Armed Heroes developer, Serena Zhang responds that they “never straightly stole assets from Torchlight,” instead they were inspired by games like World of Warcraft. Notice they don’t deny they used stolen assets- they just didn’t steal them directly.
Build New Games fuses game programming, web development & open web technology to push the boundaries of game development on all platforms.
Some well-written articles on getting started with web-based games. As an added easter egg, you can also play Asteroids on the frontpage.
A woman seeking to expose misogyny in video games has suffered a harsh lesson in the extent of Internet viciousness, as a campaign of harassment escalated to a Canadian man creating a game that let people batter an image of her face.
It amazes me how someone could raise so much money for a great, interesting concept, then becomes a target of trolling by the same type of people who helped raise the money in the first place. Stay classy, average straight white male gamer.
With Ouya’s Kickstarter [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console] page going live yesterday, people have been asking me what I thought of the new console. I’ve had some time to think it over, and I keep coming to the same conclusion. The Ouya is little more than a smartphone masquerading as a home console. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just what it is. Hardware Lets start with the hardware. It’s near-identical to what’s found in the current gen
> People don’t like advertising almost as a general rule; Advertising is simply The Way It Is. People who make content learn to like it, because they want to make content, and they also want to eat food and sleep under a roof, and the opportunity to do both at the same time seems like a pretty good idea. Honestly, I thought this was a joke at first. It falls way beyond what Kickstarter was meant for- that is, time-limited projects. Either way, it’s an interesting take on the crowdfunding issue
The problem — really the only problem, but a big one nonetheless — is they couldn’t ever find a way to make those numbers grow. Nothing they did worked, and Rosedale doubts that even early Facebook integration would have helped.
Right, Second Life didn’t Fail. It just could never figure out what it wanted to be.
Taylor Cocke finds the promise inside the deeply flawed Hydrophobia in this Joystiq story
Upgrading PostgreSQL from 8.1 to 8.4