Microconsole vendor Ouya has been criticised for pulling out of a funding commitment to a games developer who is alleged to have exploited their controversial offer.
A game called ‘Dungeons the Eye of Draconus’ managed to raise $54,000 on Kickstarter in order to qualify for a $54,000 bonus from Ouya. But Ouya has now cancelled its bonus and, in response, the game’s developer has axed the entire Kickstarter project.
Now the game’s developer has criticised Ouya for withdrawing its commitment, but in a surprise twist has also criticised the company for supporting other suspicious Kickstarter projects.
A gamer who stood in line until midnight to buy “Grand Theft Auto V” was stabbed, hit with a brick and robbed as he walked home from the store, police said.
The 23-year-old had just bought the new video game from an Asda outlet in Colindale, North London when he was attacked around 1:20 a.m. local time on Tuesday (8:20 p.m. ET Monday). Like many others worldwide, the store had opened late to accommodate the game’s much-anticipated midnight release.
Three teenagers were later arrested in connection with the assault and robbery, police said early Wednesday.
Electronic Arts Inc. has tapped an insider to lead the company, naming Andrew Wilson as its new CEO.
Wilson joined the video game publisher in 2000 and is the company’s executive vice president of EA sports and its online portal for digital games and services. EA’s current CEO – Larry Probst – will continue to serve as the company’s executive chairman for an indefinite period.
The Redwood City, Calif., company’s announcement Tuesday comes after a six-month search. Its former CEO John Riccitiello stepped down in March due to “shortcomings” in the company’s performance.