Artists, Even Game Developers, Are Weird. That's A Good Thing.

Video games have their rockstars. But they're not the same kind of rockstars as the ones who strut around in dresses made of meat or go on talk shows to argue about their Twitter feuds. Compared to pop music or Hollywood, games often seem like they have a culture of celebrity that's far more subtle. Nonexistent, even.… » 4/16/14 3:30pm 4/16/14 3:30pm

Xbox Live Stops Charging Studios to Patch Games; Fez Creator Upset

When a rare—but utterly game-breaking bug—crippled the indie sensation Fez, its maker said it would issue no patch to fix it. That's because Microsoft would have charged "tens of thousands of dollars" to put out the patch out over Xbox Live. Yesterday, the company revealed it did away with those charges back in April. » 6/29/13 11:00am 6/29/13 11:00am

Don't You Have Anyone Better To Hate Than The Guy Who Made Fez?

Phil Fish, the main guy behind indie platformer Fez, isn't exactly the most popular figure among online gaming communities. Whether it be the way he was portrayed in documentary Indie Game: The Movie or stuff like his comments on Japanese gaming, whenever his name comes up - or even mention of Fez - out come the… » 4/23/13 11:30pm 4/23/13 11:30pm

She'd Never Played Video Games, But Wound Up Judging A Game Contest

Most video game-players have someone in their life—an uncle, a parent, a cousin, a co-worker—who just doesn't play video games. Time and again, we try to poke and prod at those people, to better understand where they're coming from and more importantly, how they view our favorite pastime/livelihood/obsession/etc. » 10/16/12 8:00pm 10/16/12 8:00pm