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The Black Tower

Final Fantasy's PS1 glory days recaptured in indie game


The Black Tower is an RPG epic in the style of classic Square RPGs
Apr 23
What becomes antiquated will eventually become cool again. It happened to 16-bit sidescrollers and voxels, so why not pre-rendered backgrounds and world maps? The Black Tower is a love letter to PlayStation Japanese RPGs, cu... read
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Gunslinger

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger shoots the sheriff on May 22


Techland take the series back to the Old West
Apr 22
Techland's Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, the latest entry in the Western FPS series, will hit PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC on May 22. Even with a new trailer, I still don't have a good grip on exactly what thi... read
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Sperm is not real

Grand Theft Auto V viral video introduces new character


Also, confirms sperm is not real
Apr 22
Rockstar posted a video (which doubles as a downloadable screensaver) that lists The Epsilon Program's -- the Scientology parody first introduced in San Andreas' radio ads -- values. Hidden behind the text are scenic day-nig... read
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Gearbox

Gearbox has rights to classic RTS Homeworld


Plans to bring Homeworld 1 & 2 to digital platforms
Apr 22
Update: Along with Darksiders, Red Faction, and other THQ properties getting picked up by Nordic Games for a cool $4.9 million, it's come to light that Gearbox spent $1.35 million in acquiring Homeworld. Borderlands developer... read
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Workout

Virtual reality is the future of treadmills ... I think?


Harder, Better, Faster, Sweatier
Apr 19
You don't need a gym when you have a 3DS and elliptical machine, I've realized in recent months. Playing Fire Emblem while working my calfs is both great fun and great fitness, yet my mind has been wondering what else is out... read
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SimShady

Upcoming SimCity patch will address top requested fixes


Servers will be down during this April 22, 1 PM PST update
Apr 19
On April 22, SimCity will continue its arduous trek to becoming a game worthy of its name. The Update 2.0 patch will address "a number of top-requested bug fixes and improvements," according to developer Maxis. Along with som... read
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Dishonored

Dishonored's lore summed up in a minute


They make it sound so simple
Apr 19
Dishonored is the game with the racists people in the sky? Or is it the one with the head crabs? I've been playing Black Mesa and BioShock Infinite recently, so Dishonored feels like a distant memory, despite it being my per... read
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CS:GO

Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map


Now this is the sort of crazy mod hack I've been waiting for out of CS:GO
Apr 19
Sometimes you need to put down the AK-47, pause the terrorist hunt, and play Super Mario Bros. Using a server plugin, a clever modder that goes by the name skwumpy created the Sourcemod Entertainment System or SMES, which le... read
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Can't justify this love
When DC Comics’ most popular heroes and villains appeared in 2008’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Aquaman was nowhere to be found. Thought of as a laughing stock with a shaky history in videogames -- the less sai... read feature

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Need for sequels

Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels


Creative director says next game will not be a Need for Speed, Burnout, or Black sequel
Apr 15
Criterion creative director Alex Ward has had enough with floating rumors, so he's taken to Twitter to debunk speculation that his team is working on a Need for Speed or Burnout sequel. In addition, he said his next game won'... read
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Made in America
According to Google, "Boxer Rebellion", "Pinkerton" and "Wounded Knee" have been trending lately. BioShock Infinite is teaching gamers about the American history that often evades classrooms, churches, and homes. After years ... read feature

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pretty badass

Become the crazy nastyass badger in Shelter


By Pid developer, Might and Delight
Apr 15
Pid was one of the most charming games I played in 2012, so it's no surprise that developer Might and Delight's next project, Shelter, focuses on the most mighty and delightful creature in the animal kingdom: the crazy nasty... read
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Mickey Mouse

Castle of Illusion remake announced for PSN, XBLA, and PC


Nostalgia engaged
Apr 15
Remember the '90s? Before our eyes ever (accidentally) set upon Disney hentai and before Mickey Mouse got thrown into a bunch of lame platformers? We had Castle of Illusion and it was enough to get me giddy to visit my grand... read
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Tetris

Apple co-founder shows off his legendary Tetris skills


Woz the Tetris wiz
Apr 12
Steve Wozniak is an oddity. Though many know Wozniak for his work at Apple, in his earlier days he was known for his work with videogames, both as a designer (creating Atari's Breakout) and player. This video shot by Game In... read
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Road Rash

Road Redemption channels Road Rash for 21st century


Get those chains ready
Apr 12
It's been a long time since there was a Road Rash sequel, but Road Redemption may take away the ache of waiting. Composed of a team with 35 years of combined experience and in production since 2009, Road Redemption is a homa... read
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Crime, indeed

Taito's Crime Connection wants your phone's contact info


I'd rather pay to play than agree to these terms
Apr 11
Crime Connection, the latest iOS and Android title from Square Enix subsidiary Taito, is a free-to-play "social crime simulation" in the style of Mafia Wars. There is a serious caveat to the game, however, and I'm not talking... read
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Dark Souls 2 trailer

