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eShop downloads on the Switch won't be console locked

One of the more curious choices Nintendo used to make with downloadable games came in the form of console locking content. On any of its previous systems with some form of storefront (Wii, DSi, 3DS, and Wii U), every download would be assoc...   read

 
 
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Devolver Digital will be hosting demos for developers affected by the US travel ban

Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban" is hurting more than just families and US foreign relations. A few indie developers are finding themselves unable to attend the 2017 Game Developer's Conference (GDC) because of the executive order. As such, they...   read

 
 
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Drive your very own Mario Kart through the streets of Japan

I'm sure many of us have fantasized about driving in a real life Mario Kart race. The joy of whisking past players you've toppled with a red shell while casually dodging a Bob-omb would be a real treat for anyone. According to Good Morning ...   read

 
 
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Man steals money from his company to spend on Game of War

I know mobile games can be addicting, but this story is a bit ridiculous. Kevin Lee Co, 45, from Sacramento, California allegedly went on a spending spree for the mobile game Game of War, accruing around $1 million of charges after evidentl...   read

 
 
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Kathy Rain rides again on iOS and Android, this Nov. 23

Very little surprised me in 2016, at least not in the way Kathy Rain did. It was an exceptional adventure game, a genuine 9/10, accessible for both new players and veterans alike. Even now, it's my personal GOTY. Sadly, that doesn't transl...   read

 
 
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Nintendo confirms end of Wii U production

Eurogamer broke the news last week that Nintendo was cycling down its production of the Wii U, possibly as early as this Friday. Nintendo denied these reports to Japanese site IT media, saying it was "not true." However, the Japanese Wii U ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Video game voice actor strike begins over concerns of 'safety and respect'

[Update: Sam Singer, a communications operative speaking on behalf of the negotiating video game companies, sent Destructoid an email regarding the claims made at the SAG-AFTRA roundtable. "The Companies are impressed and appreciative of th...   read

 
 
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The hackers that ruined Christmas 2014 have been arrested

I actually have quite a fond memory of Christmas morning in 2014. My cousin had come over with his family and his son wanted to play NBA 2K15. I figured, why not? I'm never going to touch the game (which came as a pack-in with my PS4), so w...   read

 
 
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The Division's borked Dark Zone is a big enough deal for Fox News

The Division’s borked issues have been making headlines, we know, but I don’t think anyone of us expected it to make it onto Fox News in a segment about prepping 18-year-olds for Real Life Problems. In a discussion about what s...   read

 
 
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Grifball, gravity hammers, and PvE Firefights confirmed for Halo 5: Guardians

Hammer Storm brings three free new modes to Halo 5: Guardians, as well as a new map, new weapons, and a load of new REQ goodies including new assassination animations, weapon skins, loadout weapons, emblems, visors, and armour.  If you...   read

 
 


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The past week in gaming news: porn, poo, and Louis Vuitton

Keeping up with gaming news can be bloody hard.  In gaming terms, a week is an eternity, so here we are with this handy-dandy breakdown of the past week’s most important, interesting, or downright bizarre gaming news! There have...   read

 
 
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Sony trademarks mystery game project 'Days Gone'

In the days between Christmas and New Year, Sony quietly registered a new trademark for a new project entitled Days Gone. Filed under Classes 9 and 41 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this identifies the item as video game ...   read

 
 
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Change your passwords: NexusMods suffers database breach

I hope you've got your password strategies down because you'll have to think up a new one if you've got an account at Nexus Mods, the popular mod repository. According to a statement posted by site founder Robin "Dark0ne" Scott, the si...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Account launches in Japan, shows your purchase history

Nintendo Account - the snappily-titled new account service for Nintendo - has begun rolling out in Japan. The new membership scheme will act as a single log-in for all your Nintendo stuffs, current and future, including the Ninten...   read

 
 
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Dtoid at PAX Prime 2015: Tips, attendance roster, and avatar adoption!

[Get ready for PAX Prime! Captain Merica has some advice and community resources to share so you can meet fellow Dtoiders this weekend! - Pixie The Fairy] PAX Prime is a couple days away. Every year, Dtoiders from all over make the trip to ...   read

 
 
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BREAKING: PlayStation exec 'doesn't like' PowerPoint transitions

In a shocking reveal tonight, PlayStation director of portfolio strategy John Drake confirmed on Twitter that beloved executive Adam Boyes was not a fan of PowerPoint transitions. The leak came in response to Sony employee Matt Kessler lame...   read

 
 
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Watch Comic-Con footage of Platinum's Transformers game

Today, Hasbro announced the release date for Transformers: Devastation at its SDCC Generations panel. The game will be released on pretty much everything on October 6, 2015. Coincidentally, that will be the day I retreat into a Cybertron-th...   read

 
 
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Bethesda will show new Fallout 4 gameplay to QuakeCon 2015 attendees

Since that massive wave of info about Fallout 4 back at E3, I've counting the days till its November release. I'm a big fan of the series, and seeing its debut on the current gen was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, Bethesda Game Studi...   read

 
 
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Into the Stars is an intense Space Opera, hits early access July 9

The Space Sim genre has been one of the most ambitious and sought after titles from developers and fans alike. Ever since the early days of gaming, there's been a desire to craft a title that allows for exploration across a sprawling univer...   read

 
 
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Total War: Warhammer changes the game of war

The Total War series is known for its focus on intense real-time combat and simulation-based nation-building gameplay. As one of the more historical games, the series has garnered a lot of respect from fans and many critics alike. But now, ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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inXile Entertainment launches Kickstarter for The Bard's Tale IV

Just when you thought Kickstarter had plateaued, there comes another campaign set to reignite the fire for crowdfunded game development. After the successes of other titles such as Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained from different developers las...   read

 
 
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Halt and Catch Fire explores the early days of online gaming

In case you couldn't tell, the 1980s is having a bit of comeback. With so many games and films (Kung Fury is out today!) seeking to emulate the vibrant and lively era, there's plenty of people out there feeling nostalgic for the '80s. Thoug...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 0 Remastered revealed, arrives early 2016

Coming off of the super successful Resident Evil Remastered earlier this year, Capcom made plans to invest more in HD remasters of classic titles. And after seeing how well REmake HD sold, it's clear that there was quite an appetite for cla...   read

 
 
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The Witcher 3: Oculus Porn feat. Pac-Man, Bowser, ZeRo and Newt Gingrich! Newstoid #1

The moment you've all been waiting for that has been months in the making, Newstoid is finally officially here! We have all the hot scoops, hot hosts, and side-splitting laughter you could ask for. Not to mention the hot beats from communi...   read

 
 



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