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Halo 2 Anniversary

I'm down for this Halo 2 Anniversary making-of documentary


'Remaking the Legend'
Oct 20
// Jordan Devore
You may have heard that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will require a 20GB day-one update, but did you also know that there's a documentary for Halo 2 Anniversary, one of the games in this compilation, on the way? (I hope...
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Raymond leaves Ubisoft

Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft after 10 years


Alexandre Parizeau to serve as managing director of Ubisoft Toronto
Oct 20
// Kyle MacGregor
Jade Raymond, the managing director at Ubisoft Toronto, is parting ways with Ubisoft after ten years with the company, the publisher announced today. Raymond produced Assassin's Creed and served as executive producer on Assas...
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Fight Tank

How a casual game jam lead to Fight Tank


Inspired by Vlambeer, Blaster Master, a desire for really heavy bullets
Oct 12
// Jonathan Holmes
So many of us love videogames but are intimidated by the idea of making them. Devi Ever has taken on the problem as part of her self-declared purpose in life. She wants people to make videogames. Literally all the people.&nbs...
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Rogue Squadron

Factor 5's canceled Rogue Squadron compilation sounds incredible


There was also going to be a multiplayer Rogue Squadon
Oct 10
// Jordan Devore
As if we don't have enough canceled Star Wars games to mourn already, here's a couple more. During a recent Nintendo Voice Chat appearance, Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht opened up about a Rogue Squadron compilation and...
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AC Unity's Notre Dame

One dev spent two years making the Notre Dame in Assassin's Creed Unity


Time well spent
Oct 06
// Brett Makedonski
The Paris depicted in Assassin's Creed Unity is shaping up to be a juggernaut among videogame cities. Larger than all other Assassin's Creed locales to date and significantly more detailed, the development team is t...
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Ubisoft

Ubisoft wants to make more games like Child of Light


That specific team is sticking together
Sep 24
// Jordan Devore
Ubisoft will continue to make smaller, more personal projects like Child of Light going forward. Speaking to CVG, Ubisoft Montreal vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud remarked that the company is "super happy" with the ...
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Star Wars Musou

The Dynasty Warriors team dreams about doing a Star Wars game


And now so do I
Sep 24
// Jordan Devore
Omega Force has gotten its hands on properties like Gundam, One Piece, and now The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest -- but, in an ideal world, the studio would be working on something bigger: Star Wars. Yes, a Star Wars Musou...
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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
// Steven Hansen
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...
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IGA

Castlevania's Koji Igarashi has put his 'dream game' on hold


Disappointing, to say the least
Sep 19
// Jordan Devore
As a huge fan of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, it was exciting to hear that long-time series producer Koji Igarashi had left Konami to make the kind of games he wanted to make -- "the same kind I think fans of my past g...
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Swery

Here's Swery holding a monkey and standing next to a yellow plastic woman


Either TGS is the best, or Swery is the best
Sep 17
// Brett Makedonski
Was that headline not descriptive enough for you? What did you think would be in this post? There's Swery nonchalantly holding a stuffed monkey next to a weird yellow plastic statue thing. He did that during the entirety of h...
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The Evil Within

Try not to think about cantaloupe while playing The Evil Within


Whoa, juicy!
Sep 10
// Jordan Devore
I get such a kick out of seeing how things are made, especially when the people making said things are having a blast. This behind-the-scenes footage for The Evil Within is exactly what I'm talking about. We're given a glimp...
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Harassment

FBI joins forces with IGDA in a bid to curb online bullying


Trolls may have to stay under their bridges from now on
Sep 08
// Brittany Vincent
The International Game Developers Association is reported to be working alongside the FBI and other online harassment experts in a bid to stamp out harassment. As a result, it seems, of recent events within the industry, the ...
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Bayonetta 2

The sound and the fury of Bayonetta 2's angels and demons


Finding the opposite of angels
Aug 20
// Brittany Vincent
Bayonetta 2 sound designer Daisuke Sakata touched on how he goes about designing sounds for his games in a recent post on the PlatinumGames blog. In particular, Sakata talks about the presence of both angel and demon enemies...
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IGDA survey

IGDA survey: Game devs want to work at Valve


Even more than their own hypothetical company
Aug 20
// Steven Hansen
The Independent Game Developers Association surveyed over 2,200 developers on where they'd like to work, with Valve winning out. Even over working for themselves. Maybe they wouldn't have liked their boss. Or just w...
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Sacred 3

