Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 
 
 




#Industry Bull

FRONT PAGE


 photo
8===D

Playdead co-founder was paid $7.2 million to leave the company after a messy falling out

One month after the release of critically-acclaimed Inside, Playdead co-founder Dino Patti left Playdead. The departure was framed as career move, that Patti was off to seek new challenges after leaving his mark with Limbo and Inside. ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

More games on Steam doesn't mean more money for Valve

Steam saw an unprecedented influx of new games in 2016. Of all the titles added to the distribution service since its 2003 launch, 38 percent of them were added last year. Many of those games are very bad, sure, but there's no questioning t...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Video

Fan project Pokemon Prism is dead, long live Pokemon Prism

This year hasn't been kind to Nintendo fan games. Project AM2R was killed, as was Uranium, which were both high profile re-imaginings of the Metroid and Pokemon universe respectively. Due to the latter's popularity there's a lot of pro...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

The new president of Kojima Productions is a former Konami president

Shinji Hirano, who once headed Konami Europe, has accepted an executive position at Kojima Productions, according to his LinkedIn profile. Hirano was previously employed  as president of Konami Digital Entertainment for Konami's Europe...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Super stats for Super Mario Run but no one has any actual specifics

Mario's running to the right and Nintendo's running to the bank. After one day on the market, Super Mario Run is being crowned an unequivocal success. However, nobody's really sure exactly how successful it is. The one fact about Super...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

For Honor, a game that was said to be playable offline, now requires a constant connection

For Honor will require a consistent internet connection to play. This isn't all that unique; plenty of games have this restriction. What is unique about it is the way Ubisoft has backpedaled on previous statements. A few months ago, Fo...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Ubisoft executives fined a combined $1.2 million for insider trading :(((

When news broke last month that five Ubisoft executives were accused of insider trading by a French stock market regulation committee, things didn't look bright for those men. They offloaded some of their shares of Ubisoft in the weeks befo...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

The Ubisoft and Vivendi drama heats up a little more

The fears of many people who follow the games industry might become a reality as Vivendi Entertainment now owns 25 percent of Ubisoft. As we reported a few months ago, once Vivendi acquires 30 percent of the company, it will be required by ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Five Ubisoft executives have been accused of insider trading

Some Ubisoft executives have found themselves in a precarious position after a French stock market regulation committee has accused them of insider trading. Now they're left to prove that they didn't offload company shares with knowledge th...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Video

RIP Vine, died sucking its own dick

Twitter is shutting down Vine, the video-sharing app it paid $30 million for in October of 2012, just four months after Vine was founded. It was a good app, sometimes.   read

 
 


 photo
8===D

Bethesda's 'everyone experiences [our games] at the same time' policy is wildly inconsistent

So as you may have heard, Bethesda recently went public with their "we won't send out early copies" policy. This is something that many of us writers have been expecting since they took that route with Doom, so it doesn't come as a big surp...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Video

Bethesda 'values media reviews' by making sure you won't see them before release

Earlier today, Bethesda's Global Content Lead Gary Steinman issued a statement through their website about a change in how the company will handle media reviews moving forward. Bethesda will no longer provide copies of its games to rev...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Writers' strike v2? Voice actors ordered to strike on Friday

[Update: I was informed by Sam Singer, representing the video game industry along with Scott J. Witlin, that the reported $100/hour minimum pay is incorrect. Rather, "the maximum voice session is 4 hours at $825, the minimum per hour rate i...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Report: Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has closed

It seems that United Front Games, the developer behind Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Modnation Racers, and LittleBigPlanet Karting, has closed its doors in Vancouver, Canada with reports that all employees were let go some...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Today in Tencent acquisitions: Clash of Clans

Let's take stock of Tencent's current lineup, shall we? The Chinese megacorporation currently owns Riot Games and games outlet/guide database Zam.com, has sizable investments in Paradox Interactive and Epic Games, and has previously wo...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Studies show our large, unemployed sons are playing hella video games to feel better

Young, "less-educated" (which apparently includes people with associate's degrees; gotta keep tricking kids into going into $50,000 in debt for the Bachelor's), able-bodied men are apparently still not working, or not working full-time, in ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

