GG3 writes: "It’s not all good news on the front of FaceRig, the face-altering webcam technology, as it just sent out an update on its Indiegogo campaign page stating that its site was hacked. This breach has compromised backer e-mail addresses, their associated perks and rewards, as well as forum passwords."
"Anyone reading this popular series of insights into first-experiences will no doubt understand that virtual reality (VR) comes in many shapes and sizes. The head-mounted displays (HMDs) that we are all eagerly awaiting are just one face of a many-sided die, and to get a broader picture of the ways in which VR can become a part of our lives we have to look at many different forms of delivery. One such avenue could come in the form of cinema-like experience, as was the case for one VR pioneer."
The following discussion between two long-term editors across various Gaming Websites addresses the topic of a new surge of indie video games news and reviews publications that are finding a gray area in between managing a professional brand and letting their personal lives interfere with the ethics behind reporting on video games.
"What consumers expect from a video game has changed over the last thirty years. In the 80′s there were cloth maps and thick manuals in every box. When slim CD cases became the standard packaging, players stopped expecting pack-in items beyond a tiny manual. Since hard drives were added to consoles Downloadable Content has become nearly unavoidable, as are “Ultimate Editions” that compile it all. Despite the proliferation of digital delivery, Collectors’ Editions with physical bonuses have res..."
We all love gaming but I’ll be damned if gamers don’t suffer the stupidity of the industry’s repeated mistakes. I’ve been playing video games for a while now and it has become apparent that the gaming industry can be a bit hard-headed about changing their ways. Gamers are more engaged and passionate about the product they purchase than any other type of customer and so deserve to be treated as more than just a potential transaction. We simply ask the gaming industry that they hear our cries a...
""In using Steam, PC gamers are choosing certain conveniences in exchange for certain rights. [. . .] But those services and conveniences don’t come without penalty. In PC gaming’s reliance on Steam, we’ve not only given up important rights as consumers, but we’ve affected how game creators do business.""
Most gamers tend to take their old games to Gamestop. Granted there is nothing wrong with that but the amount of credit gamers get for their $60, 1-2 month old game is ridiculous. There are other options, which used to be Goozex. But TGL has found a few other sites where gamers will get a fair amount of credit or cash and two of these sites are 99Gamers and LeapTrade.
GG3 finds out that Square Enix halted its free game service, Core Online, over a month ago, without really making that decision public. This has axed access to free versions of Tomb Raider and Hitman, but also effectively cancelled their LittleBigPlanet rendition called GameGlobe. No more freebies.