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Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal

Earlier this week, one indie studio had to make a snap decision (based on a lot of factors) and decided to stop selling its game on Impulse, Stardock's digital distribution service, after GameStop officially takes over. When the Impulse/Gam...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam 3 made official, first screens shown!

You can forget about your Bulletstorm, your Killzone, and even your Duke Nukem. Everybody knows that Serious Sam 3 is going to be the pinnacle of FPS gaming this year! Well ... it'll probably be cheaper, in any case.  Serious Sam 3: BF...   read

 
 
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Sony releases PS3 hack statement, promises mass banning

Sony has today released an official statement concerning "unauthorized circumvention" of the PlayStation 3, and promised repercussions of genocidal proportions. According to Sony, you have only a very brief period of time in which...   read

 
 
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GTA veteran Navid Khonsari talks about '1979 Iran' game

Iranian-born Navid Khonsari -- voice actor, co-director and writer for PS2-era GTAs -- is working on a new game centered around the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Specifically, the happenings surrounding the U.S. embassy hostage crisis. In an in...   read

 
 
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Croteam: Serious Sam 3 coming out this summer

Croteam has posted a small -- but not insignificant -- message about the state of Serious Sam 3 on its website. CEO Roman Ribaric says, quite simply, that the long-awaiting game will be arriving this summer. He also says that an official an...   read

 
 
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Vogel: Game developers shouldn't read their own forums

Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has written an interesting little article imploring fellow game developers not to spend too much time in the trenches with the fans.  Vogel provides three sound reasons for not reading online forum...   read

 
 
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Jonathan Blow, CVG, and the sh*tstorm I caused

Earlier today, we posted a story about Jonathan Blow, who stated in an interview that Sony was prone to put more adventurous indie games on the PlayStation Network when compared to Microsoft. A fair comment, I thought. However, Blow was pre...   read

 
 
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One Chance: consequences in gaming

As we see games evolve, we find that our experiences within them become more realistic. And yet, there are basic tenets of gaming that still are determined to defy reality: monsters that drop money, treasure chests in the middle of nowhere,...   read

 
 
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Videogames now cause relationship breakdowns

Relationships end all the time. Sometimes it's the man's fault, sometimes it's the woman's fault, sometimes it's nobody's fault at -- VIDEOGAMES! VIDEOGAMES DID IT! EVERYBODY LOOK AT THE VIDEOGAAAAAAMES! According to a survey of 1,500 gamer...   read

 
 
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TGS: Hidden cam of sticking it in Dream Club Zero

TGS takes a lot of getting used to. Unlike at PAX and E3, you can't just shoot video of any old game on the TGS show floor. First you have to get a special "Press" sticker from the given game's developer. It doesn't matter that you are the...   read

 
 
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XBLA gets Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter next month

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is finally getting a release on Xbox LIVE Arcade, after months of availability through the usual PC channels. According to Devolver Digital, Serious Time is coming on September 22. I read about it in a t...   read

 
 
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Free Steam weekend and sale for Serious Sam HD: TSE

Starting tomorrow, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is getting a free weekend of multiplayer on Steam. From then through Sunday, you'll be able to play co-op Survival and Campaign, deathmatch, and other modes in which you shoot dudes in...   read

 
 
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Nintendo wants us to take the 3DS seriously

If you were going to levy a complaint at the DS it might be that the games on it aren't that in depth, mature or serious. Yes, the fantastic little handheld has games that fit that description, but it's fair to say that they aren't its brea...   read

 
 
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Creative Director of Ubisoft Montreal says au revoir

As the creative director of Ubisoft Montreal, and Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Patrice Désilets is a big deal for the company. Or, he at least was a big deal, as announcing today, courtesy of Game Informe...   read

 
 
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The House of Sam is very... wow

This rather astounding trailer may very well be one of the best I've ever seen. It's to promote Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and it scores points for originality, if nothing else. Quite a few people didn't get the joke when it was ...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam for Palm OS may induce vomiting

Why yes, that's the unboxing of Serious Sam for Palm OS. And no, I'm not entirely sure what's going on here either or why Velcro is undeniably cooler when circular in form rather than rectangular. The lovable marketing muscle behind Seriou...   read

 
 
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LAWL: I made some Pokemon trainers

The folks at The Kartel make a good point. Why can't we customize our Pokemon trainers? It's not like it would be that difficult of a thing to code in, as just about all the humans in Pokemon games look exactly the same. Hapuriainen, a devi...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam HD on PC gets Deathmatch, Steam achievements

It's come to our attention that Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter was recently given a loving update from Croteam, and we wanted to return the favor. The main draw here is the new 16-person Deathmatch mode with 7 maps, 22 Steam Achievemen...   read

 
 
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21 billion hours of gaming every week will save the world

Want to save the world? Play videogames more. That's what director of game R&D at the Institute for the Future Jane McGonigal is saying you need to do. In a speech given at TED 2010, a conference where smart people spread smart ideas, s...   read

 
 
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GDC 10: Theme is Not Meaning

Soren Johnson spent five years working on the Civilization series for Firaxis, eventually landing the job of lead designer for Civilization IV. He also did work on Spore, amongst many other things. He also gave the keynote address of the 20...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam HD hits XBLA next week! [Update]

Last time we heard about the XBLA version of Serious Sam HD: First Encounter, a release date of January 13 had been announced. Impatient fans of mindless running n' gunning, however, will be thrilled to learn that Croteam's rather splendid ...   read

 
 
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Croteam: HD remakes take a lot of work

HD remakes are all the rage these days, and Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter was but one of them. Since the groundwork for a remake has already been laid out, one could be forgiven for thinking that they're easy to develop. However, stud...   read

 
 
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Croteam: Serious Sam is not simplistic

Serious Sam is hard. We all know that. But one thing it's never been considered is complex. You have a gun, you run around, and you shoot waves upon waves of slobbering monstrosities. However, if you call Serious Sam simplistic, Croteam may...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam 3 aims to rock your face off in 2010

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter reminded me of the simple joys of wave-based shooting mayhem, and news of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter only made me happier. However, the news we all want to know is this: Is Serious Sam 3 ever go...   read

 
 
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Why do we use review scores?

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our moms rais...   read

 
 
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