Riot Games Deactivating League of Legends Skin Codes to Fight Scammers

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced that it’s deactivating all previously issued skin codes in order to minimize third-party sites where players have been scammed. League of Legends is a free-to-play game, and one of the way Riot monetizes it is by selling skins, which customize the color and appearance of the playable […]


Former Valve VR Contractor Explains Why “VR Is Bad News”

Fabian Giesen, a Valve contractor who contributed to Valve’s VR room project, has explained his statement that made the rounds recently that “VR is bad news.” Giesen worked for Valve as a programmer for nine months during 2012, and then for another three months ending in April this year. According to Giesen’s post to GitHub, […]


Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Onlione Game Addiction

hypnosec writes With several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the most unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online games, were accused of selling their sons and were arrested. In an interview to the Guangdong TV, they […]


GameStop's Involvement in Development Is Another Black Mark on Pre-Order Bonuses

There are people sitting around a conference table determining how best to monetize fun. It’s been obvious for years that games are often consumer products that exist as a way to separate us from our hard-earned money, and we accepted this relationship because we place such a premium on our own entertainment. However, there comes […]


Grab Call of Duty: Ghosts for $35, Payday 2 for $9 and more on Xbox 360’s Ultimate Games Sale

Day 6 of the Xbox 360 “Ultimate Games Sale” adds great deals on Call of Duty: Ghosts, Payday 2, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and others. The deals highlighted below are valid until the end of today, July 13. You can click the links for GameSpot’s review and the “download” link to queue up […]


Homefront: The Revolution Director Leaves Crytek UK — Report

Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala is said to have left his position at developer Crytek UK. According to a report from Kotaku citing sources familiar with the studio, its Development Manager Ben Harris has also left the company earlier this month. Harris’ departure is reflected by his Linkedin page, but Zala’s Linkedin says […]