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La-Mulana IS coming to WiiWare after all on September 20!


Aug 29
// Tony Ponce
Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually releas...
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The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the ego of publishers who believe they're entitled to retain ownership of the games they sell, ruling that consumers have a right to resell digitally distributed...

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Retro City Rampage supports FREE PS3/Vita cross-play


Jun 29
// Jim Sterling
Retro City Rampage will support cross-play between the PS3 and PlayStation Vita versions, which is certainly neat. Even neater, however, is the fact that when you buy it on one platform, you'll get it on the other. One paymen...
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Weekend PC download deals: Atari, Square Enix, Origin


Mar 23
// Alasdair Duncan
So as Brett mentioned yesterday, Square Enix is having a sale on all its titles on Steam, with the Tomb Raider franchise as today's daily deal receiving a 75% discount. Jim Sterling has been overjoyed at the news that one of ...
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Victory Mojang! Scrolls shall forevermore be Scrolls


Mar 10
// Tony Ponce
A few hours ago, a very excited Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted that Minecraft developer Mojang and Bethesda have settled their "Scrolls" dispute. As you might recall, Bethesda filed a lawsuit last year over a possible infring...
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Good People Die, the sequel to 999, is coming to America


Feb 21
// Tony Ponce
Alright! That's one game crossed off my list! Let's see if the rest follow suit! The latest issue of Nintendo Power has confirmed that Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die, the sequel to the f*ckin' amazing visual novel ...
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Ubisoft has confirmed that its hated "always on" DRM will be absent from Assassin's Creed: Revelations when it comes to PC. The controversial anti-piracy measure, that demands a persistent Internet connection in order for the...

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Study reveals major increase in gaming in Australia


Oct 12
// David Rayfield
3,500 Australians in over 1,200 households have been surveyed in the Digital Australia Report 2012 as to their videogame and digital media habits. The results are nothing but positive -- a whopping 92% of Australian household...
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Trademark points to Ni no Kuni's US name


Oct 03
// Dale North
Level-5 filed a trademark for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in here in the US, which sounds a lot like the Japanese name for the beautiful PS3 game. We've heard that there's a matching European trademark...
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Australia's R18+ rating comes ever closer


Jul 25
// Alasdair Duncan
I know, I know; the long-running saga of the R18+ rating in Australia has had more false dawns than I care to remember -- but it looks like there has finally been an agreement reached to bring Australian's classification syst...
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E3: Raptr has evolved from stats tracker to social news


Jun 07
// Niero Gonzalez
To a games marketer, Raptr is priceless.  Through their stats-tracking app they know what nearly 9 million gamers are playing and the kind of stuff they're doing in their games.  Thus, they and have a pretty good id...
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MLB 2K11 $1M winner knew 'zero at all' about baseball


Jun 03
// Samit Sarkar
The March release of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K11 came with the fanfare of the publisher’s second annual competition to throw an in-game perfect game for a $1 million cash prize. This time around, 2K twea...
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Sony launches identity theft protection for US PSN users


May 26
// Jim Sterling
Sony's promise of a year's free identity theft protection has been fulfilled, with PSN users having their asses covered from today onwards. At least in the United States. Sony is still working out the details for internationa...
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Mega Man gets cozy in this modified fan art


Feb 16
// Jonathan Holmes
A little while back, I posted some official art from Capcom depicting Mega Man's female counterpart Roll lying around with a bunch of other versions of the character in a semi-cuddly, maybe-groping manner. The art was sold in...
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MLB 11 The Show has one-button controls for the disabled


Jan 28
// Samit Sarkar
Here's a story that will warm your heart. Thanks to its ongoing relationship with a disabled gamer, Sony San Diego has added a special difficulty level to this year's iteration of its annual baseball series, MLB 11 The Show. ...
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Hurry up and buy Planescape: Torment on Good Old Games


