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Creator of D and Enemy Zero passes away


Kenji Eno dies at the age of 42
Feb 21
In the midst of all the PS4 announcements and excitement, there was a bit of sad news to come out of Japan to put a damper on the hearts of longtime gamers. Kenji Eno, the eccentric and highly unusual game director and musici... read
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Posted farewell letter on NeoGAF
THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets... well... not all of them. For some reason, not one company placed a bid for Darksiders developer Vigil Games, dooming the young studio. Vigil's lead combat designer Ben ... read feature

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THQ's CEO and president send off final letter to employees
[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to wri... read feature

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Monster Hunter

Pour one out: Monster Hunter Tri servers nixed in April


Goodnight, sweet prince
Jan 18
"Out with the old, in with the new," as they say. Capcom is getting ready to launch Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and in return, they're shutting down the servers for the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri on April 30th. You'll have six w... read
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End of an era!
Last week we found out that PlayStation 2s had stopped shipping in Japan. Sony has now officially announced that PlayStation 2 production has stopped worldwide, according to The Guardian. Yes, it's truly an end of an era. Har... read feature

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PS2 discontinued

End of an Era: PS2 stops shipping in Japan


You'll be missed
Dec 28
Sony has ceased shipping of the PlayStation 2 console in Japan this week, bringing an end a 13-year lifespan. Whatever is out there on shelves is what's left. That's it. According to Famitsu, more than 150 mill... read
Studio Closures in 2012 photo
Taking a sec to pay respects
This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu... read feature

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GamesMaster

The GamesMaster sadly passed away


Sir Patrick Moore dead at age 89
Dec 09
For those growing up in Europe and old enough to remember, GamesMaster was an absolutely awesome show with cheesy screen effects and crazy kids being dealt gaming challenges in order to get their hands on the coveted golden j... read
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The final issue hits all the right notes
Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER. If you've ever been an NP reader ... read feature

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Rockman Xover has at least 100,000 users


I'm not sure if I should be sad, or what
Dec 06
Remember when Capcom got us all excited for Mega Man's anniversary this year, and then basically took a dump on us with Rockman Xover? Well apparently after reaching the top three listing on iTunes the week of release, The Me... read
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The final Nintendo Power cover is perfect


Simply... perfect...
Nov 30
On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo. We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we... read
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Aww: Wii U Nintendo TVii service pushed back to December


Sneaky Nintendo
Nov 16
[Update: At least the Netflix app will be ready in time for launch, it just won't be a part of TVii.] A massive press release this morning from Nintendo detailed this weekend's Wii U launch and ran down all of the system's fe... read
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Goodbye, Destructoid


<3
Nov 10
As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid. Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset. I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is... read
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Future US puts another game mag out to pasture
Damn, son. Future US is on the warpath as of late. It wasn't enough for the publishing house to pull the plug on Nintendo Power; now its sights are set on PlayStation: The Official Magazine (not to be confused with PlayStatio... read feature

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This Zelda fan film is sad but amazing


I'd buy this girl a Wii U
Oct 22
Kennedy Baruch, the creator of the above Zelda fan film, shared with us their award-winning work after profusely complimenting our site. That always works with me.  But this short is really great. Sad, but great. It fol... read
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Nintendo Power sends out farewell letters to subscribers


Sep 26
It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed,... read
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Death of EVE player in Libya attack honored by fleet


Sep 15
On Tuesday, an American consulate in Libya was attacked by an extremist mob. During this attack, Sean Smith was killed. In addition to being a foreign service information management officer, he was also one of the pillar... read
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Who knew Space Invaders could be so deep and emotional


Aug 21
Above is merely the first two frames of a massively vertical comic chronicling the life a green Space Invader. Created by Ehud Lavski for Dorkly, it ought to make you think about your actions towards gaming's standard cannon ... read
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These are the saddest photos you'll see all week


Aug 17
In the Shunqing District of Nanchong City, China, the police have confiscated around 1000 gambling machines and set them ablaze. I understand the need to crack down on illegal gambling, but couldn't the machines have been rep... read
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Paul Steed of Wing Commander and Quake has died


Aug 11
Game industry veteran Paul Steed, whose work spans from bringing Wing Commander into 3D to helping launch the original Xbox, was announced dead this morning by Jace Hall Show's blog. The cause of death hasn't been shared at t... read
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Randy Solem of Video Game DC fame passed away in March


Aug 07
It's always disheartening to learn that one of your cherished icons has passed on, but it's even more disheartening to discover their death months after the fact. Randy Solem, creator of Video Game Director's Cuts and the "Ri... read
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Plug pulled on Renegade Kid's game pitch contest


Jul 23
[Header by spizzyfizz] Well, damn. Back in March, I shared news that Mutant Mudds dev Renegade Kid and contest organizer GAMEscribe LLC were holding the pitchWinPLAY competition, in which anyone could submit ideas for an orig... read
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New Onimusha announced ... for browsers and phones


Mar 09
What's that? A new Onimusha game is being made? All our dreams have come true? It's for ... oh ... it's a browser-based strategy RPG.  Well now I just kind of want to cut myself.  Onimusha Soul is set in the Sengoku... read
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Live show: Mash Tactics' farewell to Jon Carnage stream


Jan 28
[Header created by community member and Dtoid Twitch channel moderator Gigabyte Bandito] Today at 12p.m. Pacific, there will be a very special edition of Mash Tactics. This will be Jon Carnage's last planned appearance on Des... read
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Live show: Mash Tactics is losing its king, will live on


Jan 26
[Video created by Chill Bro community member Audie] Today on Mash Tactics, Carnage and Wesley are playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker from the MGS: HD Collection, but there is more important news to share. On Tuesday's ep... read
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[Illustration by Ashley Davis] Just before the blackout, we learned that the last remains of Hudson are to be absorbed by Konami on March 1. While nothing has changed in that regard, Hudson saw fit to issue a statement clarif... read feature

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[Illustration by Ashley Davis] This is the end, my friends. After the heart-breaking closure of Hudson Soft's North American division last year, tears were shed, but there was still hope that the properties that put the compa... read feature

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The best Christmas-themed videogame level EVER!


Dec 25
Merry Christmas, everyone! In celebration of this special holiday, I present to you a video of the best Christmas-themed level in videogame history: "A Christmas Gift" from Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. Just watch t... read
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Left 4 Dead: Impulse 76 fan film f*cked up a good thing


Dec 19
I am bummed, you guys. Seriously bummed. Remember the trailer for that Left 4 Dead fan film from a couple weeks back? Looked good, didn't it? Well, shame on me for having any expectations. The full film, entitled Impulse 76,... read
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Warner Bros.' Seattle studio gives the gift of pink slips


Nov 05
The ugly trend of development studios letting staff go continues today with word of Warner Brothers' Seattle Studio having to cut staff across  a number of development teams. While no specific studios were named, the Sea... read
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


Nov 01
Veronica! Veronica Belmont! But...I...uh... *sigh* NOOOOOOOOOOO! read






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