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  • New Game 'Call Of Duty: Rittenhouse' Lets You Defend Your Home From A Horde Of Bloodthirsty Communists (satire)

    11/10/2021 8:17:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Babylon ^ | 11/10/2021
    SANTA MONICA, CA—Activision surprised the gaming world with a new game trailer revealing the next game in the popular Call of Duty series. Set to be released any day now, Call of Duty: Rittenhouse lets you defend your home from a horde of bloodthirsty communists. “Developers have toiled this past year without sleep, food, or contact with loved ones, so we could launch this politically poignant and incredibly fulfilling game in time for the Holidays and the jury’s verdict of not guilty,” said Activision CEO, Roberto Activision. Some reviewers with advanced copies have expressed worry about how the game presents...
  • Why a hand gesture has South Korean companies on edge

    10/03/2021 9:03:13 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 12 replies
    CNN Business ^ | October 3, 2021 | Jake Kwon
    It took three years for players to notice the "offensive" hand gesture lurking in one of South Korea's most popular multiplayer games. When players made their avatars laugh, talk or give the "OK" sign in "Lost Ark," they clicked an icon featuring a gesture that might have appeared benign to many: an index finger nearly touching a thumb. But some of "Lost Ark's" users began claiming in August that the gesture was a sexist insult against men, and they demanded its removal. What happened next underscores a trend in South Korea among anti-feminists, who have been increasingly pushing companies to...
  • Video game developer CEO said he supported Texas' pro-life law. It sparked an outcry, and now he's gone from the company

    09/06/2021 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 23 replies
    The post millennial ^ | September 7th 2021 | Ian Miles Cheong
    John Gibson, the CEO of the video game publisher responsible for the titles Chivalry and Killing Floor, is out of a job after he publicly voiced his pro-life views in the wake of Texas’ so-called “Heartbeat bill,” which makes it illegal to surgically abort a fetus once cardiac activity is detected in the fetus. Posting on Twitter, the Tripwire Interactive boss wrote that he was “proud of the [United States Supreme Court] affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat.” Gibson stated that the reason he was speaking out on the issue was because of how vocal...

    07/09/2021 6:37:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | July 9, 2021 | Corey Irwin
    On July 9, 1981, Nintendo released Donkey Kong, the arcade game that saved the company. By this time Nintendo had been around nearly 100 years, though the company’s work had evolved greatly over time. It started as a playing-card company, later getting into such varied productions as instant rice and taxi services. In 1969, it ventured into an industry that would prove fruitful: electronic video games. For the next decade, Nintendo would achieve success in Japan with various home-gaming systems and arcade games. In 1979, the company decided it wanted to branch into the profitable U.S. market. Everyone agreed on...
  • Video Game Creator Slams Cancel Mob: ‘I’m A Republican, Christian, And Pro-life. If I Get Cancelled, Then I Get Cancelled’

    06/14/2021 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 14th 2021 | Evita Duffy
    Scott Cawthon, creator of the popular horror video game, “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” refused to bend the knee to the cancel mob Monday after he was attacked for donating to Democrat Representative Tulsi Gabbard and prominent Republicans, including former President Donald Trump. Video game news site GameRant reported Sunday that fans of the game franchise “are concerned and hurt to find out where the money Cawthon makes from the popular horror series is going.” “Fans who searched for Scott Cawthon on Open Secrets, an index of public political contributions, noticed that the developer has made significant monetary contributions to a...
  • 14-year-old girl who opened fire at deputies referred to Grand Theft Auto: Sheriff

    06/04/2021 6:18:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    ABC ^ | ByEmily Shapiro June 2, 2021, 3:26 PM
    A 14-year-old girl is seriously hurt after she and a 12-year-old boy allegedly armed themselves with stolen guns and opened fire on Florida deputies, officials said. The children, who reportedly ran away from a group home hours earlier, allegedly broke into an empty house Tuesday night, which the homeowner said was stocked with an AK-47, a handgun, a shotgun and a large amount of ammunition, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. The 12-year-old boy told investigators he grabbed the AK-47 and two loaded magazines for the AK-47 from a case in the bedroom, according to the charging affidavit. Deputies surrounded...
  • Kids, 12 and 14, Involved in Shootout With Florida Deputies After Home Break-In

