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The DTOID Show: Is Mass Effect 3 ending rage justified?

Happy Monday, everyone! Now that Max and I have had the chance to recuperate from our long week of GDC insanity, we're back in the studio with a handful of news to report on and a fresh, new outlook on life! (Just kidding, we're as embitte...

 
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A good Sonic game, you guys! Oh my God!

What!?!? Sonic Generations is not total garbage!? We have to let the world know! Four out of five! Four out of five! Four out of five! Busted Pixel: Sonic Generations (A New Beginning) [YouTube]

 
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Sonic Team: Old school Sonic fans hard to please

Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka has stated that Sonic the Hedgehog's older fans are a tough audience, and that trying to keep them happy while providing gameplay innovations has always been a problem. He's hoping Sonic Generations will fix t...

 
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REPORT: You're not owed any UMvC3 character!

Destructoid has uncovered some mindblowing news that will shock and awe the gaming community -- we have discovered, through serious JOURNALISM, that Capcom does not owe you Mega Man or any other character in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.&nb...

 
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Sony: Only the most hardcore gamers use PlayStation Home

Sony has claimed that only the most hardcore PS3 gamers use PlayStation Home. That sounds like a failure, given the services casual, Second Life-esque dressing, but if Sony wants to spin the fact that a comparatively small demogra...

 
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Fans bring Xenoblade to #1 on Amazon, internet goes wild

It looks the vague report from Nintendo customer service that Xenoblade (also known as Monado: Beginning of the World) is still slated for release in the United States isn't confirmation enough for some people. A group of fans, calling them...

 
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If you follow Destructoid regularly or know anything about me, you will understand how godamn excited I must have been for this interview. I make no apologies for what you are about to watch but I do warn you that ...   read

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Old and new Sonic have reconciled their differences...

... and found love on the battlefield. "Modern x Classic Quickie" by SEGAMew [DeviantART]

 
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You caught that new Sonic teaser, right? For Sega, another year means another potentially misguided attempt at bringing the blue blur "back to his roots." 'Round the Sonic Cycle we go, once again! This latest nostalgia grab...   read

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Hater vandalizes Tecmo Koei building, calls games 'sh*t'

Tecmo Koei's Japanese office building has been attacked by a particularly hateful fanboy who doesn't seem to appreciate the company's games.  The remarks spraypainted on the building are remarkably bitter and hateful. Such messages inc...

 
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Sundays with Sagat: Fighting game fans are insane

Disclaimer -- I wasn't originally going to post this video. I shot it the same week that Sagat and Pals review Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and within a few days after the game launched, most of the stuff about on how Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 fans (nam...

 
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Crytek: Crysis 2 is developed for PC first, not consoles

As with any previous PC exclusive that goes multiplatform, Crysis 2 has come under fire from the PC elitist crowd who bemoan the "dumbing down" of the game and declare -- without evidence -- that the game was made for console kiddies and po...

 
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Fan-Made 80s Teen Comedy 'Legend of Zelda' Trailer is Rad

Like a a lot of people, I have a very special place in my heart-container for The Legend of Zelda series. On top of that, I'm also a sucker for 80s pop-culture. That's probably why I made a teenage girl-ish giggle-squeak when I saw this fa...

 
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Beyond Black Mesa short film

Remember that trailer a few monts back for that fan-made Half-Life movie called Beyond Black Mesa? The full short is now out and here it is for your viewing pleasure. Personally, I didn't think too much of it. I like the production quality...

 
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Vogel: Game developers shouldn't read their own forums

Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has written an interesting little article imploring fellow game developers not to spend too much time in the trenches with the fans.  Vogel provides three sound reasons for not reading online forum...

 
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Pachter: Incorrect once a week, only fanboys care

Industry analyst Michael "shiny testes" Pachter is a little bit tired of gamers arguing over his words. While he admits he doesn't seem to go a week without being incorrect, he defends himself in Game Informer by saying that his words are f...

 
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Jaffe to Destructoid: Can't I have an opinion!?

