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Volition

Volition was making a post-apocalyptic Western


'But it would've taken too long'
Mar 24
It's games like Zeus that have me not writing off entire concepts, no matter how tired they may appear on the surface. As described during senior producer Greg Donovan's Game Developers Conference talk "Volition's Challenge: ... read
Layoffs

Cancelled project at Sony Santa Monica was new open world sci-fi IP


Game rumored to debut at E3
Mar 01
Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently f... read
Rare

Rare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing


And its strange journey to Xbox
Feb 28
Announced at E3 2001, Donkey Kong Racing was going to be Rare's sequel to Diddy Kong Racing for the GameCube. I distinctly remember seeing images of it in magazines at the time, thinking it was a true score for the console, a... read
Star Wars

Disney abandons its Star Wars 1313 trademark


I'd like to move on, but it's not easy
Jan 20
After Disney shut down LucasArts, I thought I had completely given up all hope for Star Wars 1313 ever getting made. I have. But that's not to say the project can't affect me from beyond the grave. There was that story about ... read
2k sport quits baseball

2K Sports giving up on major league baseball


There's no crying in baseball
Jan 06
Take-Two Interactive has been erasing the MLB 2K series from existence, Pasta Padre reports. The baseball games have been removed from 2K's website, MLB 2K10 through 2K12 have been removed from Steam, MLB 2K13's website is go... read
Cancellation

Publisher cancels Ashes Cricket 2013 after release


Customers who purchased on Steam will receive refund
Nov 29
  It's very rare to see titles on Steam pulled and customers offered a refund, but now we've seen it happen once again. Last week, Ashes Cricket 2013 was released for PC and many fans of the sport jumped at the chance to... read
Advance Wars!

Weird! Japan finally getting Advance Wars: Days of Ruin


...Kind of
Oct 30
The last entry in the Advance Wars series, Days of Ruin (2008), never released in Japan. Weird, right? Well, in news that no one expected, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin has been made available in Japan as a downloadable Club Nin... read
C&C

EA cans free-to-play Command & Conquer


Developer Victory Games 'disbanded'
Oct 29
We'd like more Command & Conquer -- without the hooks of free-to-play digging into our skin, if at all possible. I guess it's not. Electronic Arts has canceled the new C&C, which has been playable in an alpha capacity... read
Canceled

I would've played this canceled Snake Plissken game


Namco's Escape
Oct 01
The developers behind Dead to Rights 2 started a game based on Snake Plissken of Escape from New York fame. Let that sink in for a moment, as I'm hardly the only one around these parts to have an appreciation of that univers... read

LucasArts canceled a bunch of Star Wars projects


Even an HD version of Day of the Tentacle
Sep 27
Kotaku too a look at how LucasArts fell apart, and among the information they dug up was details on several major projects the now defunct studio was working on. First, they were working on an Origin-like service designed to ... read

New story details and art revealed for Star Wars 1313


And it's never coming out
Sep 25
Oh Star Wars 1313, you were the hope of so many Star Wars fans. With LucasArts no more, there's little hope of this Boba Fett adventure ever coming. What would it have been about? IGN was shown 15 minutes of a demo that would... read
Mojang

Notch drops 0x10c, wants to work on small games


Fans come together to begin working on their own take on the concept
Aug 19
[Update: Notch has shared his thoughts on 0x10c with a blog post. "Turns out, what I love doing is making games," he wrote. "Not hyping games or trying to sell a lot of copies. I just want to experiment and develop ... read
Polytron

Polytron 'working with Sony,' Fez Mac/Linux ports coming


Polytron producer surprised by FEZ II cancellation
Aug 01
It was shocking to see Fez designer Phil Fish announce both his departure from the games industry and the cancellation of FEZ II, a project we knew little about but one I really would've liked to see come to fruition. The new... read
FEZ 2 cancelled

Phil Fish has meltdown on Twitter, rashly cancels FEZ II


People are mean to each other, game gets cancelled
Jul 27
[Update: Phil Fish has posted on Twitter: "to be clear, im not cancelling FEZ II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, im doing it to get out of games. and im getting out of games because i choose not to put u... read

Infinity Blade Dungeons officially cancelled


More Infinity Blade games coming, but not this one
Jul 12
iOS games aren't popular around these parts, I know, but I was personally quite looking forward to Infinity Blade Dungeons. I enjoy the mainstay games in the series, and the idea of a loot-nabbin' dungeon crawler in its unive... read
Canceled

PS3 and Vita action-RPG Warrior's Lair canceled


Closure, at last
Jul 03
Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed to IGN that Warrior's Lair -- or Ruin, depending on how long ago you lost interest in the game -- is no longer in development for PlayStation Vita and PS3. We all figured it'd happen ... read
Legacy of Kain

This Legacy of Kain research thread is incredible


Learn the entire history of the famous videogame vampire
Jun 18
Although I played Blood Omen, the first game in the storied Legacy of Kain franchise, it wasn't until Soul Reaver that I would cement my love for the series. Little did I know that amidst the release of those games in 1996 an... read
Mega Man reboot?

