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Dimension Drive's trolled Kickstarter is back for more


It's time for Jack to let 'er rip!
May 19
// Mike Cosimano
Dimension Drive, the indie game famous for having been trolled by a fraudulent 7,000 euro pledge, has returned to Kickstarter for another shot. "We've had [support] from all over the world. People calling us, sending us ...

Newstoid, a Smash 4 guide by ZeRo, exclusive Bloodstained art, and more

May 13 // Jonathan Holmes
We've also got announcements related to our digital/print magazine with GameFan. We're in the process of generating some exclusive artwork from Bloodstained for our cover, an all new full color Arem comic by Corey "Reyyy" Lewis, an exclusive preview of Metal Gear Solid V, and a very special Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS mini-guide by Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios.  And that's not the half of it! I wish we always had the opportunity to pop the hood and show you what we're cranking away, but any time spent opening the hood is time that could have been spent cranking. Thanks as always for cranking along with us, and please stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.   
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Newstoid, a Smash 4 guide by ZeRo,
Destructoid is a lot like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. It may look like just another unpredictable carnival of joy and horror on the surface, but behind the scenes, there are hordes of even more wonderful, horrible thing...

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More Rain World!

Rain World has competitive slugcat multiplayer and bat attacks


Throw bricks and batteries like Eagles fans pelting Santa Claus
Apr 14
// Steven Hansen
Rain World is still the best. And it's coming to Vita (and more). Jonathan Holmes went and chatted with Rain World's developers at PAX. In the background you can see a very early alpha multiplayer sandbox that looks to be in the vein of Samurai Gunn and Towerfall. You get points for eating flies and lizards and killing each other. Did you know lizard only has one "z"? That's weird.
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Rain World!

Yes! Rain World is coming to Vita, PSN


'PSN, PS Vita and well beyond'
Apr 14
// Steven Hansen
Last week we learned Adult Swim Games had picked up and planned to publish Rain World, among other cool games. I have been unfettered in my enthusiasm for Rain World, which stars a slugcat who goes around stabbing other weir...
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Square to stop sucking?

Bravely Default's success has Square refocusing on 'heavy JRPGs' & 'core' audience


Dr. Square Enix or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the JRPG
Mar 31
// Steven Hansen
Square Enix will work on its next global releases, "without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect," president Yosuke Matsuda told Nikkei Trendy. "For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a...
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Kirby

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is the new Kirby title for 3DS


Sounds suggestive
Nov 13
// Jonathan Holmes
Nintendo announcements are like surviving a few years into the zombie apocalypse. Just when you feel like you've gotten into a safe, predictable routine, you get bit in the ass. Case in point, I was on a podcast with frequent...
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Shantae

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18


A month-long delay can't stop the sprightly half-genie lass
Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
Good news, everyone! The critically acclaimed Game Boy Color gem, Shantae, was originally scheduled to release on the 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, but unsuspecting technical hiccups delayed the launch until some time this ...
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Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo

Suda51 teams with Akira creator on new PS3 game


Woooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
Jul 10
// Steven Hansen
Grasshopper's Suda51 (Killer7, Killer is Dead) is working with Namco Bandai on PS3 side-scroller Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, according to Siliconera. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding p...
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Nintendo job security

Nintendo is not in the habit of laying off staff


Job security = Happy employees
Jul 06
// Tony Ponce
The videogames industry is cutthroat. We no longer bat an eyelash whenever a publisher shuts down an underperforming studio or lays off a huge chunk of a game's development staff before the game ever touches a store shelf. It...
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Pinball FX2

Free Pinball FX2 table coming for Steam users


Free forever
Jun 18
// Abel Girmay
Zen Studios, the minds behind the Pinball FX series, will be bringing their Sorcerers Lair table for free to all Pinball FX2 Steam users starting June 21, 2013. Good news too, as this table isn't a timed giveaway. It will rem...
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And some tidbits on Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD's development
RPG Site spoke with Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD producer Yoshinoro Kitase, who directed Final Fantasy X and other Square Enix staples, about the process behind remastering the well-loved title and the decision to include Fin...

