Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

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Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

With Grand Theft Auto, Bully, and Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games has proven itself to be one of the most innovative and provocative developers in the industry. But their games aren't always perfect. One of the most constant criticisms lobbied at the developer is a misogynistic streak over how the games treat its female characters, particularly when it comes to prostitution mechanic in Grand Theft Auto as well as story beats that feature women being kidnapped and beaten. Despite demonstrating the ability to create interesting and strong women characters like Bonnie McFarlane, no Rockstar Game has featured a woman as its protagonist outside of the avatars you can make in modes like Grand Theft Auto Online.

Speaking with Vulture, co-founder Dan Houser spoke about female characters in the context of Red Dead Redemption 2, implying that female representation will be different than previous titles:

The whole piece is a fascinating behind the scenes look into Rockstar Games. You can read it here.

Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

about X hours ago from
Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

With Grand Theft Auto, Bully, and Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games has proven itself to be one of the most innovative and provocative developers in the industry. But their games aren't always perfect. One of the most constant criticisms lobbied at the developer is a misogynistic streak over how the games treat its female characters, particularly when it comes to prostitution mechanic in Grand Theft Auto as well as story beats that feature women being kidnapped and beaten. Despite demonstrating the ability to create interesting and strong women characters like Bonnie McFarlane, no Rockstar Game has featured a woman as its protagonist outside of the avatars you can make in modes like Grand Theft Auto Online.

Speaking with Vulture, co-founder Dan Houser spoke about female characters in the context of Red Dead Redemption 2, implying that female representation will be different than previous titles:

The whole piece is a fascinating behind the scenes look into Rockstar Games. You can read it here.

Rockstar Games Reveals New Details About Red Dead Redemption II, Including Game Length Estimate

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Rockstar Games Reveals New Details About Red Dead Redemption II, Including Game Length Estimate

Vulture recently got the chance to visit Rockstar Games' Manhattan office and talk with the development team as Red Dead Redemption II nears release. The publication came away with a number of noteworthy new details.

Here are some of the biggest ones:

For more nuggets of information, you can read the Vulture piece here. If you want to know what we think of Red Dead Redemption II's gameplay so far, here's our hands-on preview.

Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

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Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

Along with some pretty high praise from critics (including Game Informer's own Dan Tack), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has also gained some pretty high sales numbers from customers, breaking a few sales records on the digital sales front.

Activision has announced Black Ops 4 has sold more digital copies in its first day than any other game in Activision history, beating out Call of Duty: WWII's previous record and becoming the most popular Activision title on the Xbox One storefront. It's also broken the first-day record for any full game release on the PlayStation Store. Black Ops 4 also sold twice as much as WWII on PC, likely owing to this being the first game in the series to release on Battle.net instead of Steam. The company did not release specific overall or platform-specific sales, however.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our recent New Gameplay Today Live using the game's split-screen feature, as well as our coverage hub for the game below.

Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

about X hours ago from
Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

Along with some pretty high praise from critics (including Game Informer's own Dan Tack), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has also gained some pretty high sales numbers from customers, breaking a few sales records on the digital sales front.

Activision has announced Black Ops 4 has sold more digital copies in its first day than any other game in Activision history, beating out Call of Duty: WWII's previous record and becoming the most popular Activision title on the Xbox One storefront. It's also broken the first-day record for any full game release on the PlayStation Store. Black Ops 4 also sold twice as much as WWII on PC, likely owing to this being the first game in the series to release on Battle.net instead of Steam. The company did not release specific overall or platform-specific sales, however.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our recent New Gameplay Today Live using the game's split-screen feature, as well as our coverage hub for the game below.

Check Out Some Behind-The-Cameras Secrets From Throughout The Resident Evil Series

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Check Out Some Behind-The-Cameras Secrets From Throughout The Resident Evil Series

After taking a look at what's going on in individual games outside the purview of the cameras, Youtuber Shesez has encompassed a series' worth of strange secrets in the latest episode of Boundary Break, which covers a few Resident Evil games.

