Crowd funded 'Invisibility Blues' video series will critique race and representation in video games

August 4, 2015

Okay, we're a little late on this one but better late than never, eh?

Anyway, in July, two of the writers from Not Your Mama's Gamer, Associate Professor of English Dr. Samantha Blackmon and PhD student Alisha Karabinus, both of Pardue University, launched a Kickstarter for a new video series called Invisibility Blues: Exploring Race in Video Games.

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Activision Blizzard Q2 net revenues revealed

August 4, 2015

Activision Blizzard revealed earnings for the second quarter that ended June 30, 2015. The company reported GAAP net revenues of $1.04 billion, compared with $970 million for the second quarter of 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, the company’s net revenues were $759 million, as compared with $658 million for the second quarter of 2014.

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Peter Dinklage's 'Ghost' role in 'Destiny' gets re-voiced by Nolan North

August 4, 2015

Poor Peter Dinklage. First he takes heat for what some called his underwhelming voice acting performance in Bungie's Destiny, and then Bungie dumps him for someone they think is better. The world isn't fair.

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Report: The International halted by DDoS attack

August 4, 2015

Update: the tournament resumed as of 4:20 pm ET, PC World reports.

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'Humble BANDAI NAMCO Bundle' launches

August 4, 2015

The latest Humble Bundle gives you seven games and lots of extra content from Namco Bandai Entertainment's catalog of PC games. Pay $1 or more for DeadCore, Platformines, and PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ All You Can Eat Edition Bundle, which includes the DLC Mountain Course, Big Eater Course, Championship III & Highway II Courses, Dig Dug Skin, Rally-X Skin,  Pac is Back Skin, from the TV series PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac Steps BGM, and Reentrance BGM.

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Rovio's hard sell on in-game purchases in 'Angry Birds 2' raises eyebrows

August 4, 2015

A new BBC Newsbeat story about Angry Birds 2 should come as absolutely no shock to anyone who has ever had the displeasure of playing a free-to-play game that features overly monetized gameplay mechanics. Apparently Rovio's Angry Birds 2 is one of those games, if you believe many of the reviews being published this week.

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TV DVR features coming to Xbox One in 2016

August 4, 2015

For as long as we can remember, Microsoft has been trying to find a plausible way to get into the set-top box business, and the Xbox One is as close to the company's goal as any other piece of hardware it has produced in the past. At today's Gamescom press briefing in Cologne, Germany, the company took a long stride towards that goal with news that it will add DVR features to the Xbox One console in 2016.

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All Future 'Games With Gold' games for Xbox 360 will be backwards compatible with Xbox One

August 4, 2015

At its Gamescom press event in Cologne, Germany today, Microsoft offered some great news for fans of its Xbox 360 and Xbox One platform about backwards compatibility. The company announced that all future Xbox 360 titles made available through its the Games With Gold program will be backwards compatible on Xbox One.

The Games With Gold program is a loyalty program for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners that gives free games every month to anyone who has an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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What does PewDiePie really make from YouTube?

August 4, 2015

Last month Swedish newspaper Expressen revealed that PewDiePie (in real life 25-year-old Felix Kjellberg) made around $7.4 million in 2014 from his popular YouTube videos about gaming. Some people took to social media to take aim at the popular Internet star, which in turn forced him to make a video addressing people's criticisms.

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Twitch Streamer gets suspended for faking a 'swatting' on a live stream

August 4, 2015

According to this Kotaku Australia report, a Twitch streamer decided to celebrate hitting a major milestone with some over-the-top theatrics during a stream, which ultimately led to getting suspended from Twitch. Over the weekend popular League of Legends Twitch streamer Trick2g hosted a 24-hour live event to commemorate the fact he had hit the 800,000 subscriber mark. Read more

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'Red Ash' crowd-funding campaign fails

August 4, 2015

Comcept's crowd-funding campaign for Red Ash has failed to get funding - a fact the company seemed to have anticipated last week when it secured funding outside the crowd-funding campaign from a Chinese company.  The crowd-funding campaign closed at $519,999 - well below its target of $800,000.

