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Oculus Rift version of Minecraft canceled because of Facebook acquisition


'Facebook creeps me out.'
Mar 25
Markus "Notch" Persson has canceled the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft due to the just announced acquisition deal of the VR company by Facebook. Why? Because as Notch stated, "Facebook creeps me out." Hey, it's his company.... read
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The deal is happening in Q2 2014
Facebook announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire virtual-reality headset maker Oculus VR, Inc. for approximately $2 billion -- spread across $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock... read feature

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Candy

King files to abandon its ridiculous 'Candy' trademark


Finally, a reason to use this image
Feb 25
I'm as tired of hearing about Candy Crush Saga developer King's trademarking of the word "Candy" as the rest of you, but this is the update many of us have been awaiting: King has filed for express abandonment of the over-rea... read
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Candy Crush Saga

CandySwipe developer writes sad open letter to King


Candy drama ain't so sweet
Feb 14
CandySwipe, a match-three mobile game based around confectioneries, looks a lot like Candy Crush Saga. The premise, assets, and name are all wildly similar. That's not much of a surprise though; the mobile market is full of s... read
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'Candy' trademarked

King Candy: Candy Crush dev trademarks word 'candy'


Candymon
Jan 20
Candy Crush developer King has trademarked the word "Candy." Snicker all you want, it happened. King filed the trademark for "Candy" as it relates to games (and clothing!) almost a year ago and, as Gamezebo has found, the tra... read
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Evil Genius

Evil Genius is back on Facebook of all places


Play the open beta
Dec 19
I love me some Evil Genius. Enough that I'm willing to try Evil Genius Online, which is Rebellion's free-to-play approximation of the classic base-building game. It's playable now in open beta on Facebook and while it's got t... read
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inFamous: Second Son

Check out the new inFamous screens with neon powers!


Next-gen beanie graphics!
Nov 25
We're seeing a ton of inFamous: Second Son media lately. After the release of the recent trailer, the floodgates have opened, so to speak. And now, the Facebook page for the game has released a set pictures showing off the ne... read
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Xbox One recording

Microsoft shows off Xbox One's recording and sharing


Xbox, record that.
Nov 19
Major Nelson, the poster child for the Xbox, posted a video showing how the recording function will work on the Xbox One. In it, Kyle Lampe uses his voice to command the Xbox One to record gameplay, edit the clip, and upload... read
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Candy Crush Saga

Sweet stat: Candy Crush Saga's been installed 500M times


I bet your mom's one of them
Nov 15
Have you heard about this tiny, up-and-coming indie game called Candy Crush Saga? If you haven't, welcome to the Internet, and I'm flattered that this is the first thing you chose to read. If you have, don't feel special; it ... read
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Sega lets you pick which Transformers Arcade stage to see


Vote on Facebook
Sep 30
Earlier this year, Sega was caught quietly testing a new Transformers arcade game in China. The robo-cat is out of the bag now, so they're asking fans on Facebook to vote on which bit of gameplay they'll show first.  Oh,... read
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Facebook is now a mobile game publisher too


That mobile money
Jul 31
Facebook has announced a new mobile gaming publishing program. They're looking for small and medium-sized developers in order to "take their mobile games global." So far Facebook has ten developers on board, though TechCrunch... read
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Hell, her name's in the title!
Nintendo is being asked by fans to make Zelda, the eponymous princess of the Legend of Zelda series, a stronger and more influential character. Responding to Eiji Aonuma, who said he'd consider a playable Zelda if fans reques... read feature

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Zynga

Zynga shutting down Draw Something developer OMGPOP


More layoff news
Jun 04
It came out this week that social gaming giant Zynga had laid off 520 employees (approximately 18 percent of its global workforce), which ended up meaning full office closures in some cases. Joining the shutdowns in New York,... read
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eBay Germany <3 Wii U

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions


It's a deep burn
May 27
Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury'... read
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OZombie

Zombies in Oz?! American McGee reveals more on OZombie


There's no place like the Safe House, There's no place like the Safe House...
May 26
From the creative and somewhat disturbing mind of American McGee comes the reveal for his latest title; a twisted take on the classic tale of Dorothy in OZombie. Since the beginning of May, the OZombie Facebook group has been... read
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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
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It's not PvZ 2, but it's a decent romp
The Plants vs. Zombies IP is a particularly interesting case. After creating one of the biggest casual hits of all time in 2009, Popcap kind of just sat on the property, keeping quiet about future plans despite its popularity... read feature

