September 20, 2016

Digital Homicide filing lawsuit against Valve

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Meghan Kass

Indie developer, Digital Homicide has been under hot water recently. The developer is currently looking to raise money and seek legal representation to sue steam users due to poor reception of their games. While Digital Homicide states they are fighting against harassment, Valve had a different perception.

Digital Homicide has produced over a dozen games, such as Galactic Hitman (as pictured above), using the steam platform. These games have received numerous poor reviews and have gained the attention of the Steam community and YouTube personalities. They have been accused of using paid assets and having very little effort put into their games, which is reflected in those poor reviews, along with a reputation of putting out games fast and low quality. Because of these accusations and comments, founder James Romaine filed an $18 million “personal injury” claim and a subpoena with the demands that the data of 100 steam users who are part of a consumer advocacy group. According to the Digital Homicide website, they are still currently raising the money and seeking legal representation.

[Ed Note: This video explains just how publishers like Digital Homicide make their money off deeply discounted bundles and Steam Trading Cards.]

Valve’s response to Digital Homicide’s claims was to discontinue business with the developer due to “[hostility] towards Steam customers” and ban them from using Steam to produce their games. Digital Homicide had in turn, released a response on their website stating that Valve was “disgusting” and they were excusing harassment of not only the development team, but the customers who were legitimately interested in their product.

Currently, the subpoena has not been signed by a judge and therefore has only been proposed, not granted. Should the subpoena be granted, Valve can contest the claim at a hearing. Along with this, there are also plans to bring a lawsuit to YouTube personality, Jim Sterling over videos criticizing the group’s development practices and quality of their products. Whether any of these lawsuits are successful, only time can tell.


Atlus Reveals New Details About Person 5’s Steelbox Launch Edition

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Persona 5 is now in the hands of Japanese gamers and fans in the west have to wait almost half a year – five whole months – before getting the game. With that being said news from official sources, namely Atlus USA, is probably going to be drip fed to us until closer to the February launch date.

Atlus sent out a press release this afternoon detailing the special Steelbook Launch Edition for the game. They revealed that the inside of the case is clear plastic – allowing owners to see the underside of the cover art. It’s pretty rare for games to get reversible art and those that do are usually special editions, as is the case here, but still pretty cool news even if it isn’t earth shattering. The outside of the Steelbook Launch Edition features a stylish black, whit and red group shot of Persona 5’s main cast.

Here’s the official assets Atlus revealed for the Steelbook Launch Edition:


Persona 5 was originally revealed all the way back in the Fall of 2013 and was originally set for release in the Winter of 2014 before being delayed more than two years for quality and story revisions. In Persona 5 players take on the role of a high school student (as in previous games) although this go around the player has an entire year to complete the games. As with other titles Persona 5 sees the return of the day/night cycle popularized by Persona 3, allowing the protagonist to form social bonds with classmates during the day and take on challenging dungeons at night.

Persona 5 will be released on February 14th 2017 in Western regions for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.


Pokémon Bank and Transporter update coming for Sun/Moon

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jason Nason

If you’re getting the upcoming Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon games, you’ll be able to bring your previous Pokémon into the new adventure. In January 2017 the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Pokémon Bank, an application that enables players to put Pokémon they’ve been on past adventures with into internet-based storage boxes, will be receiving an update.

This update will give the Pokémon Bank application compatibility with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and include a new National Pokédex feature. The Pokédex feature reads saved data from any compatible titles you connect to Pokémon Bank and collects information about all the Pokémon you have caught. You can then check out all of this information in the Pokémon Bank application and even see Pokémon that don’t natively appear in the Alola region.

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Dead Rising 4 Trailer Takes You Back To The Mall

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Joshua Rust

Frank West is back and better than ever. Looks likes like Christmas will be coming early as Frank returns to Willamette Mall for Dead Rising 4. Boasting more weapons, vehicles, combos, and a new exo suit…there will be plentiful ways to take on the zombie horde when it releases later this year. In the meantime, check out this new trailer which will take you on a “slay ride”.

Dead Rising 4 will let the slay ride begin on December 6th, exclusively on Xbox One.


New Pokémon Sun & Moon Trailer Showcases Version Specific Pokemon

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Joshua Rust

With the launch of Pokémon Sun & Moon just a few short months away, Nintendo is continuing their barrage of information for the two to games that are coming to the 3DS this November. This newest video showcases a couple of the version specific Pokémon, as well as new customization features and a couple of new Z-Moves.

Pokémon Sun will feature Passimian, a fighting-type Pokémon. It’s ability, Receiver, takes the partner’s ability when a partner faints. Pokémon Moon will feature Oranguru, a Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s ability, Instruct, allows targeted Pokémon to use their last move instantly. It is also revealed that Rockruff will evolve into two different forms, one for each version.


Pokémon Sun & Moon will be available November 18th.


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