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Tokyo Game Show feels pretty good this year. Sure, it's a far cry from the extravagance of ten years ago and before, but it's not the all-mobile wasteland it was doomed to be according to some Internet dudebros. It feels heal...   read

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Ramblings of a colorblind gamer

You may or may not know that I am red-green colorblind. Money looks grey to me, pink looks white, brown looks green. No big thing. Since I was born colorblind, I have no frame of reference for how the world is "supposed" to look and, theref...

 
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Spend the weekend playing with your Privates

That is what you think it is. Eww. This week, we're taking a look at the first episode of Zombie Cow's Privates. It's a standard run-and-gun as far as game mechanics are concerned, but the humor is in full effect. For starters, you're taske...

 
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Activision responds to Respawn Entertainment announcement

As you may have already read this morning, the saga of former Infinity Ward honchos Vince Zampella and and Jason West versus Activision took yet another turn today with the announcement of the duo's new development company, Respawn Entertai...

 
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Zampella and West join EA, create Respawn Entertainment

After a month of legal drama between Jason West, Vince Zampella and their former corporate overlords at Activision, the predictable has occurred. Announced in a press release today, West and Zampella have formed a new studio, Respawn Entert...

 
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The bullsh*t begins: Fable 3 to re-invent game mechanics

We haven't even see the first screenshot yet, and Peter Molyneux is starting to crank out the crap concerning Fable III. GDC is almost upon us, and it has provided the game designer with a platform to claim that his latest game will re-inve...

 
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Visceral Studios execs defect to new Activision studio

Activision is opening up a new games studio and, as one might expect, they desire top quality talent to work there. So, they strolled on over to Visceral Games, the EA-owned studio responsible for Dead Space and the upcoming Dante's Inferno...

 
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EVE Online: Banker's virtual theft causes real life panic

Mega-popular MMO EVE Online prides itself on its realistic, player-controlled economy. In a scarily familiar episode of games-imitating-life, EBank, EVE's largest virtual bank, has been shut down after a former CEO embezzled 200 billion ISK...

 
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Xseed: Losing Muramasa opened the door for Fragile

Like many games developed by small Japanese studios, Vanillaware's Muramasa: The Demon Blade has something of a shaky history. Questions about whether or not it would be imported, and by whom, created quite the kerfuffle among Western hopef...

 
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In the most balls-out act of deep space espionage in the 21st century, GoonSwarm, EVE Online’s in-game Something Awful forum contingent, has finally defeated their arch enemies, absolute rulers of the game universe, Ban...   read

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Could the Housers be leaving Rockstar?

Michael Pachter thinks it's a distinct possibility, suggesting that a "bidding war" could erupt over the visionary duo when their contract with Take-Two ends in February of next year. In a note to investors yesterday, the industry...

 
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Carnegie Mellon: Play GWAP and help computers get smarter

I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to playing Gwap, a quintet of online games that simply task my human brain to perform menial tasks for the benefit of a computer. No, it's not an MMO (harr harr!); it's actually a Carnegie Mellon re...

 
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Capcom has a secret! Let's steal its diary!

Capcom has a secret, and we can't know! Is it that Capcom has a crush on Corey, the hottest boy in school? Maybe, just maybe, but we can't know! Tee hee hee!If I can be serious for a moment, the secret in question is less Sweet Valley High ...

 
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15 reasons why EA is pure evil

Electronic Arts is, without a shadow of a doubt, the Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan of the videogames industry -- a timeless evil, a detestable arch-nemesis for every right thinking American gamer to tru...

 
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Wii hard drive dispelled again; asks us to micromanage storage like the iPod

While the meager storage space on the Wii is only mildly annoying for even the most hardcore Nintendo fanboy, the company continues to surprise us by renouncing hard drive peripherals for their console. The debate reminds me of the N64 cart...

 
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In what looks to be a new series of articles in the style of his talks with Sigestato Itoi, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is conducting a series of interviews with the development team working on Super Mario Galaxy. Hosted ...   read

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Eidos (SCi Entertainment) to be bought up, share prices climb

The Telegraph says that SCi Entertainment's (think Eidos brand: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men) stock prices are flying high after word got out that an offer for the company is in the works. SCi said: "Following the rece...

