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Zynga rips off Tiny Tower, gets called out by devs

Zynga appears to have given up on copying its own games over and over, and has moved on to the straightforward plagiarizing of other peoples' work. Dream Heights is Tiny Tower to the core, the only difference being Zynga's inferior artistic...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Piracy Episode 1 - Copyright

Piracy is one of those issues that will absolutely never die, like the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle or the truth of the Zelda Timeline. I have always had a set view on piracy -- it's not the worst crime in the world, but it's selfish th...   read

 
 
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ESA spent $190,000 to support PIPA lobbyists

The Entertainment Software Association has come under heavy criticism for its express support of SOPA, but recent detective work has uncovered a far sleazier transgression -- Kotaku reports that the ESA spent a reported $190,000 on pro-PIPA...   read

 
 
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EA will ban you from games if someone else swears at you

Electronic Arts has been catching heat for its stupid policy that bans customers from their legally bought games if they break rules on the forums. Despite all the bad publicity, however, EA isn't fixing the issue -- it's getting worse.&nbs...   read

 
 
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Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app

Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has released a new ver...   read

 
 
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Publishers back Blockbuster rentals to fight used games

Blockbuster has said that it's seen a lot of support from game publishers over its increased game rental plans, because they help erode the impact of used games. Apparently, companies receive quite the kickback from rentals, whereas they ge...   read

 
 
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Rumor: EA wants Wii U to exclusively use Origin

According to the latest gossip, Electronic Arts is "aggressively" pursuing exclusive digital distribution rights on Nintendo's Wii U by having it use Origin. The idea would be that EA can force Origin onto a wider base of consumer...   read

 
 
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Activision argues that it's not an evil empire

Monolithic empire Activision has argued that it is not monolithic empire, arguing that its reputation as a festering hub of evil is the price of being the number one publisher in the business. I'm sure the goat sacrifices and that time they...   read

 
 
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Co-founder finds Activision hate 'a little bit strong'

Activision co-founder Alan Miller believes that the resentment some gamers feel toward the evil publisher is a bit "strong" and has suggested we tone it down a bit. "As a publisher, you’re taking the risk," he said. "And it’s no...   read

 
 
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Activision: Hating us not realistic, akin to PS3 bashing

Evil publisher Activision is pretty hated by the gaming community, mostly for being evil. The company's Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, believes that the hate isn't founded in reality, and is rather similar to the bashing the PlayStati...   read

 
 
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Best Buy charging $30 for PS3 firmware updates

If exploitation of ignorance were a crime, then Best Buy and its "Geek Squad" thralls would be hanged by the neck until dead. The latest way in which Best Buy is profiting from the stupid is by charging $30 for Sony's free firmware updates ...   read

 
 
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Kotick: Electronic Arts has 'lost its way'

Activision and Electronic Arts have never been the best of friends, but Bobby Kotick's recent interview with Edge magazine has really gone for the jugular. Claiming that EA has "lost its way", the Activision CEO believes only studios that h...   read

 
 
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Kotick: Sony, MS, EA will 'struggle' against Activision

Activision CEO and professional supervillain Bobby Kotick has stated that Activision views Facebook as a bigger competitor than Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo or Electronic Arts, adding that traditional gaming publishers will "struggle" against ...   read

 
 
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Kotick: Bungie is the last high quality indie dev left

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has said some outrageous things in his time -- ranging from stupid to downright evil -- but this comment, in which he essentially discredits Valve, Epic, ...   read

 
 
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Zynga boss allegedly hates innovation, loves evil

A former Zynga employee has spilled the beans on boss Mark Pincus, alleging that he encourages the theft of ideas and going so far as to call the FarmVille developer evil.  The ex-worker claims that Pincus said these exact words when t...   read

 
 
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Activision Blizzard charging more for Starcraft 2 in UK

Activision's done it again! Continuing its strategy of charging UK gamers extra money just because it can, Starcraft 2's publisher is offering the highly anticipated strategy sequel at an inflated retail price. Activision has done this befo...   read

 
 
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Schafer wants Kotick to stop being a 'total prick'

Doublefine 's Tim Schafer is no fan of Activision. After all, the evil publisher did refuse to publish Brutal Legend, then attempted to block Electronic Arts from publishing it out of sheer maliciousness. It's no wonder, then, that the cult...   read

 
 
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Bobby Kotick not a fan of Xbox Live

Evil Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has claimed that he is frustrated by the current online business model put out by Microsoft. Of course, it's not concern for consumers or the simple fact that Xbox Live is a massive con that has upset the fl...   read

 
 
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Patriot Games: A July 4th Destructoid spectacular

So, I guess it's a Holiday today. That's one of the reasons why I don't have a Sundays with Sagat to show you this week, which makes me very sad. To make up for it, I thought I'd try to throw together a couple of topical features. This firs...   read

 
 
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Pachter thinks Ubisoft's DRM is just lovely

Game industry analyst and monkey juggler Michael Pachter does not think that Ubisoft's DRM is a bad thing. In fact, as a lawyer he believes it is Ubisoft's right to protect its games in any way the publisher sees fit.  "I’m an ol...   read

 
 
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Kotick still considers West & Zampella his friends

Despite all the legal wrangling and public airing of dirty laundry, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick still wants Jason West and Vince Zampella to know that he loves them. The former Infinity Ward bosses were fired under a bitter cloud and have b...   read

 
 
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Megaton: Bungie signs ten-year deal with Activision

Wait, what!? In news that could be considered shocking at the very least, Halo developer Bungie has announced that it just signed a ten-year contract with evil publisher Activision, marking the studio's first long-term engagement since it s...   read

 
 
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Warning: iPad users falling prey to virus attacks

So grimly predictable. The iPad hasn't been out long, but already a bunch of nefarious malware purveyors (better known as "twats") are preying upon unsuspecting (better known as "stupid") iPad users, offering better performance in exchange ...   read

 
 
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Halo: The Movie will be the best movie ever

The biggest videogame franchise ever gets the biggest movie treatment ever. I would seriously pay money to actually watch something like this in theaters. P.S. Samit Sarkar didn't find this funny at all. What a racist. P.S.S. The video some...   read

 
 
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Command & Conquer 4 requires constant online connection

Uh oh ... Hot off the heels of Ubisoft's serpentine PC DRM, Electronic Arts has revealed that it doesn't want to be left out of the hate and has jumped into the fire as well. Command & Conquer 4, like Ubi's recent PC games, will require...   read

 
 


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Holy crap, Histoire is a living nuke in the Neptunia And I thought Blanc and Iris Heart were O_O

 
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I need to try out Gravity Rush 2 at a friends place and see how differently that and Rodea the Sky Soldier Just watching some gameplay video doesnt answer the

 
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I can only fathom Nintendo is not including Miiverse within the Switch just so that it can make its glorious return at some point, because the Miiverse was something truly

 
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My super radical best friend got me what is only the greatest in time for Nioh?

 
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Powers been out for 6 hours and is set to be out another four cause SDG&E are Doesnt help that my house is a signal dead zone

 
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Damn going to the slums in Gravity Rush 2s main city is pretty awesome and You thought this big ole nice area to explore was all there was? nahh, hit up this other big area with no loading

 
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