News In Review: 12/03/13


Veteran game designer and creator of the Monkey Island series Ron Gilbert it to quit his post at Double Fine. The developer revealed the news via his blog, where he also stated that he was only ever at the company to make his most recent creation, The Cave, at the invitation of friend and fellow auteur Tim Schafer.

“I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave. It was a true pleasure to work with every one of them over the past two years. So much fun. I will miss them all. And of course to Tim for creating the opportunity to come there and make The Cave.” said Gilbert.

He is now working on an iOS game entitled Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG.

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A Danish TV company has apologised for using a screenshot of Assassin’s Creed in a report on the Syrian Civil War. The TV2 channel used the image of 13th century Damascus as a backdrop for their reporter Cecilie Beck on February 26th. The channel’s Head of News, Jacob Nybroe, described the decision to the Times of Israel as a “reminder to us all of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures”.

The incident is not the first time TV channels have mistaken video game footage for reality. In 2011, ITV unwittingly used video from the game Arma II in the belief that it showed a real IRA attack on a British Army helicopter, including the shots in a documentary about Colonel Gaddafi’s relationship with the group.

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