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


Dec 01
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Sonic Team justifies Sonic 4's notorious physics


Nov 29
// Jim Sterling
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 direc...
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Codies: Gran Turismo 5 'could be accused' of being boring


Nov 24
// Jim Sterling
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 exclu...
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Enslaved writer got 'f*cking sick' of his PS3


Oct 05
// Jim Sterling
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 origin...
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Fans fix DmC's Dante, make him look worse


Oct 04
// Jim Sterling
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...
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E3 10: Browsing through Battlestar Galactica Online


Jun 16
// Ben Perlee
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, ...
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Sometimes, game makers lie


May 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 suicid...
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Mega Man fan film out on May 7


Apr 22
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 Scr...
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Ekans haters boo Final Fantasy XIII 360 at launch event


Mar 12
// Jim Sterling
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 v...
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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 ...

Greenberg: Fanboyism is like rooting for a sports team

Jan 15 // Jim Sterling
"To me it is just like the passion people have for the favorite sports team, whether you are a fan of the Cowboys or Steelers or ManU or Chelsea, your loyalty runs deep," explains the Microsoft stallion. "I would also say that I am a competitive person and work for a competitive company, so while I recognize that different people will root for different teams, I would love to win as many games as possible and win over as many Xbox fans as possible. "I think this competitive nature is reflected in our products, it is what drove us to push for things like the New Xbox Experience, 'Project Natal' and even securing franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear and Final Fantasy. At the end of the day, I see this constant focus on always being the best we can and giving our owners new experiences as a positive thing in the long-term." I must congratulate Aaron on managing to namedrop Project Natal into nearly all of his answers. This man is good at his job.
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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...

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Cameron thinks Halo fanboys should STFU about Avatar


Jan 12
// Jim Sterling
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 mo...
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Fanboyism should be called religous fandamentalism


Dec 20
// Jim Sterling
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 relig...
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The Associated Press' top ten games of 2009


Dec 09
// Jim Sterling
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 si...
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IGN readers HATE Modern Warfare 2


Nov 10
// Jim Sterling
Prepare your sides for the splitting of a lifetime, because this is comedy you just can't buy! IGN officially gave the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 a 9.5, but when you compare it to the average reader review, ...
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Insomniac bummed over Resistance 2 fan response


Oct 25
// Matthew Razak
Developers make games for the fans -- or at least they say they do. A lot of times I think it's for the money, but in the case of Insomniac we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Since they make games because they want peo...
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Console fanboys make Infinity Ward angry


Oct 16
// Jim Sterling
Did you know what when Infinity Ward revealed the packshot for Modern Warfare 2, some people were bitching and whining that an Xbox 360 box was revealed and not a PS3 one, even though they basically look the same? Seriously, ...
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Metal Gear Solid fan movie looks pretty good


Sep 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I say looks pretty good because I haven’t watched Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy yet. This fan made movie is 70 minutes long and I’m feeling way too A.D.D. to focus on one thing at the moment. Topless Robot watche...
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Fact: PS3 fanboys are the worst


Sep 20
// Jim Sterling
[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...
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Talking to the Needlemouse: The Emerald Hills developers


Sep 14
// Ben Perlee
There's been a lot of talk about the brand new, 2D, high-definition Sonic game. It's been something people have wanted for a long time, and the idea that this could be a sort of “Sonic 4” is pretty damn amazing....
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Team 17 calls Microsoft bribe accusations 'bollocks'


Jul 27
// Jim Sterling
Worms enjoyed an exclusive period of time on Xbox Live Arcade before gracing other digital platforms with its presence, and Team 17's other big revival, Alien Breed: Evolution, appears to be doing the same thing. Of course, w...
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Fan made Star Fox project looks pretty amazing


Jul 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Star Fox: Shadows of Lylat is a fan made Star Fox project that has been in the works for six years now. Six years is a long time for a fan project but there’s a lot on offer here. Space and ground missions, co-op, mul...
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New Metroid II fan remake trailer gives me the fish sweats


Jun 16
// Chad Concelmo
My God this game is looking incredible.After more than a year in production (and after a fair share of Destructoid posts about it), the fan remake of underrated Game Boy game Metroid II: Return of Samus is nearing completion....
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How Killzone 2 is blatantly better than Halo 3


Mar 02
// Jim Sterling
Killzone 2 launched exclusively for the PlayStation 3 this Friday, generating much bias from biased people who are biased. It also sold quite a few copies and has been setting the PlayStation Network afire with grenade spam a...
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Black Smoke: The power of suggestion & the art of self-trolling


Feb 08
// Jim Sterling
In 1938, Orson Welles narrated and directed a radio adaptation of H.G Wells' classic sci-fi novel, The War of the Worlds. Using the book as the basis of a simulated news broadcast, Welles and his cast members detailed the inv...
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Metacritic responds to more fanboy 'score war' nonsense ... we smell a rat


Jan 04
// Jim Sterling
This was already addressed, but it seems like fanboys are still causing trouble with their tendency to use Metacritic's user reviews as giant wang-measuring contests. Feeling the sting from having Killzone 2's user rating red...
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Come watch the Spike VGAs with Destructoid! (Live blog and more)


Dec 14
// Nick Chester
We're moments away from the televised broadcast of the 2008 Spike Video Game Awards, live from Los Angeles, California. Now despite the fact that I am on the 2008 VGA Advisory Council this year, helping to pick both nomi...
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Halo themed wedding? Dramamine abuse? This love story has it all


Dec 13
// Jim Sterling
This just in: Fanboys can be weird. If you need proof, look no further than Florida, where a happy couple are planning a Halo-themed wedding and intend to be married by none other than Master Chief himself. Yes.MTV has the sc...
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Sci-Fi is a troll, posts top ten overrated games of 2008


Dec 10
// Jim Sterling
Wow, God bless the Sci-Fi channel. Trolling fanboys can be an art form, but Sci-Fi's blog Fidgit has gone all out with its top ten list of the year's most overrated videogames. Including such gems as Braid and PS3 exclusives ...
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Mega Man + period blood = the most disturbed fan art ever


Dec 02
// Jim Sterling
Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you evidence of what happens when fanboyism is allowed to become something ... more. Sure, we all have our gaming vices, and I am sure we have sometimes gone above and beyond the call of...

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