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Terminator Genisys

There's an in-theater Terminator game, and it's real silly


What a surprise!
Jun 30
// Mike Cosimano
Terminator Genisys is a very dumb movie, as you would expect from a series that both resolves its franchise-long conflict with every other installment and involves copious amounts of overly complicated time travel. From the n...
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PIZZA KINECT

FFFF DOMINO'S PIZZA APP COMING TO XBOX ONE


Pizza is better with Kinect
Oct 27
// Kyle MacGregor
Domino's Pizza and Microsoft, bless 'em, are cooking up a pizza delivery app for Xbox One. Yep. Soon you'll be able to yell "Domino's feed, me" at your TV and pizza will magically arrive at your door. The best part? There's ...
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Call of Duty

Teen calls SWAT IRL in retaliation for Call of Duty loss


Tonight, on Sick Sad World...
Apr 23
// Brittany Vincent
You've heard of playing SWAT games in Call of Duty, but what about actually sending SWAT to someone's house because you lost to them in a videogame? On a scale of one to fedora-tipping, how pathetic is that? An anonymous game...

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Pizza Hut Kinect ordering coming to Xbox 360 today


Gold subscription revenue well spent!
Apr 23
// Jim Sterling
Microsoft has added a new way to make cash aside from its advertisements, sponsored games, and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, now offering an app that lets you order Pizza Hut food directly from your Xbox ... and it's better w...
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Company's biggest recent releases proved unable to meet targets
Despite each game clearing at least a million sales, Square Enix has revealed Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs all failed to meet their targets. This news comes on the same day the company projected a 13 bill...

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EA micro-transactions

EA plans a future of micro-transactions (Update)


Customers apparently 'embracing' EA's shakedown
Feb 27
// Jim Sterling
[Update: According to TheSixthAxis, EA's CFO "misspoke" on the subject of game prices, and is actually expecting games to cost between $49 and $59, rather than the $69 he original talked about. Don't worry, they can always ma...
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Dead Space 3 crafting system includes microtransactions


Watch as $60 games push the not-free-to-play model
Jan 22
// Jim Sterling
Dead Space 3 is going to see a fair few changes, boasting a faster pace, cover-based shooting, and a weapon crafting system. While I'm not a big fan of some of the alterations, the one thing I did find praiseworthy was that l...
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Videogames now accused of giving children cancer


British tabloid does a British tabloid thing again
Jan 08
// Jim Sterling
British tabloid the Mirror has decided to try something a little different. With its peers implicating videogames in school shootings, this particular rag has a new approach -- blaming games for giving kids cancer. ...

Connecticut town physically destroying violent videogames

Jan 03 // Jim Sterling
Once again, there was no mention of the news media, or other forms of grief pornography, that go beyond what games and movies to in order to portray story after story revolving around real violent crimes, and glorifying real violent criminals. Something tells me, if I showed up with some FOX News and CNN tapes, SouthingtonSOS wouldn't be snapping those in two and tossing them in a big pile destined for the furnace.  And what kind of message is this sending to kids, anyway? If you don't like something, your first action should be to destroy it? Wonderful message, that. Let's not encourage creativity, or work together to build something in the aftermath of a tragedy. Let's break shit. Let's burn stuff. The answer to destruction is more destruction, obviously. AMERICA, BITCHES! But no, these guys are probably right. Maybe videogames actually have malevolent hexes woven into their code, and when we finally destroy the last one, the curse shall be lifted and schizophrenia will suddenly be cured, while guns turn to dust and crumble in the hands of anybody not using them to kill terrorists (because guns are smart like that).  Fucking dicks.  Connecticut town holds drive to collect and destroy violent video games [Polygon] [Image]
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Welcome to New Salem
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, yet more rudderless speculators have seized upon the opportunity to blame violent videogames, because that'll always be easier than trying to solve actual problems. So it is that...

Black Isle needs a Kickstarter to Kickstart a Kickstarter

Dec 20 // Jim Sterling
At the end of this chicanery, Black Isle does have a game planned -- Project V13, a post-apocalyptic strategy RPG. It'll be a game about founding a colony, gathering resources, and repelling enemy forces. V13 is the name of the Fallout MMO Interplay was working on, but it seems to have been drastically reworked following the loss of the IP to Bethesda.  Right now, the game doesn't even have a "proof of concept" build, and Black Isle is focused on gathering enough developers to actually develop it.  Still, there are "rewards" for anybody handing over cash. For $10, you get access to the studio's message board, a forum badge, and a certificate. If you hand over $20, you can get to a private message board, with a better forum badge, and a better certificate. The top twenty funders, however, will get a real treat -- an even better forum badge and an even better certificate, as well as a name on a "Hero Board."  Jesus fucking Christ. [Thanks, CaimDark!]
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Crowd funding officially jumps the start
On this day, the concept of crowd-funded gaming has finally reached farce status, with a ridiculous proposition from Black Isle Studios. First off, the studio wants your money to become a studio, at which point it will ask fo...

