Gamergate is Not Ok

October 27, 2014 | Posted by Jonathan in General


By now nearly everyone in the gaming industry has heard of Gamergate, which refers to an ongoing controversy on misogynistic attacks on women in the industry. The issue of the treatment of women in a male-dominated industry has been around for a while now, but it wasn’t until game developer Zoe Quinn was attacked in a bitter blog post (written by an ex-boyfriend) that its come to more peoples’ attention.

Every day, it seems, there’s something new: a few days ago, actress and “geek icon” Felicia Day said she was terrified of threats she received after posting about the issue on her blog:

“I know it feels good to belong to a group, to feel righteous in belonging to a cause, but causing fear and pushing people away from gaming is not the way to go about doing it. Think through the repercussions of your actions and the people you are aligning yourself with. And think honestly about whether your actions are genuinely going to change gaming life for the better.”
The Only Thing I Have To Say About Gamer Gate

Game developer Brianna Wu, whose first game Revolution 60 received great reviews this year, has reported receiving “sickening threats”, with her personal details posted online.

In Asia, powerful governments such as Japan and South Korea are arguing over the Korean comfort women issue. There’s a very clear backlash against feminism happening right now. Whichever you way you look at it, women are being targeted for being considered the “weaker sex”. This is sexism and harassment at its worst.

And that’s never ok.

Steam’s Dying Light Pre-Order Bonuses Are Revealed!

September 22, 2014 | Posted by Jonathan in General

Dying Light is an upcoming zombie game from the same team who brought you Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Dying Light is an action survival RPG, and offers a first person perspective. You must journey through a vast world full of peril and dangers. Parkour is your main means of transportation, and you’ll have to think FAST and on your feet, considering ravenous hordes of zombie-like creatures will be chasing you, just dying to consume your flesh and feast on your organs. By day, you travel the town, searching for survivors and supplies, undertaking dangerous missions for the betterment of the last vestiges of society. By night, you best tie your running shoes a bit tighter, because the zombies are far more active by night and seem to grow an even bigger appetite after the sun goes down!

Dying Light will be available in January, and Steam just put up the Dying Light Steam Page, revealing all the goodies you’ll be offered if you pre-order from them now! When pre-ordering from Steam, you will get the following add-ons to your Dying Light experience:

Multiplayer Mode: Be the Zombie!

There are so many zombie games out there, and yet how many allow you to take control of the undead? The morbid side in all of us wishes for a zombie game where you can take control of a zombie, snag helpless victims and start feasting on their innards. Well if you pre-order Dying Light from Steam, you’ll get that chance! BE THE ZOMBIE in this exclusive multiplayer mode!

Exclusive Weapon: Punk Queen
The Punk Queen is an exclusive weapon you’ll get from pre-ordering from the Steam network. Down zombies with style using this deadly crowbar powered by every possible upgrade, all in one handy weapon!

Pre-ordering of the game on Steam will land you these two juicy exclusives. Needless to say, you’ll be conducting some happy hunting with the Punk Queen, but I wager most of you will prefer hunting humans as a zombie!

Freelance Writing Jobs for Avid Gaming Fans

February 9, 2014 | Posted by Teresa Te in General

It’s a reality that a great number of people, young and old alike, are into gaming today. Whether using a computer, a mobile device or a gaming console, these avid fans spend hours playing their favorite video games every day.


Those who have a deep passion for gaming can actually choose a career in this field. This way, they are able to use their knowledge and skills in a field they like the most.

Apart from pursuing a degree in computer programming or information technology focusing on software and game development, serious gamers as well as those who simply love to explore video games and who have good writing skills can also choose to become a writer or blogger. There are numerous freelance writing jobs in various fields available today.

Becoming a writer here means different things. One can simply write articles or blog posts on everything about video games and post them on games-related sites or one can become a so-called games writer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Instagram Accounts for Gaming Fans

January 22, 2014 | Posted by Teresa Te in General, Play Station, Reviews

It’s a fact that brands have conquered social media. Whether new or already famous and known internationally, they have established an online presence on most social networking platforms including the photo sharing site Instagram. And why not? Being there where your fans hang out is the best way to earn their loyalty and gain new followers.

Gaming enthusiasts may not have yet developed an interest on Instagram when it comes to discovering things about their hobby but they should learn to trust the site. Currently, there are many gaming brands that have created accounts in the platform and we share some of them here worth following moving onward.

Bethesda Softworks

This games publisher uses the “bethesdasoftworks” account name. Fans can expect to get regular updates on the company’s new releases and bestsellers as well as on concept art and launch events. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Easy and Entertaining InstaMatch Game

January 6, 2014 | Posted by Teresa Te in Casual Games, Mobile

Facebook has so many ways to entertain its users. Apart from letting people communicate on the site through the exchanging of messages, sharing of photos and creating a life story via the life events, it has numerous game apps as well.

Instagram is not to be outdone because it, too, has its own game app. This is known as the InstaMatch which launched in early 2012.


By its name alone, one would readily know that the game is a matching type. But it’s not the usual and classic one people know because there’s a twist to it.

