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Project Awakened fails to meet Kickstarter goal

In another reminder that Kickstarter isn't the surefire way to fund your game, the impressive-looking Project Awakened has failed its Kickstarter drive. Developer Phosphor Games raised $338,498 of its required target of $500,000. The game's...   read

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PlayStation Network undergoing maintenance today

PlayStation Network will be down all day today as Sony does some upgrading to the PlayStation Store software. The downtime started at 5:00AM Pacific, and is expected to be down until around 9:00PM Pacific. If you signed into the PlayStation...   read


Creator of D and Enemy Zero passes away

In the midst of all the PS4 announcements and excitement, there was a bit of sad news to come out of Japan to put a damper on the hearts of longtime gamers. Kenji Eno, the eccentric and highly unusual game director and musician, died at the...   read

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Farewell from Vigil

Vigil Games' lead combat designer says his goodbyes

THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets... well... not all of them. For some reason, not one company placed a bid for Darksiders developer Vigil Games, dooming the young studio. Vigil's lead combat designer Ben Cureton decided...   read

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THQ is done

THQ is done, all assets sold off

[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to write his own lett...   read

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Monster Hunter

Pour one out: Monster Hunter Tri servers nixed in April

"Out with the old, in with the new," as they say. Capcom is getting ready to launch Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and in return, they're shutting down the servers for the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri on April 30th. You'll have six weeks after the ...   read

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PlayStation 2

RIP: PlayStation 2 production has stopped worldwide

Last week we found out that PlayStation 2s had stopped shipping in Japan. Sony has now officially announced that PlayStation 2 production has stopped worldwide, according to The Guardian. Yes, it's truly an end of an era. Hard to believe it...   read

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PS2 discontinued

End of an Era: PS2 stops shipping in Japan

Sony has ceased shipping of the PlayStation 2 console in Japan this week, bringing an end a 13-year lifespan. Whatever is out there on shelves is what's left. That's it. According to Famitsu, more than 150 million units have ...   read

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Studio Closures in 2012

Remembering studios that closed in 2012

This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, but indie games a...   read

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The GamesMaster sadly passed away

For those growing up in Europe and old enough to remember, GamesMaster was an absolutely awesome show with cheesy screen effects and crazy kids being dealt gaming challenges in order to get their hands on the coveted golden joystick prize. ...   read

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Bye bye, Nintendo Power

Nintendo Power's last hurrah leaves me in tears

Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER. If you've ever been an NP reader or subscriber, ...   read


Rockman Xover has at least 100,000 users

Remember when Capcom got us all excited for Mega Man's anniversary this year, and then basically took a dump on us with Rockman Xover? Well apparently after reaching the top three listing on iTunes the week of release, The Mega Man Network ...   read


The final Nintendo Power cover is perfect

On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo. We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we figured we mig...   read


Aww: Wii U Nintendo TVii service pushed back to December

[Update: At least the Netflix app will be ready in time for launch, it just won't be a part of TVii.] A massive press release this morning from Nintendo detailed this weekend's Wii U launch and ran down all of the system's features. At firs...   read


Goodbye, Destructoid

As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid. Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset. I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is an absolute dr...   read


PlayStation: The Official Magazine to cease publication

Damn, son. Future US is on the warpath as of late. It wasn't enough for the publishing house to pull the plug on Nintendo Power; now its sights are set on PlayStation: The Official Magazine (not to be confused with PlayStation Official Maga...   read

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This Zelda fan film is sad but amazing

Kennedy Baruch, the creator of the above Zelda fan film, shared with us their award-winning work after profusely complimenting our site. That always works with me.  But this short is really great. Sad, but great. It follows a girl nam...   read


Nintendo Power sends out farewell letters to subscribers

It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed, a special good...   read


Death of EVE player in Libya attack honored by fleet

On Tuesday, an American consulate in Libya was attacked by an extremist mob. During this attack, Sean Smith was killed. In addition to being a foreign service information management officer, he was also one of the pillars of EVE Online...   read


Who knew Space Invaders could be so deep and emotional

Above is merely the first two frames of a massively vertical comic chronicling the life a green Space Invader. Created by Ehud Lavski for Dorkly, it ought to make you think about your actions towards gaming's standard cannon fodder. Are the...   read


These are the saddest photos you'll see all week

In the Shunqing District of Nanchong City, China, the police have confiscated around 1000 gambling machines and set them ablaze. I understand the need to crack down on illegal gambling, but couldn't the machines have been repurposed? This c...   read

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Paul Steed of Wing Commander and Quake has died

Game industry veteran Paul Steed, whose work spans from bringing Wing Commander into 3D to helping launch the original Xbox, was announced dead this morning by Jace Hall Show's blog. The cause of death hasn't been shared at this time. Steed...   read

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Randy Solem of Video Game DC fame passed away in March

It's always disheartening to learn that one of your cherished icons has passed on, but it's even more disheartening to discover their death months after the fact. Randy Solem, creator of Video Game Director's Cuts and the "Rise of the Mushr...   read


Plug pulled on Renegade Kid's game pitch contest

[Header by spizzyfizz] Well, damn. Back in March, I shared news that Mutant Mudds dev Renegade Kid and contest organizer GAMEscribe LLC were holding the pitchWinPLAY competition, in which anyone could submit ideas for an original platformer...   read


New Onimusha announced ... for browsers and phones

What's that? A new Onimusha game is being made? All our dreams have come true? It's for ... oh ... it's a browser-based strategy RPG.  Well now I just kind of want to cut myself.  Onimusha Soul is set in the Sengoku era and will r...   read

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