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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting


Camp hack n' slash can feed your 'Darkest Thoughts'
Dec 17
// Jim Sterling
As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and a...
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Silent Hill HD Collection patch canceled on Xbox 360


Aug 08
// Jim Sterling
Good news: Silent Hill HD Collection has been patched following reports of frankly grotesque problems with the unfinished code.  Bad news: This patch will only be available to PlayStation 3 customers. If you bought the X...
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New game invites players to beat up Anita Sarkeesian


Jul 06
// Jim Sterling
Anita Sarkeesian is a name that many gamers really weren't familiar with before she became the latest gamer harassment target. Now she's everywhere, and her controversial opinions have led to things like this -- a game in whi...
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Kickstarter project leads to harassment and threats


Jun 11
// Jim Sterling
In today's episode of "What the Hell, Gamers?" the creator of a Kickstarter project has become the target of harassment after planning to make a video series exploring female stereotypes in videogames. The abuse includes thre...
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EA selling a $100 DLC car in Need for Speed World


Dec 16
// Jim Sterling
Usually I get angry or dismayed when one of Electronic Arts' shenanigans come to light, but when it comes to the downloadable content for Need for Speed World, I can't help but laugh. The free-to-play PC racer is offering car...
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EA's new Theme Park game is a rotten scam


Dec 06
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts is resurrecting Theme Park on iOS, but if you think that's Bullfrog's charming little simulation game has returned, you're in for a sour awakening. EA has made it a "freemium" game, which wouldn't be so bad if...
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Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app


Dec 02
// Jim Sterling
Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel...
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Cliffy B 'upset' by hateful 8/10 Gears of War 3 reviews


Sep 16
// Jim Sterling
With any other videogame, scoring an 8/10 would be considered glowing praise. According to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to him, anybody who dares give Gear...
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When all is said and done, it is quite possible that Rockstar will have spent roughly $105 million to develop its oft-delayed Max Payne 3. Worded differently, the game will have to sell around four million units just to make ...

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EA: Call of Duty will be dead in three years


Aug 22
// Jim Sterling
As if to confirm everything Activision said about it last week, Electronic Arts is back with yet more petty sniping. After Eric Hirshberg last week said EA's mudslinging was bad for the industry, EA has retorted with mocking ...

Destructoid wants your balls in Ms. Splosion Man pinball

Jul 26 // Niero Gonzalez
This trifecta of indie awesomeness was about through strenuous industry-standard barley repurposing practices during GDC 2011. I'd like to thank Nick, Mel, Hamza, Jay, and Michael for seeing this through from plastered suggestion to such an insane execution!  This marks the 10th video game cameo of Mr. Destructoid, who has also appeared in the upcoming Retro City Rampage, Bomberman Live, Dino Run, Super Meat Boy, Raskulls, and others -- including Ms. Splosion Man. As a guy who started a videogame blog just for fun it's difficult to describe just how grateful I am to be affiliated with such a cool project.  Now, if you'll excuse me I have to phone my nephew who, upon seeing this, will surely defecate himself.  Thanks everyone for your reading our wacky robot-themed video game website, we're ridiculously grateful for your support! We'll have more details and a gameplay video for you in the days before its release. For more info on Ms. Splosion man check out TwistedPixelGames.com, and Pinball FX2 is the handiwork of ZenStudios.com. 
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Do you know how long we've been wanting to talk about this?  I swear it's like a walking around with grenades in your shorts!  I'm so ridiculously excited to announce today that Mr. Destructoid is in Pinball FX2 on ...

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Transformers producer to co-develop Space Invaders film


Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
A big-screen adaptation of-- WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!? 'Space Invaders' Video Game Headed to Big Screen (Exclusive) [The Hollywood Reporter]
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Prototype 2 has a Father's Day message for you


Jun 17
// Jordan Devore
I promised myself that if the powers that be continued pumping out Prototype 2-themed cards for every single holiday, I'd make sure we posted them all. And, it looks like they're actually following through. F*ck! So here you are, fathers everywhere. Enjoy (?) this ridiculous image.
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Electronic Arts planning 'platform exclusives' on Origin


Jun 15
// Jim Sterling
Following news that Crysis 2 was yanked from Steam, Electronic Arts publisher has confirmed that yet more exclusives are planned for its proprietary digital download service. Ladies and gentlemen, the PC equivalent of the con...
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Bethesda confirms Brink site hacked, personal info risked


Jun 13
// Jim Sterling
Bethesda has confirmed that sites connected to the recently released Brink have been hacked into and that personal info has been compromised. No financial data was stores on them, so you only have to worry about your emails a...
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Nyanicorn is exactly what you think it is


May 27
// Maurice Tan
Not tired of Nyan cat yet? Here is a Nyan cat game for you! It's not exactly "new" but it's the first I've seen of it, and that's what counts. It's a dodgy version of Robot Unicorn Attack with Nyan cat -- hence Nyanicorn -- w...
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Another Sony site hacked, this time in Canada


May 25
// Jim Sterling
Oh for fu ...  I don't even know what to say anymore. In the wake of the PSN, a Japanese ISP, and several websites, we've got word that Sony has been hacked in yet another realm, with Sony Ericsson Canada's online store ...
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As Sony continues to rebuild the PlayStation Network and its related services, there comes grim news from Japan which indicates that this whole situation is far from over. Hackers recently cracked into the Sony-run Internet s...

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Oh for f*ck's sake.  Hackers have apparently decided to lay off Sony for bit, picking a new and unlikely target. The websites for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos have recently been attacked, with the personal data of...

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Dtoid Show YouTube comment of the month


Apr 25
// Niero Gonzalez
"Nice video!! You think you can make a other video but this time kick him with heels on?" -Ballbuster90    

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