This year, Muslims are doing what they can to break the fast without breaking quarantine
Rami IsmailVery excited that food website @Eater included the @animalcrossing Suhoors & Iftars as part of their "Ramadan in COVID-19" coverage. Thankful to represent these unique kinds of positives of games in other parts of media - thanks @BySarahKhan!
As the entire world faces an unprecedented public health emergency, we want to share the challenges we are facing and the contingency measures we’re putting in place to serve the public conversation.
Rami IsmailTwitter will delete harmful info about COVID-19, & has expanded the definition of harmful to include scientifically inaccurate claims.
COVID-19 is showing us clearly that a lot of things to make the world better were always possible, just not profitable.
Richard Bartle is one of the leading academics on video games and is a senior lecturer and honorary professor of computer game design at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. He might seem an unusual choice to talk about the ethics of...
Rami IsmailI'm not sure how I feel about this article but it's a fascinating read either way.
The famed Fortnite streamer said high-profile content creators should be handled differently than everyday players.
Rami IsmailHow about "if you're a community role model that also makes money that way, don't fuck it up" as a general guideline.
Try applying this to another job and argue "because it makes the perpetrator money, the rules should not be enforced"
Deadspin, Gizmodo, and Jezebel have been inundated with sound-on ads that the rest of the internet killed a decade ago.
Rami IsmailJust got briefed on the situation with @Kotaku, and for whatever little it is worth, I want to throw my voice behind the staff. Genuinely hope things work out.
This seems a good summary for those confused about what's up
Rami IsmailI'll need more time to read details, but this seems a massive ruling in France saying that Valve has to allow resale of digital games. If this ruling stands/spreads to other places it'll ripple through what games get made and how the same way Twitch did.
Apology for Iron Crown cosmetics devolves to all out flame war
Rami IsmailThis is a shame, but I do get the tiredness at how across all of gaming, only devs are expected to be flawless - YouTubers, streamers, customers, forum users, redditors 'get heated' & 'talk real' & 'are themselves'. We sit wrong & it's 'disrespectful'.
Today we're announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram.
Rami IsmailMarch 27, 2019: after 15 years of existence, Facebook, one of the largest media organisations on Earth, has established that white nationalism might actually be "As Bad As All The Non-White People Have Desperately Been Trying To Explain Forever".
Republican state representative Chris Quinn has proposed the tax, which would help fund increased security in schools
Rami IsmailIn other news, the US state of Pennsylvania has proposed a 10% "sin tax" on guns in response to their involvement in school shootings. This is a incredi- hold on, there's an update to this story...
Ok so I regret to report the sin tax is on videogames
gamedev.world is the global game developer conference. Featuring 30+ speaker from all over the planet, all talks will be close-captioned and translated into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Rami IsmailThe @gamedevworld team is proud to announce gamedev.world - the world's first global games conference presented live in 8 of the worlds' biggest languages. Livestreamed from June 21-23rd, 30+ speakers, lessons and perspectives from all around the globe.
In theory, anything can happen in EVE Online, but some things are considered impossible. Well, last month, one of the “impossible” things happened: The destruction of the game’s first-ever Keepstar battlestation, which was kept in a wormhole. Of...
Rami IsmailEVE Online remains one of the most fascinating things in video games. The sheer logistics of a year-long undercover operation is mind-blowing.
Meditations is a different short experimental game by a different developer every day.
Rami IsmailOne morning in 2017, I played a short game that made me wish I had a new tiny game like it for every day of the year. So for all of 2018, I've asked hundreds of devs to make a small game. This launcher will serve you a new little game every day.
Rami IsmailThe games academia conference that invited Steve Bannon as a keynote because free speech got canceled due to free speech & now organizers posted this glorious trainwreck of free speech lamenting free speech & also that they'll defend free speech forever. ace2018.infopic.twitter.com/wLRFs8EZqP
Rami IsmailCompanies using legal force to shut down emulation sites is the equivalent of burning a Library Of Games History.
Emulation might not be legal, as long as most companies are this bad at archiving, those sites are the best & only archives we have.