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9:00 AM on 01.16.2010

How to help Haiti if you're a gamer

If you turned off the videogames for a second over the past week you've probably heard of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti, destroying most of the structures in the country, killing thousands and leaving even more homele...

Matthew Razak


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2:40 PM on 01.29.2009

Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe says videogames helped him overcome obstacles

For every person that's on the rampage about the horrors of videogames, there seems to be another than claims that they have played an essential role in his or her life. Take Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe for example, wh...

Colette Bennett

10:12 AM on 08.01.2008

Zelda Marathon in progress, do your part to help a good cause

It looks like those big-hearted guys and girls who helped raise close to $12,000 dollars for the Child's Play charity last month with the Mario Marathon are at it again.This time, they've teamed up with Cameron Banga and the ...

SRVSLPS

8:46 AM on 06.15.2008

Study shows that gamers are not shy nerds

Though you all were already totally aware, it seems that the rest of the world is finally finding out that their image of the stereotypical gamer is mostly incorrect. Gamers aren't the shy, lonely geeks they think us to be. A...

Dale North

6:45 PM on 01.24.2008

Karmic retribution: Fox psychologist gets a taste of her own ignorant medicine

Most of you by now should be familiar with Cooper Lawrence, the smug psychologist who grinned and giggled while slandering BioWare's Mass Effect for content she had neither witnessed nor indeed, had any experience with firsth...

Jim Sterling

1:27 PM on 12.28.2007

Oliver Stone vs. Gamespot in JFG

Remember cashwh0re? Our tribute to great ethics within the video game industry was unfortunately missed by the above video (blasphemy!) but I'll let it slide due to this short trailer's otherwise absolute brilliance. An anony...

Niero Gonzalez

2:47 AM on 12.06.2007

Cashwh0re is getting a spontaneous redesign today! Please pardon our dust

Why are you awake at this hour?  Isn't there a soul sucking MMO you should be attending to?  Well, since you're up, I wanted to let you know that we're undergoing a little site maintenance to take down the epicness ...

Niero Gonzalez



Videogames: what's all the fuss about? photo
Videogames: what's all the fuss about?
by Dale North

For gamers, it's easily to take the "waste of time" attack personally, and that's why it was nice to see some of the very smart responses given to a post called "Couldn’t Care Less About Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3: Am I Really Missing Much?" by Lucy from Product-Reviews.

In this post, Lucy says that she doesn't get why people are so passionate about what console is the best, or why gamers will talk endlessly about what games are the best. She really wants to know what all the fuss is about.

Why are people so passionate about which console is better, which games are better when really it’s all a waste of time? By not taking an interest in the three above consoles is my life seriously lacking something?

While it would have been safe to expect an all-out, flame-filled string of fanboy attack responses, most of the 70 or so replies are actually somewhat focused and informed. They range from a general defense of gaming to a precise answer to "what the fuss is about." While I don't necessarily agree with some of the views, and a few go way into left field, it's nice to see this collection of mostly well-informed responses to a question that is so close to flame bait that it's in danger of combusting.

Hit the jump to see some selected responses.

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5:34 AM on 10.17.2007

It's Golden Joystick time: World's biggest gaming ceremony returns

The Golden Joystick awards have been running now for twenty five years. Hailed as the biggest and most prestigious ceremony in all of gaming, the show rewards the very best that our beloved industry has to offer. Despite all ...

Jim Sterling

3:31 PM on 08.31.2007

X'07: Hunting down Canadian videogame bloggers

Forgive me Niero for saying this, but … there is only one thing I hate about writing for Destructoid and that is the fact that I am the one and only writer from Canada. It’s incredibly lonely up here when I hav...

Faith

9:12 PM on 06.21.2007

Gamers For Gaming: The plan revealed

It should be no secret to the more observant amongst you that the current debacle surrounding Manhunt 2 has hit a nerve with myself and Jim. It's not that we feel particularly protective of the game itself, or of Rockstar...

David Houghton





2:51 AM on 06.15.2007

Gamers Unite part 2: Live Free or ... what a lame header ... just watch the clip

A few days back, we brought you the initial episode of Gamers Unite, a documentary chronicling reaction to the negative media stereotyping by those afflicted with the stigma, the gamers themselves. Today, I bring you the j...

Earnest Cavalli

8:44 AM on 06.14.2007

Gamers Unite; surprisingly good, and completely sans Michael Moore

Speaking as someone who once dated a girl who took two semesters of film, documentary film-making is the single most boring job an auteur can take on. It's almost impossible to make a modern audience care about any subj...

Earnest Cavalli