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Radiant acquired by Riot

Radiant Entertainment bought by Riot Games, puts Rising Thunder on hold

Well, this is some bittersweet news. Radiant Entertainment, the developer behind the excellent-looking minimalist fighting game, Rising Thunder, has been acquired by Riot Games. While the Radiant guys are obviously super talented and I'm ex...

 
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Sega

Layoffs reported at Sega's mobile division

Sega is laying off employees at its western mobile division Sega Networks and Three Rings Design, a development studio focused on developing online games. Speaking with VentureBeat, Sega asserted the "reduction in workforce" was a response ...

 
Hostile takeover
Remember when French conglomerate Vivendi gave up ownership in Activision Blizzard? You might struggle to remember the exact moment for a while -- three years is a long time -- but I assume you'll have a flash of realization ...   read

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GHOST

EA backs down in 'Ghost' trademark squabble with Ubisoft

In January, Ubisoft filed a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, threatening Electronic Arts with legal action over a trademark application for the word "Ghost." EA presumably wanted exclusive rights to the word, at...

 
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PS4

PS4 will top 100 million sales says this one particular analyst

It's well-known news that Sony's PlayStation 4 has had a commanding lead in the console sales race ever since its late 2013 release. Most recently, PS4 was sitting at 36 million units moved. It'll undoubtedly sell plenty more, but one resea...

 
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Activision

Activision has a round of layoffs, entire Minneapolis location may have closed

Following last week's investors' report, it seems as if Activision has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. These layoffs may be, in part, due to the fact that Activision says both Skylanders and Guitar Hero under-performe...

 
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The Division

Ubisoft has some awfully lofty expectations for The Division's launch

Ubisoft released its most recent earnings report this morning. As is customary during those sort of things, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot talked to investors about the company's past and predicted its future. Tom Clancy's The Di...

 
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NY Game Awards

And the winner of the Games Journalism Award...not a games journalist!

The 5th Annual New York Game Awards took place tonight in Arizona. Nah, nah. It was in New York. I fooled you for a second, though, I bet. The event is put on by the New York Videogame Critics Circle, which counts Samit as one of its membe...

 
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GameTrailers

Before GameTrailers shut down, it re-scored Bloodborne a perfect ten

The games industry was saddened yesterday to hear of the closing of GameTrailers, a media staple for the past 13 years. People like to say "it's the end of an era" anytime anything popular ends, but the phrase actually feels apt in this in...

 
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GameTrailers

GameTrailers shuts down after 13 years

GameTrailers is no more, the site announced today after 13 years in business. The unfortunate news was officially announced via the website's social media feeds, and was later confirmed by both Editor-in-Chief Brandon Jones and Associa...

 
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Mad Catz

Three Mad Catz executives resign prior to tomorrow's earnings report

Mad Catz is going through a tumultuous shake-up at a time that isn't likely to inspire confidence from investors. On February 9 (tomorrow), Mad Catz will publish its third-quarter 2016 fiscal results. In the lead-up to that, three executive...

 
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WHAT!?

GameStop is publishing a game AND 'not trying to be a publisher'

Hahaha. The new hotness from Insomniac (aside from the Ratchet and Clank tie-in) is Song of the Deep, a 2D, underwater metroidvania. It's $15 for PC, PS4, Xbox One. And GameStop, the retailer, is publishing it. But don't call GameStop a pub...

 
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Nintendo sleep monitor

Nintendo nixes plans to watch you sleep

Nintendo no longer wants to watch you sleep and -- wait, did he write "nixes" in reference to shelved new Nintendo hardware ideas while the new Nintendo console is being referred to as the "NX"? What a clever writer, that fellow. Anyways. "...

 
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David Gaider

Writer David Gaider leaves BioWare

David Gaider, the brain behind some of BioWare's best characters, has left the company after 17 years. The announcement was made on his own Twitter earlier today. Gaider has worked on several BioWare games since 1999 including Baldur's Ga...

 
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Vivendi

Vivendi sells off all remaining stake in Activision Blizzard

Many in video game circles know Vivendi solely for its role in owning Activision Blizzard in recent years. The timeline of events looks something like this: The French mass media company owned a controlling stake in Activision Blizzard from...

 
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Mario Maker sales

Super Mario Maker sells 1 million in US

Perhaps reassuring on the heels of a (possible, it's still unclear!) new console release (the "NX"), two new Nintendo games have both sold over a million copies. Well, one is more new than the other. Splatoon has actually sold at least two ...

 
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2015 hardware/software

PS4 sells most consoles in 2015 but all 3 had strong holidays

Aside from revealing the continued dominance of Call of Duty, the 2015-in-review NPD data also tracked hardware performance throughout the year. Despite the lack of a killer exclusive, PS4 outsold the Xbox One in December, and throughout 20...

 
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Activision movies

Ex-Tarantino producer joins Activision Blizzard movie studio

Seeking new money-making avenues, Activision Blizzard announced it would start its own "film and television studio devoted to creating original content" for its series like Call of Duty, StarCraft, and Diablo. Activision Blizzard announced ...

