Curt Schilling objects to latest 38 Studios settlement deal

August 25, 2015

According to a brief Associated Press report making the rounds today, 38 Studios founder and former all-star Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling and others tied to the state's lawsuit against those involved in the company's $75 million loan deal, have objected to a settlement deal. Lawyers for Schilling and other 38 Studios executives filed an objection to the settlement deal on Monday, though those objections were under seal.

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Andrew Eisen's segment on HuffPost Live

August 25, 2015

GamePolitics contributing editor and Super Podcast Action Committee co-host Andrew Eisen joined IBM Watson Interaction Designer Caroline Sinders, and Kill Screen Daily writer David Rudin for a Huffington Post Live segment called "What The Internet Got Right & Wrong In #GamerGate" earlier today.

Here's the description of the segment from Huffington Post:

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GOG Galaxy client gets a major update

August 25, 2015

The newest update to GOG's game client, GOG Galaxy, adds a number of interesting features including a "rollback" option for games, an improved friends search function, new installation options, pause and resume features, an improved sidebar, HiDPI support, improved performance, and better navigation.

The DRM-free client launched earlier this year in beta.

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RI Watchdog groups call for independent investigation in 38 Studios loan deal

August 25, 2015

Following a report last week from Providence, Rhode Island-based news station WPRI about former Rhode Island House speaker Gordon Fox's involvement in the 38 Studios loan deal, several state watchdog groups have called for a complete interdependent investigation into the deal.

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Creative Europe hands out millions in funding to 31 studios in Europe

August 25, 2015

Thirty-one different game development studios in Europe have received a portion of a €3.4 million fund from Creative Europe. The goal of Creative Europe's fund is to help companies that are in the early stages of a development project. The size and location of the studio doesn't seem to matter (beyond being located in Europe, of course).

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PS Plus games for September revealed

August 24, 2015

September's freebies for subscribers of PlayStation Plus have been revealed by Sony today.  Beginning September 1 (next Tuesday) PS Plus subscribers can download and play Ubisoft's  Grow Home on PS4, along with Super Time Force Ultra on PS4 and Vita. 

Renegade Kid's sci-fi adventure Xeodrifter will also will also be available for PS4 and PS Vita. Teslagrad for PS4 and PS3, La-Mulana EX PS Vita, and Twisted Metal for PS3 will also be available.

Full list below.

New PS Plus offerings:

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Programming note: Andrew Eisen talks #GamerGate on HuffPo Live August 25

August 24, 2015

GamePolitics contributing editor and Super Podcast Action Committee co-host Andrew Eisen will join IBM Watson Interaction Designer Caroline Sinders, and Kill Screen Daily writer David Rudin for a Huffington Post Live segment called "What The Internet Got Right & Wrong In #GamerGate" on Tuesday, August 25 at 2:00 pm ET.

Here's the description of the segment from Huffington Post:

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John Carmack's ten-year-old son releases second video game

August 24, 2015

Oculus VR chief technology officer and id Software co-founder (makers of such hits as DOOM and Quake) John Carmack (pictured, left) revealed via Twitter today that his ten-year-old son Ryan is following in his footsteps. Ten-year-old Ryan Carmack has created two games so far - a Pong-style game called "Angry Face" (created last year using Unity) and another called "Fly." The latter is available for Mac and Windows and was built using Racket and Blender. Here's Ryan's description of his latest game - from his web page:

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Unanswered: all the questions we had for Michael Koretzky

August 24, 2015

On Saturday, Society of Professional Journalists region 3 director Michael Koretzky spent two hours on the Super Podcast Action Committee podcast (episode 155) talking about the SPJ AirPlay event that took place in Miami, Florida on August 15. In addition to giving us his take on how the event went, he answered some of the questions submitted to us from the community. There were a lot we didn't get to due to time constraints.

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Toxic 'League of Legends' players won't get rewards from Riot Games

August 24, 2015

Earlier in the year League of Legends maker Riot Games doled out rewards for players who showed good sportsman ship and proper manners while playing the game in the form of a mystery gift.  While Riot plans to offer a similar reward for good and well-behaved players, players who have been punished will not see any kind of reward.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 155

August 24, 2015

On this week's show (episode 155) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by Brad Glasgow, GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge, and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) region 3 director Michael Koretzky. This week's show is all about the SPJ AirPlay event that took place in Miami, Florida last week. After revealing the results of the latest GamePolitics poll, the gang talks with Koretzky about how the event went and poses questions gathered from the community.  

