Games Industry Calls for Support for Ukraine

A number of Ukrainian game development studios, as well as members of the wider games industry have spoken up following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia late last night.

BlackIceJoe840d ago

Please continue to pray for both Ukrainians and Russians, because I heard a vast majority of Russians don't want this war either, so much so that there was protests in St. Petersburg, that were getting arrested, all because they peacefully were speaking out against the regime.

I really hope this war will end soon, because human life is very precious and no family member should have to live knowing they'll never see their family again, because of war.

purple101840d ago

What kind of turnip downvoted this comment.
Should be ashamed. War is bad. Period.

John_McClane840d ago

The same kind of turnips that downvoted your comment, you get an upvote from me.

BlackIceJoe839d ago

Sadly it looks like there is a lot of people who sadly love war and don't know the ramifications that come from all this death and destruction either.

AzubuFrost839d ago

I agreed with you until you said, "human life is very precious..." We humans have caused so much destruction to mother nature and to ourselves. This Ukraine / Russia conflict is a small dose of karma that's coming to haunt us.

RedDevils839d ago

No one want this war, the soldiers are prawn to their respectable leader. Everyone is a loser in this, I hope this war end soon so there will be no more life been taken from this horror.

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TheColbertinator840d ago

Vladdy Boy has gone downright cuckoo. He needs to be thrown off power immediately

AuraAbjure839d ago

Putin has not gone cuckoo. In early February of this year 2022 Biden told Putin that Ukraine would become part of NATO at some point in the future. The very next day Putin sent troops to Ukraine. Biden deliberately instigated this war by making such a statement! I am still looking for the transcript.

RedDevils839d ago

Biden is a stupid used car salesmen whom shouldn't be leading a country like USA, even Trump is more smarter than him.

sourOG840d ago

Ukraine has shown their balls and gained my respect. It’s time to make peace or go to Poland though. There is no winning against the Russian army for them. Europe will not go hard on Russia because they are slaves to Russian energy. IGN platitudes and fake optimism will not help Ukraine survive. It’s in Ukraine’s best interest to shun the west and meet Putins demands.

kayoss839d ago

What make you think Putin wont take that as a retaliation against him? You dont think he will go after Poland too? At this point, anyone who gets involve will be labeled as retaliation against Putin. I hate to say it, but it seems like WW3 is at our doorsteps.

sourOG839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

That’s why we are not involved. If he goes after Poland that triggers the NATO article 5 and every NATO country will unload on Russia. Ukraine is alone. Putins demands are he wants Ukraine to demilitarize and become a buffer that leans towards his side. He wants a leadership change in his favor. He doesn’t want to enslave and gas Ukrainians. It’s the only reasonable move. I have gained mad respect for Ukrainians, I have no doubt every last one of them would die for their country. I probably wouldn’t leave either but it’s not the right thing to do.

AuraAbjure839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

Hopefully not. Let Putin fight Ukrainians to his heart's content while apologizing on instigator Biden's behalf. Satellite imagery will inform the world if tries to go on a multi-national conquest spree, or if he'll be content with just conquering Ukraine.

AuraAbjure839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

@sourOG Yes I agree. Eastern Ukraine should have had a demilitarized buffer zone years ago like they did to separate the Koreas. The zone should be fully populated like the Vatican, not deserted.


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phoenixwing3d ago

To be honest I'd rather know stuff is in the works but other ppl throw fits over it so it's whatever

porkChop2d ago

I'd rather they announce a game when it's like 3 months away. Quick little advertising campaign, round of interviews, gameplay deep dive, and a launch trailer. That's all you need. Cheaper marketing rather than wasting resources trying to maintain hype over like 4 years.

SimpleDad2d ago

Also, it's more likely that people will be hyped up and make an impulse purchase, or a preorder if the release date is announced.

Hotpot2d ago

Not announcing too early also contributes to better work environment. I’m in IT and there’s just too many crunch happened because some higher ups set a hard deadline way too early down the line.

franwex2d ago

Yeah. Fallout 4 announcement was great. Announced during the summer and it came out fall of the same year.

stalnox2d ago

The same thing happened with Witchbrook, its been multiple years and nothing. No updates at all, really. It's nice to know something is coming, but waiting for 5+ years for info isn't really fun

Demetrius2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Ikr I agree tho, in the ps360 era games were shown in trailers and they'd release within a couple months, plus cutscene trailers are so days of the old I don't get hyped off of that, they used to show gameplay footage, screenshots in the game informer magazines they had confidence back then creativity was at a all time high folks weren't copying souls games like that or call of duty, nowadays we get shhi like 2023/2024 trailer with a damn fall 2026 type of release day like really bruh tf by time that come out yall sure ya gone get sales from folks who been waiting that long, that's a huge risk doing that cause people lose interest


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