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The Delta Six controller is the latest entry in my inadvertent series on crowdfunding drama. Hot on the heels of news that The Stomping Land was abandoned by its development team, details have emerged of project mismana...

If you type "The Xbox One is" on Google, autocomplete will helpfully offer suggestions based on what the world is saying about it. Right now those suggestions are less than flattering. "The Xbox One is terrible," reads the fi...

Microsoft's Don Mattrick is at it again, defending Xbox One in such a way that ensure I'll never get a vacation if he keeps it up. This time, Lil' Donny claims the Xbox One is cheap at $499, with Microsoft being way too gener...

"Zynga is often accused of copying games, which is mostly true." Those were the words spoken by Dan Porter, General Manager of Zynga New York. It's no secret to anyone with the capacity for rational thought that the social ga...



In what has to be the most incredible display of PR spin seen in a videogame crisis, an Electronic Arts spokesperson has claimed SimCity's notoriously awful DRM setbacks are a result of the game being just too gosh-darn enjoy...

Konami has today officially announced that a Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo is available to download from the PlayStation Store for your PS Vita handheld entertainment device. If you were confused at all about what you do...

The Tomb Raider "R-word" controversy just won't quit, especially with Kotaku poking at it with a big stick. The outlet recently spoke to Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart, attempting to push him further on the whole issue o...

Earlier this week, Paul Christoforo became the Internet's archenemy after evidence of his terrible customer service were made public. One silent party in the resulting carnage was N-control, the maker of the Avenger Controlle...

In the hours following Ocean Marketing's public shaming, the unprofessional exploits of Paul Christoforo have become the latest Internet fascination -- so much so that even insurance company Geico has gotten in on the fun.&nb...

Penny Arcade recently published a chain of emails between one of its readers and Ocean Marketing, a company responsible for a range of third party peripherals. The customer, known as Dave, pre-ordered a pair of PS3 controller...

PR firm The Redner Group has been fired by 2K Games after threatening to blacklist those reviewers deemed too "venomous" in their appraisal of Duke Nukem Forever. It later transpired that the threat was an unplanned and rash ...

Hey gang, long time no typing. In the wake of E3, I am suffering from what the experts are referring to as "nerd flu," but which is more likely a hybrid of the T-Virus, Captain Trips, and the Legacy Virus. In spite of Kinect...

Sony has been accused of attempting to downplay its problems in the fallout of the PlayStation Network data hack. In a report sent to Japan's Ministery of Economy, Trade and Industry, Sony confirmed that it knew much more abo...

Nothing quite says the promotion of a horrifically violent videogame quite like spending an afternoon in London sign spinning with two rather cute guys from California.  While Mortal Kombat already knew i...

It's considered professionally courteous not to slag off a company you used to work for in public. Sledgehammer Games boss Glenn Schofield obviously hasn't heard of professional courtesy, and he's got no love for fo...

The Nintendo guy's name is David. He was incredibly nice, and treated Hollie and myself like royalty. He totally didn't have to, as the company has been suffering from no shortage of attention since everyone at E3 collective...

Auckland, New Zealand's Viaduct Basin, a popular nightlife area, was the site of one of the dumbest publicity stunts ever this past Friday night The New Zealand Herald is reporting. Evidently in promotion of Splinter Cell Con...

Uh oh, sounds like somebody brewed up a PR nightmare. Yesterday, we ran a story on Capcom's Antoine Seux, who said that hardcore gamers had essentially abandoned the Wii and that the future of Capcom was in the PS3 and Xbox 3...

You really ought to commend the folks at Maverick PR (and Vicious Cycle Software) for their work on Matt Hazard. They've done a tremendous job of creating a back-story for the videogame character who's got a fictional past, b...

As you may remember, Electronic Arts sent us a $200 check to test our "greed" as a promotion for Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno. And this is what happens when you cash it: EA then sends you a (fake) severed hand in...

Oooh Lord. Where to even start with this one? Let's get right to it: Electronic Arts and Visceral Games have cooked up another awful PR campaign for Dante's Inferno called "Sin to Win." If alienating Catholic gamers...

If you've been following my intrepid coverage of the situation in Germany (I've appointed myself Destructoid's German correspondent on weekends) then you know that the German government is attempting to ban the sale and produ...

If there hasn't been a book written about the sordid relationship between EA and Sega, there ought to be. The latest curious tidbit comes courtesy of an Esquire interview, in which current EA Sports boss Peter Moore describes...

I don't think I'll ever fully understand the arcane geometry of public relations. I will never truly grasp the Orwellian mechanics of crafting the elegant, eloquent bullsh*t that comes out of some developers' mouths.Speaking ...

MTV Multiplayer is in the midst of "reviews week," discussing a subject very close to my heart. Yesterday I provided the indie take on Multiplayer's "Bill of Rights" for game reviewers, and today I must sh...

