Category Archives: Media Watch

Developer Digital Homicide Suing Jim Sterling, former-Destructoid Journalist

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Very recently, the video game development studio, Digital Homicide, has engaged in a lawsuit against the big-man former-Destructoid journalist, Jim Sterling (real name: James Nicholas Stanton). The lawsuit is in regards to what the developers believe is Jim Sterling publishing false allegations towards them and inciting a mob to attack, harass and possibly endanger the developers and their family. Below is an excerpt from their page detailing why they are going ahead with their lawsuit. I have been falsely accused of: Stealing artwork Stealing assets Flipping projects with no work put in Doxing Had products misrepresented with intention to do damage Of illegally using another companies name Conducting illegal business activities Impersonating someone Being incompetent and unable to perform my job … Continue reading

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Nintendo Responds To Fan Concerns Over Fire Emblem Fates Adaptation

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… because calling it a translation at this point would be wrong. Earlier this week, we wrote about the fan backlash from the recently released Fire Emblem Fates video game that was just released in the US. Fans were concerned about the state of the game as it had, in comparison to the Japanese original, a tonne of “quality” translations, complete character personality rewrites, removal of gameplay content and more. In relation to this, we had requested that Nintendo give us some details on why these changes were made. Below is the statement given to us by our Nintendo representative. Making changes when bringing games to the West is a common part of the localisation process for many companies, including … Continue reading

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Tim Schafer Apologises For Remarks About #GamerGate and #NotYourShield

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Or at least that’s how we would like this headline to read. A couple of days ago, Tim Schafer was host to an AMA, or Ask Me Anything, over on Reddit. In this AMA, a user named AnotonioOfVenice had asked a question to Tim Schafer asking about if he regretted attacking women and minorities in a joke made at last years CDC. Do you regret the way you attacked and mocked women and minorities with your sockpuppet? The developer responds claiming that he did not attack women and minorities at all and was only making implications that the people using the #gamergate and #notyourshield hashtags were known to be sockpuppets. Or at least, that’s the interpretation that I came out … Continue reading

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The Play-Asia DOAX3 Salt-Mine Provides Much Insight

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Earlier, we released an article where Play-Asia (playasia.com) had suggested that the reason Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 was not being localised was because of “SJW nonsense”. While we personally probably wouldn’t have run that particular tweet in such tough terms ourselves, seeing another company do this has provided a tonne of insight into the western gaming news reporting and PR sphere. In particular, the views of the people within them. Below, I have accumulated a representative portion of people within gaming development, PR, journalism, as well as some technical people that appear important. I’ll let their own words speak for themselves. We do not support or condone the views of the people linked below. They represent themselves and their … Continue reading

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Attack On Development: Battlestation Harbinger Developer Has Entitlement Complex

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Yesterday, an article from a games developer appeared on the gaming news website, Polygon, as an opinion piece. This piece is titled: “The mobile games market is an absolute mess, thanks to you”, and is written by Aksel Junkilla, CEO of BugByte. In this article, he effectively blames gamers for the lack of success that his game has seen on the mobile market, despite it being shilled by both Apple and Google. You can find the original article here, or the archive here. Below we’ll be discussing, responding and possibly even countering the original author and their entitlement complex. A mobile game my team and I poured our hearts and souls into is receiving rave reviews from users. The game, Battlestation: … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo 2015: Bandai Namco Showcase

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Opposite the PlayStation booth at this year’s EB Games Expo, there was a space for upcoming titles being released by Bandai Namco Australia. There were some interesting titles on display, such as Dragon Quest Heroes, which will be released lather this year, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and Dark Souls 3, both of which will be released early 2016. All three games were fun to try out, with some cool gameplay mechanics and nice graphical styles. Dark Souls 3 has to be one of my favourite games at the show. On the surface, it looks like any other Dark Souls game in existence. However, after getting my hands on it, it’s going to continue the Dark Souls tradition in … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo 2015: PlayStation Showcase

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The PlayStation booth sported an impressive lineup of games. They held two big spaces for two of the most anticipated multiplayer shooters this year: Star Wars Battlefront and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. In the middle, they showcased upcoming first and third party games worth checking out. These include Street Fighter V, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and the PS4 remake of Ratchet & Clank. All three games I had tried out were impressive in their own way, but still had a bit of work to do to before they were ready for release. I have never thought that the first game in the Ratchet and Clank series will be released on three different generations (and one handheld generation). However, a … Continue reading

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