So BuzzFeed Is Getting Into Games Development... Sort Of

It’s natural for a company, once it has grown to sufficient size — and has the dollars rolling in — to want to expand, even diversify. Despite your opinion of Buzzfeed and its particular formula of “news media”, it’s now in this very position, weighing up various opportunities off the beaten path (at least for it). Apparently one option Buzzfeed is taking seriously is games — it’s already recruited a couple of designers and developers to work on more interactive content.



'Calling The Derision Of Anita Sarkeesian Rational Debate Is An Insult...'

“Calling the derision of Anita Sarkeesian rational debate is an insult to both her and the idea of debating ideas.” Writing for The New Statesman, Ian Steadman gives a thorough and well-reasoned rebuttal of many of the most popular arguments raised against feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian ever since she started her Tropes vs Women in Video Games series.


The ACCC On Valve's Refund Policy: "We Had To Take It To Court"

This morning the ACCC announced it would be taking Valve to court over its current refund policy, today we spoke to the Chairman Rod Sims and Regional Director Sam Di Scerni about the issue and some of the reasoning behind today’s statement.


Valve Responds To Being Sued By The ACCC

This morning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced that it would be suing Valve over its refund policy, as it allegedly goes against Australian consumer law. According to Doug Lombardi of Valve, it plans to co-operate fully.


The ACCC Is Suing Valve

We’ve just received word that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing Valve over its refund policy, which it claims is operating in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.



Things Sound Grim For The Lupin Movie

Lupin the Third is one of Japan’s most iconic manga/anime characters, loved by millions. His second live-action movie adaptation opens on Saturday, and one of the first reviews for it is brutal.


Internet Prank Goes Too Far, Sends Schools Into Lockdown

“Swatting” is a “prank” that involves calling the police on Twitch streamers for bogus crimes. They get arrested mid-stream, one (anonymous) person in the whole damn world has a good laugh, and nobody else wins. This time it got way out of hand.


A Major Amendment Was Just Made To The Australian Classification Act

Starting from today, video game classification in Australia just took a major step forward.