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The joy of traps

Apr 25 // Chris Carter
When you think of the word "trap," what's the first thing that comes to mind? If your psyche isn't in the darkest depths of the catacombs, you're probably thinking of a mechanical device with the purpose of inflicting harm up... read feature

Street Fighter X Tekken is a trap with new characters


Jul 21
Capcom released a new trailer at Comic-Con for the upcoming crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken in which four new characters were revealed. Keeping with the supposed tradition up to now, half of the characters ar... read

Super Crate Box updated to fix scoring error


Apr 01
Dutch developer Vlambeer has released an updated version of their IGF award-nominated game Super Crate Box. Version 1.04 fixes an "error" which was causing points to be awarded for collecting the game's titular crates and not... read

Dtoid (the show) week 8: Bad ass Hollywood all stars


Dec 06
I can't even begin to recap all the stuff that happened this week on The Destructoid Show. Despite the fact that we're in a pre-VGA's news lull, we still found plenty to talk about. Off the top of my head, I know that Tofu Bo... read

Twisted Pixel is teasing something with this countdown


Nov 19
Comic Jumper has been out long enough that it's probably about time for Twisted Pixel to tease it's next game, right? I mean, they've got five kids to feed. If a new countdown on the studio's website is any indication, we'll ... read
Missed the show?  Catch the archived clip here, or follow us on Justin.tv to catch the next one. read feature

Atlus promises Demon's Souls servers until March 2011


Jul 22
Yesterday, Atlus sent a note to its fanclub, the so-called "Faithful," promising to maintain Demon's Souls' North American servers until at least March 2011. I suppose that you could play it as a single-player game, but ... read

Play Modern Warfare 2 with Dane Cook, pretend he's funny


Dec 22
In a move certain to draw hordes of people to the service, Microsoft has announced their latest "Game with Fame" promotion. This coming weekend, players of Modern Warfare 2 will have the opportunity to play the game with... read

Sledgehammer Games gets a Web site, speculation ensues


Dec 09
Sledgehammer Games, you know, that fairly new Activision studio formed around Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey? Believe me when I say they are working on something mysterious. The developer's Web site has just recently gone... read

Beyond Good & Evil 2 'on hold'


Aug 25
Do you hear that? That's the sound of nerd anguish, my friend. The announcement of Beyond Good & Evil 2 was something that many gamers had been longing for, and when it finally came it was like a dream come true. Unfortun... read

iDOLM@STER DS game contains a trap


Jul 13
Japan's iDOLM@STER games, up until now, have focused on the guidance of potential female pop stars as well as a bit of rhythm gaming, but an upcoming DS release in the series has mixed up that formula up a bit. Or should I sa... read

Wilde, incest, and the Bible: Tale of Tales announce Fatale


Jun 25
This is how Tale of Tales (The Path, The Graveyard) creators Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn describe their new game, Fatale, which is based on the biblical story of Salomé:We're interested in the idea of a love story ... read

The most blatant PSP rip-off the world will ever see


May 11
Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce the Geda VX690HD, perhaps the most blatantly obvious rip-off in the world. You almost have to congratulate Geda for summoning the kind of stones required to release a system that doesn't... read

It's a trap: Final Fantasy IV sequel coming to XBLA is most likely bullsh*t


Jan 28
A story is currently flying around the Interwebs concerning a potential release of Final Fantasy IV: The After on Xbox Live Arcade. Apparently, there was a page on Microsoft Japan's Xbox Web site which confirmed the release, ... read

Chinese government to outlaw Internet anonymity


Jan 16
China loves repression like the English love football riots, and today's Communist smackdown comes courtesy of a new law requiring all online gamers to register with their real names online. No more hiding behind a screen nam... read

Dirty PSP upskirt action: PSP used as indecent panty snap grabber


May 29
The deputy head of a Nagoya technical college has been arrested for allegedly using a PSP and its camera peripheral to look up the skirt of a 19-year old woman. The dirty 59-year old administrator supposedly performed the wic... read

Fight fires for 'real' with Real Heroes: Firefighters for the Wii


May 12
"Running into a burning building" can be found on my ever-growing list, "Things I Will Never Do Because I'm a Pussy." I understand and respect the role of firefighters, whether they're braving a blaze to s... read

Too Human will make it if we just BELIEVE!