 
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Grand Theft Auto dev out

Rockstar North head leaves company after 17 month sabbatical

Rockstar North studio head Leslie Benzies is no longer with the company, Rockstar confirmed to Kotaku today. Benzies, who joined Rockstar North in 1999 before it was even called Rockstar North, played a large part in the development of the ...

 
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Square shuts down company

Cloud none: Square Enix to dissolve Shinra Technologies

In late 2014 Square Enix announced the formation of a new subsidiary company, Shinra Technologies. The Final Fantasy VII-nodding company name works on two levels, as Shinra's focus was cloud gaming, aiming to "break the stranglehold of havi...

 
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Xbox holiday fallout

Well, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit 1 million sold, at least

What notable exclusives graced the PlayStation 4 and Wii U over the past two months? Xenoblade Chronicles and...? With help from the Uncharted 4 delay and brief Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity, the Xbox One had the strongest exclusive h...

 
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Rocket League goals

Rocket League revenue nears $50 million

Rocket League developer Psyonix is a pretty heart warming story. In business 15 years now, profitable for the last 10 of those, still independent. Had the idea for Rocket League as far back as 2008's Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Batt...

 
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Shkreli schadenfreude

League of Legends team chairman and general villain arrested on fraud

It would be difficult to have avoided the name (and mousy little face) Martin Shkreli if you've been online recently. Shkreli, a pharmaceutical executive, made headlines after raising the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim by more than ...

 
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Sony partnership

Kojima chose Sony over 'a lot of offers from overseas companies'

Kojima Productions' first game, when it releases presumed years from now, will be a PlayStation console exclusive thanks to the new studio's partnership with Sony. Studio head Hideo Kojima (have you read his name enough times in the last fi...

 
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Rare chose Kinect

Microsoft didn't push for Kinect development, Rare chose it

The internet narrative has always been: Microsoft bought Rare (Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye) in 2002, then wrecked it, most recently by way of consigning the company to Kinect development. But in a lengthy Eurogamer retrospective on the Kinect,...

 
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Nintendo

Nintendo successfully fends off another patent case against Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo's hardware seems to be a magnet for litigation. Everyone thinks the Wii U or the 3DS infringe on their patents, but Nintendo proves time and time again that they don't. The Japanese platform-holder has another successful defense to...

 
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Review events

As a reminder, Destructoid does not attend industry review events

As you may have heard, major publishers often run "review events" for big games, seeking to gather up members of the press into one location. These events are located in highly controlled environments, with near-perfect settings that do not...

 
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Itagaki

Buy tickets to see Dead or Alive's Itagaki in court

I say "Dead or Alive's Itagaki" because perhaps you forgot about the brash Team Ninja head. You wouldn't be at fault. Since leaving Team Ninja in 2008 all he's managed to put out is Devil's Third, an incredibly poorly received Wii U game th...

 
Konami LA closure
Konami has confirmed yesterday's reports that it closed Konami LA, the studio responsible for the Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The Los Angeles studio, formerly Kojima Productions LA befor...   read

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World of Warcraft

Blizzard's done telling us how many subscribers World of Warcraft has

Every three months, like clockwork, Blizzard has shared World of Warcraft subscription statistics as part of its quarterly report. The MMO is perfectly healthy, but the fanbase isn't at the fever pitch that it was at several years ago....

 

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While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 

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While I havent beaten it yet (on the second to last stage), I can safely say that I love Star Fox The controls took some getting use to, but it didnt take very long for me to get the hang of They just feel good, you know?

 
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Super Meat boy comes out on May 12th for WiiU in Europe, no I dont know about source:

 
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Saw Civil Its Especially Casual Fridays

 
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What if one of the extra games in the Friends of Nintendo Humble Wonderful 101!?

 
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Got a broken wisdom tooth yanked Maybe its cause Im badass but it isnt bleeding or hurting or The nurse did call my tooth cute So, even my teeth get complimented more than

 
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Ive set up my holidays in such a way so that I have 13 days off in a row in Cant wait, Im so drained and

 
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I think I have no choice but to play this

 
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Bravely second asks me: Infinite Water or Infinite Energy? Uh, You ca n get the former with the

 
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Found at an EB Games display

 
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lokhe

Credits roll on Dark Souls First thing that comes to mind: boss fights in this game were stellar! Right, now we play again :D

 
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That feeling you get when your on the bus and you need a shit but wont be at your house in a

 
Nathan D

Is it actually the officially sanctioned Catgirl Day? Because if so, then thats a mistake! EVERYday is Catgirl

 
OverlordZetta

Does the Steam Sale end on Sunday or is it sooner? I know PSNs goes to Tuesday The Nintendo Humble Bundle goes to when Why are all of these happening at once?!?! This week isnt golden at all!

 
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Hey guys and gals, any suggestions for this latest Steam Sale?

 
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Its Friday morning, and what am I to d-oh goodness would you look at the

 
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My swag is NOT augmented #swagdivided #humanitasfuckyeah

 
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Maker of mediocre Walking simulators says multi award winning studios next game looks Seems a green eyed monster has shown up a bit lol

 
Chris Bradshaw

Unrealistic interpretations of female characters in gaming generally insult women and unrealistic interpretations of male characters in gaming generally impress Think about

 

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