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CEO of Atari talks lessons learned and getting the series back on track
Back at gamescom, Atari announced RollerCoaster Tycoon World, a new installment to the much-loved amusement park series. However, after a 10-year series hiatus from the PC and the debut of the polarizing RollerCoaster Tycoon ... read feature

DDoS Attack

DDoS attack on Sony servers?


Blizzard, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear also victimized
Aug 24
[Update: Sony has issued an update on the outage: "Network update: our engineers are aware of the issues and are working to resolve them. We'll keep you posted - sorry for the inconvenience."] Earlier today, PlayStation users... read
LittleBigPlanet 3

See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3


Sackboy and friends take things to a new level with enchanced user content
Aug 13
After the runaway success of the first two LittleBigPlanet titles on PS3, fans had been clamoring for a follow-up on Sony's new hardware. With the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 3 at E3 coming to both PS4 and PS3, the LBP co... read
Are drones better than nothing?
Yesterday I was playing Wii Sports Club Boxing online while contemplating stuff to talk about on this week's Sup Holmes. I thought I'd have a while to think, but I was wrong. I only had to wait like 3 seconds before I w... read feature

Pokémon

The official Pokémon Center online store is opening in August


Dolla dolla Bill, y'all
Jul 02
Jonesing for official Pokémon merchandise from the Pokémon Center but nowhere close to one? I feel your pain. That one trek to Manhattan wasn't enough for me. Luckily, The Pokémon Company plans to open up... 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
Devil's Third

Devil's Third lives, and it's a Wii U exclusive


Valhalla Game Studios brings the action to Wii U
Jun 10
Just when I was losing hope of ever seeing Tomonobu Itagaki's lost action game again, the head of Valhalla Games Studios re-introduced us to their original IP. Devil's Third is not only alive and well, it's also a Wii U exclu... read
GameSpy

Unreal Tournament 3 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. saved from GameSpy shutdown


Wait, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has multiplayer?
Jun 02
I've found it really encouraging that developers are willing to make their multiplayer games playable after the shutdown of GameSpy. There was quite a list of games that were going to be going offline but after some big names... read
Pokémon

After 100 million Pokémon trades, we'll get a new Vivillon pattern


It's fancy
May 23
Nintendo says about 90 million Pokémon trades have been made via the GTS in Pokémon X and Y. Once we collectively hit 100 million trades, the new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will be attainable through a special distr... read
Nintendo WFC

So long, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection


Online service for DS and Wii games discontinued as of today
May 20
Nintendo is no longer supporting its Wi-Fi Connection service as of today, marking the end of online functionality for Wii, DS, and DSi games -- but, notably, not the end of the Wii Shop Channel, DSi Shop, and video services.... read
Dark Souls

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC


It's the usual Games for Windows Live for the time being
May 19
Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio... read

Capcom migrating some titles over to a new online service


Just not the ones that weren't developed by Capcom
May 13
GameSpy Technology is shutting down on May 31. We've seen some companies respond to this, stating that they'll fix their old titles so they live on, or straight up just abandon them. Capcom has responded, and they'll be migra... read
EA

These are the EA games going offline on June 30


*Shakes fist at GameSpy*
May 12
Electronic Arts said last month that it was working to find a solution to the GameSpy Technology shutdown on May 31, 2014 that will mean the end of online functionality, including multiplayer, for a number of titles that rely... read
Team Fortress 2

Did You Know Gaming tackles Team Fortress 2


Dig deeper into Valve's class-based online shooter
May 05
I've fallen off the Team Fortress 2 wagon in a big way; I used to play for at least 2-3 hours every day but the constant stream of updates and deluge of new items dulled my interest. Watching this latest episode of Did You K... read
Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans


Insomniac Games teases info about characters and upcoming events
May 05
The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,... read
GTA Online

Earn double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online


Today and tomorrow
May 02
Rockstar is giving GTA Online players an incentive to log on today and tomorrow as they'll earn twice as much GTA$ and RP as normal. With the potential to own a second property and more content updates planned, that might jus... read
Rockstar

Here's what the GameSpy shutdown means for Rockstar's games


A few are losing online functionality
Apr 30
Rockstar is preparing for the GameSpy Technology service closure on May 31 and while Grand Theft Auto V will remain completely unaffected, many of the company's other titles will lose stat-tracking features like leaderboards ... read

