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8:00 PM on 01.27.2015

EA had a 'record-breaking' quarter behind Dragon Age

It was a given that Dragon Age: Inquisition was going to be a big hit for both Electronic Arts and BioWare. That's a no-brainer for the conclusion to a triple-A trilogy. But, even the publisher seems to be taken a bit ab...

Brett Makedonski

7:45 PM on 01.27.2015

'I love this game. It's sooo awesome!'

Techland did its best to hold off on handing out Dying Light review codes until the day before release. That's never good. But Techland doesn't need to cherry pick reviews for box quotes when it can pay for them. No, this is the future. And the future is sooo awesome!

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 01.27.2015

Joystiq is reportedly shutting down

I stayed in bed longer than I should have this morning. It was an unlikely occurrence because I woke up rejuvenated and feeling great, ready to take on the world. As I lay in bed and opened Twitter on my phone, I was hit by a...

Brett Makedonski



Zoe Quinn founds anti-harassment network Crash Override photo
Zoe Quinn founds anti-harassment network Crash Override
by Mike Cosimano

In response to the wave of harassment in the videogame industry, Depression Quest developer Zoë Quinn and freelance game producer Alex Lifschitz have formed Crash Override: a network of anti-harassment crusaders with experience in PR, law enforcement, counseling, and more. The network is designed to combat harassment on a large scale, as opposed to attacks from a single abuser.

"We're not a company, just a formalized group of people who have learned how to support others through coordinated online mob harassment," an anonymous Crash Override representative told Destructoid in an email exchange. "We're focused on producing educational materials and helping victims who have reached out to us, but we also plan to engage in more significant outreach to platforms and cultural arbiters in video games and elsewhere to better prevent this kind of stuff from happening in the future."

According to the network's site, they are not a "vigilante group," and they "do not take retaliatory actions against abusers." Crash Override's services include both an immediate crisis control center and post-crisis counseling services to help victims cope with the events. The group's response infrastructure is under construction at press time, giving priority to victims of ongoing harassment.

There are also plans to use the network's Tumblr blog as a method of delivering online safety lessons, including a post about how to preemptively combat doxing.

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7:30 PM on 01.21.2015

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's next update requires public beta testing

343 Industries has had enough issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection that, two months after release, it's come to this: public beta testing for an impending large-scale content update. Testers will be chosen from a poo...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 01.21.2015

Forty dollars will get you instant access to the Heroes of the Storm beta

Having any luck getting into the closed beta for Blizzard Entertainment's new MOBA Heroes of the Storm? If the answer's no, and you've got a little spare cash burning a hole in your pocket, then...

Rob Morrow

3:30 PM on 01.16.2015

Turtle Rock defends Evolve's DLC, pre-purchase options

Turtle Rock studios co-founder Phil Robb took to the company's forums to address concerns about upcoming four-versus-one asymmetrical multiplayer title Evolve's numerous pre-purchase options and plans for downloadable co...

Rob Morrow

11:30 AM on 01.16.2015

Hotline Miami dev suggests piracy as an alternative to Australia 'ban'

Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games' forthcoming title Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number made headlines yesterday after the Australian Classification Board made the decision to refuse the game classification, effectivel...

Rob Morrow

5:15 PM on 01.15.2015

Hah, wow: Microsoft drops Xbox One back to $349

Microsoft sold the Xbox One for $349.99 during the holiday season, which worked out well for sales. The system became "the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December," according to the company. But that wasn't ...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 01.14.2015

Humble abandons 'one-click' Steam Key redemption

Just over a year ago, Humble Bundle implemented OAuth "one-click" Steam Key redemption in an effort to simplify the process of adding games purchased through the service to your Steam account while protecting participating de...

Rob Morrow

12:00 PM on 01.11.2015

Microsoft's Ken Lobb discusses Rare IP, mentions Battletoads specifically

Back in November we ran a story on the head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer's visit to Rare's offices where he tweeted about having a look at its latest project. This visit, coupled with the filing for the...

Rob Morrow





8:00 PM on 01.05.2015

PS4 sales at 18.5M worldwide, PS+ subscribers near 11M

PlayStation Plus was such a clever way to migrate people towards the idea of paying for online mulitplayer. It's still a good service, but also sly as hell. I let my membership lapse last year, but I'm (probably) in the minor...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 12.21.2014

Conduit developer High Voltage opening new studio

High Voltage Software, the studio behind The Conduit, is opening a new office in New Orleans. The company has been looking to expand for some time, and considered new locations in both Georgia and Florida before setting on Ne...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Investors inject influx of $6M to Majesco Entertainment

Majesco Entertainment's fallen on hard times. It had gotten so bad that sources familiar with the publisher's financial situation said the company had become unresponsive and that its leadership had gone reclusive. And, that ...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 AM on 12.17.2014

Well I'll be sucked, Tak Fujii has left Konami

Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution, and literally nothing else developer Konami has lost its brightest star aside from the one that goes around wearing a Drive jacket and hanging out with Kiefer Sutherland.  Tak "...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 12.09.2014

Microsoft is the publisher of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Ever since Microsoft's gamescom exclusivity reveal, there's been plenty of speculation about the state of Rise of the Tomb Raider. Although it was soon found out to be a timed-exclusive, there are still many uncertainties sur...

Brett Makedonski