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Super Meat Boy

Surprise! Kids are annoying and god awful at Super Meat Boy


Get off my lawn
Feb 18
Look, I hate these posts as much as the next guy, alright? Kids. Yuck. Some people devote their lives to raising these little piles of germs with suspect motor skills. Even my dumb parents were foolish enough to fall into th...

Tropes vs Fat Guys

Let's look at Tropes Vs. Fat Guys in Videogames


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Oct 28
[Dtoid community blogger Benny Disco takes a look at another common gaming trope. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon (who is also fat)] After reading Jonathan Holmes' fasci...
Workout

Virtual reality is the future of treadmills ... I think?


Harder, Better, Faster, Sweatier
Apr 19
You don't need a gym when you have a 3DS and elliptical machine, I've realized in recent months. Playing Fire Emblem while working my calfs is both great fun and great fitness, yet my mind has been wondering what else is out...

UK teachers protecting the young with ignorance


Apr 03
Teachers here in Blighty are concerned. They aren't worried about how the curriculum doesn't prepare kids for the real world or how they've simply become training camps for university, no. It's videogames that appear to be ge...

Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat


Feb 27
Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" g...

Gamer loses 224 pounds playing Rock Band


Dec 30
Note: Our own Jim Sterling confirms that he is not the kid in question. In that strange world where they use odd measurements like stone lives a gamer named Marc Rodwell. Marc's overeating of curry, pizza and soda had him lit...

Winners of The Destructoid Show's 3DS Destruction Contest


Jul 19
If you watch The Destructoid Show, you'll know we've been doing a contest to give away three Catalyst 3DS cases, sponsored by the fine folks at CM4. Of course, since we're a gaggle of idiot children, the contest was "make a p...


New Rhythm Heaven and Fatal Frame titles totally teased


Sep 29
All this 3DS news is great and all, and I'm totally excited about Mega Man Legends 3D and the new Resident Evil stuff, but on my end, the biggest reveal from tonight's Nintendo Conference was actually related to Nintendo's ot...

Fat Princess patch brings all new map, 'Brownie Town'


Jan 20
You know who's fat? The Princess, that's who. She's so fat (and hungry, like fat people, of course) that when her PlayStation Network title gets patched, the developers also have to deliver brownies with it. Yes, Fat Princess...

Microsoft wants Jim Sterling's Avatar to be as fat as him


Dec 19
If the state of Avatars in my Xbox Live Friends list is any indication, all my friends are apparently closet Master Chiefs, attendees of PAX 09, steam punk aficionados and Halo Waypoint award whores. Seriously, that floating ...

DSi LL got a big ol' butt, spotted in the wild


Nov 19
With the DSi LL set to be released in Japan this Saturday, display units have started popping up here and there to help Nintendo promote it. Anoop over at Andriasang got to peep some at the Bic Camera and Tsutaya in Shibuya t...

Art imitates life: Bit.Trip VOID in time for Thanksgiving


Nov 07
Bit.Trip VOID is a game that you can play with your family, where you compete to see who can get fatter the fastest. Thanksgiving (link NSFW) is a holiday where families do the same thing, except with more awkward silences an...

ECA wants you to inform the President about gaming


Jul 27
In case you don't watch the news or read a newspaper to stay up-to-date on current trends -- sadly, this is becoming an ever-increasing population -- the United States is in the middle of revamping its healthcare system. A ma...

Fitness blogger says games need warning labels


Jul 06
A fitness blog called Winston Salem Fitness recently published an editorial calling out the Wii Fit and suggesting that videogames be packaged with a label warning against the possibility of obesity from their use:Overall, I ...

Obesity Awareness campaign champions 'exergames', whatever the hell that means


Nov 04
What should you do with a fat kid? No, don't lock him in a cage without food for a week, you jerk. Give him some exergames to play. What are exergames, you ask? Oh, just the latest catchphrase that describes videogames that a...

Wii Fit tells a 10-year-old that she's fat, Nintendo responds


May 16
Yes, scoff the day away, tubby girl. A videogame told you that you're fat. Kidding. You're normal, according to this Child/Teen BMI calculator. After the news got out that Wii Fit told a 10-year-old girl that she was "fat," e...

Wii Fit 'traumatizes' kid by calling her overweight


May 06
The launch of Wii Fit seemed to go off without a hitch in Japan, but you had to know that as soon as it found itself in the hands of sensitive Westerners, trouble would occur. The game has barely hit the UK, but already the f...

Wii Fit gets $89.99 price tag, Nintendo World store pre-order bonus (Update)


Apr 15
Hey Flabby McFlabtown! Nintendo have announced details for this Summer's launch of their new interactive fitness game, Wii Fit! The game will ship bundled with the Wii Balance Board peripheral, and will be available at the Ni...

Move over Pocket Pikachu: Ubisoft's pedometer revealed


Mar 11
Do you remember Pocket Pikachu? This was a step tracker disguised as a virtual pet. Your steps and movement would earn you "watts" to feed little Pikachu, and the idea was that you might get your lazy ass off the co...

Can games stop you being a chunky f***er? Play Away the Calories finds out!


Feb 21
Nintendo and London's Science Museum are teaming up to ask the question: Could videogames make you healthier? With Wii Fit hitting Europe in April, Play Away the Calories aims to find out, by inviting both gamers and slimmers...

Nintendo Japan: Wii Fit launches December 1


Oct 10
There was a lot of buzz about Nintendo's weird new foot/exercise peripheral during this year's E3, but we haven't heard much about Wii Fit since then. Now, Famitsu's Express Blog gives us a Japanese release date and price, st...

Podtoid 32: Fat Japanese Girls edition


Sep 18
Evening, kittens. We’re coming up on a near year of Podtoid, and to celebrate this milestone the higher-ups thought that it’d be best if I destroyed the outfit as soon as possible, and therefore positioned me as h...

Gamercize: Number one for choice and enjoyment


Sep 15
As a collective group, I'd say it's pretty hard for gamers to get motivated into exercising. Be it running, or picking heavy things up and putting them back down, the mere thought of moving is often enough to put us into coma...

Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 brings the filthy wrestlers to Nintendo's DS


Sep 12
Wrestling is the modern era's poetry, a deep and philosophical journey toward the center of a man's soul. It represents the pinnacle of mankind's achievements, the highest of art and the most refined of our cultural creations...

WF Portmanteau: Attack the cosplayers' weak spot for massive damage


Jul 30
Today's World Famous Portmanteau will be yet another experiment, as the "winner" will get to take over the feature this Friday while I play the booth babes and take pictures of the games at Blizzcon. The other difference is t...

Help Reggie get Wii Healthy


Jul 12
Those of you following our E3 coverage have already heard about Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime's less-than-impressive showing at the Wii Fit demonstration. He tried the route of denial by claiming "heavy clothin...

HGS 07: Clive Barker on fat people, Jericho, and videogames as escapism


Jun 28
Clive Barker is sort of a love him or hate him type of guy. For instance, I love his books, hate his movies. And by "his" movies, I of course mean the Hollywood bastardization of his works. But listening to this man...

First screens of Pokemon Dungeon


May 15
The good news: we found over 20 screenshots of the new Pokemon Dungeon DS game. The bad news: there aren't any dungeons pictured with realistic Pikachus chained to the wall, famished and beaten. Why toy with our emotions...

Guild Wars: Eye of the North developer chat


May 10
Look I drink...And that usually means I get asked the questions. Stuff like, "Would you please let the sheep go, put your clothes back on and get down from the kids slide?" If you're like me, I am sure ther...






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