The Sims boss is now in charge of Mass Effect developer BioWare

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts issued "an organizational update" yesterday announcing the formation of EA Worldwide Studios, a "central studios organization led by Patrick Söderlund," who was the head of EA Studios for the past three y...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Video

Interplay is selling off Earthworm Jim, Freespace, and more

When I think of Interplay, I think of the Earthworm Jim series, but that isn't a thought I've had in a long while. There just isn't much happening there unless you're simply rebuying the original games, and the same could be said of most of...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Pokemon Go had a record $200 million first month

While Activision would come to purchase Candy Crush Developer King for about six billion dollars, King's crown jewel "only" made $25 million in its first month of release back in 2014. Usurping Candy Crush was this year's Clash Royale (~$12...   read

 
 
Overwatch photo
Overwatch

Overwatch leads Activision Blizzard to a record-breaking second quarter

Overwatch has added quite the exclamation point to Activision Blizzard's financial statement. The publisher just released its most recent investors' report, and the success of Blizzard's multiplayer shooter has led to record revenues f...   read

 
 
Let there be Pokevision photo
Let there be Pokevision

Pokevision creator's open letter to Niantic about Pokemon Go tracking

A tracking bug that upset one of Pokemon Go's prized features -- knowing how close nearby monsters were, so you could go get them -- led to the rise of Pokevision, a service that displayed Pokemon location in real-time in lieu of the game b...   read

 
 
38 Studios photo
38 Studios

No criminal charges to be filed in 38 Studios case

No charges will be filed against Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning company 38 Studios or former Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation officials, the state's Attorney General Peter Kilman and State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnel announce...   read

 
 
Nintendo NX photo
Nintendo NX

Ubisoft says Nintendo NX is 'really great,' will woo 'casual players'

Ooh boy, lotta ways to take statements Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot made in yesterday's earnings call regarding Nintendo's still-scantly-detailed console just eight months away. "On the NX, what we have seen is really great," Guillemot said....   read

 
 
Ubisoft photo
Ubisoft

Vivendi buys even more stake in Ubisoft, says it's not eyeing a takeover

It's a saga that's almost a year old at this point, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Vivendi's on the warpath to buy as much stake in Ubisoft as it possibly can; Ubisoft's just trying to stand its ground. Another chapter to that story...   read

 
 


Brett MakedonskiFeatured blogger

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... ...

 


 


Reviews   filter by...

Yakuza 0"Rise of the Dragon"

 

AUKEY KM-G3 RGB Mechanical Keyboard"Make your co-workers mad, jealous, and mad jealous"

 

Rise & Shine"I'm gonna wreck it!"

 

Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+"Don't cry to me, oh baby!"

 

Gravity Rush 2"That's so Raven"

 
More ReviewsGame Trailers
 


 


Not in stores: Upcoming games

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 

Community expand | +quickpost

jasondm300

Just a random song for a random friday

 
ZombZ

My Phalanx Pheller blog overhaul is done and its visible The new stuff is at the end, but if you havent checked it in ages the old sections might be worth a quick I added everything I ever made to the

 
SirNinjaFace

Two hours of work left, then my weekend belongs to Gravity Rush 2

 
Shinta

Im about to make a decision that could affect the rest of my A decision between two One girl is crazy and a mess, but Im deeply in love with She may have been lying to The other girl is 100% solid non-crazy, and has a

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Baiken getting hit by Fausts super is kind of wrong and I actually think they should fix

 
ryantimothy59

Timothy J Ryan and Associates

 
OrochiLeona

Man, was just in town, Symmetras EVERYWHERE since the buff :/ Have a wonderful day everyone

 
James Internet Ego

You know what Ill miss most about Obama? Hes an example of a good Regardless of his policies, his time was scandal free and he was almost everything society tends to deem good - he was measured, intelligent, Things Trump is

 
Silver Luso

Today is my brothers birthday, inaguration day, and the day before my first weekend while What a

 

Blogs | expand

 

WTF IS DESTRUCTOID? 10 years of pants optional Free Download

Stats