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Watch Dogs PR Stunt Blows Up in Ubisoft’s Face

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French video game developer and publisher Ubisoft have publicly apologized for a PR stunt carried out in Australia that caused an office to be evacuated a police bomb squad to be called out to the scene. TheLocal.fr reports that the situation arose when a copy of the game was sent to …

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Nonadecimal Interview – Social Justice Warriors

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The term “Social Justice Warrior” has been used to disrupt conversation about various civil rights issues across the internet, and has become increasingly apparent across social media over the last few years in particular. One game developer saw this situation, and decided to take a satirical look at the futility of ugly …

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Gaming’s Low Standards of Writing

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Video game writing is rubbish. Not all of it, sure, but for the most part, it’s rubbish. And not just big budget, AAA, blockbuster titles – most indie games have rubbish writing too. That means not just rubbish stories, but rubbish dialogue too. The lot. I don’t mean to be …

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Nintendo Take First Steps to Repair Relationship with YouTube Content Creators

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Earlier this morning, Nintendo made an announcement via their official Japanese Twitter account regarding their plans to start a YouTube affiliate programme that will split advertising proceeds with content creators. 【YouTube映像に関するお知らせ】任天堂は以前より、不適切なものを除いて、YouTube上の任天堂の著作物を含む映像を正式に許諾しています。許諾した映像には広告がつくことがあり、その広告収益は従来のポリシー同様、Googleと任天堂で分配されます。(1/2) — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) May 27, 2014 【YouTube映像に関するお知らせ】その上で、より積極的な任天堂著作物の利用を希望される方に向けて、広告収益の一部を受け取れるアフィリエイトプログラムを準備しています。アフィリエイトプログラムの詳細については、後日続報いたします。ご理解の程、よろしくお願いいたします。(2/2) — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) May 27, 2014 .@Nintendo is planning a YouTube affiliate …

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Musical Moments: Brutal Legend

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BRUTAL LEGEND!! Sorry about that, but when I talk about Brutal Legend, the most metal game ever, I get a little excited. This game is terrific! Before we go any further, I have to confess; I am a huge fan of heavy metal. While I listen to other genres of …