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Headlander

Headlander feels like a licensed game for a cartoon that doesn't exist

Headlander looks fantastic. It feels like a space-themed spin-off of a primetime '70s sitcom; think Partridge Family 2200 A.D by way of Highlander. To some of you, that comparison may come across as a slight, so what you also need to unders...

 
The Culling
The Culling was born of frustration. It began life as a co-operative alternative to survival games where players regularly screw each other over, like Rust or DayZ. But then as it became apparent that human nature i...   read

VA-11 HALL-A
As someone who doesn't really gel with alcohol on a physical level -- my head aches and then I need to sleep -- I've never quite experienced the full extent of the bartender/patron relationship. I "understand" it the same way...   read

YIIK
Weirdness is a taut rope to walk -- too little and it distracts, too much and it's overpowering. It has to be just the right amount, mixed with enough sincerity to keep the whole affair from feeling twee or, even worse, smug....   read

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All Walls Must Fall

All Walls Must Fall is the new game from ex-Dead Island 2 devs

Inbetweengames, a studio founded by former YAGER staff, recently announced its first major release, All Walls Must Fall. For those keeping score, this is the game teased back in October of last year. It takes place in an alternate-history B...

 
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Nintendo

Nintendo fires Treehouse employee Alison Rapp

Alison Rapp, a now-former Nintendo Treehouse spokesperson, has been let go from Nintendo after the company discovered she was holding a second job. Rapp had been the center of a recent harassment campaign regarding the removal of a "boob sl...

 
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Star Ocean 5

Star Ocean devs alter costume in anticipation of 'western criticism'

In an interview with 4Gamer (translated by NicheGamer), members of the Star Ocean 5 team spoke about Western game critics and sexuality in Japanese games -- specifically, how it relates to Star Ocean character Miki. Even more specifica...

 
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Overwatch

Blizzard cuts Overwatch victory pose at fan's request (Update)

[Update: Kaplan recently posted a follow-up, elucidating on the team's decision to replace the animation. "We weren't entirely happy with the original pose, it was always one that we wrestled with creatively. We made the decision to go with...

 
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Final Round 19

CEO Gaming's Alex Jebailey slams Final Round 19 (Update)

[Update 3/25/16: added comment from Joshua McWhorter] Alex Jebailey, community manager for Iron Galaxy and founder of fighting game tournament CEO Gaming, recently spoke out regarding poor conditions at this weekend's Final Round 19. Jebail...

 
Game narratives
[This article contains spoilers for Firewatch] Let me preface this admission of guilt with a disclaimer: cheating on a romantic partner is the worst. If the relationship continues, you or your partner will never look at each ...   read

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Jim Sterling

Indie developer Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling

[Disclosure: Jim Sterling is a former reviews editor at Destructoid] On March 4, 2016, James Romine (one-half of Digital Homicide, along with his brother Robert) filed a civil suit against our old friend Jim Sterling, seeking $10,761,000 in...

 
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PlayStation VR

There will be a PlayStation VR bundle with a PS Camera

According to TechInsider, Sony will release a bundle containing the PlayStation VR headset, a PlayStation Camera, and a Move controller. A Sony rep confirmed the bundle for North American release, but did not mention a price window in ...

 
Postal
Postal, the unofficial prequel to Hatred, is getting the HD remake treatment after almost twenty years. I was actually kind of surprised to learn the original game isn't a first-person shooter, like the more infamous sequel. ...   read

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Killer Instinct

The Arbiter is coming to Killer Instinct

Today, at the Halo Regional World Championships, Microsoft, 343, and Iron Galaxy announced that Halo's beloved Arbiter will be arriving as downloadable content, in the vein of Rash from Battletoads. Unfortunately, from what I can ...

 
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Galaxy S7

Samsung's new phone has video games in mind

Today, Samsung revealed the Galaxy S7 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Although the phone brings back multiple features missing from the S6, including water resistance, it contains multiple game-centric features that move t...

