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Ubisoft attempts to shuffle chairs as Vivendi looms for a takeover

Ubisoft has announced today that two independent directors have been nominated as board members for the company, for approval in September. The individuals are Frédérique Dame and Florence Naviner, the former of which was...   read


Arc System Works opens new office in South Korea

Arc System Works, the Yokohama-based studio best known for fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is expanding its operations with a new "Asia Branch" located in Seoul, South Korea. The satellite office opened today and will be providing t...   read

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The near-finished Daredevil game that Marvel quashed

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw Marvel selling off movie rights to its pajama-wearing characters and saw Colin Farrell kill a man with a paper clip, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It...   read

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Local Ford dealer steals Firewatch art to sell freedom (and cars)

Because I have blessedly been without cable for many years now (and still drive a dinged, 11-year-old beater), I have somewhat forgotten about the stain on humanity that is the car dealership. Local dealers tend to have the annoying, freque...   read


Oculus silently removes DRM as SuperHot gets roasted by angry Steam customers

Good news, everyone! If you're thinking of buying a Rift or Vive to play VR games in the future, you can go back to selecting that hardware based on its merits and not software exclusives. This weekend the timed Oculus exclusive for Superho...   read

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The horror

Suggested Price Warriors are vandalizing GeForce 1080 reviews

Have you seen Nvidia's stock? It was like $15 for the last five years and suddenly more than doubled. It's because they're making the worst video card ever. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more power efficient than their previous Ti...   read


Ubisoft shutters Casablanca studio

Of all the video game studios, in all the towns, in all the world, Ubisoft will be shutting down its satellite office in Casablanca, Morocco on June 13, the company announced Thursday. Ubisoft let the studio know of its plans last week, and...   read

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IGN's parent company buys Kotaku publisher

Ziff Davis, an internet media conglomerate and owner of IGN, has bought Gawker Media Group. Details of the sale haven't been disclosed, but reports from earlier today state that Ziff Davis had a firm bid to buy Gawker and all of its assets ...   read

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Ubisoft founders to sell all remaining control in Gameloft to Vivendi

The Guillemot family, best known as the founders of both Ubisoft and Gameloft, will soon be mostly unaffiliated with the latter. Following a successful hostile takeover of Gameloft by Vivendi, the Guillemots have announced that they plan to...   read

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Nintendo NX reports

Nintendo reportedly delays NX production to add VR

Nintendo's next console, code named "NX," was meant to go into mass production in the middle of this year, which, incidentally, we are in. It's June! Holy shit! But this process has been delayed into "early 2017," according to Digitimes sou...   read

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Techland is getting into the publishing game

After spending its first 25 years as a developer, Polish video game company Techland is expanding its operations to include global publishing. The "global" distinction is important because Techland already has some experience in distributio...   read

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Vivendi sends letter to welcome Gameloft employees to their new job

French media conglomerate Vivendi has completed its hostile takeover of mobile publisher Gameloft. Now that it's a done deal, Vivendi is welcoming Gameloft employees to their new family. In a letter that, ostensibly, says "you work for us n...   read

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Report: Vivendi moving forward with hostile takeover of Gameloft

French media conglomerate Vivendi (which once owned Activision Blizzard) has won the backing of a majority of Gameloft shareholders to complete its hostile takeover of the company, Bloomberg reports.  Vivendi owns a 29.9 percent stake ...   read

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RIP Windows Phone

Microsoft cuts 1,850 jobs winding down phone business

The Windows Phone operating system looks like it's going the way of Zune as Microsoft announced 1,850 layoffs in its phone sector and an associated $950 million write-off ($200 million of which is reserved for severance pay). Of that number...   read

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PS4 sales expectations

Sony thinks it can sell 20 million more PS4s this year

During its fiscal year going from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, Sony sold 17.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles (several million more than the Wii U's lifetime sales), which actually beat Sony's 17.5 million expectation. For the following ...   read

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Metacritic petition

Please sign my petition instead

Earlier today, tweets from former Destructoid reviews editor Jim Sterling alerted me to the existence of a petition that insists reviews aggregate site Metacritic stop considering reviews from IGN, which gave Doom a 7.1, "severely altering ...   read

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Minecraft billionaire feels oppressed by women

[I'm closing the comments, thanks for the 24 hour shit show, everyone involved. Destructoid hosts many voices - if you don't agree with an individual there's a mute and ignore function in your settings. If you have more to say we provide fr...   read

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Nintendo still keen on making medical tech

Nintendo is no longer interested in producing sleep monitoring devices, but that doesn't mean the company is backing away from the quality of life initiative it began pursuing in 2014. According to newly proposed amendments to Nintendo...   read

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Capcom financials

Resident Evil 0 remaster sold 800,000

Capcom's continued plan to remaster old Resident Evil games is paying off. "Last fiscal year Resident Evil 0 HD remaster performed favorably with approximately 800 thousand units sold," Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto said. "and additio...   read

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Nintendo maintains NX isn't a Wii U replacement

Buried in this weekend's report that Nintendo is about to start making animated feature films, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima, speaking to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, also reiterated the company line that its upcoming "NX" console -- out ...   read

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Warren Spector wants unreleased IP from Disney

Disney announced plans to cease operations as a console game publisher last week. As a result the company will be discontinuing the Infinity series and shutting down its Salt Lake City-based development studio, Avalanche Software, which has...   read

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Zynga might be worth less than its office

Zynga had a good run. A lot of people made a lot of money on shitty Facebook games. Now the company is looking to offload its 670,000 square foot headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Funny thing about that math, though. When Zynga bought...   read

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Vivendi comically buys more stake in Ubisoft, but don't call it a takeover

Ubisoft has built a nice little empire for itself, but that empire is in danger if parent company Vivendi keeps on buying up stock in it. Back in 2015 the latter owned 6% of the former. That was raised to 15% in 2016, and Ubisoft found...   read


Nintendo selling majority stake in Seattle Mariners

Nintendo of America plans to sell the bulk of its interest in Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners and the team's cable network to other members of the ownership group, the parties announced today. The company acquired a 55 percent stak...   read

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SNK drops 'Playmore' as part of revival

In what seems to a symbolic nod to those of us that remember the good old days, King of Fighters and Metal Slug developer SNK Playmore is dropping the "Playmore" from its company logo and plans to once again use the old Neo Geo-era slogan "...   read

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