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Mega64: Sonic hits the Casino Night Zone strip

Nov 23
Surprisingly, this is the first true Sonic skit that the boys have ever done, despite making Sonic-related videos in the past. It's nice to see a return to the good ol' "run through the city wearing goofy costumes" template that made them famous. Also, classy ending. Mega64: Sonic The Hedgehog [YouTube] read

The Unofficial Destructoid IRC has moved to Quakenet

Jun 28
Our little community-run IRC channel has been active since 2007, and some years ago we moved from some server I don't even remember to Dynastynet. However, Dynastynet has been having some serious connections issues the past f... read

The Destructoid Unofficial IRC guide

May 22
[Important: We have moved from Dynastynet to Quakenet. Just use the info under "Basic Info" as server info for all steps of the guide. Registering yourself doesn't work via Nickserv on Quakenet, so use this as a guide instea... read

Epic: FOX controversy good for Bulletstorm, bad for games

Mar 08
Now that Bulletstorm is on store shelves and spreading dicktits around the world, Epic's Mike Capps has addressed the notorious FOX News report in which psychologist Carole Lieberman accused the game, among others, of encoura... read

'Games cause rape' psychologist says even more dumb crap

Feb 11
Ignorant psychologist Carole Lieberman has quickly made a name for herself among gamers after claiming that games like Bulletstorm can be blamed for increasing sexual assault cases. Fortunately, she has decided to come forth ... read

'Games cause rape' psychologist's book gets raped

Feb 10
Carol Lieberman, the psychologist and author who claimed that videogames encourage young men to go out and rape has been hit with swift Internet justice. In a move that mirrors the way in which Cooper Lawrence was punished fo... read

EA responds to FOX News' Bulletstorm hate

Feb 09
Yesterday we talked about FOX News' latest dicktittery, where Bulletstorm was basically accused of rape and made to sound like the infernal reincarnation of Genghis Khan. Electronic Arts has come out in support of People Can ... read

Psychologist: Videogames to blame for rape attacks

Feb 08
Sexual assault is on the rise, and videogames are to blame! In asking the question, "Is Bulletstorm the worst game video game in the world?", FOX News (who else?) has assembled the world's leading experts to find out just how... read

Cypress Hill 'star' sues Rockstar over GTA: San Andreas

Dec 14
I don't mean to bag on Cypress Hill. I actually think they're pretty good. Problem is, very few hip hop artists manage to stay relevant (and therefore, profitable) for more than ten years or so. I'm figuring it's that lack o... read

Activision: Kobe Bryant Black Ops controversy hypocritcal

Dec 09
A while back, some assholes lashed out at Activision and Kobe Bryant for the famous Call of Duty: Black Ops television commercial. ESPN proved that it should stick to sports by chatting absolute crap about the situation, but ... read

ESPN guys whine over Kobe Bryant Black Ops ad appearance

Nov 18
It would appear that it's not just clueless columnists who are upset over Call of Duty: Black Ops' TV commercial. ESPN has decided to weigh in on the "controversy", because if there's one thing sports commentators should be t... read

Sundays with Sagat: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Vs. Birdie

Aug 18
This is my least favorite Birdie episode. In fact, it might be my least favorite episode of Sundays with Sagat altogether. So why am I posting it? Well, thus far, quite a few of my least favorite episodes from this series ha... read

42-year-old woman swaps Xbox for sex with teenage boys

Aug 08
42-year-old Christina Shreeve Hubbs is married and has three children. She also likes having sex with fifteen-year-olds. The woman is facing 67 sexual assault charges after it came to light that she was having her end away wi... read

Three Call of Duty games coming in two years

Apr 22
Activision has confirmed that the exploitation of Call of Duty is well underway, with three major games in the franchise planned over the next two years. Activision's human face, Dan Amrich, confirmed that the usual annual in... read

Mario Galaxy 2 website details 2P co-op, also cogs

Apr 15
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is almost here, but you wouldn't know it from the way Nintendo of America is acting. We haven't heard anything from Reggie and the gang about the game since that press event a few weeks back. We've have t... read

PlayStation Home player 'sexually assaulted'

Jan 18
Sexual assault is not funny. Sexual assault in PlayStation Home is hilarious. This is a truth we have all come to accept, but one PS3 user believes it to be serious business. Claiming her roommate was "sexually assaulted," PS... read

Erotic game makes a humorous rape disclaimer

Dec 22
Ever since the RapeLay controversy, things haven't been going well for the noble and honest men of the Japanese erotic game industry. Japan has banned a number of games containing scenes of rape and other extreme sexual conte... read

Guardian: These videogames are extreme pornography!

