World of Warcraft (or WoW) is officially inaccessible to players in Iran, without refund or warning. The Iranian government has restricted games from its citizens, and Blizzard Entertainment aren’t able to speak about any details regarding their motives. World of Warcraft isn’t particularly violent and it’s certainly not sexually explicit – why have Iranian players had their accounts made inaccessible?
The unexpectedly dark underworld of Runescape shows its ugly face with a 19-year-old potentially facing serious jail time. Humza Bajwa (pictured), allegedly put a BB gun to the head of a university student on the demand that nearly 5 billion Runescape coins be transferred to his character, according to the New York Post.
Whoever said Steam sales would completely empty pockets was massively misinformed – there’s something else that’s taking all the money, and for good reason. A sequel is finally being made to a game that can boast about its mention in countless ‘Top 25 PC Games Ever’ charts, and the development has been entirely funded by Kickstart. Almost 3 million dollars has been raised by just over 60,000 backers for inXile Entertainment to finish the development of Wasteland 2.
The PC Game Alliance was originally announced back in 2008 at the Game Developer’s Conference. The PC Game Alliance consists of many well known gaming and computer companies, such as AMD, Capcom, Epic Games, Razer and more, are putting out reports about how alive the PC community is and how much it has been growing.
Here are some excerpts of how well the industry is doing:
The global PC games market continues to show surprisingly strong growth in 2011, reaching a record US$18.6 billion, representing overall growth of 15% over 2010.
the mature game markets of Korea, Japan, U.S., U.K., and Germany demonstrated significant growth in 2011, together recording increased revenue of 11% in 2011 to US$8 billion.
I just recently got my own PC for gaming, prior, I was but a console gamer, and let me tell you, it is a lot of fun! I can see why it is such a strong and growing portion of the gaming industry.