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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...

 
 
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The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire

You ever wonder what it's like to be a character in a videogame? Most people would think of something pleasant like Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, not someone from Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But what would it be like to be in a game that's...

 
 
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Metacritic ranks the best and worst publishers of 2014

[Update: Included a paragraph about the mid-size publisher rankings, which I somehow missed.] Metacritic just released its 5th Annual Game Publisher Rankings, which ranks publishers based on the critic reviews for games released in 2014. Th...

 
 
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Zoe Quinn founds anti-harassment network Crash Override

In response to the wave of harassment in the videogame industry, Depression Quest developer Zoë Quinn and freelance game producer Alex Lifschitz have formed Crash Override: a network of anti-harassment crusaders with experience in...

 
 
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Confirmed: Prey 2 has been cancelled

Well you certainly could have seen this one coming. During an interview with Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda, CNET confirmed that the long elusive and troubled development of Prey 2 has come to an end. Taking place at PAX AUS, Hi...

 
 
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Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz

As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitely punched each ...

 
 
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Half of PC gamers will wait for a sale before buying games

If there's one phrase you get used to hearing when talking about PC games, it's "I'll wait for a bundle or sale." It's common knowledge if you wait a while, you can get a better price through places like Steam, Green Man Gaming, or various ...

 
 
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FBI joins forces with IGDA in a bid to curb online bullying

The International Game Developers Association is reported to be working alongside the FBI and other online harassment experts in a bid to stamp out harassment. As a result, it seems, of recent events within the industry, the groups are team...

 
 
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Sega outs Gearbox for lying in Aliens: Colonial Marines case

Sega has released a statement placing the majority of the blame for the misrepresentation of Aliens: Colonial Marines to customers firmly on Gearbox, especially Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Sega has alleged that Gearbox did indeed create th...

 
 
 
 
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New study shows that children may benefit from videogames

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children and young teens aged 10-15 who play a small amount of videogames each day show slightly higher levels of psychosocial adjustment than kids who don't play at all. The childr...

 
 
 
 
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Sony agrees to preliminary settlement over 2011 data breach

Due to a class-action lawsuit concerning Sony's 2011 data breach which led to the theft of names, addresses, and possible credit card data of its 77 million users, the company has agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement. The security...

 
 
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Double Fine embarks on new publishing venture

Double Fine Productions has decided to point its talents in the direction of helping indie game studios with publishing and marketing. In an interview with Tim Schafer, it was revealed that although Double Fine won't be a publisher per se, ...

 
 
 
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PC gaming hardware market holds lead over consoles

The PC gaming hardware market, which consists of personal computers, upgrades, and peripherals used for gaming, is alive and booming in contrast to the general decline in the mainstream PC market. Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst at John P...

 
 
 
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Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Microsoft is beginning its restructuring in the near future, as forecast by CEO Satya Nadella last week in an interview. The reductions will most likely be in engineering, marketing, and areas of overlap with Nokia. The restructuring, which...

 
 
 
 
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What do you think about cut scenes?

There are hard line stances against cut scenes ("cheating"!), Kojima considering them a natural outlet for all the movies he watched, and developers considering them one of many useful tools in this new Critical Path video. I thi...

 
 
 




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Double Monocles

Things I never thought Id be asked in a professional setting: How many of you have seen an orifice?

 
Gajknight

Thats Breath of the Wild 90 shrines, 100 something Korok seeds, all main Really enjoyed my time with Some issues, most minor and a couple big Theres so much potential for a better A sign of greater things to

 
GetNekKid

Been a while since I posted, but Im still New job has been a bit of a challenge to settle into, but I think itll be Started reading Good Omens during my break times and it makes for a great escape from Hope youre all doing well!

 
Rad Party God

Riding off of the Unreal nostalgia, heres a neat review/retrospective by I played Unreal around 2007 and I was still utterly impressed with The only game from that time that came close to it was Metroid Prime with its sense of awe and loneliness

 
TriCerAroK

Not sure how many people care, but here are some judges week impressions from Easy Allies on Days They are reporting a frame rate of around I guess that explains the

 
lokhe

Was just browsing my Steam library and the image in the background for Dragons Dogma made me Anyone remember the adventures of Ben Swolo? :p

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Trump is reportedlys considering delaying his much touted North Korea summit due to concerns the North is reluctant to renounce its nuclear shit,

 
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Unreal Gold free on

 
taterchimp

Pretty sure this was on Dtoids front page for some reason a while back

 
Seymour

You know how much we (generally) dont like loot boxes? Including Well, let me just say that Ive succumbed to the allure with Overwatchs latest update Felt nasty, but it HOWEVER, important question inside chere >>>

 
 

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