Patrick B McKinney

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider launched with a different ending that was patched out on day one

If you played Shadow of the Tomb Raider all the way to the end, then you know how it ends. (Obviously.) But as Kotaku reported today, the game …

Tomb Raider

Telltale Confirms Studio Shutdown; Walking Dead And Other Series' Fate Unknown

<b>Update:</b> Telltale has issued a statement in which it confirms fears that the studio will indeed shut down. It does not address the specific fate of its games, only saying more details will be shared in the coming weeks, but reaffirming that only 25 people remain with the studio for the time being. …

The Walking Dead

Red Dead Redemption 2: Horse Testicles Change Size Depending On The Weather

The beauty is in the details. And Rockstar Games isn't overlooking any in its upcoming release, <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i>.<p>The evidence? In the game, horse …

Red Dead Redemption

Brianna Wu's Congress bid fails, vows to run again in 2020

Games developer Brianna Wu was unsuccessful in her first campaign to run for US Congress.<p>Wu announced her intentions to vie for a position in the …

Gaming Industry

Fox News Demands Ban On Thing That Hurts Children: Video Games

As everyone knows, the <i>real</i> reason we have mass shootings is the deadly effects of video game addiction, and so to some Fox News cretins, Sunday's …

Mass Shootings

WATCH: MSNBC Host Laments Florida's Gun Laws. There's Just One Problem.

MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi devoted an entire segment on his Monday show to criticizing Florida's gun laws in the wake of the Jacksonville shooting on …

Guns

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Major Xbox One X Update Is Now Live

The latest major update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now live.<p>The massive 73GB update, which 343 Industries announced and detailed last …

Xbox Game Pass

Disability as an Asset in the Workplace

<i>The role of people with disabilities in the workforce is evolving, see how we are embracing and leading this trend.</i><p>“We have to switch our thinking,” …

Madden shooter constantly fought with mom, refused to bathe

The Jacksonville shooting suspect was entangled in a long-running feud with his mother — which revolved around his obsession with video games and …

News (U.S.)

The Awful Spectacle of 200 Immigration Officers Raiding a Couple of Garden Stores

U.S. immigration officials on Tuesday sent about 200 law enforcement agents to raid two flower and gardening stores near Sandusky, Ohio.<p>Law …

McKinney, Texas, Girl Who Was Slammed to the Ground by Police at a Pool Party in 2015 Wins Settlement 

Remember the teenage girl who got dragged by police at a pool party? Well, she’s getting her money and her own pool party.<p>Dajerria Becton, who was 15 …

Amazon under pressure to stop selling facial recognition tech to police

Days after the first shots were fired in a looming UK legal battle questioning law enforcement uses of facial recognition technology, Amazon has been …

Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark opinion today in <i>Carpenter v. United States</i>, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone …

A Black Man Called The Cops Nazis–And Was Charged With A Hate Crime

Tempers can flare during an arrest, leading some people to say ill-advised and even cruel things.<p>But, where does protected speech end and criminal …

Cliff Bleszinski Is Writing A Book

One of gaming's most veteran, high-profile, and outspoken developers--Cliff Bleszinski--is writing a book. He posted a teaser of a section about the challenges and realities of working in games, something he has a lot of experience with from his time at Epic Games and later at his own studio, Boss …

Ex-Naughty Dog dev explores the perks of a studio devoid of 'dedicated management'

During a talk at Digital Dragons 2018, Promethean AI founder and former Naughty Dog technical art director Andrew Maximov offers developers an …

Game Design

Dishonored Franchise In Resting State At Present

Nothing New On The Dishonored Front Just Yet<p>It’s been a productive couple of years for Arkane’s Dishonored franchise. With Dishonored 2 and Death of …

In Defense of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against …

Ninja’s unwillingness to stream with women is a problem that points to a larger problem

Twitch’s biggest streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, doesn’t stream with women. He’s spoken about his decision before, explaining that “it’s just not worth it” to face the potential drama and rumors that might occur as a result. Last week, he echoed that sentiment again to <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site …

Baldur's Gate lead designer James Ohlen has left BioWare after 22 years

James Ohlen has been with BioWare for an awfully long time: 22 years, in fact. He was the lead designer on the original Baldur's Gate and has racked …

BioWare

Rare Plans To Give Sea Of Thieves Fans What They Want

Rare's high-seas adventure experiment Sea of Thieves for PC and Xbox One has gone through several noteworthy changes since its launch. The game focuses on a pirate's life in a shared world, where players embark on missions, sail across the seas, find hidden treasure, and even take on the occasional …

Microsoft Says 'Sea Of Thieves' Is Its Fastest-Selling New IP This Generation

Microsoft is touting the successful launch of <i>Sea of Thieves</i>, a game that has debuted to mixed reviews, but a fair amount of fan enthusiasm among the Xbox community, as my Twitter timeline ceaselessly demonstrates.<p><i>Sea of Thieves</i> has amassed 2 million players already, which does include Xbox Game …

Former Telltale CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner is suing the studio

Former Telltale CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner is suing the studio over his expulsion in March last year, according to a report in the Marin …

Video Game Loot Boxes Hook Players The Same Way Gambling Does

Loot boxes meet the same "psychological criteria" that gambling does, and they're only getting more popular.<p>More and more these days, video games are …

Fallout 76 Beta Will Be Exclusive to Xbox One at Start

Bethesda confirms that the upcoming<b> Fallout 76</b> multiplayer game will launch first on the Xbox One when it releases its beta version later this year. …

What Will the Effect of Instant Gratification Have on Video Games?

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is going to be a ‘service-type product’

<b>Ubisoft has said that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is going to release with a games-as-a-service style approach.</b>In an interview with GI.biz, …

Cops force anti-gay protestors away from Portland Pride parade after reported tear gassing

Police in Portland, Oregon reportedly escorted religious protestors out of the park where the annual Pride parade is held after someone dispersed …

Roy Wood Of 'The Daily Show' Shows What Policing Is Like In Sanctuary Cities

Surely cities not partnering with ICE must be filled with crime, right?<p>The Trump administration has been trying to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to automatically turn over undocumented immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>Cities like Jersey City, New Jersey, say …

Off-duty NYPD cop punches Brooklyn girlfriend as she climbs into a cab

An off-duty NYPD officer punched his 28-year-old girlfriend in the face as she was getting into a taxi outside her Brooklyn home Saturday, police …