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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
AVGN PC Game photo
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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Free game

Play as Tim Schafer in Host Master Deux


Help Schafer make it thorugh the GDC Awards
Apr 05
Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity is a free, browser based sequel to 2009's Host Master. Once again, the player must help Double Fine founder Tim Schafer bumble his way through preparing for the GDC Awards. It may be the c... read
Dungeon Hearts review photo
This heart is on fire
Dungeon Hearts is a match-3 game, yet that observation didn't solidify until I sat down to write this review. From music to mechanics, Dungeon Hearts is so ingrained in traditional Japanese role-playing games (think Final Fan... read feature

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2 SEXY 4 U

Study: Xbox gamers way more awesome at sex than PC gamers


In other news, here's a picture of Tingle
Apr 05
UK discount site Voucher Codes Pro asked 1,747 partners of gamers how they would rate their partner "in the bedroom." I think they mean sex. Those who primarily game on Xbox received the highest marks with 54% describing them... read
LucasArts Retrospective photo
'Death makes sad stories of us all.'
With the Stars Wars license and money behind LucasArts, the studio only needed to follow. Instead, they innovated for 31 years. Not only did the studio have a hand in adventure, first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and f... read feature

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Oh, Japan!

Umihara Kawase gets 3DS sequel and enormous boobs


Only on next-gen hardware can such breasts be imagined
Apr 03
Agatsuma Entertainment (Code of Princess) is bringing cult, Japan-only series Umihara Kawase to 3DS with Farewell, Umihara Kawase. No release date or likelihood of Western release has been announced. Umihara Kawase is a platf... read
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Roger Ebert

Film critic Roger Ebert teases videogame film adaptation


"Once completed, you can engage me in debate on whether you think it is art"
Apr 03
Roger Ebert, influential film critic and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within defender, has quietly announced intentions to make a film adaptation of a videogame or "mobile app." "And gamers beware, I am even thinking about a mo... read
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BioShock

What if BioShock was a Disney musical?


College Humor has the answer
Apr 02
BioShock Infinite may be all the rage lately, but I've had the original BioShock on my mind and so has College Humor. One part BioShock Cliffs Notes, one part Little Mermaid cover, College Humor's latest original is a joyful... read
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N!$$AN RULES!!!

Free Nissan Leaf content paves way for greener SimCity


In news that I swear didn't come on April 1
Apr 02
Guys, EA heard you. Your complaints about SimCity have finally been answered! "Why is my city so polluted and gross?" "Why would someone build a coal plant between a school and hospital in downtown?" "Why must my sims live su... read






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