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Awakened has caught some eyes since Phosphor Games rose from the ashes of Midway and turned a canceled game into a living, breathing project. The game is about creating your own protagonist with unique super powers, and it's ... read feature

The second American revolution is Homefront


Feb 11
That's what this new trailer from THQ claims. Works for me. I really hope Homefront winds up delivering. There is something that appeals to me deeply about a game set in an occupied United States, as I don't think it has bee... read

EA zings Activision over Infinity Ward lawsuit


Apr 10
Activision seems to spend more time in a courtroom than it does anywhere else these days. As the evil publisher continues its bitter legal brawl with ex-Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, the rest of us are wo... read

FINALLY: UK game industry getting tax relief!


Mar 24
After what has felt like forever, British chancellor Alistair Darling has finally revealed that the government will adopt TIGA's tax relief plan for UK game developers, giving them incentives that other media have e... read

The joys of being a videogame reviewer


Mar 17
Nothing gives me more joy than this job. It's a dream career, albeit a fairly ludicrous one. You mean, somebody pays me to tell other people what I think about videogames? That's the stupidest job in the world! Nobody is more... read

Crytek UK files 'Self Defense' trademark


Mar 15
Really now, how many different ways can Crytek UK (former makers of TimeSplitters) go with a trademark for something called Self Defense? The way I envision it, the game can be a one-versus-many story about a badass action he... read

Hey Microsoft, Poland doesn't like you anymore


Mar 09
You know how annoying it is when Xbox Live goes down? Well, imagine if the downtime lasted six years. In fact, imagine never getting Xbox Live at all. To some of you, that sounds like a blessing, but angry Xbox 360 owners in ... read

Alan Wake PC petition has a buggerload of signatures


Feb 15
If there's one thing PC gamers are good at, its petitions. The computer crowd will get up in arms over everything, but at least this time the cause is somewhat righteous. Microsoft recently revealed that Alan Wake, for the mo... read

Analyst: Electronic Arts is a 'serial over-promiser'


Feb 10
Electronic Arts has once again proven to not be a favorite with analysts, coming under fire yet again following its recent financial call. Seeking Alpha's David Gibbs has called the company a "serial over-promiser" and claime... read

Aksys Games' anti-piracy video will show you the light


Jan 27
The nature of this post will undoubtedly raise awareness of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift's existence on the torrent sites, which is a bummer, no question. But Aksys Games' anti-piracy parody video doesn't have enough views for ... read

1C predicts an all-digital future for PC games in 2011


Jan 15
1C international publishing director Darryl Still is a man who's not afraid to stick with a date. He sees the beginning of 2011 as the age of digital distribution for PC gaming. Speaking with MCV, he gave the prediction, sayi... read

Street Fighter: The movie: The music video


Jan 11
TheSwitcher is a YouTube user known for showing the stupidest parts to videogame cartoons. We've featured his work before and his latest project mashes up the Street Fighter movie with the Team America "America, Fuck Yeah" s... read

Sumotori Dreams: Drunken sumo wrestling for $4


Dec 19
  You might not have the exact name, Sumotori Dreams, tattooed on your brain, but many of you will instantly recognize the game as soon as you start up this video. Usually, physics-based games require thinking, or some f... read

Why do we use review scores?


Dec 09
[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or ho... read

Game SERIES Debate to the Death! SF VS MK


Sep 29
I guess last week's debate was a Super Smash Bros. battle on stock mode set for 82 lives each -- truly a debate to the death. The result was not pretty, and reminiscent to those times when you were so drunk you could only lif... read

Videogame tropes I am officially over


Sep 12
The videogame industry is known as one of the most innovative and creative art mediums in recent memory, so it's quite ironic that hardcore videogame fans consistently lament the lack of innovation and creativity found in the... read

