Wario is a libertarian. Bowser is a fascist. We know this about them, in our hearts, but no one has ever sat down and categorized the political leanings of the Mushroom Kingdom’s best-known residents.
I’ve spent a long time trekking across Far Cry 5’s fictional Hope County, Montana fighting the members of an apocalyptic cult led by a man called Joseph Seed, and I’m still not sure what their deal is. They drive around blasting weird Christian synth and shooting non-members on sight. It’s weird and terrifying and…
“Hilltendo” was a flash-based platformer game aimed at smearing Hillary Clinton days before the 2016 election, according to a new CNN report. While it’s hard to gauge how effective it was, it certainly speaks volumes about the bizarre lengths Russian agents may have gone to in trying to influence American politics.
QUOTE | “The president will meet with a number of stakeholders next week. He’ll also be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front as well. This is going to be an ongoing process, and something that we don’t expect to happen overnight... to make sure that we protect schools…
Last Friday, United States Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals over a widespread campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election in an effort that sounds like a Metal Gear plot. So, naturally, the voice actor for Colonel Campbell has done a dramatic reading of the the…
During an interview yesterday on a talk radio program, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said violent video games are partly responsible for mass shootings like this week’s in Parkland, Florida which killed 17 people and wounded 14 more.
Prior to last night’s State of the Union speech, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign contacted the President’s supporters to ask them for small donations. Unlike in the past, however, anyone who donated the day before the speech would get their name added to a ticker running at the bottom of the campaign’s livestream…
Watching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in a 7,000-seat arena for 24 hours over the course of three days made me feel like I was 19 years old again. I don’t miss it, especially after being surrounded by fans around that age at Eleague’s CS:GO major in Boston.
The video game publishers’ lobbying group in Washington, the Entertainment Software Association, has denounced comments reportedly made by president Donald Trump during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday where he is said to have called African nations and possibly Haiti “shithole countries.” The…
Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced a delivery of F-52 fighter jets to Norway as a gesture to bolster defense in Northern Europe. There’s only one problem: the F-52 is a fictional plane from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Imagine a 17-year-old gamer tossing a copy of the Teen-rated Star Wars Battlefront 2 onto his local GameStop’s checkout counter, only to be asked: “Sir, may I see your ID?”
Here’s Rep. Chris Lee (D) from Hawaii standing in front of a camera and making an announcement about steps being taken to combat the “predatory behavior” of video game publishers, with particular emphasis given to Electronic Arts and its inclusion of loot boxes within Battlefront II.
Following a weekend of strife that led to mass mod resignations and the forums going offline for days, popular gaming community NeoGAF has reopened this evening. And it’s a mess.
Four Horsemen is a game about immigrants and refugees, and also kinda sorta the apocalypse. It’s a compelling game, written from a place of deep empathy about a topic that is important to consider in our current political climate. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite come together.
On Tuesday, President Trump and his administration announced that they would end the DACA program which allows undocumented youth brought to the United States as children to work and receive protection from deportation. Some major tech and gaming corporations have spoken out about DACA, including Madden and Sims…
House Republicans put out a thing today on tax reform, and for reasons unknown, they built the entire thing around a Zelda reference.
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Leader of the Free World, was at Gamescom in Köln earlier today. And she spent some of her time in about the most Gamescom way imaginable.
A few years back, games artist Toby Lewin had an image he drew for a Blizzard contest (above) go viral. You see it all over the internet these days, from posters to mouse pads, but this week it turned up in the real world on...a war memorial in the Ukranian capital Kiev.
The mayor of Nagoya and the governor of Aichi Prefecture both recently suited up as famous anime characters. This was not a first.