Time was, when a game got a bad review, the publisher would keep its head down and wait a year or two before releasing a sequel. These days, however, with those in the games industry becoming more vocal, it seems that a high-...

Yesterday I wrote an article about how SNK Playmore was closing its US doors while Ignition US would handle distribution of the company's game. It looked like people would lose jobs, not least Ben Herman, president of SNK Pla...

[Editor's note: Before panties are bunched, please read the official update/clarification to the following story.] It has been a long and rough journey for those of you waiting to get your hands on Super Smash Brothers B...

Back in June, we told you about Brash Entertainment's plans to take on the niche market of movie-based games, and how they had secured the necessary licensing needed to bring favorites such as Saw to the game screen. IGN was ...

We just told you about Sony's PR head Dave Karraker leaving the games industry to get back to the booze business (who wouldn't want to do that?), and now that today is his last day, Next-Gen.biz has a sort of exit interview w...

To be honest, Marks & Spencer is known more for giving upper class wannabes a place to shop than providing gaming hardware, but its recent decision to decline sale of the Xbox 360 can be nothing but a damaging blow to Mic...

It's been a grim few weeks for the Xbox 360. Despite extending the warranty by three years on all red ringed consoles, Microsoft still can't shake the persisting issues with its faulty Xbox 360. To top it all off, lik...

President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe David Reeves has been talking again, this time re-iterating Sony's mantra of "a marathon, not a sprint" by stating that it's actually going to be Christmas 20...

Oh, Sony, why must you toy with us?Let's have a recap of today's rollercoaster, shall we? First David Reeves of Sony Europe let slip that our somewhat-relieving price drop on the 60 GB PS3 was more like a liquidation ...

Apparently, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has reacted with a bemused "WTF?" to David Reeves of Sony Europe's assertion that the 60GB PS3 is being liquidated, chalking it up to misinterpretation. A rep f...

With the release of Manunt 2 for the PlayStation 2 and the Wii right around the corner, we're only weeks away from a full-on media blast against the videogame industry. With its violent content and subject matter, Rocksta...

Kotaku has word that between 80 and 100 employees at Sony Computer Entertainment of America's Foster City headquarters were given pink slips earlier today.The layoffs came as a surprise to everyone, aside from all of tho...

Look I drink...But I am smart enough to know what the difference between the Easter bunny and Metal Gear Solid 4 on the Playstation 3 is; the Easter bunny actually came this year. The buzz going around the video game watercoo...

Look I drink ...... and from time to time this makes me a little late on trends in the world. M.U.G.E.N. is something that I have totally missed the bus on ... by eight full years. No, I am not talking about Honda's tunin...

As the fine folks at Kotaku have pointed out, today is a big day in India. No, we’re not talking about the news of the monumental importance type, such as an end to famine or the rise of the next great social leade...

 Look I drink...and from time to time the makes me slow to get out breaking news. You may have seen Kotaku and AOL Joystiq's coverage of the Elite along with everybody else that got one today, but they all seemed to ...

Look, I drink ...Because of this fact, I've been invited, yet again, to be on the-always-worthy Epileptic Gaming tonight. What are we doing, you ask? Well my little darling, we will be giving our top five games that cau...

Our forums are full of all kinds of little hidden treasures and the latest to pop up is an idea by our favorite British chick, Atheistium. In the thread, Ms. Atheistium proposes that Destructoid hop on the battle card bandwa...

OK, well maybe hot is stretching it. How does desperate sound? According to MCV, a few UK retail outlets have slashed their PlayStation 3 prices in order to get rid of that big black meanie box. Here are the juicy details:&l...

Tonight, the big three come together to record a very special Podtoid. That's right my chilluns, Summa, Niero, and Ron "PR Nightmare" Martini will come together to destroy what every podcast has hoped to achieve...

Look. I drink. Sometimes I take pictures that we can't always use on Destructoid. Most of those pictures help me to re-create what happened the night before. If you are not supposed to pee in public places, bite people...

And the hits just keep on coming! I passed on a story yesterday about the dismal PS3 launch in South Africa where the retail staff apparently outnumbered the consumers in line for a console. It was tragic: The PS3's arri...

Apparently, even Europeans aren't exempt from Sony's hubris. I thought that the French, who seem so reasonable, would be a little more in touch with the real world. However, as Georges Fournay, VP of SCE Europe and P of SCE France, shows us, that isn't necessarily true.Let's check in on the PSTriple's European launch, shall we?

That's all. One lousy screenshoot of a giant sea-world tentacle forcefully entering the anus of a very uncomfortable looking digitized Johnny Depp. The game will also feature gameplay with the other two film actors: hotne...

Critics of the less than orgasm-enducing WarHawk put their fists down last week when as learned that it would ultimately end up as a second-class PS3 network download. All of the value being packed into the PS3 network is pre...





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