Category Archives: Internet
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 19:59 BST
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 16:04 BST
Two lawsuits have been filed in South Korea, challenging the Shutdown Law as unconstitutional. The law prohibits those under sixteen from playing games for a nightly six hour block so they can do more constructive things. Parents and teenagers with a Korean organization representing culture filed a suit claiming the law doesn’t take into account the parental right to educate their children. The other lawsuit was filed by NCsoft, Neowiz, and Nexon, also claiming the Shutdown Law is unjust. More on Kotaku.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 16:10 BST
GameTrailers.com turns 10 this year, and in order to make the occasion special, it has decided to relaunch the site. Brad Winters, GM of GameTrailers has told GI International the site will be relaunched “from the ground up,” with a “brand-new, everything from the back-end to the new logo, a new look and feel.” The relaunch started a year ago, after noticing a “heavier year-over-year consumption,” of original content,” said Winters. Video views from GT’s original content average 40% of total monthly views, which is up from 28% in 2010 and viewers average 44 minutes per visit. The site will undergo stress-testing over the next few weeks. You an look over the upcoming changes via the site’s production blog.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 10:17 BST
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 | 11:22 BST
The closed beta testing period of Codemaster’s free-to-play PC management title, F1 Online will come to an end on Tuesday June 19 in preparation for the open beta. In addition, the non-disclosure agreement that closed beta participants have been bound by will also expire on June 19, freeing all and sundry to talk about their experiences with the title and share any screens and video captured from it.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 15:44 BST
Following the launch last month of its site servicing the Middle East, IGN has signed a licensing deal with Blah! Asia – a division of Spiral Media – to publish IGN Asia Pacific. The site is available in three languages: English, Chinese Mandarin and Malay and will cater to ten markets including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and China.
IGN Asia Pacific editor-in-chief, Maxime Villandré said, “We will be reaching out to players with a wider variety of game titles and indulge it with unique voices: stories and exclusives delivered in local languages by resident gamers, heroes and industry players, which establish rapport on content that energizes Asia.”
Tue, May 22, 2012 | 20:57 BST
From Dust is now available through Chrome. To celebrate its launch, Ubisoft has put the title on sale for week, and it will run you $9.99. After that, you’ll have to pay full price for it, which is $14.99. Get it now through the Chrome Web Store.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 17:58 BST
IGN and T-Break Media have launched IGN Middle East which will service 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco and its “potential audience of more than 340 million people.” The site will be headed up by Abbas Jaffar Ali, formerly of ME gaming site Megamers, which has been incorporated into IGN ME. The site is available in Arabic and English and mixes “locally created editorial content with that from IGN’s teams in the US, UK and Australia.”
Fri, May 11, 2012 | 08:30 BST
FortressCraft designer Adam Sawkins has struck out at Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson after the game’s website was allegedly hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack yesterday.
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 16:00 GMT
Staff for Australian gaming site PALGN have resigned from the site, although will continue to work on the site until end of play this Friday. The confirmation, according to MCV Pacific, came in a mail from site vet site executive editor Jeremy Jastrzab, which noted the call ” stems from an inability for the editorial team and the PALGN ownership to come to agreement on how the site would function.” It follows after a forum thread that aired internal grievances between staff and owner Roland Kulen was recently made public on Pastebin over the direction of the site.
More details at the link.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 21:53 GMT
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (NV) has postponed a vote on PIPA due to various issues and protests surrounding the bill, stating there’s “no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved.” SOPA has also been postponed for the time being, and the ESA has dropped support of it altogether.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 07:09 GMT
Oddworld developer Just Add Water and the Oddworld website, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Gamasutra and SavyGamer have all blacked out in protest to SOPA this morning.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 | 08:41 GMT
The anticipated vote on SOPA has been delayed until the US House of Senate can find some sort of “consensus,” its been announced over the weekend.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
SOPA author and US Representative Lamar Smith of Texas has removed a controversial component of the bill, which would have required Internet Service Providers to block access to non-US websites accused of copyright and piracy violations.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 13:23 GMT
Ahead of a US House Committee discussion on SOPA next week, Firefall studio Red 5 and Destructoid will go offline on Monday for a 24 hour period in protest.
Wed, Dec 07, 2011 | 15:38 GMT
Apparently, Modern Warfare 3 was the eighth most popular topic on Facebook this year. It was the only game in the top 10, and the death of Steve Jobs hit at number five. The rest of the chart dealt with politics, sports, the wedding between a posh British lady and a Prince, and Charlie Sheen’s crazy ass. You can view the chart through here, but note that December’s popularity hasn’t been gauged just yet. The more you know, etcetera.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 18:25 GMT
Unity Technologies has announced its Unity platform for 3D on the web, iOS, Android and consoles has surpassed 750,000 registered developers, and that over 200,000 users remain active on a monthly basis. The number of Unity Web Player installs has also doubled over the last year, with 40 million as of November of 2010 and at present, over 80 million.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 11:52 BST
Spit-balling Shorty McShort news updates to keep you in the know. Lots to read, gawp at and make fun of.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 04:20 BST
By now, you’re probably aware that Netflix is dead. What we once associated with the name is, anyway. The company’s DVD-by-mail business has been split off, renamed “Qwikster”, and plans to take the world by storm in “a few weeks”. Oh, and it’ll ship video games to you, too.
In the hours since the announcement, I don’t think CEO Reed Hastings has gotten the response he was predicting.