Deep Down apparently won’t contain any playable female characters. It’s 2014. This is video games. Brenna Hillier is, predictably, pretty fucking angry.
Here are five common arguments against developers adding more female characters – and why they are wrong.
This is a sad day for gamers - or at least me. Ken Levine, creative director and co-founder of Irrational Games, has announced that he is currently winding down the company. He wants to focus on a new kind of video game creation with a closer relationship with his fans - this involves working with a very small team from Irrational Games, alongside Take-Two. Most importantly, the BioShock name is going to be given to 2K. I wish him well, but I’ll miss Irrational Games. Click the link to read more from the man himself.
TwitchPlaysPokemon is a social experiment, it is a stream of the Gameboy version of Pokemon Red (151 romhack) running on an emulator. An IRC bot translates buttons said in chat into keypresses (simulated in software, no fancy typist robots). Users enter commands in the chat screen, which affect what Red does in the game. At this rate, they may be stuck in Celadon’s Department Store for a while, but this is a fascinating experiment (wish they’d TRY to work together…). Check it out!
Piracy accounts for 31% of all Internet traffic and, regardless of your personal opinion on the issue, it does really suck for a lot of game developers. But rather than just try to sue the pants off of everyone who ever logs into Bittorrent, some have started thinking outside the box a little.
Lowest price yet for OuyaFollowing a successful Kickstarter campaign, Ouya’s developers have been trying to drum up interest in its Android-based micro console by offering different color options and, most recently, a model with twice the amount of storage. Read more by clicking above!
Take the boys-club crap of the video game internet, put it in a time machine and…you get a funny/sad comic that might just make it a bit more clear just how awful it is for the women who suffer the harassment of unenlightened dudes.
Cliffhangers - they’re part of most of our entertainment, including video games. They leave you on the edge of your seat for days, weeks, months…sometimes years! The feeling is so frustrating, so agonizing…but that just shows you how deeply the work impacted you, to make you care so much - that’s a sign of some quality storytelling. Telltale Games creates a similar stir of emotions in me with their episodic adventures, and The Wolf Among Us is no exception.
Telltale’s forums were littered with complaining fans the past few months due to the long delay for Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors (the first episode was released about 4 months ago on October 11th of last year). Finally, their cries were answered last week - albeit with some frustration from Xbox 360 users. I was one of the people with the season pass problem, but thankfully that was resolved within a few days. Now, on with the review!
Despite $50,000 in daily revenue, developer said he “cannot take” the attention.