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.
Rami Ismail has traveled the world, speaking at game conferences to carry messages of inspiration and practical advice for the world’s indie game developers. He is a role model on both the bu…
Rami IsmailDo you want to read a rambling @tha_rami talking about all sorts of aspects of game development and industry because @deantak does not hold back the good questions when he notices you're tired? Because if so, I've got just the article for you.
Recently there's been a bunch of community discussion around what kind of games we're allowing onto the Steam Store. As is often the case, the discussion caused us to spend some time examining what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how we could...
Rami Ismail2018, Facebook: We didn't moderate enough, and in doing so, fucked up the geopolitical situation, ruined all forms of discourse, and allowed horrible shit to spread. We need to do better.
Valve: lets do like this Facebook policy I found on waybackmachine
The Nine-Nine just got 86'd. Fox has canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the network confirmed Thursday. Those behind the highly regarded cop comedy…
Rami IsmailGreat news, something that isn't FOX can pick up the somehow now-canceled #Brooklyn99, and continue the no-brainer of creating more of this brilliant series that is easily the funniest and smartest thing on television.
Gwen Foster, one of the #1ReasonToBe speakers denied a visa, on being treated with "diplomatic hostility" in a global industry
Rami IsmailI actually cried reading this. I could not get @karabaos to @Official_GDC for #1reasontobe due to her visa being rejected, but I will amplify her voice. Thank you, Gwen, for your work, assistance, & voice - I hope to visit you all in the Philippines soon.