 
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Lumberyard

Amazon's new game engine has a 'zombie clause'

Normally, the Amazon Web Services Terms of Service is an interminable slog of legalese and jargon, a veritable Dagobah-esque mire only decipherable by super ambitious law-school kids. And with the addition of Amazon's new Lumberyard game en...

 
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Gigantic

Gigantic developer Motiga announces layoffs

Just over two months after its most recent layoff announcement, Gigantic developer Motiga has announced another round of redundancies. Motiga CEO Chris Chung made the announcement on the site's official blog earlier today, citing the s...

 
True Crime
When I start looking into a story that I know will go much longer than my average Destructoid news post, I like to get as hands-on as possible. I don't just want to read a bunch of other articles about the subject in question...   read

Riot Games
When I originally reported on Chinese holding company Tencent's purchase of League of Legends developer Riot Games, I let you all down. I spent time looking into Tencent's numerous endeavors, but it appears I only s...   read

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GOTY 2015

Mike Cosimano's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

2015 was a divisive year -- tremendous in terms of media (TV like Master of None and The 100; movies like Spotlight and The Force Awakens; games like...well, keep reading) and a garbage year in terms of my life. Entertainment became a ...

 
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amiibo

Update: The Shovel Knight amiibo was available for pre-order at Amazon

[Update: All gone! We'll keep you appraised if Shovel Knight returns to Amazon or Best Buy.] Recently, I purchased a Silver Mario amiibo just because I wanted to say that I had completed Wave 3. Help me. Anyway, the Shovel Knight amiibo is ...

 
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Descent

GOG removes the first two Descent games due to licensing issues

GOG.com (née Good Old Games) has removed the Descent games from sale after developer Parallax Software terminated its contract with publisher Interplay over unpaid royalties. According to a post on GOG's forums from developers M...

 
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Halo: Reach

Halo Reach on Xbox One has a crummy framerate

When Halo: Reach was added to the Xbox One backward compatibility list, I was mondo excited. Reach is easily my favorite Halo game, with a campaign that eschewed complex mythology in favor of atmosphere and more accessible multiplayer ...

 
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Indivisible

Indivisible hits another stretch goal, aims for full VO and multiple endings

Even though Indivisible hit its funding goal earlier this month, developer/publisher team Lab Zero and 505 Games continue to seek additional funding through a "slacker backer" campaign, also conducted via the game's existing Indiegogo ...

 
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Steam

(Updates) PSA: Steam is giving people access to random accounts, don't log in

[Update 2: We've received comment from a Valve representative, who confirms that a caching bug was responsible for the leak. According to Valve, only cached information was viewable, and no "unauthorized actions" were performed on the affec...

 
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PSN Flash Sale

The PSN Holiday Flash Sale has some fine deals

It's finally Christmas here in the United States; a country known for big ol' prisons and giving video game consoles as Christmas gifts. Unless something drastic has changed in the past year, the post-dinner console unboxing remains an immu...

 
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Telltale Games

Telltale plans to implement cloud saving

Telltale Games rep Job Stauffer recently confirmed that cross-platform saving, most recently seen in Minecraft: Story Mode, is something the company plans to implement going forward. The feature is exclusive to Telltale Games Account users,...

 
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Nintendo

Nintendo wins Mii-related lawsuit

Over the years, many people have sued Nintendo for a whole host of reasons. They've been sued over the Wii's motion technology (and won the same case again in appeals court), the clocks in the DSi and 3DS, the Wii's motion technol...

 
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Monolith Productions

Monolith organizes medical fundraiser for producer

Back in May, Monolith Productions executive producer Michael Forgey was diagnosed with a "highly aggressive" form of glioblastoma (brain cancer). His friends at Monolith are doing the best they can to ease the burden of this terrible n...

 
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HTC Vive

The HTC Vive has been improved, details at CES

Recently, Engadget published a report from an HTC Vive-centric developer forum in China that claims HTC has made a "very big technological breakthrough" on its Steam VR-powered virtual reality headset. Originally, the headset was set for a ...

 

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