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Destructoid disbands UK team

Destructoid disbands UK team

Consumer games site Destructoid has let its three UK writers go.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 12:48PM in News
Peter Vesterbacka leaves Rovio

Peter Vesterbacka leaves Rovio

Angry Birds developer Rovio has taken another big hit, as long-time ‘brand ambassador’ and executive Peter Vesterbacka has announced his departure from the company.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 12:31PM in News
PC game Hadean Lands comes with £27 DLC... for a certificate

PC game Hadean Lands comes with £27 DLC... for a certificate

Consumers purchasing PC title Hadean Lands have the option of shelling out £27 for a digital certificate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Criterion's vehicle game put on hold for Star Wars

Criterion's vehicle game put on hold for Star Wars

In 2014 Criterion revealed that it was working on an extreme sports vehicle title with more than a hint of Burnout about it. Now it’s not clear whether we’ll ever ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:38AM in News

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Fable Fortune Kickstarter axed, but development will continue

Fable Fortune Kickstarter axed, but development will continue

The crowdfunding push for free-to-play card game Fable Fortune has been cancelled.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Sony could owe early PS3 owners some money

Sony could owe early PS3 owners some money

A lawsuit that has been bubbling for six years has ended with Sony agreeing to refund some of the purchase price for a select few who bought PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:12AM in News
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will offer female character option

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will offer female character option

Players of upcoming South Park RPG The Fractured But Whole will have the choice of playing through the saga as a boy or girl.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 4:00PM in News
Crowdfunded survival game ReRoll cancelled

Crowdfunded survival game ReRoll cancelled

Another crowdfunded game has fallen before the final hurdle, leaving backers out of pocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 3:12PM in News

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Tencent to buy Clash of Clans maker Supercell for $8.6bn

Tencent to buy Clash of Clans maker Supercell for $8.6bn

Chinese games giant Tencent has just spent big to buy Clash of Clans developer Supercell.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 3:08PM in News
Indie toys-to-life game Fabulous Beasts changes name to avoid Harry Potter confusion

Indie toys-to-life game Fabulous Beasts changes name to avoid Harry Potter confusion

Kickstarted title Fabulous Beasts has had a change of name following trademark issues with Warner Bros.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 21st 2016 at 1:50PM in News
Lovable Hat Cult talks about sex and Apple

Lovable Hat Cult talks about sex and Apple

Denmark’s Lovable Hat Cult has always made experiences that deal with taboo subjects. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 12:38PM in News
History Lesson: The story of Burnout

History Lesson: The story of Burnout

Back in the late ‘90s, Gran Turismo was the No.1 racing game. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 12:06PM in News

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NetherRealm will be 'more aggressive' with Injustice 2 DLC

NetherRealm will be 'more aggressive' with Injustice 2 DLC

Upcoming fighter Injustice 2 will be supported for a longer period with a greater amount of DLC than its predecessor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:40AM in News
One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

More than 100 staff at PC giant Valve are working on augmented and virtual reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:28AM in News
Vivendi now owns 20% of Ubisoft shares

Vivendi now owns 20% of Ubisoft shares

Media giant Vivendi has increased the amount of stock it holds in games publisher Ubisoft.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Paradox's Wester on Cities: Skylines, Stellaris and a record-breaking 2015

Paradox's Wester on Cities: Skylines, Stellaris and a record-breaking 2015

Paradox has been around since 1999 but it’s only recently that the Swedish firm has reached mainstream attention. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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Inafune says launch version of Mighty No.9 'is better than nothing'

Inafune says launch version of Mighty No.9 'is better than nothing'

“It’s better than nothing”. That’s the assessment of Keiji Inafune following the damning critical reception of his new platformer Mighty No.9.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:51AM in News
Chris Smith and Paul Andrews step down from Retro Computers

Chris Smith and Paul Andrews step down from Retro Computers

Two of the directors of Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus firm Retro Computers have resigned.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:19AM in News
TinyBuild says G2A's 'fraud economy' has cost it $450k

TinyBuild says G2A's 'fraud economy' has cost it $450k

Indie developer TinyBuild has revealed that it lost nearly half a million dollars in sales for its games to key selling website G2A.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:17AM in News
Women in Games new CEO on how she intends to improve diversity in the industry

Women in Games new CEO on how she intends to improve diversity in the industry

As the new CEO of Women in Games, Marie-Claire Isaaman hopes to be part of the movement leading to gender equality in the games industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:12AM in News
League of Legends

Huni: 'When I played League at first, I was bronze'

When I sat down with Immortals' top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon for a post-game interview, it started like any other. The charismatic import from Korea talked about his team's victory ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Hearthstone

All of Hearthstone's 'Wow' emotes ranked

In the world of Hearthstone, meta doesn’t just refer to the cards and decklists—the emotes have a ranking all of their own.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

The Thorin Treatment - 17 Years and Counting

17 years ago to the day the first beta of Counter-Strike (CS) was released. What could have just been another mod among many quickly eclipsed the game it was modifying ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Smash Bros

Condition Zero: Why Smash 4's top dog isn't out just yet

Champion. God. Undefeatable. Throughout the duration of Smash 4’s lifespan, Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has been referred to as all of these and more. With 55 consecutive tournament-win victories, he’s been ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Owners of professional video game teams in a battle of their own

Months after Susan Tully and friends bought a pair of professional video game teams for an estimated $1 million, her four-man “Call of Duty” squad finished its season in 11th ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News