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Election

The National Video Game Arcade's election event is reading your tweets


I hope they're hamburgers
May 05
It’s almost that time again. Time for the great British-and-also-Northern-Irish-people to filter in to the polling stations, tick little bits of paper, and then have no change ever come about as a result. It’s tim... read
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Threats in D.C.

#GamerGate get-together sabotaged by threats


Social event in Washington D.C. ruined
May 04
[Photo via Daddy_Warpig.] A recent #GamerGate-themed meetup organized by "critic of contemporary feminism" Christina Hoff Sommers and political pundit/wonk Milo Yiannopoulos was put to a disturbing and sudden e... read
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Senran Kagura

Fake VR boob goggles showed me that 'two party politics' are no good for gaming


Maybe it was inevitable
Mar 31
Last week, Steven Hansen did a news story about some fake boob-infused videogame consoles that Marvelous made up to promote the next Senran Kagura game. I did a video about those videos for our YouTube channel, and it w... read
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Tropes vs Women

New Tropes vs Women series Positive Female Characters debuts


Checkmate, Link!
Mar 31
Everyone's favorite feminist Anita Sarkeesian is back and this time with a new sub-series of Tropes vs Women in Gaming called Positive Female Characters. In the debut episode Anita takes a look at the main character fro... read
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GDC

Seen at GDC: Game development is for whites only


Diversity (or lack thereof) gets the stink finger
Mar 04
Spotted around the happenings of this year's Game Developers Conference was a sticker that tells us game development is for whites only. Diversity in game development (especially amongst the sexes) continues to be a hot-butto... read
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38 Studios lawsuit

Judge okays first settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit


$4.4 million agreement between Rhode Island EDC and bond attorney approved
Jul 27
A judge has approved the first settlement in Rhode Island's lawsuit over the ill-fated $75 million deal that brought Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios to the state in 2010. The ruling from Superior Court Judge Mich... read
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Obama and The Witcher

Thanks Obama: U.S. President mentions The Witcher in visit to Poland


Admits he is 'not very good at videogames'
Jun 03
Public relations in the videogame industry can be grueling. There are hundreds of contacts to keep, thousands of emails to send, and even after all of that, there is no guarantee that an outlet will pick up the story. So much... read
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Metro dev relocates HQ

Metro studio 4A Games moving headquarters out of Ukraine


A second studio to be opened on Malta
May 13
Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games is in the process of opening a second studio on the island nation of Malta. The new location will serve as the company's headquarters moving forward, while the existing studio in Kiev, Ukr... read
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Politics

Anti-game senator Leland Yee arrested on fraud, gun trafficking charges


Sweet irony
Mar 27
California state senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday on charges of honest services fraud and gun trafficking. A vocal opponent of violent videogames, Yee should be no stranger to long-time Destructoid readers given his ... read
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Battlefield

China bans Battlefield 4


Surprise, surprise
Dec 28
I remember browsing the Origin store a few days ago to see if EA was going to at least try and compete with Steam's Holiday Sale when I came across the Battlefield 4: China Rising expansion in the 'New Releases' sec... read
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BioShock Infinite

The Tea Party doesn't understand BioShock Infinite


Conservative group confuses satire with propaganda
Dec 16
Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. It's not every day when an ultra-c... read
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38 Studios

Poll: Half of voters want to default on 38 Studios loan


Hurry, imagine away the $90 million debt!
Nov 21
A majority of Rhode Islanders are in favor of becoming ostriches, burying their heads in the sand, and pretending the debt incurred from the state's ill-fated loan to Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios no longer exists, ... read
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High Voltage Software

The Conduit developer seeking tax incentives in Illinois


High Voltage Software appears from the woodwork
Nov 06
High Voltage Software is seeking tax credits from the Illinois state legislature, according to a report surrounding a number of companies looking for incentives currently stalled by a veto from governor Pat Quinn over a lack ... read
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Politics

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden inspired by videogames


Like game hereos, some are forced to do difficult things for the greater good
Oct 28
Videogames were reportedly the inspiration behind what's been billed the most significant leak of classified information in US History. In an interview with The Advocate, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald spoke to the motiva... read
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38 Studios

Court battle over 38 Studios begins in Rhode Island


RIEDC v. Wells Fargo Securities LLC is underway
Oct 13
The trial between 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has begun. Opening arguments from both sides were made Friday in Rhode Island Super Court, The Providence Journal repor... read
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Kingdoms of Amalur

Rhode Island governor allegedly forced 38 Studios closure


Former RIEDC director backs up criticism of government inaction
Oct 06
The former head of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has accused the state's governor, Lincoln Chafee, of preventing 38 studios' attempts to avoid bankruptcy, the Boston Globe reports.  Keith Stokes, the ... read
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GTAV gubernatorial race

