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9:45 AM on 02.08.2013

Here's a new Xbox 360 controller...for the PlayStation 3

The eternal argument over the superiority of the PS3 Dualshock or the 360 controller rages on, with hardware manufacturer Gioteck newest PlayStation 3 gamepad, that looks awfully familiar. It completely adopts the 360's style...

Chris Carter

7:11 PM on 02.07.2013

Gearbox boss explains console fanboyism with psychology

Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford's D.I.C.E. Summit presentation focused on how player choice is a good thing for games. In one of his many examples on how choice works in games like Borderlands 2, he touched on a bit of psychology, using the work of Harvard psychology professor Dan Gilbert to show that the choices players make become the 'best' choice.

Dale North



How Nintendo breaks hearts with the D.E.N.N.I.S. System photo
How Nintendo breaks hearts with the D.E.N.N.I.S. System
by Jim Sterling

Earlier this week, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto claimed his company had failed to "communicate the value" of the Wii U to consumers, a turn of phrase that struck me as quite amusing. As a fan of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, all I could think of was the first stage of Dennis Reynolds' system of seduction, the D.E.N.N.I.S. System, whereby he "demonstrates value" to sucker a woman into falling for him. 

After thinking about it (and reading the Destructoid community's reaction to the Nintendo/Dennis connection), I started to realize Nintendo and Always Sunny's lecherous sociopath have way more in common, and that the D.E.N.N.I.S. System may well be applied to the company's business strategy in its entirety.

Nintendo might be taking lessons from the show as it perfects the art of seducing fans and breaking their hearts for its own sordid gains. 

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9:30 PM on 02.04.2013

EVE Fanfest has a trailer and tickets for sale

Tickets are now available for CCP's Fanfest, a celebration of all things EVE Online. This year, we can expect a lot of the coverage to be focused on the integration of Dust  514, since it's now an official part of the E...

Joshua Derocher

12:00 PM on 12.17.2012

Final Fantasy fans rank the series hottest beefcakes

Square Enix polled 800+ Japanese Final Fantasy fans on which male characters really beef their cakes. Unsurprisingly, beefcake supremos known for making happy pants tents across the globe Squall and Cloud placed high at 2 and...

Allistair Pinsof

8:30 PM on 10.22.2012

Nintendo superfan Triforce plans to buy the first Wii U

I'm sure you've all heard of Isaiah-Triforce Johnson by now. He's the founder of the competitive gaming organization Empire Arcadia, but you would most likely recognize him as the black dude with the Power Glove who seemingly...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 09.28.2012

Mega64: Bayonetta 2's on Wii U, time to kill yourself

I'm going to be upfront with you guys and admit that this may be Mega64's worst videos ever. It's not funny at all, just really morbid and forced. Not that I don't agree that reactions over Bayonetta 2's Wii U exclusivity ar...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 09.27.2012

Promoted blog: Fans of another kind

[Dtoid community blogger fulldamage shines the spotlight on some of the biggest videogame superfans in the industry. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] I f...

fulldamage



Platinum's Inaba: Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist w/o Nintendo photo
Platinum's Inaba: Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist w/o Nintendo
by Tony Ponce

The announcement of Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive is destined to go down as one of the big "betrayals" of gaming history, right up there alongside Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. So-called "fans" of the original Bayonetta were quick to express their displeasure at the news, and not even an explanation of the situation by Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami could quell the fire.

Bayonetta 2 is being published by Nintendo, strongly implying that no other company was willing to throw its support behind the title. Nonetheless, some gamers continue to hold out hope that the sultry sequel will somehow go multiplatform. Producer Atsushi Inaba decided to put the kibosh on any false hopes when he informed Polygon, "Would Bayonetta 2 not exist without Nintendo? The answer is yes."

He elaborates, "We are not viewing this as a change of platform. We were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together [with us]. As a result the platform became the Wii U." There's really only one way to interpret this: Nintendo was the only company that demonstrated any significant interest in getting the game made.

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11:30 AM on 09.14.2012

'Fans' of Bayonetta to kill themselves over Wii U sequel

Arguably the biggest surprise at yesterday's Wii U press event was the announcement of Bayonetta 2, and that the game will be a Wii U exclusive published by Nintendo. My first thought was "This will get people who t...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 PM on 09.07.2012

Silent Hill producer calls out fans over Book of Memories

As we've discussed before, Silent Hill's fanbase is currently afflicted by an irrationally emotional hatred of Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the handheld spin-off developed by WayForward. Series producer Tomm Hulett has beco...

Jim Sterling





11:15 AM on 09.05.2012

PS3 user? Mad about Skyrim's DLC snub? Just stop crying!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received it's Hearthfire home-building DLC this week, but only if you have the Xbox 360 version. PC users will have to wait, while PS3 users haven't even got Dawnguard -- and may never get it. Natu...

Jim Sterling

3:30 PM on 08.31.2012

Book of Memories gets new screens, fans go apeshit

Konami uploaded some new Silent Hill: Book of Memories screens to its Facebook page, which yet again invited a slew of hatred and animosity from a fanbase enraged at the existence of a spin-off portable game. So incensed are ...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 08.16.2012

The conclusion to James Rolfe's SNES vs. Genesis battle

Following the introductory video that James "Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe uploaded the other day, here comes the epic showdown: Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis! Which is the undisputed champion? Obviously, there is no winner...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 08.14.2012

James 'AVGN' Rolfe pits the SNES against the Genesis

As the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe can be funny, crude, abrasive, or annoying, depending on who you're asking. But when he steps away from that persona and simply shares his childhood experiences, he's a pretty mellow...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 08.13.2012

Pachter upsets Nintendo fans, says they'll buy anything

Industry analyst Michael "Elder Foot" Pachter recently joked that Nintendo fans will buy anything related to Nintendo. Ironically, Nintendo fans totally bought it, and are raging hard at the silver-haired love machine.  ...

Jim Sterling