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ESA Foundation awards $90,000 in scholarships

30 lucky students were awarded $3,000 each for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation to help them become amazing innovators in the entertainment software industry. The winning students are studying...   read

 
 
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La-Mulana IS coming to WiiWare after all on September 20!

Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually released on PC, but m...   read

 
 
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The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the ego of publishers who believe they're entitled to retain ownership of the games they sell, ruling that consumers have a right to resell digitally distributed...   read

 
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Retro City Rampage supports FREE PS3/Vita cross-play

Retro City Rampage will support cross-play between the PS3 and PlayStation Vita versions, which is certainly neat. Even neater, however, is the fact that when you buy it on one platform, you'll get it on the other. One payment, both version...   read

 
 
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Weekend PC download deals: Atari, Square Enix, Origin

So as Brett mentioned yesterday, Square Enix is having a sale on all its titles on Steam, with the Tomb Raider franchise as today's daily deal receiving a 75% discount. Jim Sterling has been overjoyed at the news that one of his favorite ti...   read

 
 
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Victory Mojang! Scrolls shall forevermore be Scrolls

A few hours ago, a very excited Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted that Minecraft developer Mojang and Bethesda have settled their "Scrolls" dispute. As you might recall, Bethesda filed a lawsuit last year over a possible infringement on "The E...   read

 
 
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Good People Die, the sequel to 999, is coming to America

Alright! That's one game crossed off my list! Let's see if the rest follow suit! The latest issue of Nintendo Power has confirmed that Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die, the sequel to the f*ckin' amazing visual novel / room escape g...   read

 
 


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Ubisoft has confirmed that its hated "always on" DRM will be absent from Assassin's Creed: Revelations when it comes to PC. The controversial anti-piracy measure, that demands a persistent Internet connection in order for the...   read

 
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Study reveals major increase in gaming in Australia

3,500 Australians in over 1,200 households have been surveyed in the Digital Australia Report 2012 as to their videogame and digital media habits. The results are nothing but positive -- a whopping 92% of Australian households now own a gam...   read

 
 
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Trademark points to Ni no Kuni's US name

Level-5 filed a trademark for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in here in the US, which sounds a lot like the Japanese name for the beautiful PS3 game. We've heard that there's a matching European trademark, too. Tha...   read

 
 
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Australia's R18+ rating comes ever closer

I know, I know; the long-running saga of the R18+ rating in Australia has had more false dawns than I care to remember -- but it looks like there has finally been an agreement reached to bring Australian's classification system into the 21s...   read

 
 
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E3: Raptr has evolved from stats tracker to social news

To a games marketer, Raptr is priceless.  Through their stats-tracking app they know what nearly 9 million gamers are playing and the kind of stuff they're doing in their games.  Thus, they and have a pretty good idea which group ...   read

 
 
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MLB 2K11 $1M winner knew 'zero at all' about baseball

The March release of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K11 came with the fanfare of the publisher’s second annual competition to throw an in-game perfect game for a $1 million cash prize. This time around, 2K tweaked the paramet...   read

 
 
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Sony launches identity theft protection for US PSN users

Sony's promise of a year's free identity theft protection has been fulfilled, with PSN users having their asses covered from today onwards. At least in the United States. Sony is still working out the details for international customers.&nb...   read

 
 
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Mega Man gets cozy in this modified fan art

A little while back, I posted some official art from Capcom depicting Mega Man's female counterpart Roll lying around with a bunch of other versions of the character in a semi-cuddly, maybe-groping manner. The art was sold in Japan on eithe...   read

 
 
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MLB 11 The Show has one-button controls for the disabled

Here's a story that will warm your heart. Thanks to its ongoing relationship with a disabled gamer, Sony San Diego has added a special difficulty level to this year's iteration of its annual baseball series, MLB 11 The Show. Hans Smith, a 2...   read

 
 
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Hurry up and buy Planescape: Torment on Good Old Games