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Screw System Shock 2! Instead, buy Daikatana on GOG.com


Be Romero's bitch for only $5.99!
Feb 13
// Allistair Pinsof
While the internet is getting hot and heavy about System Shock 2 finally coming to Good Old Games -- boooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnng. I'm over here playing Daikatana, guys. For only ...
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Ni no Kuni

Ni no Kuni is #1 in the UK, sold out in many shops


Three cheers for color and whimsy!
Feb 04
// Tony Ponce
I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top ...
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EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act


Publisher does a good turn for gay rights
Jan 29
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts has thrown its lot in with the Human Rights Campaign, a coalition of business allied to help repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, for those not in the know, is bigotry dressed in the coward's garb of t...
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ESA Foundation awards $90,000 in scholarships


Giving money to deserving youth
Oct 17
// Victoria Medina
30 lucky students were awarded $3,000 each for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation to help them become amazing innovators in the entertainment software industry. The winning studen...
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La-Mulana IS coming to WiiWare after all on September 20!


Aug 29
// Tony Ponce
Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually releas...
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The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the ego of publishers who believe they're entitled to retain ownership of the games they sell, ruling that consumers have a right to resell digitally distributed...

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Retro City Rampage supports FREE PS3/Vita cross-play


Jun 29
// Jim Sterling
Retro City Rampage will support cross-play between the PS3 and PlayStation Vita versions, which is certainly neat. Even neater, however, is the fact that when you buy it on one platform, you'll get it on the other. One paymen...
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Weekend PC download deals: Atari, Square Enix, Origin


Mar 23
// Alasdair Duncan
So as Brett mentioned yesterday, Square Enix is having a sale on all its titles on Steam, with the Tomb Raider franchise as today's daily deal receiving a 75% discount. Jim Sterling has been overjoyed at the news that one of ...
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Victory Mojang! Scrolls shall forevermore be Scrolls


Mar 10
// Tony Ponce
A few hours ago, a very excited Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted that Minecraft developer Mojang and Bethesda have settled their "Scrolls" dispute. As you might recall, Bethesda filed a lawsuit last year over a possible infring...
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Good People Die, the sequel to 999, is coming to America


Feb 21
// Tony Ponce
Alright! That's one game crossed off my list! Let's see if the rest follow suit! The latest issue of Nintendo Power has confirmed that Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die, the sequel to the f*ckin' amazing visual novel ...
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Ubisoft has confirmed that its hated "always on" DRM will be absent from Assassin's Creed: Revelations when it comes to PC. The controversial anti-piracy measure, that demands a persistent Internet connection in order for the...

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Study reveals major increase in gaming in Australia


Oct 12
// David Rayfield
3,500 Australians in over 1,200 households have been surveyed in the Digital Australia Report 2012 as to their videogame and digital media habits. The results are nothing but positive -- a whopping 92% of Australian household...
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Trademark points to Ni no Kuni's US name


Oct 03
// Dale North
Level-5 filed a trademark for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in here in the US, which sounds a lot like the Japanese name for the beautiful PS3 game. We've heard that there's a matching European trademark...
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Australia's R18+ rating comes ever closer


Jul 25
// Alasdair Duncan
I know, I know; the long-running saga of the R18+ rating in Australia has had more false dawns than I care to remember -- but it looks like there has finally been an agreement reached to bring Australian's classification syst...
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E3: Raptr has evolved from stats tracker to social news


Jun 07
// Rodimus Prime
To a games marketer, Raptr is priceless.  Through their stats-tracking app they know what nearly 9 million gamers are playing and the kind of stuff they're doing in their games.  Thus, they and have a pretty good id...
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MLB 2K11 $1M winner knew 'zero at all' about baseball


Jun 03
// Samit Sarkar
The March release of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K11 came with the fanfare of the publisher’s second annual competition to throw an in-game perfect game for a $1 million cash prize. This time around, 2K twea...
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Sony launches identity theft protection for US PSN users


May 26
// Jim Sterling
Sony's promise of a year's free identity theft protection has been fulfilled, with PSN users having their asses covered from today onwards. At least in the United States. Sony is still working out the details for internationa...
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Mega Man gets cozy in this modified fan art


Feb 16
// Jonathan Holmes
A little while back, I posted some official art from Capcom depicting Mega Man's female counterpart Roll lying around with a bunch of other versions of the character in a semi-cuddly, maybe-groping manner. The art was sold in...
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MLB 11 The Show has one-button controls for the disabled


Jan 28
// Samit Sarkar
Here's a story that will warm your heart. Thanks to its ongoing relationship with a disabled gamer, Sony San Diego has added a special difficulty level to this year's iteration of its annual baseball series, MLB 11 The Show. ...






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