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"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..."
"Some interesting information has come from Nintendo’s Unite 2014 video which you can watch above. One of the most alarming pieces of information is the male and female gender ratio. Only 7% of eShop users are female while the majority are male at 93%. Whether this is a good indication of the overall gender split on Wii U isn’t clear, but it seems as though Nintendo has struggled to capture female gamers with Wii U.
90+% of Wii U consoles online
70+% of connected users (i.e. 63% overall) v..."
"Amazon are now making their presence felt in another market – gaming. Though still a work-in-progress, Amazon descended on this path a few years ago with the acquisition of Reflexive Entertainment back in 2008. Then three years ago, the e-commerce giant launched their ‘App Store’ as a marketplace for mobile games and applications. They have even integrated a digital store to purchase and download games into their existing CMS."
Amazon has made it official as they confirmed that they will be buying the video game livestreaming service Twitch for $970 million. The acquisition is expected to happen in the second half of this year.
"Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month — from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And,...
"The hardcore gaming section of 4Chan, known as /v/, joined together and decided to do something to counteract all the negativity and vitriol being spewed at the gaming community over the “Five Guys Burgers & Fries” scandal by donating to a reputable IndieGoGo charity for aspiring female game developers known as The Fine Young Capitalists. The group put $5,000 into TFYC’s coffers to help them reach their $65,000 goal to host a game jam. The IndieGoGo campaign was hacked and shutdown."
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, has recently responded to being called out on the challenge by Xbox president, Phil Spencer.
Reggie plans to 'one-up' Spencer's challenge. The Ice Bucket challenge has swept the nation via social media in support of ALS.
Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot, recently explained the reasoning behind Assassin Creed: Unity's exclusion of the Nintendo Wii U - and it is quite simple: the Wii U doesn't sell mature titles very well. Guillemot explained, "What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers."
With that said, Ubisoft has focused on titles such as Just Dance in regards to the Nintendo Wii U and scraped their mature titles from its agenda. While Watchdo...
"I was tremendously impressed with Sony's Gamescom 2014 conference. The almost ironic thing about that is, if you were to ask which games blew me away, my response would be, "None." While I always prepare myself for that one game that sends my jaw to the floor, Sony instead delivered something I wasn't expecting in the least: a diverse showcase of upcoming releases for the PlayStation 4."
The Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest craze to sweep across the internet but it's good to see it being put to good use. To complete the challenge you must be able to withstand having a bucket of ice being tipped over your head. It doesn't look all that hard but it won't take long before the cold begins to spread to places.
Phil Spencer accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. After completing the challenge he has nominated Nintendo's very own Reg...
"In the virtual reality (VR) community Kite & Lightning‘s reputation is second-to-none. The three demos that they have made publicly available – The Cave, The Station and Senza Peso – have all been met with both critical acclaim and a positive response from the development community also. But what does the future hold for a studio that has built itself on the ideal of making content available for free? Kite & Lightning’s Cory Strassberger took some time to speak with VRFocus about just that."
It's been recently translated over at neogaf that Nintendo is working on a remaster for 2015 to fill in the gaps between newer titles.
The source comes from the same person who correctly predicted Devil's Third on the Nintendo Wii U and the additions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to the Nintendo 3ds gaming library.
What title do you hope gets remastered? Let us know in the comments!