Play Along With Dishonored’s Interactive Trailer
Bethesda released a new trailer for Dishonored, releasing this Tuesday, that adds a little more “game” to “video game trailer”. One of the big gameplay hooks of Dishonored is the ability to play the game in almost anyway you want, reaching your objectives through stealth, force, or whatever you can scrounge up. As it is in the game, so it will be in the trailer, which lets you choose how the video will proceed with a number of different options. It’s a really neat feature, one we hope we start to see in more and more game trailers.
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Kixeye Employees Fired After Accusations of Racism
It seems Kotaku and Venturebeat’s reports on allegations of racism at Kixeye led to as much “substantial corrective action” as the company’s CEO promised yesterday. Venturebeat reports today that four employees, including one manager, were fired Kixeye CEO Will Harbin said he investigated the situation himself, and concluded it with firing the team’s manager and three others. Harbin also promised to provide harassment and sensitivity training. We hope this is the end of this nasty situation and the few “bad apples” really have been rooted out completely.
Mists of Pandaria Brings World of Warcraft Back to 10 Million Subscribers
The Tuesday release of Mists of Pandaria, the extremely panda-centric expansion for World of Warcraft, has brought the aged (and starting to show it) MMO’s subscriber numbers back over 10 million, after dipping to 9.1 million this August. It’s still not as high as pre-Cataclysm 11.4 million. The game’s been going for a long, long time now, and it’s heartening for us grizzled veterans who have been playing since ’04 to see the game keep chugging along. Keep on keeping on, Panda-Men.
Maine Republicans Attack Opponent With World of Warcraft
The, presumably desperate, Republican Party of Maine is attempting to discredit Maine’s 25th congressional district Democrat candidate, Colleen Lachowicz, by creating a website describing her downright immoral love of World of Warcraft. Some humorous forum posts from Lachowicz are the main source of mud-slinging, where Lachowicz displays she is clearly not fit for office when she states, “So I’m a level 68 orc rogue girl. That means I stab things . . . a lot. Who would have thought that a peace-lovin’, social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!” Knowing politicians, it seems pretty safe to say the other candidates are probably up to a lot worse.