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EIEIO 2007: Hands-on with Fury; this game is HOT


Jul 16
// William Haley
Fury is an upcoming MMO game that strips away all the grinding and leveling of games like Everquest or World of Warcraft and jumps right down to the nitty gritty of PvP while still retaining the things that make RPG's s...
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E3 2007: Mercenaries 2 developer walkthrough will make your pants tight


Jul 14
// William Haley
  Towards the end of the Xbox's lifespan, I had about 75 games for the console that I traded in before GameStop realized they had created a major loophole that made each game worth $15 more than it should have b...
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EIEIO 2007: Gamecock L-pops are NSFW


Jul 12
// William Haley
Gamecock's anti-E3 event, EIEIO, was a very chill and completely welcome experience amidst the chaos of jumping from hotel to hotel and appointment to appointment. Located at Hotel California right off the Santa Monic...
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E3 2007: New 360 console & technicolor accessories will make you vomit with glee


Jul 11
// William Haley
So the mystery system was revealed tonight at Microsoft's E3 conference, and it turns out to be the new Halo 3 Special Edition Console. But, that's not all! For all the female players and Smurfs out there, multi-color...
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E3 2007: Halo 3 campaign trailer and screens put nightmares of Halo 2 to rest


Jul 11
// William Haley
So, this actually looks good. Even the most diehard of Halo fanboys had to admit the multiplayer was graphically underwhelming and the sneak peak at the single player was not so hot either. Holding on to all hope, they insist...
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E3 2007: Blue Dragon demo on Xbox Live marketplace... like NOW


Jul 11
// William Haley
Blue Dragon is one of the most anticipated RPGs of the last five centuries, and now you can get your hands on it. And by now, I mean after you've downloaded the 1.13GB file, suckers!What should you do in the meantime? It's too bad they didn't just release a couple of classic Sega games on XBLA. If only ...[Via SLiFe's clog] 
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E3 2007: Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe on XBLA... like NOW


Jul 11
// William Haley
While gamers will need to wait months for most of the games shown at Microsoft's E3 conference, two titles will be available tonight (or "tomorrow," if you're one of those people) on Xbox Live Arcade. And no...
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E3 2007: Burnout Paradise gameplay will rape your face


Jul 10
// William Haley
Behold, Burnout Paradise! Developer Criterion is a company that continually does the unthinkable: it actually makes sequels... that are good. *gasp* I know, right? We can all sit around and argue about how Burnout 3 was or wa...
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Import Spotlight: Oneechanbara vorteX


Jul 10
// William Haley
Welcome to the first ever Destructoid Import Spotlight. Every episode of this feature will take a look at games that never quite make the journey to American shelves. What better way to launch said serial than with Oneechanba...
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First Soul Calibur Legends trailer; the old people are going to have SO much fun


Jul 10
// William Haley
Screens and scans of the upcoming Soul Calibur spin-off for the Wii have flowed freely as of late, but now you can finally get a chance to see it in action. And I do use the term "action" very loosely, as only the m...
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King3vbo has taken the plunge by being the first entry into the Official Destructoid Theme Song Contest, and I can honestly say this is the best entry yet. Unfortunately it's automatically disqualified due to the mass am...

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Xbox 360: a glimpse into the (very near) future


Jul 10
// William Haley
Hmm, what have we here? This is a picture taken from the Microsoft E3 conference rehearsal and posted on Gamerscore Blog (it was quickly taken down immediately afterwords). Will Microsoft be color-coding each of their SKU'...
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Sony interview: "We are still winners!" *tear*


Jul 10
// William Haley
This video with SCEA president Jack Tretton pretty much encompasses everything that is wrong with Sony this generation. It's like everyone knows the PS3 bombed, and they simply won't admit that things could have gone ...
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Project Gotham Racing 4 gets bikes, is now infinity +1 times better than Forza


Jul 09
// William Haley
If Forza 2 was a man and I was a woman, while I was playing it I would have kept thinking to myself "Are you in yet?" But, as underwhelming as that overhyped Microsoft moneymaker is, gamers can always rely on Bizarr...
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New Xbox 360 65nm chipset = cheaper 360s and a cure for cancer / RROD