I have to say that I was mildly miffed when Good Old Games pulled its weird little PR stunt last week, pretending they were dying and then showing up in wizard robes going "Fooled you! We were just coming out of beta! You looked silly, wail...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Black/White wont be overrun with old Pokemon

One of the biggest complaints about Pokemon games are that they're all the same. Of course, we know that's no more true than saying all Street Fighter games are the same, or that all Call of Duty games are the same. Just like with those two...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart saves child's eyesight

Here's a bit of good videogame news to start your work week out with. A child from Billericay, Essex, had his eyesight saved by playing Mario Kart for two hours every day. Six-year-old Ben Michaels suffered from amblyopia, a severe lazy eye...   read

 
 
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Sakura Wars is out, goodies and downloadables to follow

If you didn't know yet, Sakura Wars:: So Long, My Love is out! The greatest game about American mecha-pilot actresses of this generation - no, of all generations - has graced us all with its presence! You can pick up the dual-language PS...   read

 
 
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Developer Census finds employment up in North America

While the number of jobs in the United States has been shrinking for most of the year, information released in Game Developer Research's 3rd annual Game Developer Census shows that the development end of the North American games industry is...   read

 
 
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Child's Play already brings in over $1 million

Evidently there are a lot of people out there who are better people than I am. Though I try to volunteer as often as I can, I have still not donated to Child's Play this year. However, a lot of people have and that makes them better people ...   read

 
 
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Xbox 360 version of Ghostbusters not region locked

Ghostbusters fans and Xbox 360 owners across Europe were more than a bit peeved when they first learned that Sony had locked down Terminal Reality's game for a timed PlayStation 3 release in that region. Destructoid is based in the United S...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer kills a weevil, says 'Brutal Legend is fine'

So, you heard the news about Activision Blizzard possibly dropping a few Sierra-published games? Arguably the two most significant titles to not make the cut were Ghostbusters and Brütal Legend. We already know about Ghostbusters, but ...   read

 
 
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Buy this awesome Herbie Hancock-signed Rock Band bundle, help a good cause

Sure, maybe you already own Rock Band. But is it signed by Grammy award-winning jazz musician Herbie Hancock? Yeah, I didn't think so; your copy of Rock Band fails. While rubbing elbows with celebs at this year's Grammy awards, Harmoni...   read

 
 
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Flegma

The nostalgia effect when you retype a game from a magazine after 30 years and the sprites dont have the same graphical flaws from the last time (extra pixels lit, the game then just doesnt FEEL the Warts and all = the games

 
OrochiLeona

My Theron as Carol Danvers dreams have crumbled away like Brie :(

 
Sr Churros

Also, havent used Blender in ages, but I remember really liking Ive been teaching 3DS Max for a Game Dev course, and now that I went back to holy crap, it feels as counter intuitive as it gets!

 
Sr Churros

Went to check out if brazilians were flooding the French Pokémon Go announcement tweet, and my predictions were Nice to see so many people asking it but holy shit do they all really need to be THAT rude?

 
Dwavenhobble

Any-one who doesnt go to see Suicide Squad is a who has to ask why is also clearly a Racist and needs to educate

 
Rad Party God

Yeah! 40 minutes into this mission in Guild Wars 2, Im about to face the final boss! Ive killed many dragons, Im so fucking ready, YEAH! BRING IT ON BABY! *lost conection to server* Kicked me out of the game? I have to do it all over again!??

 
Fuzunga

So Tara Strong was walking around Comic Con today dressed as Harley and absolutely nailed People apparently were asking to take pictures not even realizing it was

 
Heat

i am a total wreck right i sit down with my 8 niece and watched Inside Out for the very first And i barely could contain myself with Bing Bong final Man, my feelings! Whos your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong Bing Bong!

 
Agent9

So Im playing the last splatfest, what might also be my last round in I have to say Im both happy and It couldnt last forever but its been one hell of a To all the good times, enjoy yourselves

 
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