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Mega64: Sonic hits the Casino Night Zone strip


Nov 23
// Tony Ponce
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]
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The Unofficial Destructoid IRC has moved to Quakenet


Jun 28
// Maurice Tan
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...
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The Destructoid Unofficial IRC guide


May 22
// Maurice Tan
[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...

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Epic: FOX controversy good for Bulletstorm, bad for games


Mar 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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'Games cause rape' psychologist says even more dumb crap


Feb 11
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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'Games cause rape' psychologist's book gets raped


Feb 10
// Jim Sterling
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...
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EA responds to FOX News' Bulletstorm hate


Feb 09
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Psychologist: Videogames to blame for rape attacks


Feb 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Cypress Hill 'star' sues Rockstar over GTA: San Andreas


Dec 14
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Activision: Kobe Bryant Black Ops controversy hypocritcal


Dec 09
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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ESPN guys whine over Kobe Bryant Black Ops ad appearance


Nov 18
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Sundays with Sagat: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Vs. Birdie


Aug 18
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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42-year-old woman swaps Xbox for sex with teenage boys


Aug 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Three Call of Duty games coming in two years


Apr 22
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Mario Galaxy 2 website details 2P co-op, also cogs


Apr 15
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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PlayStation Home player 'sexually assaulted'


Jan 18
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Erotic game makes a humorous rape disclaimer


Dec 22
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Guardian: These videogames are extreme pornography!


Dec 17
// Jim Sterling
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. ...
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A Real Girlfriend lets you stick your finger up her nose


Nov 25
// Josh Tolentino
[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...
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Atlus promises Shiren the Wanderer won't make you cry


Nov 19
// Josh Tolentino
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...
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Assassin's Creed 2: Sodomy, rape & 'crying as I f*ck her'


Nov 11
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Xbox 360 users enraged over Tales of Vesperia PS3 port


Sep 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Rumortoid: AGENT landing in 2010


Sep 06
// Matthew Razak
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...
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United Nations calls for ban on Japanese sex games


Aug 28
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Defending virtual rape: Not the same as condoning it


Aug 06
// Jim Sterling
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, ...
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Rape games become Platinum games for one Japanese company


Aug 04
// Jim Sterling
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...
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RapeLay devs announce a game, lift Dragon Quest designs


Jul 14
// Joseph Leray
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...
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Owning RapeLay might be a federal offense


Jun 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
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 ...
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Atlus site violated, impregnated with Trojan


Apr 26
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Force girls to do handstands so you can see their panties


Apr 17
// Jim Sterling
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...

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