Raymond von Butler

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Game players are failing in our duty to be evil

Most game players find evil paths in narrative games a big turn-off. Overwhelmingly, they follow "good" paths as the default option.<p>Statistics presented by Microsoft technical evangelist Amanda Lange at GDC today showed that, in narrative games where "good" and "evil" were clearly defined as story …

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Borderlands 3: Gearbox Needs Help to Make it Happen - PAX South 2015 - IGN Video

During the Borderlands PAX South panel Randy Pitchford put the call out for people to help Gearbox create Borderlands 3.

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Your call is important to Google: A YouTube horror story

Early in October, my AdSense account was banned for “invalid click activity.”<p>AdSense — a service run by Google — is the primary means of making money on YouTube. "Invalid click activity" means that either some jerk clicked an ad a bunch of times, or maybe put a clickbot on me to wreck my account. …

The year of GamerGate: The worst of gaming culture gets a movement

2014 was the year I had to reach out to local law enforcement to explain that a group had threatened to "SWAT" me, an act that consists of sending a false report to the police in the hopes that a SWAT team is sent to a specific address. This led to a conversation with my children about what to do …

Polygon's 50 admirable gaming people of 2014

Who are the people who contributed to gaming the most in 2014? Who made the positive changes that helped make it such an extraordinary year?<p>This is Polygon's list of 50 people who we think made a difference in the past 12 months. Whether through acts of creativity, community, perseverance, bravery …

There's an argument for putting video games in the Olympics, former Blizzard exec says

Former Blizzard chief creative officer Rob Pardo discussed the idea of putting eSports in the Olympics in a recent BBC interview.<p>"There's a very good argument for e-sports being in the Olympics," Pardo said. "I think the way that you look at eSports is that it's a very competitive skillset and you …

A Question of People Born As Walking Bombs

Dragon Age: Inquisition delves ever deeper into what it means for mages to exist.<p>Dragon Age lore is interesting in that, while it isn’t wholly unique …

Destiny: How To Get The Blade of Crota Sword On Earth! - IGN Video

The Blade of Crota is now available during free roam in Destiny. Here's how you can get one for yourself and take out some bad guys in style.

'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed

Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured the rights for this …

The team behind STALKER brings you Survarium

<i>Survarium</i> is the debut title for Vostok Games, a small Ukrainian developer that's home to many of the same men and women who worked on the classic S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.<p>In its current form <i>Survarium</i> is a free-to-play online multiplayer shooter. It's twitchy, but as shooters go it has a tactical, …

Nintendo's 'Duck Hunt' Is Coming To The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros.

In 1984, Nintendo introduced us to the world of <i>Duck Hunt</i> when the game was bundled with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console. <i>Duck Hunt</i> players had three attempts per round to shoot one or two virtual ducks using Nintendo’s light gun controller called the NES Zapper. Points were awarded …

Why I'm done with Destiny

I want out.<p>I was playing a lot of Destiny, the online multiplayer sci-fi shooter that came out in September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Sure, it had its immediate problems (lame story, uninspiring missions), but I really enjoyed fighting endless waves of weird aliens …

The Rarest Weapon In 'Destiny' Belongs To A Single Person

We’ve spent the last two months extolling Destiny’s virtues, or critiquing the living hell out of it, so it’s about time there’s a story to come out of the game that’s simply downright heartwarming.<p>Destiny is about the eternal quest for better and better loot, as players hunt for Legendary and …

AT&T Sued For Reducing Speed Of 'Unlimited' Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it is suing AT&T for slowing down the data speeds for some customers who thought they were getting an “unlimited” data plan.<p>After some customers exceeded a certain amount of data during a billing cycle, AT&T slowed, or "throttled," the …

October Xbox One System Update Rolling Out Now

New firmware makes it easier to assign accessories to specific players.<p>Xbox One October system update is now rolling out to all consoles, introducing …

Every Character Who Has Lifted Thor's Hammer

Mjolnir has more than one master.<p>Thor's hammer Mjolnir gives its holder awesome power, but not just anyone can pick it up. The inscription on the …

Add Robert Downey Jr. to the List of People Who Want a Black Widow Movie

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character has become more well-rounded since she was introduced in the first "Avengers" film in 2012, starring in this year's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." But according to co-star Robert Downey Jr., Johansson deserves a movie all to herself.<p>In an interview …

Robert Downey Jr. Discusses BLACK WIDOW Movie

The $999 4K Gaming Graphics Card -- AMD's Radeon 295x2 Now $2000 Cheaper Than Nvidia's Titan-Z

<b>UPDATE: The Radeon 295×2 is even cheaper now, clocking in at $799 or less.</b><p>God bless the GPU price wars. AMD’s Radeon 295×2, a liquid-cooled graphics card targeted at 4K PC gamers, is now selling at NewEgg for $999, down from its retail debut of $1499 in April. Additional etailers worldwide will go …

Guy lived in woods for 27 years, stole Pokemon from kids

An in-depth profile recently published in GQ tells the story of Christopher Knight, the "Maine Hermit" that lived alone in the Maine woods for nearly thirty years. He had no concept of the modern world (including the internet) when he finally returned to civilization, having almost no contact with …

The Guy Who Hunts The Rarest Pokémon of Them All

Not all Pokémon are created equal. Some legendary Pokémon, like Groudon and Kyogre, feature more prominently in the games' stories. Other Pokémon, …

A war game that actually feels like being in a war

"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for <i>This War of Mine</i>. "You always live in that feeling."<p>"Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director.<p>I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of …

Firewatch Is One of the Most Gorgeous Games You’ll See All Year

Firewatch, the first, much-anticipated game from Camp Santo, unveiled its first trailer this week. The video the plight of the game’s main character …

Falcon Northwest launches a screaming-fast PC with an eight-core Intel processor

PC gamers, it’s time to drool.<p>Falcon Northwest is launching a series of three new gamer PC desktops with new tech features enabled by Intel’s X99 chip set and its codenamed Haswell-E processor with eight computing cores, or brains.<p>The Medford, Ore.-based Falcon Northwest is a boutique maker of …

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