We woke up today to a world where Activision is now, overnight, one of the biggest mobile gaming publishers in the world. And Wall Street seems OK with the deal.
Like many MMORPGs, World of Warcraft can be a grind. To sidestep the time commitment required to continually level up a character, gather resources, improve skills, or whatever else is desired, some gamers turn to bots, software that automates the process. The only problem is, Activision Blizzard isn't so keen on this behavior and has dropped the ban hammer hard on gamers who've been using them.
After receiving a lot of interest in Trivia Cracker, a Chrome extension that lets you easily cheat in the popular game Trivia Crack, I decided it might be interesting to see if the same kinds of vulnerabilities existed in other popular games. Given its insane popularity, the first game I thought to investigate, of course, was Candy Crush.
Valve has revealed the Steam Machines and the companies that are going to build them, alongside some of the hardware configurations, so the real question now is this: will you buy a slightly overpriced PC with non-descriptive hardware that runs Linux?
Electronic Arts is closing the Maxis office in Emeryville, California. While other Maxis studios around the world will remain open, the Emeryville location was the studio's headquarters, and was home to the principals behind the poorly-received and poorly-conceived 2013 reboot of the legendary SimCity franchise.
News of the closure was initially made public by the now former staff on Twitter. Lead gameplay scripter and designer on SimCity, Guillaume Pierre, tweeted that everybody at the site had lost their jobs.