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Ultima creator thinks other designers 'really just suck'


Can't tell if hubris or fair criticism
Mar 20
Richard Garriott, known for creating the venerable Ultima series and sometimes known as Lord British, had some harsh truth bombs to rain down on his contemporaries. Speaking with PC Gamer, Garriott said, "I’ve met virtu... read
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SimCity

EA's free games for SimCity players includes SimCity 4


Plus Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 and more
Mar 18
Electronic Arts is trying to make good for all their disastrous launch issues with SimCity by offering select PC games free to players. Starting today, players that have activated their copy of SimCity should receive an email... read
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The DTOID Show: Bros Before Hos, PS4, & Dishonored DLC!


Now starring Max "I'm Wearing a Shirt" Scoville
Mar 12
Greetings! If you're watching today's show and wondering why Max happens to look so much like Adam Sessler, it's because he recently got a full-body makeover to look like Adam Sessler. Don't act like you wouldn't either, if ... read
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Jimquisition: SimShitty


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Mar 11
DRM is back again, and it's here to stay! Games are a service, so we're told, but who do they really serve? SimCity's failure to launch thanks to ludicrous DRM restrictions has been the hot topic of the week, and naturally there's a Jimquisition afoot to skewer Electronic Arts right in its Electronic Nads. Time to put a bit of stick about, wouldn't you say? read
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SimCity

EA will be adding more SimCity servers over next two days


'Non-critical' features disabled in the mean time
Mar 07
The SimCity launch has been pretty disastrous to say the least. My Twitter feed has been a constant stream of players experiencing connection issues, servers that won't save their cities, long queue times to get into a server... read
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SimCity server issues

SimCity players experience long waits to play


Single-player game ruined by online logins
Mar 05
SimCity was released today, and due to the controversial need to always be connected to EA's server in order to play people have been experiencing long waits just trying to get in. In order to play SimCity you have ... read
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Anonymous Aliens whistle blower blows whistle anonymously
It's fair to say the Aliens: Colonial Marines story has been a fascinating one. From the years of hype, to the negative reviews, to the later confusion over who actually developed the game, there's a lot of mystery and contro... read feature

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Gearbox 'looking at' an explanation for Colonial Marines


Pitchford claims there are 'stakeholders' to think of first
Feb 19
After breaking his radio silence this morning to respond to lots of praise for Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford went on a bit of a blocking spree, cold-shouldering yours truly and a number of other people... read
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Are mouse & keyboards, control over saves, and health packs a thing of the past?
A lot of news on Bungie's new shooter Destiny has come out this morning, and while it looks like an interesting game, there hasn't been a PC version announced by the Halo developer. Something said by the studio... read feature

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A rundown of all the known (and not-so-known) events so far
Aliens: Colonial Marines has turned out to be more than just a bad game. It's a confusing story of allegations, outsourcing, and potential deception on a considerable level. The biggest mystery to come out of this debacle is ... read feature

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EVE corporation disputes ISK confiscated by developers


EVE's security team called into question by corporation
Feb 13
An unnamed player was banned recently from EVE Online by CCP's security team for being suspected of running a bot on the marketplace. The practice of market botting involves running a script that can create buy and ... read
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Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina viewed as racist? [Update]


'Verbal Blackface'
Feb 04
[Update: Mike Sacco no longer works with Cryptozoic Entertainment, seemingly as a result of his discussion over Borderlands 2. At first, Sacco stated, "I'm gonna confirm two things: That people tried to pressure Cryptozoic in... read
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Splinter Cell torture

Ubisoft was right to nix Splinter Cell: Blacklist torture


If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right
Feb 01
This week, a Splinter Cell: Blacklist producer confirmed that the game’s controversial torture scene, used as part of Ubisoft’s E3 presentation last year, has been removed from the game. “Definitely we are n... read
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Gamer crafts slave-era tropical plantation in The Sims 3


The Sims: Colonial Capers
Jan 26
The work of a bored -- but seemingly quite dedicated -- Sims 3 player has been gaining a lot of attention this week, ever since the fruits of his labor were posted to Reddit. While user-created content in games invariably lea... read
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South Park Studios fighting THQ for IP rights


