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2:30 PM on 01.21.2014

Sony looking into corrupted PS4 save files

There are reports of PlayStation 4 users encountering error code CE-34878-0, which signifies that an application has crashed, across multiple games including Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Resogun. Some of these crashes have res...

Jordan Devore


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:30 AM on 01.09.2014

Something's off about this SpyParty video

What is going on in this SpyParty video? I've never seen a murder, but is this what happens? Because it seems that the reactions of the witnesses would be more scarring than the murder itself. Or maybe this is just what it's like when a developer's willing to poke fun at its game's bugs.

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 11.18.2013

X Rebirth devs are sorry about bugs, fixes coming soon

X Rebirth came out on Friday, and it is facing the usual bugs that games from Egosoft suffer from at launch. On the Steam forums, they have listed the known issues, and some plans on fixing them. Essentially what has hap...

Joshua Derocher

1:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Diablo III auction houses return following gold exploit

Rounding out coverage of the gold-duplicating bug found in Diablo III last week, Blizzard has taken the game's auction houses back online following a fix for the exploit. Some players called for a full server rollback, but ul...

Jordan Devore



Diablo III auction houses taken offline due to gold bug photo
Diablo III auction houses taken offline due to gold bug
by Jordan Devore

Following the release of patch 1.0.8 for Diablo III, a bug that allowed players to duplicate gold through the auction house was discovered. And, naturally, some folks ran with the exploit. The auction houses were taken offline while Blizzard worked on a fix, which has since been implemented. Curiously, the company will not be rolling back servers.

"We feel that this is the best course of action given the nature of the dupe, how relatively few players used it, and the fact that its effects were fairly limited within the region," wrote community manager Lylirra. "We've been able to successfully identify players who duplicated gold by using this specific bug, and are focusing on these accounts to make corrections.

"While this is a time-consuming and very detailed process, we believe it's the most appropriate choice given the circumstances. We know that some of you may disagree, but we feel that performing a full roll back would impact the community in an even greater way, as it would require significant downtime as well as revert the progress legitimate players have made since patch 1.0.8 was released this morning."

What will come of players who used the exploit is not entirely clear. "We're currently in the process of reviewing the accounts involved and taking appropriate actions, including temporary locks, suspensions, and/or bans," said the community manager.

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Should we expect games to fully function at launch? photo
Should we expect games to fully function at launch?
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 challenges inherent in releasing interactive products on a global scale, it should be no surprise that such issues are possible, but should consumers be willing to accept them? Check out our responses and add yours as we answer The Question.

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3:30 PM on 04.27.2013

Riptide and Star Trek co-op problems related to Steam

You've just picked up a game to play with your mates, and you're appropriately excited. Maybe it's Dead Island: Riptide, and you're preparing to slaughter a million zombies all in the name of good fun, or perhaps you're getti...

Fraser Brown

3:00 AM on 04.25.2013

SimCity's 2.0 update adds more bugs than it fixes

The SimCity 2.0 patch was released this week and has fixed some of the issues people were experiencing. Unfortunately the patch has also spawned a ton of new issues, most of which you can learn about in this ever growing Red...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



PSA: Pandora's Tower has a game-freezing bug photo
PSA: Pandora's Tower has a game-freezing bug
by Tony Ponce

[Editor's note: I used an NTSC copy of Pandora's Tower on a launch Wii unit. As I mention further down, it's very likely that this bug won't affect everybody. I merely want to play it safe and alert those people who will run into the same issue.]

Just my luck. I had just finished Pandora's Tower and posted my review, then I decided to hop back in and shoot for 100% completion. All of a sudden, I'm getting hit by a game-freezing bug in the same spot over and over again. It's fairly benign and won't corrupt your save file, but had I been aware of it before yesterday, it might have had a slight impact on my score.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll admit that the game did lock up a couple of times during my original playthrough, though they were freak occurrences and I didn't pay much mind. We've all had a game freeze on us for no apparent reason before, but then we reload and rarely if ever run into that problem again. No big deal.

However, the issue I'm talking about now will trigger 100% of the time. I've done a bit of research around the Net and couldn't find anyone else who has reported on it. Maybe it only affects the US build, or maybe my particular Wii is playing silly tricks on me. Either way, I feel it's important to inform you of the bug's nature and the method I've discovered to avoid it. The bug occurs late in the game, so I'll use non-spoiler language.

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PSA: Don't buy SimCity until EA fixes the servers photo
PSA: Don't buy SimCity until EA fixes the servers
by Joshua Derocher

Our review for SimCity is coming, but server issues are making the game unplayable. I'm sure you're already aware of the need to always be online to play, but it goes a lot deeper than just a DRM issue. Data isn't stored locally, so server issues can destroy save games and potentially cause the loss of dozens of hours of gameplay. Amazon has even pulled the game from their digital store.

SimCity has a big focus on region gameplay, where cities can be connected with up to fourteen other cities. This concept is interesting and has some promise, but it just fails to work correctly with the way the servers are right now. Basically, the game is broken, and not worth buying at all right now.

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1:30 PM on 12.06.2012

Assassin's Creed III DLC bug messes with save data

The new Hidden Secrets downloadable content for Assassin's Creed III has an issue which can cause players to lose their in-game progress. Users have reported the nasty bug on the Ubisoft forums and, thankfully, the company ha...

Jordan Devore





1:00 AM on 11.04.2012

ALERT: Save-corrupting bug in Virtue's Last Reward on 3DS

I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that, after more than 30 hours of play time, I've finally finished Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Expect the review later in the week. The bad news is that there is a game...

Tony Ponce

7:08 AM on 10.30.2012

Assassin's Creed III gets massive day-one patch

The patch culture of mainstream gaming continues, with Assassin's Creed III being the latest to release a huge launch-day patch, containing 44 fixes. This follows on from last week's Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which also req...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 10.10.2012

Found a bug on the new site? Have an idea? Drop it here

After literally years of hard work on the part of our crack engineering team, we finally launched the new version of Destructoid today! You've no doubt already been enjoying our new Disqus commenting system and some of the se...

Mr Andy Dixon

8:00 AM on 09.25.2012

Borderlands 2 bug resets Badass Rank, Gearbox fixing it

A bug affecting all versions of Borderlands 2 is resetting Badass Ranks right back down to zero, stripping the character of its bonuses, including unlockables such as customization skins. Even worse, the Badass challenges are...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 08.08.2012

Hybrid removed from Xbox Live Arcade due to server issues

[Update: 5th Cell dropped us a line to let us know that the server problems have now been resolved and Hybrid will be available again on Xbox Live Arcade tonight stating that they, "expect a smooth gameplay experien...

Conrad Zimmerman