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Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP


Homefront: The Revolution finds new home at Deep Silver
Jul 30
It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ... read

Sony's gamescom press conference set for August 12


What's in store?
Jul 17
Sony's gamescom press conference will take place on Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m., says Videogamer. There's no indication of what to expect at their media event, but my experience is that they always bring plenty of announc... read
Crytek

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution


Staff has gone unpaid over a month as pressure mounts on new title
Jul 03
Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution... read
Nintendo Play Tour

The Nintendo Play Tour 2014 hits the road soon


As early as this week
Jun 16
If you're itching to play a lot of recent high profile Nintendo portable games, you'll want to catch the Nintendo Play Tour, which may be coming to your local area. The games available are Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Yoshi's N... read
Zelda Wii U

The main character of The Legend of Zelda Wii U may not be Link


Zelda producer hints that things might be different for the protagonist
Jun 11
Yesterday's reveal of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U got many people excited. With the tease of a new visual style and a more open world to explore, there was yet another reason for people to consider purchasing a Wii U. Howeve... read
Suda51

Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die


Grasshopper's change in studio vision resulted in total redesign
Jun 11
During the Sony E3 press conference, we got the chance to check out Suda51's new free-to-play survival horror title Let it Die. As Grasshopper Manufacture's first F2P title, it seemed to be a bit of a departure for them. Howe... read
E3 Unfiltered
E3 2014 begins next week. Destructoid has its bags packed, ready to attack the press conferences and show floor.  This year should bring us what we really wanted last year: games for our next-gen consoles. Sony and Micro... read feature

Sony E3

Watch Sony's E3 press conference live in a theater near you


Over 40 theaters in the US will livestream Sony's E3 press conference
May 28
Over the years, the big press conferences at E3 have evolved from the long and boring business presentations to the large crowd-pleasers (or disasters) that we see today. More and more, the folks running these events are upp... read
Awards Tour feat. PlaySta

PlayStation is touring the US with unreleased PS4/Vita games


Calling all groupies
Apr 25
Following the success of their latest album, PS4, PlayStation is going on a "Road to Greatness" tour. It'll be playing "dozens" of PS4 and Vita tracks, some newly released, but also some unreleased. There will also be tournam... read

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2014 plans!


Party with your community!
Apr 12
Update! Our meetup dates/locations for Friday and Saturday have changed. (E&C is now on Saturday.) See below for more details! PAX East 2014 is just a week away in two days TODAY! As is the case every year, the Dtoid comm... read

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to EVO 2014 lineup


3D fighter back in the tournament
Apr 04
EVO co-founder Joey Cuellar made a special presentation on iPlayWinner revealing that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be part of this year's EVO lineup. Bandai Namco Games is also joining the event has a primary sponsor for the ... read
Indie controller exhibit

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit


ROFLPILLAR
Mar 20
A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ... read

Are you going to PAX East this year? Let us know!


And while you're at it, sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet!
Mar 15
PAX East 2014 will be here before we know it! Every year, Dtoiders from across the globe make the trek to Boston for this annual gathering of the gaming community, and every year we have an absolute blast! This time around wi... read
2014 BAFTA winners

Last of Us wins most BAFTA awards, Tearaway gets some love


The BAFTA Us
Mar 13
The Last of Us cashed in on five of its nine 2014 BAFTA nominations, including winning Best Game and Best Story. Not quite 10 awards at D.I.C.E., but good. Tearaway overtook it for Artistic Achievement while also winning in t... read

Wargaming.net League eSports Grand Finals in Poland


April 4-6
Mar 07
Wargaming has released the first details for the upcoming eSports Grand Finals, set to take place in Warsaw, Poland on April 4-6.  The grand finals will bring together the best players from all over the world next m... read

EVE Fanfest takes place May 1-3, 2014


In sunny Reykjavik, Iceland
Feb 27
CCP Games has a big shindig planned this year for Fanfest 2014, set to take place on May 1-3 in Reykjavik, Iceland. This year, they have a triple threat lined up, with Eve Online, Dust 514, and the delicious EVE: Valkyrie lin... read

