17- Year Old Instagrammer, Bianca Devins Brutally Murdered with Photos Plastered on Social Media

Was he just a family friend? An obsessed fan? Or both. Either way, this is one of way too many cautionary tales for women and could increase fear of physical retaliation after rejecting someone.

On July 14, 2019, Utica, NY rising Instagram influencer, Bianca Devins attended a concert of Canadian musician Nicole Dollenganger with her friend, 21-year old Brandon Andrew Clark. At the concert, they met up with another person, alleged to be Devins’ boyfriend or someone she was romantically involved with. Direct Messages (DMs) from Discord that were shared with Rolling Stone show Clark being upset with Devins, saying he was “so mad” at her for “holding hands and kissing this other person” during the concert.

Around 6:40 AM, Discord, Instagram, and 4chan users reported beginning to see images of Devins with her throat cut sitting in an SUV. Lt. Brian Coromato of the Utica Police Department told Rolling Stone, that they “received multiple calls at around 7:20 a.m. from concerned 4chan and Discord users who had seen Clark’s posts.” Clark had also made a call to the police and made “incriminating statements.”

When the police arrived to the scene, Devins was already dead and Clark was found with “multiple sharp objects” and “in critical condition” from self-inflicted wounds to his neck.

Lt. Coromato says he believes Devins and Clark were “were boyfriend and girlfriend, whatever kids these days call it.” However, Chels and other members of their Discord server said that they were purely platonic friends and Clark had agreed to give Devins a ride to the concert.

CBSNews reported that Devins and Clark met via Instagram and had “become acquainted with each other’s families.” There are rumors that the two dated, but nothing confirmed. Either way, nothing excuses the brutal murder of a girl or anyone for that matter.


This developing story is yet another commentary on the need to teach boys and young men how to deal with rejection early in life. Along with the photos of the photos of the gruesome murder, Clark, a Bridgeport, NY native, allegedly included the caption, “Sorry fuckers, you’re gonna have to find someone else to orbit.”

It’s 2019 and we live in a society where asking to not be sexually harassed, raped, or abused is met with blame and condemnation for wanting to be respected as human beings! We’re shamed for dressing a certain way, for our professions, for wearing makeup, for saying “NO”. And women are scared for each other, because no matter what we say, there are way too many dudes who think their behavior is justified or simply do not care enough to correct their friend or family member’s behavior before it turns into this story.

We, as a community, as a society, need to do better. Will you help us? Take this survey so that we can more accurately assess the climate in our community. Ladies and gentleman, please be safe. Be careful. Trust your instincts if they are telling you don’t go or don’t do something.


Razer Drops Brazilian Twitch Streamer, Gabi Cattuzzo for Clapping Back at Harasser

And this is a huge problem.

Tuesday, July 25, Razer’s Brazilian branch announced that they will let the contract of Gabi Cattuzzo run out and will not renew it.

Razer Inc. is the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, with a particular focus on influencers in the gaming industry. Gabi Cattuzzo, is a gamer, cosplayer and influencer who streams primarily on Facebook with over 68,000 followers and another 90,000 followers on Twitch. Until recently, she was an influencer for Razer Brazil.

It all started when Cattuzzo tweeted a photo of her riding a mechanical bull. A tweeter who goes by Rhaegar responded, “You can ride on me…” Cattuzzo responded, “There's always going to be a fucking male to talk shit and sexualize a woman even when the woman is making a joke, right? That's why man is trash.” Her male followers and even people not following her were upset with her generalization. One user even went so far as to ask her to remove it because he was offended. And NOT ONE PERSON corrected Rhaegar’s behavior. Cattuzzo has since deleted the tweet, but you can view the conversation here. It’s in Portuguese but Google can translate it for you.

Razer Brasil, issued a statement not only distancing themselves from Cattuzzo, but gaslighting the situation.

We would like to make it clear that Gabi is not a spokesperson for Razer and has never been a brand ambassador,” the tweet read.

She was part of a team of influencers who were called upon to use and publicise the brand's products.

As gamers, we face every type of preconception and stereotype from the outset, and we will continue fighting so that this type of situation doesn’t repeat itself.

The statement concluded by saying the company opposes any kind of “extremism.

Razer literally shamed a young woman for defending herself against sexism by ending her contract. Razer reaffirmed the misogynistic ideal that sexual harassment is okay. Defending yourself from it is not. Cattuzzo has since received death threats and still undertaking mass harassment and is taking a break from social media. Somehow, dudes think THIS is acceptable.

We get it: Razer’s base is primarily male gamers. And unfortunately, that means supporting or even being silent in the instance of sexual harassment is good for business.

It’s 2019 and as women fight for ownership of our own bodies and sexuality and the right to exist without being subjected to sexual harassment, there are way too many men who refuse to let that happen. And there are the corporations and even laws that validate their misogyny, just as Razer did, by making the issue about gamers and not one word about this young woman being sexually harassed. Hell, a pregnant woman was shot in the stomach and then charged for the murder of that baby! Is this 2019 or 1919?

