity scandals, exhilarated by the unfortunate plight of the rich and famous (Ms Bingle, we're looking at you). But watching a scandal unfold in the gaming world is akin to watching puppies being slowly drowned in a barrel of acid. It’s no fun at all.

You get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach, knowing that each volatile headline could directly affect the games you play. Think about it. When Lindsay Lohan gets arrested for drug-fuelled hijinks, nobody else is adversely affected. But when Infinity Ward and Activision are battling it out for the rights to Modern Warfare, the consequences could be dire for everybody.

Video games are a great way to escape the banality of everyday life. But while we’re happily immersed in our pixellated a world, a whole industry is working behind the scenes like a well-oiled machine; churning out games for our enjoyment. Occasionally, a cog in the wheel gets broken.

We've taken a look at some of the biggest scandals to rock the video game industry; from the infamous DRIV3R-GATE to the plight of Richard Gaywood. These are the events that rocked the gaming world, in chronological order...

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