A Sacred 3 developer apologizes for the game


It is currently sitting at zero positive reviews on Steam
Aug 18
// Alasdair Duncan
Sacred 3 wasn't a very well received game; I felt it was an average and uninspired hack-'n'-slash game with some terrible attempts at humor. Comments on my review either sided on "hey, it's not too bad in co-op," to "this is ...
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Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW


Just be aware it's in pre-alpha
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Epic is making the big leap by embracing live and open development with the new Unreal Tournament. We're seeing this game getting built from the ground up and as it turns out, you can be playing it right now!  This NeoGA...
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BioWare

Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson leaves BioWare


His new IP at the studio is entering pre-production
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
Mass Effect series executive producer Casey Hudson has parted ways with his long-time employer BioWare. He's been at the company for nearly 16 years and previously worked on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as project d...
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Valve

Valve releases Dota 2 mod tools and possibly Source 2 (or parts of it)


Speculation points to a 'soft launch' of the new engine
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
Valve has released an alpha build of its Dota 2 Workshop Tools which will enable folks to create, share, and play custom maps and game modes for Dota 2. That's going to be huge and if you played custom games in Warcraft III, ...
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Amored Warfare

This MMO Armored Warfare dev diary sure is a dev diary


I'll be the first to admit I did not watch this
Aug 07
// Brittany Vincent
Obsidian Entertainment and MY.com are collaborating to release Armored Warfare, a F2P team-based MMO in the vein of World of Tanks. A new dev diary concerning the project has been released, and you can watch it above.  ...
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Epic Games UK

Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4


Formerly Pitbull Studio
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
Most of us won't recognize Pitbull Studio by name, but the company has worked with Epic Games in the past on Gears of War: Judgment and, most notably, Unreal Engine 4. Now, the two are further extending their partnership as P...
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Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli considering restructuring after Miyazaki's retirement


This moving castle is a sad one
Aug 05
// Brittany Vincent
Appearing on the TBS program Jonetsu Tairiku, Studio Ghibli representative director and co-founder Toshio Suzuki stated that the studio was undergoing great changes. In light of Hayao Miyazaki's retirement last year the studi...
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Far Cry

Far Cry 3 was originally poised to tie the franchise's story together


But hey, at least we got Blood Dragon
Aug 05
// Brittany Vincent
Raphael van Lierop, in a recent interview with USGamer, revealed that his original vision of the game would have tied all three entries in the series up to that point together. As narrative director at Ubisoft Montreal for Fa...
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Xbox One

Witcher 3 dev says DirectX 12 update won't help Xbox One resolution issues


But, there's a silver lining
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
Microsoft announced DirectX 12 at GDC 2014, and claimed that it would significantly enhance games on Microsoft platforms, as it would allow for the full utilization of modern GPU hardware. Many took this to mean that it would...
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ID@Xbox

ID@Xbox dev reveals the real cost of launching an Xbox One game


It still takes money to make money
Jul 31
// Brittany Vincent
Microsoft's recent indie gaming initiative, ID@Xbox, has made the effort to ease the difficulty that indie developers previously had getting their titles onto the Xbox platform. Gone are the days of having to pay exorbitant l...
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Indie

Ubisoft's Michel Ancel is starting an indie studio on the side


He's still 'leading the creative development of select projects at Ubisoft Montpellier'
Jul 31
// Jordan Devore
Rayman creator Michel Ancel isn't leaving Ubisoft -- at least not yet -- but he's announced that he'll also be involved with a newly-founded independent studio, Wild Sheep, in Montpellier. In a statement provided to Game Info...
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Crytek

Development of Crytek USA's Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age moving to Frankfurt studio


Those former Vigil (Darksiders) devs can't catch a break
Jul 30
// Jordan Devore
The big news out of Crytek this morning was that the company is selling its Homefront intellectual property to Koch Media and Deep Silver -- which is where Crytek UK's work on Homefront: The Revolution will continue, under th...
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Homefront

Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP


Homefront: The Revolution finds new home at Deep Silver
Jul 30
// Alessandro Fillari
It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ...
Confederate Express scam photo
Confederate Express scam

So the Confederate Express developers might just be scumbags


Allegedly involved in an Airbnb scam, definitely misrepresented my words
Jul 29
// Darren Nakamura
Covering Kickstarter campaigns can be tricky business. Between conflicts of interest, the nature of crowdfunding, and the potential for scams, a lot can go wrong when an outlet like Destructoid highlights a particular campaig...
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Developer stuff

No, Facepunch didn't cancel Rust to make this game


'Should HBO make one TV show at a time?'
Jul 28
// Jordan Devore
On Friday, Rust developer Facepunch Studios offered an early look at another of its games, Riftlight. It's an arcade shooter with classes (including melee), loot, and abilities. What was pictured was early -- though it alread...






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