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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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Metacritic ranks the best and worst publishers of 2014

[Update: Included a paragraph about the mid-size publisher rankings, which I somehow missed.] Metacritic just released its 5th Annual Game Publisher Rankings, which ranks publishers based on the critic reviews for games released in 2014. Th...

 
 
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Zoe Quinn founds anti-harassment network Crash Override

In response to the wave of harassment in the videogame industry, Depression Quest developer Zoë Quinn and freelance game producer Alex Lifschitz have formed Crash Override: a network of anti-harassment crusaders with experience in...

 
 
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Confirmed: Prey 2 has been cancelled

Well you certainly could have seen this one coming. During an interview with Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda, CNET confirmed that the long elusive and troubled development of Prey 2 has come to an end. Taking place at PAX AUS, Hi...

 
 
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Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz

As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitely punched each ...

 
 
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Half of PC gamers will wait for a sale before buying games

If there's one phrase you get used to hearing when talking about PC games, it's "I'll wait for a bundle or sale." It's common knowledge if you wait a while, you can get a better price through places like Steam, Green Man Gaming, or various ...

 
 
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FBI joins forces with IGDA in a bid to curb online bullying

The International Game Developers Association is reported to be working alongside the FBI and other online harassment experts in a bid to stamp out harassment. As a result, it seems, of recent events within the industry, the groups are team...

 
 
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Sega outs Gearbox for lying in Aliens: Colonial Marines case

Sega has released a statement placing the majority of the blame for the misrepresentation of Aliens: Colonial Marines to customers firmly on Gearbox, especially Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Sega has alleged that Gearbox did indeed create th...

 
 
 
 
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New study shows that children may benefit from videogames

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children and young teens aged 10-15 who play a small amount of videogames each day show slightly higher levels of psychosocial adjustment than kids who don't play at all. The childr...

 
 
 
 
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Sony agrees to preliminary settlement over 2011 data breach

Due to a class-action lawsuit concerning Sony's 2011 data breach which led to the theft of names, addresses, and possible credit card data of its 77 million users, the company has agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement. The security...

 
 
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Double Fine embarks on new publishing venture

Double Fine Productions has decided to point its talents in the direction of helping indie game studios with publishing and marketing. In an interview with Tim Schafer, it was revealed that although Double Fine won't be a publisher per se, ...

 
 
 
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PC gaming hardware market holds lead over consoles

The PC gaming hardware market, which consists of personal computers, upgrades, and peripherals used for gaming, is alive and booming in contrast to the general decline in the mainstream PC market. Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst at John P...

 
 
 
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Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Microsoft is beginning its restructuring in the near future, as forecast by CEO Satya Nadella last week in an interview. The reductions will most likely be in engineering, marketing, and areas of overlap with Nokia. The restructuring, which...

 
 
 
 




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Question: is it consider scummy practice to plug my other works here in Dtoid? Im writing a novel and have plans for a Patreon monthly short story deal, and am wondering if the community would be okay with me promoting it now and

 
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Happy birthday Inquisitive Ravenclaw, Nathan D, and EtosiTak! I hope today rocks!

 
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Nice, A whole bunch of birthdays this weekend! Hope you guys all have a great weekend, Happy Birthday to Nathan D, EtosiTaK, Inquisitive Ravenclaw and anyone else who may be celebrating on the Best wishes x

 
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Nathan D

I appreciate all the birthday wishes, Didnt do much today, just went out to eat with some family, which was Also, true to my reputation, I did find some cool shit while out and about Birthday Haul!

 
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