Well, this is just ridiculous.
Well, this is just ridiculous.
Fredrik Neij, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, was arrested last year. He had been planning on spending his time in prison playing video games, but his request to have a NES put in his cell has been knocked back.
This is First Person Lover. It's a game made to sell European clothes. Its trailer is one of the most fabulous things I have ever seen.
Over the weekend, Dreamhack Winter went down. Beginning in 1994 with a couple of Swedish dudes who rented out a school hall to play some video games, it's now the world's biggest LAN party, bringing over 25,000 PC gamers together in the one spot for some games, music, cosplay and sweating.
Sweden's government has turned its eyes to the portrayal of women in games and gender issues. Swedish news site, The Local, reports that the Nordic country has issued a $36,672 (272,000 kronor) grant to research gender issues in Swedish games.
When Carl-Magnus Helgegren's young sons revealed how obsessed with Call of Duty they'd become, he decided it was time to teach them some things about war. And have them taught by people in the business.
If anything is going to roll up 2014, the internet and video games together in one single fact, this has got to be it.
Joseph Bunger, 34, faces up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling firearms internationally, with the parts hidden inside Xbox 360 consoles.
The mother of imprisoned Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm says that since her son was extradited from Sweden to Denmark, he has been placed in solitary confinement as though he were a "dangerous, violent and aggressive criminal".
Dreamhack Winter, an annual LAN party held in Sweden, is easily the biggest of its kind in the world. People come from all over Europe (and sometimes futher afield) to spend a few days hanging out, seeing bands and watching pro gamers. Oh, and lugging their entire PC then setting it up in a cavernous, sweaty hall.
So McDonalds in Sweden held a competition earlier in the year. The winner got to name a burger. And now we have a burger named after an eSports team.
This is, sadly, the tombstone of a five year-old boy, located in a cemetery in Lund, Sweden. A boy who obviously loved his Pokémon so much it's become a big part of his memorial.
I normally don't like making such crude comparisons between games, but given the character design in Aer - and the fact I only just played Wind Waker again - I can't help it. Don't worry. It's a very, very good thing.
Welcome to the 21st century.
Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan (via The Local) is reporting that over the weekend, a group of kids playing Call of Duty got a little more than they bargained for when they got all excited about the game.
Over last week and the weekend, over 10,000 PC gamers from Europe and across the world gathered in Sweden for Dreamhack Winter, the world's biggest LAN party.
Over the rest of this week and the weekend, over 10,000 gamers will be gathering in Jonkoping, Sweden for Dreamhack Winter, the world's largest LAN party.
Well, maybe you will. Mojang, the folks behind Minecraft, is a success story. Great news for them! That not only means Mojang honcho Notch (aka Markus Persson) can afford nicer hats, it also means the studio can afford nicer digs. And boy, look a these digs.
Fatshark's upcoming Krater has one of, if not the most expensive collector's edition I've ever seen. There's only one available. And it costs $10,000.