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.
Last week, John strongly recommended Kingdom: New Lands on the #GameDev Breakdown podcast. That turned out to be accurate.
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.
As the Wichita swatting details emerge, the community grapples with determining responsibility for this tragedy. The 911 caller has been taken into custody, but many questions remain.
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.
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 some questionable Christmas games on the fly.
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 podcast.