The game was incredibly enjoyable to play – steal was a really welcome change to the usual guns-blazing attitude in prior Bioshock games. The story was a bit… unnecessary, but still managed to grip me.
Too bad that’s the very last we’ll ever see of Bioshock!
Super excited about this – I know exactly what I’ll be doing all of April 3rd!
Especially hyped for the new music and events – tons of new unlockables as well!
The world of video game journalism, and video game development, is as rife with sordid espionage and clocked threats as other forms of media it seems.
TotalBiscuit recently uploaded a video criticising FUN Creators’ new game Guise of the Wolf, titled “Let’s NOT Play Guise of the Wolf”. As has happened before with a TotalBiscuit video, namely the critical commentary of Day One: Garry’s Incident, the developers have seemingly filed a complaint ticket with YouTube against the video, enforcing copy-right claims.
Now, as any whom are familiar with copy-right law knows (and it would appear that anyone who wishes to be a content creator on YouTube needs to be, these days) critique is protected by fair use, thus protecting it from such claims. The whole point of that law existing is so that products, companies and corporations should be subject to criticism and appraisal, thus allowing people to receive an informed opinion about the product. FUN Creators’ attempt to take this video down tells you much about both their opinion of the media, as well as their fear that their game will fare poorly if its faults are brought to light.
It is not quite so simple as Day One: Garry’s Incident however, as that company at least decided to apologize and rescind the copy-right claim. This time, a battle is being fought over twitter between @Totalbiscuit and @FUNCreators; the indie-games developer is claiming that the emails that @Totalbiscuit links, and the entire allegation that @FUNCreators is filing a claim, is false. Not only that, but @Totalbiscuit is photo-shopping emails, trying to discredit the company for… whatever reason.
The situation is still developing, and it is an interesting one because it is not immediately apparent whether this is merely a lack of communication between the PR team who runs the twitter and the legal team of the company, or the ham-fisted attempt to cover their bases after trying to blackmail and censor a critic.
UPDATE: FUN Creators’ have seemingly sent another threat to TotalBiscuit, threatening further legal action, and the promise that they will claim any posting of this proof as fake. This is now going into the absurd. Either this is a deliberate PR move, or someone has truly idea what they’re doing at FUN Creators!
Dogecoin is a joke. It is a joke at its origin (the Doge meme), a joke in the face of the seriousness of other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin, and it’s a joke in the face of those who believe something so silly could ever become so popular, successful and interesting.
For those not familiar with the cryptocurency world, Bitcoin (one could say the original digital currency in this context) blew up in value and publicity about a year ago, with coins that might have been bought for a few dollars suddenly becoming worth thousands. The success of Bitcoin inspired other cryptocurrencies to appear; along with this followed the development of Scrypt-based mining, notably used by Litecoin and it all it’s derivatives. This allowed people with less high-tech computers to participate in helping mine the currency, which in turn allowed more people to jump on the train to the moon as well.
Then, came Dogecoin.
Relatively new, Dogecoin started as a complete joke and just… kept growing. People were drawn to the silliness and friendliness of the community that the coin created; no longer were Cryptocurrency people considered market analysts or thought of as quite so serious. Instead, the Shibes (named for the dog in the Doge meme, the Shiba Inu) gathered a reputation as stupidly friendly, prone to randomly tipping one another with increasingly large amounts of Dogecoin.
Charity drives such as the project to send the Jamaican Bobsled team to the Olympics, and various other charity incentives like Doge4Kids, cemented Dogecoin’s community as a giving and, most importantly, a caring one.
And now, it’s starting to get bigger. And bigger.
The value of Dogecoin has, in the last month, risen incredibly. Thanks to the continuous publicity of the coin, the value has continued to grow, and grow. As we Shibes say, the currency is on it’s way to the Moon. The value in recent days has taken on a slight downward trend, but to the uber-friendly community it is but a short blip on the radar of their orgy of happiness and charity. As in any journey, there are going to be pit stops, short breaks to the bathroom – hell, we might even get lost for a very short while – but what’s important to remember is the journey continues. In this journey, I have personally been tipped on Reddit roughly 10,000 Doge on Reddit from various people over my time with Dogecoin. The generosity of people is always amazing; certain users such as silentShibe are known to tip people 1000 doge at a time. Someone recently calculated that he’s given away over 2 MILLION Doge to random people. That’s at least £1500 at today’s conversion rate.
In more recent news, Dogecoin has made a decision to change the growth of our currency to an inflationary one. Here’s some explanation of what it means. Essentially, a good thing long-term for the currency.
There is so much more information I could share about Dogecoin, but the problem is the community is updating constantly with new and interesting things – revelations, new charity drives and new ideas – that I could hardly keep up.
So, come join our journey to the moon! If you’re interested in getting started, be sure to visit the Dogecoin Subreddit, Dogecoin’s site itself, and also ask any questions you have in the comments section and I’ll be sure to answer them!
Haven’t been this excited for an update to a game in along time; FTL is getting a complete update, filled with new events, gameplay and a new sector, and it’s all free! Props to the developers for making it free – honestly, it’s going to re-drive the hype train and get more sales, so it’s pretty smart anyhow.
League of Legends is a fun game, right? It’s fun! It’s hard, it’s gruelling and difficult, but fun!
Except for the people. Yeahhhhhh… The people.
This person wasn’t on my team, but I got the joy of them in all-chat, and I also got to enjoy the after-game chat, which I’ll copy and paste here.
Try and figure out who was the toxic player!
SavienTraliard: suffer cancer son of a crackwhore
Aldrahill: whooooa dude
SavienTraliard: from deep in my heart
Aldrahill: mad is the appropriate term
SavienTraliard: if somone already died in your family , it makes me even happier
Aldrahill: calm down man!
SavienTraliard: suffer cancer
Aldrahill: and tihnk about what you say to a human being man xD
Aldrahill: take a deep breath
Aldrahill: go masturbate
SavienTraliard: u die
Aldrahill: think of loved ones
SavienTraliard: world is a better place
There followed a lot of French and German from the other team, all equally terrible I’m sure!