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Final Fantasy XIV

Chocobos are using Twitter to race in Final Fantasy XIV


It's funny because birds tweet
May 21
Final Fantasy XIV confused the shit out of me. I played it for about a month, and I’ll probably go back to it, but god damn I had no idea what I was doing. But now there is an anchor in that game, something I know and ... read
Minecraft

Why is Notch in LA during E3?


Commence wild speculations in 3...2...1
May 18
Minecraft creator Notch is going to be in LA during E3 next month. His tweet - a casual comment about "being in LA in a month" - tells us nothing. And I know what you're thinking: we're reading too much into it, ri... read
Social media animated!
One of the great things about the Internet is the limitless opportunity for social interaction it provides. While it always saddens me to see people use Twitter and other social media tools for the primary purpose of putting... read feature

Destiny

'Late-breaking technical issue' delays Destiny's latest update


Will the delay keep the wolves from your door?
May 14
[Update: It appears as if the issue is under control and will be patched today.] A "late-breaking technical issue" has delayed the roll out of the latest Destiny update. Patch 1.2.0 was supposed to lay the foundatio... read
WIT WAR LP

'What if Twitter was a Real Life Party?' is coming for you


Social media animated!
May 12
Hey, did you see those two little old ladies talking about Majora's Mask while innocuously almost eating eyeball cookies? If not, you're missing out.  After seeing that short, I knew that the team at Farleywink Animatio... read
Konami

Konami teases something Metal Gear related on Twitter, and people are pissed


What's happening with Kojima, guys?
May 05
Konami has been having a bad couple of weeks. Rumors have been flying around of Hideo Kojima's departure for some time, with no solid confirmation of what's actually happening with his employment. Then, Silent Hills gets... read
Twitter DOS

Tweet embedded MS-DOS games disabled by Twitter


Thus ends a beautiful weekend in gaming
May 04
Toward the end of last week, something very cool happened in gaming that a lot of us were very excited about. Thanks to some technical wizardry, Archive.org discovered a way for gamers to easily embed MS-DOS games into their ... read
Dead or Alive

Microsoft's age guessing app puts Dead or Alive fighter at 12 years old


Kasumi is just a kid according to this
May 03
First, a warning. Word has it that anyone who uses Microsoft's trendy new age guessing app gives the company full license to use whatever images it scans in any way they see fit, so watch out. Microsoft could own your face if... read
Emulation

Archive.org lets you embed MS-DOS games into your tweets


Farewell, productivity. I hardly knew ye
Apr 30
Twitter is simultaneously the best and worst thing ever. It lets me shout aimlessly and shamelessly into the void, vent my feelings and frustrations, and – alarmingly frequently – share my hot MMO boyfriends with ... read
Mortal Kombat X

Here's Mortal Kombat's first canonically gay character


Developer is "glad [they] have observant fans!"
Apr 17
A tweet from Mortal Kombat X's cinematic director, Dominic Cianciolo, suggests that Kung Jin is the fighting franchise's first (canonically) gay character.  "I see people are picking up on the subtle exposition cont... read
Square Enix

Square Enix revealing new western-developed game today


Which of their western teams will it be though?
Apr 06
Don't we all just love a little bit of mystery with our game reveals? Well, according to the official Square Enix Twitter account there's a new western developed Square Enix game being revealed today and it's going to involve... read
PS4 update 2.50 details

PlayStation 4 update 2.50 details have been leaked


Please don't cut me like Masamune
Mar 07
An intrepid Twitter user has leaked the changelog for the beta of PlayStation 4 update 2.50. I wasn't aware that Sony had a beta program for their updates, but I don't know a lot of things. Most of the changes seem to be typi... read
Destructoid word clouds

An analysis of Destructoid's Twitter word clouds


'Haha'
Feb 11
In this industry, Twitter is key. A lot of appointments are made and stories are scooped on the bite-sized social network. We talk on Twitter a lot. Sometimes, it's even about videogames. There is a bot out there under the ha... read
Zelda

What if Ganondorf and Link were... closer?


Slash fan art burns up the charts
Jul 26
It was fun to see how the internet reacted to speculation that Link in the next Zelda for Wii U might be a woman. The response was very similar to how I imagined the world might respond to a Blasian Link. When it was revealed... read
Smash Bros.

Skullgirls lead animator fantasizes about Fatal Frame in Smash Bros.


