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Girls of Gaming

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Diversity 101

How many original black playable women have there been in the history of gaming?

Believe me if I said around 20?
Sep 02
// Jed Whitaker
Jef Rouner of Houston Press has done a bit of research on the amount of original black women playable throughout the history of gaming and found the number to be exceptionally low. Rouner's criteria to count as an original bl...
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Pokemon X2 Y2?

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey will kick your ass at Pokemon

And probably break your arm as well
Jul 28
// Jed Whitaker
UFC fighter and Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey is known for her punishment and breaking opponents' arms, and now you can add Pokémaster to that list. When asked what got her into Pokémon, Rousey went into a rant...
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Eatings disorders suck

What the ladies of gaming would look like as average Americans

Arguably sexier
Jul 22
// Jed Whitaker, a website dedicated to helping those with eating disorders find treatment, has "reverse Photoshopped" some characters from popular games series to make them look more like the average American woman. "If video game creators are going to pride themselves on accurate digital representations, then it's time for them to get real about women," says the site.
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Female Link!?

Female Link to be in Hyrule Warriors 3DS!?

Jun 10
// Jed Whitaker
HEY LISTEN! The fellas at GameXplain have spotted a crossbow in the leaked trailer for Hyrule Warriors for 3DS that matches the one used by the Link-esque lady in the Hyrule Warriors art book.  This is easily the h...

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Online gaming

Lonely Chinese gamers can hire escorts for the feels

What a time to be alive
Apr 22
// Robert Summa
The Chinese can take gaming very seriously. So seriously in fact that they have created an entire industry revolved around keeping lonely gamers happy while grinding away in their virtual wastelands. While in places like Amer...
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight update reveals female Shield Knight

Also, teaser screens of Mole Knight's level
Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
Through updates on Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight Kickstarter page, we've gotten familiar with the lineup of the very Mega Man-ish Order of No Quarter. That doesn't mean there aren't still surprises left in store! Yesterday ...
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HAWP: Papa Burch is the prettiest girl at prom

"Girl games" are hardcore
Mar 31
// Tony Ponce
The stereotypical "girl games" are not necessarily as bad as people make 'em out to be. Okay, a lot of them are as bad as people make 'em out to be, but that's not the point. The point is that there are gems even amongst the...
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Legend of Zelda hack puts Zelda in the starring role

It's finally her legend
Mar 17
// Jonathan Holmes
In what seems to be a budding trend, an industrious hacker has whipped up some animations and palette swaps for the Zelda sprite in The Legend of Zelda and made her the playable character. This isn't the first time a remake ...

Style Me Girl is for women, not patronizing at ALL

Jun 21
// Jim Sterling
I bring you word that Style Me Girl was recently released on iOS and Android by Frenzoo, a game that presents itself as the "first mobile RPG exclusively for women." It has been designed with ladies in mind, and as such, repr...

The ladies of Mega Man are forming a J-pop idol group

Apr 01
// Tony Ponce
You don't think the Japanese like to pull April Fools' pranks, too? Well, they do! Ucchy-san of Rockman Unity, the Japanese equivalent of Capcom-Unity, has revealed Capcom's grand plan for the Mega Man franchise's 25th annive...

Porn stars play games topless, because why not?

Sep 19
// Jim Sterling
Professional sex ladies Alana Evans and Misti Dawn have come to the strange conclusion that the gamer demographic is predominantly male and horny. While we've yet to see any evidence of that, they have set up a brand new blog...

Dtoid Exclusive: Playboy's Jo Garcia tribute to gaming

Sep 19 // Niero Desu
When I opened up my inbox today I was surprised to find none other than email from Playboy offering our readers the enclosed high resolution wallpaper of Jo Garcia, the part-dork-part-model hybrid pictured somewhere in that vortex of video game peripherals. The ongoing series of wallpapers are housed at Playboy's Gamer Next Door, and there's also a production video coming. (No pun intended).  On one hand we stubbornly have ignored our numbers and rarely strayed from core gaming news. On the other hand ... well, you don't want to know what the other hand is doing.  Internet, what is is that you command me to do?   In all seriousness I've asked various colleagues who publish web sites and my research has concluded is that we must absolutely participate in some way that is respectful to readers that don't want breasts-on-games, and maybe cleverly disguise it somewhere else on the site.  Am I right, my naughty forum goers? Ladies and gentlemen, our magic word for this kind of content is now "kittens".  If you'd like to see more kittens on Destructoid please sound off in the comments below.      

[First we brought you the wallpaper, and here's the video! Thank Playboy for making Monday suck less.] This. Since 2006 Destructoid has published every form of conceivable games editorial imaginable. We've brought you c...