Twisted Metal director David Jaffe upset a number of our more mental Xbox 360 fanboys yesterday when we quoted his comments on console exclusivity. After earning a torrent of vitriol from various community members for flying the Sony colors...

 
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Sonic Team justifies Sonic 4's notorious physics

I never had a problem with Sonic 4's physics, but "fans" around the world are furious. Just do a Youtube search for "Sonic 4 physics" and you'll see a legion of rage-fueled videos from confirmed virgins. Sonic Team director Takashi Iiz...

 
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Codies: Gran Turismo 5 'could be accused' of being boring

It seems everybody's lining up to have a crack at Gran Turismo 5. Electronic Arts has said that the game was sterile compared to Need For Speed, and now that giant of the racing genre, Codemasters, has said that the PS3 exclusive can't comp...

 
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Enslaved writer got 'f*cking sick' of his PS3

28 Days Later and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West writer Alex Garland has confessed that he only bothered to play Heavenly Sword after meeting its developer, due to his being "f*cking sick" of the PS3. "There weren't any original games that r...

 
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Fans fix DmC's Dante, make him look worse

Surprise, surprise. The backlash over DmC's "new" Dante has reached its inevitable conclusion, with fans taking it upon themselves to play designer and give the protagonist's controversial appearance a brand new makeover. The only trouble i...

 
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E3 10: Browsing through Battlestar Galactica Online

For fans of the Battlestar Galactica, the frakkin universe of polygamist, polytheistic humans versus the monotheistic robotic Cylons is a clusterfrak of frakkin proportions. Now that the show ended and the spin-off, Caprica, is doing so wel...

 
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Sometimes, game makers lie

Whether they intend to or not, game makers lie. Sometimes they do it on purpose and sometimes things just happen that they have no control over. I still feel for Capcom's Shinji Mikami when he said that he would commit suicide if Resident E...

 
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Mega Man fan film out on May 7

Iron Man 2 won't be the only movie dealing with robots on May 7. Eddie Lebron's epic Mega Man: The Fan Film movie is finally done! The full length movie will be out in two weeks time and you'll be able to catch it over on Screw Attack. The ...

 
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Ekans haters boo Final Fantasy XIII 360 at launch event

This is ... amazing. Amazing beyond words. At the Final Fantasy XIII launch event in London, people who hate Ekans showed just how much of a raw nerve the game's multiplatform status is. At the mere mention of the Xbox 360 version of the g...

 
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During our interview with 2K Marin concerning BioShock 2, we couldn't resist asking about fanboyism and the console wars. BioShock was, itself, at the center of a battle between Xbox 360 loyalists and Sony insurgents, as its ...   read

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We've been chatting with Microsoft minister of propaganda Aaron Greenberg, wanting to crack open his head like a big beautiful coconut and gorge on the milk inside. Greenberg is a man known for sparking controversy with his s...   read

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Cameron thinks Halo fanboys should STFU about Avatar

James Cameron, director, visionary and broodmother of James Cameron Presents James Cameron's Avatar Made By James Cameron, believes that videogame nerds, especially Halo fans, need to shut their holes about his latest epic movie. "The funni...

 
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Fanboyism should be called religous fandamentalism

We've all seen fanboys before. Ranting and raving, upsetting themselves by pretending that other people are trying to upset them, feeling persecuted while happily persecuting others. Wait, did I just describe fanboys or religious fundamenta...

 
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The Associated Press' top ten games of 2009

Following on from Time magazine's top ten games of the year, the Associated Press has chimed in with a list of its own. Unlike the eclectic and rather strange top ten of Time, it seems that AP has taken a walk on the safer side, picking a m...

 

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Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 
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Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
SeymourDuncan17

So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My new favorite Mothers Day joke:

 
NakedBigBoss

Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
OverlordZetta

Its kind of sad when a topic goes without mention or coverage on a site for a while and youre actually relieved since you know just how it would have turned So much for that,

 
Nathan D

Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 

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