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ESPN boss says eSports are not “real sports”

By , September 8, 2014 1 News

ESPN President John Skipper doesn’t have much time for video games, apparently. Has anybody told him about the money? Speaking at the Code/Media Series: New York conference last week, Skipper said flat out that he doesn’t consider eSports part of… Read More »

Nintendo apparently rejected this new Metroid game pitch

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

“Metroid” is almost always top of the list when people are asked what franchise Nintendo should focus on. I guess Nintendo doesn’t agree. The Metroid franchise has been dormant far longer than fans would like, but Nintendo doesn’t seem keen… Read More »

Borderlands 2 to scavenge for loot and experience on Linux

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

Borderlands 2 opened fire on psychos and wildlife almost two years ago, but Gearbox Software’s cooperative shoot-n-loot is keen on hunting game in as many regions as possible. Borderlands 2 is now poised to cross another target off its list,… Read More »

Is “WB Play” a new Steam competitor?

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

Warner Bros. has some mysterious new project on the go, with clues pointing to a new digital distribution platform. The Batman: Arkham publisher has started using a piece of branding for something called “WB Play”. The Escapist turned up several… Read More »

Spec Ops: The Line narrative lead, Evolve writer leaves 2K

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

Walt Williams, a writer at 2K Games and lead narrative designer on Spec Ops: The Line, has left the studio. Williams revealed his departure via Twitter, saying he was “sad to announce” that September 5 would be his last day…. Read More »

Team Fortress 2 fan art mistaken for US propaganda on Russian telly

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

Team Fortress 2 is not part of the US military-industrial complex (or is it??), but that didn’t stop a Russian documentary from using a piece of fan art as an example of war propaganda. The TF2 fan art above was… Read More »

Miyamoto stopped Hyrule Warriors from being more Zelda than Dynasty Warriors

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

Crossovers must be tricky to develop – which fanbase do you cater specific mechanics to, and how much of each series’ flavor do you implement while still making a coherent experience that can stand without its fanfare? Early talks concerning… Read More »

Google to refund at least $19 million over in-app purchases

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

If we were to face a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, having a bunch of irritated parents on the other end of things is pretty low on our list of ideal situations. We’re thinking Google feels the same… Read More »

On like Donkey Kong; new champion crowned with record score

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

In 2011, surgeon Hank Chien broke the then-record score for Donkey Kong, and became – for the second time – the world champion of the classic game. But all kings of Kong eventually fall from the Empire State Building their… Read More »

New releases for September 8-15

By , September 8, 2014 0 News

Next week, console gamers finally meet their Destiny. The long-awaited blockbuster from Bungie finally arrives after what seems like an eternity. But let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’d rather Destiny pass you by. There’s also hockey taking… Read More »