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  • #GamerGate: We Don’t Need Kotaku, Polygon Threats, Says Indie Dev

    Published at One Angry Gamer - 116 readers

    Times are strange right now. Proletarians are afraid to speak out. Media has a blackout on facts; suppressing the truth for their own wicked ends. Corporate powers stand silently in the shadows waiting for a break in the two-sided tension, neither helping nor hindering the movement from those who feel as if they are being oppressed, ostracized and attacked.

  • #GamerGate: You’re Winning And Here Are A Few Of Your Achievements

    Published at One Angry Gamer - 102 readers

    Given that most of all the articles of #GamerGate have been some of the most depressing and abhorrent stuff one could imagine – all involving the video game industry – I decided it was time to take a break and go over some of the good stuff following some positive articles that have been popping up.

  • #GamerGate: Kotaku, Nerd-Shaming And Ben Kuchera

    One Angry Gamer - - 39 readers - Just over a year ago the Game Journo Pro group had a very interesting conversation about “nerd shaming”. Using someone’s hobby to publicly humiliate them. This hot-button topic casually bubbled up into the conversation after Patricia Hernandez wrote an article on Kotaku about “This Is What A Brony Party Looks Like”, which was basically a video of people dancing at a My Little Pony Party.

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  • Postal Dev Comes Out In Support Of #GamerGate While Postal 2 Is 80% Off

    …… being one of the most overtly violent games I ever had the pleasure of playing back in an age when 3D was still trying to find enough polygons to take the industry by storm. But getting back on topic, the post goes on to point out that… “Keep in mind these games are made for entertainment. They are not intended as a direct blow to either men…

    6 readers - One Angry Gamer - Postal -
  • May I Have This Cordial Minuet?

    …By Philippa Warr on September 30th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. An occult-themed game of skill where players use magic squares to try to generate real cash all rooted in the developer’s own experiences with Texas hold ‘em poker? Why yes, Jason Rohrer does have a new game in the works, thanks for asking. It’s called Cordial Minuet because an occult-themed…

    7 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Games Media Awards 2014- Gamer’s Choice Voting is Open

    … for vote: The Real Games Journalist interviews Mike Bithell by Gav Murphy for CVG Inside Monopoly’s Secret War Against the Third Reich by Christian Donlan for Eurogamer Disabled Gamers: Part of Your World by Jordan Erica Webber for Kotaku UK Hands-on with Fiona Bruce: BBC uploads the UK’s favourite news personality to Oculus Rift by Steve Hogarty for PC…

    3 readers - The Gamer Headlines -
  • Xbox One Debuts In China To Long Lines As First Console In 14 Years

    … Kotaku, the launch events in major cities like Shanghai and Beijing had people lined up waiting to get their hands on the console. The sales were scarce in Japan for the Xbox One, but with China not having a console release since the PlayStation 2, gamers were likely ready to get their hands on a new console. No sales numbers have been released for the first day thus far, so we’ll have to wait until they are released to see how it sold as a whole.…

    4 readers - Attack of the Fanboy -


  • #GamerGate: Cost, Damage, Consequence And Cultural Scarring

    … – constantly calls for some way to find recourse on the tarnishing of his name through poorly done articles from people like Ben Kuchera [via Breitbart] or the multiple hit pieces on Kotaku. Gawker did an article about Max Temkin’s situation, noting that his five minutes of fame in the search engine spotlight wasn’t incorrigibly damaging, but he was fine…

    18 readers - One Angry Gamer -
  • Smash Bros 3DS Glitch Makes Opponents Kaiju Sized!