Destructoid: Dog Space 2 vs. My Fat, Slutty Killzone

Feb 05
// Max Scoville
Hello, cherubs. Dear sweet Megazord, this has been a long week. I have for you, another episode of the critically acclaimed (lol) Destructoid Show. Hopefully, it appeals to your enjoyment lobes on some level. Stories we...

VGAs 2010: Felicia Day and Carlos Ferro

Dec 17 // Max Scoville
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Continuing our coverage of the SpikeTV Video Game Awards red carpet ceremony (it was actually just black linoleum, major disappointment) I've got a couple new clips of Dtoid staff harassing famous people. First, I got to talk...


Dtoid Live: Saturday Morning Hangover!

Dec 11
// Conrad Zimmerman
Feeling a little bit under the weather this morning? Come and join Jordan Devore, the always lovely ImpossiblePlant and myself for Saturday Morning Hangover, a new weekly livestream on Destructoid's channel. Yay!&nb...

Sengoku Basara dev: Girls don't like disgusting violence

Jul 14
// Jim Sterling
While Sengoku Basara is a game that many of our Western readers don't really care about, it's apparently really popular with girls in Japan. While it's weird to think that a hack n' slash game has a huge female fanbase, produ...

UFC Undisputed 2010 demo will get you laid

Apr 29
// Rey Gutierrez
All fans of the Ultimate Fighting Champion and THQ's UFC Undisputed will be happy to learn that today is the day when the demo for UFC Undisputed 2010 goes live on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Note how I say fans -...

Dead or Alive Paradise > spanking your monkey

Mar 06
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Either this viral is implying that Dead or Alive Paradise is better than masturbating, or Tecmo wants everyone to go beat the sh*t out of some monkeys. Personally, I'd do both at the same time, but I digress. Leifang is this...

Lara Croft vs Slave Leia in a snowball fight

Feb 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Look, it's Saturday morning. Nothing is going on, the videogame industry has stopped for the week and it's a slow night. Actually, that's all bullsh*t. We would have posted this no matter what. Why? Because why not! That's w...

Over 50% of US PSP owners are girls!?

Jan 07
// Jim Sterling
We all know that most PSP owners are completely dickless, but for the first time ever, it's true in a literal sense. A new study from Nielsen indicates that half of the PSP's audience is made up of females. It looks like that...

Super SFIV's Juri used to be cute and fat (like a baby)

Nov 04
// Joseph Leray
I thought it was pretty interesting that Abel started off as a girl/trap (don't we all), and while Juri's original design didn't feature any gender-bending functionality, her creation process was pretty cool in itself. Accord...

Bayonetta gets her gun-shoe freak on in new trailer

Nov 04
// Jim Sterling
With Bayonetta out in Japan, Sega can finally concentrate on saturating the West with video trailers and promotional chicanery. Here's the first trailer, a new video that shows off the weapons and combos in Platinum Games' o...

30% of Guitar Hero players are female (slow news day)

Oct 27
// Jim Sterling
In amazingly mindblowing news that everybody cares about, it's being stated that almost a third of all Guitar Hero players are female. Wow."A very large group really wants great guitar music, and they don’t want us...

Make out with your iPhone with this SuicideGirls App

Oct 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Seduce a SuicideGirl is a new iPhone App where you'll be playing a choose your own style adventure in order to make out with Zoli Suicide. Your goal is to chat up Zoli in a comic book shop and if you're good at bullsh*tting y...

Brighten up your period with this Pokemon menstrual pad!

Sep 20
// Jim Sterling
Is it your time of the month? You on the rag? On the blob? More importantly, have you ever wanted to bleed out of your minge and onto Pikachu's face? If you answer in the affirmative to these questions, then we have a very sp...

Trish Stratus coming out with a Wii Yoga game

Sep 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Trish Stratus as a brunette with glasses is stunning. She was always hot, but now she's just ... wow. Oh, right, videogames. Fitness model and former WWE actor Trish Stratus has teamed up with Frima Studio to develop a n...

Girls: why they game less

Jul 26
// Matthew Razak
Girls. They have stumped men for ages with their ways. The biggest mystery of all? Why they don't play games as much as men. A recent study from Michigan State University has discovered the conclusive truth (until another stu...

Vote for the next Ryu Ga Gotoku hostess

Jul 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
One of these 16 lovely ladies could appear in the next Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza) game as a virtual hostess. Sega went through 1,500 applicants and now need to figure out which lady will make it through. There’s a photo, v...

Model Anja Rubik to star in Yoga for the Wii

Jul 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
JoWooD Productions and DreamCatcher Games is coming out with a yoga game for the Wii simply called Yoga. That’s not the story here. The story here is that international model Anja Rubik will be featured in the game. A...

New Lara Croft poses make old Lara look like a bobble head

Jun 27
// Matthew Razak
Lara Croft has gone through a few changes in her life, most of them based around graphical advancements in breast rounding technology. Back in the day Lara was naught more than a couple of polygons stuck together to vaguely r...

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