Women are not expected to defend themselves at all. We are told that “It’s just how boys/men are” which says that boys and men are excused as not having control of their behavior. Or “You’re a girl, get used to it. What do you expect?” Or we are told that any “aggressive” response is worse than the harassment itself. “You’re just as bad for responding to harassment the way you did.” Except, the people who are angry and offended aren’t even mentioning the fact that she was publicly sexually harassed! Razer made absolutely no mention of it! Instead of telling women and girls to get used to harassment or excusing sexual harassment, how about teaching boys and men to NOT SEXUALLY HARASS!

Ge’NeL is only a small publication, but if Razer thinks ignoring sexual harassment and punishing someone for defending themselves is cool, then we will be removing all Razer ads and dropping their affiliate program.



Riot Games Acts Fast to Remove Possible Epileptic Seizure Trigger

Riot Games

Riot Games

WARNING POSSIBLE EPILEPTIC TRIGGER - STROBING LIGHTS


A League of Legends player, Apricot Princess, took to the forums a last week to let Riot Games know that the Trial House Finishers - a new animation that had been added a few weeks ago - were causing issues for people with epilepsy. In her post, she writes

However, the new kill/death animations for the house missions–those big strobey house logos that pop up over a champion you kill– are a huge issue for photosensitive epilepsy and cannot be turned off nor the effects turned down. I understand that epileptics are in the minority for those who play the game, but League has brought me a lot of joy these past few years and it's heartbreaking that Riot doesn't take epilepsy seriously when developing and designing new game mechanics.

On the post, one of the game's developers apologized for the problem but noted that they didn’t have the “time or bandwidth” to create a toggle to turn them off. The developer wrote “we would rather ship [the finishers] with no toggle than not ship them because we couldn't do a toggle, but we knew there would be some level of frustration and risk with that. So again, my apologies for making League less enjoyable for you in the meantime.” Since then, Riot Games - possibly due to community backlash - has decided to remove finishers completely for the time being.

Apricot Princess added to her post, saying that she’s submitted multiple support tickets to Riot Games about things that could be changed to make the game safer for her and other photosensitive epileptics. League of Legends has a colorblind mode but has never had a photosensitive mode. “Ultimately, I was told that it has been brought up to devs before and that they, unfortunately, don't care or see it as a priority,” she wrote, but still has hopes that they will add a photosensitive mode in the future and has offered to answer any questions Riot Games might have about what could help.

Riot added to their response: “Because we take photosensitive epilepsy issues extremely seriously, Trials finisher animations have been disabled. When we bring finishers back, we’ll make sure players have the option to turn them off themselves.” The finishers were a reward for completing missions during the Trial House Event. Since removing the finishers, Riot Games has replaced the reward with a loot box, which seems to be a decent trade to the community.

Here’s hoping that Riot listens to the community and adds a photosensitive mode in the future, ideally referencing their epileptic player base to do so. Comments? Suggestions? Things we missed or that you disagree with? Drop them in the comments below or hit us up on our Facebook Fan page or @ us on Twitter!

Stan Lee's Former Manager Charged With Elder Abuse

Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision via LA Times

Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision via LA Times

Before the death of the amazing Stan Lee, he suffered abuses that seemed to come out of left field after the death of his lovely wife. Now, his former manager is being accused of fostering that abuse.

The LA Times reports that Keya Morgan, 43, is facing federal charges for “theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.” Morgan is also facing misdemeanor charges for elder abuse.

Morgan worked with Lee for ten years and becoming an intricate part in Lee’s private life in 2016. But in June 2018, Stan Lee’s daughter filed a restraining order against Morgan on behalf of her father, alleging that Morgan was manipulating Stan Lee and kept him away from family and friends. And in August 2018, Stan Lee and his daughter were granted a three-year restraining order that prevented Morgan from contacting Stan Lee or coming within 100 feet of him.

Stan Lee is the beloved co-creator of Marvel Comics’ mightiest heroes and villains. The Lee family’s bizarre tumble into legal battles began after the death of his wife of 70 years, Joan B. Lee, in 2017.

Photo: Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times

Photo: Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times

Attorneys for Lee’s estate allege that Keya Morgan took advantage of Lee’s deteriorating health. The details for the restraining order against Morgan mentioned that Morgan was under investigation for allegedly filing a false police report claiming that there were burglars in his house. The investigation concluded that there were no burglars, but a social worker and two detectives visited to conduct a welfare on Stan Lee. The LA Times also reported that when police interviewed Lee, he “acknowledged that Mr. Morgan had helped him, but would frequently forget his name when talking about him.”

Morgan maintains his innocence in the allegations of elder abuse and reached out to entertainment website Showbiz 411 and shared a document alleged written by Lee but definitely signed by Lee from April 2018 that exonerates Morgan, saying, “Keya Morgan has been my most loyal and supportive friend in the last several years.”

Morgan claimed that he was the one who first noticed suspicious financial transactions and began acting on Stan Lee’s behalf after the estate fired their financial advisers of over 20 years after Joan’s death.

Keya Morgan is a wealthy historian, memorabilia collector, producer, writer, director, and entrepreneur from New York. His celebrity friends’ list include Buzz Aldrin, Muhammad Ali, and President (former) Barack Obama.


