Call of Duty Community Responds to Removal of Popular Favela Map

Posted by | October 12, 2012

In the wake of what looks like a religious controversy about a quote attributed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, Activision has removed a medium sized map called Favela. As a result, the publisher has temporarily removed the map from Modern Warfare 2 while they fix a texture with the quote on it—namely a picture hanging in a bathroom. Amerist over at NextGenUpdate has the story.

When Gorden Met Chell: Possibly the Best Half-Life, Portal Mashup You’ll Ever Watch

Posted by | October 11, 2012

Caught this one on reddit/gaming. It’s a brilliant little honest-to-goodness amateur film that mashes up two related games (although with different heroes and different premises) by putting together their silent protagonists. Yes, the film even does an excellent job of making fun of their mute archetypical nature.

Just watch it; you’ll thank me.

Interview with Spunkify US Editor for MMOBomb

Posted by | October 4, 2012

Spunkify is the US Editor for MMOBomb and does his own videos reviewing and talking about the MMO game industry. If you’re interested in how the MMO industry is progressing and how the marketplace is changing he’s a very good person to follow.

Link, via MMO Anthropology and YouTube.

Playing World of Warcraft May Be Good for Your Resume

Posted by | October 2, 2012

Above is a discussion of an article and a paper written by an E-Business professor about the transformative effects of playing an MMORPG for leadership skills in an employment context. So, ever wanted to put your experience in a game like World of Warcraft on your resume as a good thing?

This is how.

Link, via MMO Anthropology and YouTube.