    06/02/2021 12:28:03 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 49 replies
    NBC New York ^ | June 2, 2021 | NBC 6 staff
    A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized and a 12-year-old boy was in custody after they were involved in a shootout with deputies in central Florida following a home break-in Tuesday. The incident happened in the town of Enterprise, located in Volusia County, after the girl and boy ran away from a juvenile home for troubled children, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.
  • Gamer Gone: A’s Lefty Luzardo Breaks Finger on Video Game

    05/03/2021 3:48:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 3, 2021
    Athletics left-hander Jesús Luzardo will be off the mound for a while — and maybe off video games, too. Luzardo is out indefinitely after breaking the pinkie finger on his pitching hand when he thumped a table while playing a video game before his start Saturday. SNIP “Before the game he was playing a video game and accidentally bumped his hand on the desk as he was playing the game,” Melvin said. “He came in, was a little bit sore, training staff checked him out, we threw him in the cage before he went out there, watched him warm up....
  • Meyers Leonard Utters Anti-Semitic Slur During ‘Call of Duty’ Stream

    03/09/2021 9:08:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2021 | Jake Nisse
    Central Pennsylvania’s Pride Festival has been canceled again this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities across the country. The nonprofit organization, Pride Festival of Central PA, said the event cannot be held due to the “uncertainties” that come with hosting a large-scale event. “There is no joy in our hearts or voices in making this ugly announcement so early in the year but the enormous amount of planning, work and preparations that go into every festival could not be done sufficiently due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis’ longevity and the mitigation orders issued by Governor...
  • Pigs Can Learn to Play Video Games When Tempted by Treats

    03/08/2021 2:10:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | Theresa Machemer
    The four swine in the study always wanted to be the first at the computer each dayThere are three bright blue walls displayed on a black screen. Move the cursor to a wall, the computer goes bloop! and a treat pops out. After some success, one wall disappears. With only two walls, it’s a little bit harder. Then, after more bloops and treats, the screen drops down to one blue wall. For a pig moving the joystick with its snout, it takes serious skills to get the cursor to that one blue wall. Read More But four pigs, named Omelet,...
  • Joe Biden, Playing as Luigi, Wins in Mario Kart Race Against Granddaughter at Camp David

    02/16/2021 10:45:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 15, 2021 | MARINA WATTS 
    How did Joe Biden relax during his first Presidents Day weekend as president? By playing MarioKart with his family. During his weekend retreat at Camp David, Biden and his granddaughter Naomi played the racing video game, and he won. Naomi shared a video to Instagram that showed Biden competing against her on the Arcade GP DX machines, complete with chairs and steering wheels. Biden sat on the right as Luigi, and Naomi is Princess Peach on the left, GameRant noted. Despite not being at the same gaming level as his granddaughter, the commander-in-chief came out victorious. "Secret service made an...
  • The KFConsole is real and is said to bring the end to console wars

    12/22/2020 2:29:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NME ^ | 22nd December 2020 | Daniel Hollis
    KFC have unveiled the KFConsole, its own take on the gaming industry, combining chicken and video games. After an initial reveal back in June which many dismissed as a prank, the console has been officially brought to fruition in collaboration with PC specialist Cooler Master. Not only is it being dubbed as the end of “console wars”, but the system also incorporates a chicken chamber to keep the console cool, whilst simultaneously keeping meals warm. Reminiscent to the shape of an iconic KFC Bargain Bucket, it contains an Intel Nuc 9 extreme compute element, as well as a swappable GPU...
  • Space Force airman demoted for skipping training to buy PlayStation 5

    12/17/2020 4:36:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies ^ | December 17, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The military man was supposed to attend PT at 11 a.m. Dec. 1, but when his superior sent a reminder 30 minutes beforehand, he responded that he was headed back home from his shopping trip to Target — and his home was 35 minutes away from his training, according to a written reprimand posted on the popular Air Force amn/nco/snoc Facebook page. But it didn’t rattle the devoted gamer. “Yolo, PS5 > letters of discipline,” the unnamed service member told brass, according to the letter, using slang for “you only live once.” The flippant reply got the unnamed serviceman knocked...
  • Someone figured out how to play Doom on a pregnancy test