    … to become more and more massive until they fill up the screen, eventually ringing themselves out: Thankfully this Smash Bros 3DS glitch only occurs in single player mode. Your enlarged opponent does not have to be Yoshi, as shown by these Japanese Twitter users: Oof, as if Wario’s butt weren’t bad enough as it is: Greninja loses some of his stealth…

    5 readers - The Gamer Headlines -
  • Delightfully Weird Ad For New 3DS With Japanese Popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    … the customizability of New 3DS’ back plates: Pamyu is a former model turned singer, and is a household name in Japan. The name of her song playing throughout the commercial is “Kisekae,” which in Japanese means to “dress up” or “change clothes” (thanks, Kotaku), which suits the message of this ad very well. Ads like this are great because they provide a meaningful…

    6 readers - The Gamer Headlines -
  • Hacker group reportedly targets CoD, Destiny, EA servers

    … in late August, with Lizard Squad claiming responsibility. The hacker group said at the time that it had carried out similar attacks on Xbox Live, Hearthstone, League of Legends and Path of Exile. It also sent a Tweet claiming that an American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley from Dallas to San Diego had explosives on board, forcing the plane to be diverted for security reasons. Related News Hacker group claims responsibility for attacks…

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  • Lizard Squad Takes Down Destiny, COD Ghosts And FIFA 15 Servers

    … be running okay. It’s too early to tell what other games are down, but it looks like The Lizard Squad are still trying to take down even more games. They already tweeted on Friday they would start hacking down servers again. Kotaku has reported that Call of Duty: Ghosts servers are back online. As at time of writing though, Destiny servers are still…

    18 readers - Attack of the Fanboy - FIFA 15 -
  • #GamerGate: Kotaku, Nerd-Shaming And Ben Kuchera

    …Just over a year ago the Game Journo Pro group had a very interesting conversation about “nerd shaming”. Using someone’s hobby to publicly humiliate them. This hot-button topic casually bubbled up into the conversation after Patricia Hernandez wrote an article on Kotaku about “This Is What A Brony Party Looks Like”, which was basically a video…

    39 readers - One Angry Gamer -
  • 9/22/2014: Should I Tell Him?

    …Just a few hours after the infamous Loot Cave Death of 2014, I spotted this lonely level 13 waiting patiently to shoot at Hive scum. I didn't have the heart (or, really, the means) to tell him his efforts were going to be wasted. For other (non-Destiny) news and articles from this week, head over to Kotaku Selects. To contact the author of this post, write to tina@kotaku.com or find her on Twitter at @tinaamini.…

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  • #GamerGate: You’re Winning And Here Are A Few Of Your Achievements

    …, Kotaku, Destructoid and Defy Media to alter their policies. It seems like all the good stuff happened in the first paragraph, eh? Well, there’s more where that came from. More than a million tweets have gone out using the #GamerGate hashtag. Thanks RvS. Because of #GamerGate an Australian gaming journalist came forward and exposed EA’s cover-up…

    102 readers - One Angry Gamer -


  • Shooters Are Better With Silly Sound Effects

    …Foley artists spend countless hours doing the thankless job of getting your game sounds — shotguns, plasma rifles and chainsaws — just right. It's not an easy job. But those games are still fun if you replace all that hard work with dumb mouth noises. Youtube user MrElephante222 made the video above, replacing all the explosions, footsteps…

    3 readers - Kotaku -
  • $99 Smash Bros. for Wii U Bundle Spotted on Amazon

    … and 3DS news to the site's readers. When he's not busy saving the universe, he's most likely at his Grandma's house eating her delicious meals. Latest posts by Jelani Thompson (see all) $99 Smash Bros. for Wii U Bundle Spotted on Amazon - September 26, 2014 Nintendo World Store Hosting a Smash Bros. 3DS Midnight Launch Event - September 26, 2014 Check Out the B Dasher in Action in this Mario Kart 8 DLC Trailer - September 25, 2014 Around the web…

    7 readers - Always Nintendo -
  • Disney Infinity's Marvel Super Heroes, Ranked

    … power, but Rocket is packing the best looking (and most power) heat in the game. His nova gun upgrade and Loony Toons-esque special move set him apart from your average hero. As I wasn't aware of Disney's longish running series Ultimate Spider-Man I wasn't too familiar with Iron Sides. I mean Fist, Iron Fist. He's one speedy martial arts master…

    2 readers - Kotaku - Marvel -

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