All publications for 05.07.2021
“Kojima blinded by greed.” Changes.org page launched calling on Kojima to cancel his potential cloud-based title for Xbox
Last week, Microsoft and Hideo Kojima reportedly signed a letter of intent. The partnership that might come out of this will see Kojima create a cloud-based game using Microsoft’s Azure tech. Over 700 gamers have taken to Change.org to prevent any official agreement from being signed.
Guilty Gear Strive latest patch removes mentions of Uyghur, Tibet, and Taiwan
China once again has become a topic of discussion in the games industry after players found out a few changes made in the latest patch for Guilty Gear Strive. In fact, developers removed all references to Uygur, Tibet, Taiwan, and some other China-related regions.
Four horror titles by Bloober Team co-funded with €150K grants from European Commission. Here’s why
Bloober Team received at least four grants, each worth €150 thousand, through the European Union’s Media Program. The European Commission awarded these grants to the studio to support the development of four horror games, including The Medium and Layers of Fear 2. Here’s what the European Commission saw in them.
Farm Bank creator facing up to 75,000 years in prison for running $130-million Ponzi scheme
Mehmet Aydin, who created the fraudulent game Farm Bank, has been extradited to Turkey after a few years of hiding abroad. He is now facing up to 75,000 years in prison for swindling money from thousands of people.
EA denies signing agreement to add TV-style ads in its console games
Last week, TV ad tech company Simulmedia announced the launch of advertising platform called playerWON. It’s designed to allow developers to add TV-style commercials into console and PC games. The company also claimed it had already signed deals with several big gaming brands, including EA. EA, however, is denying its involvement.