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It's accessibilty
Last week, Jim and I were both on Destructoid’s new video series The Question. We took opposite positions of a question that seems to be tearing through a lot of the game world right now: “Is BioShock Infinite too... read feature

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I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks
Age of Empires is one of the older strategy game series. Before Supreme Commander, before Sins of a Solar Empire, before even StarCraft, there was Age of Empires. As a fan of planning and scheming, the series has been a stapl... read feature

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Sex & Privilege

GDC: David Gaider talks about sex and privilege


And it's actually pretty great
Mar 29
Games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and others in the BioWare pantheon have always had some romantic subplots, but more recent games' naughty bits have frustrated some players. BioWare writer David Gaider has gone o... read
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Valve and the Oculus Rift

GDC: Valve, virtual reality, and the Oculus Rift


Our janky eyes make all of it really hard
Mar 29
Back in the day, everyone thought virtual reality was going to be the future of games. We made movies, TV shows, and even very bad early attempts to make head-mounted displays. All of those devices failed, and over time, VR d... read
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IGDA controversy

GDC: Brenda Romero resigns from IGDA over exotic dancers


The industry's conflict with sexism continues
Mar 28
Brenda Romero, one of the most experienced people in the gaming industry, has officially resigned from her position as an IGDA board member after learning about exotic female dancers at an officially sponsored party last nigh... read
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Halo 4 enemies

GDC: Voltron, T1000 major inspirations for Halo 4 enemies


These guys know their nerd culture
Mar 27
If there's been on criticism of Halo over the years, it's the relative sameness of the experience. Earlier today during a discuss of the new enemy designs in Halo 4, Scott Warner of 343 industries mentioned that some of their main inspirations for the development of the Promethean units were highly advanced, amorphous foes. read
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A Critic's Manifesto
A couple weeks ago, I posted my review of SimCity on ScrewAttack. I gave the game a 1/10, which is the lowest I've ever scored anything. That review sparked a surprising amount of controversy amongst one of my roommates who c... read feature

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Beer Jesus

Former BioWare CEO Greg Zeschuk is the Beer Jesus


He has a series documenting the liquid happiness that is beer
Mar 14
I don’t think there is anyone who really doubts the legacy of BioWare, easily one of the most influential studios in interactive media. It came as somewhat of a surprise then, when the company’s founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka left the company to pursue other interests -- beer and charity, respectively. read
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The Final Farewell
It’s been a while—over seven years, in fact—since Mass Effect was first announced. At the time, it was being pitched as a classic 1970s sci-fi flick that you could play. Your decisions, they said, would have... read feature

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Social games

Social game with a conscience Half the Sky launches today


Trying to smack injustice in the face
Mar 04
Within the past year or so, there's been a new crop of social games that, one might say, have a conscience. Their goal isn't so much taking your money as it is encouraging you to be an organ donor or convincing you to give mo... read
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The first crowd-sourced headphones
I realize that the percentage of our readers that are legitimately in the market for a $300 set of headphones is fairly small, and honestly if you don’t think dropping that much cheddar is ever worth it, then I probably... read feature

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But I don't really think it matters in the first place
A lot of people have been running around attacking games like Proteus or The Walking Dead; claiming that they aren’t, in fact, games. Generally speaking these people spout off random things about requiring “win st... read feature

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This changes everything
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

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Achievement unlocked!
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

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These games are serious business
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

Console media centers photo
One Machine to Rule Them All
Yesterday, I looked at one of the most recognizable shifts we've seen in the past few years: motion controls. In the next segment for this editorial miniseries, I want to address integrating a number of disparate services int... read feature

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Many embarassing Facebook images later
If current estimations are to be believed, the current console generation will be the longest we’ve seen in the history of gaming. As of right now, just a little less than one-third of my life fits between November 16, ... read feature

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Sins of a Dark Age

First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age


It's good, not great
Jan 28
Ironclad, the folks behind critical darling Sins of a Solar Empire, have been hard at work on what they claim will be a reinvention of the MOBA as we know it. Last year I got a chance to take a look at a few early builds... read
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ME3 DLC tease?