Would you want to see this 'develop' into something more?
Jul 17
[Update: Mariel wanted you to know that the heavy lifting on the animation for Double was done by Dave Smith and BahiJD. The original concept for the character came from Skullgirls creator Alex Ahad.] Mariel Cartwright i... read
Mortal Kombat

We could be seeing a new Mortal Kombat soon


Can we get some new Friendship moves too?
May 28
If this teaser poster uncovered by All Day Gamer is any indication, we could be looking at a Mortal Kombat reveal in the near future. With E3 right around the corner, anything is possible, even a sequel to Gitaroo Man. Well, ... read
Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans


Insomniac Games teases info about characters and upcoming events
May 05
The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,... read

Xbox boss Phil Spencer teases Xbox One new IPs, Japanese games


Set for E3 reveal
May 05
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, dropped plenty of teases on Twitter for what we can expect at E3 2014.  The first is a bit obvious: Microsoft will announce new IP and new sequels at E3. That's how you E3... read

More new 2D Prince of Persia hints on Twitter?


A tweet pulled
Apr 23
We heard some rumors of a new 2D Prince of Persia that could use the Rayman Legends engine a few days ago. And now a tweet from Drew James, a Ubisoft engineeer with the username @UbiDrew, shared above image, asking "What next... read
And we need a new Pokemon Snap, too
inFamous: Second Son saw an almost benign update with Photo Mode last week (hashtag many filters). With it, you're photografree to turn off the HUD, adjust depth of field, change time of day, and, well, take pictures. Picture... read feature

Zero Escape woes

Zero Escape not profitable in Japan, trilogy end on hold


No reward for the virtuous
Feb 13
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' success in the West was enough to birth a sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. That sequel ends on a cliffhanger and it doesn't look like it will be resolved any time soon. Ser... read
Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird creator says he's taking the game down


Creator "cannot take this anymore"
Feb 08
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has announced via Twitter that he will be taking the game down some point on Sunday. He has stated that he "cannot take this anymore." In subsequent tweets, Nguyen explains that the taking down... read
Bethesda

Bethesda will not show anything new at VGX


No, Fallout 4 will not be revealed anytime soon
Dec 05
Looks like we got our first disappointment of the week. With the VGX awards only two days away, the anticipation for what new titles are going to be revealed is reaching fever pitch. Unfortunately, we just got a confirmation ... read
Bayonetta

Kamiya's Tweet about Bayonetta Wii U spurs fan campaign


Operation Dead Angles works to
Nov 24
Nintendo's announcement of Bayonetta 2 as a 2nd party Wii U exclusive was a big deal last year. Some fans immediately exploded with rage, demanding that the game also be brought to the PS3 instead. Now it seems those roles ha... read
congrats

Sony tweets 'Congrats' to Microsoft for Xbox One launch


The Next Generation is here
Nov 22
With just a simple word and some hashtags, Sony has congratulated Microsoft on the launch of the Xbox One. The PlayStation Twitter account tweeted out, "Congrats, @Xbox @Microsoft! #NextGeneration #GreatnessAwaits." this morn... read
Destiny beta codes

Destiny giving away beta codes on Twitter this week


Watch for Tweets!
Oct 21
On the official Destiny Twitter account, Bungie has teased that it will be giving away beta keys this week. "You might want to keep checking back in with us this week; we'll be posting #Destiny Beta codes randomly each day." ... read

Legendary Pictures' Warcraft movie coming December 2015


Confirmed
Oct 01
It seems like previous predictions were right on the money. Well, at least the year was right. The latest tweet from the Warcraft Twitter account confirms a release date for the Warcraft film: We’re pleased to announce... read
Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs

Mario SpaghettiOs!? Are we back in the 80s!?


Wash it down with some Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Sep 18
I thought this was a joke. It's not a joke. Campbell's has partnered with Nintendo to release Mario-branded SpaghettiOs. Why, yes, it is the year 2013. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you couldn't toss a penny down a supe... read
Having a crack at that whole Phil Fish thing
In this extra episode, Jimquisition lends a rambling mouth to the controversy surrounding Phil Fish and his dramatic exit from the videogame world. read feature

FEZ 2 cancelled

Phil Fish has meltdown on Twitter, rashly cancels FEZ II


People are mean to each other, game gets cancelled
Jul 27
[Update: Phil Fish has posted on Twitter: "to be clear, im not cancelling FEZ II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, im doing it to get out of games. and im getting out of games because i choose not to put u... read






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