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Game Developers Speak Out Against The Press

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Very recently, there was a particular episode of Law and Order that aired. This particular episode of Law & Order featured the SVU team going up against a culture of hate and misogyny growing within the gaming community, a culture that would be believable if people were only to read about gaming from certain websites that control the image of gamers through their writing. Since that episode had aired, gamers and developers alike have been speaking out against these publications, as well as the effect that they’ve had on the gaming industries image, and gamers themselves. One such industry figure is Mark Kern, the person in charge of Vanilla World of Warcraft (the original game, before the expansion packs). After … Continue reading

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How We Would Want The Legend of Zelda Live Action To Be

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Very recently, if you’ve been paying attention to the internet, there has been speculation and rumors that Netflix will be producing a brand-new The Legend of Zelda series for the streaming service in conjunction with Nintendo. We’ve been thinking about just how such a series would work if it was produced, considering the world of Hyrule, it’s characters and its long history of games within the franchise, each reflecting  and altering the lore in its own way. If we were in-charge of writing a The Legend of Zelda series, as we’re huge fans we would be totally up for it as well, it would probably turn out something like this. Plot: A young adult Link is tasked with saving the … Continue reading

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Memories of Monty Oum

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Earlier this week, something had happened to Mounty Oum, animator at Rooster Teeth. It was announced on their website that he was in a pretty bad shape and was in the hospital for recovery. Unfortunately, the White Mages working on him couldn’t cure his condition, a condition caused by an allergy during a medical procedure that left him in a coma, and he has passed away. For a lot of us, Monty will be known for his work on the hit series, RWBY, as well as his work in Red vs. Blue. While we’re personally on the side of Red Vs. Blue quality being reduced overall since the late 2000s, Monty’s choreography in that series has always been entertaining, even … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Takes Action Against Editors Of #GamerGate Page

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The #GamerGate controversy has been a rather long talking point between gamers and their representative media, a talking point where media professionals have been known to insult their own readership and gamers at large; and the gamers themselves, claiming that there is a clear lack of ethics in gaming journalism. One of the areas that have seen the contention between these two points is the largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, where editors supporting viewpoints on either side have been practically battling over the content of the page. The story, in general, is that writers have been adding or modifying content that removes the negative bias of gamers talking about #GamerGate while other editors, such as Ryulong, have been reverting these changes … Continue reading

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The Escapists Preview

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The Escapists is a Prison Break simulator from the developer Mouldy Toof Studios and is being released by the publisher Team 17. The Escapists, as the name implies, is a game about escaping prison. To do this, player must use their wits, plans and a whole lot of patience in order to come up with a plan that will see them escaping in the shortest time possible. In The Escapists, the player plays as one of a select bunch of prisoners that are imprisoned in a prison. At the start of each level, the player is asked to choose a player character to choose from, which means that the player assumes the role of that prisoner. The player can also … Continue reading

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Counter-Petition Created For Adam Baldwin To Attend Supanova

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We have reported in the past that a petition had been making the rounds for the Actor, Adam Baldwin, to be removed as a guest from the Supanova Expo here in Australia. Since then, Supanova staff have addressed the concerns on their page in a statement urging people to remain civil with each other. Since then a new petition has come up urging Supanova to allow for Adam Baldwin to attend the convention. You can sign the petition here. Like this:Like Loading…

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Petition Appears To Kick Adam Baldwin From Attending Supanova As He Supports #GamerGate

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In one of the most bizarre cases I’ve ever seen in my entire life, the actor known best for his roles in both FireFly and Chuck (or for those of us with good film tastes, Full Metal Jacket) is being targeted by a petition for his removal as a guest from the convention, Supanova, where is attributed as being a guest later this year. Appearing alongside him is FireFly co-actor Morena Baccarin, who played as Inara. What makes this petition so odd is that the petition requests that he not be allowed to attend because he is a #Gamergate supporter (he coined the hashtag) and that he has apparently doxxed and threatened people over the internet. Interestingly, while the petition … Continue reading

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