In an ongoing effort to call out the PR tactic of silence which started with a focus on SimCity
, Rock Paper Shotgun points out that after the public outcry, controversy, and an apology from Deep Silver which concluded "we want to reiterate ... how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again", the special edition of Dead Island: Riptide which includes a statue of a woman's severed torso silently went on sale anyway
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posted by gilrain
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Electronic Arts allegedly in talks to sell to private equity; would "do a deal for $20 a share". [NYP
] [Int. Business Times
]. The markets appear to think there's at least some substance to the rumour, as EA shares jumped more than 7% to $14 in early trades on Thursday morning and have remained at around $13.75. [Google Finance chart
posted by jaduncan
on Aug 18, 2012 -
Piracy of PC games is nothing new, and has been discussed previously
. Due to the high levels of PC game piracy, some development companies have decreased (or eliminated) PC game development
, shifting support to console development. But piracy isn't limited to PCs, as modchips
and other hacks have allowed users to play pirated and homebrewed
games. In the continuing struggle for control, Microsoft banned as many as 1 million modded systems from Xbox Live
, resulting in a surge of people reselling Xbox 360s that have been banned from online play
(and modders finding a fix for the ban
). Some developers have adopted another tactic - increased development of downloadable content (DLC)
, which has been seen as both good and bad
by gamers. John Riccitiello, the head of Electronic Arts, seems to have embraced DLC as a marketing option, in noting that "[people] can steal the disc, but they can't steal the DLC
posted by filthy light thief
on Dec 9, 2009 -
The battle for the NFL
After EA Games bombshell
announcement that it had signed a five-year exclusive licensing deal with the NFL
, many sports games fans are wondering what will happen to their favorite franchises that don't feature John Madden
. You can bet ESPN
is hoppin' mad (and probably Microsoft as well), as are fans of its NFL 2K
series (of which I'm a proud member). Do deals like this hurt the fans or the sport ... or even the gaming industry itself? I certainly think so. Sports is about competition! Oh, no, wait it's about money. Never mind.
posted by WolfDaddy
on Dec 17, 2004 -
"Hey there, sport! What's all the racket?" "It's The Stupid SIMulated Human Pet Tricks, Daddy!"
No really this is good. Stupid. But good. If anyone's ever wondered what some of the characters from The Sims
would look like in hokey live-action Not Ready For Television commercials, now's your chance!
This site requires the Quicktime and
Flash Player plug-ins. Be careful. This site crashed my computer once.
posted by ZachsMind
on Dec 11, 2000 -
, 78MB) has been released. Even if you're not big on video games you might want to give this one a try. *Requires a PC with 3D graphics accelerator and fast connection to download in sane amount of time.
posted by physics
on Dec 2, 2000 -