The ongoing spasm of reactive posturing continues at the Trump White House, with the sudden announcement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders that Trump was scheduled to meet with "members of the video game industry" next week to see what they can do about American mass shootings. Except no one informed the video game industry about this. The ESA issued a statement in response to the flood of press inquiries it suddenly received: "ESA and our member companies have not received an invitation to meet with President Trump." "The same video games played in the US are played worldwide; however, the level of gun violence is exponentially higher in the US than in other countries. Numerous authorities have examined the scientific record and found there is no link between media content and real-life violence." "The US video game industry has a long history of partnering with parents and more than 20 years of rating video games through the Entertainment Software Rating Board. We take … [Read more...] about Opinion: Trump’s alleged video game summit? It’s a trap!
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The Big Topic: Final Fantasy 15 is here, and it's greatFurther Discussion: No Man's Sky's latest patchWhat we’re into: Endings that stick the landing Ten years and a change in directors, platforms, and title later, and Final Fantasy 15 is finally out and ready for the world. It's kind of a mess, but it's a beautiful mess, and we explain why it's such an enchanting game to play, even when its story doesn't hold up under any amount of scrutiny. We also head back into No Man's Sky with an investigation of its latest update - it fixes a lot of the biggest problems, but is it enough? Last, we talk about Dishonored 2 (again) and how its ending chapters leave a little to be desired. We also talk about some of our favorite video game endings, and what makes them so impactful, even now. Spoilers, obvs. Hosts: Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)@davidrobots)@susanarendt)@samprell) Intro: " Inspiration " by BoxCat Games, used under CC 3.0 Outro: " Forever Believe " … [Read more...] about RadioRadar+ Podcast 59: Final Fantasy 15 is a real video game
The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for best video game writing for 2017, with Madden NFL 18, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and others making the list.A Madden game getting a writing nomination may sound odd. But this year's game has a story-focused mode called Longshot featuring Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. It tells the twisting and turning story of a football player's pursuit to make it to the NFL. The mode was one of our favourite parts of this year's game.The other nominees this year for "Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing" include Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. You can see a full rundown of this year's nominees and their credited writers below, as posted on the WGA's website.Any game released in the time between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 was eligible for the Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing award. However, the game needed to have on-screen credits and the credited … [Read more...] about Best Video Game Writing Nominees Announced, See Them All Here
The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!many, many positions being advertised right now. Location: Irvine , California Nexon is expanding aggressively into the western gaming market by opening a new development studio in Orange County California. We are building a workplace based on mutual respect, good humor, and the pursuit of excellence because we believe that great games can only be built by amazing people. Our vision is to create high quality, innovative online games that create unforgettable experiences for players around the world. Nexon has an ever-expanding worldwide team of over 5,500 employees and boasts a diverse global portfolio that includes titles like MapleStory, Dungeon Fighter Online, and many more. If you want to be part of building an exciting game company and help chart the course of a brand new development studio, let’s talk! Job Description: In this role, you will be … [Read more...] about Get a job: Nexon’s OC Studio is hiring a Game Director
- Former executive director of the IGDA Kate Edwards on the game industry's attitude about crunch. A piece recently published by Game Informer features interviews from various people working in the game industry, discussing a massive labor problem that has been plaguing developers for years: crunch. "Crunch has been prevalent in the games industry for decades, and while it’s not unique to the games industry, it has become a negative practice that has perpetuated for too long," explains former executive director of the IGDA Kate Edwards. "It burns people out, discourages them from continuing in the industry, and has seriously negative effects on physical, mental, and social health." A survey conducted by the IGDA in 2015 found that 62 percent of developers said their jobs involved crunch and of those nearly one-third said crunch meant 50-59 hours of work a week. A 2014 IGDA survey found the most common reason for developers leaving the video game industry was … [Read more...] about How crunch is more than a labor issue in the video game industry