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Xbox Live price hike arriving with dashboard update


The move from Microsoft Points will cost the customers
Jul 10
[Update: Microsoft has issued a statement about the pricing inconsistencies to Xbox One Daily. "We are aware that select regions experienced some incorrect game title pricing in the Xbox Live beta. This was an unintended erro... read
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Dungeons & Dragons destroys peoples lives


It's evil I tells ya
Apr 20
Crazy alert: radical TV preacher Pat Robertson is at it again. In a new video aimed at warning the world of hidden evils, Robertson asserts that Dungeons & Dragons is a "demonic" videogame. In previous discussions throug... read
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"Nice wallet, it'd look better with my dick in it!"
Like most "AAA" publishers, Capcom is finding itself in a market no longer capable of meeting its extravagant financial expectations. At a time where even a game selling five million copies is considered a failure, ... read feature

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Company suspects we'll be fine with DRM-locked systems
Despite the massive outrage sparked by ex-Microsoft employee Adam Orth and his suggestions we'll have to "deal" with an always-online console, Ubisoft thinks the game buying public will be just fine with it. Responding to que... read feature

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Freemium

EA: customers want freemium games, so shut up


Flog that horse until it's only bones!
Apr 03
Electronic Arts has justified its blind charge into the free-to-play market by suggesting that, though the ever-classic "vocal minority" dislikes such games, everybody else loves them. Upset about the restructuring of games l... read
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Company of awful ideas has awful idea
We're only a few days into 2013, but Sony's already vying for the Asshole of the Year award in a competitive fashion. It's been discovered that the company has patented a method of "tagging" games played on multiple systems, ... read feature

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If you're anything like me, you're a devil worshipper.  There's just something glorious about a truly demonic demon, one that embodies the spirit of the classics -- a big, red, horny, behooved, gleefully evil beast-man f... read feature

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Study names GameStop the 10th worst workplace in America


Aug 13
Glassdoor, an analyst firm that lets employees rate their employers, has published study results labeling GameStop the tenth worst place to work in America. Of course, anybody who has ever been in one can report on the dead, ... read
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Electronic Arts has announced that it will be twisting the knife into the beleaguered Zynga by taking it to court -- suing the trouble company over its new social game, The Ville. EA alleges that The Ville is a rip-off of The... read feature

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Jimquisition: Why do people hate EA?


Jun 18
Recently, IGN asked EA why people hate EA in an article that seemed designed to dismiss any actual reasons for people hating EA. Hardly surprising, since EA was the one being interviewed about the hate for EA. Looking to set... read
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EA kills free Battlefield 3 servers, pushes paid ones


May 11
Electronic Arts has yanked a large number of official DICE and EA servers for Battlefield 3's multiplayer modes on PS3 and Xbox 360, leaving mostly privately rented servers in its place. For those wondering, EA's been leasing... read
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Battlefront 3 killed by 'psychopaths' at LucasArts


May 07
Free Radical co-founders David Doak and Steve Ellis and former audio director Graeme Norgate have been chatting to Eurogamer about Star Wars: Battlefront 3, revealing the chain of unsavory events that led to its cancella... read
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Notch: EA is methodically destroying gaming


May 03
Minecraft developer Markus "Notch" Persson is angry at Electronic Arts for exploiting the concept of the indie bundle, expressing his distaste for the company's self-made association with independent developers. According to ... read
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EA loves COD Elite, wants more subscriptions in games


Feb 03
Electronic Arts has been loving the idea of turning games into ongoing "services" for a while, and it appears to be drawing a lot of inspiration from Activision's Call of Duty Elite. Praising the rival's service, CEO John Ric... read
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Zynga appears to have given up on copying its own games over and over, and has moved on to the straightforward plagiarizing of other peoples' work. Dream Heights is Tiny Tower to the core, the only difference being Zynga's in... read feature

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Jimquisition: Piracy Episode 1 - Copyright


