'Star Citizen's FPS Mode' coming sometime after Gamescom

July 20, 2015

While Cloud Imperium Games said earlier this year that the "FPS Mode" for its space simulation game Star Citizen had been delayed "indefinitely," it looks like it is still in the works and coming out sometime after Gamescom.

According to what company founder Chris Roberts tells Gamers Nexus, FPS Mode will be released a month or two after Gamescom.

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Derek Smart joins SPJ AirPlay as a panelist

July 20, 2015

Game developer Derek Smart has been announced as the "neutral" game developer that will take part in SPJ AirPlay in August. He'll sit alongside panelists chosen by GamerGate and two journalism ethics experts for a full day of discussions on GamerGate, "ethics in games journalism," and covering Internet-based movements.

Two groups that will not be in attendance are actual working games journalists or people that might be called "anti-GamerGate" - but it's not for a lack of trying on organizer Michael Koretzky's part…

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 150

July 20, 2015

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 150), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below.

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WBIE: 'Batman Arkham Knight' getting an interim update in August

July 20, 2015

A major update to the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight will be released next month, according to an official post on Steam from Warner Bros. Interactive entertainment. This will be a "major update," according to WBIE, but it won't be the last one. You may remember last week that an internal email to EB Games stores in Australia suggested that the game wouldn't be fully updated until September, leading the retailer to conclude that it might be a good idea not to stock the game in stores until after that happened.

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PSA: EVO 2015 takes place this weekend

July 17, 2015

If you love fighting games, competition, and watching streams then this story will be of interest to you. This weekend in Las Vegas (well, actually right now, live) the Evolution Championship Series 2015 takes place, featuring the world's best Ultra Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros, Guilty Gear Xrd and Killer Instinct players fighting it out for top honors.

If this sounds like your kind of fun but you can't make it to Vegas, you're in luck - the event will be streamed live via Twitch.

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Gender, like race, will be random in 'Rust'

July 17, 2015

It looks like the maker of Rust loves to randomize things and agitate some players. You may recall that Facepunch Studios decided to randomize racial aspects of player characters earlier this year. The decision was met with a lot of complaints, but that didn't deter the company from continuing to do it. Now it seem that it will do the same thing with gender, according to Gamasutra.

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UK High Court Kills 'personal use' ripping of copyrighted material

July 17, 2015

Remember when ripping DVDs and music CDS for personal use was legal in the United Kingdom? Well those days are officially over thanks to a new court ruling. Ars Technica reports that the 2014 regulation that made it legal to make personal copies of "performances" has been nullified.

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Kickstarter campaign for fan-created Zelda animated series gets killed… by project creators

July 17, 2015

A fan-created and unlicensed Zelda animated series was introduced on Kickstarter this week and then pulled a few days later... by the Kickstarter owner, according to Eurogamer. Read more

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Reddit promises an end to 'some' questionable community elements, but not all

July 17, 2015

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman outlined changes coming to the Reddit community that stamps out some but not all of the offensive communities that hide in subreddits tucked away in the background of Reddit. Huffman said that Reddit will get rid of subreddits such as r/rapingwomen and r/killingwomen, but apparently won't get rid of racist subreddit's like r/coontown.

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Judge approves $60 million NCAA video game settlement

July 17, 2015

CBS Sports reports that U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken has approved a combined $60 million settlement that will effectively end claims against Electronic Arts, Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA over the use of players' names, images and likenesses in EA Sports video games.

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'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter breaks records, reaches $5.7 million

July 17, 2015

Ys Net's Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3 has broken a major record on the crowd-funding site - it has generated the most money ever for a product in the video game category. As of this writing, the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has raised a little over $5.7 million with nine more hours to go until it closes.

Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained had earned the honor a little more than a month, but Shenmue 3 has now eclipsed its total of $5.5 million.

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Thousands honor Satoru Iwata at funeral services in Japan

July 17, 2015

During two days of funeral services held in Koyoto, Japan for the late Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata, nearly 4,000 people showed up to pay their respects. Iwata died on July 11 due to complications related to a growth in his bile ducts.

More than 2,600 people attended services in the first day, and 1,500 came to pay their respects on the second day, according to the GI.biz. Many of those who took time to pay respects to the iconic Nintendo executive also brought along their 3DS hand-helds - a device that Iwata had a major hand in bringing to market.

