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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


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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Days Gone

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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NexusMods security

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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PAX Prime

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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Fallout 4

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

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

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
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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

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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Newstoid #1
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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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Splatoon commercial
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The worst part of the '90s are alive in this Splatoon commercial

The '90s had some terrible commercials, like for real. They often times had really cheesy or bad jingles, just like this new commercial for Splatoon. The only thing this is missing is a geeky kid with glasses covering a bully in paint with...   read

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[Update] MediEvil might be coming back after far too long

[Update #3]  The above video has just been released with the following description: First of all, we apologize for giving you hopes to see Medievil and Sir Dan Fortesque in PS4, we didn´t try to piss nobody off or to make neogaf...   read

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OUYA for sale

OUYA now available for purchase (the company that is)

OUYA, the microconsole that was a $15 million hit on Kickstarter, is in financial trouble. According to a confidential email obtained by Fortune, OUYA is deep enough in debt that it's going to be put up for sale. This coming shortly after A...   read

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Legend of Kay Remaster

Does anyone remember Legend of Kay?

Legend of Kay is a 3D platformer action-adventure title starring Kay, a cat who uses his claws in "meow-tial arts" as well as weaponry to fight evil gorillas who have been oppressing cat kind. So the game is about a species war, I guess?&nb...   read

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Oh the humanity!

Oh noes! Pirate Bay co-founder has his NES taken away in prison

Fredrik Neij, co-founder of the copyright-free zone known as the Pirate Bay, has had his Nintendo Entertainment System taken away by prison officials. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service said the console couldn't be opened without...   read

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Fatal 8 Results
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Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament ends with a bang

Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean shot and stabbed his way through the competition to become the first official Mortal Kombat X tournament winner this weekend. Sonic Fox dominated the ESL hosted Fatal 8 tournament as killer cowboy...   read

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