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A black 3DS XL could be coming to North America


Once you go black...
Jul 26
My blue 3DS XL looks like sh*t. It has scratches and gouges on the top, back and all sides. The inside is fine (yay for clamshell designs), but the rest looks like I get in regular car wrecks or fight with zoo cats or somethi... read
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs ARG makes money spew from a Canadian ATM


'Let's hit that bastard where it counts'
Jul 05
An alternate reality game for Watch Dogs has surfaced, and somewhat surprisingly, it's taking place in the Great White North. Here's the deal, you crazy Canucks -- do a little bit of hacking, find an ATM, profit. A mobi... read
Kickstarter

Kickstarter to allow Canada-based projects this summer


It's about time!
Jun 27
Beginning this summer, crowdfunding site Kickstarter will allow people living in Canada to directly submit their own projects without having to go through U.S.-based banks, among other hurdles. Interested parties can sign up ... read
Nintendo E3 Canada demos

Canadian Best Buys getting Nintendo's E3 demos


Maple syrup
May 31
As you may already be aware, Nintendo will allow the common folk to play E3 demos at select Best Buys throughout North America. We then shared a list of 89 cities in the continental United States that will play host to these ... read

Videogame art show parties hit New York and Toronto


New games, new art, and free beer?
May 02
[Snake and Spider-Man by Reyyy] The good people at Attract Mode have not one, but two big gallery shows for you to have. The first is No Quarter 2013, which opens this Friday at NYU's Game Center at  the T... read
Namco Bandai

Namco opening new studios in Vancouver, Singapore


Some positive news!
Apr 11
It seems like we've been hearing nothing but studio closers happening left and right. Well there's some good news in this field as Namco Bandai is opening up a new studio in Vancouver, Canada. The British Columbia Ministry of... read
Greenlit title pits Werewolves vs. Canadians
Don't know about you, but I have a real soft spot for supernatural tales set during the frontier times in North America. The mixture of exploring a new world mixed with the superstitions and myths of the time is hea... read feature

Wii Mini online scrapped to keep down costs


Nintendo claims Wii Mini is for 'families'
Dec 06
Nintendo has justified the Wii Mini's lack of basic features by claiming the aim was to keep costs down. Yes, I know, a bit of a Captain Obvious response. More interesting is the extra reasoning provided by Nintendo of Canada... read

Come see some games at Toronto's Gamercamp


You hear that, you canuckers!?!
Oct 29
[Update: This post, originally published with the headline, "Playable Splinter Cell and more at Toronto's Gamercamp," has been amended. We have received an email from Ubisoft saying Splinter Cell will not be playable at ... read

Rockstar Toronto getting a new place, Vancouver moving in


Jul 09
Things are a-changin' over in Rockstar Canada. Rockstar is moving their Toronto team into a much bigger studio, a part of which the Ontario government is footing the bill for (specifics of the financial details were not relea... read

Indie devs and artists unite for Comics Vs. Games


Apr 30
If you are in Toronto this week, you might want to scoot on by the Comics vs. Games exhibition, hosted by TIFF Nexus and led by They Bleed Pixels creator Miguel Sternberg. The main draw of the event is a set of five games, e... read

Canadian Videogame Awards finalists announced


Mar 27
Why yes, there is such a thing as the Canadian Video Game Awards! The 3rd annual edition of the awards show will take place in Vancouver on April 21st, and coincides with Fan Expo Vancouver (limited seating available to Fan E... read

Activision hunting down Modern Warfare 3 pirates


Oct 28
Impatient gamers have already managed to get their hands on leaked copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with pirated versions springing up online -- but if you mess with the bull, you get the horns, and Activision i... read

Katamari creator Keita Takahashi to work on MMO Glitch


Jul 14
What's next for the guy behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy? A MMO. Keita Takahashi has joined forces with Canadian developers Tiny Speck to work on the upcoming MMO Glitch. You'll easily get why he is involved when you ... read

Here's a mysterious Canadian viral campaign to watch


Jun 02
The Canadian Videogame Awards recently aired and, in amongst the hustle and bustle, a web address was shown onscreen leading to a countdown timer. The countdown at thereisnolist.ca ended last night, revealing what appeared to... read

