After reporting Massively and WoW Insider would be closing their doors, word has emerged that both sites will be relaunching as independent outlets backed by funds garnered from crowdfunding campaigns. The news bodes well for both sites, previously the unfortunate casualties of AOL downsizing its videogame news division. Meanwhile Joystiq, another former AOL gaming site, will merge with Engadget along the Apple-based news blog TUAW.
Former Editor-in-chief Alex Ziebart led up to the announcement on February 2nd via Twitter. Upon introducing the new site — Blizzard Watch — and its Patreon page, the team reached their first milestone goal before recording their feature [...]
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking with political journalist Brandon Morse of Rare.us. Along with writing about the political world for a number of outlets, Brandon is the founder of Misfit Politics, and was named among Red Alert Politics’ 30-under-30 for 2013. As a self-proclaimed gamer and someone very familiar with the landscape of political journalism, we at APGNation felt he would be a prime candidate to discuss the current state of gaming journalism and how it compares with the world of politics and political reporting.
While the two worlds may seem far removed from each other, there are many parallels that one can draw; especially in regards to the need [...]
Today I sat down with the creator behind The Fine Young Capitalists (Matthew Rappard) to talk about the group’s politics, their recent project to get games created by women into the market place, and their involvement with controversial figure, Zoe Quinn.
Their most recent project has been a contest in which women submitted ideas for games. The winner, who is being voted on right now from five possible candidates, will have their game made and released to the public.
APGNation: First, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions today. Our staff and readers really appreciate it. To begin, why don’t you tell our readers at home who may not be [...]
We here at the APGNation have made it our mission to provide you, our audience of devoted readers, with accurate and unbiased reporting free from corruption or outside influence. The mere fact that we have to make such a statement is troubling in itself. Over the last month or so the gaming websphere has been flooded with news of people like Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian being harassed for the perceived injustices that they have dealt to the gaming community as a whole. They in turn have received a barrage of hateful and downright rude comments online that are unacceptable regardless of whom they are targeted at.
Because of the current climate and in light of recent events, [...]