Cram this Dark Souls II trailer into your dark holes


Nothing like dramatic pans to get your audience excited
Apr 11
It's been Dark Souls II day at Destructoid, as we finally got to see it in action in footage, screens, and in person. Now, Namco Bandai presents this gloomy teaser ("Despair") that shows off some of the environments. Yeah, t... read
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layoffs

EA Montreal faces more layoffs, rumored studio closure


EA Montreal is to be shutdown, says source
Apr 11
EA Mobile in Montreal faces 200 - 250 employee layoffs with more to come, a source with connections to EA Mobile told Gamasutra, and the studio will gradually become completely shutdown. EA confirmed layoffs but said that the... read
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Music

GTA radio playlists now on iTunes and Spotify


Everybody Wang Chung tonight
Apr 11
Popular music has defined Grand Theft Auto's eras, styles, and budget. It also has defined many of our lives, as Vice City introduced us to 80's classics and GTAIV reminded us of a great 90's band we forgot about. Now, you ca... read
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'We've not given up. But I'm disappointed in the opening sales'
Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson recently said that fighting game re-releases are dropping in popularity, and now the sales numbers for Darkstalkers Resurrection confirm his theory. After years of fans asking for a downloa... read feature

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Always bet on Duke

Surprise: Japan doesn't like Duke Nukem Forever either


You don't say?
Apr 11
Japanese gamers have spoken and they have said, "You know, Duken Nukem Forever isn't all that good. In fact, it's the worst game of the year." But, you know, in Japanese. The Kusoge ("crap game") of the Year Wiki lets Japanes... read
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Don't do drugs

Jeff Minter's next ball tripper simulation is TxK on Vita


I'm getting really hot and thirsty just thinking about it
Apr 11
Lover of goats, llamas, and psychedelic arcade games, Jeff Minter and his development house Llamasoft will continue his legacy with a Vita release called TxK, a sequel to Atari Jaguar classic Tempest 2000. "We’re going ... read
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Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition doesn't hold back


Collector's Edition includes figure, music CD, and book
Apr 11
Tales of Xillia, Namco's anticipated entry in the Tales Of RPG series, will arrive on PlayStation 3 on August 6. After setting a high bar with its Ni no Kuni limited edition, Namco is once again not slouching: Tales of Xilli... read
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Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns comes to Steam this June


Collector's Edition pre-orders end April 28
Apr 10
Shadowrun Returns, the long-awaited Shadowrun reboot funded through Kickstarter, will come to PC in June, developer Harebrained Schemes announced in an update. As the days to release count down, so does the time before the Co... read
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SimCity

SimCity: Cheetah speed returns, Mac release June 11


It's kind of like the game I bought, now.
Apr 10
"Do you like to play with Cheetah Speed?" SimCity's Facebook asks. "No, I prefer not having basic functionality that keeps the game from being boring and painfully slow!" But for the rest of you, you may be happy to hear that... read
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Carnival of Monkey Island

Carnival of Monkey Island is a fanmade, hand-drawn sequel


Please don't Cease and Desist this, Disney!
Apr 10
I want a new Monkey Island. So does some guy on the Adventure Game Studio forum, who announced Carnival of Monkey Island, which is a fanmade entry that will take place inbetween the second and third MI games (is that a m... read
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Donate

Indie developer asking for donations for surgery [update]


You've funded games that may suck. So help fund someone's life who may continue to make games that may not suck
Apr 08
[Update: Indiegogo has removed Chloe Sagal's page and is refunding the money to those who backed it. "When suspicious activity is detected, the campaign is immediately suspended and all contributions are refunded," an Indiego... read
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Micro$oft

Retro City Rampage dev's Microsoft horror story


Developer says Microsoft cancelled his game and then released it at wrong price
Apr 08
After a shaky relationship that put his career and game on the line, Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano joins Jonathan Blow and Team Meat in talking mess about Microsoft. After developing RCR for over four years, ... read
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DualShock 4

Developers told Sony to change DualShock 4 controller


By game developers, for game developers
Apr 08
Sony put the future of the DualShock 4 in the hands of developers, who dictated changes to the longstanding controller's form and feel. Guerrilla Games (Killzone) and Evolution Studios (DriveClub), in an interview with Edge, ... read
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Surveys!! HELL YEAH!!!

Male game developers earn 25% more than females


Game Developer Magazine's survey shows
Apr 08
Though we often discuss the insensitivities that females face in the game industry (see above image), a recent survey conducted by Game Developer Magazine presents a more internal conflict: on average, male game developers ea... read
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AVGN PC Game

The Angry Video Game Nerd gets his own game


You're s**tting me! This game is s**tting me!
Apr 08
Internet personality, classic game reviewer, and alter-ego of filmmaker James Rolfe, The Angry Video Game Nerd will get his own retro 2D platformer, courtesy of ScrewAttack Games. Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures will come t... read
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Terrorists win
[This post originally ran as impressions on the open beta and is now updated to reflect the full release, which came two weeks later.] Call of Duty has dumbed down the modern shooter to being about planting bombs, capturing p... read feature







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