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11:40 AM on 03.15.2010

Crytek UK files 'Self Defense' trademark

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...

Jordan Devore

9:20 AM on 03.09.2010

Hey Microsoft, Poland doesn't like you anymore

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 ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 02.15.2010

Alan Wake PC petition has a buggerload of signatures

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...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 02.10.2010

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

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...

Jim Sterling

1:00 AM on 01.27.2010

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

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 ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 01.15.2010

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

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...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 01.11.2010

Street Fighter: The movie: The music video

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 AM on 12.19.2009

Sumotori Dreams: Drunken sumo wrestling for $4

  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...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 12.09.2009

Why do we use review scores?

[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...

Jim Sterling

9:45 PM on 09.29.2009

Game SERIES Debate to the Death! SF VS MK

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...

Tom Fronczak

4:00 PM on 09.12.2009

Videogame tropes I am officially over

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...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 09.10.2009

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

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...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 09.03.2009

Xbox 360 games no longer have to be in HD

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...

Jim Sterling



Crytek: We will leave Germany if country bans games photo
Crytek: We will leave Germany if country bans games
by Jim Sterling

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. Germany's war on videogames has reached ridiculous levels, and Crytek isn't going to stick around for the genocide. 

"A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them," he explains. "If the German creative community can’t effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries.

"The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world."

This is a brilliant move by Crytek and I hope it's a threat they sincerely pursue. Germany's authorities are going too far, planning a nationwide ban on any game that it deems too violent. Such social control is outright disturbing, and it's my sincere hope that the games industry withdraws all support from the country until its economy is damaged by a lack of creative studios and videogame purchases. 

The German government needs to know that it can't get away with such obnoxious trampling of freedom. I hope many more artists and consumers follow Crytek's lead and tell Germany to STFUAJPG.

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11:40 AM on 07.31.2009

Introducing Darkest of Days' stockpile of weapons

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...

Jordan Devore

1:20 PM on 07.20.2009

Can you patent moral choices? Some guy tried!

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...

Jim Sterling