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UBISOFT

The Division director leaves Ubisoft

The Divsion director Ryan Barnard has left Ubisoft to take a post at IO Interactive, the Copenhagen-based Square Enix subsidiary behind titles like Hitman and Kane & Lynch. According to Square Enix (via MCV), Barnard is now the stu...

 
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Banjo-Kazooie

I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...

 
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Stardew Valley sales

The one-man Stardew Valley has sold over 425K copies

If not for The Division, a multi-studio game that "has sold through more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in [Ubisoft's] history," the unassuming farming/life sim Stardew Valley would be sitting at the to...

 
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Dead Island 2

Sumo Digital takes over development of Dead Island 2

LittleBigPlanet developer Sumo Digital has taken over development of Dead Island 2. Publisher Deep Silver severed links with the original development team at Yager after citing it did not wish to make “compromises” with the sequ...

 
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Electronic Arts

PS4 and Xbox One combined sales hit 60 million, says EA CFO

There are 60 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles out in the wild, according to EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen.  That’s five million more than his estimate of 55 million given at the end of last year. Talking at the Morgan...

 
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Bungie

Ride Along with Bungie

Bungie has announced Ride Along, its new behind-the-scenes livestream series. The weekly show will debut on March 2 and provide an insight into how Destiny is made, as well as “introduce you to the people who make your games.” T...

 
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Ori

Ori dev: Nintendo is being too secretive with the NX

Thomas Mahler of Moon Studios (of Ori and the Blind Forest fame) is known for being candid, which is a wonderful juxtaposition to this industry full of canned PR responses. This time he's sounding off on Nintendo, who he is kind of fru...

 
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Remedy

That is a big-ass bottle of champagne that Remedy has

Ever had a Cham Night? That's when one of your friends declares "Cham Night!" and everyone goes to the liquor store and buys a bottle of Andre (approximate retail price: $4). Cham Night is always a good time but never a good decision. Sam L...

 
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The Truth

Gaming is 'only limited by the bastards with the money,' says Guillermo del Toro

The DICE 2016 talk between director Guillermo del Toro and game designer Hideo Kojima just wrapped up (watch the replay here), and there were a few awesome quotes from both creators.  "The storytellers look ahead to see what they can d...

 
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...

 
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Quantum Break

Quantum Break sure has changed over the last four years

I haven't been following Quantum Break too closely, even though I love Max Payne and Alan Wake. What I've seen so far has felt a bit generic, lifeless, and grey, so I'm hoping that Remedy's traditional bizarre touch is h...

 
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Reactions

Tommy Refenes REACTS to kids REACTING to Super Meat Boy

Tommy Refenes, half the development team of Super Meat Boy, made a reaction video over the weekend. That's a rebellious thing to do because popular YouTubers The Fine Brothers are currently in the process of trying to trademark the word "r...

 
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Hellblade

I forgot to mention Tameem's f***hat in that Hellblade video

When I typed up that post about Hellblade's newest developer video, something jumped out at me: director Tameem Antoniades' hat. I made a mental note to mention it, but then ended up focusing on the motion capture. I've made a grave mistake...

 
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Rare throwback

Let's listen to David Wise play the Battletoads theme

Well, this is just lovely. If you've been enjoying Rare's behind-the-scenes videos looking back at its decades of video game development, today's upload is another treat. Longtime Rare composer David Wise talks about what it was like to mak...

 
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Destiny

Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced

Harold Ryan has stepped down as Bungie's president.  As yet a replacement president has not been announced, although former COO Pete Parsons will be taking up a new position as CEO. Though there’s no explanations as to why Ryan h...

 
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The Witness

Jonathan Blow's pee in a bottle

Jonathan Blow, developer of soon-to-be-released The Witness, has resorted to peeing in a bottle. Or, he insinuates that at least. This is a bottle with what looks to be a good amount of urine in it, along with the caption "Here is another t...

 
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Phantom Dust

Microsoft files new Phantom Dust trademark... again

If you thought Phantom Dust was dead, think again - Microsoft has, once again, filed a new trademark application. The filing - which was spotted by those cool cats at DualShockers - was made on January 13, 2016 and is listed as game softwa...

 
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Capcom Vancouver

Dead Rising studio shifts to Unreal Engine for upcoming games

Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, best known for the Dead Rising series, is expanding. A number of full-time positions are now open as the team focuses its efforts on Unreal Engine 4 going forward. "We have some ambitious visions for where we w...

 
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Devs Play

Devs Play season two has over five hours of game makers chatting

Whether it's games, movies, books, whatever, I love listening to creators talk about their craft. It can be enthralling to hear how the creative process differs between not only mediums, but individuals. One video series I'm fond of is Devs...

 
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Japanese devs on 2016

Notable Japanese developers share their plans for 2016

Once again, Weekly Famitsu polled a bunch of Japanese game developers about their aspirations for the new year. Perusing this summary provided by Gematsu, a few responses stood out. "We'll safely release Persona 5 in 2016... I think," said ...

 
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Platinum Games

Making Bayonetta almost destroyed Platinum Games

Back in September, GameSpot submerged itself in the depths of Platinum Games. It has now emerged with a treasure trove of details about all of the work going into the studio's upcoming games, such as Nier: Automata, Star Fox Zero,...