    09/15/2020 12:02:41 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 10 replies
    GameZone ^ | September 9, 2020 | Cade Onder
    Doom is known as the game that can be played on just about anything. Watches, phones, calculators, and other weird stuff. It can pretty much work on anything that has a screen and even things that don’t really have “screens”. Twitter user Foone got noticed on Twitter after getting a video of Doom to display on a pregnancy test… but it wasn’t playable. After enough curiosity, they now have Doom playable on a pregnancy test stick. Yes, the little thing you pee on to see if you have to sacrifice the next 18+ years of your life can now be...
  • Madden '21 adds Kaepernick as quarterback option

    09/08/2020 1:06:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 08 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Madden NFL 2021 is adding Colin Kaepernick, who remains an unsigned free agent after he started protesting police brutality as a San Francisco 49er in 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem, as a quarterback option in the latest version of the popular video game. “Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback. The team at EA SPORTS, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game,” the company said in a tweeted statement. “Knowing that our EA Sports experiences are platforms for players to create, we...
  • Left Rattled by Anti-Communist Themes in Upcoming 'Call of Duty'

    08/31/2020 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/31/20 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    The latest highly anticipated entry in the “Call of Duty” video game franchise seems to center around a rather anti-communist narrative - and it’s got modern American “Reds” running scared. **SNIP** After all, countless works of Cold War spy fiction are based secret plots, conspiracies and intrigue-laden moments in our history. For Kotaku, however, silly spy plots and harmless fun this was not. Instead, it was an effort to prop up supposed right-wing theories that the civil rights movement was actually a secret Soviet plot to overthrow the United States government with communist uprisings. According to the outlet: “Bezmenov’s suggestion...
  • ‘Fallout’ Series From ‘Westworld’ Creators in the Works at Amazon

    07/02/2020 2:50:11 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2020 | Will Thorne
    Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have set their sights on creating another expansive sci-fi series. The “Westworld” duo are developing a show at Amazon based on the “Fallout” video game franchise. Their Kilter Films banner is producing the project which has a series commitment penalty attached, meaning it would go directly to series if Amazon execs are on board with the scripts. The “Fallout” series, which began in 1997 with the original game, is set in a world where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. With their...
  • Joe Biden Calls Silicon Valley Game Developers 'Little Creeps'

    01/20/2020 8:08:40 AM PST · by karpov · 51 replies
    IGN ^ | January 20, 2020 | Hope Corrigan
    Joe Biden, the former vice president and 2020 candidate for President of the United States, has shared some harsh thoughts on Silicon Valley game developers, as reported in a wide-reaching interview with The New York Times. When asked about the Obama administration's legacy on Silicon Valley regulation, Biden talks about meeting with leaders in Silicon Valley to discuss intellectual property rights, and describes interacting with an unspecified game developer as "one of the little creeps" who make games that "teach you how to kill people." "And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was...
  • 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' rewrites Highway of Death as a Russian attack, rather than American

    10/29/2019 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 28, 2019 | Andrew Whalen
    In Modern Warfare, the latest entry in the Call of Duty first-person shooter series, an infamous U.S. attack is fictionalized as Russian, rather than American, violence. In the Modern Warfare single-player campaign's eleventh mission, players engage Russian snipers along a wartorn highway in the fictional country of Urkistan. Strewn with burnt out vehicles and bomb craters, a rebel leader named Farah leads players in an attempt to capture a terrorist leader known as "The Wolf." While the country and characters are fictionalized, Farah's description of the setting directly references a real-world event.
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on El Paso Shooting: "What Do We Expect" When Kids Play Video Games (tr)

    08/05/2019 6:49:21 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 79 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-4-2019 | Tim Hains
    Full Title: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on El Paso Shooting: "What Do We Expect" When Kids Play Video Games Instead Of Going To Church? Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, a Republican, told "FOX & Friends" Sunday morning that the mass shooting the previous day at an El Paso Wal-Mart was partially the result of the murderer living out a "super-soldier fantasy" he had learned from the video game series "Call Of Duty." "This was maybe a video game to this evil demon. A video game to him. He has no sense of humanity, no sense of life. He wanted...