Almost as quickly as it came together, Donald Trump’s video game summit seems to be falling apart. Last week, in the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida that killed 17, Trump held a meeting on school safety at the White House where he said, “We have to look at the internet, because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds, and their … [Read more...] about Video game companies unaware of Trump’s summit on video game violence
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During a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Trump was planning to meet executives within the video game industry next week to discuss the issue of gun violence. But the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the industry, says it hasn’t received any invitations. Sanders said Trump has … [Read more...] about Trump plans meeting with video game makers to discuss gun violence, but industry group says it hasn’t received invites
Next time you play a video game, look down at the controller in your hand. Is it comfortable? Does it work well with the game you’re playing? Are your fingers all being used efficiently? If you could change one thing, what would it be? About 10 years ago, after permutations ranging from Atari 2600 joysticks to Sega Genesis “C” buttons, console game controllers … [Read more...] about The Quest to Make a Better Video Game Controller
In September of last year, the developer of Firewatch issued a DMCA takedown against now infamous YouTuber PewDiePie after he used a racial slur during a live stream of another title. The incident didn’t make headlines only because of PewDiePie’s profile or the fact that the game Firewatch wasn’t directly involved—this also represented a rare instance of … [Read more...] about The (still) uncertain state of video game streaming online
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass program should have been a huge hit. For $10 a month, subscribers can download and play more than 100 Xbox One games, including older Xbox exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4. The program was already an affordable way to bulk up your game library, but without access to new games, it meant you’d always be playing … [Read more...] about What if Xbox becomes the Netflix of video games?