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2:45 PM on 07.25.2014

Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff

A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to ...

Steven Hansen


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8:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans

Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution...

Alessandro Fillari

4:45 PM on 07.03.2014

eSports tourney keeps women only event, opens men's division to all

The International eSports Federation recently announced, in an "effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sport," its upcoming tournament would be segregated based on gender. Because, you know, that's what the real sports do...

Steven Hansen

11:45 AM on 07.02.2014

Gender segregation in eSports tournament ignites controversy

The International eSports Federation is in hot water today, following news of the organization's discriminatory plans for its upcoming World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. The tournament finalized its lineup last...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 06.25.2014

Crytek allegedly having trouble paying staff, cancels Ryse sequel

Crytek's various studios have been bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff, according to sources speaking to Kotaku and Eurogamer.  Kotaku's ten ...

Steven Hansen

9:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Dogs PR stunt brings the bomb squad out

Between sending brass knuckles for the Godfather II release, sending out $300 checks to represent greed for Dante's Inferno, and sending copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, you have to wonder how fun the world of games PR can...

Abel Girmay

5:00 PM on 05.10.2014

Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships

Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotio...

Steven Hansen

3:49 PM on 05.09.2014

Nintendo issues statement on Tomodochi Life controversy

In case you hadn't heard, Nintendo's been in hot water lately with a lot of people for failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodochi Life. After the mainstream media picked the story up, Nintendo of America released ...

Brett Makedonski

7:12 AM on 05.05.2014

Oculus responds to ZeniMax intellectual property claims

For those just tuning in, ZeniMax Media sent a formal notice of rights to Oculus VR and new parent company Facebook over intellectual property claims. Long story short, ZeniMax feels that work that happened with them carried ...

Dale North

7:30 AM on 05.02.2014

Massachusetts town overturns 32 year old ban on arcade games

In 1982, the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts banned coin operated arcade games in public businesses (wow, more like Harshfield), fearing they were robbing children of their money and bringing in riff raff. Somehow, that ban...

Steven Hansen





8:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Study ties game-related aggression to 'incompetence,' not violent content

If you've played a videogame, chances are you've been angered by a videogame. I've also been upset by driving, sewing, spilling water on my suede shoes, missing a bus, rising income inequality, and comically ballooning rent p...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 03.31.2014

Facebook's Oculus acquisition has led to death threats

Don't make death threats. Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey said that employees and their families have gotten death threats since Facebook bought the company. Stop doing that, any terrible persons that might be reading this....

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 02.28.2014

Ubisoft lead writer doesn't expect gay protagonists soon

Lucien Soulban, Lead Writer at Ubisoft Montreal, did an interview at the Ubisoft Blog, talking about transitioning from tabletop games to videogames, and then from foot-in-the-door licensed projects to full-fledged AAA develo...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark

Candy Crush Saga developer King is playing hardball. Early this week we learned King successfully trademarked the word "Candy" in the US as it pertains to videogames (and clothing!). It already owns the "Candy" trademark in E...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 01.21.2014

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends

The "for the children" UK internet restriction filters are going full bore this month. You remembered to opt out, right? If you didn't, not only are you going to be prevented from seeing my erotic Sonic fanfiction (which is u...

Steven Hansen