Leading QA & Localisation specialist Testronic has launched a new initiative to encourage more women into the games industry. The Testronic 50% Initiative is the brainchild of Ann Hurley, the company’s Head of New Business – Games West Europe. She is also an Ambassador of the Women in Games Group and has worked in the games industry for over 20 years. “We’ve called this the Testronic 50% Initiative because, despite females accounting for half of all gamers, in the UK – and many other regions, too – just 14% of those working in the industry itself are women*. We believe that figure should be closer to 50%” explained Hurley. “At Testronic we buck the trend in some areas – 40% of our management team based out of London and Warsaw are female, while 42% of our localisation QA team are women. But there are other areas we need to work on, and it’s the same for many other companies in the business – … [Read more...] about Testronic Launches New Initiative To Encourage More Women Into The Games Industry
Today, StreamCraft is ready to unleash a brand-new way for gamers of all types to finally earn the living they deserve for the hard work they put in. From IGG, the world-renowned global games publisher, this innovative new streaming platform gives power to streamers who can not only earn a living, but also reward their viewers for their patronage. The StreamCraft team is showcasing a number of enticing ways to get started earning a paycheck. Those who adopt the program early and help it to grow have the most chance to take home serious cash. Whether it’s through Props (our own virtual currency that converts to cash) or subscriber revenue, there are tons of ways for everyone to make streaming lucrative for themselves. The one we’re highlighting today is the Invitation Program, which rewards any streamer who refers their friends to sign up for StreamCraft. OUR UNPRECEDENTED INVITATION PROGRAM We’re also hosting a … [Read more...] about Is StreamCraft Going To Beat Twitch As The New Darling Of Game Streaming Platforms?
The one thing that makes you love browser games is accessibility. After all, you just open your browser, and there they are! No lengthy installation, no need to break the bank for a high-end graphics card, and you can play them wherever and whenever you want! They couldn’t be any cooler than that or, could they? Well, yes, browser games have one other feature that will make you love them even more. I am talking about the multiplayer feature, here. Yes, it’s not available in all games, but the games that have it are amazing as they allow you to play against (or with) real people. Furthermore, some even allow you to invite specific friends, a feature that makes things a lot more fun. Now, there are so many options out there that things may get a bit confusing. So I decided to make a top best five multiplayer browser games, because I believe that each player should be able to choose the genre/category he or she likes. #1: Vikings Village: Party Hard … [Read more...] about [Guest] Best Multiplayer Browser Games
Another Epic Games Fortnite lawsuit has been settled this month. Back in October, Epic Games filed lawsuits against a number of people creating and disseminating cheats for Fortnite in California and North Carolina state courts. A couple of those cases have already been settled and it looks like most of these cases will end with the defendants permanently barred from (possibly) playing and definitely from creating, using, or distributing cheats for Fortnite or any of Epic’s other titles. Epic alleges that Yakovenko created, developed, and/or wrote a purported software cheat for Fortnite’s Battle Royale game mode; Yakovenko then created and posted several videos on YouTube to advertise, demonstrate, and distribute his cheat; Yakovenko’s videos feature Epic’s FORTNITE mark and full screen gameplay using the purported cheat; and while Yakovenko’s “cheat” does not appear to be a functional Fortnite cheat, it functions as a bitcoin miner that … [Read more...] about Another Epic Games Lawsuit Settled With Permanent Injunction
1. Dismissal Sounds Unlikely Let’s start off at the same station and make a few things clear: Despite what is being tossed around on the internet, this case is not a slam dunk for either side (at least not evident from the statements being thrown back and forth). It is very likely that this case is going to go to trial, as there are a ton of allegations being made and accusations that are going to require the backing of email communications and witness testimony. We are not at the point in the case where either side is trying to convince a judge/jury, that won’t come for months down the road. What Cloud Imperium Games is doing with its response is attempting to have the case dismissed by convincing the judge that the accusations have no merit and including comments that there are no damages to be recovered regardless of Crytek’s claims of breach. Since this is a gigantic lawsuit, I wanted to go down the list of points that I found interesting so far. This is not … [Read more...] about In Plain English: Crytek V Cloud Imperium Games (and RSI)