Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Game Developers Aim to Stop Internet Vitriol - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming conversation. Sony announces a bevy of titles for PS4 and PS Vita over the weekend and thousands of developers come together to stop hatred online. So, without further ado, the news:

  • Developers Fight Back Against Online Harassment: Over the weekend, thousands of developers have come together to fight against internet harassment. Started by Space of Play developer Andreas Zecher, the online petition is gathering signatures to help keep the peace online where harassment of developers is becoming more and more apparent. "We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened," reads the petition.

    You can see the petition for yourself here, which I strongly suggest. We are such a strong community, and this hatred is starting to escalate too far. Nipping it in the bud by standing together for positive interactions and conversations is the only way to keep these conversations going, so sign up!

  • A Blur of Announcements for Sony Platforms: This weekend brought the beginning of September, and with Tokyo Game Show down the road, Sony revealed a slew of games during it's Pre-Tokyo Game Show. Being the Pre-Tokyo Game Show, all of these games are from Japanese developers and though are only confirmed for Japan, most will likely see release outside the archipelago.

    Here are the announcements:
    • Strategy RPG Disgaea is coming to PS4 with it's fifth iteration.
    • A new Dragon Quest game is coming to PS4. Titled Dragon Quest Heroes, the game will be in the same style as the Dynasty Warriors game, though set in the world of Dragon Quest. 
    • Capcom took to the stage to reveal Resident Evil: Revelations 2, which will launch on PS3 (and presumably Xbox 360) in 2015. 
    • Bloodborne received a Japanese release date of February 5th. 
    • A brand new Y's game has been announced for both PS4 and PS Vita. SO EXCITED!!!
    • A new Hot Shots Golf (called Everybody's Golf in Japan) is coming to PS4. 
    • PS4 and PS Vita will be getting theme support similar to PS3's. 
    • Finally, Persona 5 has finally been confirmed for both PS4 and PS3, launching next year.

      If these are just the announcements before Tokyo Game Show, I'm totally excited to see what they announce. Gravity Rush 2, please!!!!
    Here is also a small list of self explanatory but interesting story of the day:
     And that is all for the day! Don't forget to share this page with your friends and family who enjoy gaming. What do you think about all of these Sony titles? Do you think these developers coming together is necessary? Sound off in the comments below. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @Jesterhead0302 and, as always, keep the conversation going.

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