InstaMatch provides several choices to Instagram users. First, they can play using the popular photos in the game. This is an easy one as a player only needs to match two similar pictures featuring the same object. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Upcoming Kickstarter-Funded Games that Raised Millions

November 28, 2013 | Posted by Teresa Te in General

New video games continue to be developed as time goes by. With the growing number of people getting into gaming whether in the technical or playing side, it’s no surprise that these new video games pop up every now and then.

Not all newly developed games, however, are released to the public. One of the reasons is lack of financial support.

Fortunately, there’s Kickstarter that helps find backers to the creations of persevering developers. This largest crowdfunding platform has been instrumental in pushing the development and release of unique video games.

In fact, some of the games it has supported have raised millions of dollars, way more than their target goal. We share several of them here and take note that gaming fans can conveniently buy Kickstarter products online.

Broken Age

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Image via emgnow

Originally, the goal of this game by Double Fine was only to get $400,000 in funds. But with the 87,000 backers it gained, the Broken Age game raised a whopping $3.3 million.

This adventure set for release in January 2014 features a girl who flees her village to avoid becoming a sacrificial lamb. A space boy by his lonesome is the other character.

Dreamfall Chapters

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Image via forbes

Dreamfall Chapters is a sequel to The Longest Journey, a point and click adventure game by Funcom set to be launched in November 2014. From its goal of $850,000, it gained support amounting to more than $1.5 million.

It features two different worlds – Stark which is considered to be a world of logic that’s technologically advanced and Arcadia which involves magic and fantasy. So far, this game has produced one of the most popular female characters in the history of adventure games – the protagonist April Ryan.

Homestuck Adventure Game

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Image via maximumpc

The Homestuck Adventure Game is a parody of the classic adventure games that allows players to supply commands for what the characters should do next. It is considered a spinoff of the series which is expected to be released by second quarter of 2014.

The original goal for the game was only to raise $700,000 but in the end, it gained nearly $2.5 million.

Massive Chalice

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Image via kickstarter

A creation of Double Fine Studios which is behind Broken Age, the Massive Chalice game is considered a tactical RPG. Players in this game are able to take on the role of an immortal ruler whose goal is to protect his kingdom against demons.

Expected to be released by September 2014, the game also involves the task of creating heroes through the journey in a bid to form the best armies that will fight against the demons. Funding-wise, the game has attracted more than $1.2 million in pledges from backers.

6 Iconic Plumbers in Gaming

September 26, 2013 | Posted by sharker in General

In the real world, plumbers are viewed as hard-working folks who know the plumbing system like the back of their hands. In the gaming world, plumbers are nothing less than heroes who can jump 18 feet high, enlist the use of magic, and win battles against big, bad bosses.

Plumbers in gaming are more common than you think. Let’s take a look at the following 6 iconic plumbers in gaming.

Mario & Luigi

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Angry Birds Star Wars Sequel Coming Soon

July 17, 2013 | Posted by Teresa Te in New Games


Avid fans of the Angry Birds and Star Wars should know what this game is all about. But for those not in the know yet, this game features the angry birds depicted in various characters from the famous Star Wars movie. They retain their colors but their made to appear as some famous characters of that intergalactic film complete with hairdo and costumes.

The Angry Birds Star Wars game was produced by Rovio and here, the birds are in a mission to battle it out with the Pigtroopers in their intergalactic journey.

Meanwhile, the second version of the game that will be out soon allows players to unlock their favorite characters any time they want to. They can do this using the new interactive toys that come with the Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods. Read the rest of this entry »

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Make Way for the New Gaming Console OUYA

June 28, 2013 | Posted by Teresa Te in News

In recent years, the gaming consoles that became well known were the PlayStation 2, PSP Go and Vita, the Wii and Xbox. The tablet has also entered the scene as a popular gaming device these days. Now, a new gaming console is out and it’s called OUYA.


The device went on sale this week in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Priced at $99, it reportedly sold like hot cakes and was sold out Tuesday on Amazon. Other sites that sell the device include Best Buy, Target, Gamestop and GAME in the U.K.

OUYA is an open gaming console that any user can develop for or even hack as they find necessary. Launched on Kickstarter last year, the device underwent improvements as the company developing it received feedback from gamers, developers and backers. In fact, the 2012 launch enabled Kickstarter to set a record for its funding that reached a total of $8.6 million.

This Android device has been getting flak from people but Kickstarter developers explained they’ve done a lot of tweaking to the console in recent months before its release. The device now has a better store interface and playlists while each game page features large screenshots. Read the rest of this entry »

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Delta Six Assault Rifle Controller Available for Pre-order

June 26, 2013 | Posted by Hannah in New Games

FPS gamers who want to take their gaming to the extreme in terms of realism would be pleased to know that the controversial Delta Six FPS controller is now available for pre-order.

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The unit is available for $225 each, with the website listing this as the special discounted price for June buyers. The Delta Six will cost you $300 per gun after June.

While the Delta Six may already be available for pre-order, it still hasn’t stopped getting flak for its super realistic look. Obviously, in a country where the debate on stricter gun laws continues to rage on amidst multiple tragic events surrounding random shootings, a game controller like this would raise a lot of eyebrows. But this hasn’t fazed the makers of Delta Six nor its Kickstarter backers, having raised almost double the original target of $100,000, which now brings it to the pre-order stage.

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