GAMES

August 8th, 2012, 11:54 AM

John Carmack Dismisses Valve’s Linux Aspirations, Cautious on Windows 8

John Carmack’s keynote at Quake-Con was marked with skepticism about both Valve’s Linux aspirations, and the future of Windows. Mr. Carmack, lead programmer and co-founder of id Software, identified the biggest problem with gaming on Linux is the user — they don’t want to pay for games. While Linux support creates goodwill amongst the open-source [...]

August 3rd, 2012, 3:19 PM

Valve’s Mandatory Binding Arbitration Clause Not Valid in Canada

The mandatory binding arbitration clause found in Valve’s updated software service agreement (SSA) for Steam is not valid in Canada, according to a specialist lawyer who has spoken with Hardware Canucks. Mandatory binding arbitration clauses are put in place to prevent a class-action lawsuit from being leveled against a company. Electronic Arts has a mandatory [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 2:15 AM

Blizzard Apparently Banning Diablo 3 Gamers That Use WINE

According to a number of reports on Blizzard’s official forum, Diablo 3 players who game on Linux via WINE are being banned for using “unsupported third-party software”. These banned users claim Diablo 3’s cheat detection system mistakenly identifies WINE as a bot or a trainer and auto-bans the user. WINE is not an emulator or [...]

April 23rd, 2012, 6:12 PM

Clinton Hallahan: G4 is Killing Video Games

There’s a school of thought that points to High Times magazine as a major contributor to the continued prohibition of marijuana. As the arbiters of a certain kind of marijuana culture — the giggling, dreadlock wearing, post-hippie navel-gazing segment — they represent the face of anti-prohibitionists for better or worse. High Times presents an immature [...]

April 22nd, 2012, 12:57 PM

Hayter Coy on Snake’s Return in New Metal Gear

It is uncertain whether Solid Snake will be making an appearance in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, according to the actor who lends his voice to the iconic super solider. When asked by Hardware Canucks at the Canadian Video Game Awards’ red carpet gala, David Hayter, the actor who voices Solid Snake said, “I have no [...]

April 22nd, 2012, 12:12 PM

Indie Games and Blockbuster Titles Sweep at Video Game Awards

An award-winning video game can come from a budget of frugality or profligacy, as last night’s Canadian Video Game Awards showed. Although two ‘blockbuster’ games, FIFA 2012, and Dues Ex: Human Revolution, took home the top awards for Game of the Year and Best Console game, respectively, Toronto-based indie studio Capybara Games took home five [...]

April 20th, 2012, 12:25 PM

N-Control Launches Avenger Elite Gamepad

David Kotkin, the founder of N-Control, the company that manufactures and markets the Avenger Controller, an adapter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, today announced the launch of the Avenger Elite. The company’s new product is expected to be popular with gamers worldwide. The Avenger Elite is expected to be released at the end of [...]

April 5th, 2012, 10:34 AM

Consumer Watchdog Calls EA Games America’s Worst Company for 2012

Consumer watchdog publication The Consumerist announced Wednesday that it had crowned EA Games “The Worst Company in America”, usurping usual “merchant of death” victors and surprising the game mega publisher. As EA Games hasn’t brought some Americans to financial ruin, peddled foreign governments technology to oppress their people, or polluted the Gulf of Mexico, the [...]

March 29th, 2012, 10:50 AM

New Rumors Suggest Playstation 4 to be Named “Orbis”, Use AMD Chips

According to new rumors from one of Kotaku’s “reliable sources”, then semi-confirmed by the British edition of Official Playstation Magazine, Sony’s next generation Playstation will be called “Orbis” and will be powered by chips from AMD. Kotaku’s source spoke on the condition of anonymity, but the site claims that they have previously been notably reliable. The source [...]

March 27th, 2012, 1:40 PM

Congressmen Propose Tobacco-Style Warnings for Video Games

Ignoring all reputable qualitative and quantitative research on the subject, two American politicians have put forward a bill to the House of Representatives that would require video games to have tobacco style labeling warning of the risks to players’ mental health. The bill has bipartisan support from Democrat Joe Baca, and Republican Frank Wolf. “The video [...]