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Nintendo denies Alison Rapp was fired because of ‘online harassment’

Game Politics - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 12:25pm
Earlier this week Nintendo Treehouse spokesperson Alison Rapp was fired by Nintendo. Rapp found herself on the receiving end of some harassment via social media for the removal of a boob slider in Xenoblade Chronicles X and a petting mini-game in Fire Emblem Fates, among other things. Rapp announced her dismissal on Twitter earlier in ... Read more

Nintendo has no plans to exit the Korean market

Game Politics - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 9:25am
A few days ago we reported that Nintendo Korea had laid off the majority of its staff in the wake of four years of financial loses. Nintendo of Korea has said that despite the restructuring, it has no plans to pull out of Korea and games that are already scheduled will release as planned. There are only ... Read more

The Escapist hit by massive layoffs

Game Politics - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:36pm
Earlier this week Defy Media, the owner of the The Escapist, laid off a majority of employees working out of the Durham, North Carolina offices. The offices have also been shuttered, with plans to move the main offices of The Escapist to Seattle or Los Angeles. Current The Escapist Editor-in-Chief Joshua Vanderwall be running the operation ... Read more

SPJ names final winners in first annual Bill Kunkel Awards

Game Politics - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:08pm
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) have announced the final winners in its first annual Bill Kunkel Awards. The awards are named after legendary games journalist Bill Kunkel, who helped found the very first magazine dedicated to home consoles in 1981 (Electronic Games) alongside Arnie Katz and Joyce Worley. Mr. Kunkel died of a heart ... Read more

Valve found guilty of violating Australian consumer law

Game Politics - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:33pm
Back in the summer of 2014, almost a year before Valve adopted its current refund policy, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit against Valve claiming that it misled Australian customers into believing that they were not entitled to refunds for items purchased on Steam under any circumstances. Earlier this week, Kotaku Australia reported ... Read more

Rights groups urge FCC to stop ‘zero rating’

Game Politics - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:32pm
Over 50 advocacy and digital rights groups today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to put a halt to zero rating systems put in place by service providers such as Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T­-Mobile USA. “Zero rating” is a system whereby first and third party content is ... Read more

Three Xbox 360 games now playable on Xbox One

Game Politics - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:20pm
Microsoft has made three Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One as part of its backwards compatibility program for the console. The new games are Halo Wars, SoulCalibur II, and The King of Fighters ’98. These new games join other recent editions in the last two weeks including Assassin’s Creed, Dark Void, Dark Souls, ... Read more
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