Epic Games is no stranger to controversy, but the statements of one man read like some of the dumbest screeds I have ever read. During his keynote talk at the annual DICE Summit, Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney says that gaming must be “neutral ground” on all fronts so that developers can make
Phil Spencer, head of the gaming division of Microsoft, has quickly become a mouthpiece for Microsoft in a good way. His insistence on accessibility and a welcoming gaming environment has been welcomed by many. What hasn’t been so well-received is console fans criticizing the Xbox brand for a lack of powerful and attractive exclusive games.
With the launch of the remaster, it’s mostly fun and games, although one particular element has been met with harsh criticism from the community. Warcraft 3: Reforged is a good game and solid remaster. With 7 different campaigns, two different graphical modes and tons of new gameplay potential, RTS fans are pretty happy. One new
Developer Psyonix has announced something that some fans of their sport racing game are sure to hate. has announced that the upcoming March patch for the game’s Linux and Mac versions will be the final update for the platform. After that patch, support for the two platforms will cease when it comes to Rocket League.
The last three years have been a wild ride for Nintendo. After the rough launch and dismal sales of the Wii U, the company was looking to iterate on the idea of a touchscreen-based games console. And in 2017, they hit on what may well amount to another lightning-in-a-bottle game console idea. The Nintendo Switch
There’s long been a policy within social media of being hands-off. And this absolutely applies for Google’s massive video sharing service, YouTube. Over the years, the service has undeniably become the norm for most users to share videos online. And while the majority of content is totally innocent and otherwise non-offensive, things have gotten worse
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may have just stepped into another controversy. And because this is the AAA games industry in 2019, what else would make people madder than weird and possibly outright exploitative microtransactions in a major video game. This latest controversy surrounds the in-game Marketplace, where players can go to buy different microtransactions,
Google Stadia hasn’t had the easiest time since launch. With a meager launch lineup combined with the already-existing technical hurdles, the cloud gaming effort is going to have a tough time breaking down barriers and growing in the next few years. For Google, this is a bad sign as the reception from this early time
According to new reports and accusations surfacing online, there’s some very damning allegations surrounding the CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan. Min-Liang Tan is the co-founder, chief executive officer and creative director of gaming hardware company, Razer Inc., and CEO of THX. Kotaku has released a report alleges the Singaporean entrepreneur abused various employees in a variety
The ever-shifting conversation surrounding video game violence is quite complex. As more and more countries seek to crack down on some aspects of anti-social behavior, sometimes by scapegoating video games, the complex situation gets very confusing. And of course, online platforms are often caught in the middle of this ongoing conversation. YouTube in particular is one
The Project xCloud streaming service is still a fair ways away from launch, but that has never stopped Microsoft from pushing it, and planning for the future. Dozens of games are already waiting to debut for the service, giving Microsoft a leg up on the competition. And with all of the increased competition, like Amazon,
According to new reports, Amazon might be mulling getting into the business of cloud-based gaming. With the massive growth in popularity for streaming entertainment, the biggest name in online retail has ventured into instant-access video in recent years. Reportedly Amazon is now staffing up for a new web service tied to gaming. Details are still
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, has made a statement that gamers are going to be either laughably annoyed or rather angry at. The CEO game an interview with CNBC wherein he spoke about various issues facing gaming in the modern era. Kotick also remarked on the nature of how political statements have become increasingly
Dallas Fuel assistant coach Justin “Jayne” Conroy claims he has been ordered to take down tweets critical of Blizzard’s handling of the Hong Kong incident Jayne declined further comment. Activision Blizzard and Envy Gaming, owners of Overwatch League franchise Dallas Fuel, did not immediately respond to request for comment. The Hong Kong tweet he was
For Nintendo, 2019 has been a very good year. The company has seen explosive growth in its console segments thanks to a variety of quality games and publishing initiatives. The recent quarterly earnings report for the Japanese company showed major growth overall, with many of their biggest franchises leading the charge. But the real star
There has been a long-standing disagreement in sports at the college level over whether athletes deserve to get paid for their time on the court or field. Previously, the NCAA would not allow college athletes to profit from their likenesses and would disqualify them from play if they received any form of gift or compensation.
Following the exodus of multiple popular streamers from Twitch to Mixer, many viewers are curious or even scared about their favorite broadcaster making the same deal. One streamer in particular, known far and wide for being very outspoken and brutally honest, Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV, is a current target of these questions. During a
The newly released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title is pretty controversial, there’s no doubting that. There’s also no doubting that controversy sells. The developer and publisher expended a ton of effort trying to hype up just how edgy their game was, and it appears to have worked just like they wanted. A big part
Origin, the Electronic Arts PC game storefront, may be coming back to Steam rather soon. The company posted a simple teaser to its official Twitter, which was little more than a coffee cup. But keen users observed the steam rising from the cup, assuming that it was some kind of coded message from EA about
Earlier this year, Coffee Stain Studios announced that open-world factory-building game Satisfactory would be an Epic Games store exclusive. As could be easily predicted, some people were not happy. Epic has been pulling this stunt for months now, snapping up exclusives that previously weren’t so, and profiting off of that deal. Metro Exodus, Borderlands 3,
Humble Bundle has announced a pretty big change, and it’s one that has the internet up in arms. This new announcement concerns the $12-a-month Humble Monthly bundle. Previously, PC gamers could pay a simple fee and unlock a handful of games throughout the month. The unlocks were a mystery until they unlocked, meaning you never
“Gaming Disorder” is a term that a lot of people have heard over these last few months. And course, anytime someone says anything that could be construed as negative towards gamers, there’s that loud subset who react reflexively rather than listen and understand what is actually being said. This latest bit of distraught gamer fury
So there’s been a ton of backlash, apathy and head scratching over Google Stadia. The new streaming service from Google designed to stream games is a weird pivot for the company. One major hangup, among many, that people have with the idea is the networking side of things. Stadia needs a pretty beefy connection to
Toxicity and offensive language in online games is fairly common. So common in fact, that many developers and platforms are taking to increasingly stringent filters to curb the problem. After all, dealing with people and trying to teach them to not be crass is much more difficult than just filtering out their nonsense. And with