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The Black Tower
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Final Fantasy's PS1 glory days recaptured in indie game

What becomes antiquated will eventually become cool again. It happened to 16-bit sidescrollers and voxels, so why not pre-rendered backgrounds and world maps? The Black Tower is a love letter to PlayStation Japanese RPGs, currently develop...   read

 
 
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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger shoots the sheriff on May 22

Techland's Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, the latest entry in the Western FPS series, will hit PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC on May 22. Even with a new trailer, I still don't have a good grip on exactly what this game is. Afte...   read

 
 
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Sperm is not real
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Grand Theft Auto V viral video introduces new character

Rockstar posted a video (which doubles as a downloadable screensaver) that lists The Epsilon Program's -- the Scientology parody first introduced in San Andreas' radio ads -- values. Hidden behind the text are scenic day-night cycles of Gr...   read

 
 
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Gearbox

Gearbox has rights to classic RTS Homeworld

Update: Along with Darksiders, Red Faction, and other THQ properties getting picked up by Nordic Games for a cool $4.9 million, it's come to light that Gearbox spent $1.35 million in acquiring Homeworld. Borderlands developer Gearbox plans ...   read

 
 
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Virtual reality is the future of treadmills ... I think?

You don't need a gym when you have a 3DS and elliptical machine, I've realized in recent months. Playing Fire Emblem while working my calfs is both great fun and great fitness, yet my mind has been wondering what else is out there. The Vir...   read

 
 
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SimShady

Upcoming SimCity patch will address top requested fixes

On April 22, SimCity will continue its arduous trek to becoming a game worthy of its name. The Update 2.0 patch will address "a number of top-requested bug fixes and improvements," according to developer Maxis. Along with some minor content...   read

 
 
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Dishonored
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Dishonored's lore summed up in a minute

Dishonored is the game with the racists people in the sky? Or is it the one with the head crabs? I've been playing Black Mesa and BioShock Infinite recently, so Dishonored feels like a distant memory, despite it being my personal favorite ...   read

 
 
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CS:GO
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Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map

Sometimes you need to put down the AK-47, pause the terrorist hunt, and play Super Mario Bros. Using a server plugin, a clever modder that goes by the name skwumpy created the Sourcemod Entertainment System or SMES, which lets players inte...   read

 
 
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Injustice review

Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us

When DC Comics’ most popular heroes and villains appeared in 2008’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Aquaman was nowhere to be found. Thought of as a laughing stock with a shaky history in videogames -- the less said about Battle ...   read

 
 
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Need for sequels

Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels

Criterion creative director Alex Ward has had enough with floating rumors, so he's taken to Twitter to debunk speculation that his team is working on a Need for Speed or Burnout sequel. In addition, he said his next game won't be a Black or...   read

 
 
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BioShock Lessons

BioShock Infinite is the history lesson gamers deserve

According to Google, "Boxer Rebellion", "Pinkerton" and "Wounded Knee" have been trending lately. BioShock Infinite is teaching gamers about the American history that often evades classrooms, churches, and homes. After years at botched atte...   read

 
 
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pretty badass
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Become the crazy nastyass badger in Shelter

Pid was one of the most charming games I played in 2012, so it's no surprise that developer Might and Delight's next project, Shelter, focuses on the most mighty and delightful creature in the animal kingdom: the crazy nastyass badger. Thi...   read

 
 
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Mickey Mouse
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Castle of Illusion remake announced for PSN, XBLA, and PC

Remember the '90s? Before our eyes ever (accidentally) set upon Disney hentai and before Mickey Mouse got thrown into a bunch of lame platformers? We had Castle of Illusion and it was enough to get me giddy to visit my grandma, as she owne...   read

 
 
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Tetris
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Apple co-founder shows off his legendary Tetris skills

Steve Wozniak is an oddity. Though many know Wozniak for his work at Apple, in his earlier days he was known for his work with videogames, both as a designer (creating Atari's Breakout) and player. This video shot by Game Informer gives a ...   read

 
 
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Road Rash
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Road Redemption channels Road Rash for 21st century

It's been a long time since there was a Road Rash sequel, but Road Redemption may take away the ache of waiting. Composed of a team with 35 years of combined experience and in production since 2009, Road Redemption is a homage to the motor...   read

 
 
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Crime, indeed

Taito's Crime Connection wants your phone's contact info

Crime Connection, the latest iOS and Android title from Square Enix subsidiary Taito, is a free-to-play "social crime simulation" in the style of Mafia Wars. There is a serious caveat to the game, however, and I'm not talking about microtra...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls 2 trailer
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Cram this Dark Souls II trailer into your dark holes

It's been Dark Souls II day at Destructoid, as we finally got to see it in action in footage, screens, and in person. Now, Namco Bandai presents this gloomy teaser ("Despair") that shows off some of the environments. Yeah, the world of Dar...   read

 
 
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layoffs

EA Montreal faces more layoffs, rumored studio closure

EA Mobile in Montreal faces 200 - 250 employee layoffs with more to come, a source with connections to EA Mobile told Gamasutra, and the studio will gradually become completely shutdown. EA confirmed layoffs but said that the suggested numb...   read

 
 
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Music

GTA radio playlists now on iTunes and Spotify

Popular music has defined Grand Theft Auto's eras, styles, and budget. It also has defined many of our lives, as Vice City introduced us to 80's classics and GTAIV reminded us of a great 90's band we forgot about. Now, you can stream all th...   read

 
 
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Poor Darkstalkers sales

Capcom: Darkstalkers' opening sales are a failure

Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson recently said that fighting game re-releases are dropping in popularity, and now the sales numbers for Darkstalkers Resurrection confirm his theory. After years of fans asking for a downloadable re-releas...   read

 
 
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Always bet on Duke

Surprise: Japan doesn't like Duke Nukem Forever either

Japanese gamers have spoken and they have said, "You know, Duken Nukem Forever isn't all that good. In fact, it's the worst game of the year." But, you know, in Japanese. The Kusoge ("crap game") of the Year Wiki lets Japanese gamers vote o...   read

 
 
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Don't do drugs

Jeff Minter's next ball tripper simulation is TxK on Vita

Lover of goats, llamas, and psychedelic arcade games, Jeff Minter and his development house Llamasoft will continue his legacy with a Vita release called TxK, a sequel to Atari Jaguar classic Tempest 2000. "We’re going to base it on t...   read

 
 
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Tales of Xillia
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Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition doesn't hold back

Tales of Xillia, Namco's anticipated entry in the Tales Of RPG series, will arrive on PlayStation 3 on August 6. After setting a high bar with its Ni no Kuni limited edition, Namco is once again not slouching: Tales of Xillia's Collector's...   read

 
 
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Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns comes to Steam this June

Shadowrun Returns, the long-awaited Shadowrun reboot funded through Kickstarter, will come to PC in June, developer Harebrained Schemes announced in an update. As the days to release count down, so does the time before the Collector's Editi...   read

 
 
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SimCity

SimCity: Cheetah speed returns, Mac release June 11

"Do you like to play with Cheetah Speed?" SimCity's Facebook asks. "No, I prefer not having basic functionality that keeps the game from being boring and painfully slow!" But for the rest of you, you may be happy to hear that cheetah speed ...   read

 
 


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