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Revolution 60

Game developer threatened, hacked, doxxed after posting meme

Giant Spacekat (Revolution 60) development head Brianna Wu was forced to leave her home last night after her personal information, including home address, was posted online and she received multiple violent, sexual threats. These ...   read

 
 
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Double Fine

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

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 not be making ...   read

 
 
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Cry-tek

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 GamesIndustry, ...   read

 
 
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Censorship!!!!!!!

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 to sink your te...   read

 
 
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Crytek

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, has apparentl...   read

 
 
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Better

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, and eSports w...   read

 
 
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eSports discrimination

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 month, which s...   read

 
 
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Crytek troubles

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 sources (former...   read

 
 
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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 be sometimes. ...   read

 
 
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CENSORSHIP!!!!!!

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 promotion of same-sex r...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

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 a statement to ...   read

 
 
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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 over with John ...   read

 
 
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Dumb

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 lasted until j...   read

 
 
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Videogame violence

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 prices. One stud...   read

 
 
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Oculus RIFT

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. "We expected ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft writer interview

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 development. "[M]edia...   read

 
 
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Banner Saga drama

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 Europe. It proce...   read

 
 
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LoL patch buggery

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 unfortunate, I n...   read

 
 
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Microsoft secret ads

Microsoft secretly pays YouTubers to advertise Xbox One

[Update: In a statement, Microsoft said it "was not aware of individual contracts Machinima had with their content providers as part of this promotion and we didn’t provide feedback on any of the videos. We have asked Machinima to n...   read

 
 
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Apple paying $32.5M to consumers over in-app purchases

Apple has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Apple is paying a minimum of $32.5 million over complaints from consumers that incurred charges when kids would spend money on in-app p...   read

 
 
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Podtoid
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Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy

In case you missed yesterday's episode of Podtoid, or you're one of those people who won't do anything for more than ten minutes, here's a brief excerpt in which Jonathan Holmes shocks the rest of the cast with news of Nintendo's fascist r...   read

 
 
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Wii U dev drama

Wii U development drama: Nintendo's box is a Nintendo-box

There was a bit of gloom and Nintendoom over the weekend. An anonymous, chronological account of Wii U development hit Eurogamer. It begins as early as Nintendo touring studios for feedback on its next console venture and ends with a seemin...   read

 
 
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eSports player owed thousands after team CEO disappears

Simon Boudreault is the 23-year-old CEO of the Quantic Gaming eSports team, and he owes a lot of people some money The Daily Dot reports. For starters, pro StarCraft II player Ko Hyun has been owed $23,000 in salary and prize money for mont...   read

 
 
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FireFall board votes out co-founder Mark Kern

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 via an email sent...   read

 
 
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Tropes vs Women in Games
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Latest Tropes vs Women in Games is all very reasonable

"Ms. Male" is not a comfortable thing to say. Really, "Ms." isn't, either. I've just always pronounced it closer to "Miss." Stupid prefixes. Anyway, the newest Tropes vs Women in games -- it's been a while since the last one -- is out. We'...   read

 
 
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10 minutes into chapter 13 and Im convinced Im playing a different game They didnt seriously ok this did they?

 
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I was going to do a front page article on the censored scene in Tales of Berseria, but decided against it for its spoiler-y nature, not wanting to spoil anything for Not sure if anyone else is going to pick it up, but just be warned

 
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