Weekly Recap: YouTube Nextwork’s Xbox One “Deceptive Marketing,” Gamers Hate Jimmy Kimmel

THE BIG STUFF:

YouTube Network “Deceived Customers” With Paid-For Xbox One Videos: The US Government’s Federal Trade Commission announced this week that popular YouTube network had settled charges related to a “deceptive marketing” campaign for Xbox One. Get the full story here.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Latest Response to Angry Gamers: Comedian/late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s spat with gamers continued this week, as Kimmel posted another video of himself reading the angry messages he’s received from fans about his YouTube Gaming monologue. But on Friday, Kimmel posted another video where he sat down with two popular YouTube streamers to “hug it out.”

THE OTHER STUFF:

Here’s what Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon World looks like in-game. Lookin’ good.

Here’s a great video of a mariachi band doing video game covers. What a time to be alive.

A “gym for nerds” has opened in Los Angeles. The gym is called NerdStrong, and it sounds like a fun, inviting place if you’re looking to get into shape. “It’s time to stop being the scruffy-looking nerf herder and time to get #nerdstrong.”

The free-to-play business model is like feeding asparagus to a baby. That’s according to Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, who dropped the quote in an interview with Game Informer when discussing his new game, the free-to-play PC shooter LawBreakers.

A lawsuit involving Sony and a high-end Italian flooring company seeking money for their name being used in Gran Turismo 6 has come to an end, with Sony emerging the victor. Get the full story here.

Abbey Games this week released their next game, <a target="_blank" —> Read More

“It Can’t Be All White Males,” EA Exec Says About Diversity in Gaming

Electronic Arts is actively looking to increase the diversity of its workforce because “it can’t all be white males.” Chief operating officer Peter Moore says in a new interview with

Moore’s career in the industry began in early 1999, and he says he’s seen “incredible growth” in the number of female game developers since then. At EA specifically, The Sims development team is made up of about 40 percent women. The developer’s mobile team also has a “large female development presence.”

Women in high-profile positions at EA include Sara Jansson (Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst executive producer), Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir (senior producer for Star Wars Battlefront), Rachel Franklin (The Sims 4 executive producer), Samantha Ryan (EA mobile boss), Amy Hennig (untitled Star Wars project), and Jade Raymond (studio head of EA’s new Motive division).

“We’ve gone from the personification of what we believe women should look like in a video game, to actually involving women in making video games, to today where at Electronic Arts we have some of our most powerful franchises overseen by women who manage hundreds of men,” Moore said.

Also in the interview, Moore reveals that EA recently brought more than 30 high school girls to its campus in the Bay Area for a seven-week Girls Who Code program.

Moore also cited FIFA 16’s inclusion of women’s teams for the first time. He said data suggests that only 15 percent of FIFA players are female, but he expects this to rise with FIFA 16 and eventually FIFA 17.

“We’ve invested heavily to get them in the game and we’ll continue to build on this moving forward with future games,” Moore said. “We had the success with the U.S. team winning the FIFA World Cup this year, and I’d argue more Americans can name members of the women’s soccer —> Read More

The Best Simpsons Toys, Comics, And More

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You don’t have to be a Comic Book Guy level obsessive to want Simpsons memorabilia, and unlike a walkie-talkie or a label maker, gifts of Simpsons toys and comics will always be appreciated by your loved ones. However, you don’t want to do walking off into the wilderness like a glowing Mr. Burns. You need some guidance on what are the best Simpsons items to be found in the world, so here are the best places to begin your search among the mountains of merchandise from Matt Groening and friends!

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Key iPhone 6s upgrade tipped to improve voice calls and video recordings

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Many secrets about Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices have already been spilled, albeit unofficially, but a new detail just emerged from a different report. The new iPhones will reportedly offer users an even better calling experience, as well as better video recording all thanks to something that looks like a minor upgrade from last year’s models.

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The Month of Mario: Week 1

This September marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES! To celebrate, Mario Party Legacy is spending each day of the week looking back at the Mario titles released in a single year. Each retrospective will also feature a remix or medley that best fits that year! —> Read More

The Best Xbox One Headset

IGN – Almost two years after the Xbox Ones launch, the selection of official headsets has finally begun to fill out. Even just a year ago, the offerings were slim and didnt have enough features to make them worth the outlay, especially if you already owned a set of headphones you liked and could pair with Microsofts headset adapter. You didnt always sound amazingly clear to your Xbox Live party, but it worked. —> Read More

Weekly Recap: YouTube’s Nextwork’s Xbox One “Deceptive Marketing,” Gamers Hate Jimmy Kimmel

THE BIG STUFF:

YouTube Network “Deceived Customers” With Paid-For Xbox One Videos: The US Government’s Federal Trade Commission announced this week that popular YouTube network had settled charges related to a “deceptive marketing” campaign for Xbox One. Get the full story here.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Latest Response to Angry Gamers: Comedian/late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s spat with gamers continued this week, as Kimmel posted another video of himself reading the angry messages he’s received from fans about his YouTube Gaming monologue. But on Friday, Kimmel posted another video where he sat down with two popular YouTube streamers to “hug it out.”

THE OTHER STUFF:

Here’s what Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon World looks like in-game. Lookin’ good.

Here’s a great video of a mariachi band doing video game covers. What a time to be alive.

A “gym for nerds” has opened in Los Angeles. The gym is called NerdStrong, and it sounds like a fun, inviting place if you’re looking to get into shape. “It’s time to stop being the scruffy-looking nerf herder and time to get #nerdstrong.”

The free-to-play business model is like feeding asparagus to a baby. That’s according to Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, who dropped the quote in an interview with Game Informer when discussing his new game, the free-to-play PC shooter LawBreakers.

A lawsuit involving Sony and a high-end Italian flooring company seeking money for their name being used in Gran Turismo 6 has come to an end, with Sony emerging the victor. Get the full story here.

Abbey Games this week released their next game, <a target="_blank" —> Read More

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