Jan 23
Piracy is one of those issues that will absolutely never die, like the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle or the truth of the Zelda Timeline. I have always had a set view on piracy -- it's not the worst crime in the world, but ... read
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ESA spent $190,000 to support PIPA lobbyists


Jan 17
The Entertainment Software Association has come under heavy criticism for its express support of SOPA, but recent detective work has uncovered a far sleazier transgression -- Kotaku reports that the ESA spent a reported $190,... read
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EA will ban you from games if someone else swears at you


Dec 05
Electronic Arts has been catching heat for its stupid policy that bans customers from their legally bought games if they break rules on the forums. Despite all the bad publicity, however, EA isn't fixing the issue -- it's get... read
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Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app


Dec 02
Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel... read
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Publishers back Blockbuster rentals to fight used games


Nov 21
Blockbuster has said that it's seen a lot of support from game publishers over its increased game rental plans, because they help erode the impact of used games. Apparently, companies receive quite the kickback from rentals, ... read
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Rumor: EA wants Wii U to exclusively use Origin


Nov 14
According to the latest gossip, Electronic Arts is "aggressively" pursuing exclusive digital distribution rights on Nintendo's Wii U by having it use Origin. The idea would be that EA can force Origin onto a wider b... read
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Activision argues that it's not an evil empire


Apr 14
Monolithic empire Activision has argued that it is not monolithic empire, arguing that its reputation as a festering hub of evil is the price of being the number one publisher in the business. I'm sure the goat sacrifices and... read
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Co-founder finds Activision hate 'a little bit strong'


Feb 22
Activision co-founder Alan Miller believes that the resentment some gamers feel toward the evil publisher is a bit "strong" and has suggested we tone it down a bit. "As a publisher, you’re taking the risk," he said. "An... read
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Activision: Hating us not realistic, akin to PS3 bashing


Dec 16
Evil publisher Activision is pretty hated by the gaming community, mostly for being evil. The company's Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, believes that the hate isn't founded in reality, and is rather similar to the bashin... read
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Best Buy charging $30 for PS3 firmware updates


Oct 05
If exploitation of ignorance were a crime, then Best Buy and its "Geek Squad" thralls would be hanged by the neck until dead. The latest way in which Best Buy is profiting from the stupid is by charging $30 for Sony's free fi... read
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Kotick: Electronic Arts has 'lost its way'


Sep 27
Activision and Electronic Arts have never been the best of friends, but Bobby Kotick's recent interview with Edge magazine has really gone for the jugular. Claiming that EA has "lost its way", the Activision CEO believes only... read
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Kotick: Sony, MS, EA will 'struggle' against Activision


Sep 21
Activision CEO and professional supervillain Bobby Kotick has stated that Activision views Facebook as a bigger competitor than Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo or Electronic Arts, adding that traditional gaming publishers will "str... read
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Kotick: Bungie is the last high quality indie dev left


Sep 20
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has said some outrageous things in his time -- ranging from stupid to downright evil -- but this comment, in which he essentially discredit... read
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Zynga boss allegedly hates innovation, loves evil


Sep 09
A former Zynga employee has spilled the beans on boss Mark Pincus, alleging that he encourages the theft of ideas and going so far as to call the FarmVille developer evil.  The ex-worker claims that Pincus said these exa... read
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Activision Blizzard charging more for Starcraft 2 in UK


Jul 27
Activision's done it again! Continuing its strategy of charging UK gamers extra money just because it can, Starcraft 2's publisher is offering the highly anticipated strategy sequel at an inflated retail price. Activision has... read
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Schafer wants Kotick to stop being a 'total prick'


Jul 14
Doublefine 's Tim Schafer is no fan of Activision. After all, the evil publisher did refuse to publish Brutal Legend, then attempted to block Electronic Arts from publishing it out of sheer maliciousness. It's no wonder, then... read
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Bobby Kotick not a fan of Xbox Live


Jul 05
Evil Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has claimed that he is frustrated by the current online business model put out by Microsoft. Of course, it's not concern for consumers or the simple fact that Xbox Live is a massive con that h... read






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