 
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Been awhile, kids -- it's your favorite Linde, freshly returned from the barbaric wastes of Hungary, where goose liver serves as both key component to every meal and a common substitute for drinking water. Them folks are craz...   read

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The PlayStation is now officially blogging (Update!)

At long last, Sony's PlayStation division has launched an official company blog.  The site silently appeared this morning with a handful of posts about a few Sony happenings such as Folding at Home stats, those crazy transforming P...

 
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Microsoft wants Nintendo's back yard

Twenty seven acres of Nintendo property are up for sale, and guess who's one of the notable bidders? A Seattle newspaper is reporting that Microsoft has their checkbook burning for the empty lot directly behind the existing Nintendo ca...

 
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Lineage III source swiped, forced to unknowingly copulate with its own daughter

NCsoft, Korea's largest game developer, and makers of City of Heroes/Villains, Guild Wars and the Lineage series has more money than you do. Strangely though, you have never had the source code from an upcoming hit game stolen from you,...

 
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Games journalism came: Polydong.com

You'll know that you've made it when Destructoid makes a dick joke about you. By now, you've surely heard of Polygon, the new gaming portal by the people that ruined Engadget. Congratulations to Chris, Brian, and the whole crew for having a...

 

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GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
Jinx 01

Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
Kaleido Ruby

I think its trying to tell us

 
Amna Umen

My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 
OverlordZetta

11 years later and this is still my favorite hub world music in a Id just leave the game open and do other stuff to have it playing while I went about my Good, good

 
Sr Churros

I predict the new Battlefield this year will probably be a 2142 sequel, because futuristic shooters are currently in and EA is playing If that ends up being I think they lost a hell of an opportunity for not releasing a sequel for it

 
CoilWhine

I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
Luca Blight

Goodnight or good morning everyone Im off to

 
Roxas1359

Working on my last research paper of the Need tons of primary sources relating to Japanese American resettlement after the Era of Internment and I cant think of where to Hmm, time for me to put on my thinking

 
JuIc3

Bloodborne, day 3!!! Link found in

 
Rico the Penguin

*adjusts glasses*

 
gajknight

Managed to defeat Nue in the Nioh Satisfying man, I see good things in this games future, for Finishing up the AC Syndicate DLC, then its onto Cant fricking wait man!

 
Torchman

Last call for quesitons for the Ask Me Anything Going to start writing it Feel free to ask multiple questions!

 
Barry Kelly

Im still having a problem seeing embedded youtube videos when using SSL on It looks like the browser (Chrome) wont load them because the embedded URL is a plain

 
Dwavenhobble

So a group of Scientists have been given permission to see what happens when they inject stem cells into the brains of brain dead patients to try and bring them back to Ill get my zombie plan material ready just in case I think lol

 
Parismio

I was looking up some guides for dark souls on youtube for some lols and came across this Shes so adorable and her guides are hilarious! I was going to share the Dark Souls video but the comments reminded me how cancerous the community

 
King Kaiser

Current (finals) mood:

 
Occams

Beat Dark Souls 3, the Nioh demo, Ratchet and Clank and I dunno why but I dont really feel a sense of accomplishment at Been reading Cats Eye by Margaret Thats really good at

 
Luca Blight

To celebrate my 100th post I will use my own homemade Let see OH

 
TheLimoMaker

There are few FPS games I Battlefield 4 captured my time and attention despite its modern If rumours of a past-setting turn out to be true I will fall in love all over again in Or itll be in the future and Ill cry a

 
Dr Mel

I will, occasionally, find the need to just say Jonathan Holmes out loud or substitute it in lyrics of songs that are stuck in my Its a good

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Lately Ive noticed my Nyko Power Pak+ 3DS battery loses power much faster than it used And this is with the brightness set to 3 and power saver on Im thinking of getting a new one to see if that Or is it the games Im playing?

 
ShadeOfLight

Welp, Alucard is dead (*shakes fist at Rival The good news is I still hadnt caught anything on Route 33, and the first encounter was a female Welcome to the team, Seras the Zubat!

 
Trueghostbody

Fear Effect Sedna gameplay trailer

 
Luca Blight

Im curious did Capcoms studios ever told a good video game story?

 
Jed Whitaker

What if a person were to comment on something and actually talk about that thing instead of being upset that someone has a different opinion than them? THAT WOULD BE THE DAY!

 

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