When reports come out that renowned pachinko manufacturer Konami treats its game developers like prisoners, you won’t hear much. But when a website suggests that the new game Metal Gear Solid V has required microtransactions? Konami comes out swinging.
Let's take a quick trip into the strange world of video game rumors—and see how easy it is for misinformation to spread across the web.
Think of the internet, and right up there with gifs, cats and nutshots you'll probably think of comments. Awful, terrible, hateful comments, full of bigotry, spite and venom. It's long been assumed that might just be the way the internet works, but surprisingly, things might actually be changing.
The freelance reviewer who wrote a video game review that was pulled by GameSpot—and kept on Metacritic nonetheless—says he's sorry for the mistakes in his piece.
You might have read rumors swirling around the Internet today that suggest the Wii U will be out on November 18.
Back in 2007, GameSpot writer Jeff Gerstmann left the site under suspicious circumstances. It was heavily rumoured at the time that his departure was the result of pressure from a games publisher over a negative review of Kane & Lynch.
Game reviewer Jeff Gerstmann, who parted ways with GameSpot five years ago after publisher Eidos took issue with his review of Kane & Lynch, has returned to his old stomping grounds. GameSpot parent company CBS purchased Gerstmann's website, GiantBomb, today. GiantBomb will still exist as an autonomous publication. […
The Oscars have them. March Madness has them. But, numerous outlets start announcing their year-end picks, I'm wondering if anyone does Game of the Year betting pools?
Over at the CBS/Gamespot offices they've been having a lot of fun with post-its, putting together this lovely window-spanning mural of classic 8-bit video game characters. The video above depicts them working through the night in what must have been a very enjoyable reason to forgo sleep.
"I have no problem with the reviewer personally, but I dont want to see what is obviously a man, trying to look like a woman, its just too weird and I find it offensive, I dont want to be bombarded with gay/lesbian/transgender stuff on a gaming website, just have a regular guy or woman reviewing the games." –…
Yesterday GameSpot set off a minibomb with an anecdote about Kinect not recognizing two dark-skinned users while lighter-skinned gamers had no problems. Consumer Reports has weighed in, saying this sounds like a claim about laptops from last year.
Hispanic gamers are more likely to buy console video games, less influenced by price points in their choices, and consider themselves gaming novices, according to a survey by Univision, which will team with GameSpot to produce a Spanish-language games portal.
EA has launched the multiplayer open beta for Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, and all you have to do is sign into your free GameSpot account and wait.
CBS is bringing the ax down on CNET, the media company it purchased in May of this year for $1.8 billion. That means merging newsrooms and lay-offs at entertainment sites like TV.com, MP3.com and Gamespot.
In the market for a Wii? Your days of breathless disappointment may soon be at an end, with GameStop revealing that they have "a week's supply of Wiis". In an interview with GameSpot, GameStop executive vice president of merchandising and marketing Tony Bartel reveals:
Generally, we would suspect that any unfavorable review of one's video game creation would be quite the bum out. In the case of IO Interactive's Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, however, team members say that GameSpot's damning review of the Eidos published crime epic knocked the wind out of them and that being caught up in…
James Yu over at GameSpot has just posted an excellent hands-on comparison of the old Sony PSP 2000 model and the shiny new PSP 3000, announced just last week at the Games Convention in Leipzig. While we've already posted the comparison that showed up on Famitsu, the GameSpot article has a few things going for it.…
In-game ad company Double Fusion announced a promotion and two new management hires today: Double Fusion's own Julie Shumaker will now oversee the company's newly formed Core Games Group as general manager and former VP of games at CNET Joshua Larson has been brought on as Vice President of Business Development, and…
Want to get in on the ground floor of an upcoming post-apocalyptic MMOG? Fallen Earth is going into alpha testing this Thursday the 14th, and Icarus Studios want to give you a chance to help them test out their game. Sign ups are being handled via a rather primitive GameSpot page, meaning you'll have to have signed…
Don't you just love the name Mount and Blade? It's just so functional - as though Ernest Hemingway was moonlighting as a game titler.