Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/3/13


"Mark Pincus, the man who gave the world FarmVille, says videogames no longer give him the zing they used to.Mark Pincus has done pretty well for himself with videogames. His company, Zynga, may not shine quite as brightly as it once did but it’s still a pretty big dog as these things go. But it turns out that they no longer turn his crank the way they once did.During a Q&A following an informal talk to tech entrepreneurs in Israel, Pincus was asked about his favorite game. And to everyone’s surprise, he replied, “Right now, I’m pretty bored with all games.”"

The Escapist

"Hackers, cyborgs, transhumans, and mere meatbags, delight: more “Deus Ex” is coming. Eidos Montreal today announced a yet-unnamed new game is in development for PC and next-gen consoles, as the centrepiece of a transmedia blitz called “Deus Ex: Universe.”It also confirmed that the revamped Director’s Cut of “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” will launch October 22 on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.It’s still early days so we shouldn’t expect to hear much for some time, but Anfossi says that “most of the team behind ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ is already working hard on this new game.”"


"The International Committee of the Red Cross is working with game developers to ensure titles dealing with armed conflict include virtual consequences — including actions that in real-life combat “would be considered war crimes.”The ICRC is not suggesting that games completely eradicate war and violence, which it calls an unrealistic move. Instead, the organization argues that violations happen on real battlefields and should be included in games.This reasoning applies to scenarios such as torture and interrogation or attacks on civilians. The ICRC is not interested in policing all games, but only those that mimic armed conflict."