Legal stuff
Jan 22
South Park Studios has filed an objection in court to prevent the sale of South Park: The Stick of Truth in THQ's bankruptcy asset sale taking place later today unless certain conditions are met. South Park Studios wants the ... read
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Company apologizes after fan backlash
Dead Island has turned heads since its very inception, but Deep Silver bit off more than it could chew today with its latest promotion for the series. The publisher received a torrent of negative feedback upon unveiling ... read feature

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Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'


Peril of the Pink Planet
Jan 14
BioWare wants to take you to a gay bar. Or rather, a gay planet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated to include a rather inelegant solution to its lack of gay characters -- a planet called Makeb where all the homosex... read
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The War Z producer apologizes for 'arrogant' behavior


Titov says sorry in wake of controversy
Jan 02
During the holidays, The War Z developer Hammerpoint was sufficiently humbled by the controversy surrounding its game to where producer Sergey Titov finally issued an apology. Admitting his churlish behavior was arrogant, Tit... read
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Twelve months of outrage
Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos?  We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of th... read feature

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The War Z devs silence dissent, alter Steam store page


More microtransactions patched in, they went back in time and killed Jesus, etc.
Dec 19
Following accusations of lying about its game, The War Z developer Hammerpoint has compounded its guilt by silencing dissent any way it can. On both their official forums and the Steam board, anybody criticizing the game... read
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Hammerpoint said to be lying about game's key features
The launch of a survival-based zombie MMO should be a joyous occasion, with children singing songs of gratitude and greatness. With The War Z's arrival on Steam, however, the only songs being sung are those of deceit and... read feature

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Hitman: Absolution's death threat stunt goes very wrong


Latest marketing campaign terminated after two hours
Dec 04
It seems controversy and Hitman: Absolution are destined are go hand-in-hand. Square Enix drew fire earlier this year for a trailer in which Agent 47 beat the crap out of fetishized nuns, and was criticized incredibly harshly... read
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Croteam dev hates Windows 8, calls it a 'walled garden'


Suggests certification processes should be abolished
Nov 06
A number of game developers have already shared their less-than-positive views on Windows 8, slamming Microsoft's new interest in ruling the PC gaming market through proprietary services. Croteam's chief technical offer ... read
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Dishonored region-locked in Russia, just like Borderlands


Bethesda acts without honor
Oct 12
Eastern European gamers are being diddled again, this time by Bethesda. Hot off the heels of Borderlands 2's controversial Russian-version region lock, it's become apparent that Dishonored is also using a locked version in Ea... read
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Windows 8 will bar 'adult' content from its store


Big Brother is watching you while you buy games elsewhere
Oct 11
Tech blogger and programmer Casey Muratori has been talking about the level of God-like control Microsoft intends to wield over Windows 8, including the fact that it intends to block the sale of adult-rated games on the ... read
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Modern Warfare 2 map removed after Muslim complaints


Allah's not longer in the toilet
Oct 08
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has removed a map from its servers after Muslim gamers complained (in fairness, quite politely) of offense. The problem lies in two paintings hung in a bathroom in the Favela map, containing the... read
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Russian Borderlands 2 problems officially resolved


Russia and its neighbors get international version
Sep 20
Borderlands 2 caused a commotion in the East when it was revealed that Russia and surrounding territories would be forced to buy a locked-down, Russian-only version of the game, despite not being warned before purchase. After... read
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Russia forced to get unwanted region-locked Borderlands 2


Russian gamers unable to play worldwide
Sep 18
Gamers in Russia and Ukraine are unhappy with their purchase of Borderlands 2 at the moment, because they got a version of the game they never expected or asked for. Any version bought in the Commonwealth of Independent State... read
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Seduce Me causes outrage by trying to get on Steam
Steam has been banning fake games from its service, but it's also knocked back a legitimate -- if rather risque -- project. Seduce Me is an erotic strategy game "inspired by the lives of American socialites and celebrities." ... read feature

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Weird Metacritic user reviews tear Darksiders II to bits


Sleeping Dogs and Dark Souls PC also attacked
Sep 01
[Update 3: A Russian speaking friend of mine went through the site and believes it to be a highly detailed troll. The cult is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of an old Soviet actor from the 50s, who they openly ac... read






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