Holiday Video Game Preview

Holiday Video Game Preview
PC Magazine
As the holiday season nears, the video game marketing machines are ramping up. E3 is in the rear-view mirror; we've seen what big-budget ... 4 for North America due to the developers polishing the game. No malaria or mutants this time, around ...

Utah Video game developer get jail time
Salt Lake Tribune
A Utah video game developer has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay at least $1.2 million for withholding wages from his employees as a result of what Utah's attorney general called the state's first criminal prosecution for non-payment ...

Utah video game developer ordered to pay back wages
Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah video game developer has been sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay restitution of at least $1.2 million. David M. Rushton, 57, is the first person in the state prosecuted for failing to pay wages. Rushton was ...

Kickstarted video game project Haunts gets mothballed
BBC News
Development on a video game funded by the crowdsourced funding site Kickstarter has stopped as all its programmers have quit. ... Funding problems, delays and disappearing developers were all problems that games studios had to weather, he said.

Utah game developer jailed for not paying wages
Huffington Post
Utah is a minor hub for video-game studios with about a dozen companies, including Disney Interactive Studios. Sensory Sweep Studio was known for churning out games quickly, taking a percentage of royalties from moviemakers and others, Hunter said.

ESA Foundation Awards 30 Scholarships To Aspiring Game Developers
At this time, 381 American post-secondary schools offer courses, degree programs and professional certificates in video game design, programming and development. Hotness! And now, here's a list of the lucky winners: Harika Adivikolanu Hometown: San ...

Video Game Review: 'Dishonored' is at War with Itself
So, it was with some trepidation that I approached “Dishonored,” yet another game set during a time of evil aristocracy where the noble lords and leaders wipe their proverbial boots on the actual faces of the great unwashed masses and (*sigh*) it's up ...

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Back to the grind
The MIT Tech
These are traits that are very hard to find in a loot-and-grind style game, particularly when it comes to managing the game's difficulty. Usually, game developers seem to focus their balancing efforts on a single design-basis threat, making the game ...

Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games
The company's founder, David Baum, turned to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise money, and to build support from game developers, but canceled the fundraising push in August. Now, the company ... Credit Suisse initiated coverage on the online ...

The Secret Champion of Video Gaming Stocks
What's the most popular video game in the world? You might think it's Angry Birds, with over a billion downloads since it was first released. That makes it the most widely distributed game of all time, but it rarely holds players' attentions for long ...

Utah video game developer sentenced to year in jail, fined $1.2 million for not paying wages - Yahoo! News: "The developer of video games including "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005" is serving a year long jail sentence in Utah for failing to pay more than 100 employees. David M. Rushton, 57, owes $1.2 million in a rare criminal case for nonpayment of wages, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said Thursday. . . "

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