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Billy D, A.K.A., William Usher, has been rustling Jimmies for years. The fanboys cried and their tears became his milkshake.

Assassin’s Creed Montage Videos Revel In All The Good Parts Without The Glitches

Assassin's Creed Montage

The history of Assassin’s Creed – as a brand – will probably be one of both admiration and disdain; a small hint of appreciation sprinkled in with the salt and pepper of disgust. I imagine a lot of fond memories of Assassin’s Creed may fade in time as the series continues its annual devolution on a strict development cycle on a bloated budget. Well, despite the harsh realities associated with the crunch-time of AAA development, there’s someone on YouTube doing nothing more than paying fan-service to the highlights of the Assassin’s Creed series with some very well-done montages. Continue reading



Star Citizen FPS Module Health System Detailed; New Video Released

Star Citizen

Roberts Space Industries updated the official Star Citizen page with some new details on how the first-person shooter health system works. It’s actually limb-based, and there isn’t an overall health bar but instead health stats for 10 different limbs that can be damaged to different degrees. Continue reading

IGDA Founder Responds To Indie Devs Being Blocked On #GamerGate Blocklist

IGDA

Blocklists via social media are about a step away from what some might consider to be a “blacklist”. We all know that the Game Journo Pros aren’t above blacklisting; but what about an association designed to help devs? Well, there’s a tool being employed by the International Game Developers Association – and at one point was promoted on their official website under the Mental Wellness and Self-Care section of the Online Harassment Resource page – called the “GGAutoBlocker”. Continue reading

#GamerGate: 66% Of Americans Think Stronger Laws Should Be Passed For Online Harassment

GamerGate

On November 20th, 2014, at the General Assembly in Washington, D.C., there was a panel called “Celebgate and Gamergate: The New Culture War”. It was a discussion about the dangers of privacy invasion, technology, online harassment and the steps and measures to curb this behavior. In addition to the discussion there was an infographic that was recently released that details how 1,000 U.S., respondents felt about certain issues of online harassment. Continue reading

WWE Releases WWE 2K15 John Cena Entrance Video

WWE 2K15

It’s been available for the past couple of days, but I imagine for anyone who was a wrestling fan that got entrapped in the daily grind called life or that little nuisance known as work, you may have missed out on the initial hoopla surrounding the release of WWE 2K15 for the Xbox One and PS4. As a bit of a promotional reminder, the WWE let loose a video featuring John Cena making his iconic entrance on the eight-gen rendition of Yukes’ annual wrestling title. Continue reading

#GamerGate: Interest Groups Want To Take Online Harassment To Senate

GamerGate

Today, there was a general assembly taking place in Washington, D.C. It was a panel discussion involving Katherine Cross, Sociologist and writer at Feministing, Stefan Hankin of Lincoln Park Strategies and Shireen Mitchell of Women’s Media Center. The panel was moderated by Allyson Kapin of Rad Campaign and Women Who Tech. Some of the people who attended the panel included notable individuals such as Paula B., from Workplace Fairness, Elle Cayabyab Gitlin from Ars Technica and Ally Palanzi from Vox Media, just to name a few. Continue reading