One of the most important things to have when you’re thinking about games and their design is reference material. It’s one of the things that the Vague Patch Notes column in particular is meant to provide, an anchoring point where important issues can be brought up and memorialized so that in a year’s time I can ask myself “didn’t I talk about that before” and then just link back. It seems useful to me. Thus, the genesis of this particular article, which is about a discussion MOP’s Bree and I have had several dozen times by now without ever actually writing down in a format that can be used for callbacks. There’s a consistent attitude and acceptance of the idea that games with open PvP attempting to use the social penalty system aren’t really addressing the fundamental problems that open PvP brings to the table. However, I don’t think we’ve ever actually put forth the reasons why the social penalty system … [Read more...] about Vague Patch Notes: Why the social penalty for open PvP in MMOs never works
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PUBG Corp has sent a letter to Epic Games to inform them that they are dropping the lawsuit which was originally filed in January 2018. There is no particular reason cited regarding why the suit was dropped. PUBG Corp. sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc.’s attorneys on Monday and the South Korean case has since closed, according to the website of the local court system. PUBG and its law firm confirmed the action but wouldn’t say why, nor whether a settlement had been reached. Representatives for Epic in Korea had no immediate comment. PUBG Corp, the company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, originally filed suit against Epic Games in Korea over copyright infringement with its game, Fortnite. The lawsuit sought court intervention to decide if Fortnite, or at least aspects of it, such as the UI or in-game items, were copied from PUBG. The injunction was filed in January with the Seoul Central District Court and specifically against Epic Games … [Read more...] about PUBG Corp Withdraws Lawsuit Filed Against Epic Games
It’s been a short time since Gazillion Entertainment folded into bankruptcy and, as one might expect, the debt collectors are coming out of the woodwork to get their overdue money. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case has been filed in California courts against Gazillion from three parties claiming a total of $695,123 in unpaid debt. The majority of the claim comes from Playchemy Inc claiming $684,186 in unpaid debt. The rest is spread evenly between Secret 6 and one Caitlin Capes. Gazillion is scheduled to meet in front of a judge with said creditors on February 23 in the afternoon at the San Francisco Courtroom to discus trial dates. Gazillion Entertainment launched Marvel Heroes in 2013. At the end of 2017, Marvel pulled its license in part due to under-performance, resulting in Marvel Heroes shutting down and Gazillion going bankrupt. (Source: Court Dockets) Advertisements … [Read more...] about Gazillion’s Bankruptcy Lawsuits Filed: First Hearing February 23
Do you remember the time when you wrote your first post? How great you must have felt as your blog was up & running. Now, if it’s been more than a month or two for you, compare your current post with the old one. The old one sucks! right? Well, you are not the only one to feel this way, as most of us have gone through a similar experience. Over time, you will realize that blogging gives you an unmatched freedom that you do not get in a normal corporate job. It is pretty great! Don’t you want to continue blogging in the future & be your own boss forever? If your answer is yes, I need your undivided attention. What I’m going to share today is already known to you but you might not have considered it yet. How many times have you read stuff like: ‘Video’ is the future. Money is in video advertising. Facebook gives extra visibility to videos. Youtube is still the world’s 2nd most popular search engine. This is an important … [Read more...] about About time! Start This Not So New Form of Blogging Before it’s too late!
Wondering what is the use of Robots.txt file in a website? I have seen a lot of confusions related to robots.txt file, and this creates SEO issues on your website. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about robots.txt file, and also I will share some links which will help you to dive deep into this topic.If you browse Google Webmaster forum, you will see FAQ like: Why is Google not de-indexing certain part of my blog, where I have added Noindex tag? Why is my blog crawl rate slow? Why are my deep links not getting indexed? Why is Google indexing my admin folders? Be it WordPress, Drupal or any other platform, Robots.txt is a universal standard for websites, and it resides at the root of a domain. For example; domain.com/Robots.txt Now, you must be wondering, what’s Robots.txt file, how to create one, and how to use it for search engine optimization? We have already covered few of the questions here, and here you will learn about the tech-side … [Read more...] about A Beginners Guide to your WordPress Robots.txt File