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This week in the world of Video game News EA, and Others losing Stock Value, Rockstar Games has the biggest pay gap in UK., Inde Game Developer Loses 140k, L.A’s Video Game Robber, Women Cant Compete with fortnight, Cosplayer Enayla, and Last we have the Steam Box is still a thing.
#1 Some of the Biggest publishers have been losing ground over the week on wall street amid rise in fear of Foretnight grabbing to much of the market share. Ea, Activiosn, and Take Two have all seen a gradually loss in there stock value over the last month. While all three companies regained a small amount of ground on Wednesday after taking a nose dive in the early morning hours, they are still in a massive downward trajectory over the last 30 days.
#2 Rockstar North, The developer branch of Rockstar games in the UK has reported on it wage earnings by gender. Revealing they have the worst Gender Pay gap in the UK out of all Video Game developers. I don’t think this should come as a surprise to anyone given that rockstar makes one of the most misogynistic and sexist video games known to man. I have never been a fan of the GTA series. I wont say that the massive sexism and violence towards women in the game is why I never got into the series. I will say that the ridicules presentation of women in GTA 3 was one of the reasons I did not continue playing the GAT series..
#3 Inde Game Developer Spent 140k and has not made anything on “Where The Water Tastes Like Wine.” This game is described on steam as “Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny.” This hails back to a conversation I had two Friday’s ago about Fringe Art games that are being hailed as massive achievements that are not being played. I have zero sympathy for this developer and it shouldn’t come as some huge surprise that the masses are not interested in this style of game. What do I know. I am sure that the instructors and professors you had when you went to school and learned this was what making video games was all about are highly successful people that have made loads of money of their ground breaking games that sold like hotcakes. They are just teaching because they have retired with a swimming pool full of Benjamin’s and need a hobby.
Cosplay Corner: Enayla is a cosplayer, armorsmith, and propmaker based in WA state. Specializing in costumes with meticulous detail, massive scale, and complex engineering, she is always looking for ways to expand her skills and challenge reality. When not working on a project, she is active in sharing techniques and encouragement with the cosplay community.
#4 There is still work being done on the steam and alien ware project to put steam machines out in mass.
Recentlyas in the last few days, The alineware steam machine with the steam os was removed fromt ehf ront page of Steam. While this has lead may to speculate that with the dimishing almost non exsistant sales of the different computers being offered with the steam OS that the project was over.
According To gabe newell that is simply not the case.While they are working on retooling the machine they are also trying to clean up the appearance of steam. The machines are still being offered. They are just being offered elsewhere on steam website.
That is all that caught my attention in the worldof video game news this week. Thanks for stopping. Unitl next time.