Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is notorious for taking on big fights in the U.S. Senate like Wall street and big banks, so when she goes after someone or something people tend to take notice. According to this Politico article, her next target is the Obama Administration's trade deal. According to Politico, Warren has begun fighting with the Obama administration over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Read more
Tencent has taken a minority stake in Robot Entertainment, the company best known for developing the Orcs Must Die! games. This investment follows a majority stake investment in mobile developer Miniclip earlier in the month. Tencent leverages its investments in a number of companies to license big franchises for the lucrative Chinese games market where it is a major player.Read more
The very first bit of data from research firm SuperData's new initiative to cover digital game sales shows that games from Activision and Take-Two Interactive have made the most money in the digital landscape during the month of January.Read more
Yesterday several major publications were duped by a supposed remake of the Super NES Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. It happens. But it turned out that the company that supposedly created the game was in fact running an elaborate con.Read more
The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA) has added cloud-based cybersecurity company Webroot as its newest corporate Sponsor. Webroot joins other industry leaders including Intel, Dell/Alienware, Logitech, Plantronics, Razer and Unity Technologies in supporting the OGA’s efforts.Read more
Never Alone, This War of Mine, Bounden and other notable games have been named as finalists for the 2015 Games for Change Awards, Games For Change announced today. Games For Change (G4C), a non-profit that champions social impact through digital games, is celebrating these titles for their social impact. The winners will be announced during the 12th Annual Games for Change Festival on the evening of Wednesday, April 22.Read more
The latest Humble Weekly bundle is all about games made in Japan. The Humble Weekly Bundle Made in Japan lets you pay whatever you want for the adventure comedy game Cherry Tree High Complete Pack, Doujin game Fairy Bloom Freesia, and the language learning game Influent.
Pay more than the average price to get multiplayer arena fighting game Magical Battle Festa, action shooter game Revolver 360 Re:Actor, and the arcade shooter trilogy of games, The Tale of ALLTYNEX.Read more
Okay, let's take a quick break from all that heavy net neutrality stuff and talk about Batman!
Specifically, the new Batman game's ESRB rating.
Batman: Arkham Knight will release this June sporting an M rating. This surprised many as the previous games in the Arkham series (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins and Arkham Origins: Blackgate) have all been rated T.Read more
President Barack Obama issued a statement today following the FCC's decision to reclassify broadband and mobile providers as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.
While avoiding the specific details and ramifications of the FCC's reclassification rules to make the Open Internet Order enforceable and legal, the president heaped praise on American citizens who went out of their way to strongly support these and other changes.
His statement to the American public can be read below in its entirety.Read more
After lengthy orations from the two Democratic and two Republican FCC commissioners at a hearing today, the full commission voted in favor of reclassifying mobile and broadband as "common carriers" under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Republican commissioners voted against the rule changes, while Democratic Commissioners and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler voted in favor of the measure. The net neutrality rule changes also ban the practice of paid prioritization, or "fast lanes" (whereby content providers pay ISPs for direct access to its customers).Read more
If you are interested in seeing the full commission arguing about net neutrality rule changes and in taking a closer look at state laws that pot up barriers to municipal broadband offerings, then you can watch it live on The Verge.
They are also live-tweeting the event as it happens. Right now Republican commissioners are explaining why pre-empting state laws is unconstitutional and amount to meddling with the free market.
A vote on this particular issue is eminent.Read more
We are apparently not at a point in the video game industry's history where graphics no longer matter, if you believe a new Nielsen survey on the buying habits of console owners.Read more