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1:45 PM on 08.27.2014

Doctor Who character packs coming to Minecraft on 360

Doctor Who is travelling blue telephone boxing its way to the 360 version of Minecraft this September thanks to a deal between BBC Worldwide, Microsoft Studios and Mojang.  "The first pack [$2.99/£1....

Steven Hansen


7:30 PM on 08.26.2014

EA aims to make $1 billion from extra content this year

Everyone knows that downloadable add-ons for videogames have become a profitable trend in recent years. This year, EA's aiming high and hopes to rake in a record amount of revenue from DLC. According to an article on Bloomber...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 AM on 08.26.2014

Google supposedly bailed on Twitch deal because of antitrust issues

Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poi...

Brett Makedonski



Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV photo
Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV
by Jordan Devore

[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV.

"Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other items. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2014."

Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch, also released a statement on the acquisition.]

It was believed that Google was ready to acquire videogame streaming site Twitch for $1 billion but "those talks cooled in recent weeks," reports The Wall Street Journal. Now, it's Amazon who is reportedly stepping up to buy Twitch, according to the WSJ and The Information.

The deal isn't done until it's formally announced, as we saw with the earlier Google rumblings, but sources say an announcement could happen as soon as today.

There's been talk of which acquisition would be better for Twitch users. I'm still undecided.

Amazon to Buy Video Site Twitch for More Than $1 Billion [The Wall Street Journal]
Amazon Nears Deal to Acquire Twitch [The Information]

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2:15 PM on 08.20.2014

Infamous developer Sucker Punch sees layoffs

With development on the standalone Infamous: First Light wrapping up, developer Sucker Punch has seen a round of layoffs. Sony confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer, "SCEE can confirm a reduction in workforce h...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Bungie ordered to return stock to fired composer Marty O’Donnell

In April, Bungie fired its longtime composer, Marty O'Donnell. O'Donnell, one of the remaining original Bungie employees, was responsible for the music in Halo and the upcoming Destiny. He claimed he was "terminated...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 08.19.2014

Sony just doesn't know who keeps buying PS4s

Sony has sold over 10 million PlayStation 4s to consumers. It is a lot and more than anyone expected, including the higher ups at Sony, according to this Eurogamer interview with Sony's affable Shuhei Yoshida. "We are so happ...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Star Citizen breaks the $50 million mark

Remember that animated .gif of Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata holding a DS and proclaiming "It prints money"? You could probably do the same with a picture of Chris Roberts and his pet project Star Citizen. The ambitious ...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 AM on 08.03.2014

Does this $29,000 gold Monster Hunter statue have a lil dick?

Capcom is selling a $29,000, solid gold Otomo Airou statue to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Monster Hunter.  Does it have a dick, though? We at the Destructoid virtual office thought it might. "does it...does ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 07.31.2014

PlayStation 4 sales buoy Sony's quarter one performance

Selling off the PC division, entire buildings, $1.3 billion in expected losses. Fun times at Sony. The PlayStation brand, including the success of the PlayStation 4, is a bright spot, however.  In its first quarter repor...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 07.31.2014

Capcom made money this quarter without a big, new release

More quarter 1 for the fiscal year 2015 fun times. Capcom. Haven't heard much out of them while we wait for Monster Hunter. Their E3 line-up was slim. I played the 3DS port of the Ace Attorney trilogy. So, Capcom? Its nu...

Steven Hansen





12:45 PM on 07.30.2014

Mario Kart 8 accounts for more than half of Wii U software sales in Q1 2014

Mario Kart 8 sales are up to 2.82 million. It's already the third-best-selling Wii U title. It accounted for more than half of the Wii U's software sales for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, according to The Ve...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 07.28.2014

ESPN 'delighted' with Dota performance, expanding eSports coverage

ESPN 2 has aired competitive hot dog eating, log cutting, and a lot of boring poker. Still, it surprised me that ESPN 2 aired a brief bit on Dota 2's The International, and that the online-based ESPN 3 aired the entire compet...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 07.27.2014

Apple, Banner Saga studio frustrated by iOS game market

The Banner Saga is coming to iOS, but porting isn't the developer's major concern. That's pretty much already done. Stoic's main dilemma is how much the game should cost on the platform. "Apple is frustrated, along with every...

Kyle MacGregor

2:45 PM on 07.25.2014

Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff

A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to ...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks

Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people ...

Steven Hansen