Mar 05
Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack has made a heart-tugging statement explaining why he's stuck with Too Human, despite its notorious problems.  Say "Too Human" to any gamer right now and you can expect a re... read

Bargain Bin Laden #33: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty


Jan 03
Ask anybody, I'm a massive Metal Gear Solid fan. For me, Hideo Kojima is a God when it comes to developing characters and storylines in games. This series stands next to Konami's other great line of titles, Silent Hill, and o... read

Videogames cause brain damage now


Dec 26
Taiwan news sources are reporting on a new study that claims the playing of videogames, especially violent ones, may cause harm to brain functions and have an impact on their learning capabilities and emotional control. On to... read

IT'S A TRAP: Play as a tranny in the new Saint's Row


Dec 18
This is the best news I've heard all day. As a self-confessed lover of all things transgendered, the news that Saint's Row 2 will give you the ability to play as a delicious trap is something that I cannot simply ignore. I ma... read

Microsoft offers ten free Arcade games in new promotion


Nov 20
Microsoft is feeling generous lately. First we all got Carcassonne for nothing, and now the company is offering ten free Xbox Live Arcade games to new and existing customers as part of a fresh promotional campaign.New Xbox 36... read

PS2 modchip on a memory card?


Nov 07
The Memor 32 is basically a modchip on a a memory card. The device uses a USB connection to allow loading and unloading of save games to and from the PC, but less savory/more clever gamers have managed to do more with the dev... read

Germans busted in Japan during PC Engine celebration


Nov 06
I'll come right out and say that I always have had mad love for Hudson, NEC, the PC Engine, the TurboDuo, Bonk, and all related things, but even I missed the 20th birthdate of the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 on October 30th. Thre... read

Electronic Arts thinks videogames cost too much? I know how weird that sounds


Oct 31
I have to admit something to you all -- I am seriously becoming a fan of Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello. Having accused the games industry of stagnation in the past, and seeming to want to move his notorious company int... read

Middle America finally gets you: WoW dating, CBS style


Oct 24
The footage in that box up there comes from a CBS sitcom called How I Met Your Mother. Other than starring an older, less Hippocratic Neil Patrick Harris, it has recently become notable for revealing that Middle America fin... read

Games time forgot: CSI: Miami


Oct 02
I'm pretty sure none of you have played this game -- I know I sure as hell haven't. Mathematically speaking, there's no reason to think that this game would be even the slightest bit enjoyable: licensed games suck, "myst... read

Lost Odyssey will stretch over four DVDs. Sony fans will love that


Sep 20
Firstly, let me just say that I honestly don't get the great hardship in changing DVDs. People talk as if having something contained on more than one disc will require an infinite and gruelling journey to the console to switc... read

Guilty Gear 2 footage is as confusing as Bridget's sexuality


Sep 19
No. This is not Guilty Gear. I'm not even sure what's going on. Before, we've only had some images to take a look at, but now we've got a montage of an entire "round" from Guilty Gear 2. You play as Sol, running ar... read
Guilty Gear: Accent Core is the latest revision of, technically, the original Guilty Gear. Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear XX, and all the other games in that direct line, have been revisions and updates to the series, sometimes a... read feature

GameStop to retool layout of its stores to include newer genres of games


Sep 12
While Christmas is still a few months away, retailers are already in high gear doing whatever magical things they do behind the scenes in order to separate you from that hard earned dollar you've been hiding away in that shoe... read

Weekend Reading: Bridget is straight


Aug 19
From time to time, I love to play devil's advocate. Such an opportunity came across recently, and so I wanted to turn it into a full-fledged post. This week, I'm delving into the depths of /bridget/ itself, in an attempt to a... read






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