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.
“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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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 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.
This is Evgenia Medvedeva. She’s a 16-year-old champion Russian figure skater. And she totally loves Sailor Moon.
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!
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.
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.
Have you ever seen someone and thought, “Hey, that person looks familiar”? And not just familiar, but famous.
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.
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.
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.