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July, 2016

  • 19 July

    Overwatch Skin Criticised by Hindu Statesman

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    Overwatch has been the target of another round of criticism this week. This time, rather than accusations of sexism (or misogyny as some people incorrectly label it) Blizzard has been accused of “cultural appropriation.” Though some of the other Overwatch Skins have been labelled offensive too, the specific skin under scrutiny this time is the Devi skin for the character ...

  • 7 July

    EVOLVE Free-to-Play Launches This Week After “DLC Shitstorm”

    Evolve Free-to-Play

    2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced today the launch of an Evolve Free-to-Play version. The press release dubs it “Evolve Stage 2″ and will be changing the online multiplayer game so that it no longer requires the purchase of a copy of the game to play. Being made by the studio behind the original Left 4 Dead, the first-person shooter Evolve was highly anticipated up until ...

October, 2015

  • 3 October

    Deus Ex ‘Augment Your Pre-order’ Scheme Cancelled

    Mankind Divided

    A little over a month ago, publisher Square Enix revealed the release date for hotly anticipated sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as the 23rd of February 2016. Alongside this reveal, they announced the ‘Augment Your Pre-order’ program. Pre-ordering Mankind Divided would give players access to a number of pre-order bonuses. This was to be conducted on a 5-tier system, with tiers unlocking as ...

August, 2015

  • 23 August

    Blame, Shame & Video Games: GamerGate One Year On

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    For over a year, the GamerGate consumer revolt has been making headlines from everything to small games media publications to major news stories around the world. Yet not for the reasons they would want to. A movement born out of frustration over a conflict of interest between Kotaku writer, Nathan Grayson, and an indie dev turned anti-abuse advocate Zoe Quinn back ...

July, 2015

  • 2 July

    Fire Emblem Homophobia? Fates is Hit With Gay Controversy

    Fire Emblem Homophobia

    Edit: the imgur post included here was brought up because it highlights there are multiple interpretations of the scene going around. The article is trying to address the reactionary response by most media who are citing a single post as a source without seeking further parties or a statement from Nintendo. This is still a story in development, and it ...

June, 2015

  • 25 June

    Apple Pulls Ultimate Generals: Gettysburg From App Store

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    UPDATE: Apple has reversed the removal of Ultimate Generals: Gettysburg. In a Facebook status, Games-Lab posted: “Ultimate General is back. Unchanged. After several late night phone calls with Apple yesterday and today the game has returned to Appstore the way it was… in 1863.” On the evening of June 17 of this year, a deranged, hate-filled man walked into a church ...

  • 24 June

    We Want Video Games to Grow Up!

    Grow Up

    For the last several years, we’ve heard from many critics that video games need to grow up. Now, as the medium has finally begun to evolve, developers are starting to touch on more serious issues. Whether it’s the military industrial complex, the horrors of war, or a teen girl’s journey to find herself and discover love, gaming seems to be ...

  • 2 June

    Review – Hatred

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    Developer: Destructive Creations Platform: PC If there were ever a time for the phrase ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ this is it. Hatred is a Top-Down Twin-Stick Shooter and is the first game made by rookie developers Destructive Creations. You take on the role of a rather dour looking fellow sporting a black trench-coat and long black hair whom has perhaps been analysing ...

January, 2015

  • 13 January

    Gamesnosh Interviews – Yanderedev (Yandere Simulator)

    Yandere Simulator

    Some of you may recognize Yanderedev from his posts around the web, but I recently had the chance to sit down with him and talk about his incredibly unique project Yandere Simulator, a game that promises to be equal parts hilarious and horrifying. GN – First of all, I’d like to say thanks for taking the time to be here and answer some ...

December, 2014

  • 17 December

    Hatred Steam Greenlight Page Restored

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    Whether it provokes support or, well, Hatred, Polish studio Destructive Creations’ controversial shooter has been the talk of the town ever since its reveal in October. The trailer sparked backlash from numerous sites for its brutal ultra-violence and depiction of the player character’s horrific killing spree. Then yesterday, the game appeared on Valve’s Steam Greenlight service. The Steam community voted on ...

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