 
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Rare

A lost look at Rare's scrapped SNES project that eventually became Banjo-Kazooie

With the archival nature of Rare Replay -- a collection of games on Xbox One that spans the developer's entire history -- it's natural that the studio would be digging through a lot of old boxes lately. One of those boxes (proverbial ...

 
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Remedy

I could spend all day watching Sam Lake doing Sam Lake stuff

I guess the sticking point from this here video is that Remedy's working on putting an Alan Wake easter egg in Quantum Break. A responsible writer would've focused on that, maybe crafted an SEO-friendly headline, came up with something gen...

 
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AMD

AMD was so angry at Geralt's hair, it made an open-source graphics API for developers

Nvidia’s GameWorks is a widely used toolkit that allows developers to add fancy visual effects and cool physics simulations to their game without costing them too much development time. The toolkit has some awesome effects, like PhysX...

 
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Swery

It's tequila time! Watch Swery drink and explain inspirations for his games

If you're going drinking in Osaka, Swery looks to be about the best tour guide you could ask for. If you want to know a little more about Swery's life and the inspiration behind his games, this video looks to be about the best tour guide y...

 
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Kojima

Hideo Kojima reportedly forming new studio

[Update: Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his contract with Konami was terminated as of December 15, 2015, and that he has established an independent studio called, heh, Kojima Productions. Its first game is a "new franchise" that will be co...

 
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Microsoft

Xbox boss is '100% committed' to keeping you engaged with Xbox consoles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is already looking ahead to the next generation console. Talking to The Verge about the future of consoles in an age where TVs and mobile devices are becoming smarter, Spencer sa...

 
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Documentary

This Psychonauts making-of is a fun look at early Double Fine

After hearing that Double Fine was crowdfunding Psychonauts 2, the first thought to pop in my head was "Will there be another documentary?" 2 Player Productions did such a remarkable job capturing the studio's work on Broken Age and other p...

 
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Grand Theft Auto

Why doesn't Rockstar release a new GTA game every year?

Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two, has opened up about why it does not annualise the release its biggest titles like Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead Redemption. Talking at MKM Partners Investor Day in New York City (via Gamespot...

 
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Free eBook

Amazon has The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers for free

Just yesterday, I was reading up on a canceled decades-old Konami fighting game whose character sketches are, uh, better seen than described. What a what-if! The information originated from author John Szczepaniak and his book The Untold Hi...

 

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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 

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Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 
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ZombZ

God damn why does Disqus have such a comments dont show up, then they double post and then reply to the wrong deleting more comments than posting

 
iam16bit

Finishing my pencils for tomorrows final narrative

 
CumWizard2k14

Real talk, Ive been very depressed lately and my anxiety has been getting worse and I need a friend, or

 
hlarge4

I made a very incorrect assumption about one of the limits of Traces abilities in Axiom Downsidw, extended my play by 3 Plus? Found dozens of secrets

 
Torchman

Shift starts earlier this Feels wierd eating lunch two hours

 
SpielerDad

Who wants to taste my salty nuts?

 
AdmiralAckbong

Went outside the theater to smoke a cigarette, and see the Coen Bros 15 feet away, getting in a Then was forced to move on with my

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

You know, while W101 would be an excellent WiiU addition for the Nintendo Humble Bundle, I didnt think about the 3DS What if its Project Mirai: DX? SEGAs already on board and gave us one rhythm game, so why not two? Or maybe its too recent?

 
ShadeOfLight

We have officially reached the point where for the life of me I can no longer keep track of all these American made-up

 
CumWizard2k14

Any bros wanna get together for some Wagnaria!! and jello shots?

 
ikiryou

This gif came across my Tumblr dashboard and even though I know its supposed to read A bottomless I keep seeing it as A bottomless Interesting place, that

 
CumWizard2k14

Dear Bungie, I will literally give to you my anal virginity if it means I get a Year 2 Vex you dtf or what

 
Nathan D

May the good blood guide your way on the first day of

 
Jed Whitaker

Look at all these talentless hacks disagreeing with Total Biscuit and agreeing with me:

 
LinkSlayer64

Why did no one ever tell me about Rhythm Thief!? I LOVE RHYTHM GAMES! I thought this was just a point and click! I cant stop giggling with glee!

 
Larxinostic

Happy May for happy

 
taterchimp

first of may

 
Luca Blight

Happy Mayday

 
gajknight

May the Fourth be with you! In 3 days!

 
Dr Mel

May the first dunce who says May the fourth be with you be the last time he ever says

 
Perro

So I broke and bought a physical copy of Xenoblade Chronicles for 50

 
Vadicta

Just died of infection and this is what I was treated

 
whatsacow

Good Got Aesop Rocks new album, finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and beat the Nioh Good

 
Dr Mel

oy, sometimes when I check on my own blog it gets set to Hidden I didnt realize for maybe a Not a huge deal, but kinda

 
Gundy

Manager logic: Floral department needs help over the weekend for mothers Both the new hire and I know nothing about I know my department like the back of my hand and the new guy knows almost They schedule me to work

 
ChrisHannard

Your weapon-fu is shockingly

 
SeymourDuncan17

Happy First of May! I did a thing about

 
Shinta

I hope you are all putting in ample time into Nioh before the demo expires on I expect you all to master stance changes and report back with your Class

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Doom 2016 datamine reveals a lot of stuff that makes me DLC, modtools public wont see, maybe some sort of sprinting system :/

 

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