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I don't support Blizzard on this at all.
Originally Posted by ars technica
StarCraft 2 comes with a powerful set of tools for making your own maps and game modifications, but there is no local storage; you have to upload your content to Battle.net and let users grab that content from Blizzard's servers.
I don't like the idea of giving players access to map editors, scenario editors, and mod tools, but then gimping the programs so that the only way they will work is if the files are uploaded to official servers. Publishers already hold almost all the cards, but this gives them 100 percent control
In a fit of nanny state paternalism sure to put a grin on the face of big government elitists everywhere, GamePolitics.com is reporting the ESRB has forced the removal of Fallout 3 game trailers from all sites. Bethesda's VP sent an e-mail notifying all sites to remove the trailers "immediately." The removal was forced by ESRB officials according to Edge Online and GamePolitics.com.
Not content with this vulgar display of bureaucratic tomfoolery, the ESRB then decided it had the authority to regulate third party content made by gamers and game sites, independent of the
EA is apparently fed up with people acting like idiots on the official EA forums and has plans to hit these gamers where it hurts--by banning them.
Originally Posted by EA Games eaapoc
Well, its actually going to be a bit nastier for those who get banned.
Your forum account will be directly tied to your Master EA Account, so if we ban you on the forums, you would be banned from the game as well since the login process is the same. And you'd actually be banned from your other EA games as well since its all tied to your account. So if you have SPORE and Red Alert 3 and you get yourself banned on our forums
Here's an article that's currently getting a lot of attention from the gaming press, for reasons that will become obvious once you read it. The article is attributed to "Anonymous Guy from Big Publisher."
Ordinarily, I tend to look at articles without proper attribution with a very skeptical eye, as the Internet teems with frauds looking to do a quick and dirty hit piece and grab headlines. However, this article has an intro from Dan "Shoe" Hsu where he vouches for the anonymous author and says he is who he claims to be. That's interesting. Hsu then goes on to
An interesting article has surfaced over at ShackNews (thanks ShackNews) in which AIAS president Josesp Olin is quoted as stating that game journalism's current problem is that game journalists are lazy. Indeed.
Originally Posted by Joseph Olin
"My pet peeve is that game reviewers are lazy," he said. "Not all, but in terms of the reviews [something like] 'This game isn't as good because let's compare it to that game over there and that game was great.' Who gives a, you know, bleep?"
"How can you review a game, how can you give a comment about a game like Grand Theft Auto IV,