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Two men who planned massacre at Pokémon World Championship arrested by Boston Police

August 24, 2015

Two Iowa men have been arrested by the Boston Police Department for allegedly planning a shooting spree at the Pokémon World Championship in Boston. The Boston Police Department made the announcement of the arrests and detailed the plot in a statement released on Sunday. According to police, 18-year-old Kevin Horton and 27-year-old Jason Stumbo - both from Iowa - were charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and other firearm related charges.

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Report: Shoplifter stuffed a PS4 in his pants

August 21, 2015

I don't mean to brag, but there ain't room in my pants for a Playstation 4 - not even if you take it out of the box first.

But, according to an arrest affidavit reported on by Will Greenlee's local crime blog Off the Beat, Christopher Caldwell, a 36-year-old Florida man, managed to stuff a PS4 AND accessories in his pants while visiting a Port St. Lucie Walmart.

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Dead Realm Publisher Flouts FTC Disclosure Guidelines

August 21, 2015

Earlier this summer, the FTC released revised guidelines for disclosures in YouTube videos that feature products the YouTuber was paid or otherwise compensated to feature. These guidelines state that any such conflicts should be disclosed near the beginning of the video. However, some YouTubers are flouting this policy.

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'The State of Play' looks at the current state of video games

August 21, 2015

Coming off the success of their first English-language book Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything, Swedish writers Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg are back with State of Play, a collection of essays penned by some of the most prominent and respected voices in games criticism.

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PHX Corphttp://www.gamnesia.com/news/sony-is-disabling-users-from-archiving-their-ps4-livestreams-of-until-dawn Sony is Disabling Users from Archiving Their PS4 Livestreams of Until Dawn08/27/2015 - 8:47pm
MattsworknameAndrew: SOrry I didnt get back, i went to bed before I saw your post. The Producer is listed as Arbitor36508/27/2015 - 6:06pm
Andrew EisenNope.08/27/2015 - 4:17pm
ZippyDSMleeDid you guys cover Fatal Frame 5 being nintendo Eshop only?08/27/2015 - 3:55pm
Big Perm120 bucks for a tetanus shot. Thanks Obama08/27/2015 - 3:01pm
Andrew EisenMatthew - Of course they do. I wasn't suggesting otherwise. Hell, Quiet's already been cosplayed quite a bit.08/27/2015 - 1:25pm
Big PermThere's been some pretty good Kill La Kill cosplay08/27/2015 - 12:56pm
Matthew WilsonI saw someone cosplay as the main charector from kill la kill last year at pax, so people do it.....08/27/2015 - 12:55pm
Andrew EisenPerm - Well yeah, Kojima himself said something along the lines of "Cosplay this, I dare you! No, seriously. Please cosplay this!" I was just wondering if there was an in-universe explanation.08/27/2015 - 12:45pm
Andrew EisenCheck out last week's story on The State of Play book for an updated cover and a list of all the authors and their essay titles! http://gamepolitics.com/2015/08/21/state-play-looks-current-state-video-games08/27/2015 - 12:44pm
Big PermI figured it was because titties are awesome08/27/2015 - 12:37pm
Andrew EisenI'm still waiting to see if any reviews spill the beans on the story reasons behind Quiet's goofy getup in Metal Gear Solid 508/27/2015 - 12:33pm
ZippyDSMleeHave you seen what the Deva wrestlers wear? Now lets get all that Japan only DLC for DOA over here, and DOA Volly ball,ect let the whining commence!08/27/2015 - 12:18pm
Matthew Wilsonsuprisingly, there has not been the negative reaction I was expecting.08/27/2015 - 12:13pm
Andrew EisenWe should devote a segment to R. Mika's costume on the podcast. It'll be great!08/27/2015 - 11:40am
Andrew EisenMatt - So... who is the producer of the video you linked?08/27/2015 - 11:15am
ZippyDSMleeAnd its not as bad as rumble roses :P08/27/2015 - 11:14am
ZippyDSMleeE. Zachary Knight: I dunno wrestling is about spectacle nd bad costumes are part and parcel of it..08/27/2015 - 11:13am
Big PermThis costume is amazing. Praise it08/27/2015 - 10:59am
E. Zachary KnightOh wow. This costume is obnoxious. Why? The character and moves are cool but man that costume. Ugh. http://kotaku.com/r-mika-and-her-ridiculous-outfit-join-street-fighter-v-172692528208/27/2015 - 10:56am

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