Sep 28
// Josh Tolentino
I have to say that I was mildly miffed when Good Old Games pulled its weird little PR stunt last week, pretending they were dying and then showing up in wizard robes going "Fooled you! We were just coming out of beta! You loo...
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Pokemon Black/White wont be overrun with old Pokemon


Aug 04
// Jonathan Holmes
One of the biggest complaints about Pokemon games are that they're all the same. Of course, we know that's no more true than saying all Street Fighter games are the same, or that all Call of Duty games are the same. Just like...
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Mario Kart saves child's eyesight


Jun 28
// Matthew Razak
Here's a bit of good videogame news to start your work week out with. A child from Billericay, Essex, had his eyesight saved by playing Mario Kart for two hours every day. Six-year-old Ben Michaels suffered from amblyopia, a ...
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Sakura Wars is out, goodies and downloadables to follow


Mar 31
// Josh Tolentino
If you didn't know yet, Sakura Wars:: So Long, My Love is out! The greatest game about American mecha-pilot actresses of this generation - no, of all generations - has graced us all with its presence! You can pick up the d...
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Developer Census finds employment up in North America


Dec 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
While the number of jobs in the United States has been shrinking for most of the year, information released in Game Developer Research's 3rd annual Game Developer Census shows that the development end of the North American ga...
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Child's Play already brings in over $1 million


Dec 07
// Matthew Razak
Evidently there are a lot of people out there who are better people than I am. Though I try to volunteer as often as I can, I have still not donated to Child's Play this year. However, a lot of people have and that makes them...
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Xbox 360 version of Ghostbusters not region locked


Jun 09
// Nick Chester
Ghostbusters fans and Xbox 360 owners across Europe were more than a bit peeved when they first learned that Sony had locked down Terminal Reality's game for a timed PlayStation 3 release in that region. Destructoid is based ...
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Tim Schafer kills a weevil, says 'Brutal Legend is fine'


Jul 29
// Jordan Devore
So, you heard the news about Activision Blizzard possibly dropping a few Sierra-published games? Arguably the two most significant titles to not make the cut were Ghostbusters and Brütal Legend. We already know about Gho...
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Buy this awesome Herbie Hancock-signed Rock Band bundle, help a good cause


Jul 03
// Nick Chester
Sure, maybe you already own Rock Band. But is it signed by Grammy award-winning jazz musician Herbie Hancock? Yeah, I didn't think so; your copy of Rock Band fails. While rubbing elbows with celebs at this year's Grammy ...
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Call of Duty 4 reaches the '10 million units sold worldwide' milestone


Jun 05
// Jordan Devore
Creating a game that can sell more than 10 million units is no easy task to accomplish, but Infinity Ward has done just that with their award-winning 2007 first-person shooter, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.Infinity Ward stu...
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Sign up for Goozex in April, get a free game, no strings attached


Apr 02
// Nick Chester
This is going to sound like an advertisement, but it's not -- videogame trading community Goozex kind of rocks. I've been a member for awhile, and I have to say that I've gotten way more out of my trades that I would from tra...
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It's no secret that we're BFF's with Goozex, the p2p game-trading reptiles.  They've got a huge database of games you can trade against for peanuts, their forums don't suck, and they just gave us a Wii to give away to th...

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Xbox 360 Elite / HD-DVD bundle (plus 7 HD-DVDs) for $569 shipped


Aug 12
// William Haley
Man I miss the good old days of just walking into a store and buying whatever I wanted. Videogames, candy corn, Gerber Graduate meat sticks… nothing could stand against my reckless spending and care-free attitude. Bu...
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The mighty PS2 continues to trim down, after all this time


Jul 08
// SRVSLPS
After getting wind of this piece of news, I don't know whether to pat Sony on the back, or make a spectacle of the whole thing. While the PlayStation 3 is still floundering about just trying to find it's legs af...
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New UK government backing the games industry


Jul 06
// David Houghton
Today's a good day to be involved with the UK games industry. With Fronz's report on this year's massive jump in retail revenue and now this, some serious momentum seems to be building right now. Following t...

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