Jul 09
// William Haley
We all knew it was only a matter of time, and now it looks as if that time has come: Microsoft is implementing codename Falcon in order to reduce overheating in 360s and also greatly reduce the price of manafacturing costs wh...
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Xbox 360 price cut ... if you live in BFE


Jul 07
// William Haley
It seems the Playstation 3 is not the only console getting an unofficial price cut forcefully thrust upon it like mutated genitalia in a Wes Craven remake; as seen in this week's Shop Rite special offers, the Xbox 360 Premiu...
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New E3 Gears of War footage is ... gone (update)


Jul 07
// William Haley
Now that this has been posted in the Dtoid clogs approximately five million thousand billion times, here is the Gears of War E3 trailer that Gamevideos let slip a little bit early. Hey, everyone confuses their July 6ths with ...
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My gift to you: Jade Raymond talks about some game


Jul 06
// William Haley
Usually I just watch videos with Jade Raymond in them with the sound off and the door to my mom's basement slightly ajar, but apparently she is working on some game I've never heard of. Here you can see the beginning ...

Be internet famous! The Destructoid Theme Song Contest

Jul 06 // William Haley
For those of you who are not familiar with the Dtoid theme, created by half-game half-Jew Jonathan Mann, here is the original version. And again, in acapella form. And once more, performed by D.A.G.Now that you’ve got that burnt into your soul (you can try and scrub as hard you want, it’s not coming out), you get to make your own Destructoid theme song, or remix, or you can just spam Niero’s inbox with screaming interracial porn. [Editor's note: As if I don't get enough of that from Ron Workman -Niero]There is no restriction on what genre(s) of music you choose, how much of the original song you actually include (whether it’s you, your computers robot voice, or the Jew himself singing), and no limit on how many entries you can submit. The song should be at least two minutes in length, up to a maximum of five minutes.Submissions should be posted in the comments for all to hear, either as a link to the Megaupload URL, Youtube, or similar site. The last rule is that you have as much fun as humanly possible and create some shizzle that will rock the house later this year at the Destructoid Battle of th--- oh, you guys almost got me. Nice try suckers!The deadline is 11:59 PM (PST), August 2nd. Winners will be selected by the Destructoid crew on August 3rd, and just know that if you don’t win then it was Jim Sterling who swayed the vote away from you, not the Mexicans as you may have otherwise hastily assumed. Meng.
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I proudly present The Official Destructoid Theme Song Contest. After decades of trying to figure out a way to somehow turn this into a Photoshop contest, I finally crumbled and decided to just keep it musical. I know, I know ...

Microsoft squashes red ring of death and refunds all gamers with past troubles

Jul 05 // William Haley
Open Letter From Peter MooreTo our Xbox Community:You've spoken, and we’ve heard you. Good service and a good customer experience are areas of the business that we care deeply about. And frankly, we've not been doing a good enough job.   Some of you have expressed frustration with the customer experiences you have had with Xbox 360; frustration with having to return your console for service after receiving the general hardware error message on the console. The majority of customers who own Xbox 360 consoles have had a terrific experience from their first day, and continue to, day in and day out. But when anyone questions the reliability of our product, or our commitment to our customers, it's something I take very seriously.We have been following this issue closely, and with on-going testing have identified several factors that can cause a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights on the console. To address this issue, and as part of our ongoing work, we have already made certain improvements to the console.We are also implementing some important policy changes intended to keep you in the game, worry-free. As of today, all Xbox 360 consoles are covered by an enhanced warranty program to address specifically the general hardware failures indicated by the three flashing red lights on the console. This applies to new and previously-sold consoles. While we will still have a general one year console warranty (two years in some countries), we are announcing  today a three-year warranty that covers any console that displays a three flashing red lights error message. If a customer has an issue indicated by the three flashing red lights, Microsoft will repair the console free of charge—including shipping—for three years from the console’s purchase date. We will also retroactively reimburse any of you who paid for repairs related to problems indicated by this error message in the past. In doing so, Microsoft stands behind its products and takes responsibility to ensure that every Xbox 360 console owner continues to have a fantastic gaming experience.If we have let any of you down in the experience you have had with your Xbox 360, we sincerely apologize. We are taking responsibility and are making these changes to ensure that every Xbox 360 owner continues to have a great experience.  This will take a few days to roll out globally, and I appreciate your continued patience as we launch this program. I've posted an FAQ that should address some additional questions, and we'll update it over the next few days. I want to thank you, on behalf of all us at Microsoft, for your loyalty.  This means that anyone who's ever had to return a 360 due to the RROD and / or pay any sort of repair costs will be completely reimbursed. In a way, this is Microsoft admitting there is a serious failure rate with the 360, just without directly saying it. On the other hand, they are taking the problem head on, and with M$'s deep pockets, this move is sure to win over a lot of gamers who have become seriously disenchanted with a system that dies on them once, twice, or even eleven times. This is a huge move, and one Sony could learn from. Sure, the PS3 works, but Sony made quite a few mistakes with their whole "This is a marathon, not a sprint" attitude (as opposed to Nintendo's "This is a sprint, give us your moneez!!1"), and that's clearly something that fans are not willing to pay for. On behalf of 360 gamers, Destructoid, and the industry in general, you done good today Microsoft. You done good. [Special thanks to Joe Burling for rocking me to sleep last night. Adam Sandler movies are just too scary!] 
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In a move that you would only likely see at the end of a sappy romantic comedy or in a Saturn car commercial, Microsoft has faced their biggest problem and reached out to gamers to make everything right. They may have also cu...

