Monthly Archives March 2014

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Sometimes social media, places like Twitter and Facebook, can be a great place. Sometimes. But often those online services can be something far worse, harmful even. At its worst, social media is a cesspool of anger, narrow-mindedness and caustic harassment. It is common-sense, common-courtesy, humanity drowning in a sea of soapboxes. But words typed in a Facebook page rant or…

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The Disaster Report series, known in Japan as Zettai Zetsumei Toshi, will get a new installment, developer Granzella confirmed today with the release of new screenshots. The previous title in the natural disaster survival game series, Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, was canceled in 2011 after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. Ownership of the Disaster Report property changed hands in 2014,…

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The 10th annual Games for Change conference kicked off Monday in New York, and the second day of sessions closed yesterday with half-hour keynotes that touched on similar topics with very different approaches. The first talk, from gaming journalist and critic Leigh Alexander (pictured above), focused on an issue she has previously advocated for in her writing and at conferences…

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AbleGamers believe they became the target of a DDoS attack over the weekend after the charity founders declined to accept funds from porn star Mercedes Carrera because of her connection to the GamerGate movement, according to the gaming and disability charity. But Carrera tells Games4Life she had nothing to do with the issues the site ran into over the weekend…

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