hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Gaming Trends

 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 7


Jul 05
Roll up, roll up one and all, and come bear witness to the greatest cavalcade of videogaming curiosities known to modern man. We've got freaks, we've got geeks, we've got things the mere sight of which will make your eyes ble... read
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 6


Jun 28
Once again, it's Thursday, meaning the time has come to roll out this week's chapter of the Guide. Follow me through the jump, where you'll find another gamer archetype analyzed, scrutinized, dissected*, and moderately lampoo... read
 photo

Games: SERIOUS BUSINESS


Jun 28
Slate just pubbed a piece about the whole "serious games" phenomenon. If you haven't heard, the serious gaming concept refers to games whose primary purpose isn't fun. A game that isn't fun? Good luck wi... read
 photo

According to PC Magazine, the Wii is greater than sliced bread


Jun 22
Just when you thought the Wii had started to reach the end of the hype train, along comes an article from an unlikely source -- shooting the whole cycle into overdrive once again. It seems that Lance Ulinoff, Editor for PC Ma... read
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 5


Jun 21
Welcome friends, to the fifth chapter of A Guide To Reconizing Your Gamers, your invaluable helper in spotting the many varied gamer sub-genera prevalent in today's videogaming experience. As gaming has spread as an activity ... read
 photo

LEGO Batman site launches: A good Batman game at last?


Jun 21
Much to the delight of many, the LEGO Batman Web site is up, and ready to show that the Dark Knight can dominate the landscape as well as any Star Wars game can. Featuring character bios, Batman trivia, and even a few viewabl... read
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 4


Jun 14
So here we are again, at the beginning of the newest chapter of our gaming field guide. I'm sure you all know the drill by now. Each week we take two archetypes of the 21st century gaming world and analyse their traits, play ... read
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 3


Jun 07
Welcome once again to our continuing anthropological guide to the ways of the modern gamer. You may recall that last week, a full dissection of the common or garden British gaming chav took over the whole chapter. Things retu... read
 photo

The thing about girl gamers


Jun 03
Editor's Note: Hey all, DMV here. Atheistium's written an interesting rant on the whole girl gamer issue, which has always been a hot topic. So far, it's been a real hit on the community blogs, so give this Destructoid veteran some love and read her story. Enjoy! I finally want to get my issues with the "girl gamer" culture to rest. This will be my final rant on it all... finally. read
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 2


May 31
Welcome, my friends, to the second part of Destructoid's ongoing field guide to the anthropology of the various modern gamer sub-species.  Before we go on with this week's study, I must confess that only one of the two b... read
 photo

EA: You haven't seen the last of The Godfather engine


May 17
It looks like the game engine that powered The Godfather still has a bit more life left in it. According to one industry analyst, EA has planned on using the engine in at least five upcoming projects, including a follow up to... read
 photo

The top five gameplay innovations to look forward to this year


May 01
We are alive during a very important time in gaming. The 360 and the PS3 are capable of things never before imaginable on a home console. The Wii, for all its flaws, may revolutionize contemporary control mechanics. And seve... read
 photo

Subtitles a video gaming necessity?


May 01
A deaf gamer has brought up what may well be an very important and overlooked point. In a letter he sent to the ESA, and now reprinted by Kotaku, he points out that a great deal of the modern gameplay experience is lost by de... read
 photo

ZOMG!!! M.U.G.E.N.


Apr 27
Look I drink ...... and from time to time this makes me a little late on trends in the world. M.U.G.E.N. is something that I have totally missed the bus on ... by eight full years. No, I am not talking about Honda's tunin... read
 photo

Nintendo promises more Wiis


Apr 26
Don't get your hopes up or anything, but Nintendo is saying they plan to ship 14 million Wiis worldwide by the end of the fiscal year. After seeing the impressive rise of the console the past few months, Nintendo finally ... read
 photo

Don't mention the CD32: New Amiga line announced


Apr 26
Ars Technicha have got a report that the Amiga, legendary and much obsessed-over gaming computer of the '80's and '90's, is soon set to make a comeback with a new line of hardware. Anyone who grew up as a gam... read
 photo