Brink dev: Analog sticks are a poor man's mouse


Sep 10
Splash Damage is bringing its new shooter Brink to both PC and Xbox 360, but the game's creative director knows which version is best. Stating that console controls can't match PC input, Richard 'Rahdo' Ham has explained tha... read

Xbox 360 games no longer have to be in HD


Sep 03
Microsoft runs a tight ship and demands a certain level of quality in its 360 games. Considering the quality of the 360 itself, that's quite ironic, but nevertheless there are standards that software developers must adhere to... read

Crytek president and co-founder Cevat Yerli has issued a very substantial threat to his home country, stating that Germany's biggest PC developer will be forced to relocated if the country's authorities ban action games. Germ... read feature

Introducing Darkest of Days' stockpile of weapons


Jul 31
You can mow down roman soldiers with an assault rifle in Darkest of Days. If that doesn't grab your attention, what will? Last time, we talked about the game's box art, which has a volcano on it. It's hard to say if its inclu... read

Can you patent moral choices? Some guy tried!


Jul 20
Fable II, Fallout 3 and even Grand Theft Auto IV have toyed with the idea of moral choices and branching paths that have an affect on the game world. It would seem, however, that nobody thought to claim sole rights to the ide... read

Are games bloggers less trustworthy than 'real' journalists?


Jul 13
In November of last year (that's last year, not today as some outlets might lead you to believe), the Federal Trade Commission took a worrying interest in online media, singling out game bloggers in particular as outlets that... read

German gamers protest government's war on videogames


Jul 08
They've had all they can stands, they can't stands no more. German officials have been having a field day in targeting the games industry over the past few years, banning products at whim like capricious Gods. It would seem, ... read

Miyamoto says 'wait, please' for Kid Icarus


Jul 07
You have to love the dedication of old school Nintendo fans. They'll patiently wait years and years for Nintendo to finally throw them a bone, and have been diligently keeping a candle aflame in anticipation of Kid Icarus' lo... read

Rehashes, sequels and the people who crave them


Jun 13
If there's one criticism I hear a lot from gamers, it's that there are never any original or unique games out there, and that publishers spend too much time on sequels and rehashes. I would have agreed with such notions befor... read

Check out Miyamoto's discarded touch screen RPG


Apr 20
For every great DS game we actually get, you can bet there are a dozen cool ideas that probably never saw the light of day. Case in point: the picture above is from a discarded Nintendo patent which actually credits Miyamoto ... read

Fight Night Round 4 to have dynamic tears, also sweat


Apr 06
Fight Night Round 4 smacks retailers in the mouth June 30, this year. And it’s packing more than just upgraded visuals. Electronic Arts released a new trailer for the game today, briefly addressing a laundry list of add... read

Just Cause developer reveals AionGuard


Jan 12
The latest issue of Edge magazine reveals a brand new game from the developers of Just Cause, described as an open world fantasy title. It's called AionGuard, and it looks very promising indeed. AionGuard is being described a... read

Brainy person: Piracy is a 'great equalizer'


Sep 24
Dr. Henry Jenkins of M.I.T is probably a very clever man and he has a great beard. I consider this enough of a qualification for me to take everything he says as gospel, and his message on this day is that piracy is an "... read

Haitian President Aristide criticizes Bad Dudes for not coming to his rescue


Apr 01
SOUTH AFRICA: Former Haitian President Aristide spoke in front of a rally of dozens today, criticizing the US government for not dispatching Bad Dudes to come to his rescue in his hour of need.  "I mean really -- ho... read

Steve Wiebe makes another attempt to topple Donkey Kong high score, falls short


Mar 12
Steve Wiebe emerged from last summer's docu-flick The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters looking like the quintessential geek hero after defeating bizarro-prince Billy Mitchell for his high score at Donkey Kong. Since then M... read

My new favorite hack: Four Swords in the Ocarina of Time


Mar 11
Multi-player Hack in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - video powered by Metacafe  Reportedly from the same esteemed programmers who brought you the Arwing and Dark Link hacks in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time come... read






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