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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.

#GamerGate: How To Spot Gawker’s Native Advertisers

Doritos

What is “Native Ads” and what do they have to do with Gawker? Well, they’re a new kind of monetary method by some websites to get sponsored content on a website without it looking like sponsored content. Sponsored blogging is more like it. This is an alternative revenue stream that Nick Denton, Gawker’s owner, put into play back in 2012, and it’s one of the ways that Gawker is able to evade some of #GamerGate’s tactics to pull ads via “Operation Disrespectful Nod”. Continue reading



Tom Savini’s Summer Camp Coming Soon To PS4, PC, Xbox One

Summer Camp

One of the more popular sub-genres throughout seventh-gen was retro games based on the flair and over-excess of the neon-themed era of the 1980s. Games like Hotline Miami and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon managed to strike up a huge slice of success from the core audience with their unique take on the era with their own little spin. Well, one of the most popular movie genres from the 80s was horror-slashers. So guess what’s coming next? Continue reading

‘Minutes’ Fuses Action Gameplay And Puzzle-Solving

Minutes

PS Vita owners (yeah they still exist) and PS4 gamers are about to receive a new game from Red Phantom Games called Minutes. The game is a top-down action-puzzle title that sees players having to utilize quick-wits and fast thinking as they dodge, contract, expand and envelop to score points, stay alive and win the game. Continue reading

Lords Of The Fallen Complete Walkthrough With Boss Guide

Lords of the Fallen

CI Games and Deck13 dropped Lords of the Fallen this week for home consoles and PC. The game has had some minor bits of mixed criticism but has generally been received as an eighth-gen Dark Souls clone. Unfortunately I haven’t had time to see if the game is actually harder than Dark Souls or not, but most comments I’ve seen seem to suggest that it is indeed easier than Dark Souls. No worries, though. For anyone who is still having trouble completing the game there are some useful walkthrough guides to help players get over some of the more troublesome hurdles. Continue reading

#GamerGate: TFYC Was Doxxed By A Games Writer, Not Zoe Quinn

The Fine Young Capitalists have been through a heck of a lot throughout this whole ordeal (you can read up on some of the hurdles the pro-feminist Game Jam faced right here). A lot of their problems started when they were accused by Zoe Quinn and friends of being transphobic, accusations that were spawned from misinterpretation and knee-jerk reactions. Twitter. Professional model Dane Halo provided an explanation to Kramer, Quinn and the rest of The Fine Young Capitalists’ antagonists by explaining that TFYC’s policies involving trans-contestants in the Game Jam  were based on the guidelines rolled out by the official Human Rights Commission of Ontario.

Nevertheless, those accusations came with a heavy price, as the supervisor of The Fine Young Capitalists had his private information broadcast to the public; putting him in the cross-hairs of unstable individuals who sent death threats and abuse his way. Continue reading