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12:30 PM on 02.18.2014

PS4 outsells Xbox in January, sales cross 5.3 million

Remember when we were wondering if Sony could hit its 5M sales projection by March? Well, it's done it sooner. Sony has reported over 5.3 million PS4s have been sold as of February 8, which doesn't even count all those Valent...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 02.17.2014

English Steins;Gate visual novel releasing this March

Steins;Gate may have gained popularity in the west for its anime and extraneous semicolon, but the original time-traveling insanity story was a visual novel, which is getting an English release. The pricier limited edition c...

Steven Hansen

8:30 PM on 02.15.2014

The 'extremely popular' Lightning may return (again)

Lightning Returns may cap the Lightning saga, but director Motomu Toriyama told Siliconera that this isn't the last we'll see of the "extremely popular character." "For Lightning, her story ends here in Lightning Returns: Fin...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Final Fantasy XV 'far into development,' 'high priority'

Final Fantasy XV, first announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy XIII: Versus before re-branding last E3, is "quite far into development," series producer Yoshinori Kitase told VideoGamer. I bloody well hope so. It's been eight god...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 02.14.2014

Neither Final Fantasy X-3 nor FFXII HD in development

One of the additions to Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD is a 30 minute audio episode wherein Tidus meets Auron's daughter. When asked if this could hint at another entry in the Final Fantasy X sub series, Square Enix's Shinji Hashimot...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Zero Escape not profitable in Japan, trilogy end on hold

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' success in the West was enough to birth a sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. That sequel ends on a cliffhanger and it doesn't look like it will be resolved any time soon. Ser...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Win $1000, an Xbox, and more: Lightning Returns contest

DeviantArt is running a Lightning Returns contest encouraging users to put their own spin on Lightning with an original design. Entrants will be judged by Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura himself and the three ...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.11.2014

BlazBlue visual novel coming to PS3/Vita in North America

XBlaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel set 200 years before the events of BlazBlue.  XBlaze tells the story of Touya Kagari, a mostly unremarkable high school sophomore with a remarkable past, and his transformation fro...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 02.10.2014

Delays send Ubisoft sales down over 30 percent

Ubisoft managed to get Asssassin's Creed: Thar Be Pirates out on about every console for the holiday season, but Watch Dogs is still a few months away, delayed out its prime position to launch with the PS4 and Xbox One. For t...

Steven Hansen





1:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Microsoft investors want new CEO to kill Xbox

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella is under pressure to turn Microsoft around. According to The Washington Post, to "[t]wo influential Microsoft shareholders," this means scuttling the Xbox, Surface, and Bing in order to focus...

Steven Hansen

1:00 AM on 02.06.2014

3DS passes 15M sold in Japan; Wii U has outsold Xbox 360

According to the latest Media Create sales data, picked up by NeoGAF, the 3DS has crossed the 15 million units sold mark in Japan. It's catching up to the PSP's 20 million quickly, making 15 million sales in three years, thou...

Steven Hansen



Amazon acquires Double Helix Games photo
Amazon acquires Double Helix Games
by Alessandro Fillari

It's been known that Amazon has had its eye on diversifying into the gaming space. Not just from a sales standpoint, but for publishing and producing its own unique titles. And now, the mega online retailer has made its first major move to that goal by purchasing independent developer Double Helix Games.

In a statement just after the news broke, Amazon provided some insight into the deal: "Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers."

Founded in 2007, Double Helix Games has made some notable titles from a variety of different franchises -- such as Silent Hill: Homecoming, Front Mission Evolved, and most recently its work on the well-received Killer Instinct reboot.

With Strider still on the way, its unclear what the future holds for Double Helix. Stay tuned to Destructoid for more information as it develops.

Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games [Tech Crunch]

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7:30 PM on 02.05.2014

King of Kong director slated to direct Uncharted movie

Donkey Kong was a videogame and, as far as I know, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a videogame. Naturally, the guy who directed the documentary about Donkey Kong players, King of Kong, is a good fit to direct the upcoming Uncha...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Square Enix is no longer bleeding money

Square Enix is doing much better than it was exactly one year ago. That makes one of us. In the first three quarters of the company's 2014 fiscal year (the last nine months of 2013) it boasted net sales of 102.47 billion yen ...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 02.04.2014

ReRoll is mapping the world with drones for you to play

Yeah. Wait. What? ReROLL's ultimate aim is to map the entire world (that is, planet Earth) using autonomous drones in order to make an enormous videogame map. This will be done over long periods of time and in sections, of c...

Steven Hansen

3:20 PM on 02.04.2014

Persona Q 'like playing two whole RPGs altogether'

It's a good day when I can just sit and write several articles about Persona. The last bit of the lengthy interview with Katsura Hashino, following talk on Persona 5, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and Persona 4: The Ultimax U...

Steven Hansen