Sony hit with second PSN class action suit


May 04
Sony is already facing a class action suit in the United States, but now Canadian lawyers have caught the whiff of blood in their nostrils and are circling the embattled company. If Sony collects a full set of suits, it can t... read

Canabalt 2 player coming to the Winnitron 1000


Dec 05
Have you played Canabalt yet? It's a free and fun auto-run platformer, and it's surely worth a second or two of your time, if not just to see how compelling one-button gaming can be. Just like Meat Boy was the foundation of ... read

Kevin Butler shows Canada some love


Nov 10
Sony has released a new Kevin Butler ad in which the VP who "only does everything" addresses the good people of Canada in regards to the video delivery service on PSN. Now, I thought I had missed some news about a new featur... read

Gears 2 gets 8X experience in celebration of America


Jul 03
There are two ways to express your love for America this weekend: fireworks and earning 8X experience in Gears of War 2. The latter you can do any time through July 6, while the former must be done at night on July 4 (or July... read

Creative Director of Ubisoft Montreal says au revoir


Jun 14
As the creative director of Ubisoft Montreal, and Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Patrice Désilets is a big deal for the company. Or, he at least was a big deal, as announcing today, courtesy ... read

NHL 11 to have real-time physics, Canadian Hockey League


May 21
The fall 2010 release of NHL 11 is still far off, but already, EA Sports is putting out bits and pieces of information on the game. Earlier this week, EA Canada updated the franchise's Facebook page with the screenshot y... read

Canada: Today is the day you can get a free DSi XL


Mar 28
If you were considering getting a DSi XL -- even for just a single, momentary second -- and you live in, near or around Canada then you should probably pick up five relatively new games you aren't playing anymore and head to ... read

Final Fantasy band nixes name in fear of Square banhammer


Dec 19
If you've ever listened to the Arcade Fire, Beirut, Stars, or any number of alternative Canadian bands, you've heard Final Fantasy's work. At least, you heard what used to be Final Fantasy: violinist, composer, and indie-pop ... read

Sorry Canada, no Half-Minute Hero for you


Oct 28
Apparently, if your game doesn't have French in it, Quebec won't let you sell it. This is probably something our millions of Quebec readers already knew, but one of them, Destructoid reader Mike, was unaware and has been disa... read

Canadian government funding indie games development


Aug 11
You and I both know that every person that has ever said, "If [so and so] gets elected, I'm moving to Canada!" is lying. Well, it seems that Canada is starting to call our bluff, doing everything it can to attract g... read

P.E.I. goes to bat for Longtail Studios with tax breaks


Jul 09
Two Canadian provinces, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, have agreed to a bare-knuckle brawl to the death, both hoping to curry the favor of Longtail Studios, an iPhone and Wii developer based in New York. Twenty-three L... read

THQ hates Canada


Apr 09
Ok, not really. I'm sure THQ loves Canada just as equally as the rest of the world. However, it turns out that a whole bunch of copies of Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor shipped up in Canada with incomplete instruction book... read

Killzone 2 ads pulled in Toronto because OMG VIOLENCE!


Mar 12
Sony has pulled a number of bus shelter ads promoting Killzone 2 following complaints concerning their "violent" imagery. It's been proven that viewing pictures of things that may represent fictional violent acts in... read

Oh, Canada: Beyond Good & Evil is a cheese pack-in


Feb 20
I love me some string cheese. I'm not sure why it peels like that, but I totally dig it as a midday blogger snack. And I dig Beyond Good & Evil. Though it's not the newest game around, and I think it was largely overlooke... read

EA's new Canadian studio gets a red light


Dec 12
Electronic Arts' misfortune continues, as the former dominatrix of the games industry has announced that plans have been scrapped for new studio in Vancouver, Canada.Citing lower-than-expected revenue figures and ongoing glob... read

Sex or videogames? Canadian women answer!


Oct 17
If you love rampant sex, then you might not want to visit Canada during the launch of a big game. A recent survey has concluded that more women than men would choose interactive entertainment over good old fashioned intercour... read

Kids microwave cat, get banned from playing videogames ... wait, what?


Sep 06
I know some of you are sick of the "videogamers who do crimes" angle, but this one's just a bit too eyebrow-raising not to post. It involves a cat, a microwave and two teenagers who wanted to combine the former with... read






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