People actually like the Maverick Hunter reboot concept


Fans call for Capcom to revisit the project
May 22
Some time ago, we learned off a rather odd project from Capcom -- a gritty Mega Man X FPS idea that never saw the light of day. Yep, Keiji Inafune gave ex-Retro Studios alumni the idea to re-imagine Mega Man similar to Metroi... read
Maverick Hunter

Maverick Hunter character designer releases X concept art


It's not the worst thing in the world
May 12
It's been a while, my little chickadees! I've been out for a few days putting my nose to the grindstone, so you haven't been blessed by my sparkling presence. I therefore apologize if you've already seen the above artwork, bu... read
Cancelled

Get sad: Over an hour of Star Wars Battlefront 3 footage


More gameplay of cancelled 2008 game
May 06
Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o... read
Capcom

Capcom's recent canceled games were all unannounced


The DLC avalanche keeps on rolling
Apr 24
In a Q&A summary regarding Capcom's revised financial forecast, which recently made headlines for its even greater focus on downloadable content and cancellation of projects that did not fit within this new stra... read
Destructoid reader kidvid666 is willing to part with a SEGA legend
The other day, Dtoider kidvid666 revealed that he owns one of only two SEGA Pluto units in existence. As you may recall, the Pluto was a prototype revision of the SEGA Saturn with a built-in NetLink modem, but the idea was sc... read feature

See it in action in this video
Yesterday we found out that a former Sega employee had in his possession an unreleased console called the Sega Pluto. The console is essentially the Sega Saturn, but with a Netlink built into it. The former Sega employee sai... read feature

Sega Pluto

Former Sega employee reveals the unreleased Sega Pluto


A prototype Sega Saturn with a Netlink built in
Apr 18
A forum poster over on Assembler Games has revealed something that's been in hiding for the last 14 years. Super Magnetic, as he goes by, was a former Sega employee that through a series of unfortunate events, came into the p... read

EA scrapping The Sims Social, SimCity Social


Oh, and Pet Society ... ha ha
Apr 15
The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That wh... read
The Blue Bomber deserves better
I've always been a big Mega Man fan. As I type this, a figurine of series villainess Tron Bonne (see: mai waifu) is currently watching over me. There's just something very unique about the series -- the idea of not only defea... read feature

Maverick Hunter by Armature Studio never passed the greenlight stage
We are all familiar with the high-profile Mega Man game cancellations from the past few years -- Mega Man Universe, Mega Man Legends 3, and Mega Man Online. But what about the projects that never even left the conceptual stag... read feature

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U canceled


What. A. Shock.
Apr 05
Those of you left caring may have noticed Aliens: Colonial Marines missed its Wii U release launch window. There's a very good reason for that -- SEGA finally decided to shoot the lame dog in the head, and has quietly cancele... read
Star Wars 1313

It hurts: Star Wars 1313 would have been about Boba Fett


Fate of the game doesn't sound too great
Apr 04
The closure of LucasArts was painful to see both in terms of the studio's legacy and the projects it had in the pipeline. One such game was Star Wars 1313, a visually-impressive title that showed up a couple of times and vani... read
Rockman Online

Korean MMO Rockman Online is OFFICIALLY canceled


Well, DUH! Of course it is!
Mar 13
Le gasp! No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so! Back in September, we heard rumblings that the Korean Mega Man MMO, oh-so-creatively titled Rockman Online, had halted production following a restructuring of developer Neow... read
Kinect

That Gore Verbinski Kinect game got canceled


Who was making what now?
Mar 06
Hey remember when Microsoft announced during their E3 2012 conference that they teamed up with Gore Verbinski to make a Kinect game called Matter? Anyone? No? Yeah, well it's been canceled. "Microsoft Studios is no longer pu... read
IPL 6 canceled

It's official: eSports event IPL 6 canceled


The rumors were true
Mar 04
Following layoffs and restructuring at IGN, The IGN Pro League 6 has been canceled. The competitive gaming event was originally set to take place in Las Vegas from March 28-31. In an official statement, IGN said: "When we lau... read






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