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Digital Homicide Withdraws Lawsuit, Co-Founder Says Studio Is Destroyed

Digital Homicide, the infamous studio that has recently been in the news over a lawsuit where the studio sued over 100 Steam users for USD 18 million, has now withdrawn their claim, saying they can no longer pursue the lawsuit. “Upon filing this case, per advice of the local sheriff who could not help me or my business with a massive ARS-13-2921 criminal harassment problem on an Internet Store front and via email, The Plaintiffs business was destroyed completely financially disabling The Plaintiff, destroying usability of all current work effort, and untold other damages,” the filing says. In an interview with TechRaptor, studio co-founder and developer James Romine Jr. said that he still believes the case is solid, but the studio has been financially crippled due to the remova...

True Visionaries In The Gaming Industry (Pt.1)

Making a video game isn’t a one man job, well at least making a good one isn’t. Everybody from the director all the way down to game testers, play a crucial role in determining how good or bad the game will turn out. All these people work together toward a common goal, which is to make a game that leaves an impression on gamers across the world, achieving success in both critical acclaim and sales. However, there usually is one person who leads the development of a game or of the industry in general. Their vision is what pushes the rest to work toward a goal. It’s hard to come up with a brilliant idea, but it’s harder to convince others of the same. It takes a lot of courage and belief in an idea for one to rise above the rest and see that idea through till its comp...

“Portal” Movie Announcement Could Happen Soon

Back in 2013, fanboys jumped with joy when J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell (AKA Lord Gaben) announced a joint partnership between Valve and Bad Robot, and rightly so – they said that the two will not only be working on a future game together, but also movies based on Half Life and Portal. If that’s not a reason to get excited, I don’t know what is. Speaking with IGN, J.J. Abrams said that he was in process of meeting with the writers who are also fans of the games, additionally revealing that an announcement regarding the Portal movie may happen soon. “We have a meeting coming up next week with Valve. We’re very active, I’m hoping that there will be a Portal announcement fairly soon,” he said. “We are having some really interesting discussions with writers… it’s incredible wh...

Windows 10 Will Make Steam Worse And Broken: Tim Sweeney

Epic Games’ co-founder Tim Sweeney is known for openly speaking against Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, describing it as a “Microsoft-controlled distribution and commerce monopoly”. He clearly is not a fan of what Microsoft may have in store for us with Windows 10. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, Sweeney has directly targeted his criticisms, saying that future updates in Windows 10 may make third party applications and stores like Steam progressively worse. Here is his official statement: “There are two programming interfaces for Windows and every app has to choose one of them. Every Steam app – every PC game for the past few decades – has used Win32. It’s been both responsible for the vibrant software market we have now, but also for malware. Any progra...

The Best Of Steam Summer Sale 2016: …It’s Something

Steam Summer “Picnic” Sale is here for 2016, and we have to say, it’s a little disappointing. With no flash sales and no daily deals, the sense of discovery, the anticipation that caused you to make those impulse purchases are gone. Also, the titles are not expected to go any cheaper than they are right now, so it will be somewhat tougher to hoard up all those games we won’t play for the next 2 years. Still, Lord Gaben hasn’t forsaken us completely, and something good will come out of this. You no longer have to worry about missing the perfect deal for you, because most of the games will remain on sale till July 4th. So anyone who wants to make sure that they don’t end up spending too much (like that’s ever gonna happen), can browse at their leisur...


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