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Konami LA

Konami Los Angeles Studio to be closed, staff laid off

It's about sending a message
Nov 03
// Mike Cosimano
According to multiple industry sources (including former Dtoid CEO Hamza Aziz!), Konami has closed its Los Angeles studio, formerly known as Kojima Productions Los Angeles. Duke Nukem creator George Broussard was on...
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Super Arcade

Super Arcade denied permit to re-open in Azusa, California

Public urination?
Jun 25
// Nic Rowen
Once a mecca for arcade and fighting game fans, the venerable FGC hot-spot Super Arcade closed the doors of its Walnut, California location last December after failing to reach a lease agreement with its landlord. After being...

Here's what the Grand Theft Auto V title update fixed

Rockstar still looking into issues with GTA Online
Oct 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Today's Grand Theft Auto V title update was more than an unlock to play Grand Theft Auto Online. It also fixed some issues in the Story Mode. Here's the breakdown: Fix for interface issues when using Internet on the cell pho...

What you need to know to start playing GTA Online

A quick guide on the beginning of your online adventure
Sep 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Rockstar's ambitious Grand Theft Auto Online launches tomorrow for those that have Grand Theft Auto V. How will you access it? First you'll need to download a Title Update that will be released on the PlayStation Network and ...


How does GTA V's Los Santos compare to Los Angeles?

A closer look at Santa Monica and Hollywood
Sep 26
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
GameTrailers went on a tour of Los Angeles to compare the real city streets to that of Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos. The video tour focuses on the big touristy spots around Santa Monica, with some glimpses at Hollywood too. So how do the two compare? Pretty close for the most part. Santa Monica pier isn't as lively in Los Santos as in real life,
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Monster Hunter

Capcom is holding live Monster Hunter classes on April 20

Earn your degree at Monster Hunter Community College today!
Apr 10
// Tony Ponce
Digging into the finer features of the Monster Hunter series can often feel like academic research. I just want to kill giant dragon creatures, consarnit! It's not like I want to write a graduate thesis on the blasted thing! ...

Kojima Productions opens Los Angeles based studio

Sep 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Kojima Productions, makers of the Metal Gear series and largely why people put up with Konami's sh*t still, has opened up a Los Angeles branch. The studio is currently looking to create a new team, and there are a number of o...

Kojima Productions plans to open new studio in California

Feb 22
// Dale North
Kojima Productions confirms that they're looking to open a new studio in California. A tweet from senior producer Kenichiro Imaizumi says that they're looking to set up shop in The Golden State, but only if they "can find the...

Rhythm Heaven Fever launch event in LA at iam8bit

Feb 01
// Dale North
Nintendo will host a launch event in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 6-10 p.m., for Rhythm Heaven Fever, and hands-on sessions and giveaways are planned for the event. They're teaming up with iam8bit and Giant Robot to throw a party ...

California to pay ESA $950,000 for failed case legal fees

Jan 26
// Dale North
California tried to establish unconstitutional regulations on videogames and failed miserably. Brown v. ESA had the Court voting 7-2 to Alpha Counter a 2005 California law that would put an unlawful lock on game distribution....

Rockage celebrating retro gaming & indie music in NorCal

Jan 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
While the East Coast is home to MAGFest, the West Coast has been a little left out in the retro gaming and indie music festival scene. Well that's about to change as a new festival called Rockage will be debuting in San Jose ...

San Francisco: Play the new Resident Evil games this week

Jan 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Capcom is hosting a Fright Club this Thursday at the Mezzanine in San Francisco. Much like their Fight Clubs, this will be your chance to play Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil: Revelations before their ...

Miyamoto in a life-sized Mario Kart makes my day

Dec 10
// Dale North
Shigeru Miyamoto was already in California to attend tonight's Spike Video Game Awards, so he took some time out from his trip to...go to the mall? The legendary game maker is shown in the photo above behind the wheel of a IR...

New arcade pops up in San Francisco

May 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Attention San Francisco folks! There's a new arcade in town and it's the last refuge for you fighting fans within the city. Southtown Arcade just opened up shop and is a simple little spot with just over a dozen arcade cabine...