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Randy Pitchford has 'no regrets' for developing 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'

July 17, 2015

In a new interview with IGN, Gearbox CEO and founder Randy Pitchford says he has no regrets about developing Aliens: Colonial Marines, despite putting $15 million of his own money into the game, a lawsuit filed by gamers against his company and publisher Sega, and the hit his company took to its reputation when the game was less then well received by bother players and critics.

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Nintendo flip-flops on 'Super Mario Maker' hand color

July 17, 2015

After being told by a room full of Nintendo reps. that the white female hand in Super Mario Maker would be the default, Nintendo has backpedaled a bit, according to Business Insider writer Ben Gilbert. Gilbert noted on Twitter this morning that the backpedalling was disheartening because it made him look like he made a mistake or didn't ask the right questions of Nintendo at the time... but he did. In fact, he specially asked about this issue before writing about it here.

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Oculus buys Pebbles Interfaces

July 16, 2015

Oculus Rift maker Oculus has purchased Israeli-based 3D hand-sensing technology company Pebbles Interfaces. The company's technology uses cameras and sensors to generate a 3D model of your hands that can be used with VR interfaces. Those 3D generated models of your hands can then be used within the interface to interact with objects within the virtual space.

Oculus, which is owned by Facebook, did not disclose how much it paid for the firm. The company did say that Pebbles Interfaces' employees would be folded into the Oculus family.

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PHX Corphttp://www.polygon.com/2015/7/27/9050375/street-fighter-5-beta-offline-delayed Street Fighter 5 beta taken offline, now postponed indefinitely07/27/2015 - 9:51pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: Noooooooooo.... ;)07/27/2015 - 8:44pm
MechaTama31Re: Google+, wow. I never in a million years thought they would backpedal on that. I just resigned myself to not using commenting functions on any of their services.07/27/2015 - 6:21pm
E. Zachary KnightGoth, are you saying all women are fat. ;)07/27/2015 - 5:38pm
benohawkMake it more adorable and more gender neutral! Widescreen Dog and 16:9 their 16 kitten sidekicks07/27/2015 - 5:15pm
Goth_SkunkOr, if you prefer, Widescreen Woman.07/27/2015 - 4:12pm
Goth_SkunkWho will save us from this abominable practice?! Introducing WIDESCREEN MAN and his sidekick 16:9!07/27/2015 - 4:10pm
Andrew EisenInteresting coincidence. I tweeted about the evils of vertically oriented video just last night. https://twitter.com/AndrewEisen/status/62549836960397312007/27/2015 - 4:01pm
PHX Corphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ_I9-CkzDE The Great Atari Ransack (The Jimquisition) Warning Vertical video syndrome in one scene07/27/2015 - 3:40pm
MattsworknameBout time google07/27/2015 - 3:33pm
james_fudgeugh. TG man :)07/27/2015 - 1:15pm
MechaCrashGoogle drops Google+ requirements for YouTube and other services: http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/27/google-is-dropping-its-google-requirement-across-all-products-starting-with-youtube/07/27/2015 - 12:55pm
benohawkThat still isn't Steam pay royalties. At best it is Bethesda not being willing to relicense the music,07/27/2015 - 12:51pm
Infophile(cont'd) different service. This often happened with TV shows, where music was only licensed for broadcast, but not for DVD release. So for many older shows, they either have to relicense it or use different/no music for the DVD release.07/27/2015 - 12:36pm
Infophile@benohawk: It most likely comes down to the original licensing agreement for the music in it. Often those agreements only license it for the medium it first releases in, so it has to be re-licensed if it's rereleased in a different form or through a ...07/27/2015 - 12:35pm
benohawkWhy would steam be paying royalties on anything in quake?07/27/2015 - 12:01pm
black mantaI recommend using the KMQuake II patch which supports .ogg music files, then downloading the music from someplace, then dropping it in to a music folder into the \baseq2 directory.07/27/2015 - 10:32am
black mantaI got Quake 2 during the Steam Quakecon sale. Funny thing is, there's no music for it! Guess Steam didn't want to pay the royalty fees or something.07/27/2015 - 10:30am
black mantaLike EZK, I also have a backlog of games. Right now I'm playing Crysis 3 for the first time, and replaying Quake 2.07/27/2015 - 10:29am
E. Zachary KnightZippy, No. It is because I have a backlog of games a mile long and have not bought to many new games, which includes Mass Effect.07/27/2015 - 9:28am
 

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