Former Overwatch Pro Has Sexist Meltdown While Streaming Apex Legends

His behavior is nothing new, especially among “pros” but it was kinda hilariously sad.

Matt 'Dellor' Vaughn is under fire for his sexist tirade while playing Apex Legends live on Twitch. When a level two player took armor Dellor had sat down, he asked for the armor back a few times to no response. He seemed to already be agitated but grew angry with his pleas being repeatedly ignored.

When he cried, “Can I have the armor or I’m going to leave!,” his teammate finally responded with, “Leave, I don’t give a fuck.” Which seems to have pushed him over the edge.

Then he erupted, “Fucking trash, go cook a fucking sandwich, you fucking bitch.” He really said “go COOK a fucking sandwich.”

This isn’t the first time Dellor has come under fire for toxic raging. The former Toronto Overwatch player’s esports career was cut short when he went on a racist rant while streaming on Twitch. His rant lasted for about 30 seconds, repeatedly shouting the N-word. Of course he apologized, simply saying he “fucked up.”

Here’s the problem with that so-called apology. If, in a moment of anger, your go-to is racial epithets and sexist stereotypes, then you didn’t fuck—it’s something ingrained in you and THAT is what you need to work on. Part of the reason people get away with racist and sexist tirades as having simply made a mistake is that we have a community that continues to brush it off while telling women and Black gamers to just “suck it up” and “just ignore it.” Unfortunately, this includes the little slaps on the wrist that Twitch gives them.

Now, here he is again, on Twitch in a misogyny-filled rant. This begs the question, why does Twitch keep giving chances to racists and misogynists? Is profitability more important than fighting the toxicity that plagues the gaming community?

If I had to guess, Twitch will give Dellor a 30-day ban and he’ll be right back to streaming and this will happen again, and again. And thus, the cycle will continue.



Overwatch Esports Team Philadelphia Fusion is Getting a $50 Million Arena in South Philadelphia Courtesy of Comcast Spectacor

The Esports arena will be the first arena in the U.S. specifically for esports.

On Monday March 25, Comcast Spectacor announced that they are building the “First-of-Its-Kind Venue Will Stand as the Largest, New-Construction, Purpose-Built Esports Arena in the Western Hemisphere .”

The Fusion Arena features:

  • 60,000 square feet

  • 6,000-square-foot public entry and 2,000 square feet of interactive media surface hovering 30 feet above

  • 3,500-Seat Venue to Serve as Home of the Philadelphia Fusion Esports Franchise and Premiere Destination for Competitive Gaming

High-resolution renderings from Comcast-Spectacor

Fusion Arena will be in the Philadelphia Sports Complex, home to the Wells Fargo Center - home of the Flyers and the 76ers, Lincoln Financial Field - home to the Eagles and Citizens Bank Park - home of the Phillies. Construction for the arena will begin Summer 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2021.

Say Goodbye to Loot Boxes in Heroes of the Storm

Until The week of March 26, Gems were the only in-game currency that players could purchase with real currency in Heroes of the Storm. That option has been removed.

In recent years, Loot Boxes have become a fixture in the most popular games (Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Objective, Apex Legends, etc.). But Blizzard Entertainment has decided to make changes to how players can purchase loot chests in HotS.

Since the controversy with the loot boxes of Star Wars: Battlefront II, developers have been eyeing options to remove loot boxes or improve their loot box system so as not to be seen as creating “pay to win” games. The March 18, 2019 patch does not go into detail about why Blizzard is making changes to loot boxes. They only make it clear that players will no longer be able to use real currency to purchase loot boxes.

Starting the week of March 26, all Loot chests earned through progression (except Hero-specific Chests), Heroes Brawl, or by spending Gold will be Caldeum Complex Loot Chests. These loot chests guarantee at least one item from the Caldeum Complex or previous years’ Lunar New Year Spring events. Carve out your place among the infamous gangs and score yourself some sweet loot before the streets calm on April 30!

HotS players will still be able to use real currency to buy Gems, Heroes, Bundles, Stimpacks, and Featured Items. But because the randomized loot boxes are seen as a form of gambling, Gems cannot be used to purchase them.

The changes could be influenced by recent concerns about paid loot boxes being a form of gambling and politicians both in the U.S. and the EU have proposed legislation to remove loot boxes from games. And to comply with the Belgian Gaming Commission, Blizzard removed paid loot boxes from both Overwatch and HotS in 2018 from their games in Belgium.

Finally! "Heavy Rain" and Detroit: Becoming Human Are Coming to PC

Quantic Dream via Twitter

Quantic Dream via Twitter

Quantic Dream Studio is bringing their latest titles to PC.

Quantic Dream Games’s Playstation exclusives, Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain are coming to Windows PC through the Epic Games store. The two companies announced their collaboration at the 2019 Game Developers Conference.

The Paris-based games studio is known to release their titles exclusively through Sony Interactive Entertainment, much to the chagrin of PC gamers. Quantic Dream has expressed that they are looking to release on multiple platforms in the future. After an investment from the Chinese internet company, NetEase, Quantic Games is partnering with Epic Games to release their last three game titles exclusively through the Epic Games Store later this year.