Serious Time

Hi, I'm Chris Carter. I play a lot of videogames. I mean, seriously, a lot. Specifically, this year I've played about 100 new games in 2013 (and by "new," I mean released after January 1st, 2013). Over the past few years, I'v...
It's been a while since we shared a piece from our artsy pal Zac Gorman, but his latest deserves your attention. Based on the famous opening scene from The Legend of Zelda, this comic turns what we thought we knew completely ...
The latest update on Valve's interest in bringing Left 4 Dead 2 and Steam over to Ubuntu was a spot of bright news for Linux users, and there's more where that came from. Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that Serio...
I spend a lot of time sitting down, as typing would probably be a bit uncomfortable if I was standing up. Sometimes, just to mix things up, I cross my legs. I'm a maverick. I never once thought that I was putting my big ol' ...


It's a good thing the government shut down Megaupload. With those crooks out of business, content creators can finally earn money for their hard work. People should be paying for their digital goods on a site like Legalsounds...
If you visit The Escapist (which you should be doing anyway to check out Jimquisition!), you might have heard of Bob Chipman and his series Escape to the Movies and The Big Picture. Both are really good shows, but I much pref...
Microsoft says that recent thefts targeting Xbox Live users are isolated incidents, and often tries to portrays the problems as phishing scams -- effectively blaming the consumer. However, an eyebrow-raising amount of comment...
Destructoid officially stood against the Stop Online Piracy Bill last week, to a round of applause from its readers. The message seems to be that you care about stomping on this horrible little bill as much as we do. With tha...
Although rage against SOPA has been bubbling for a long time, things didn't truly get real until recently. While GoDaddy has suffered for its long-running SOPA support, other companies are yet to face retribution, including ...
Destructoid has posted editorial that criticizes SOPA -- the Stop Online Piracy Act -- but until now, it has not offered an official company stance on the matter. Today, it is my honor and distinct pleasure to relay the offic...
The business analysts at 24/7 Wall St. have compiled a list of companies in turmoil, and Nintendo made the cut. According to the site, the rise of smartphones is to blame for Nintendo's troubles, and it claims that employees ...
The hot news to come out of Croatia today is that Serious Sam 3: BFE will feature "crazy ass split screen." Translated, that roughly means the PC version does up to four-person split screen in the cooperative campaign and mul...
Normally, the cancellation of an anticipated game would send me off on a furious Internet rampage with no grasp on logic or coherency. The cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, however, triggered an entirely different set of&nb...
The Headless Kamikaze from the Serious Sam series have got to be up there with the Medusa heads and Fleamen of the gaming world. They're obnoxious in seemingly every way possible, and there is no greater shame than when one o...
A bunch of smaller sales are taking place on Steam right now. First, there's the Kalypso Strategy Pack -- purchasable as a bundle or individually -- which ends later today. Given the company in question, we're talking stuff l...
New screenshots for Serious Sam 3: BFE, everybody! As far as I can tell, they still haven't told us what BFE stands for. "Beyond First Encounter" makes the most sense, since Serious Sam 3 is a prequel, but I'm hoping Croteam ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...