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ESA re-affirms SOPA support, mindful of “concerns”

Tuesday, 3 January 2012 17:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

US lobby group ESA has issued a statement re-affirming its support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill currently floating around in the US House and Senate, following the removal of EA, Nintendo and Sony from a list of companies which specifically support the move.

Said ESA: “As an industry of innovators and creators, we understand the importance of both technological innovation and content protection, and do not believe the two are mutually exclusive.

“Rogue websites – those singularly devoted to profiting from their blatant illegal piracy – restrict demand for legitimate video game products and services, thereby costing jobs. Our industry needs effective remedies to address this specific problem, and we support the House and Senate proposals to achieve this objective.

“We are mindful of concerns raised about a negative impact on innovation. We look forward to working with the House and Senate, and all interested parties, to find the right balance and define useful remedies to combat willful wrongdoers that do not impede lawful product and business model innovation.”

The statement follows a developing story earlier today, which noted that, despite reports over the holidays that EA, Nintendo and Sony have dropped support for SOPA, the firms have only been removed from a list of official supporters compiled by the House Judiciary Committee and are still members of ESA (via The Raw Story and Blue).

ESA’s anti-piracy stance is similar to that of the movie industry’s MPAA and the music industry’s RIAA.

ESA has a piracy monitoring division, and lobbies Washington representatives each year on behalf of gaming companies that are members of the association. ESA has said previously it supports the bill.

However, not all large tech and gaming firms are completely behind the bill. Back in November, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) which includes members such as Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, requested the bill be altered in a way which would fight copyright infringement without censoring freedom of speech. BSA president Robert Holleyman admitted SOPA needs work and “valid and important questions have been raised” regarding the bill.

Meanwhile, hackivist group Anonymous has said it plans to target Sony over its support of the bill, but intends to do it in a manner that will avoid the public backlash it received over PSNgate last year.

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24 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    List of ESA members:
    505 Games
    Atari
    Capcom
    Crave Entertainment
    Deep Silver
    Disney Interactive Studios
    Eidos Interactive
    Electronic Arts
    Epic Games
    Her Interactive
    Ignition Entertainment
    Koei
    Konami
    Microsoft
    MTV Games
    Namco Bandai Games
    Natsume
    Nintendo
    Nival America
    Nvidia
    O-Games
    Playlogic Entertainment
    Sega
    Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sony Online Entertainment
    SouthPeak Interactive
    Square Enix
    Take-Two Interactive
    THQ
    Trion World Network
    Ubisoft
    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Xseed Games

    lol But lets just focus on three of them.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    The “focus on three of them” is probably because it was “reported” the three had withdrawn backing.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Did any of them actually state that they were backing out?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    It’s called a rebuttal, it’s a complex thing.

    Looks like Anonymous have a pretty serious Sony-boner – Maybe they’re planning to launch a console?

    RIAA should be one of the most used examples of industry lobbying actually managing to hurt the industry itself. It not only allows the music industry to continue down the road of incompetence without accepting responsibility for their parade of failures in business, it also manages to make them look like greedy scum to the general public.

    I’m kinda hoping that gamers are more aware, to a point where the ESA can be named and shamed into considering their customers before their own online sovereignty.

    At least they don’t represent everyone.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    No. It was reported out of speculation because as the posts states, their names were removed from a list of official supporters compiled by the House Judiciary Committee.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    So no lies were told, three names just got moved to under their associative umbrella… What exactly is the story here again?

    Look, if you want to point out that these 3 are still for SOPA, fine. But at least have the decency and integrity to point out that the names were moved to a list with over 29 other game publishers on it.

    At worst this is biased, at best half baked.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 As usual, thanks for your opinion.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Give it a rest, Geki. Stephany has plenty of “decency and integrity”. You have no excuse to be rude to her.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    @7 – Really? I’ve half a mind to ban him for trolling.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    How exactly am i trolling? By not agreeing with the article? Like i said, there was confusion over what EA, Nintendo, and Sony’s positions on SOPA are, and i agree that it should be addressed, but not by falsehoods like suggesting it was as good as confirmed they dropped out only to return in disguise.

    Its also worth pointing out that ESA does more than just back SOPA, and publishers can be members with them for any number of reasons. Do all of those 33 game publishers support SOPA? I dont know, maybe, “By proxy”, as the source puts it. But wouldnt it actually be better not jump to conclusions? Especially when Microsoft is a ESA member yet is apparently opposed to SOPA, this is clear evidence that a publisher can be a member of the ESA (probably for another service) and not support the bill.

    Conclusions are being jumped to, slow down and actually think about this.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    You’re being abusive. You can make your points without being rude.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Fair enough, i admit i was brash and i apologise.

    But you cant overlook the fact that Sony, EA & Nintendo have been members with the ESA for years along with the other publishers, and the association does offer multiple services for members like other means of IP protection, IP legal info, the ESA’s consumer surveys, marketplace intelligence, and E3 advantages like being able to pick floor space, presser times & locations and lower prices. Microsoft being a member yet being opposed to SOPA is clear evidence that its members dont all automatically support the bill.

    I think my case is pretty strong, i maintain that not all of the facts have been taken into account here.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    @12 Fair enough Gek, and we all know the ESA does great things for the industry, but the article is not a sumerization about what it does and does not do – the piracy bit was included because this is what the post is about. If I were writing an article on Joe Johnson supporting a ban on eating meat on Fridays, stating that he also supports underwater basket weaving would be silly to include.

