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    10:30 AM on 04.04.2014

    GameSpy Technology shutting down, will affect a ton of games

    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...

    Hamza CTZ Aziz

    8:00 AM on 01.04.2014

    Beware a trojan targeting World of Warcraft accounts

    Blizzard has identified malware that's been targeting World of Warcraft users recently which was able to steal account info and the authenticator password. The trojan is a fake version the Curse Client, the add-on management ...

    Hamza CTZ Aziz

    4:30 PM on 11.27.2013

    Turn 10 responds to Forza Motorsport 5 economy feedback

    If you've been playing Forza Motorsport 5, you're probably very familiar with the game's awful microtransactions. If not, basically the game uses tokens you buy in-game that can be used to purchase cars if you don't have enou...

    Brett Zeidler

    6:30 PM on 11.22.2013

    Xbox One consoles experiencing hardware issues

    [Update: Destructoid user ghostpsalm777 is experiencing the same disc grinding error, and has shared his story of what Microsoft wanted to offer to fix the situation. See his story below along with his video.] It's not a cons...

    Hamza CTZ Aziz

    11:15 AM on 08.20.2013

    Is that you, EA? 24-hour refunds on Origin games

    In a surprisingly progressive move, Electronic Arts will offer full refunds on game downloads for Windows or Mac that are purchased on its distribution platform Origin. What's the catch? There isn't one, really. You just have...

    Jordan Devore

    3:30 PM on 05.28.2013

    How can Microsoft sway public opinion of Xbox One?

    Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One has been met with no shortage of derision. Concerns over the future of the used games market, the console's need to connect to the internet and a failure to effectively communicate th...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    5:00 PM on 04.29.2013

    Should we expect games to fully function at launch?

    It seems we can barely go a month without a game release suffering some manner of issue in its launch week that overshadows the game itself. With the complexity of modern games, the wide range of variables at work and the ch...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    9:00 PM on 10.04.2011

    Video Game Voters Network and the fight against stupid

    Nintendo isn't the only one who wants to make gamers into ambassadors, but unlike the 3DS variety, nobody is giving away free videogames if you become a Video Game Voters Network Ambassador. The program, which is open to any ...

    Victoria Medina

    7:00 AM on 10.07.2010

    Best Buy responds to critics of PS3 firmware install fee

    There's been a fair bit of raging on the internet about Best Buy charging customers to perform a firmware update on PlayStation 3 systems. IndustryGamers reached out to the company for a response, to which Best Buy repli...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    2:45 AM on 09.29.2010

    Nintendo to allow transfer of games between 3DS handhelds

    Nintendo has released a hardware fact sheet with still more details on the 3DS, including one feature which is sure to make DSi owners looking to upgrade very happy. You will now be able to transfer your DSiWare purchases fro...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    4:20 PM on 09.28.2010

    Nintendo fixes Metroid: Other M glitch via postal service

    There is, apparently, a game-breaking glitch in Metroid: Other M which is preventing some players from progressing in the game. Collecting the ice beam, progressing to the next room, killing the enemies there to open a n...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    6:00 AM on 09.25.2010

    EA offering some compensation to APB customers

    With Realtime Worlds' APB having met an early demise within a mere three months, some fans are (justifiably) upset that they invested fifty dollars into a game which they can no longer play. Efforts by some to be refunded by ...

    Conrad Zimmerman