Good Old Games sympathizes with furloughed workers, offers free games

Snag free copies of The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Gold Edition, Alpha Centauri, Alien Crossfire, Theme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage by sending in \”your picture holding the official furlough letter you received\” to (the sarcastic, though potentially offensive) thanksobama@gog.com.

via Good Old Games sympathizes with furloughed workers, offers free games.

Advertisements

Now We’ve Heard It All: Minecraft Blamed in School Violence Case

A nine-year-old Orlando, Fla. boy—”so tiny … he could barely see the judge over the podium”—was sentenced to home confinement by a state judge after he brought “multiple weapons to school.” The video game being blamed? Minecraft. Mine-bleeping-craft.1P

The unnamed student had “an unloaded handgun, a magazine with six bullets inside, a steak knife and a small-handled sledge hammer,” reports WFTV-TV of Orlando. The firearm came from his father’s home.

via Now We’ve Heard It All: Minecraft Blamed in School Violence Case.

The power of failure: making ‘The Last of Us’ | The Verge

For Druckmann, who became a father during the development of The Last of Us, turning Ellie into a strong, capable character was no accident. “I had this secret agenda,” he said during a talk at the Toronto chapter of the International Game Developers Association. “I wanted to create one of the coolest, non-sexualized female video game protagonists. And I felt that if we did that, there’s an opportunity to change the industry. I know it sounds pretentious, but that was my goal.”

via The power of failure: making ‘The Last of Us’ | The Verge.