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Watch Dogs PR stunt brings the bomb squad out


I like turtles
May 28
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... read
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Women for Warface

Crytek's Warface is getting playable women soldiers


It's still a dumb name; also, the ladies are sexualised because of fan feedback
Oct 09
Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, wher... read
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Here's one good and one sad GTA V related story


The sad story is REALLY sad
Sep 17
First the good news by way of Breakfast Television: Two teen brothers helped attempt to save the life of an elderly man trapped in his home due to a fire. 17-year-old Colten and 16-year-old Luke were on their way back home af... read
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Volition weren't fans of THQ's porn star marketing push


There will be over 100 tracks spanning seven radio stations too
Aug 07
Volition's associate producer Kate Nelson spoke with Edge Online about all things Saints Row, and specifically brought up how the team weren't fans of THQ's marketing push using porn stars. “I did not always love how mu... read
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Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher: VS finally ported to PC, just not legally


'This is restoration of justice'
Jun 05
Ska Studios has a pretty well-documented allegiance to publishing its games through the Xbox Live Arcade platform. The company's 2011 hit The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile has been an exclusive to the Microsoft service until... read
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Jimquisition: Why An Always-On DRM Console Is Dumb


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Apr 08
Just talking about an "always-on" Xbox is a really dumb idea. Hopefully not even Microsoft would be so stupid, but just in case any of the platform holders are seriously considering this awful, nasty little idea, let Jimquisition lay out the many good reasons as to why an always-on console would be utterly ludicrous. Seriously, it's ... it's terrible. Deal with it! read
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Microsoft apologizes for 'Deal With It' statements


Refuses to confirm or deny any Xbox rumors
Apr 05
Following an earlier controversy of stunning proportions, Microsoft has issued an official statement concerning employee Adam Orth's public sentiment that always-on DRM haters need to just "Deal with it." The company apologiz... 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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Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends developers want their game out now!


Michel Ancel joins the cause!
Feb 12
Continuing to prove it has no love for Ubisoft's decision to delay Rayman Legends, the dev team behind the former Wii U exclusive is campaigning for a swifter release date. Developers have situated themselves outside Ubisoft ... read
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Rayman Legends delay

Anonymous Rayman Legends dev angry about delay (Update)


Takes to forum to argue his studio's case
Feb 08
[Update: Anonymous no more! It appears that this comment comes from Xavier Piox, the Ubisoft managing director who recently said that "gaming is no longer just for geeks." Errr... guess not. It's just a random dev who left th... read
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Rayman Legends delay

Ubisoft tries to explain Rayman Legends delay


Admits multiplatform decision pushed it back
Feb 07
So, Rayman Legends has been pushed back to September, and news of the delay just so happened to coincide with its multiplatform announcement. As many disappointed fans suspected, the two are entirely linked, with Ubisoft hold... 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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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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Too Human pulled from Xbox Live marketplace


Demos and themes also gone
Jan 18
Twitter let us know today that Silicon Knights' title Too Human disappeared from the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace today. Actually, everything related is also missing, including the demo, themes, and gamer pics.  Where di... 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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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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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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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism


Racism and homophobia not given a looser leash either
Nov 06
Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity... 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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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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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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Hitman: Absolution adding depth to its 'sexy nuns'


Aug 16
The controversy that surrounded Hitman: Absolution and its violent "sexy nuns" trailer has caused the team to add more content to the game, revealed director Tore Blystad. The Saints -- the PVC-flavored assassins that Ag... read
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EA backs away from real-life weapon endorsement


Aug 16
Electronic Arts was in the center of a very odd controversy earlier this week when it was found to be promoting real-life weapon sales on its Medal of Honor website. The MoH-branded tomahawk has now been removed from sale, an... read
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Polytron has announced that they won't be fixing the first Fez patch, and instead are re-releasing it as is despite the save file issue associated with it. The reason? Phil Fish states on the Polytron blog that it would cost ... read feature

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Tomb Raider devs: 'Rape' is not in our vocabulary


Jun 30
The Tomb Raider "R-word" controversy just won't quit, especially with Kotaku poking at it with a big stick. The outlet recently spoke to Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart, attempting to push him further on the whole issue o... read






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