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Awhile back, I wrote about how Al Lowe was trying to reboot his 1987 softcore adventure game Leisure Suit Larry on Kickstarter. Now it seems another “classic” title from the ’80s might make a comeback. Read more…
The Ouya console will run on relatively low-powered hardware and sell for $99. This makes some people unhappy.
If you have even a passing interest in video games, you’ve probably heard about Ouya, a low-cost, Android-based video game console that’s in the midst of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. They’d hoped to raise $950,000 by Aug. 9 to fund production of the thing. Two days into the campaign, they’re at $3 million and counting.
In other other corner we have Steph “Amirightfolks” Guthrie, the Toronto activist who launched an public shaming campaign against Spurr for his game’s misogynist overtones. Guthrie is backed by feminist types and gamers who are sick of the get-back-in-the-kitchen culture.
This comes after two straight days of defending himself online from people who find these kind of shenanigans abhorrent. He repeatedly insisted he deplores sexism, despite a Steam profile that indicates otherwise.
Toronto activist Steph Guthrie was one of the first people to call out Spurr on Twitter, sparking a long and drawn out debate, out of which a lot of thoughtfulposts and discussions were born. Guthrie has documented the whole thing in a very thorough Storify, seen below:
The backlash includes the game, which was posted to www.newgrounds.com by a user calling himself Bendilin, 25, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
The game’s creator accuses Sarkeesian of “scamming,” money out of donors, and claims she, “Uses the excuse that she is a woman to get away with whatever she damn well please (sic).”
Ah yes! It’s a classic twist on the Nigerian Royalty scam, but instead of duping people out of money on false pretenses, Sarkeesian accepts voluntary donations through a reputable fundraising site and explains exactly what she’s going to do with the money. Genius!
If you’re a Walking Dead fan and can’t wait for the show to return, then you might be happy to know you can join the zombie-killing fun yourself as the next instalment of The Walking Dead game is now out.
Gaming has never been better. Consoles, PCs, mobile devices and the web all offer unique and innovative gaming experiences. Here, our geekiest gamers review the latest releases, talk trends and - once in a while - even go analog.