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A few days ago, we learned about Era's Adventures 3D, a new Android game that stars an unlicensed character model of Mario's faithful mount Yoshi. It sounds incredibly ballsy that anyone would pull such a stunt and not antici... read feature

Rip-off Yoshi game

Yoshi shoots atomic snot in this Android rip-off


Era's Adventures 3D is the pinnacle of classiness
Feb 28
I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without an... read
Limbo of the Lost is the stuff nightmares are made of (see above) and the stuff of lawsuits, as well. It's a perfect storm of all things terrible that makes a game in the adventure genre -- a genre that even at its worst can ... read feature

Omerta video

Be your own Don in Omerta - City of Gangsters


New strategy title from Kalypso
Jan 29
Organised crime sim Omerta - City of Gangsters is giving you the chance to be the Don of Atlantic City, complete with your own crew of gangsters and on-the-nose nicknames. I like the look of this character creator, specifica... read

ArmA 3 devs to remain in jail after being denied bail


Buchta & Pezlar's situation seems to have worsened
Nov 16
Bohemia Interactive's Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta have been locked up for some 70 days now, having been arrested while on holiday on the Greek island of Lemnos. The two are accused by the Greek government of espionage ... read

Resident Evil 6 stolen, being sold for ludicrous amounts


Oh, naughty stealing!
Sep 03
A small quantity of Resident Evil 6 copies have been thieved and are floating around Europe, waiting to be purchased. It was originally reported that a retailer in Poland had broken street date by a month, but Capcom has conf... read

Gun down ALL the animals in Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D


Aug 28
It all started with an eloquent email from Destructoid's director of communications, Hamza Aziz: "Shoot the SH*T out of wild animals on the 3DS." I almost felt too guilty to highlight Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D when there... read

Xbox Live improves security, urges password updates


Jul 18
Xbox Live has been tightening its security recently, with general manager Alex Garden detailing a range of improvements made to the service in order to protect we would-be victims. He has also suggested that all XBL users upd... read

iOS MMO shamelessly rips off Torchlight


Jul 17
Armed Heroes, a mobile MMORPG, is the latest game on iTunes to be caught shamelessly stealing stuff from other studios. The victim this time is Torchlight, with Runic Games' Travis Baldree calling out the thieving party -- EG... read

Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen


May 21
Diablo III has allegedly been hacked, with gold and items stolen from users. This is according to multiple reports around the Web from those claiming to be victims. One such victim is Eurogamer's Christian Donlan, whose accou... read

Man arrested for smuggling cocaine in his Xbox 360


May 06
Driving around with mass quantities of illegal narcotics isn't exactly the smartest idea in the world, but if that's something you plan on doing you could learn a thing or two about what not to do from this tale about a man a... read

Daily Mail: Gamers 'trained' to shoot people in the head


May 01
In a new story titled, "Are we creating a generation of murderers?," the panic merchants at the Daily Mail implies that hardcore gamers are "trained" to accurately shoot real firearms. The tabloid call this a "shocking revela... read

Kickstarter scandal time! Little Monster accused of scam


May 01
It was going to happen. The moment Double Fine made headlines with its Kickstarter project, an invisible timer had been set, counting down to the inevitable crowdfunding scandals. Little Monster Productions is up for the chop... read

If Anders Breivik used COD to train to be a killer ...


Apr 20
... I've been using Sonic the Hedgehog to learn how to fucking exercise. read

Ubisoft sued for 'ripping off' Assassin's Creed idea


Apr 18
A science fiction author is suing Ubisoft after alleging that the premise of Assassin's Creed was stolen from his own novel, Link. John L. Beiswenger is a research engineer as well as a writer, and points to a number of ... read

Child molester caught red-handed thanks to DSi camera


Mar 29
A 46-year-old British man may have gotten away with molesting a child, had the victim not been quick-witted enough to catch his criminal act on her DSi camera. Thanks to a 10-year-old girl and her game system, pedophile John ... read

