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Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

Indiegogo: Gamers Raise $130,000 For Politics-Free Gaming Website

Are gamers sick of politics in gaming? If you look at the success of a recent Indiegogo campaign, the answer looks like a pretty confident yes. Exclusively Games is an upcoming website that promises to be “[a] place for fans of gaming who are sick of politics forcing [its] way inside. All games, no politics.” […]

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Bad Press: The Curious Case Of Anthem And Stream Bans

For today’s bad press, I’m going to single out a certain Youtuber who goes by The Quartering even though he isn’t the only offender here. In case you haven’t been paying attention to Youtube drama news over the past couple of days, an incident occurred last week after a user began streaming alpha footage of […]

[NM] PSA: How To (Possibly) Fix Battlefield V’s Tides of War Progression

This week Battlefield V released the Tides of War, the first chapter in what will be a seasonal event similar to season passes in other titles but without the extra fee. Week 1 runs from December 5 to December 12 and rewards a medium machine gun for completion, the VGO. Since this is a Battlefield […]

[NM] Battlefield V Hit By Disappointment Bug, 50% Off One Week After Launch

How much does Electronic Arts value $30? One week of play time. Hopefully those of you out in the netosphere didn’t put too much investment into your $60 Battlefield V purchase. In addition to having to wait over a week compared to the Origin Premier subscribers to get into the game, early adopters will need […]

[NM] Bad Press: Don’t Read Too Much Into Konami’s Trademark Renewals

Konami this week silently renewed its trademarks for Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid in Europe and the press is already speculating on what this could mean: A Playstation Classic lineup? Remakes? Remasters? A surprise announcement at the game awards? Don’t hold your breath. This story comes up whenever a developer is found to renew […]

[Column] Fallout 76’s Black Friday Sale Is A Warning Against Pre-Orders

Gamers were angry when Square Enix put Shadow of the Tomb Raider on sale for 34% off just a month after launch. They were just as angry when Bethesda knocked 50% off of Wolfenstein II a month after it hit store shelves. Boy will/should they be livid now. Fallout 76 launched eight days ago and […]

Impressions: Hellgate London Is Lazy And Incompetent

What else can I say? A whole lot. Incompetence is a word that has dogged Hellgate: London from the day when Electronic Arts and Flagship thought that a subscription on a Diablo clone would be a guaranteed money maker. Following the completely timely demise of Flagship Studios and the departure of Bill Roper to a […]

Bad Press: Disappointed With Diablo? You Are Toxic and Hate Women

The next Diablo game has been announced and this is only the second time that Blizzard is playing damage control. Yesterday at BlizzCon, Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal, a mobile spinoff set in the franchise universe between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. The game will be coming to Android and iOS devices, with pre-registration already open […]

IPE: The Curious Case of Blazheiev v. Ubisoft

Most of you might not know the curious case of Blazheiev v. Ubisoft, which is why precisely why I am dedicating the time and space to discuss what is a truly interesting lawsuit. A cursory Google search shows that this lawsuit went completely under the radar, not a single news website has covered it that […]

Editorial: Stop Preordering Things

Since some of you are going to get about three sentences into this article before saying “but that doesn’t apply to me,” I’m going to say this from the start: If this article doesn’t apply to you, I’m not referring to you. Thank you. This week’s nontroversy stars Square Enix, Lara Croft, and once again […]

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