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Ramblings of a colorblind gamer


Feb 10
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 l... read

Spend the weekend playing with your Privates


Aug 06
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 starter... read

Activision responds to Respawn Entertainment announcement


Apr 12
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, R... read

Zampella and West join EA, create Respawn Entertainment


Apr 12
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,... read

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


Feb 03
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 ga... read

Visceral Studios execs defect to new Activision studio


Jul 22
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 ... read

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


Jul 08
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 ... read

Xseed: Losing Muramasa opened the door for Fragile


Jun 09
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 amon... read

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 feature

Could the Housers be leaving Rockstar?


Sep 16
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 yesterda... read

Carnegie Mellon: Play GWAP and help computers get smarter


May 20
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 Car... read

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


Mar 12
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 Swe... read

15 reasons why EA is pure evil


Jan 25
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 Americ... read

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


Nov 01
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 ... read

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 feature

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


Sep 04
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: "Fol... read

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 feature

The PlayStation is now officially blogging (Update!)


Jun 11
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... read

Microsoft wants Nintendo's back yard


May 24
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 exist... read

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


Apr 28
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 s... read

Games journalism came: Polydong.com


No relation to that asian guy on Twitter
Oct 25
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 cr... read






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