Dec 17
Film critic Mark Kermode wrote a very interesting article recently comparing the recent scares and controversies surrounding videogames to the similar scares and controversies that surrounded horror movies back in the 1980s. ... read

A Real Girlfriend lets you stick your finger up her nose

Nov 25
[As posted on Japanator] And by "real girlfriend" I mean Real Kanojo, an upcoming title  from Illusion Soft, better known to most English-speakers as "The RapeLay guys." It seems they've held off from causing immediate c... read

Atlus promises Shiren the Wanderer won't make you cry

Nov 19
Don't worry, Atlus may be known for its propensity for importing Japanese cruelty (alonside Shin Megami Tensei games), but they promise that THIS time, with the February 10 release of Shiren the Wanderer for Wii, you won't be... read

Assassin's Creed 2: Sodomy, rape & 'crying as I f*ck her'

Nov 11
It's been said before, but someone really ought to compile the best ESRB ratings and make a book out of them. The latest, and perhaps most surprising, of the game rating summaries is for Assassin's Creed 2, which details some... read

Xbox 360 users enraged over Tales of Vesperia PS3 port

Sep 06
There is a reason why many Japanese gamers own an Xbox 360, and it's not because they love Halo. It's because Namco Bandai's Tales series is massive over there and, at one time, Tales of Vesperia was an Xbox 360 exclusive. Ve... read

Rumortoid: AGENT landing in 2010

Sep 06
At E3 this year the Sony press conference had a bit of very good news for the company. The PS3 would play exclusive host to Rockstar's upcoming game AGENT. Those in attendance saw the word agent pop up on the screen and heard... read

United Nations calls for ban on Japanese sex games

Aug 28
The ludicrous RapeLay controversy just hasn't stopped. The game's been booted out of the United States, torn down from Japanese store shelves, and criticized eight ways from Sunday, but still people are getting angry about it... read

Defending virtual rape: Not the same as condoning it

Aug 06
This week, William Usher of the Web site Cinema Blend wrote a rather scathing editorial aimed at the Destructoid community, as well as the community at News 4 Gamers. The article concerned reactions to a story I had written, ... read

Rape games become Platinum games for one Japanese company

Aug 04
The controversy over Japan's ... specialist ... gaming media continues following the RapeLay madness, with retailers and developers doing whatever they can to appear more clean and wholesome. Take, for example, PC download si... read

RapeLay devs announce a game, lift Dragon Quest designs

Jul 14
Capitalizing on the Dragon Quest fever that is currently spreading through Glorious Nippon, RapeLay developer Illusionsoft has announced an H-game suggestively titled Yuusha kara wa Nigerarenai (You Can’t Escape From Th... read

Owning RapeLay might be a federal offense

Jun 21
Time to start scrubbing those hard drives, kids. A recent article over at GamesPolitics suggests that owners of the controversial hentai title, RapeLay, could be found guilty of possessing child pornography in US courts.This ... read

Atlus site violated, impregnated with Trojan

Apr 26
If you visited Atlus' official Web site before the weekend, be warned. It's possible that a filthy trojan virus found its way onto your PC, courtesy of some scumbags who hacked into the niche game publisher's site and embedde... read

Force girls to do handstands so you can see their panties

Apr 17
You can always count on Japan to skim the line between child molestation and charming merriment. A new erotic game from the country that makes rape fun, Hypnotism Class, grants players the power of mind control. With such men... read

Prison rape in games? Judge Mathis has you covered

Apr 13
Television pundits and politicians may claim that videogames allow you to virtually rape women, but really, only a certain few games do that, and they remain in Japan. Come revel in the irony, then, of TV Judge Greg Mathis an... read

How Guitar Hero Arcade rapes your wallet and then some

Mar 11
Yes, an arcade machine version of Guitar Hero (mostly based upon Guitar Hero III) actually exists. While this isn't the first time we have heard about it, I don't believe anyone has taken the time to write about their persona... read

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