Guerrilla job ad points to new IP with online focus


Mentions micro-transactions
Apr 30
Guerrilla Games is hiring, and they say they're looking for online designers for a game they've been working on for a couple of years now. This is for an unannounced IP that will feature "innovative online gameplay." They're ... read
Home

Hug, kiss, and chest bump total strangers in PlayStation Home


'Now kiss!'
Apr 23
I forget that PlayStation Home is still a functional piece of software that receives regular content updates, not some lost relic to marvel (and poke fun) at. It's hard to say who in their right mind is messing around with H... read
Destiny

Destiny has a fancy new website with game footage


Still plenty of unanswered questions
Apr 23
Bungie has launched a spiffy new website for its online, open-world sci-fi shooter Destiny. There's some footage of the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock classes, compiled in the video above by GamesHQMedia for your convenience. Do... read
Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online Season 9 goes live, gives peace a chance


Well...sort of
Apr 23
Did you like Star Trek: Voyager? I know I did. And from the looks of things, Cryptic Studios does, too, as the newest big update of Star Trek Online titled "Season 9: A New Accord", involves quite a bit of content straight f... read
2K Games

2K moving Borderlands, Civilization games to Steamworks


And discontinuing online support for some titles post-GameSpy shutdown
Apr 22
2K has announced plans to migrate some of its online-enabled games away from GameSpy Technology since the service is shutting down on May 31, 2014. Loads of titles will be impacted -- not just 2K's library -- so consider this... read
Resistance

This is your last weekend to play the Resistance trilogy online


Trophy completionists, be warned
Apr 04
I vaguely recall Sony announcing that it would pull its servers for the Resistance trilogy on PlayStation 3 this year and it's happening soon. Real soon. Consider this your last chance to play those games online (including co... read

GameSpy Technology shutting down, will affect a ton of games


See what games are losing multiplayer
Apr 04
GameSpy Technology has announced that effective May 31, they will cease providing hosting services for all games that still use their technology. The service has existed ever since the Quake days, and has provided things like... read
I haven't been this jazzed with a Mario Kart title in a long time
As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based ... read feature

ZMR

Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun


F2P shooter opening alpha test in April, and teases Dinosaurs!
Mar 25
Hey you, what if I were to tell you about a free-to-play shooter that has you fighting against zombies. Not impressed? Well, I don't blame you. Zombies are kinda all over the place now. Fine, what about a free-to-play shooter... read
Fire in the sky
Flying is great. Fighting while flying is pretty great, too, but for some reason, dogfighting in good ol' atmosphere hasn't caught on as quickly as dogfighting in space. Despite the resurgence of space games brought on by the... read feature

Plants vs. Zombies

PvZ: Garden Warfare is getting substantial new DLC and it's free


A new mode, map, and ability upgrades
Mar 17
I've been pleasantly surprised by the way Electronic Arts and PopCap have handled Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. First, the game itself is loads of fun -- the foundation is solid. But more than that, they don't have paid... read
Titanfall South Africa

EA cancels Titanfall in South Africa due to bad online performance


I bless the rains down in South Africa, because you don't have Titanfall
Mar 07
According to EA South Africa, Titanfall failed online performance testing in South Africa, so it has, "decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time." "After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we fo... read
Battlefield

DICE prioritizing Battlefield 4 netcode issues


Lays out what's fixed and what's under investigation
Mar 03
In a blog post about the current state of Battlefield 4's multiplayer, DICE wrote that fixing netcode issues with the game is "one of the top priorities." I'd sure hope so -- few things are more irritating in competitive game... read

Infinite Crisis goes into open beta March 14


Plus Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Mecha Superman join the cast
Feb 27
Interested in the DC Moba game Infinite Crisis? Well it's going into open beta starting on March 14. The beta will feature the new tri-lane map called Gotham Divided, which sees Gotham City collided with the Gotham by Gaslig... read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon update addresses online lag


Tell your bro
Feb 27
Patrick reviewed the recent PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and found the game itself to be rad but couldn't say the same for its online cooperative play due to input lag. A new update on Steam has been released to remedy t... read






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