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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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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

11:10 AM on 01.30.2014

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has new content for the West

Last year saw the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in the Japan. The game went on to become a popular seller, and has since retained loyal following. With a quirky and lively art style, along with a pretty...

Alessandro Fillari



Preview: Dark Souls II photo
Preview: Dark Souls II
by Alessandro Fillari

As one of the most celebrated and admired games of the last generation, the Souls series from the developers at From Software has many admirers and critics. Many swear by its uncompromising and hardcore gameplay systems and design, while others view it as unfair and unnecessarily difficult. Regardless, it's safe to say that the series, particularly Dark Souls, has garnered a lot of attention for the once niche developer.

With the next entry only a little more than a month away, many of its devotees are itching for their next chance to venture into the world of Dark Souls. During Namco Bandai's media event held earlier this week, Destructoid got the chance to try out an hour of the game and experience what From Software has in store for the curious and hardcore alike.

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5:00 PM on 01.29.2014

Pokémon X/Y Beta Competition set for next month

The first Pokémon Global Link tournament to allow Pokémon from the Kalos region happens next month, on Thursday, February 20 at 4:00pm Pacific. Registration details for this Beta Competition will be available at...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers

Believe it or not, Star Trek Online's been around for four whole years now, and on January 30th, they're opening their 4-Year Anniversary event to celebrate. To get players old and new hyped for that, the developers at C...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 AM on 01.18.2014

CoD: Ghosts Xbox 360 update stabilizes Broadcaster mode

Infinity Ward has pushed out Call of Duty: Ghosts' first update of the year on the Xbox 360, addressing complaints from users regarding its Broadcaster mode and how it would sometimes cause the game to crash. The update also ...

Harry Monogenis

4:30 PM on 01.16.2014

Rockstar is going after GTA Online cheaters

Grand Theft Auto Online has returned now that Rockstar's scheduled maintenance period is over. Some players have in recent times discovered an exploit which allows "game-breaking amounts of in-game cash" to be generated and g...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.14.2014

It's time for another Battlefield 4 update

As part of an ongoing attempt to fix its game as much as possible before pumping out any more DLC, DICE has launched another update for Battlefield 4 on PC, as well as updates for PS3 and PS4 intended to improve general ...

Harry Monogenis

7:00 AM on 01.02.2014

Battlefield 4 double XP event delayed

As many Battlefield 4 Premium players are aware, the double XP event that was scheduled to occur at the end of December never actually happened. As it turns out, said event, which the Premium calender still shows as havi...

Harry Monogenis

1:30 PM on 12.27.2013

Nintendo is taking the eShop offline today

Here we are. The eShop hasn't been its normal self lately, as some of you may have experienced first hand this week. Nintendo will be taking the storefront offline later today for maintenance. "In an effort to manage the high...

Jordan Devore





8:00 AM on 12.27.2013

Online features for GT5, Resistance games being dropped

Come 2014, Sony will be discontinuing online support for Gran Turismo 5, Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 and Resistance 3. Yes, that means that you'll no longer be able to play these games online; Sony is essential...

Harry Monogenis

11:45 AM on 12.20.2013

FireFall board votes out co-founder Mark Kern

Co-founder and CEO of Red 5 Studios, Mark Kern, has been voted out of the company behind FireFall "effectively immediately." Mark was also removed from the board, and no longer has any authority with Red 5. The story comes vi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 AM on 12.20.2013

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sees improved de_cbble

No map is more iconic of the Counter-Strike franchise than de_dust, with its multiple paths through its tan and brown desert marketplace. Another classic map is making a comeback in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but not w...

Darren Nakamura

3:45 PM on 12.19.2013

New trailer for Nosgoth shows off alpha action

I have to admit that I was a bit surprised by the existence of Nosgoth, as I expected the Legacy of Kain franchise to have been left in a dustbin to be forgotten. And I certainly couldn't have predicted the next move fo...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 AM on 12.13.2013

Warframe's first PS4 update is quite large

Digital Extremes has rolled out the first update for Warframe on the PS4, addressing a multitude of issues ranging from missing sounds to players falling through elevators. On top of that, the update adds a whole bunch o...

Harry Monogenis