Grand theft subtlety: GTAV governor candidates are awful


"I hate immigrants, the crippled; I can't stand unions, cops, old ladies"
Aug 14
Grand Theft Auto V is getting gubernatorial with these two political campaign videos. Former actor and stuntman Jock Stanley (above) is running against incumbent liberal and "successfully divorced school teacher" Sue Murry (... read
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Kickstarter

St. Christopher's is in lockdown in a new adventure game


Kickstarter campaign for an adventure game set in a UK private school
Jun 24
If you're going to attract people to backing your Kickstarter for an adventure game, then promising "no meaningless fetch quests, no mazes and no pixel hunts" is a good way to do it. The St. Christopher's School Lockdow... read
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Biden: No legal reason why 'violent' games can't be taxed


Vice President tells Reverend Asshole that'd be just fine
May 14
Vice President Joe Biden recently had a meeting with religious leaders to discuss gun control, and violent media was discussed. God forbid we don't obfuscate the gun discussion with more demented strawmen.  Reverend Fran... read
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Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts distancing itself from gun manufacturers


Plans to use branded weapons without licenses going forward
May 08
Electronic Arts is distancing itself from the gun industry. Well, sort of. The publisher plans to cut ties with gun manufacturers while still using branded weapons in its future titles. In the past, EA has approached gun comp... read
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Keep your head down, then rewrite the story
Recently, John Walker at Rock, Paper, Shotgun wrote a compelling article on SimCity, and how Electronic Arts' maintenance of radio silence has demonstrated total effectiveness in getting everybody to shut up. The basic argume... read feature

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STEM Video Game Challenge

STEM Video Game Challenge at the White House Science Fair


Leaders acknowledge the good that videogame development can do
Apr 22
For the second year now, the White House Science Fair has invited National STEM Video Game Challenge participants in its effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among American youth.... read
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Indie game vs NRA

The Best Amendment calls out the NRA


"Hell is other people. But what if other people are you?"
Apr 07
In an effort to poke holes in NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre's belief that only a "good guy" with a gun can stop a "bad guy" with a gun, Paolo Pedercini has created The Best Amendment, a satirical PC game, report... read
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Videogames & Violence

Poll: Playing videogames correlates with violent behavior


The debate rages on
Feb 26
In the wake of the recent string of violent acts across the United States, many are still looking for someone or something to blame. A majority of Americans (58 percent) believe playing videogames contributes to increased lev... read
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President Obama wants game design in high schools


The President looks at the positive effects of gaming in education
Feb 18
Game design programs in high schools can encourage kids to learn math and programming, President Barack Obama said in an online interview with the public. In response to a question about adding programming requirement in publ... read
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Violent Videogames

Poll: Violent videogames more dangerous than guns


The saga continues
Feb 09
Apparently, violent videogames are more dangerous than guns. That's what 67 percent of Republicans think, anyway. Over two thirds of those surveyed in a recent national poll believe plastic discs are a "bigger safety thr... read
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EA wants to be 'part of the solution' in violence debate


CEO says games aren't responsible, but must tackle negative perception
Jan 31
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello addressed the recent criticisms leveled at the videogame industry following the Sandy Hook shooting. While the executive was keen to point out the lack of evidence suggesting games are res... read
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US senator definitively claims games are worse than guns


Idiot moron says something idiotically moronic
Jan 30
Many politicians will heavily imply that videogames are far more lethal than weapons designed to be lethal, but U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has taken the idiot ball and ran for the hills with it clasped in his gnarled t... read
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Musings on The Outcasts, game development, modders, and Kickstarter
Okay, so maybe I'm playing it fast and loose with the headline. Like most interviews, my conversation with the affable Cliff Harris of Gratuitous Space Battles fame was arranged quite some time before and was most certainly c... read feature

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EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act


Publisher does a good turn for gay rights
Jan 29
Electronic Arts has thrown its lot in with the Human Rights Campaign, a coalition of business allied to help repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, for those not in the know, is bigotry dressed in the coward's garb of t... read
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Says we should all just be quiet while men like him do the talking
Leland Yee, a man famous for lying about videogames and draining huge amounts of tax money in his war on the industry, has suggested those affected by his bullshit should keep their mouths shut. According to the hypocritical ... read feature

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Office Chat: Atari Force X Electronic Child Molestor Zone


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 24
In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Kyle MacGregor, as we express our enthusiasm for Namco's announcement that Project X Zone will see western release, our hope that Atari may actually rise from the ashes and our dismay at politicians making dramatic crack shots. read






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