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Troll gone wrong: Suspected swatter arrested


Stupid is as stupid does
Feb 07
Have you ever heard the saying, just because you can doesn't mean you should? Well, apparently this guy didn't. A Las Vegas "man" has been arrested after authorities alleged Brandon Willson, 19, made up a murder in order to g... read
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Steam

Valve pulls shady Earth: Year 2066 from Steam, offering refunds


Lack of honesty in the game's marketing cited
May 06
After rising through the Steam Greenlight approval process, Earth: Year 2066 was released on Steam Early Access just last month for $19.99. If you follow Jim Sterling's fine work over at The Escapist, you'll be all too famili... read
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Politics

Anti-game senator Leland Yee arrested on fraud, gun trafficking charges


Sweet irony
Mar 27
California state senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday on charges of honest services fraud and gun trafficking. A vocal opponent of violent videogames, Yee should be no stranger to long-time Destructoid readers given his ... read
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Nintendo vs. flashcarts

Nintendo files suit against Florida flashcart distributor


Not in my house!
Aug 07
Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the onl... read
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Shadow of the Eternals developer was immediately terminated
[Editor's note: In light of some of the commenters' statements, I have slightly revised some of the wording of the original article so as to tone down my gut reactions. It's a topic I feel very strongly about, hence my respon... read feature

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Man chooses month of prison over month of Xbox games


Console wars definitively over
Jun 06
A New Zealand young offender has chosen to spend the final month of his house arrest term in a real prison, rather than spend another four weeks trapped in his home with his emotionally crippling Xbox system. He was so sick o... read
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Crime, indeed

Taito's Crime Connection wants your phone's contact info


I'd rather pay to play than agree to these terms
Apr 11
Crime Connection, the latest iOS and Android title from Square Enix subsidiary Taito, is a free-to-play "social crime simulation" in the style of Mafia Wars. There is a serious caveat to the game, however, and I'm not talking... read
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Sandy Hook shooter allegedly trying to beat a high score


The only game hurting society is the blame game
Mar 18
An anonymous "law enforcement veteran" claims the Sandy Hook shooter was comparing "high scores" of previous mass murderers and intended to beat a record. According to this totally responsible and not-at-all reckless source, ... read
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This is what killers have learned to do now
A Washington state teen has been charged with murder, the 14-year-old having shot his mother and father in the head after he was grounded from electronic devices. Nathon Brooks may be tried as an adult for the crime, tho... read feature

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GameStop VP in prison

Former GameStop VP in prison for stealing $1.7 million


You could buy a lot of used Maddens with that kind of money!
Mar 12
Some may call GameStop employees crooks for giving customers pennies for their beloved Maddens, but only Frank Christopher Olivera, former VP of corporate communications and public affairs at GameStop Texas, has been sentence... read
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Donkey Kong rip-off

Donkey Kong also got ripped off for an iOS game


Apple's Seal of Quality
Mar 04
What was that saying again? "When it rains, it pours"? The Android developer who released a game unwittingly starring Yoshi may have been able to cover his ass -- albeit barely -- but there is no way in hell that the mastermi... read
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I'm having a hard time believing that
A few days ago, we learned about Era's Adventures 3D, a new Android game that stars an unlicensed character model of Mario's faithful mount Yoshi. It sounds incredibly ballsy that anyone would pull such a stunt and not antici... read feature

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Rip-off Yoshi game

Yoshi shoots atomic snot in this Android rip-off


Era's Adventures 3D is the pinnacle of classiness
Feb 28
I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without an... read
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The bizarre and very bad Limbo of the Lost
Limbo of the Lost is the stuff nightmares are made of (see above) and the stuff of lawsuits, as well. It's a perfect storm of all things terrible that makes a game in the adventure genre -- a genre that even at its worst can ... read feature

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Omerta video

Be your own Don in Omerta - City of Gangsters


New strategy title from Kalypso
Jan 29
Organised crime sim Omerta - City of Gangsters is giving you the chance to be the Don of Atlantic City, complete with your own crew of gangsters and on-the-nose nicknames. I like the look of this character creator, specifica... read
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ArmA 3 devs to remain in jail after being denied bail


Buchta & Pezlar's situation seems to have worsened
Nov 16
Bohemia Interactive's Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta have been locked up for some 70 days now, having been arrested while on holiday on the Greek island of Lemnos. The two are accused by the Greek government of espionage ... read
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Resident Evil 6 stolen, being sold for ludicrous amounts


Oh, naughty stealing!
Sep 03
A small quantity of Resident Evil 6 copies have been thieved and are floating around Europe, waiting to be purchased. It was originally reported that a retailer in Poland had broken street date by a month, but Capcom has conf... read
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Gun down ALL the animals in Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D


Aug 28
It all started with an eloquent email from Destructoid's director of communications, Hamza Aziz: "Shoot the SH*T out of wild animals on the 3DS." I almost felt too guilty to highlight Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D when there... read
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Xbox Live improves security, urges password updates


Jul 18
Xbox Live has been tightening its security recently, with general manager Alex Garden detailing a range of improvements made to the service in order to protect we would-be victims. He has also suggested that all XBL users upd... read
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iOS MMO shamelessly rips off Torchlight


Jul 17
Armed Heroes, a mobile MMORPG, is the latest game on iTunes to be caught shamelessly stealing stuff from other studios. The victim this time is Torchlight, with Runic Games' Travis Baldree calling out the thieving party -- EG... read
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Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen


May 21
Diablo III has allegedly been hacked, with gold and items stolen from users. This is according to multiple reports around the Web from those claiming to be victims. One such victim is Eurogamer's Christian Donlan, whose accou... read
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Man arrested for smuggling cocaine in his Xbox 360


May 06
Driving around with mass quantities of illegal narcotics isn't exactly the smartest idea in the world, but if that's something you plan on doing you could learn a thing or two about what not to do from this tale about a man a... read
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Daily Mail: Gamers 'trained' to shoot people in the head


May 01
In a new story titled, "Are we creating a generation of murderers?," the panic merchants at the Daily Mail implies that hardcore gamers are "trained" to accurately shoot real firearms. The tabloid call this a "shocking revela... read
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Kickstarter scandal time! Little Monster accused of scam


May 01
It was going to happen. The moment Double Fine made headlines with its Kickstarter project, an invisible timer had been set, counting down to the inevitable crowdfunding scandals. Little Monster Productions is up for the chop... read
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If Anders Breivik used COD to train to be a killer ...


Apr 20
... I've been using Sonic the Hedgehog to learn how to fucking exercise. read
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Ubisoft sued for 'ripping off' Assassin's Creed idea


Apr 18
A science fiction author is suing Ubisoft after alleging that the premise of Assassin's Creed was stolen from his own novel, Link. John L. Beiswenger is a research engineer as well as a writer, and points to a number of ... read
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Child molester caught red-handed thanks to DSi camera


Mar 29
A 46-year-old British man may have gotten away with molesting a child, had the victim not been quick-witted enough to catch his criminal act on her DSi camera. Thanks to a 10-year-old girl and her game system, pedophile John ... read
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'Legal'sounds illegally selling OC ReMix albums and more


Jan 25
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... read
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No, really: An Ong-Bak videogame is in the works


Jan 17
I don't know how to react to the news that Studio HIVE has acquired the rights to make a multiplatform game based on the Ong-Bak series. They have a production team working on the project, due out later this year, right now. ... read
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Microsoft denies security problems with Xbox Live


Jan 16
Despite a growing number of public reports, Microsoft has continued to deny any security problems with Xbox Live, claiming that any problems faced by Xbox 360 users aren't unique to the system. Basically, it's the "Look over ... read






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