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One Video Game Company Has Murky Ties To Trump’s Lawyer And Russian Payments One Video Game Company Has Murky Ties To Trump’s Lawyer And Russian Payments

Robert Mueller’s investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken all sorts of strange turns over the past year and a half, but this might be one of the strangest: It turns out that Trump’s lawyer has a circuitous connection to the video game company behind games like H1Z1 and Everquest.

Report: Russia Tried To Mess With The 2016 Election Using A Bad Video Game Report: Russia Tried To Mess With The 2016 Election Using A Bad Video Game

“Hilltendo” was a flash-based platformer game aimed at smearing Hillary Clinton days before the 2016 election, according to a new CNN report. While it’s hard to gauge how effective it was, it certainly speaks volumes about the bizarre lengths Russian agents may have gone to in trying to influence American politics.

Russian News Accidentally Airs Video Game Clip During Segment On Syrian War Russian News Accidentally Airs Video Game Clip During Segment On Syrian War

Russian state news network Pervi Kanal accidentally aired footage from military shooter Arma 3 during a segment about the Syrian War on Sunday. After the fact, Arma 3’s developers told Kotaku that although they’re happy that their “efforts to make authentic simulation gameplay [appear] pretty successful. . . this is…

Russian Player Retires After Riot Suspends Him For Saying League Teams Don't Make Money There Russian Player Retires After Riot Suspends Him For Saying League Teams Don't Make Money There

Kirill “Likkrit” Malofeyev received a six-month ban from all League of Legends tournaments after comments he made on-stream about the Russian branch of Riot Games. In response, he announced his retirement on the Russian social media service VKontakte.

There’s a great article over at Eurogamer about the development of Dendy, Russia’s knockoff version of the NES. It also goes into how the console helped develop a market for gaming in the former Soviet Union and paved the way for Nintendo to begin selling its original hardware.

Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game

Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee announced Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Despite that news, Russia is going to remain in the winter sports sim Steep Road to the Olympics, at least for now.

Russian Military Uses Video Game Screenshot To Allege US Support For ISIS Russian Military Uses Video Game Screenshot To Allege US Support For ISIS

A post on the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation’s Facebook page earlier today purported to show photographic proof that the US was aiding ISIS fighters in Syria. It turns out that one of the photographs included was from a video game.

Russian Man Facing Prison For Making Pokémon Go Video Inside A Church Russian Man Facing Prison For Making Pokémon Go Video Inside A Church

A Russian man might be spending years in prison after his trial wrapped up last week, after being arrested in 2016 for making a video about Pokémon Go while inside a church, a violation of the country’s laws against “inciting religious hatred”.

CNN Shows Fallout Computer Terminal In A Video About Russian Hacking CNN Shows Fallout Computer Terminal In A Video About Russian Hacking

In a video from December 30, 2016, CNN used footage from Fallout’s hacking mini-game as B-roll to illustrate reports of recent, real-life hacks committed by the Russian government.

Russian MPs Say FIFA 17 Is "Gay Propaganda" Russian MPs Say FIFA 17 Is "Gay Propaganda"

Some members of Russia’s parliament have sent a letter to the state communications oversight agency, alleging FIFA 17's support of a recent LGBT-friendly initiative in England breaks Russia’s “gay propaganda law”.

Champion Russian Figure Skater Is Really Into Yuri On Ice Champion Russian Figure Skater Is Really Into Yuri On Ice

Surprised? Don’t be. Evgenia Medvedeva is champion figure skater and a self-proclaimed anime otaku. It’s as though Yuri on Ice was made for her.

Russian Officials Think Pokémon Go Is Evil Russian Officials Think Pokémon Go Is Evil

Russian officials are flipping out about Pokémon Go. And what will dispel its destabilizing effect on society, the Moscow government believes, is developing their own, more patriotic, version of it.

Sailor Moon Cosplay Works Well With Figure Skating Sailor Moon Cosplay Works Well With Figure Skating

This is Evgenia Medvedeva. She’s a 16-year-old champion Russian figure skater. And she totally loves Sailor Moon.

Pro-Tip: Don't Copy Battlefield 3 Stingers  Pro-Tip: Don't Copy Battlefield 3 Stingers 

The Battlefield games look incredibly realistic, but that doesn’t mean everything in the games is 100 percent accurate. For example, the Stingers in Battlefield 3. Take note should you ever make propaganda!

Russian Nintendo Fans Honor Satoru Iwata at the Japanese Embassy Russian Nintendo Fans Honor Satoru Iwata at the Japanese Embassy

After Satoru Iwata’s recent passing, a group of Russian fans decided to pay their respects by going to the Japanese Embassy in Moscow and creating a small memorial for the Nintendo president.

The Fake 'Terrorist' Conspiracy Game That Fooled People For Years The Fake 'Terrorist' Conspiracy Game That Fooled People For Years

In 2009, a strange Facebook account appeared out of nowhere and friended people en-masse. The name on the account was Junko Junsui, and she had a message for anyone willing to listen.

13 Random Russians That Look Like Famous Celebrities 13 Random Russians That Look Like Famous Celebrities

Have you ever seen someone and thought, “Hey, that person looks familiar”? And not just familiar, but famous.

Russian Military Vehicles Get Inspiration from Playstation Controllers Russian Military Vehicles Get Inspiration from Playstation Controllers

This is a Kurganets-25. It’s an infantry fighting vehicle. Covered with armor, it’s outfitted with a turret, a canon, and a controller that is inspired by a PlayStation gamepad.

GTA Recreated Perfectly In Real Life

Recreating Grand Theft Auto V would have been too easy. Here, some mad fans use a drone (!) and some very skilled choreography to recreate the top-down Grand Theft Auto 2 instead. And it’s awesome.

There's A Free-To-Play Halo Game Coming... To Russia There's A Free-To-Play Halo Game Coming... To Russia

Microsoft is partnering with Saber Interactive and Innova Systems to develop a Halo Online for the PC, but right now, it's a closed beta only available to Russian players.

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