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Arcade weirdness abounds at California Extreme

"So what's California Extreme?" I hear you asking. Simply put, it's a yearly convention where arcade cabinet and pinball collectors converge in San Jose to show off their favorite machines. Enthusiasts bring their perfectly maintained arcad...

 
 
 
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Yakuza 6's art exhibit looks awesome as hell

Last Saturday, Sega and Gallery Nucleus opened the doors to the Yakuza 6 "Essence of Art" Exhibit in California with a whole bunch of fan tribute art and the huge announcement of Kiwami 2 coming to the states. As exciting as that must have ...

 
 
 
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Blizzard opening dedicated esports arena in Los Angeles

Blizzard Entertainment have announced ambitious plans to open its own dedicated space for arena gaming this Fall. The so-named Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will open October 7th to coincide with the Overwatch season one playoffs.In a press re...

 
 
 
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Destructoid Meetup: come to Golden Gopher tonight

We're having a thing at E3. You should come.  Come have a chillaxing, refreshing, possibly fatal non-dance party drink-up hosted by Destructoid's Editors and the Enthusiast Gaming Network. We're gathering in wrinkled clothing on Monday...

 
 
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John Cena will be demoing the Switch with some YouTubers

Even with the Switch launching in roughly nine days and with a public preview event still scheduled for two cities, Nintendo is going to be demoing the Switch in a few more places with some twists. This time, they are bringing a mock living...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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."...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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Some victories Gas is Insulin is Daycare payment is looming ominously and now my youngest also has strep, so Im stuck home and Got till Staying If Im lucky the kids will be feeling better by

 
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Hey fellow non-UK based Europeans who are in the market for that delightful glow-in-the-dark Luigis Mansion 3 has them for preorder and ships to the rest of EU for a good Got me one :)

 
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Random but I would recomend taking a look at Seems like intresting its on Actualy only heard it from a Yahtze review of And it was kinda postive for some of it? Seems like not much people are talking about

 
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Thats how you play on Hyrule

 
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Oh yeah, remember the first EGS exclusive game from Supergiant games, Hades? Its coming to Steam at December

 
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If you could bring one character from a video game to life (like, real life), who would it be and why?

 
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Slimybear245v20 requested I review a Yakuza I just so happened to have a mostly finished review of Yakuza 0 that I was able to dust off and finish

 
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Chaos? Lets see how it likes tanks!

 
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My Transistor video is up! This was basically my last two weeks Itd have probably been out sooner, if Three Houses hadnt Please watch it if you have the time and tell me what you think! Bump

 
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UGH! I decided against getting Dragon Quest on switch since I have it on steam but I WANT And why does it have to come out a week after Links Awakening? Too

 
 

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