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Kill The F*ggot

Skaldic Games refuses to remove VAs following anti-LGBT game


Kill The F*ggot dev refuses request
May 12
[Update #2: In a tweet by Cruachan, it has been revealed that Skaldic Games have agreed to no longer use Cruachan's or Rachel Lally's contributions in The Shelter.] [Update: Destructoid have been provided with copies of the ... read
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Project Morpheus

The Heist demo for Project Morpheus used to allow you to shoot yourself


It got removed, for better or worse
May 04
It’s interesting to see where people will draw the line when it comes to VR technology and what we put players through. I really mean it's interesting to see where ‘big companies’ draw the line, because we a... read
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Hatred

Hatred is gonna write angsty poems on your bedroom wall on June 1


Yeah, no. Thanks all the same
Apr 29
Do I absolutely have to pay any attention to this game? I do? Well fuck, fine. Let’s get it over with. Scum of the earth simulator Hatred is bringing its oh-so-edgy self to Steam on June 1. To ‘celebrate’ th... read
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NVIDIA

Class action lawsuit filed against NVIDIA over GTX 970 card


When keeping it not real goes wrong
Feb 21
For those unfamiliar with the plight of the PC master race, there has been an ongoing debacle surrounding NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 video card. Users have been complaining that the advertised performance hasn't been up to snuf... read
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Delta Six controller

Backers of crowdfunded Delta Six controller hit by friendly fire


It's all fun and games till someone shoots their eye out
Feb 21
The Delta Six controller is the latest entry in my inadvertent series on crowdfunding drama. Hot on the heels of news that The Stomping Land was abandoned by its development team, details have emerged of project mismana... read
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The Stomping Land dead?

Early Access game The Stomping Land may be extinct


Not the mama!
Feb 18
In another Kickstarter heartbreaker, it seems as though The Stomping Land is stuck in the tar pits. After a very successful crowdfunding campaign in June 2013 totaling $114,060, it was released on Steam Early Access almost a ... read
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PAX East

Developer Giant Spacekat exits PAX East due to threats


Remember when we played games?
Feb 18
The embarrassment caused by a certain faction of the gaming space continues to make things terrible for just about everyone. Because some keyboard warriors refuse to see reason and behave with basic human decency, developer G... read
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ESL retracts CS:GO ban

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team


With so much drama with the iBP, it's kinda hard bein' ex-ESC
Feb 08
Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fi... read
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Dying Light mod support

Techland declares support for Dying Light modders


What a twist!
Feb 07
In a complete 180° from the events of last week, Techland has announced it will support mods for Dying Light. In an attempt to stop hacks for the "Be the Zombie" mode, Techland accidentally blocked modders from being able... read
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NVIDIA GTX 970 issues

NVIDIA has no plans to address GTX 970 memory woes


When grandma started acting like this we had to put her in a home
Jan 31
NVIDIA continues to shit the bed concerning the controversy around its GeForce GTX 970 video card. The company claims due to a miscommunication between the engineering and the media teams, it mistakenly marketed the GTX 970 ... read
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Papers, Please

Papers, Please was originally refused by Apple for pornographic content


Glory to Applestotzka!
Dec 11
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope's 2013 indie standout about an immigration officer just trying to provide for his family, makes its debut on iPad tomorrow. However, the version available on the App Store will be slightly diff... read
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Promoted Blog

Videogames don't let me think about the awful things I do in them


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Nov 01
[Dtoid community blogger JoyfulSanity shares his thoughts on the different types of violence in videogames, and why some resonate differently than others. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write somethin... read
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Revolution 60

Game developer threatened, hacked, doxxed after posting meme


Developer of game about 'badass women' targeted
Oct 11
Giant Spacekat (Revolution 60) development head Brianna Wu was forced to leave her home last night after her personal information, including home address, was posted online and she received multiple violent, sexual ... read
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Double Fine

Double Fine ceasing development on sci-fi sim Spacebase DF-9


Costing more money than it brings in
Sep 24
Double Fine is ending its development of Spacebase DF-9 with a somewhat sudden final build of the game next month. Double Fine intends to stick around for bug fixes, but many of the game's initially planned features will... read
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Cry-tek

Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff


Boys don't cry-tek
Jul 25
A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to ... read
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Censorship!!!!!!!