Mass Effect 3 downloadable content teased, I think


Let's hope it's better than Omega
Jan 28
The fact that BioWare isn't quite done with Mass Effect 3 has been known for some time. Today however, we have our first set of screenshots which include a casino, apparently on the Citadel, and a krogan with what looks to be... read
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Majora's Mask Remix album set to launch as the world ends


You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?
Dec 20
If you've been even tangentially connected with anything resembling internet culture within the past... I dunno several years, then you're probably aware of the fact that there's a decent chunk of society that thinks that the... read
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Customization can only get you so far
It’s not very often that I get a chance to review something bad. It’s even rarer for me to come across headphones that I just hate. Truth is, most things that you spend $50 or more on are pretty good. Mediocrity c... read feature

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Maybe we shouldn't take this back
Omega is the second of the “post-Extended Cut” bits of single-player DLC for Mass Effect 3. The series and the community that has been built up around it have been taken on a wild ride over the past several months. There’s been a lot of exciting bits and a few disappointments. Unfortunately, Omega can take its place among the latter. read feature

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I didnít know eating people could be so satisfying
So… have you ever wanted to be a cardboard shark hellbent on taking down “the man” and all his dirty, environment-destroying machines? Yeah it’s not something I ever really thought about eit... read feature

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The Daily Hotness: WOOP WOOP


Check out everything Destructoid did today
Nov 16
So... I did a feature that I thought was pretty fantastic, and our staff played against SOE in Planetside 2... sooo yeah we're basically the most awesome people ever. Destructoid Original: Podtoid 227: Dr. Mario with a B... read
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And other reflections on the relationship of Chief and Cortana
I haven’t been a fan of Halo for years. By the time we were asked to “finish the fight,” I had grown sick of the monotony. Reach barely managed to hold my interest past the first half-hour. Everywhere I look... read feature

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The Daily Hotness: Skyfall!


Check out everything Destructoid did today
Nov 08
So Skyfall comes out tonight... by the time you guys see this, I'll be watching that... so yeah... In other news y'all should totally check out the feature Chad put out earlier today. It's absolutely fantastic and really hear... read
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Earning our karma
I came across Destructoid back in 2006. At the time, it was barely a blip on the industry's radar. It was just a pack of dedicated bloggers with a rebellious streak. Now, this site has seen at least a dozen of its own graduat... read feature

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The Daily Hotness: Halo seems legit


Check out everything Destructoid did today
Nov 01
So yeah... Halo 4 is probably pretty good. If you disagree, you're probably wrong because you haven't played. When you have, you are totally entitled to say whatever you want. I'll admit I was incredibly skeptical. I've hated... read
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The Daily Hotness: Insert Coin(s)


Check out everything Destructoid did today
Oct 25
Earlier this week I got a chance to check out the new video game barcade /nightclub here in Minneapolis -- Insert Coins.  This place has pretty much every system, a ton of arcade cabinets and some pretty fantastic specia... read
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Build a respectable gaming PC for under $650
Last year, in preparation for Battlefield 3, Alex Bout created a basic part list that could run the game with moderate settings and a solid frame rate. This year, I wanted to see how much further we could push the specs on more or less the same budget. I was pretty surprised by what I found. read feature

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Do you have liquid protection?
Our electronic world, for all of the new abilities it can give us, is infinitely more fragile than it once was. Some modern devices literally shatter when dropped a few feet. Hell, even the more robust devices in our silicon ... read feature

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The Daily Hotness: I'm gonna pop some tags


Check out Everything Destructoid did today
Oct 18
If you follow me on any of my social media bits, you're probably well-aware that I am currently obsessed with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop. It's kinda, sorta, totally amazing.Destructoid Original:Podtoid 223: Str... read






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