Brian Fargo, Feargus Urquhart, and Tim Schaefer team up for new crowdfunding platform

August 18, 2015

Seasoned industry veterans inXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo, Double Fine's Tim Schafer, Obsidian Entertainment's Feargus Urquhart, and Double Fine’s Justin Bailey have banded together to create a gaming-focused crowdfunding platform that aims to go head-to-head with Kickstarter. Indie Fund co-founder Aaron Isaksen is also on board. 

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Fan-created 'Resident Evil 2' remake project shut down

August 18, 2015

As expected, the fan-made Resident Evil 2 remake project has been shut down. But before you grab your virtual pitchforks and torches and head over the Capcom HQ (or its Unity Blog), the end of the project appears to be voluntary.

According to a translated post on the Facebook page for Invader Games, they decided to shut down Resident Evil 2 Reborn after talking with Capcom - shortly before it announced its official remake of the game. Not only that, it appears that Capcom will at some point meet with the team to get its input.

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'The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods' halfway to funding goal

August 17, 2015

Independent game developer and animator Chris de Castro's crowd-funding campaign for his first game, The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods, has raised $6,106 - over half of the amount the project needs to get fully funded. The game is described by de Castro as an experiment in narrative that uses gameplay mechanics to explore issues that surround cities such as urbanization, gentrification, immigration, urban economies, recycling, and public space.

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'Stage of Development' Kickstarter looks at the human stories of video games

August 17, 2015

Founder and President of Flying Saucer Media Russ Pitts has launched a Kickstarter for a documentary web series that will look at the human stories of video games.  If Pitts' name sounds familiar, it should.  He's the former EIC of The Escapist, co-founder and former Features Editor of Polygon, and co-founder of mental health non-profit Take This.

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After legal fees, latest 38 Studios settlement deal will net $9.9 million for Rhode Island

August 17, 2015

WPRI reports that the settlement announced at the beginning of August in the 38 Studios case will be significantly smaller after legal fees. Rhode Island state officials announced on August 7 that they had reached a settlement agreement with former RICC executive director Keith Stokes, former RICC deputy director J. Michael Saul, former RICC former outside counsel Robert I. Stolzman, and his law firm. Read more

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New EULA for 'Microsoft Services' gives company unprecedented power

August 17, 2015

Recent changes to the end-user license agreement on "Windows Services" may make some consumers and privacy advocates see red. It is loaded with all kinds of language that gives Microsoft the power to deal with things like "counterfeit games" or "unauthorized hardware peripherals" in a very forceful way.

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Comcept turns to crowd-funding again for 'Red Ash - Magicicada'

August 17, 2015

Comcept has once again turned to crowd-funding to inject some cash into one of its many projects, and revealed that those who backed a previous crowd-funding campaign may not be getting as much content as they'd first imagined.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 154: SPJ AirPlay Edition

August 17, 2015

On this week's show (episode 154) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight, are joined by Brad Glasgow and GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge. Read more

SPJ AirPlay: ethics with a side-order of bomb threats

August 16, 2015

Yesterday in Miami, Florida, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) region 3 director Michael Koretzky made good on his promise to give GamerGate a chance to speak - or at least the people of the movement chosen by the hashtag to send to the one-day event.

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SPJ AirPlay event evacuated after multiple bomb threats

August 15, 2015

At around 2:30 pm ET the venue where SPJ Airplay was being held in Miami, Florida was evacuated after a second bomb threat was called into the Miami Police Department and the Miami Herald. It is unclear if the two bomb threats were from the same person or not. Earlier in the day at around 1:15 pm organizer Michael Koretzky announced to people in the audience that a separate bomb threat had been called in and asked people if they wanted to leave or stay. Everyone in attendance mostly brushed it off and the second panel got underway.

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Watch the SPJ AirPlay live steam right here

August 15, 2015

We're going to have a recap later today but you can watch the live stream right here on GamePolitics and join in the conversation. The first panel focusing on "ethics in games journalism" will start at around 10:15 am ET (after a brief description of what GamerGate is), followed by a break for lunch and then a second panel at around 1:00 pm ET.

The full schedule can be found below:

10:00 - 10:15 am – What  is GamerGate?


10:15 am - Noon – Five examples of gaming journalism


LUNCH BREAK

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PSA: SPJ AirPlay takes place August 15

August 14, 2015

A friendly reminder that tomorrow SPJ AirPlay takes place in Miami, Florida and it will be  streamed live throughout the day. The day-long event will discuss "ethics in games journalism" and how to cover online movements, with a keen focus on GamerGate.  

The SPJ Florida chapter revealed details about the event today, but the live feed link won't be announced until tomorrow in the interest of security (read: they don't want to give attackers an extended amount of time to DDoS it, etc.).

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Nintendo pulls 'Ironfall: Invasion' from 3DS eShop over exploit

August 14, 2015

Nintendo has pulled a game from the 3DS eShop after it was revealed that it could be used to enable homebrew games and software. The "Ironhax" exploit showed off by coder Jordan "Smealum" Rabet in a recent video has not been released to the public, but the game is no longer available on the eShop in Europe and North America. The game, Ironfall: Invasion, was a free download, which made it particularly attractive to those who might want to utilize it to enable homebrew software.

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American Psychological Association report claims link between violent games and aggression

August 14, 2015

Update: Stetson University psychology professor Chris Ferguson speaks to Game Informer about why this new report from the APA is inherently flawed.  It's a lot to chew on, but basically he explains why this latest research report seems to be steered by an anti-game agenda.

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Epic warns community about phishing scam

August 14, 2015

Epic Games is warning its community that Phishing attacks are being aimed at people claiming to be from Epic Games. In a tweet and on its forums Epic warned people that these emails are bogus and an attempt to steal your private information.

"Epic is experiencing a phishing attack, the company's official Twitter account wrote. "DO NOT CLICK LINKS in emails claiming to be from us for now. Investigation continues."

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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
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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
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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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