Tag: Gaming

Flamethrowers and Elon Musk: How The Billionaire Produced The Weapons

An image of elon musk's boring company and its flamethrower product

Video games such as Bethesda’s masterpiece “Fallout” series or Rockstar Games’ classic “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” with excessive violence as one of its signature characteristics, a flamethrower is often the cornerstone of grotesquely violent choices. Usually alongside a rocket launcher, minigun or grenade launcher, the World War I and II weapon is capable of shooting… Read More

4 marketing lessons we can learn from Bethesda

Fallout 4

Bethesda recently released their highly anticipated action role-playing game “Fallout 4,” and after only 24 hours, the developer sold 12 million copies, potentially making it the best selling game of 2015.     While many believe that the popularity of the series was the biggest contributing factor to the success of “Fallout 4,” it’s hard… Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ sales spike after slow first week

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate game

Ubisoft was worried their newest title “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” wouldn’t sell as well as they had hoped after the first week of sales were lower than expected. However, the developer reported that the second week’s sales numbers were on the rise.         Gamers were hesitant to purchase the next game in the “Assassin’s… Read More

BlizzCon announcements fall short of grand expectations

BlizzCon 2015

Blizzard made some big announcements at the developer’s annual BlizzCon convention, but some of the gaming news released has rubbed gamers the wrong way.   The “Hearthstone” card game’s senior game designer, Ben Brode, announced the game’s next expansion, “The League of Explorers.” This new adventure gives “Hearthstone” players 45 new cards, and will be… Read More

Warner Bros. goes above and beyond to rectify endless ‘Batman’ game problems

Batman: Arkham Knight game capture

The PC version of “Batman: Arkham Knight” has been added back to Steam after the game spent over four months off the market while developers worked on fixing the large number of bugs and glitches. The newest “Batman” title from Warner Bros. may be back, but it’s still broken for many gamers.          One… Read More

Librarian of Congress protects gamers with new fair use rules

Library of Congress

The acting U.S. Librarian of Congress, David Mao, passed new exemptions to strict digital rights management (DRM) anti-circumvention laws on Tuesday that will give more leeway for fair use in gaming.       DRM is used by a large portion of video game developers to prevent people from copying or modifying their games. Many gamers… Read More

SXSW faces public outrage for canceling events over terror threats

SXSW 2015

Austin’s annual media festival South by Southwest (SXSW) caused controversy on Monday after they canceled gaming and online harassment panels over “threats of on-site violence.”     One of the canceled panels, “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games,” had planned to speak on the topic of internet harassment and how to respond when targeted by online… Read More

‘Star Wars’ puts EA way ahead of fiscal expectations

Electronic Arts corporate

Electronic Arts (EA) announced their financial results for the company’s second fiscal quarter on Thursday, and they have exceeded expectations.     The video game developer received a non-GAAP net revenue of $1.146 billion, when they were attempting to reach $1.075 billion. EA’s rising revenue comes as a surprise to many, since EA was voted… Read More