At 7PM on the 11th of January, 2016, Double Fine Studio’s Tim Schafer, currently working on a crowd-funded sequel to his cult classic title Psychonauts, started a thread for fans and critics to ask him questions on Reddit’s r/IAmA Sub-Board under his online handle ‘TimOfLegend.’ In 12 hours time, almost 3,000 comments and replies can be displayed in the thread. ...
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 ...
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 ...
The GamesNosh podcast: The Noshcast episode 13 MP3 download here (83MB) Recorded on 3rd May 2015 Stephen Welsh is joined by Jake Wilson, and John Howard. The line-up may be small, but the selection of news is plentiful. Aside from what’s been played this week, the discussion covers topics including the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter and its instant success, the revived demand ...
This is a response to a blog posted on tumblr here. Out of courtesy, I won’t name anybody mentioned in it for this opinion piece. Essentially it’s spun-off from a post by a social scientist on the subreddit GamerGhazi (classy). Let’s start with the paragraph the post is responding to: There are a number of us in academia who love ...
This Information was reported on by Jason Schreier – via Kotaku IGF chairman Brandon Boyer, who recently was accused by Allistair Pinsof of helping his friend’s game win an award in 2011, along with former game journalist Tiff Chow and Shawn McGrath; an indie developer who Pinsoff claims that had his code stolen by Phil Fish, have made comments seemingly denying the ...
The following is an opinion piece by guest writer Jimmy Adeco. It does not necessarily reflect the views of GamesNosh and its staff. When the GamerGate movement began defining its focus as being about “ethics in games journalism” they inevitably invited the mockery and dismissiveness such a highfalutin turn of phrase deserved. Stephen Colbert merely had to utter the words ...
Yesterday, we reported on the revelations that PC Gamer writer Tyler Wilde was in an undisclosed relationship with a Ubisoft employee. Despite this conflict of interest, Wilde wrote about Ubisoft products numerous times for PC Gamer, with no transparency. After investigation by sub-reddit r/KotakuInAction, and what appeared to be an attempted cover-up of the evidence, Wilde and PC Gamer have ...
It’s not been the best week for gaming charity AbleGamers, as it has become the target of a few ddos attacks over the last few days due to semi-controversial decisions in regards to a sponsored charity event. For those who haven’t been following the last few days of news following the organisation AbleGamers it all began when porn star Mercedes ...
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) have aimed to protect developers from harassment committed by the online terrorist group known as ISIS Super ISIS #GamerGate. One measure that IGDA and the opponents of the dedicated months-old harassment movement have taken is to encourage the use of “ggautoblocker”, a block list tool which automatically blocks Twitter accounts which support GamerGate. The tool ...