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California university is giving out pro gaming scholarships

University of California, Irvine announced its esports initiative in the spring: build a gaming arena and give out, "as many as 10 academic scholarships" to students on its League of Legends team. It was apparently a good fit for the univer...   read

 
 
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Konami Los Angeles Studio to be closed, staff laid off

According to multiple industry sources (including former Dtoid CEO Hamza Aziz!), Konami has closed its Los Angeles studio, formerly known as Kojima Productions Los Angeles. Duke Nukem creator George Broussard was one of the first ...   read

 
 
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Super Arcade denied permit to re-open in Azusa, California

Once a mecca for arcade and fighting game fans, the venerable FGC hot-spot Super Arcade closed the doors of its Walnut, California location last December after failing to reach a lease agreement with its landlord. After being unable to find...   read

 
 
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Here's what the Grand Theft Auto V title update fixed

Today's Grand Theft Auto V title update was more than an unlock to play Grand Theft Auto Online. It also fixed some issues in the Story Mode. Here's the breakdown: Fix for interface issues when using Internet on the cell phone after comple...   read

 
 
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What you need to know to start playing GTA Online

Rockstar's ambitious Grand Theft Auto Online launches tomorrow for those that have Grand Theft Auto V. How will you access it? First you'll need to download a Title Update that will be released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live tomor...   read

 
 
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How does GTA V's Los Santos compare to Los Angeles?

GameTrailers went on a tour of Los Angeles to compare the real city streets to that of Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos. The video tour focuses on the big touristy spots around Santa Monica, with some glimpses at Hollywood too. So how do th...   read

 
 
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Capcom is holding live Monster Hunter classes on April 20

Digging into the finer features of the Monster Hunter series can often feel like academic research. I just want to kill giant dragon creatures, consarnit! It's not like I want to write a graduate thesis on the blasted thing! Which is why Ca...   read

 
 
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Kojima Productions opens Los Angeles based studio

Kojima Productions, makers of the Metal Gear series and largely why people put up with Konami's sh*t still, has opened up a Los Angeles branch. The studio is currently looking to create a new team, and there are a number of open job listing...   read

 
 
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Kojima Productions plans to open new studio in California

Kojima Productions confirms that they're looking to open a new studio in California. A tweet from senior producer Kenichiro Imaizumi says that they're looking to set up shop in The Golden State, but only if they "can find the right people."...   read

 
 
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Rhythm Heaven Fever launch event in LA at iam8bit

Nintendo will host a launch event in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 6-10 p.m., for Rhythm Heaven Fever, and hands-on sessions and giveaways are planned for the event. They're teaming up with iam8bit and Giant Robot to throw a party at the iam8bit ...   read

 
 


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California to pay ESA $950,000 for failed case legal fees

California tried to establish unconstitutional regulations on videogames and failed miserably. Brown v. ESA had the Court voting 7-2 to Alpha Counter a 2005 California law that would put an unlawful lock on game distribution. The Entertainm...   read

 
 
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Rockage celebrating retro gaming & indie music in NorCal

While the East Coast is home to MAGFest, the West Coast has been a little left out in the retro gaming and indie music festival scene. Well that's about to change as a new festival called Rockage will be debuting in San Jose on February 11 ...   read

 
 
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San Francisco: Play the new Resident Evil games this week

Capcom is hosting a Fright Club this Thursday at the Mezzanine in San Francisco. Much like their Fight Clubs, this will be your chance to play Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil: Revelations before their releases. Bonus...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto in a life-sized Mario Kart makes my day

Shigeru Miyamoto was already in California to attend tonight's Spike Video Game Awards, so he took some time out from his trip to...go to the mall? The legendary game maker is shown in the photo above behind the wheel of a IRL-sized Mario K...   read

 
 
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New arcade pops up in San Francisco

Attention San Francisco folks! There's a new arcade in town and it's the last refuge for you fighting fans within the city. Southtown Arcade just opened up shop and is a simple little spot with just over a dozen arcade cabinets. All the cab...   read

 
 
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Come play Section 8: Prejudice in San Francisco this week

TimeGate is coming to San Francisco this Thursday to show off Section 8: Prejudice's multiplayer. What does this have to do with you? Well if you happen to live in the Bay Area and are over 21, you can come by and play the game too! Yes, yo...   read

 
 
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E3 10: Dormammu confirmed for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Looks like Guitar Atomik was right. In this new trailer for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, the dreaded Dormammu shows his fiery face in what could be a last boss/major villain-sort of role. No sign of Dr. Strange so far, but if Capcom's Seth Killian...   read

 
 
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Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Video Games Live in LA!

Video Games Live is a celebration of all things videogame music. The concert travels the world performing music from our favorite games and it's a concert you need to experience at least once in your life time. The concert is coming to Los...   read

 
 
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High costs of California to blame for Pandemic closure

Since neither The Lord of the Rings: Conquest or Mercenaries 2: World in Flames were met with warm reception, the Internet seems to have collectively decided that the widespread layoffs at Pandemic and integration into EALA was single-hande...   read

 
 
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Pre-E3 09: A peek at the Expo as a work in progress

Although E3 proper doesn’t start until this Tuesday, we hoofed it down to the Los Angeles Convention Center to pick up our badges and to see how things were going. With two more days to go until the big event officially starts, the sh...   read

 
 
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Move over, Mama: Activision announces Science Papa

I knew it. I knew someone was listening. Right after Majesco trademarked Babysitting Mama, I joked around and said that someone should make a male version of the game. And then Activision announces Science Papa for Wii and DS. I'm so influe...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is hiring for action game at new Los Angeles office

The careers page at Square Enix's North American Web page let slip that they're working on an action-oriented original IP. Square Enix is needing programmers for this new game, so they have to let them know where they're going to be working...   read

 
 
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E3 2008: Destructoid's horror stories

The general consensus is that the 2008 E3 Business and Media Summit sucked. And everyone you asked had their own reasons to say so. Some took issue with the ghost town of a convention hall, which seemed lifeless compared to previous events....   read

 
 
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STFUAJPG: IDG 'thrilled' with E For All attendance

Poke around on the Internet, and you'll see a lot of videogaming Web sites throwing a negative spin on E for All's inaugural year. A few bloggers and journalists snapped a few photos of what appeared to be an empty Los Angeles convention ce...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Contest: Win ten free 4-day passes to E for All today!

 You've read the news.  You know the venue.  If you'll be anywhere near the Los Angeles convention center next weekend and want to play Smash Brothers Brawl, Metal Gear Solid 4, Guitar Hero 3, and smell the sweat of a ten tho...   read

 
 
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