Games Journalism 2018: We're taking it back!

#965

Yea, is too bad wikipedia is The One.

I guest is a effect of the One Of A Thing internet effect that have created Google, Amazon and many other services. I wish the internet worked with a rule of two, or tree. Not good for humanity that it seems to push a single website for one purpose over many.

I would not punish ourselves too much over it. Like theres something really bad in neerdoom or geekdoom. Is a internet thing. Facebook is not a nerds/geeks thing and is also member of the One Website club.

Nerds have created healty competitions like Gnome/KDE vi/Emacs, where the competition was friendly and even cooperative at times.

#966


Maybe belongs here? Hope I dont get sued! :)

#967

Wow. I don’t know who’s at fault at this. Sounds not like not copying is just an understanding, not a legal standing but their official response is not… good.

#968

I don’t read French well, so I can’t compare the rulesbooks to see for myself how “close” the games are, but either way the publisher doesn’t come off well when it says rubbish like this:

Wonder Dice have also issued an extraordinary press release about the whole mess, in which they threaten legal action against anyone who has questioned their practices and has thus “participated [in] this lynching”, claiming that if the game does not meet its commercial goals “they will have to personally compensate” the publisher.

#969

Yeah, their answer says everything anyone would need to know. I hope they get what they deserve.

#970

Super Bunnyhop has a new video out detailing a cancelled Eidos Montreal title, Project W, which aimed to be the first Western developed Final Fantasy game but like Grin’s FFXII spin-off, it never saw the light of day.

A tale of over-promising an over-ambitious project that got shot down for only a few of the usual reasons.

#971

Now it’s Polygon’s turn for a lengthy Panzer Dragoon Saga feature!

#972

Sad news on John “TotalBiscuit” Bain. His liver is failing and all chemo has lost effectiveness. He’s retiring to spend his last days with family and friends.

#973

That’s sad news.

#974

Yeah, read that last night and it’s just crushing. I really loved TB’s WTF is videos for years, and of course his career in Pro Starcraft as a caster and team owner was a huge part of my 20s. Over and over again he demonstrated what a deeply good dude he was at his core, and I think gaming will be noticeably less without him.

#975

Very sad, he was one of the first youtube reviewers I followed.

Godspeed sir, savor every moment.

#976

Damn :(

He was one of the first youtubers I actually liked, his PC focus, port reports, reviews were all good. I wish he would pull through this somehow :(

#977

Christ, and he’s only 33.

#978

I knew he had health problems, but I didn’t realize it was that bad.

I thought he was older for some reason. He must have been really young when he started on WoW Radio.

#979

Not exactly a perfect fit for this thread but it might have some interest to some if you played Dungeons and Dragons in the 80’s (BADD: Bothered Against Dungeons and Dragons is referenced) or find an odd curiosity in the moral panic of the 80s and fear of Satanism.

#980

I think by alphabets they mean Runes, So Elmo is still pure.

The rest of you are damned.

#981

I can’t think of a good place to ask this, but is today just a slow news day, or a European holiday? Eurogamer has exactly one minor news story today, no other features or news since the weekend.

#982

British Bank Holiday, which shuts down lots of Europe by default. My gf’s company is split between EU/US/Asia, and the American team is super overwhelmed right now trying to hold down the fort :(

#983

Shows they were much less connected to reality than the kids because they thought D&D players were having “sex parties”. Or sex at all, really.

They weren’t invited to non-sex/drug parties.

#984

Use of Alphabets can indeed be a problem.

Also, what would Machioistic Violence be? I guess they mean watching 1984’s The Karate Kid (the one with Ralph Macchio) or something?

Sidenote: I witnessed those things first-hand, from the inside, so to speak. They still exist to this day in some ways in some groups. Also, first-hand knowledge. It’s sad. :(