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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

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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rayman Legends outcry

'Fans' FURIOUS over Rayman Legends PS3/360 news


Ubisoft Facebook page under rage-fueled siege
Feb 07
The news that Rayman Legends would no longer be exclusive to Wii U was certainly a blow to Nintendo, no matter how happy it might have made PS3 and Xbox 360 fans. While Nintendo's keeping a poker face about the situation, how... read
Monolith Soft on 3DS?

Monolith Soft also working on a 3DS game?


Pretty tease art
Feb 03
After the announcement of an upcoming Xeno-series game from Monolith Soft for the Wii U last month, I had everything I needed from them for this year. But today a surprise pops up -- another potential Monolith Soft game for 3... read

Objectify A Male Tech Writer Day [Update]


Salivate over grade-A man-meat on February 1st
Jan 28
[Update: Leigh Alexander has decided to call off the event, following an examination of potential risks. It's been proposed that the event alienates those who do not neatly fit into the straight male and straight female dynam... read

Guess the fan favorite female Final Fantasy character


Yep
Jan 18
I love you guys, but you're the broken record to end all broken records when it comes to your dislike of Final Fantasy heroine Lightning. If you're one of the Lightning haters you're going to love this. Square Enix Japan took... read
Revamped Bungie site

Bungie.net integrates PSN accounts into new website


Along with Facebook and Google accounts
Jan 11
In the minds of most gamers, Bungie is still synonymous with Microsoft and the Xbox. But the studio appears to be broadening its audience with the recent update to its website. Bungie.net now gives players the option to log i... read

Mass Effect and more attacked over school shooting


Angry mob goes after games when media misleads them
Dec 15
Yesterday, the mainstream media sunk to a new low in its rush to build the latest death circus. Following a horrific school shooting in a Connecticut kindergarten, news sources -- chiefly CNN -- jumped to dangerous speculatio... read
GO!
Want a free copy of Metro 2033? Of course you do! Go to Facebook and do what this page says for a free code. Seriously! From now through December 16, THQ is giving away a free digital PC copy of Metro 2033 for Steam... read feature

The DTOID Show: Hitman, Tomb Raider & Writer Rumble!


Plus: I want to play Ni No Kuni let me play it now please
Dec 05
Okay, secret confession -- today's Destructoid Show was actually shot yesterday. Because today, we have to go on a field trip to preview a bunch of games. If the news seems a little less fresh than usual, that's probably why.... read

Hitman: Absolution's death threat stunt goes very wrong


Latest marketing campaign terminated after two hours
Dec 04
It seems controversy and Hitman: Absolution are destined are go hand-in-hand. Square Enix drew fire earlier this year for a trailer in which Agent 47 beat the crap out of fetishized nuns, and was criticized incredibly harshly... read

Xbox Live 'retires' Twitter/Facebook apps as of today


Pointless garbage flushed down the drain
Oct 19
Microsoft is currently rolling out its fall 2012 dashboard update -- and killing Twitter and Facebook in the process. The two Xbox Live social apps have been "retired" by the company, presumably because nobody was using them.... read
This is what social game developers say about you, behind your back
Meet Melissa. She's a forty-year-old mom who has recently become hooked on DragonVale, a free-to-play iOS game. She is what social game analysts call a whale. No, this isn't a comment on her physical stature or deep, raspy... read feature







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