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The Divison

Ubisoft didn't take 9/11 into consideration when making The Division

Ubisoft recently held a press event for Tom Clancy's The Division in New York City, which is also the setting for the upcoming third-person shooter's post-pandemic survival story. The Division takes place in the wake of what seems to be a t...   read

 
 
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Churchill Solitaire

Donald Rumsfeld has released a mobile solitaire game ripe with microtransactions

"I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty," is a real thing Donald Rumsfeld once said, and that was before he was a hotshot game designer. Rumsfeld is mostly known for having been part of three Republican administrations in th...   read

 
 
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Duke Nukem bump

Republican candidate tried and failed to get the Duke Nukem bump

The voice behind the toughest man in the video game business, Jon St. John shot down the opportunity to do ad work for a “leading GOP candidate for president.” Now I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but I’m pretty sure that le...   read

 
 
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America the bootyful

Your tax dollars at work! Official United States Army game out of two year beta

America's Army: Proving Grounds, the official game of the United States Army. Ahem. The official game of the United States Army. Official game of the United States Army. Official game of the United States Army. Is out of beta as of the firs...   read

 
 
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Review: Aerannis
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Review: Aerannis

In a cyberpunk future where men cease to exist, a trans woman and for-hire assassin is fighting the feminist Illuminati that runs the government. Along the way she encounters shape shifting monsters that often are shaped like testicles and ...   read

 
 
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Diversity 101

How many original black playable women have there been in the history of gaming?

Jef Rouner of Houston Press has done a bit of research on the amount of original black women playable throughout the history of gaming and found the number to be exceptionally low. Rouner's criteria to count as an original black playable wo...   read

 
 
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Punch-Out!!

Would you play Donald Trump's Punch-Out!!?

[Art by Catlateral Damage creator Chris Chung.] The Punch-Out!! series is known for being politically incorrect in a cartoonish and lovable way. Some would argue that presidential hopeful Donald Trump shares that same brand of charm, and by...   read

 
 
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Leland

Former senator who was against gun-heavy games pleads guilty to racketeering

Hey, remember former California senator Leland Yee? The guy who said "gamers have no credibility" in the video game violence debate and was arrested a few months back for fraud and gun trafficking? It looks like he just pleaded guilty ...   read

 
 
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Troops vs Women

Murder women in SJW Riot: Troops vs Women - in Video Game

An Indiegogo campaign for a new game called SJW Riot: Troops vs Women - in Video Game, in which social justice warriors -- who are apparently only women -- have "lost their mind, again, and are terrorising men" according to the game's descr...   read

 
 
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Newstoid #4
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Steamy drama, marriage equality in Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy VII changes - Newstoid #4

Last night the boyfriend and I got together -- giggitty -- and shot this latest episode of Newstoid since Jess Brohard is out hunting fugitives with Dog the bounty hunter or whatever. Who knew we would talk about marriage equality in Fire ...   read

 
 
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Baku Games
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A game that fights for actual social justice

The 1st European Games are currently being held in Baku, Azerbaijan. They're sort of like the Olympics on a smaller scale, but not that much smaller. For Azerbaijan, a country that's big on wealth, but is not necessarily a big name on the ...   read

 
 
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The National Video Game Arcade's election event is reading your tweets

It’s almost that time again. Time for the great British-and-also-Northern-Irish-people to filter in to the polling stations, tick little bits of paper, and then have no change ever come about as a result. It’s time for all of th...   read

 
 
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Threats in D.C.

#GamerGate get-together sabotaged by threats

[Photo via Daddy_Warpig.] A recent #GamerGate-themed meetup organized by "critic of contemporary feminism" Christina Hoff Sommers and political pundit/wonk Milo Yiannopoulos was put to a disturbing and sudden end a few days a...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura
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Fake VR boob goggles showed me that 'two party politics' are no good for gaming

Last week, Steven Hansen did a news story about some fake boob-infused videogame consoles that Marvelous made up to promote the next Senran Kagura game. I did a video about those videos for our YouTube channel, and it was fun.  W...   read

 
 
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Tropes vs Women
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New Tropes vs Women series Positive Female Characters debuts

Everyone's favorite feminist Anita Sarkeesian is back and this time with a new sub-series of Tropes vs Women in Gaming called Positive Female Characters. In the debut episode Anita takes a look at the main character from Superbro...   read

 
 
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GDC

Seen at GDC: Game development is for whites only

Spotted around the happenings of this year's Game Developers Conference was a sticker that tells us game development is for whites only. Diversity in game development (especially amongst the sexes) continues to be a hot-button issue and wit...   read

 
 
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38 Studios lawsuit

Judge okays first settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit

A judge has approved the first settlement in Rhode Island's lawsuit over the ill-fated $75 million deal that brought Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios to the state in 2010. The ruling from Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein...   read

 
 
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Obama and The Witcher

Thanks Obama: U.S. President mentions The Witcher in visit to Poland

Public relations in the videogame industry can be grueling. There are hundreds of contacts to keep, thousands of emails to send, and even after all of that, there is no guarantee that an outlet will pick up the story. So much work can go in...   read

 
 
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Metro dev relocates HQ

Metro studio 4A Games moving headquarters out of Ukraine

Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games is in the process of opening a second studio on the island nation of Malta. The new location will serve as the company's headquarters moving forward, while the existing studio in Kiev, Ukraine continues ...   read

 
 
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Politics

Anti-game senator Leland Yee arrested on fraud, gun trafficking charges

California state senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday on charges of honest services fraud and gun trafficking. A vocal opponent of violent videogames, Yee should be no stranger to long-time Destructoid readers given his extensive work ...   read

 
 
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Battlefield

China bans Battlefield 4

I remember browsing the Origin store a few days ago to see if EA was going to at least try and compete with Steam's Holiday Sale when I came across the Battlefield 4: China Rising expansion in the 'New Releases' section. I thought...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite

The Tea Party doesn't understand BioShock Infinite

Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. It's not every day when an ultra-conservative gro...   read

 
 
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38 Studios

Poll: Half of voters want to default on 38 Studios loan

A majority of Rhode Islanders are in favor of becoming ostriches, burying their heads in the sand, and pretending the debt incurred from the state's ill-fated loan to Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios no longer exists, according to a ...   read

 
 
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High Voltage Software

The Conduit developer seeking tax incentives in Illinois

High Voltage Software is seeking tax credits from the Illinois state legislature, according to a report surrounding a number of companies looking for incentives currently stalled by a veto from governor Pat Quinn over a lack of pension refo...   read

 
 
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Politics

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden inspired by videogames

Videogames were reportedly the inspiration behind what's been billed the most significant leak of classified information in US History. In an interview with The Advocate, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald spoke to the motivations behind fo...   read

 
 
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