Yesterday, Apple pulled a number of games that contained the U.S. Confederate flag from the app store without warning. Today, one of those games is highlighted on Steam’s front page—and players are rallying around it.
Launching a game is hard. So what happens when you release a high-profile title with the world watching and things break? Lots of things. Worse, it takes at least a day to fix stuff when a retweet can happen in seconds. Let’s talk to H1Z1’s senior game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt.
You'd think Disney's Big Hero 6 would steer clear of controversy. That it would be a fairly innocuous movie. You'd think!
Sony won’t renew its sponsorship deal with FIFA, citing rising costs. However, the company is among a number voicing concerns over negative publicity surrounding the organisation.
Oh dear. Chinese mobile app FengKuang LaiWang "leaked" over 35,000 user videos online, including clips of players in their underwear or naked.
Over the weekend, some Smash Bros. 3DS players complained of being banned temporarily from online play. They weren't sure why.
While politicians bickered, one thing China and Japan could always find common ground on was anime. And, uh, pornography. Which is why this recent incident was all the more surprising.
Far Cry 4's box art depicts a man wearing a lavish pink suit using what might be a religious statue as a throne. He has blonde hair and fair skin and his hand rests on the head of a man of color who kneels, passively, clutching a grenade in his hands. It's caused quite a stir.
YouTube's content ID match system may be the best way to keep copyright holders happy but it continues to cover everyone else in embarrassment. The latest example: This guy just got flagged for a playthrough video of a game. A game he programmed. In BASIC.
Being told someone else owns your 2-million-view video is a sure way to ruin a YouTuber's day. It can also be a real downer for the company supposedly making the claim. Especially if YouTube's bot scanner is making thousands of these infuriating claims on their behalf, all because of a mistake.
Three of "Angry Joe" Vargas' 10 most-viewed videos on YouTube, and dozens of others, have been flagged by YouTube's controversial "content ID" system, meaning the independent games critic and personality can't earn any advertising money from them. Last night, Angry Joe responded, very much in character.
The game director for Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming Heroes of the Storm has apologized for his treatment of a question about how characters are designed—specifically how multiplayer online battle arena games, of which Heroes is one, tend to hyper-sexualize female avatars.
This is by far my favorite type of story to cover on weekends: The EVE Scandal! They're fun because they tend to involve big-ass space ships or wads of in-game currency that convert to mind-boggling sums in real life. This latest allegation features both.
A journalist says she was "completely dehumanised" on stage during an Xbox One Event at Eurogamer Expo 2013, by a comedian who made degrading jokes about her gender. Eurogamer Expo says it is investigating the matter.
Polytron, the studio behind the indie hit Fez, announced over its official Twitter that development on Fez II has been canceled. It appears to be related to a very heated Twitter argument between Polytron founder Phil Fish and an Internet personality who sharply criticized him today.
A transit-map enthusiast who painstakingly redesigned Boston's MBTA rail map says The Last of Us took his work, without his permission and without compensating him, for use in the game. He's not happy about it.
No longer will Command and Conquer's militant "Global Liberation Army" feature generals of obvious Middle Eastern descent, once the game goes free-to-play. Polygon reports that Victory Games made the decision because some folks didn't like the implication that Middle Easterners were a bunch of militant terrorists.
The world's best selling video game won't be sold in Pakistan. Fox News reports that a declaration has forbidden sales of Activision's Call of Duty games, as well as EA's newest Medal of Honor release.