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Indie Kickstarter trolled by fraudulent last-minute 7,000 euro pledge (Update)


Dev team is 'speechless'
May 14
[Update: Kickstarter has sent over an official comment, courtesy of  Director of Communications David Gallagher. "We work hard to keep Kickstarter a safe and trusted platform. Our Integrity Team actively monitors the sys... read
TimeSplitters

'Everyone' at Crytek UK wants to do another TimeSplitters


You can't always get what you want
Jul 14
"You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters," Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) animator Mark Jackson told OXM at last week's Develop conference. "[Another installment is] just waiting for the righ... read
Kinect Sports

Kinect Sports Rivals has a Battletoads reference in it


I'll hold your hand while we cry for Rare
Apr 07
As the sands of time continue to drop in this hourglass called life, it's easy to forget things -- even major elements of our childhood. For instance, I completely forgot Rare was responsible for the amazing Battletoads ... read

Princess in Another Castle movie trailer teases feels


'Escape' short film expanded
Feb 27
Do you remember the sad/amazing Zelda-themed short film we shared with you a few years back? It was called "Escape," and it told the story of a girl named Danni. Her rough home life takes her down, but popping in Zelda saves... read
Onimusha

Onimusha Soul coming to the PS3 in Japan


I just want a real new Onimusha
Jan 07
Hey, remember when Capcom announced a brand new Onimusha game called "Soul" and it ended up being a browser-based RPG? Yeah, that sucked. Well apparently Famitsu has revealed that the game is coming to the PlayStati... read
Bethesda

Bethesda will not show anything new at VGX


No, Fallout 4 will not be revealed anytime soon
Dec 05
Looks like we got our first disappointment of the week. With the VGX awards only two days away, the anticipation for what new titles are going to be revealed is reaching fever pitch. Unfortunately, we just got a confirmation ... read
Goodbye

Take care, Destructoid, for everlasting peace


Nothing is over... you just don't turn it off
Oct 07
You know that sudden feeling, that you have to make an important decision that will affect your future in significant ways, but you don't quite know what the decision is going to be or when you are going to make it? You simpl... read
Selling 100 million is a good stopping point, right?
The Wii may have secured a solid lead ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a tidy 100 million units under its belt, but let's face facts: its time in the sun is over. With the 3DS dominating in Japan and the US and the Wii U ne... read feature

Pokemon

Pokemon grave stone fills me with all the feels


Catching shinies in the afterlife
Sep 30
Among the readers here, I'm sure there are a few who are so engaged in videogames that they've effectively become your identity. Will your game-playing habits be what you are remembered for long after you've passed on? A man ... read
Arkham Origins

Arkham Origins on Wii U lacks multiplayer, naturally


Just another day
Aug 01
Wii U is looking pretty down in the dumps. Maybe some quality software in the near future will cheer it right back up. Perhaps a little Batman: Arkham Origins -- I hear it's got multiplayer now. Well, it does on every platfor... read
Phil Tossell of Nyamyam feels the British studio lost a lot of its spark
Nyamyam studio co-founder Phil Tossell has seen the peak of Rare's golden age as well as its devolution into just another cog in the Microsoft machine. He joined Rare to work on Diddy Kong Racing, became lead programmer on St... read feature

Suspects in custody, potential murder charges pending
Oculus Rift co-founder Andrew Scott Reisse, age 33, was killed by a speeding car in Santa Ana, California. The car was allegedly driven by Victor Sanchez, age 21, who along with two other unnamed suspects, were fleeing from p... read feature

That goes for games, accessories, and systems
GameStop will stop taking in PlayStation 2 systems, games, and accessories starting on June 1, 2013. A poster on Reddit snapped the above picture, and I've since confirmed with a number of stores and employees at different Ga... read feature

Saddest of days
Zelda Reorchestrated first gained prominence just over three years ago with the release of an Ocarina of Time symphonic arrangement. Since then, the site has expanded with new music from various Zelda games. The entire moveme... read feature