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans


Good
Jul 21
Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself ... read
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Crytek

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution


Staff has gone unpaid over a month as pressure mounts on new title
Jul 03
Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution... read
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Better

eSports tourney keeps women only event, opens men's division to all


Now women can play Hearthstone, too
Jul 03
The International eSports Federation recently announced, in an "effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sport," its upcoming tournament would be segregated based on gender. Because, you know, that's what the real sports do... read
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eSports discrimination

Gender segregation in eSports tournament ignites controversy


International eSports Federation believes division will help legitimize pro gaming
Jul 02
The International eSports Federation is in hot water today, following news of the organization's discriminatory plans for its upcoming World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. The tournament finalized its lineup last... read
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Crytek troubles

Crytek allegedly having trouble paying staff, cancels Ryse sequel


Thirty staff have left Crytek UK since 2011
Jun 25
Crytek's various studios have been bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff, according to sources speaking to Kotaku and Eurogamer.  Kotaku's ten ... read
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Watch Dogs PR stunt brings the bomb squad out


I like turtles
May 28
Between sending brass knuckles for the Godfather II release, sending out $300 checks to represent greed for Dante's Inferno, and sending copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, you have to wonder how fun the world of games PR can... read
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CENSORSHIP!!!!!!

Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships


Putin the Sims in jail
May 10
Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotio... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo issues statement on Tomodochi Life controversy


'We are committed to fun and entertainment for everyone'
May 09
In case you hadn't heard, Nintendo's been in hot water lately with a lot of people for failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodochi Life. After the mainstream media picked the story up, Nintendo of America released ... read
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Oculus responds to ZeniMax intellectual property claims


'We are disapointed but not surprised by ZeniMax's actions'
May 05
For those just tuning in, ZeniMax Media sent a formal notice of rights to Oculus VR and new parent company Facebook over intellectual property claims. Long story short, ZeniMax feels that work that happened with them carried ... read
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Dumb

Massachusetts town overturns 32 year old ban on arcade games


...Better late than never?
May 02
In 1982, the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts banned coin operated arcade games in public businesses (wow, more like Harshfield), fearing they were robbing children of their money and bringing in riff raff. Somehow, that ban... read
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Videogame violence

Study ties game-related aggression to 'incompetence,' not violent content


Well, I am bald and important
Apr 08
If you've played a videogame, chances are you've been angered by a videogame. I've also been upset by driving, sewing, spilling water on my suede shoes, missing a bus, rising income inequality, and comically ballooning rent p... read
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Oculus RIFT

Facebook's Oculus acquisition has led to death threats


And John Carmack opens up on the purchase
Mar 31
Don't make death threats. Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey said that employees and their families have gotten death threats since Facebook bought the company. Stop doing that, any terrible persons that might be reading this.... read
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Ubisoft writer interview

Ubisoft lead writer doesn't expect gay protagonists soon


Far Cry 3 & Deus Ex: HR writer says companies still worry it will impact sales
Feb 28
Lucien Soulban, Lead Writer at Ubisoft Montreal, did an interview at the Ubisoft Blog, talking about transitioning from tabletop games to videogames, and then from foot-in-the-door licensed projects to full-fledged AAA develo... read
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Banner Saga drama

Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark


King Candy hindering Banner Saga sequel with opposition
Jan 22
Candy Crush Saga developer King is playing hardball. Early this week we learned King successfully trademarked the word "Candy" in the US as it pertains to videogames (and clothing!). It already owns the "Candy" trademark in E... read
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LoL patch buggery

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends


*whispers* 'sex'
Jan 21
The "for the children" UK internet restriction filters are going full bore this month. You remembered to opt out, right? If you didn't, not only are you going to be prevented from seeing my erotic Sonic fanfiction (which is u... read
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Microsoft secret ads

Microsoft secretly pays YouTubers to advertise Xbox One


'Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket'
Jan 20
[Update: In a statement, Microsoft said it "was not aware of individual contracts Machinima had with their content providers as part of this promotion and we didn’t provide feedback on any of the videos. We have asked... read
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Apple paying $32.5M to consumers over in-app purchases


Due to the FTC complaint settlement
Jan 15
Apple has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Apple is paying a minimum of $32.5 million over complaints from consumers that incurred charges when kids would spend mo... read






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