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Darksiders devs speak out on not being credited (Update) photo
Darksiders devs speak out on not being credited (Update)
by Allistair Pinsof

[Update: In addition to a response from Vigil Games' general manager, I received an email from an ex-Vigil employee who worked on game for 2+ years but did not receive credit. He says he's not the only one. Updates are after the jump.]

After being unexpectedly fired by Vigil Games and having his life in shambles due to relocating, Darksiders II UI designer Xander Davis took to Twitter when he found out that his name didn't make the credits of the game that caused him so much misery.

"What's crazy is most aspiring game developers have no idea yet how shitty it is to work in triple-A. My life has been a nightmare for 3 yrs," Davis tweeted last night. He said this is common in the industry and he isn't the only one complaining about not being credited by THQ and Vigil.

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10:00 PM on 08.14.2012

We reviewed Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs, and Last Story!

With gamescom kicking off its onslaught of news, the Destructoid frontpage has been alight with posts today. In fact, it's been so busy that you might have managed to miss three pretty big reviews. We reviewed Sleeping Dogs, ...

Jim Sterling



Review: Darksiders II  photo
Review: Darksiders II
by Jim Sterling

Every now and then, a game comes along that seems to have the right stuff -- it's got an unforgettable visual style, a quality studio, a respectable marketing budget, and the kind of gameplay that should go over damn well with a crowd. Every now and then, a game can have all that and just be unlucky.

Darksiders was one such game. One of my favorites of 2010, Vigil Games' appealing (yet ridiculous) action title took the core of The Legend of Zelda and wrapped it in some highly original (and violent) clothes. It should have been a hit. It's criminal that it wasn't.

And if Darksiders II goes the same way, criminal won't even be the word for it.

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7:00 PM on 08.10.2012

Darksiders II launch event to include prizes and Death

Darksiders II will be releasing next week and to help welcome in this new post-apocalypse, THQ is going to bring fans what they have been waiting for: Death and neat prizes! If you happen to live near the West Hollywood ...

Jason Cabral

2:30 PM on 08.09.2012

THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II

No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can...

Jim Sterling

6:15 PM on 08.08.2012

The DTOID Show: CodBlops, Day Z, Ouya, & Darksiders 2

Hey guys, here's today's Destructoid Show. Watch it now, or else... I mean. Please watch it? The big news is Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and the multiplayer gameplay that just got shown off, because people like to argue abou...

Max Scoville

12:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Final Darksiders II trailer gets to know Death

THQ has released the last gameplay trailer for Darksiders II before its launch next week. The video, titled "Know Death," is narrated by the skull-masked misery-guts himself, as Death provides his perspective on the latest D...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 08.07.2012

Darksiders II has New Game Plus, survival mode

Vigil Games is keen on keeping you playing Darksiders II beyond the main game, and has two tricks up its sleeve to extend your investment. Beating the game unlocks a New Game + mode, which allows you to carry over Death's equ...

Jim Sterling



Darksiders II Collector's Edition Unboxing  photo
Darksiders II Collector's Edition Unboxing
by Jim Sterling

THQ cobbled together an extra Darksiders II Collector's Edition from bits and pieces of the dead, allowing Destructoid to show you what it looks like a little bit. I unbox it with a really inconvenient camera angle because that is the kind of thing you do on the Internet. 

I'm playing the game right now and the review will up on August 14. I think. Somewhere near there, anyway. In the meantime, watch my gammon hands play with some bullshit for your Sunday fun!

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9:30 PM on 08.03.2012

Latest Darksiders II trailer is all emotional and stuff

The top YouTube comment for this video says, "Man, that girl from Dead Island ends up on all the worst vacations." That got me. The newest CG trailer for Darksiders II isn't exactly pulling a Dead Island, but its simila...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 AM on 07.27.2012

If you buy Darksiders II, there may be a Darksiders III

Haydn Dalton, Lead Programmer at Vigil Games is ready and raring to go for Darksiders III. The only problem is, Darksiders II hasn't launched yet, and he needs a hefty amount of sales to greenlight his next project. He specif...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 07.25.2012

Darksiders II gets its first full gameplay trailer

After ten billion years of pre-rendered videos and developer diaries, Darksiders II gets its first all-gameplay trailer featuring nothing but footage from the software itself. It only took until less than a month before laun...

Jim Sterling





12:00 PM on 07.20.2012

Darksiders II soundtrack preview featuring Jesper Kyd

Does that name sound familiar? While Jesper Kyd didn't score the original Darksiders (that was Cris Velasco, Mike Regan, and Scott Morton), you may recognize his name from such titles as Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, and the...

Jayson Napolitano

1:30 PM on 07.19.2012

Vigil discusses the near-limitless loot of Darksiders II

I'm a sucker for loot. Who doesn't like loot? Bad people don't like loot. The addition of boundless gear in Darksiders II is one of the aspects I'm most excited about, and I love that Vigil's committed to putting a lot more ...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 07.06.2012

Darksiders II: Death's Door digital comic now on sale

Darksiders II: Death's Door is now available to purchase exclusively from Dark Horse's digital store. The first issue will set you back $0.99, and can be obtained for both iOS and Android devices.  "Death’s mission...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 06.29.2012

Darksiders II delivers its last sermon

Here be a live-action trailer for Darksiders II. It's been floating around for a few weeks, but this is the "extended cut," so there's even more live-action stuff for us to hate on because everybody hates live-action trailers.  There's really not much left to say about the game itself. I'm just impatiently tapping my foot until I finally get hold of the thing. Any day now would be fine, THQ!

Jim Sterling