Watch for some strange tidbits from throughout the series, which include neck textures only the women in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles have, what happens to the Licker in Resident Evil 2 when it's not crawling on windows, and how some of the series' most iconic scenes are choreographed.

Check Out Some Behind-The-Cameras Secrets From Throughout The Resident Evil Series

about X hours ago from
Check Out Some Behind-The-Cameras Secrets From Throughout The Resident Evil Series

After taking a look at what's going on in individual games outside the purview of the cameras, Youtuber Shesez has encompassed a series' worth of strange secrets in the latest episode of Boundary Break, which covers a few Resident Evil games.

Watch for some strange tidbits from throughout the series, which include neck textures only the women in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles have, what happens to the Licker in Resident Evil 2 when it's not crawling on windows, and how some of the series' most iconic scenes are choreographed.

Epic Games Suing Popular Fortnite Youtuber For Promoting And Selling Cheats

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Epic Games Suing Popular Fortnite Youtuber For Promoting And Selling Cheats

Epic Games is apparently looking to "disgorge" popular Fortnite Youtuber Brandon "Golden Modz" Lucas and occasional partner Colton "Excentric" Conter of profits the two have made from promoting the use of cheats on their Youtube channel, then selling the mods they use to cheat.

Engadget reports that Epic alleges that Lucas, one of the most popular Fortnite Youtube personalities with over 1.7 million subscribers, broke the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by posting videos of himself (and occasionally Contor) cheating at Fortnite using illegal mods, then hawking them to viewers. Epic had asked Lucas to pull the videos down, but Lucas refused, saying he didn't see the issue with what he was doing, and citing that others were doing the same thing.

As creator of perhaps the most popular game in the world right now, Epic has every incentive to keep the game cheat-free. The company went as far as acquiring an entire anti-cheat company, the Finland-based Kamu, for that purpose. And with crossplay currently in open beta and coming soon to PS4, the stakes to curb cheaters is at all-time high.

Epic Games Suing Popular Fortnite Youtuber For Promoting And Selling Cheats

about X hours ago from
Epic Games Suing Popular Fortnite Youtuber For Promoting And Selling Cheats

Epic Games is apparently looking to "disgorge" popular Fortnite Youtuber Brandon "Golden Modz" Lucas and occasional partner Colton "Excentric" Conter of profits the two have made from promoting the use of cheats on their Youtube channel, then selling the mods they use to cheat.

Engadget reports that Epic alleges that Lucas, one of the most popular Fortnite Youtube personalities with over 1.7 million subscribers, broke the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by posting videos of himself (and occasionally Contor) cheating at Fortnite using illegal mods, then hawking them to viewers. Epic had asked Lucas to pull the videos down, but Lucas refused, saying he didn't see the issue with what he was doing, and citing that others were doing the same thing.

As creator of perhaps the most popular game in the world right now, Epic has every incentive to keep the game cheat-free. The company went as far as acquiring an entire anti-cheat company, the Finland-based Kamu, for that purpose. And with crossplay currently in open beta and coming soon to PS4, the stakes to curb cheaters is at all-time high.

Learn More About The Origins Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey In Did You Know Gaming's Latest Video

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Learn More About The Origins Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey In Did You Know Gaming's Latest Video

Assassin's Creed Odyssey further refines the formula set about by its predecessor, Origins, creating a larger, seafaring world and emphasizing dialogue trees and choice. Game Informer reviewer Joe Juba has taken the the game's improvements, and it seems players have too, as Odyssey has a set a sales record for the series. If you're one of those many buyers, you might be interested to learn more about it from Did You Know Gaming's latest video.

The video covers a number of facts about the game, including how the game was developed in tandem with Origins, how its dialogue system was inspired by Plato's original back-and-forth dialogues, how Ubisoft Quebec researched the locations in the game, and how the team had one of the voice actors develop the standard Greek accent they used across most characters in the game.