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Epic Games debuts Unreal Engine 4

Last night on Spike's GameTrailers TV, Epic Games showed off Unreal Engine 4, the next generation of its industry-standard game engine, for the first time. You can watch the impressive "Elemental" demo above, with its heavily...   more

Epic Games debuts Unreal Engine 4 photo

Sony: 'Magic' of small games, indies important to Vita

Indie games are vital if the PlayStation Vita is to succeed, said Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with Gamasutra. Major franchises like Assassin's Creed III: Liberation make headlines, but thro...   more

Sony: 'Magic' of small games, indies important to Vita photo

38 Studios declares bankruptcy, investigation begins

The death knell has sounded for 38 Studios. Following the layoff of its entire 379-person staff two weeks ago after missing a $1.125 million loan payment to Rhode Island, the developer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the...   more

38 Studios declares bankruptcy, investigation begins photo

E3: 3DS million-sellers in US: Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart

Like you didn't see that one coming.Nintendo held a press briefing yesterday evening in which it focused on 3DS software, but Scott Moffitt, the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing, took some time out to...   more

E3: 3DS million-sellers in US: Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart photo

E3: Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia on CoD: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is guaranteed to sell a bazillion copies this fall, but even so, developer Treyarch isn't mailing in this sequel. In fact, Black Ops II might be the riskiest entry yet in the Call of Duty franchise...   more

E3: Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia on CoD: Black Ops II photo

EA: Expect discounts, but no Steam-like sales, on Origin

EA's Origin service recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and while it's a growing platform -- 12 million registered users and $150 million in revenue is nothing to sneeze at -- it's not yet as good as EA wants it to ...   more

EA: Expect discounts, but no Steam-like sales, on Origin photo

E3: Arkedo's Hell Yeah! and its 'polite boss'

Jonathan Holmes headed to the Sega booth on the E3 show floor to check out a near-final version of Arkedo's Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, a refreshingly self-aware action-adventure platformer. Studio head Camille Guer...   more

E3: Arkedo's Hell Yeah! and its 'polite boss' photo

E3: 360 degrees of the Wii U's PanoramaView

Nintendo continues to show off the Wii U's capabilities with tech demos, and PanoramaView looks to be another one of them. Our own Jonathan Holmes played around with the feature, which lets you use the GamePad as a window in...   more

E3: 360 degrees of the Wii U's PanoramaView photo

EA Sports not currently negotiating for MLB license

Fans who harbor nostalgia for EA Sports' venerated last-gen MVP Baseball franchise may want the publisher to get back in the game and put out a new baseball title, now that Take-Two, the parent company of 2K Sports, seems unw...   more

EA Sports not currently negotiating for MLB license photo

E3: Stab cats in Nintendo Land's Animal Crossing minigame

Jonathan Holmes' enthusiasm is infectious, as you can see in this video of his hands-on time with "Animal Crossing: Sweet Day," one of the 12 minigames in Nintendo Land. It's a rather strange little five-player game: the Gam...   more

E3: Stab cats in Nintendo Land's Animal Crossing minigame photo

E3: Nintendo Land's Donkey Kong Crash Course demo

Nintendo Land appears to be positioned as the Wii U's version of Wii Sports, a collection of minigames designed to familiarize players with the new system's features and functionality. Our own Jonathan Holmes checked out the...   more

E3: Nintendo Land's Donkey Kong Crash Course demo photo

E3: Be a Vampire Lord in Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC

Bethesda is expanding the realm of Skyrim with the game's first piece of downloadable content, Dawnguard. You've seen the trailer and screenshots, and now you can watch The Destructoid Show's Max Scoville give you his though...   more

E3: Be a Vampire Lord in Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC photo

E3: Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch's story process

Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 will be a much more story-driven experience than its predecessor, and that's largely thanks to its principal writer, former Destructoid features editor Anthony Burch. In an interview with The...   more

E3: Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch's story process photo

E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo

We're approaching the singularity, folks: Final Fantasy games on next-generation hardware could finally look as good as the pre-rendered cutscenes we've been watching for the past decade and a half. Yesterday at E3, publishe...   more

E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo


E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo
E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo
E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo
E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo
E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo
E3: Square Enix debuts next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo photo



E3: Nintendo working on transfer of Wii data to Wii U

Nintendo is figuring out a way to allow Wii owners to transfer data from the Wii to the Wii U, said a hardware producer for the company during a developer Q&A session held today at E3. When asked about the possibility, th...   more

E3: Nintendo working on transfer of Wii data to Wii U photo

E3: Snoop Dogg raps in his Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stage

I bet that headline is a sequence of words you were never expecting to see.At E3, didn't-see-that-coming shockers tend to fall into the category of unlikely or unforeseen alliances, like Gabe Newell announcing Portal 2 for P...   more

E3: Snoop Dogg raps in his Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stage photo