Electronic Arts took some heat for the terms of its Code Wars program today. Under the terms of the 14-hour "hackathon," game developers would retain ownership of their creations, but EA would have a royalty-free license to use the content. The company told Polygon that the FAQ was "posted prematurely."
The producers of the VGX at Spike and its parent company, Viacom, saw the three-hour show as a success, measured primarily on two metrics: VGX was a trending topic on Twitter, and the show brought in a total of 1.1 million viewers across 109 countries. While the producers are aware that co-host Joel McHale received negative feedback, they're not opposed to having him return in the future, because he helps broaden the show's appeal.
Representatives for YouTube recently reached out to content creators who have complained in recent weeks of the company's crackdown on alleged copyright violations. It doesn't sound like the company is going to change its policies anytime soon.
We reviewed the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, "All That Remains." Deputy reviews editor Phil Kollar found it more "lukewarm" than he was expecting, partly because of the lack of ties to Season One, but noted that it still packed a punch in some "hyper-traumatic" experiences for protagonist Clementine.
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