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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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles on the Wii seems to get better and better with each passing tidbit of information that comes to light. The latest bit of juicy confirmation from Famitsu tells us that a 2-player co-op mode i...
There's a nifty little theory of economics called supply and demand, which basically states that only a limited amount of people are willing to purchase an item at a high price point. In order to spur further growth, the...
After Lara Croft's phenomenal rebirth last year with Tomb Raider: Legend (it's singular, n00bs!) and the success of said title on the Xbox 360, it was somewhat disheartening to see the 10th Anniversary remake of the...