A bizarre swatting incident in Wichita leaves a totally uninvolved man dead, the World Health Organization includes a gaming addiction disorder in its draft for the International Compendium of Diseases, and we follow up on a recommendation from last week’s show.
The latest draft of the World Health Organization’s International Compendium of Diseases (ICD) contains verbiage that would officially place gaming addiction next to gambling and alcoholism as a potential diagnosis for dependent gamers.
On this week’s #GameDev Breakdown podcast, we discussed everything we know about the Wichita swatting that claimed a man’s life. This is the most bizarre and tragic story attached to gaming in recent history. The topic matter may be disturbing to some listeners.
Heinous acts by three strangers leave a fourth man dead in the most bizarre and tragic swatting incident to date. We discuss the information available as of recording, as well as the World Health Organization’s likelihood of classifying gaming as a potential addiction disorder.
In our inaugural holiday show: Apple admits they’re slowing down your phone, they also led the charge in requiring transparency in the loot box process. StoryBundle has great books for gamers and devs on Christmas break, Steam has probably already pried your wallet open for the Winter Sale, and we try our hand at designing
Initially, we planned to make a Christmas game for the site. Nothing elaborate, we just wanted to put together something for friends and site visitors to toy with, so we could say happy holidays in our own special way. Turns out it was a lot easier to just say it into the mics during a
If you saw our previous weekly podcast segment taking Apple to task for slowing down older phones, you’ll understand why we say it’s only fair to heap praise on them for their recent iOS developer policy updates, first heard through Polygon.
The guys convene for a very special Christmas cast to discuss very good and very bad developments from Apple, best entertainment deals for gamers and devs over the holiday break, and we try our hand at designing a couple of Christmas games on the fly. Happy holidays!