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Tue, Mar 30, 2010 | 15:39 BST
While Atomic was showing Breach at PAX East over the weekend, an attendee at the booth attempted to steal the game’s code.
After stealing about 14Mb of the game’s code, he ran off upon discovery, and was luckily apprehended a bit later.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 | 22:23 GMT
Lawsuit crazy Erik Estavillo’s at it again, but this time instead of suing Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo, he’s suing Activision Blizzard over World of Warcraft and wants to subpoena Winona Ryder and Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore as witnesses.
Filed in California, the civil complaint states that WoW uses “deceitful” business practices, as it “continues to maintain a harmful virtual environment to many of its customers by forcing them to follow the game’s sneaky and deceitful practices.”
One complaint is that his character has “to walk or run at a calculated slow pace, resulting in the player taking longer to get where he or she needs to go in the game.” His claim is that because of this, it takes longer to play the game which is a “deceitful practice” in revenue generation from ActiBlizz, as faster travel is not available until a player levels up or buys an expansion pack.
Estavillo also claims that his health problems (OCD, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, major depression and Crohn’s Disease) are getting worse, and he does not want to end up like EverQuest gamer Shawn Woolley, who took his own life in 2001, and like Shawn, he “relies on videogames heavily for the little ongoing happiness he can achieve in this life.”
OK, now how does Depeche Mode’s founder and Winona Ryder come into play with this bit of lunacy? Because both can provide “testimony on his behalf regarding the subject of alienation”. Surely they’ll both be honored to appear in court for him, no?
That’s it. We’re stopping there, and letting you read the rest over on GamePolitics.
Sat, Oct 17, 2009 | 23:43 BST
An ex-US Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania has admitted in federal court to five-fingering 2,200 rental games bound for customers of GameFly.
Reginald Johnson, 34, of Germantown, faces 12 to 18 months in prison with sentencing set for January 13.
The mail-processing clerk who loaded and unloaded tractor-trailers of mail stole approximately $86,000, worth of games between April and September 2008.
After being under surveillance, the feds showed up to get him at work, only for him to flee the scene in his vehicle, and he was only apprehended after wrecking his SUV and running on foot for a bit. During this time he dropped a duffel bag, which was found to be packed with 81 GameFly titles.
Further search of the vehicle found another bag containing 79 mailers from the game rental service.
Apparently, Johnson had been trading the games to GameStop and inside his vehicle the feds found receipts from the store along with five Nintendo Wii Sports, three Wii Fits, a Playstation console, and game controllers.
More over on Philly.com.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 20:48 GMT
Like, dur. Swedish paper the Kvällsposten’s reporting that a 15 year-old boy collapsed and started convulsing after playing Wrath of the Lich King for 24 hours without a break this week.
His father’s now warning other parents of the dangers of not eating, sleeping and working hard at a computer for unnatural lengths of time.
Message to world: stop being so fucking stupid, please.
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 14:22 BST
Oh Rockstar, what have you gotten yourself into this time? Oh, right. Nothing.
According to GamePolitics, Connecticut State Senator Gayle Slossberg has been straining her eyes – and her delicate, non-gaming thumbs – in order to find GTA IV’s porno-worthy rape scene. Er, what?
From a newspaper story in the New Haven Advocate:
“[Sen. Slossberg] wants confirmation of the rumored rape scene in Grand Theft Auto IV—but she can’t reach that level of the game. The Milford state senator’s never played GTA, but she fears it’s corrupting the youth and thinks a law requiring better warning labels might be the fix… Slossberg hints she’ll… introduce legislation next session calling for clearer labeling of depraved video games like Grand Theft Auto… Slossberg’s a bit unsure of how the warning labels might read: ‘I mean what would it say, This game will make you a sociopath?’”
Tax payers’ money at work there, folks.
Sun, Mar 16, 2008 | 11:54 GMT
Here. Apparently some of the problems gamers have had running Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the US may have been caused by cigarette smoke clouding Wii’s laser. The Boston Herald offers absolutely no basis for this claim at all, which is nice. We’ll put it under “rumour”.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 | 06:35 GMT
Cliff Bleszinski, the Gears of War 2 dev head now infamous for saying PC gaming is in disarray, has now decided that the PC Gaming Alliance Epic signed up for at GDC is going to sort everything out. Phew.
“Abso-frigging-lutely,” Bleszinski said when he was asked if he was on board with the initiative. “The thing is, I think everybody coming together in that kind of way will essentially kind of help re-glue things back together and kind of help fix the market. I have a big PC gaming heritage and I love playing games with a keyboard and a mouse, as well as a console, and I’d just love to see it.”
He may also have changed his tune because Mark Rein jokingly called him an “idiot” in public on the matter, a fact that a huge amount of Epic’s cash comes from developing and licensing a PC engine to PC developers for PC games.