"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."
"Big, big day here, folks. One of the champions for equality has surpassed their crowd-funding goal and will soon prep to start work on the game that the community selected during the Game Jam voting round. The Fine Young Capitalists met and surpassed their $65,000 goal, all despite being met with nearly insurmountable opposition."
"New information has surfaced pinning Phil Fish, the creator of Fez, at the heart of a scandal involving racketeering. The #GamerGate movement was all about cleaning up the corruption in the gaming industry and this was no lie. While we don’t condone abuse and harassment and understand the fight for real social justice, the ignoring of all the cronyism and back-channel deals could not go without reproach."
"Thank you, Destructoid. You’ve at least taken notice and taken a step in the right direction. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, the company recently released a statement about disclosure and maintaining some form of transparency in the industry relating to the ties their writers have with the game developers."
"Famed developer Jeff Minter and the team at Llamasoft have already made one exciting announcement this week in that the 2011 iOS title, Minotaur Rescue, will be coming to the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 VR HMD and Samsung’s newly-announced Gear VR HMD for the Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone. But the developer isn’t stopping there; Minter has also confirmed that Llamasoft will be bringing is celebrated tube shooter TxK to both Oculus Rif..."
"You are winning; gamers of all creeds; gamers of all ages. You are heaving on your backs a struggle that few understand but many are willing to support; gamers of all genders; gamers of all orientations. You are pushing forward through a war of attrition with a foe who does not like you, who despises you and who spits in your face with the precision of a venomous snake bite and stings your soul like the pricks of a thousand needles. But their hate will not deter you, because you – gamer of al..."
"Well, this is it, folks. This is the turning point where we’ve been waiting for something big to happen… and it did. A writer at Gearbox Software has outed himself as part of the corruption and cronyism taking place in the gaming industry at the moment. Gearbox Software’s Anthony Burch tied himself to the exact kind of corruption that gamers have been crying out against during the #GamerGate movement."
"Those on the other side fighting against #GamerGate absolutely hate and abhor the fact that 4chan has looked so darn righteous throughout this whole fiasco. Those representing the radical left-wing extremists are actively trying to derail #GamerGate by interjecting that 4chan helped promote the #NotYourShield movement, as well as the fact that they donated $5,000 to help get Vivian James made, a potential new video game female icon that will, hopefully, live on through the ages. Well, another..."
"The allegations regarding the Indie Game Festival being in collusion with media consultant and design firm Silverstring Media, rocked gaming to its core. Well, not really… most people already knew that there were “back channels” and dirty dealings going on, but no one knew how to go about exposing it… until now. Well, after the video that rolled out all the information started picking up steam in social media circles about how the Independent Games Festival was corrupt, the media firm alleged..."
"After a very turbulent year involving all sorts of crazy shenanigans, the one thing that really seems kind of heartbreaking is how a game jam that would work toward pushing more games into the industry was cut short and demolished under a blind bit of string-pulling from major gaming outlets. Well, you can’t keep a good thing down if enough people pool the use of their efforts together to see it rise above the oppression and detriments set forward by a corrupt and dysfunctional system."
"Well it was bound to happen sooner or later but someone finally had the balls to step up and tell it like it is. Even I’ll admit that I wish I could do the same elsewhere to far more striking results, but there’s this thing called bills and all that jazz. Anyway, the CEO of Stardock Corporation, Bard Wardell, decided to finally step up to the plate and call a spade a spade in what’s really happening during this media blackout surrounding the unethical behavior from some of the larger gaming o..."