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10:30 PM on 01.29.2013

Disney shuts Junction Point & Crytek USA hires Vigil devs

Hey gang! Lots of crazy industry news today, which is less fun than actual news about games. Today we've got new BioShock Infinite and SimCity trailers to show off, good news on the THQ/Vigil Homefront, and sad news for Epic Mickey studio Junction Point. Also, Dead Space 3 is getting a bare-bones PC port, and Frostbite 2.0 is coming to Mac!

Max Scoville


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1:45 PM on 01.28.2013

We'll hear more about Homefront 2 'soon,' says Crytek

Following THQ's sale of the Homefront property to Crytek, the exact release window for Homefront 2 might be up in the air. Speaking to VG247, general manager Nick Button-Brown offered a response that reads like satire of this...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 01.16.2012

Jimquisition: Limited Collector's Complete Edition

The heroic Jim Sterling is back once again to champion the rights of those too weak to champion themselves, and bask in the very palpable gratitude that he most assuredly deserves. This week, he describes how the game indust...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 01.10.2012

Homefront Ultimate Edition announced

THQ has announced the Homefront Ultimate Edition, set for release in the first quarter of 2012. There's no word on what this edition will include, but one can safely assume the previously released DLC packs "The Rock" and "Fi...

Jim Sterling



Exclusive: Bit.Trip and Homefront composer SPEAKS photo
Exclusive: Bit.Trip and Homefront composer SPEAKS
by Jonathan Holmes

There was a long time when no one knew who the composer for the critically acclaimed Bit.Trip series was. That pained me. I desperately wanted to know who the man or woman was who deftly fused dubstep with classical piano, chip tune, and multiple other styles of music to create one of my favorite game soundtracks ever. When I finally found out that the man behind the music was Matt Harwood, and that he had worked on the symphonic soundtrack for Homefront, as well as the indie classic Alien Hominid, I was pretty freaked out. Things only got more fun from there.

In this interview, Mr. Harwood lays out how a successful game composer and sound designer should approach their craft, while revealing secrets to creating the music for the award winning Bit.Trip titles, the differences and similarities between scoring a rhythm action game and a cinematic FPS, what Guitar Hero and Call of Duty have in in common, and much more. 

If you've ever wanted to compose music for a videogame, or want a closer look at how the under-appreciated craft of game music and sound creation affects the way you play, this interview is for you. 

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9:00 AM on 09.22.2011

The DTOID Show: Diablo III You Are Tearing Me Apart!

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook....

Max Scoville

7:13 AM on 09.20.2011

Crytek to develop Homefront sequel

Crysis developer Crytek has inked a deal with THQ to develop the next Homefront game, significantly raising the chances of the sequel actually being good.  "Homefront's unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the ...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 07.26.2011

Homefront's 'The Rock' DLC hits 360 on July 28

Detailing its upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace releases, Microsoft has revealed the release date for "The Rock" map pack for THQ's Homefront. Fans of the first-person shooter can grab the 400 MS Point pack on August 28. Last we...

Nick Chester

9:20 AM on 07.20.2011

Homefront map pack 'The Rock' detailed

If you're still playing Homefront's respectable multiplayer offerings, listen up. There's a new map pack on the way soon, and it's called "The Rock."The pack will feature four maps, including a tight-combat environment set in...

Nick Chester

3:40 PM on 06.13.2011

Homefront developer Kaos closed by THQ

THQ has announced that Kaos, the developer behind Homefront, has been shut down. It's deemed likely that THQ will offer employees a chance to relocate to Canada. Quite a move considering the fact that Kaos is based in New Yor...

Jim Sterling