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Earlier this week, one indie studio had to make a snap decision (based on a lot of factors) and decided to stop selling its game on Impulse, Stardock's digital distribution service, after GameStop officially takes over. When ... read feature

Serious Sam 3 made official, first screens shown!


Feb 28
You can forget about your Bulletstorm, your Killzone, and even your Duke Nukem. Everybody knows that Serious Sam 3 is going to be the pinnacle of FPS gaming this year! Well ... it'll probably be cheaper, in any case.  Se... read

Sony releases PS3 hack statement, promises mass banning


Feb 16
Sony has today released an official statement concerning "unauthorized circumvention" of the PlayStation 3, and promised repercussions of genocidal proportions. According to Sony, you have only a very brief period o... read

GTA veteran Navid Khonsari talks about '1979 Iran' game


Feb 16
Iranian-born Navid Khonsari -- voice actor, co-director and writer for PS2-era GTAs -- is working on a new game centered around the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Specifically, the happenings surrounding the U.S. embassy hostage c... read

Croteam: Serious Sam 3 coming out this summer


Feb 11
Croteam has posted a small -- but not insignificant -- message about the state of Serious Sam 3 on its website. CEO Roman Ribaric says, quite simply, that the long-awaiting game will be arriving this summer. He also says that... read

Vogel: Game developers shouldn't read their own forums


Jan 06
Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has written an interesting little article imploring fellow game developers not to spend too much time in the trenches with the fans.  Vogel provides three sound reasons for not readi... read

Jonathan Blow, CVG, and the sh*tstorm I caused


Dec 22
Earlier today, we posted a story about Jonathan Blow, who stated in an interview that Sony was prone to put more adventurous indie games on the PlayStation Network when compared to Microsoft. A fair comment, I thought. Howeve... read

One Chance: consequences in gaming


Dec 07
As we see games evolve, we find that our experiences within them become more realistic. And yet, there are basic tenets of gaming that still are determined to defy reality: monsters that drop money, treasure chests in the mid... read

Videogames now cause relationship breakdowns


Nov 16
Relationships end all the time. Sometimes it's the man's fault, sometimes it's the woman's fault, sometimes it's nobody's fault at -- VIDEOGAMES! VIDEOGAMES DID IT! EVERYBODY LOOK AT THE VIDEOGAAAAAAMES! According to a survey... read

TGS: Hidden cam of sticking it in Dream Club Zero


Sep 16
TGS takes a lot of getting used to. Unlike at PAX and E3, you can't just shoot video of any old game on the TGS show floor. First you have to get a special "Press" sticker from the given game's developer. It doesn't matter t... read

XBLA gets Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter next month


Aug 24
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is finally getting a release on Xbox LIVE Arcade, after months of availability through the usual PC channels. According to Devolver Digital, Serious Time is coming on September 22. I read ... read

Free Steam weekend and sale for Serious Sam HD: TSE


Jul 07
Starting tomorrow, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is getting a free weekend of multiplayer on Steam. From then through Sunday, you'll be able to play co-op Survival and Campaign, deathmatch, and other modes in which you... read

Nintendo wants us to take the 3DS seriously


Jul 04
If you were going to levy a complaint at the DS it might be that the games on it aren't that in depth, mature or serious. Yes, the fantastic little handheld has games that fit that description, but it's fair to say that they ... read

Creative Director of Ubisoft Montreal says au revoir


Jun 14
As the creative director of Ubisoft Montreal, and Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Patrice Désilets is a big deal for the company. Or, he at least was a big deal, as announcing today, courtesy ... read

The House of Sam is very... wow


May 06
This rather astounding trailer may very well be one of the best I've ever seen. It's to promote Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and it scores points for originality, if nothing else. Quite a few people didn't get the jo... read

Serious Sam for Palm OS may induce vomiting


Apr 23
Why yes, that's the unboxing of Serious Sam for Palm OS. And no, I'm not entirely sure what's going on here either or why Velcro is undeniably cooler when circular in form rather than rectangular. The lovable marketing muscl... read

LAWL: I made some Pokemon trainers


Apr 16
The folks at The Kartel make a good point. Why can't we customize our Pokemon trainers? It's not like it would be that difficult of a thing to code in, as just about all the humans in Pokemon games look exactly the same. Hapu... read

Serious Sam HD on PC gets Deathmatch, Steam achievements


Mar 23
It's come to our attention that Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter was recently given a loving update from Croteam, and we wanted to return the favor. The main draw here is the new 16-person Deathmatch mode with 7 maps, 22 S... read

21 billion hours of gaming every week will save the world


Mar 21
Want to save the world? Play videogames more. That's what director of game R&D at the Institute for the Future Jane McGonigal is saying you need to do. In a speech given at TED 2010, a conference where smart people spread... read

GDC 10: Theme is Not Meaning


Mar 09
Soren Johnson spent five years working on the Civilization series for Firaxis, eventually landing the job of lead designer for Civilization IV. He also did work on Spore, amongst many other things. He also gave the keynote ad... read

Serious Sam HD hits XBLA next week! [Update]


Jan 03
Last time we heard about the XBLA version of Serious Sam HD: First Encounter, a release date of January 13 had been announced. Impatient fans of mindless running n' gunning, however, will be thrilled to learn that Croteam's r... read

HD remakes are all the rage these days, and Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter was but one of them. Since the groundwork for a remake has already been laid out, one could be forgiven for thinking that they're easy to develop... read feature


Serious Sam is hard. We all know that. But one thing it's never been considered is complex. You have a gun, you run around, and you shoot waves upon waves of slobbering monstrosities. However, if you call Serious Sam simplist... read feature


Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter reminded me of the simple joys of wave-based shooting mayhem, and news of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter only made me happier. However, the news we all want to know is this: Is Seriou... read feature

Why do we use review scores?


Dec 09
[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or ho... read

Hey January, come say 'hello' to Serious Sam HD on XBLA


Dec 01
Following yesterday's news of Devolver Digital revamping Serious Sam: The Second Encounter for release sometime next year, we are now forced to drop down into the realm of sad news. As mentioned on the studio's Twitter, the X... read

Are you ready for Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter?


Nov 30
Gentlemen, ready your chainsaws. I ask that you take a break from your Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter killfest to listen up: Devolver Digital is putting The Second Encounter through the same HD-ification process and hope... read

Serious Sam HD has seriously gone gold


Nov 19
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter has gone gold, and is now up for pre-purchase over on Steam. Doing so will allow you to keep a few extra dollars in hand as you wait for the game to unlock on November 24. Now it's obvious ... read

Maxim's 'girls of Dragon Age' gallery arouses males


Oct 24
[It has come to my attention that the original incarnation of this story has angered some (not all of you are tools!) of the Reddit community for being too immature and not serious enough. Since we don't want to upset thirty-... read

Dead soldier's dad promises they'll play Call of Duty again


Aug 24
A touching game-related tribute has surfaced in the press recently. British Private Richard Hunt died last week after falling victim to an explosive while patrolling Afghanistan. At the grave site of Hunt, a copy of Call of D... read

Serious Sam HD looks like a bloody good time


Aug 14
There are two things I feel obligated to mention when discussing Serious Sam. First off, you know those idiotic skeleton things that click and clack when they run at Sam and are literally never not running at Sam unless they ... read

Defending virtual rape: Not the same as condoning it


Aug 06
This week, William Usher of the Web site Cinema Blend wrote a rather scathing editorial aimed at the Destructoid community, as well as the community at News 4 Gamers. The article concerned reactions to a story I had written, ... read






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