Weekly Recap June 3rd: RiME’s DRM Fiasco, Sony Handheld Rumors, YouTube’s New Ad Policies

This was a week of mixed news. We had Grey Box burying themselves under a lot of noise when they tried to defend Denuvo DRM, only to have to remove it a couple of days later. We had rumors pop up about a new Sony handheld set to make an appearance at E3, and YouTube rolled out new policies for monetizing videos with ads. Continue reading “Weekly Recap June 3rd: RiME’s DRM Fiasco, Sony Handheld Rumors, YouTube’s New Ad Policies”

Weekly Recap May 13th:Kotaku’s Fake News Flub, EA Puts Mass Effect On Ice

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The week ending on May 13th wrapped up with a few more ethical issues from outlets like the Huffington Post, Mashable, Buzzfeed and Kotaku. Out of them all only Kotaku had the balls to apologize for publishing blatantly false information… also known as “fake news”. The others had no remorse, and since there’s no recourse for publishing defamatory fake news in today’s society, they’ve just gone on with business as usual and a minor update blurb about the news being fake. Continue reading “Weekly Recap May 13th:Kotaku’s Fake News Flub, EA Puts Mass Effect On Ice”

Weekly Recap April 15th: Marvel’s SJW Backlash And Brash Games Gets Outed

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Brash Games came under fire almost all week long for discrediting their own writers, changing bylines and even altering review scores, which resulted in them being booted off OpenCritic. Continue reading “Weekly Recap April 15th: Marvel’s SJW Backlash And Brash Games Gets Outed”

Weekly Recap March 18th: The Inevitable Implosion Of Mass Effect Andromeda

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There really wasn’t anything that happened this week that compares to BioWare and Mass Effect: Andromeda’s marketing implosion. From the gosh-awful animations to the blatant racism on display by the developers, to the revelation that you can’t even make fair skinned people in the game, Mass Effect: Andromeda and whatever hype it had leading up to its release on March 21st is completely dead in the water. Continue reading “Weekly Recap March 18th: The Inevitable Implosion Of Mass Effect Andromeda”

Weekly Recap Feb 11th: Mass Effect Andromeda’s Ugly Romance, Steam Direct Inbound

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This week wasn’t filled with much useful news but it was filled with enough news to create salt from Social Justice Warriors, and get most normal gamers excited for one of the biggest events of the year. Continue reading “Weekly Recap Feb 11th: Mass Effect Andromeda’s Ugly Romance, Steam Direct Inbound”

Weekly Recap Jan 21st: Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sell Out, Resolution Woes Surface

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Early benchmark results for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have surfaced and confirmed that the game is only 900p when docked on the Switch and 720p on the Wii U. This has caused a bit of an uproar given that people were expecting more power from the Nintendo Switch, effectively putting it almost about on par to the Xbox One in terms of raw performance. Continue reading “Weekly Recap Jan 21st: Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sell Out, Resolution Woes Surface”

Weekly Recap Oct 29th: No More Early Review Copies From Bethesda

The big talk of the town this week was the axing of early review copies from Bethesda. Some people called it anti-consumer, and they would be right assuming the press were generally pro-consumer, but that isn’t really the case in today’s industry. In this case the supposed anti-consumer move also hurt the anti-consumer games press and it hurts the corrupt press more than it does gamers. Continue reading “Weekly Recap Oct 29th: No More Early Review Copies From Bethesda”

Weekly Recap Sept 10th: PS4 Pro And Gawker’s Law Enforcement Woes

An interesting way to close out this week occurred in the surprise revelation that the Federal Trade Commission is still investigating Gawker. Not only that, but a Freedom of Information Act has also revealed that Gawker is still under investigation by other law enforcement agencies. They just can’t cut a break… which is really good for a certain movement about ethics in journalism. Continue reading “Weekly Recap Sept 10th: PS4 Pro And Gawker’s Law Enforcement Woes”

Weekly Recap Aug 27th: Crash Override Network Leaks Reveal Operation Of Abuse

Citizen journalists and anonymous activists have leaked chat logs from the Crash Override Network, oftentimes referred to as CON. The chat logs have revealed systematic abuse of network privileges by some members, including their attempts to dox members of a #GamerGate Facebook group and get them fired from their jobs, as well as revelations that some of their members have purposefully sabotaged a Disney production that was worth $400,000. Continue reading “Weekly Recap Aug 27th: Crash Override Network Leaks Reveal Operation Of Abuse”