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Chris Avellone

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...   read

 
 
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The Magic Circle

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...   read

 
 
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Metacritic rankings

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...   read

 
 
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Crash Override

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...   read

 
 
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Prey 2

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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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PC games

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 ...   read

 
 
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Harassment

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...   read

 
 
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Aliens: Colonial Marines

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...   read

 
 
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Shigeru Miyamoto

Miyamoto explains Nintendo's reignited passion for core gaming

It's fairly obvious that Nintendo has been ramping up its concerted efforts to attract and maintain its core base, and Shigeru Miyamoto's latest comments confirm that it's not just a coincidence. Miyamoto spoke with Edge in an interview for...   read

 
 
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Kids and Gaming

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...   read

 
 
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Far Cry

Far Cry 3 was originally poised to tie the franchise's story together

Raphael van Lierop, in a recent interview with USGamer, revealed that his original vision of the game would have tied all three entries in the series up to that point together. As narrative director at Ubisoft Montreal for Far Cry 3, he sta...   read

 
 
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Gearbox

Gearbox thinks it should be dropped from the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Last year a class action lawsuit was filed against Sega and Gearbox accusing the companies that the press demo shown at E3 of Aliens: Colonial Marines was not indicative of the final product and was misleading. Gearbox has recently filed a ...   read

 
 
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Sony

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...   read

 
 
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Double Fine

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, ...   read

 
 
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Electronic Arts

EA improves revenue in first quarter of 2014, delays Dragon Age and Battlefield

As Electronic Arts' first fiscal quarter came to a close on June 30, the publisher found that it had beaten expectations for profits and revenue. EA credits much of this success to the runaway success of Titanfall. CEO Andrew Wilson said th...   read

 
 
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PC gaming

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...   read

 
 
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Yogscast

Yogscast participating in revenue share to promote Space Engineers

YouTube streaming group Yogscast has announced that they will form a partnership with Keen Software. In return for a share of sales revenue for a month of the game Space Engineers, Yogscast will offer a series of videos and Yogsca...   read

 
 
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Microsoft

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...   read

 
 
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Japanese gaming

Reports of the Japanese gaming market's decline are exaggerated

A popular rumor in gaming nowadays is the decline of the Japanese gaming industry. This seems to be espoused by news outlets, financial reporters, and even Japanese developers themselves. Through various interpretations of the data Japan do...   read

 
 
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Industry

Examining what's behind the $12.5 billion in game company acquisitions last year

Digi-Capital, a London based firm, stated in its second-quarter report that mobile gaming has been the source of the largest amount of companies changing hands with $4.6 billion in deals in the past year. Closely following are MMOs with $4 ...   read

 
 
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Critical Path
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What do you think about cut scenes?

There are hard line stances against cut scenes ("cheating"!), Kojima considering them a natural outlet for all the movies he watched, and developers considering them one of many useful tools in this new Critical Path video. I thi...   read

 
 
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Lorne Lanning

Lorne Lanning explains why he previously left the game industry

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! is an HD remake of the PS1 cult hit Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Lorne Lanning, the co-founder of publisher Oddworld Inhabitants, and a man who recently took an eight-year hiatus from the video games industry, sat down ...   read

 
 
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Crytek

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution, has apparentl...   read

 
 



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