As a game developer, you pray for moments like these. Your game has just crawled out of the Early Access pit, ready for people to enjoy the game you actually wanted them to play when they paid you months ago. Better yet, your game is featured as part of a special Steam bundle. Everything is grand, until an incorrect listing threatens to cost you a few sales. What do you do?
Phil Fish, the egotistical and self righteous developer of Fez has once again lashed out at the very people who gave him his money and showcased just what sort of person he truly is.
After playing Thomas Was Alone last year, you guys know I developed something of a fangirl crush on Mike Bithell. His game was awesome and one of my favorite gaming experiences of the year. While most of my stalking has been limited to the normal stuff like twitter following, it culminated today when I tracked him down and had a really rather awesome chat on camera.
By the time you guys are reading this, I’m probably either winging my way to Germany, or already arrived and imbibing some Kolsch. Geoff, Matty and I will be spending the week in Cologne, getting our grubby hands on all the most anticipated games and getting some cool videos and photos while we’re at it. Don’t miss any of the cool stuff - here’s how to catch it all.
If you think of overbearing, controlling mother figures, I’m pretty sure Norma Bates makes it fairly close to the top of that list. Now imagine Norma Bates had her very own Twitter account, only this time it was focused on how games are the single worst sin on this good green Earth.
Man, that Phil Spencer seems like such a nice guy. I have a lot of new-found respect for the Xbox brand since he's been in charge - they seem to be on message and doing things right. In the lead up to E3, he is also showing some good sportsmanship that makes me happy.
There's an app for that seems to be the common mantra these days. No matter what you want, you can find an application that will do it on your tablet or phone. However, consoles are also trying to compete in the app world, and Microsoft has just announced some new additions.
The games industry is a strange place, and it just keeps getting weirder. Instead of just releasing a trailer, we get a teaser for a trailer, or maybe an announcement that a teaser for a trailer is forthcoming. Now, there is even more teasing.
There is no easy way to discuss this topic, so I'm just going to jump into it and prepare for the hatred that may come. People were offended by the way a Polygon reporter handled criticism over his reporting of Vlambeer apologizing for perceived pro-Nazi symbolism in his new game Luftrausers. Twitter proceeded to explode and attack the journalist.
Earlier today, former Lazygamer.net writer and all around fun guy Nick De Bruyne started a simple little Twitter hashtag game that’s now gone a little mental – and is trending in South Africa at the moment. The task was to combine an existing film, with an existing game for a fun hybrid.
When it comes to the video game industry, there often isn't much in the way of feel-good stories. Sure, there are game successes and we enjoy the products of the industry, but all too often we hear about studio closures and people losing their jobs. But this story made it feel a bit better.
There was a closed Alpha of TitanFall recently and a lot of complaints were posted about the low res textures of the game and how it didn’t really look nearly as good as you would expect from a brand new AAA game.
It's a new year, 2014 (in case you weren't aware). Part of that means that we want to be more involved with you guys. No, not like that - I'm a married lady! But we do want to see you all, and chat, and play games, and drink. You get the picture.
There have been rumours, conjecture and supposition that a Fallout 4 announcement was coming this weekend. It all started when a mysterious site, thesurvivor2299.com popped up on the internet, filled with clues and hints pointing towards a Fallout reveal. That site, however, is largely suspected to be a hoax.Bethesda’s not keeping the fire of hope burning either.
Right now on the Xbox 360 and its Xbox Live service, you’re limited to a paltry 100 friends, so it requires regular pruning to ensure that you always have active friends t play multiplayer games online with. This, of course, has never been a problem for Darryn, but for those with friends it’s a bit bothersome. That all changes with the Xbox One.