PC gaming not really dead after all


Apr 23
Despite what you may have heard, PC gaming isn't really dying. Sure, the consoles get all the attention and as well they should. But the niche market of the PC is still very alive and very strong. Hell, even I have return... read
 photo

Arcade perfect: A tribute to a much missed part of gaming culture


Apr 21
I realised a few months ago that the Christmas of this year marks my 15-year gaming anniversary. I know for a fact that that’s not quite true, as the number of years I’ve actually been playing tails much further b... read
 photo

A shooting tragedy, Jack Thompson is there to take advantage


Apr 16
Right now, right this very second, Mr. Jack "video games cause cancer" Thompson is on FOX news talking about today's Virginia Tech tragedy. Mr. Thompson has already dropped some video game names and will surely ... read
 photo

Go get your Wii fitness on


Apr 11
And so it begins ...Just like DDR, the Wii is slowly but surely making its way into the minds and ideas of fitness-crazed folks looking for a way to get fat kids off the couch. Put down the Cheetos and check out what's g... read
 photo

EA marches toward world domination, invests $200M in Chinese company


Apr 09
Not content with meaningless microtransactions and the music business here in the good ol' U. S. of A., Electronic Arts, it has just been revealed, is now sinking $200 million into the major online Chinese game company T... read
 photo

Double crikey! Aussies also fell madly in love with the DS


Apr 05
We neglected to tell you, but Dtoid is going full Aussie now, so excuse us with all the sudden news related to Australia. After just seeing how well the PlayStation 3 has done, take a look at what Nintendo's little handhe... read
 photo

Crikey! The Aussies love them some PS3


Apr 05
After the UK sorta-kinda love fest that took place with the PlayStation 3, it now seems as if the land of big knives and beer and ex-cons -- oh, and apparently girls that love Nex? -- is also madly in love the with the cons... read
 photo

New Hour of Victory screens and video; WWII shooter? Not you again


Apr 04
Another year, another flood of WWII first-person shooters. In case your memory is a bit foggy, Midway's Hour of Victory for the Xbox 360 is attempting to do something just a tad different from other WWII FPS titles by let... read
 photo

LEGO Batman confirmed for a 2008 release


Mar 27
To be featured on all consoles, Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive have confirmed they will be working together to release a LEGO Batman game in 2008.With all the LEGO video game madness lately, I am kind of... read
 photo

Line Rider does World 1-1


Mar 23
digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/Awesome_Line_Rider_does_Super_Mario_Bros_World_1_1'; A quick glance through Youtube would lead you to the conclusion that Line Rider has become the new Ghostriding the Whip. ... read
 photo

Gaming industry rollin' in the dough; where's our cut?


Feb 21
Still think video games are just a fad? Just a hobby? Think again. Look at what the industry pulled in according to the latest NPD numbers:Whatever way you cut it, the game industry got off to a great start in 2007. This week... read
 photo

The Linearity Question


Feb 21
Seven years ago, “nonlinear” was a word that, in the video game world, meant next to nothing. Free-roaming gameplay? Branching storylines? Isn’t that what old-school adventure games did? Ten years ago, it di... read
 photo

Purr Pals announced for the DS, kittens plan world takeover


Feb 08
Nintendogs is one of the best selling games on the DS. Therefore it's no shock to see Crave announcing Purrpals, a pet simulator that focuses on kittens rather than puppies.Unlike puppies however, cats are insane creatur... read
 photo

Top 20 Game Developers of 2006


Jan 08
At the mention of new projects by certain developers, do you squirm and touch yourself? Yeah, me too. Gamasutra satisfies the itch with their top 20 Developers list, via Game Developer. There were a lot of tidbits in here I ... read
 photo

Why you have a sad, sad wallet


Dec 20
In a recent report, Forbes sheds some interesting light on the topic of game pricing -- for those of you in possession of inquiring minds. According to them, the $60 price tag that Xbox 360 games are now proudly sporting is ... read
 photo

Get your multiplayer out of my single player!


Dec 12
I've invested quite a bit of time into Final Fantasy III DS since its release. Sure, I've been hemorrhaging cash in various other directions too, but FFIII has been my little go-to buddy, filling morning commutes and lazy aft... read






Back to Top