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Class action lawsuit filed against NVIDIA over GTX 970 card


When keeping it not real goes wrong
Feb 21
For those unfamiliar with the plight of the PC master race, there has been an ongoing debacle surrounding NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 video card. Users have been complaining that the advertised performance hasn't been up to snuf... read
The Stomping Land dead?

Early Access game The Stomping Land may be extinct


Not the mama!
Feb 18
In another Kickstarter heartbreaker, it seems as though The Stomping Land is stuck in the tar pits. After a very successful crowdfunding campaign in June 2013 totaling $114,060, it was released on Steam Early Access almost a ... read
ESL retracts CS:GO ban

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team


With so much drama with the iBP, it's kinda hard bein' ex-ESC
Feb 08
Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fi... read
Dying Light mod support

Techland declares support for Dying Light modders


What a twist!
Feb 07
In a complete 180° from the events of last week, Techland has announced it will support mods for Dying Light. In an attempt to stop hacks for the "Be the Zombie" mode, Techland accidentally blocked modders from being able... read
Papers, Please

Papers, Please was originally refused by Apple for pornographic content


Glory to Applestotzka!
Dec 11
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope's 2013 indie standout about an immigration officer just trying to provide for his family, makes its debut on iPad tomorrow. However, the version available on the App Store will be slightly diff... read
Double Fine

Double Fine ceasing development on sci-fi sim Spacebase DF-9


Costing more money than it brings in
Sep 24
Double Fine is ending its development of Spacebase DF-9 with a somewhat sudden final build of the game next month. Double Fine intends to stick around for bug fixes, but many of the game's initially planned features will... read
Censorship!!!!!!!

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans


Good
Jul 21
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 ... read

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
LoL patch buggery

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends


*whispers* 'sex'
Jan 21
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... read

FireFall board votes out co-founder Mark Kern


The last of the four founders ousted from Red 5 Studios
Dec 20
Co-founder and CEO of Red 5 Studios, Mark Kern, has been voted out of the company behind FireFall "effectively immediately." Mark was also removed from the board, and no longer has any authority with Red 5. The story comes vi... read

The Stanley Parable dev to remove offensive images


Update incoming
Oct 25
I spent a fair bit of time with The Stanley Parable and didn't find anything offensive, but author Oliver Campbell and others did, and now developer Galactic Cafe plans to release an update to change out two images. Those tha... read

Day One: Garry's Incident developers censoring criticism


Exploiting YouTube's copyright protection is kind of poopy, guys
Oct 21
Wild Games Studio, the company behind Day One: Garry's Incident, is currently caught up in a controversy surrounding criticism of its game on YouTube. Immensely popular PC game critic John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has accused the ... read
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

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
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
SimCity

Will Wright: SimCity's server issues were 'inexcusable'


'I kind of did predict there'd be a big backlash about the DRM stuff.'
May 07
Game Industry International caught up with legendary designer Will Wright who shared his thoughts on the train wreck of a launch SimCity suffered with all of the server issues players experienced when trying to play the game.... read
You suck!

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
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

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

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
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
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
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

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
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

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

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

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
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

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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