'Legal'sounds illegally selling OC ReMix albums and more


Jan 25
It's a good thing the government shut down Megaupload. With those crooks out of business, content creators can finally earn money for their hard work. People should be paying for their digital goods on a site like Legalsounds... read

No, really: An Ong-Bak videogame is in the works


Jan 17
I don't know how to react to the news that Studio HIVE has acquired the rights to make a multiplatform game based on the Ong-Bak series. They have a production team working on the project, due out later this year, right now. ... read

Microsoft denies security problems with Xbox Live


Jan 16
Despite a growing number of public reports, Microsoft has continued to deny any security problems with Xbox Live, claiming that any problems faced by Xbox 360 users aren't unique to the system. Basically, it's the "Look over ... read

Tips for securing your Xbox Live account


Jan 14
[Dtoider Magnalon has some great tips to protect your Xbox account from being hacked. - Kauza] Lately, we've been hearing stories of an increasingly alarming Xbox Live hacking issue, and the lack of care and concern that Micr... read

Developers of Firefall, Minecraft to join SOPA blackouts


Jan 13
At this rate, January 18 is going to be a very productive day. Two more notable gaming companies that feel passionately enough about the Internet to shut down their sites for a day are joining the fight against SOPA and PIPA.... read
Microsoft says that recent thefts targeting Xbox Live users are isolated incidents, and often tries to portrays the problems as phishing scams -- effectively blaming the consumer. However, an eyebrow-raising amount of comment... read feature

Mole Kart, the amazingly shameless iOS Mario Kart ripoff


Jan 10
Ripoff games on iOS are nothing new, with no shortage of developers willing to trade their integrity for a handfull of dollars. Mole Kart is an almost beautiful in its utter, unapologetic, shamelessness.  As you can see... read

Game designer sentenced to death for spying/propaganda


Jan 09
An Iranian-American game designer has been sentenced to death in Iran on charges of producing movies and games intended to subvert Middle Eastern regimes. Amir Mizra Hekmati allegedly admitted that he was in the employ o... read

Microsoft refunds Xbox Live scam victim


Jan 08
It's easy to get swift compensation from Microsoft, should money be stolen from your Xbox Live account. All you have to do is make a public blog about it that gets reposted by nearly every single game coverage site on the Int... read

Xbox Live account hacked? Microsoft is there to not help!


Jan 06
Microsoft's customer service is almost legendary in terms of how awful it is, but one woman in particular may have unlocked the Master Sword of incompetence. Susan Taylor awoke one day to find that her Xbox Live account ... read

Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys


Dec 30
Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game ... read

Grandpa gets face battered by cops over videogames


Nov 25
A grandfather accused of shoplifting videogames during a Black Friday shopping spree got a smashed face and a throat full of blood after cops sent him sprawling to the floor. Stories as to what happened in the Buckeye Walmart... read

The Sun warns world of 'Xbox Cyber Fraud'


Nov 22
Shitty tabloid The Sun has a CRIME EXCLUSIVE on its front page, warning Britain of a terrifying new problem -- Xbox Cyber Fraud! While the Sun claims thieves have "hacked" into Xbox Live accounts, it's nowhere near as scary. ... read

Two Razer Blade laptop prototypes stolen


Nov 14
In case you don't know, the Razer Blade is Razer's (overpriced) solution to breathing new life into PC gaming. Two of these monsters were stolen from the company's Bay area R&D labs over the weekend and Razer clearly does... read

UK videogame piracy rises by 20%


Nov 11
Research group Envisional declares that videogame piracy in the United Kingdom has risen by 20% over the past five years. Its unnamed list of "top five games of 2010" were downloaded over one million times.  Despite the ... read

A Steam database has been hacked, warns Valve


Nov 10
Following talk that the Steam forums had been hacked, Valve's Gabe Newell has issued a response. The official forums were in fact "defaced" on Sunday, and unfortunately, intruders have gained access to a Steam database as wel... read






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