Come play Section 8: Prejudice in San Francisco this week

Jan 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
TimeGate is coming to San Francisco this Thursday to show off Section 8: Prejudice's multiplayer. What does this have to do with you? Well if you happen to live in the Bay Area and are over 21, you can come by and play the ga...

E3 10: Dormammu confirmed for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Jun 16
// Jonathan Holmes
Looks like Guitar Atomik was right. In this new trailer for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, the dreaded Dormammu shows his fiery face in what could be a last boss/major villain-sort of role. No sign of Dr. Strange so far, but if Capcom...

Video Games Live is a celebration of all things videogame music. The concert travels the world performing music from our favorite games and it's a concert you need to experience at least once in your life time. The concert i...


High costs of California to blame for Pandemic closure

Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
Since neither The Lord of the Rings: Conquest or Mercenaries 2: World in Flames were met with warm reception, the Internet seems to have collectively decided that the widespread layoffs at Pandemic and integration into EALA w...

Pre-E3 09: A peek at the Expo as a work in progress

May 31
// Nick Chester
Although E3 proper doesn’t start until this Tuesday, we hoofed it down to the Los Angeles Convention Center to pick up our badges and to see how things were going. With two more days to go until the big event officially...

Move over, Mama: Activision announces Science Papa

May 14
// Colette Bennett
I knew it. I knew someone was listening. Right after Majesco trademarked Babysitting Mama, I joked around and said that someone should make a male version of the game. And then Activision announces Science Papa for Wii and DS...

The careers page at Square Enix's North American Web page let slip that they're working on an action-oriented original IP. Square Enix is needing programmers for this new game, so they have to let them know where they're goin...


E3 2008: Destructoid's horror stories

Jul 29
// Dale North
The general consensus is that the 2008 E3 Business and Media Summit sucked. And everyone you asked had their own reasons to say so. Some took issue with the ghost town of a convention hall, which seemed lifeless compared to p...

STFUAJPG: IDG 'thrilled' with E For All attendance

Oct 21
// Nick Chester
Poke around on the Internet, and you'll see a lot of videogaming Web sites throwing a negative spin on E for All's inaugural year. A few bloggers and journalists snapped a few photos of what appeared to be an empty Los Angele...

 You've read the news.  You know the venue.  If you'll be anywhere near the Los Angeles convention center next weekend and want to play Smash Brothers Brawl, Metal Gear Solid 4, Guitar Hero 3, and smell the swe...


Confirmed: Nintendo's Senior Marketing VP George Harrison leaves company

Sep 14
// Dale North
As Nintendo packs up and heads out of Redmond, a few of Nintendo's power players have decided to stay behind, Marketing VP George Harrison included. Nintendo is moving to hang out with the cool kids in San Francisco and New Y...

Mega64 mega-update: premiere screening and DVD

Jun 12
// Dale North
Mega64 (remember their 'greatest skit ever'?) has updated their news page with a big fatty chunk of news, some new announcements, and some event attendance reminders. Oh, and this, if you dig that kind of thing. Thei...

Letters to the robot: LA fires, hot homeless people, and an easy way to Wii

May 10
// Niero Desu
We receive all kinds of email at Destructoid. We mostly get death threats, naked women covered in video games, news tips, legal threats, polar bear ransom letters, and desperate pleas for Summa's home address. Once in a ...

MI-6 Conference 2007: The early sessions

May 09
// Ralph
Yesterday marked the first day of the MI-6 video game marketing conference held at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco. The niche event was formed by a trade group "designed to support the video game industry's markete...

Jonquel shoots 3 over PlayStation theft, still strangely cool with his own name

May 09
// Earnest Cavalli
The New York Times is running a story about a California college student named Jonquel Brooks who went on the lam after killing one man and wounding two others with gunfire. The unfortunately-named young man apparently was e...

Happy birthday to G4 TV's Zach Selwyn

Apr 23
Look, I drink......and from time to time I have the luck of meeting some great people in the industry. Aside from my chance meeting with Jesus at a bar in Denver, Zach Selwyn is one of the nicest people I have ...

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