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Don't fear the reaper: new Rock Band tracks and screens


Jul 05
// William Haley
Shacknews has new screens and details on Rock Band, a game that certainly needs no introduction at this point. There were several new tracks announced, but I only read the first one and then spent an hour watching custom Gui...
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Expert says that NOT playing games is what set off Columbine Massacre


Jul 05
// William Haley
The Denver Post has a report quoting researcher / psychiatrist Jerald Block saying that cutting off Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold from their in-game violence is what led them to their RL violence. That actually makes perfect ...
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360 Elites are cheap and plentiful ... in Japan


Jul 05
// William Haley
Microsoft made a doody when they launched the 360 in Japan; instead of having the killer apps they needed to win over the extremely finnicky Jap market, they delivered Tetris Grandmaster Ace and then sat around wondering &quo...
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Last Remnant debut trailer revealed at last


Jul 05
// William Haley
Square Enix has finally unveiled the first non-teaser trailer for their upcoming attempt at doing Ninety-Nine Nights right, and while I will be holding my breath and crossing my fingers hoping this game doens't sound p...
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HGS 07: Head honchos of LucasArts and EA talk game movies and Wii lightsabers


Jun 28
// William Haley
 This session of the event is pretty technical, so here's a trailer of LucasArt's Fracture to keep you entertained while you listen. The talk of a lightsaber experience on the Wii, the possibilities of a Fracture...
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HGS 07: Masters of the MMO (alternatively: How is SOE still in business?)


Jun 28
// William Haley
Moderated by Corey Bridges, Executive Producer for the Multiverse Network (who gets an A for Effort and an S for STFUALRPS), this event was really about hoping that the guy who made World of Warcraft would publicly ridicule t...
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HGS 07: Clive Barker on fat people, Jericho, and videogames as escapism


Jun 28
// William Haley
Clive Barker is sort of a love him or hate him type of guy. For instance, I love his books, hate his movies. And by "his" movies, I of course mean the Hollywood bastardization of his works. But listening to this man...
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Dtoid Cinema: Devil May Cry 3


Jun 26
// William Haley
Videogames have become more and more cinematic as technology has evolved, permitting visionaries such as Hideo Kojima, whose work is endlessly inspired by film and anime, to create compelling storytelling and breathtaking cut...
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Gamers: the best play about elves and dragons since Hamlet


Jun 22
// William Haley
There have been a lot of shows, random videos, and shorts lately based on or inspired by videogames, so it was with a weary and reluctant heart that I watched Gamers, a freaking play of all things (Eww! Gross! Culture!). But...
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Guerilla Gaming with Urban Xbox


Jun 20
// William Haley
First the Spice Girls, then Sterling Jim, now this. What will those crazy Europeans invent next? As cool as this is and as great as a Dtoid mobile gaming experience would theoretically be, I find it hard to believe that we co...

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