"The Indie Game Festival used to be a revered and illustrious way to help promote and establish prominence for up-and-coming developers within the independent sector of game design. Recently, the image has become tainted and mired in an intricate web of perceived corruption and the idea that entrants are no longer being treated as fairly as they should."
"After a very brief run in the media spotlight with G4 alum Adam Sessler at the helm, Rev3Games has announced that they are done, finished, finito. The doors have closed, the windows have shut and the lights have dimmed. Pay your respects as one of the new wave media outlets folds under its own weight."
"The Wii U, throughout most of 2013, was dying. It had a rough year, last year. This year? Totally different story. The Wii U slugged through the first quarter of 2014 but had a lot of promise as the spring quarter rolled around. Nintendo kicked it up a notch with the release of Mario Kart 8 and the rocketing sales that followed is history."
"GamersGate has been around for quite some time… nearly a decade to be exact. It’s a digital distribution portal for PC games. You go there to buy games and have fun and sometimes interact with people of all varying types of racial diversity, sexual orientation, creeds, nationalities and regions. Because, you know, the gaming community is diverse. Well, GamersGate has been receiving “threats” and “harsh words” from those who got the name confused with the hashtag consumer revolt known as #Game..."
"For the time being, this will hopefully be the end of the Destructoid saga. It concludes with more people chiming in about Allistair Pinsof’s firing, the truth surrounding Holly Green’s firing and Dale North’s decision to make a call that affected the life and career of a close friend in a really bad way."
NoobFeed attends FACTS 2014 convention, the biggest nerd culture event in Belgium. It's been steadily growing each year. It looks like a gathering for a niche audience has now completely been replaced with the Marvel movie masses, which is bittersweet, but not fully dreary. Some good, some bad.
"I know a lot of people can’t wait to get back to the game journalism corruption angle, but there’s still other things happening within the #GamerGate social verse. Everyone pushing to get the scandal out there finally received a “thank you” for reporting harassment, and the campaign called “Operation Disrespectful Nod” gained enough momentum to score another major victory against Gawker Media."
"Yesterday VRFocus reported on a new virtual reality (VR) shopping experience named Open.TV. The concept is simple enough in that consumers are given detailed pictures and videos of a product before deciding whether or not to buy something. Promised integration with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) suggests that the idea could be one of the first signs of true VR making an impact in the retail space. According to UK department store group House of Fraser, this could just be the start."
"Allistar Pinsof, a former writer for Destructoid, has come forward after dealing with a year of turmoil and frustration for not having received proper justice, following an unusual situation that spawned from Pinsof warning consumers about an IndieGoGo campaign. Combined with certain e-mails from the Game Journo Pros mailing list, his information corroborates a lot of what gamers suspected but didn’t know how to deal with or expose. For the purpose of this story, some names may be redacted as..."
"This weekend sees the 2014 International Festival of Independent Games, also known as IndieCade, take place in Culver City, California. Virtual reality (VR) has proven popular within the indie scene throghout the year and Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) maker Oculus VR will be at the show which runs from 9th – 12th October. Recently the company provided a glimpse of its IndieCade booth, which looks quite different to the living room-esque areas its set up at most of this year’s industr..."
"No one really knows where the Intel situation will go with Gamasutra, but for now we definitely have a steady stance from the company regarding ads no longer running on the video game website. Intel issued an official press release in their press room for websites to quote, as the company has been trending lately after #GamerGate managed to get the company to pull out from Gamasutra."
"The technology giant, Intel, has recently said in an email to a concerned consumer that they will be removing their ads from the popular gaming website Gamasutra. After some controversial articles regarding GamerGate were posted on Gamasutra Intel has decided to pull their ads from the site."
"Over 5.5 million people played the FIFA 15 demo, setting a new record for EA Sports.
Electronic Arts revealed today that the FIFA 15 demo is the most played ever in the company's sports division's history. The FIFA 15 demo came out earlier this month for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
FIFA 15 released today in North America and comes out later this week in Europe. IGN enjoyed the newest entry in EA's soccer series, calling it "one of the most impressively comp..."
"FIFA 14 launched with much anticipation and excitement last November alongside Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. EA Sports boasted that current-gen machines will be completely revamped with the ‘Ignite Engine’. If you are the proud owner of either a PS4 or Xbox One then you’re in for a real treat with FIFA 15. It feels current-gen and makes for an astounding upgrade."
"Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One has been delayed in China just days before its launch.
GeekWire reported that the Xbox One, originally scheduled for a September 23 launch, is now expected to release by the end of 2014. Microsoft did not give a specific reason for the delay."
"The Escapist Magazine’s forum has been hit with a DDoS attack. The last mega-bastion of safety, planning and taking in the refugees of the dismantled 4chan nation has briefly fallen. It’s not a fatal blow, but it’s a big enough hit to show that #GamerGate is making serious headway. In fact, after the Game Journalism Professional e-mails went live over on Breitbart, it’s been a steady downhill fall for the anti-#GamerGate crowd."
"Sony has had unbelievable success with the PlayStation 4 since it launched back in November of 2013. Microsoft launched the Xbox One a week later, and has been playing catch-up ever since. In order to keep up with the competition they knocked $100 off the cost, making a Kinect-free model to match the PS4’s price. And while the Microsoft exclusive ‘Titanfall’ did good business, it didn’t have enough of a major impact in taking down the Japanese juggernaut."
"It’s growing, folks. It’s moving and it’s growing. The #GamerGate movement has received support from several more developers, including indie dev Devi Ever, who made a very moving and emotion-filled video to discuss the corruption plaguing the industry, as well as a developer from Riot Games, the makers of League of Legends, Ubisoft and an Italian gaming site called RocketGamers.net."