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A more traditional tower defense on Facebook
Well, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures certainly came out of nowhere. Many people feared it was actually the rumored Plants vs. Zombies 2, but alas, this is a completely separate project held entirely within Facebook. I can't ta... read feature

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Warren Spector 'so tired of stuff' like Wolfenstein


Epic Mickey director takes a dump on The New Order
May 07
Wolfenstein: The New Order was announced only this morning, but game creator Warren Spector has selected it as the ambassador of all he hates in the industry. Questioning the need for its existence, Spector has expressed dism... read
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Next Xbox

Molyneux: Next Xbox needs to focus on games first


Fable creator wants Microsoft to tone down the "all-in-one media hub" shtick
May 02
Former Microsoft Games Studio director and current mobile developer, Peter Molyneux, is anxious to learn more about Microsoft's next Xbox, set to be unveiled on May 21. However, he fears that Microsoft might be playing up the... read
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Game of Thrones Ascent

Game of Thrones Ascent is now on Kongregate


Play without Facebook
Apr 18
There have been a handful of Facebook games that have caught my eye over the past several years that stand out from the masses of FarmVille clones and wannabes. Game of Thrones Ascent is one of them. Now, you can play on... read
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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
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Ballistic

Rumble Entertainment unveils Ballistic


Next-gen browser gaming
Apr 04
Developed by Brazilian-based Aquiris Game Studios, Ballistic is a free-to-play FPS that has been in the making for quite some time. This browser game has been in beta in Brazil for the last few months, and has garnered a loy... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

PopCap announces Plants vs. Zombies Adventures


Now in beta! Oops, I mean, brainnnns!
Mar 26
[Update: Plants vs. Zombies 2 is still coming. Crisis averted!] PopCap Games has just announced Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, a new game on the Facebook platform. If you "like" the landing page, you'll have a chance to play ... read
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Game of Thrones Ascent

PAX: Game of Thrones Ascent story progressing with show


Coming to mobile platforms soon
Mar 22
I have enjoyed the time I've spent playing Game of Thrones Ascent over the past few weeks. It's a Facebook game, but it's different than the usual Zynga-inspired clones that crowd up the platform.  Ascent has g... read
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PaRappa the Rapper

Voice of PaRappa the Rapper petitions for a sequel


WE GOTTA BELIEVE!
Mar 08
PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx. Foxx recentl... read
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Hatsune Miku Project Diva

Sega takes to Facebook to ask you to support Miku for PS3


Shall social media be her savior?
Mar 07
If you're at all familiar with the Hatsune Miku phenomenon, you'll know that her Japanese creators and handlers have long been interested in marketing their virtual idol overseas, the better to let foreigners know of her crow... read
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BioWare SF

BioWare San Francisco has reportedly been closed


'Too expensive' to make social games in Redwood Shores
Mar 04
BioWare San Francisco (formerly EA2D), the developer behind Facebook game Dragon Age: Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D, has been shut down according to information provided by internal sources to GamesRadar and IGN. The closure o... read
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Social games

Social game with a conscience Half the Sky launches today


Trying to smack injustice in the face
Mar 04
Within the past year or so, there's been a new crop of social games that, one might say, have a conscience. Their goal isn't so much taking your money as it is encouraging you to be an organ donor or convincing you to give mo... read
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The Question

Does social integration in games matter to you?


We answer The Question
Mar 04
[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Our games are becoming ever more connected to social networks and features, but does anyone care? This week, we're asking if y... read
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Game of Thrones Ascent

Rule Facebook from Game of Thrones Ascent


Not bad for a Facebook game
Feb 25
Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook game, and I know that many of you are about to stop reading as a result. Maybe the fact that it doesn't have an energy meter limiting how much you can do will make you interested again. It... read
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God of War

God of War: Ascension's single-player demo hits Feb 26


Participate in Facebook "experience" to get early access
Feb 15
Sony has revealed the release date for the single-player demo of God of War: Ascension, which we have been told will be proliferating through the tubes of the internet on February 26. Not soon enough for you? There's also way... read






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