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David Jaffe's game studio is going through some hard times

In what is sadly becoming a trend in the industry, another indie studio has been forced to lay staff off. This time, Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency (known for Drawn to Death) is the one on the chopping block. Helmed by industry...


SAG-AFTRA approves new deal with video game producers

Actors union body SAG-AFTRA have announced that their members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new deal with video game companies, bringing the year-long strike to its conclusion.The crux of SAG-AFTRA member's demands pertained to b...


The video game voice actor strike is (tentatively) over

For nearly a year now, SAG-affiliated video game voice actors have been on strike. Last September, 97% of members voted for a work stoppage if a new contract wasn't established. It wasn't, and the strike began in late October. Since then, m...


Hitman may be saved after all

After Square Enix decided to sell off IO Interactive, the future of Hitman lingered in purgatory. Square Enix owns the intellectual property and would continue to do so even without the developer, IO Interactive, around to develop it. ...


Hitman developer IO Interactive is laying off employees

Not even two weeks have passed since Square Enix decided to drop IO Interactive, but people are already losing jobs while the company continues searching for a new parent. The Hitman developer posted an update on Twitter, stating ...


Peter Moore is departing EA to head up Liverpool FC

Peter Moore is moving on not only from Electronic Arts, but the industry at large. The executive known for his roles at Sega of America, Microsoft, and most recently EA is leaving to become CEO of Liverpool Football Club in June. It'll be s...


Destructoid's ethics and transparency policy

[Updated June 15, 2017 - Destructoid was acquired by Enthusiast Gaming - Niero][Updated March 27, 2017 - Re-organized sections and added FTC guidelines -Niero][Updated Feb 20, 2017 - Added Fig Investing and topic sections were re-organized ...


Erik Wolpaw has departed Valve

It's been confirmed that Erik Wolpaw, one of the writers behind games like Portal and Left 4 Dead, is no longer working for Valve. Wolpaw and his writing partner, Chet Faliszek, joined Valve after their hugely influential Old Man ...


Swery65 is back! Opens new studio White Owls

After taking time away from Access games for health reasons and to become a Buddhist priest, Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro ultimately left Access Games in October 2016. Now he's back to making games after starting his own development studio call...


Call of Duty physical sales are down from last year

According to a report from CNBC, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sold fewer physical copies than its predecessor, Black Ops III. This news comes as little surprise, considering the tepid critical and fan reaction to Infinite Warfar...

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Early '90s Super Famicom video unearthed

[Header courtesy of Crystal Blue Dreams] Nintendo of America always had some kind of quirky promotional video to go along with its big releases in the '90s. I have fond childhood memories of playing the Star Fox 64 video and even the Donkey...

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Diablo 3 director leaves Blizzard after ten years

UPDATE: Jay Wilson's been in touch to clarify that the tweets about a "failed experiment" taken to refer to Diablo 3 are specifically about Diablo 3's Auction House. Apologies for the misunderstanding.  Original story is as follows. --...

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Swery65 is taking a break from game development

Game designer Swery65, best known for creating Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, posted on the Access Games blog today that he will be taking a short break from game development to recover from reactive hypoglycemia. "I'm al...

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Massive Chalice lead Brad Muir has gone and joined Valve

At the end of September, Massive Chalice project lead Brad Muir left Double Fine. We knew he was headed to Seattle (thanks to this tweet from Tim Schafer), but we didn’t know where he’d go once he got there. Well now, in a twee...

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SAG-affiliated video game voice actors may go on strike

[Update: SAG-AFTRA declined to comment on this story due to "ongoing negotiations and mutually agreed upon media blackout"] Today, video game voice actors affiliated with SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television an...

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UK tax relief has 'positive impact' on UK games development

Though the UK games industry still needs to be "on par" with the British film industry, tax relief is already having a positive impact on the UK games industry. "In 2014 the European Commission gave the green light and the tax break was int...

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Chris Avellone has left Obsidian Entertainment

If you're at all into PC-style role-playing games of the Baldur's Gate variety, this may be big news to you: Chris Avellone has, according to brief Twitter and Facebook announcements, parted ways with Obsidian Entertainment, a studio h...

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The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire

You ever wonder what it's like to be a character in a videogame? Most people would think of something pleasant like Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, not someone from Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But what would it be like to be in a game that's...


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My god tempered Deviljho is tough! 4 weapon augmentation stones in the rewards (Though no hammer


Actually took a nap with this on an hour Soothing sounds for sleepy #musictoid | Above & Beyond, Justine Suissa - Coldfeet


Considering I havent played Shadow of the Colossus in 5 years, I figured getting the Speed Demon trophy would be more I did it in less than half of the allotted time,

Dr Mel

I got paranoid theyd shutdown the Smash 4 servers, so I took screenshots of my online records (some of which are only accessible while online for some Apparently Ive played nearly 21,000 matches and over 750 Of just 1v1


Got a really neat gift, but no idea what it Anyone fluent enough to read it?

Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I played some more Fighting of the Im not very good with Ibuki, as I havent used her in I mainly wanted to try out her Kirin Armor The ending gave me a good laugh!


Do you think Soulsbornes Miyazaki likes Metallica? Probably not, but this song still fits Bloodborne Plus its a jam


Because I like not playing games I own decided to buy Ni No Kuni on Looks lovely and runs a dream at Mouse acceleration seems to be on by default which is irritating, anyone playing on PC know how to turn it off?

Czar Kazem

Turned on my TV and Birdman was still in my Blu-ray player from when I watched it on Sunday so I just decided to watch Birdman I fuckin love



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