    The only reason EA, Sony, and Nintendo were called attention to, is because it has been reported that they had backed off support of the bill – something none of the firms ever officially announced.

    It was speculation. Good for Microsoft desite being members of the ESA coming out and saying they don’t support it – fully. But the entire point was that Sony never said they decided not to support it – someone out there in internet land just assumed so because a government official removed company names from the list is all. Which is exactly what was said in the source I sourced and other sites have drawn attention to this very fact as well.

    Now, can we please move on to something else?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Unlimax

    OH NO ! The entire Internet world will be over .. Say Good-bye for your Freedom … And say hi for your Life .. Again .

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    @13
    It really isnt about summarizing what the ESA does and doesnt do but what being a ESA member means and doesnt mean. “EA, Nintendo, and Sony still support SOPA [...]“ Do they? Thats quite a bold assertion with little proof to it other than the fact they havent said outright that they dont any more, maybe someone should just ask what their position on SOPA is now that they’ve been taken off the list as an individual company.
    “[...] albeit in proxy” Going off this reasoning, doesnt that mean that every other ESA member therefore supports SOPA ‘by proxy’ too? I mean, would you agree to this: ‘US declares war on Iraq, Stephany Nunneley as a US resident supports Iraq war by proxy’.?

    See, this is where the problem is; To many assumptions, not enough facts. Theres doubt and that should be clear in the article; Do EA, Nintendo, and Sony really still support SOPA? Do they just happen to be members of a multi service group that does? We just dont know. You may think its not that important but when groups with checkered pasts start making threats, it really isnt the moment to be sketchy on what we really know and what we dont.

    Anyway, this could go on forever, so as you say, lets just move on.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    @15 Let’s.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Moonwalker1982

    This video(about SOPA) really made me go…WTF?!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIuYgIvKsc&feature=g-all-f&context=G2fd17d7FAAAAAAAABAA

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve edited it to refocus on the new statement.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. TheWulf

    This is hilarious. The thing about SOPA? There’s absolutely no way it’s enforceable, and anyone who works with the Internet infrastructure business will tell you the same. Oh, certainly, it’s going to cause a whole lot of trouble, but that’s all it’ll do. That’s why more smartypants companies like Google are against it.

    What’s worse is that this is the dictation of old, rich men who’ve not the first clue as to how the Internet works. And it doesn’t have anything to do with piracy really, oh no, the motivations are much more insidious: Censorship of all possible competition.

    See, it works like this…

    “Hi, I’m a publisher and I believe that it should be my right to publish all creative works and profit off of it, whilst the creative people involved see next to no profits, because this is The Way of Things and it must never change.

    “Oh, I know that some people are under the delusion that they can self-publish and handle marketing through the Whotubes or whatever they are, but that’s nonsense! Ha. Oh they’re just merely delusional and they’ll come running to us with open arms when we shut their Whotubes down. (Which we can do just by claiming that nasty faux-pirates inhabit it.) They’ll beg us to publish for them, and if they’re doing something that’s competing with what we’re doing… well, without their Whotubes they’ll just disappear quietly into the night.

    “And I am right. So I control the Whotubes! I control the Internets! I control all of the Internets! Also the horizontal and the vertical. And I see yooou. I AM NOT A SENILE OLD MAN.”

    It’s pretty much that.

    Why are these people in power again?

    (Also, is faux too clever a word for any of them to actually use?)

    #19 3 years ago
  20. freedoms_stain

    SOPA is insane. There are already plenty of examples of supposed “Rights Holders” abusing existing tools that allow them to take down content that violates their copyright from a variety of file and video hosting sites, clearly taking down files and videos that they do not hold the rights to (in many cases creative commons or other open licensed material). Now you want to hand them a tool that lets them knock out entire sites based on accusation without evidence?

    But hey, politicians know where their campaign cash comes from, and that’s more important to them than common sense, equality or freedom.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Freek

    Want to watch somebody inteligent say something thoughtfull about the future of computing and stuff like SOPA:

    http://youtu.be/yYqkU1y0AYc

    Watch that instead of the crazy beard guy.

    Or this one
    http://youtu.be/HriNzsp89lM

    also verry good.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Moonwalker1982

    @21

    That was a very good lecture, but English isn’t my mother language, so i didn’t get all of that. But as for SOPA…by the sound of it, they sound like a bunch of idiots who have no idea.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    “However, not all large tech and gaming firms are completely behind the bill. Back in November, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) which includes members such as Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, requested the bill be altered in a way which would fight copyright infringement without censoring freedom of speech. BSA president Robert Holleyman admitted SOPA needs work and “valid and important questions have been raised” regarding the bill”

    If they are strongly concern about the freedom of speech, and if they wanted the SOPA to be altered in order to protect freedom of speech , they could just leave out ESA and resign, and if they wont do this, at least make a treat saying this, because if the SOPA bill, the one that will be going to the senate to be approve, is without this, or any modifications at all, well theres a possibility that they are indeed supporting this back doors, and not up front, so us common joe will think they are really concern about freedom of speech, when in reality they are not, IMHO

    #23 3 years ago
  24. freedoms_stain

    @22, it’s worse than that, it’s a greedy bunch of idiots with no clue being lead by a bigger, greedier bunch of idiots with no clue.

    #24 3 years ago

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    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]