Response to: Open letter to the gaming community

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A little while ago, Jenna Pitcher (lovely woman, we’ve met a few times when I was with my previous publication) of IGN posted an article about an Open Letter to the gaming community that has been signed by 600 developers about ending the hate and the suffering going on as a part of #Gamergate. We agree, this is exactly what #Gamergate is about. It’s about stopping the corruption and abuse and only exists to make gaming a better place. Some of the examples that Gamergate is against is: A lack of Journalistic integrity – this is a given, but really has nothing to do with the letter. Standing for a cause that was destroyed by some individuals that is promoting … Continue reading

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Pop PR: MEDIA ALERT: It’s landed: Brisbane welcomes Oz Comic-Con for the first time!

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While we won’t be at the Brisbane event, we’re definitely coming to the Sydney event! Check out the Press Release below. – It’s landed: Brisbane welcomes Oz Comic-Con for the first time!   What:   Oz Comic-Con Brisbane (www.ozcomiccon.com) When:   Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th, 2014 (9am-6pm both days) Where:   Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Landing for the first time in Brisbane, Oz Comic-Con is bringing all the colour, excitement and entertainment to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September.   Anything and everything pop culture will fill the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre over the weekend including gaming, comics, cosplayers, sci-fi and the stars of hit TV shows and movies, creating an unforgettable inaugural … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: SUPER SMASH BROS., amiibo AND POKÉMON STAR IN NINTENDO’S END OF YEAR LINE-UP

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Nintendo sent through this Press Release about their end of year line-up. Check it out below. Personally looking forward to Bayonetta 2. – SUPER SMASH BROS., amiibo AND POKÉMON STAR IN NINTENDO’S END OF YEAR LINE-UP   The first 12 amiibo figures available at launch announced!   1st September 2014 – Nintendo has prepared a bumper line-up of new games and products on Wii Uand Nintendo 3DS and 2DSsystems for the end of 2014. The line-up includes new entries from some of the biggest series in gaming, plus new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of gaming’s most iconic characters. The first 12 amiibo interactive figures available at launch (SRP AU$17.95) will be Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, … Continue reading

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Attack On Forbes – Gamergate Is About Corruption, Not Feminism

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Earlier today, one of the bigger names in publishing, Forbes, released an article on their site about the whole Gamergate controversy currently going down in the gaming media land. For a quick recap, basically this whole debacle began with the Zoe Quinn sexscapades, dubbed the “Five Guys Burgers And Fries” incident. It was this incident that brought attention to a potential lack of journalistic integrity by some of the big players in the gaming media. However, since then a lot of intriguing information has come to light on connections between certain members of the press and a group called Silverstring Media, as well as a huge debacle involving Gaming Journalists disowning their target audience of Gamers. However Forbes has focused … Continue reading

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Attack On #Gamergate – The heck did we miss!?

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As a lot of our readers are probably aware, we’ve been on holiday this past week or so. In fact, the night before we left was when we found out about the whole “Quinnspiracy” thing, involving herself and Five Guys that were a part of the gaming industry in some way. We’ve covered all that we know here. What’s interesting is that since playing catch-up, on things, we’ve found this whole #Gamergate nonsense. But what is that, so far as we can tell? Well, from what it looks like, it looks as though there has been a massive push from major gaming news publications blogs stating that gamers are a dying breed and that gamers themselves are the biggest problem … Continue reading

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Bakemonogatari Box Set Review

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This has been on my to watch list for quite awhile but I never got around to it. Now I’m obligated to watch it through work I really wish I had gotten on to this sooner. Bakemonogatari is the first of the Monogatari series, released a few years ago in 2009, although chronologically taking place after the more recently released Nekomonogatari. The series is produced by studio Shaft and series director Akiyuki Shinbo, who you may remember from every other Monogatari anime. Koyomi Araragi is a high school student and former vampire, trying to live a normal life after returning to being a human, but that’s just not happening. He still has some holdovers from when he was a vampire … Continue reading

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4Chan Actively Supporting The Fine Young Capitalists

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In a startling response to alleged reports within the whole Five Guys Burgers And Fries incident of a particular character shutting down a legitimate game development campaign to get women actively designing games and getting a foot into the door of the industry, the biggest “trolls” of the web, 4Chan, are banding together in order to get this campaign up and running. The Fine Young Capitalists campaign is one where five women are given the opportunity to come up with an idea for a game, and are then given concept art for that game. After that, the winning entry, as voted by the internet, will be given the opportunity to be completely developed. What’s interesting here is that the proceeds … Continue reading

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