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Summer Games Done Quick raises $1.2 million for charity

August 3, 2015

This year's Summer Games Done Quick, a speedrunning event under the auspices of Games Done Quick for charity, ended this past weekend and managed to raise $1.2 million for the Doctors Without Borders charity.

This year's total is an impressive jump from last years' event total, which clocked in at around $700,000. During the Awesome Games Done Quick event in January, the organization managed to raise $1.5 million. And the latest numbers will probably change because organizers say that donations are "still coming in."

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Dota 2 The International prize pool hits $18 million

August 3, 2015

The prize pool for the Dota 2 The International is at an amazing $18 million, according to Valve. This year's prize pool for the annual international Dota 2 competition is up a whopping $8 million from last year's prize pool.

The annual event kicks off today at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

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'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' multiplayer delayed

August 3, 2015

Metal Gear Online, the online multiplayer component, won't be available when Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain releases on September 1, according to this GamesRadar+ report. Konami announced today that the game's squad-based competitive online mode will go live on consoles October 6 and in early January 2016 on PC. Both the console and PC versions will be released at the same time.

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GamesAid seeks nominations for worthy charities to receive funds this year

August 3, 2015

UK-based video game charity GamesAid is seeking nominations for charities it should give money to this year.  Between August 17th - 28th, GamesAid members (you have to be a member to put forth a charity, but you can sign up for free here) can put forward the names of organizations that deserve to receive a portion of the funds GamesAid collects through fundraising efforts.

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MattsworknameBIG: how does that make sense?08/05/2015 - 12:18am
Big PermLenny Kravitz penis has been trending all day08/04/2015 - 11:45pm
MattsworknameSo far, Win 8 gave me nothing but problems08/04/2015 - 11:18pm
MattsworknameI;ll see what I can come up with tomarow08/04/2015 - 11:16pm
ZippyDSMleethose is the issue.08/04/2015 - 10:47pm
ZippyDSMleeOdd, even with admin? I have UAC turned off so I do not have to fuss with it too much, also in order to run FO3/NV you need DX,VC++ 010, mmm might try and download VC++ distro pack both 32 and 64bit from 8 to 2012 or so and isntall them see if one of thos08/04/2015 - 10:46pm
MattsworknameTried that 2 zippy, it still wouldn't work08/04/2015 - 10:43pm
ZippyDSMleeI have had to run NV in compatibility mode before. I have both FO3 and NV running fine with a bunch of mods on win8.108/04/2015 - 10:24pm
MattsworknameI did the direct x 9 fix, issue remains08/04/2015 - 10:13pm
MattsworknameI've had issues with it since the start really, as soon as I tried to run it on Win 8.1, vegas woudl crash as soon as i launched it, even when using the base game08/04/2015 - 10:12pm
MattsworknameManta: I run into issues the moment I try to use any mods. and some times even no mods08/04/2015 - 10:09pm
MattsworknameChris ray gun on the gawker media scandel from a few weeks back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apGv0KTV9IM08/04/2015 - 10:08pm
black mantaFunny, Matt. I've been able to run it from Steam no problem.08/04/2015 - 10:02pm
Big PermDo you need Directx 9.0c still? Should be a manual download for win 7/808/04/2015 - 9:55pm
MattsworknameBlack manta; I've been trying to get vegas and 3 to work on windows 8 for months and no method I tries fixed it manta08/04/2015 - 9:53pm
Big PermOh wow, yeah cleared my entire history and now suggestions are subs instead08/04/2015 - 9:15pm
Big PermI think you can mecha. Unless it's just removing it from your UI and still tracking it behind the scenes08/04/2015 - 9:11pm
MechaTama31It would be nice if Youtube just let you delete a video from your history, like Netflix does.08/04/2015 - 9:09pm
black mantaF3 and NV have long been since fixed. They run great on Windows 8 and 8.1. And there's also the Unofficial Patch for F3 and the Mission Mojave patch for NV in case they don't.08/04/2015 - 9:05pm
MattsworknameYeah Big, but for those who had the game for long times, it is to late for that08/04/2015 - 8:43pm
 

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