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4:30 PM on 03.26.2014

Enjoy the indie craze whilst it lasts, says Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux is at it again, this time saying that the recent indie game boom of the last few years isn't going to last. Sound the doom sirens! Speaking to CVG, Molyneux explained, "These things go in cycles, what I'd say i...

Alasdair Duncan

10:30 AM on 03.26.2014

Gaming Live announces their alternative to Twitch

European online video platform Gaming Live has announced their streaming service for games, eSports, and other related content. This startup was accepted at Dubai's TURN8 Accelerator and earned a seed fund of $30,000.  T...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 02.28.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled

Well, this is awkward. Not only did Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review fairly poorly across the board, now we're seeing former developers step into the light and call out Spanish development studio, MercurySteam, for poor ...

Alessandro Fillari

3:00 PM on 02.08.2014

AAA game business unprofitable says Just Cause dev

Profitability in AAA titles nowadays is tricky business. We scoff when companies claim a game that sells 3.5 million copies is not a success, and perhaps rightfully so. Amidst the inflating development costs of the new consol...

Wesley Ruscher

5:40 PM on 12.12.2013

NPD confirms PS4 launch 'biggest in history'

After the news earlier today that market research group DFC Intelligence was dubbing the launch of the PlayStation 4 the biggest ever for a console, a statement from Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton confirmed it, backed up...

Alasdair Duncan

12:30 PM on 12.12.2013

Development studio Terminal Reality has shut down

2013 hasn't been to kind to struggling game studios, and it appears we've got another casualty before this rocky year in gaming closes out. It is now reported that the Texas-based game studio, Terminal Reality, has shut down....

Alessandro Fillari





3:30 PM on 11.29.2013

Atlus is free to revive classic Sega brands

When Sega purchased Index Holdings along with Atlus back in September, many fans of the niche company were worried about the future of their beloved library of titles. Fast forward to today, it all looks like it's busine...

Alessandro Fillari

6:00 PM on 11.18.2013

Ubisoft explains how launch games can be underwhelming

It's always about the games when it comes to the console, and with the release of the new systems, it's easy to take for granted how much effort goes into the making of the titles. For many, the games available at launch can ...

Alessandro Fillari

4:45 PM on 11.11.2013

Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event

It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit b...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Typing of the Dead: Overkill was almost never released

To pretty much everyone's surprise, Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill just in time for Halloween. In this sequel of sorts to the infamous Typing of the Dead for the Sega Dreamcast and Arcade, players must put the...

Alessandro Fillari

11:45 AM on 09.05.2013

This game industry layoff list site is a huge bummer

Check out site Game Job Watch and be bummed out for the rest of the day. It's essentially a running list of industry job losses. Double up on the bummer with their Twitter feed. At the site, click on any company logo to ...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Broken Age, Below, and more: The games of HORIZON

As previously discussed, Venus Patrol and MOCAtv's "alternative E3 event" HORIZON was pretty interesting both conceptually and in how it was executed. But what about the games?! That's why we're even here, right!? A few of the larger announcements to come out of the event have already been covered here at Dtoid, but what about those smaller, beautiful indie games HORIZON promised?

Liz Rugg

2:30 PM on 06.20.2013

Thoughts on HORIZON: An alternative E3 event

Exactly one week ago, E3 was in full-swing in the bright city of Los Angles, California, and a brand new little event was quietly gearing up to happen. That lil' happening was HORIZON. Billed as an "alternative E3 event" and ...

Liz Rugg

4:15 PM on 04.08.2013

Male game developers earn 25% more than females

Though we often discuss the insensitivities that females face in the game industry (see above image), a recent survey conducted by Game Developer Magazine presents a more internal conflict: on average, male game developers ea...

Allistair Pinsof



What do you think of HD remakes of games? photo
What do you think of HD remakes of games?
by Conrad Zimmerman


[Every week (usually Mondays), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!]

The games industry seems to be rather fond of remaking the leisure products of yesteryear with fancy, high-definition graphics to bring them into the modern age. Are these releases introducing new audiences to the classics, or just exploiting nostalgia? Does it represent a creative drought within the industry that we see so many of these upgraded releases and so few original IPs? Is it an effective way to keep a series alive between installments?

What do you think about HD remakes of games? Answer The Question for yourself in the comments!

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Half of Destructoid's readers block our ads. Now what? photo
Half of Destructoid's readers block our ads. Now what?
by Niero Gonzalez

[Webmaster Dojo is a column where I share my experiences running Destructoid, one of the last sites not owned by a media conglomerate or venture capital velociraptor. I'll sling exotic coffee bean water to keep servers on.]

Relax. We're still friends.

Last month, I learned that the primary way we support Destructoid was quickly shrinking due to a browser plug-in: the ad-blocker. On the bright side, it brought some closure on why our ad checks never quite kept up with perky site traffic or growing bandwidth bills.

No, I'm not going to chainsaw your face for installing an ad-blocker. Chances are, though, you understand that blocking ads denies us some coffers and you probably feel a little bad about it, but all ads intrinsically annoy you. That's okay. Still, it is enough for me to say that it's a problem facing my site and other sites like it, and a few weeks ago, I started to appeal to readers to whitelist us -- that mostly failed.

Is asking for nickels the best way to future-proof a gaming site?

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