Kickstarter

Project Awakened fails to meet Kickstarter goal


Unreal Engine 4-powered project failed to raise $500,000
Mar 06
In another reminder that Kickstarter isn't the surefire way to fund your game, the impressive-looking Project Awakened has failed its Kickstarter drive. Developer Phosphor Games raised $338,498 of its required target of $500,... read
PSN

PlayStation Network undergoing maintenance today


Will be down until around 9PM Pacfic
Mar 04
PlayStation Network will be down all day today as Sony does some upgrading to the PlayStation Store software. The downtime started at 5:00AM Pacific, and is expected to be down until around 9:00PM Pacific. If you signed into ... read

Creator of D and Enemy Zero passes away


Kenji Eno dies at the age of 42
Feb 21
In the midst of all the PS4 announcements and excitement, there was a bit of sad news to come out of Japan to put a damper on the hearts of longtime gamers. Kenji Eno, the eccentric and highly unusual game director and musici... read
Posted farewell letter on NeoGAF
THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets... well... not all of them. For some reason, not one company placed a bid for Darksiders developer Vigil Games, dooming the young studio. Vigil's lead combat designer Ben ... read feature

THQ's CEO and president send off final letter to employees
[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to wri... read feature

Monster Hunter

Pour one out: Monster Hunter Tri servers nixed in April


Goodnight, sweet prince
Jan 18
"Out with the old, in with the new," as they say. Capcom is getting ready to launch Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and in return, they're shutting down the servers for the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri on April 30th. You'll have six w... read
End of an era!
Last week we found out that PlayStation 2s had stopped shipping in Japan. Sony has now officially announced that PlayStation 2 production has stopped worldwide, according to The Guardian. Yes, it's truly an end of an era. Har... read feature

PS2 discontinued

End of an Era: PS2 stops shipping in Japan


You'll be missed
Dec 28
Sony has ceased shipping of the PlayStation 2 console in Japan this week, bringing an end a 13-year lifespan. Whatever is out there on shelves is what's left. That's it. According to Famitsu, more than 150 mill... read
Taking a sec to pay respects
This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu... read feature

GamesMaster

The GamesMaster sadly passed away


Sir Patrick Moore dead at age 89
Dec 09
For those growing up in Europe and old enough to remember, GamesMaster was an absolutely awesome show with cheesy screen effects and crazy kids being dealt gaming challenges in order to get their hands on the coveted golden j... read
The final issue hits all the right notes
Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER. If you've ever been an NP reader ... read feature

Rockman Xover has at least 100,000 users


I'm not sure if I should be sad, or what
Dec 06
Remember when Capcom got us all excited for Mega Man's anniversary this year, and then basically took a dump on us with Rockman Xover? Well apparently after reaching the top three listing on iTunes the week of release, The Me... read

The final Nintendo Power cover is perfect


Simply... perfect...
Nov 30
On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo. We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we... read

Aww: Wii U Nintendo TVii service pushed back to December


Sneaky Nintendo
Nov 16
[Update: At least the Netflix app will be ready in time for launch, it just won't be a part of TVii.] A massive press release this morning from Nintendo detailed this weekend's Wii U launch and ran down all of the system's fe... read

Goodbye, Destructoid


<3
Nov 10
As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid. Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset. I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is... read
Future US puts another game mag out to pasture
Damn, son. Future US is on the warpath as of late. It wasn't enough for the publishing house to pull the plug on Nintendo Power; now its sights are set on PlayStation: The Official Magazine (not to be confused with PlayStatio... read feature

This Zelda fan film is sad but amazing


I'd buy this girl a Wii U
Oct 22
Kennedy Baruch, the creator of the above Zelda fan film, shared with us their award-winning work after profusely complimenting our site. That always works with me.  But this short is really great. Sad, but great. It fol... read

Nintendo Power sends out farewell letters to subscribers


Sep 26
It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed,... read






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