QuakeCon 2014: pre-registration opens March 5


Seating packages to roll out this month
Feb 26
Are you thinking about going to QuakeCon? If so, we have the first details on registration for the July 17-20 event, set to take place in Dallas, TX. There are a few packages that will become available at the registration sit... read

Independent Games Festival audience award voting now open


Game Developers Choice Awards votes also open
Feb 24
Audience Award voting for both the Independent Games Festival Main Competition Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards are now open, with polls running from today through March 1. This is your chance to put your voice in... read

GaymerX2 Kickstarter met its initial goal in only 2 days


July 11-13 in San Francisco
Feb 21
GaymerX2, the world's only gaming convention focused on LGBTQ communities, launched a Kickstarter to fund their July 11-13 event two days ago. They were looking for $10,000, but managed to beat that (it's at $12,683) in just ... read
GDC

15 games selected for Indie Megabooth at GDC 2014


From March 17 - 21 in San Francisco
Feb 21
The 2014 Game Developers Conference is fast approaching and today we got the heads up on an exciting addition to the event: the Indie Megabooth Showcase. This banding of indie devs has become a highlight of PAX, so I'm expect... read

Final Fantasy XIV producer to speak at GDC 2014


Panel: Behind the Realm Reborn
Feb 20
The 2014 Game Developers Conference is coming next month, and we're already hearing of some pretty good panels that we'd like to attend. One on my list is the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn panel, called "Behind the Realm ... read

SXSW Gaming Awards finalists announced, fan vote open


Get in there: voting open now
Feb 13
The first-ever SXSW Gaming Awards have announced the first finalists. These were picked from games that were released in 2013, by industry judges and cool folks such as yours truly. You'll see the usual suspects in the Game o... read
Awards

2014 BAFTA game award nominations announced


The usual suspects
Feb 12
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has come out with its nominations honoring last year's videogames. We've seen enough awards that you surely know what I'm about to type. Much like the D.I.C.E. Awards, it's plau... read

The Last of Us wins 10 D.I.C.E. Awards


Winners announced
Feb 07
Naughty Dog's The Last of Us swept the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Award, taking everything from Outstanding Achievement in Story to the Game of the Year awards last night, sweeping the majority of the 13 categories they were nomina... read
EVO 2014

Check out the EVO 2014 lineup, with Smash in limbo


Killer Instinct is in
Feb 06
Last year's EVO was one of my favorite events of 2013, and now we have the lineup for EVO 2014, courtesy of Mr. Wizard on the iPlayWinner's podcast stream. The lineup consists of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel ... read

Ken Kutaragi receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC


Respawn's Abbie Heppe set to host the award show
Jan 29
The "Father of PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gaming during the Game Developers Choice Awards. The ceremony takes place on March 19 starting at 6:30PM Pacif... read

D.I.C.E. Summit and awards to be streamed live on Twitch


Felicia Day, Freddie Wong to co-host
Jan 24
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Annual D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards are usually a pretty closed off event. For the longest time it has been an invite-only event for the game development community, with the guest... read
Booth babes

'Booth babes don't work' says marketer Spencer Chen


'An indefensible practice'
Jan 16
Spencer Chen, head of marketing and growth for Frontback, has weighed in with his expertise on the booth babe situation -- a topic that usually resurfaces during every major gaming convention. Spurred by CES, Chen h... read
Double Fine

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking


Plans re-release of titles, including Psychonauts, sometime next year
Nov 26
In a recent press release from the San Francisco developer Double Fine, we have learned that the recent owners of the titles Costume Quest and Stacking, Nordic Games, have handed the rights back to the creators. Previously ow... read
Octodad: Dadliest Catch

From PC to console: Octodad dev on making the transition


Developer talks professional perception of his indie studio
Nov 13
In recent years, large publishers have taken steps towards embracing titles made by independent developers, and in many cases it has paid off incredibly well. With the new next-gen systems on the horizon, a number of indie de... read
Xbox One

Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event


Microsoft invites gamer to launch party after retailer mix up
Nov 11
It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit b... read
GDC 2014

Game Developers Conference 2014 dates announced


Returns once more to San Francisco in March
Nov 06
Hands-down, my favorite event of the year is the Game Developers Conference. Between the sessions and the opportunity to commune with people who share an incredible passion for games, I always come away from it with a new per... read






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