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Fallout 4, The Walking Dead, SOMA & Summer Movies

Hey gang! Here's your Destructoid news update for this Thursday. I dabbled in some non-gaming news, I hope you don't mind. There are a lot more …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

DICE defends timing of Battlefield 4 beta

The Battlefield 4 beta starts next week, less than a month before the game ships for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Despite the short time between beta and release, developer DICE believes it has time to implement changes in the final game based on feedback from the beta.<p>"Even if we're doing [a …

Rockstar's Dan Houser would still love to make another Bully game

Released in 2006 to high praise and much controversy, Rockstar Game's <i>Bully</i> was a video game well ahead of its time both in the mechanics of play and the deft way in which it treated a serious topic.<p>On one side you had lawmakers and anti-video game rabble rousers decrying the game's examination of …

Grand Theft Auto 5 secrets and oddities get Mythbusted

YouTube channel DefendTheHouse is back with a new series of Mythbusters videos, in which they explore the less obvious capabilities of hit games — this time, they're taking on <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>.<p>In the first episode of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5 Mythbusters</i>, the team tackles handy police evasion techniques — …

“Grand Theft Auto V” Made $800 Million In 24 Hours

Take-Two Interactive Software’s highly anticipated video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> went on sale Tuesday at midnight, but it has already broken records by surpassing $800 million in global sales in its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest-grossing launch day sales of any entertainment …

Sample some of GTA 5s radio stations now

Rockstar has released a number of audio previews for Grand Theft Auto 5 radio stations. Among others, below you can hear samples from hip-hop station …

Xbox One Vs PS4: Xbox One May Have An Early Edge Partly Because Of PS3's Amazing 2013 Lineup

<i>It’s been an amazing year for PlayStation gamers.</i><p><i>This post is a part of a long series discussing the relative merits of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.</i><p>Recently I wrote that Microsoft’s strong Xbox One video game lineup gave them an early edge over the competition.<p>This is partly because Microsoft …

Grand Theft Auto 5 digital pre-order pulled from Europe's PlayStation Store (update)

The digital pre-order file for <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> is no longer available in Europe's PlayStation Store, social media manager Sid Shuman announced today via the PlayStation Blog.<p>According to the post, some who downloaded the digital pre-order were able to access <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> assets, which were …

'Grand Theft Auto' teaser site shows off the dysfunctional world of Los Santos

Rockstar Games has been slowly leaking out info about the highly anticipated <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> for months now; most recently, the first gameplay trailer showed off the massive world based in the fictional city of Los Santos. Now, Rockstar is filling in the details of that world with a Los Santos …

Ludicrous $1 million 'Saints Row IV' special edition includes Lamborghini, plastic surgery, and trip to space

Limited and "special" edition video games have long been a popular way to pump more money out of fans, but developer Deep Silver is now taking that concept to its ludicrous extreme. The company just announced a $1 million <i>Saints Row IV</i> "super dangerous wad wad edition," of which only one copy is …

Edward Snowden Will Go Anywhere That Will Take Him, Hopes Russia Will Grant Asylum

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been holed up at the Moscow Airport for three weeks now. The U.S. revoked his passport, putting him in a legal limbo that left him stranded in the airport’s transit zone. Accompanied by Sarah Harrison from WikiLeaks, Snowden made a statement Friday to human rights …

'Every developer is a publisher' on PlayStation 4 - Sony

Sony is making moves to actively streamline the publishing process for independent game developers on the PlayStation 4, as well as providing game feedback and promotional support, according to a presentation at the Develop conference held in the UK this week, as reported by Joystiq.<p>The comments, …

HTC: Forget raw specs, the One remains our flagship

If it walks like a flagship, and quacks like a flagship...that doesn't make it so. At least that's the case at HTC, where the upcoming HTC Butterfly S (and expected successor to the Droid DNA in the U.S.A.) holds all the raw numbers over the HTC One but will not be stealing its place as HTC's …

The PC market is slightly less terrible than last quarter

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With this digital pen, you can spell check your handwritten notes

With a Kickstarter pledge of £109 (add £10 for overseas shipping) that equals about $162, I could never misspell potato or broccoli again on my …

Petition seeks to bring back Xbox One policies

The Xbox One has not been having a good time of it. Not long after the console was launched, Microsoft revealed heavy restrictions around sharing games -- that is, games could only be transferred once between friends, a one-way, one-time only gift, and lending games was off the table at launch. …

LG unveils world's thinnest Full HD LCD smartphone panel

As companies search for ways to make mobile devices ever-sleeker and lighter, LG Display announced Wednesday that it is coming out with what it claims to be the "world's slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones."<p>The panel is 5.2 inches long and only 2.2 mm thick. LG says that it is the narrowest …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

<b>Speaking at the Develop conference in the UK, Sony's R&D senior team leader Neil Brown has outlined some of the PSN library features of the</b> …

New documentary to detail the rise of indie game dev

<b>A small Melbourne studio is set to produce a new documentary about the meteoric rise of independent games development.</b><p>As mainstream gaming …