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ESPN is hiring a dedicated eSports editor

The advent of eSports in mainstream media has taken off like a rocket lately. Big names like Red Bull are sponsoring teams and running editorial websites. ESPN's giving it front page placement during tournaments. In the instance of ESPN, it...

 
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Notch Tweets

Markus 'Notch' Persson posts vague tweets just to fuck with media (Fauxclusive)

Markus “Notch” Persson opened up on Twitter this weekend, posting several tweets lamenting that life as an celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be. The tweets became a news sensation as several high-profile websites painted Pe...

 
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Pac-Min

Awful new Pac-Man redesign spotted in the wild

The new Pac-Man redesign is pretty gross; but hey, whatever keeps you in business, Namco. [Photo Credit: Kyle MacGregor]

 
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Pro Game Journo

Video games journalist is total big shot at high school reunion (Fauxclusive)

Students attending the Monroe High School Class of 2005 10-Year Reunion say the most memorable aspect of the night was neither the catering by In-N-Out Burger nor the Wolfmother cover band. No, these students say the thing they’ll r...

 
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#GamerGate

A Pokedex of game journalists that only lists negative traits?

Ethics is a major component of social justice, and in recent years, it has also become a hot button issue in the world of videogame journalism. It is with this in mind that a group of social justice warriors decided to come together to figh...

 
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Where are they now?

Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz

As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitely punched each ...

 
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Daily Mail claims Sonic made a boy have a heart attack

A 16-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome had a heart attack after getting overexcited by Sonic the Hedgehog. The Daily Mail's take on the story? He was, of course, killed by a videogame.  Bri...

 
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John Stossel wins

John Stossel wins the violent videogames argument

It's not every day that you can say a Fox News personality makes a rational argument regarding any of today's hottest trends and hobbies, but stranger things have happened. In a recent segment of his talk show, John Stossel speaks to Frank...

 
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Game magazine scrubs Ellie from The Last of Us artwork

I've talked at length about the Creepy Cull of female protagonists in the game industry, where women are shunted off promotional materials and deemed unworthy to act as playable characters. It seems the scythe is wielded not just by publish...

 
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I-Mockery at E3

E3 2013 in a nutshell, by I-Mockery's RoG

Last year, I-Mockery and Abobo's Big Adventure's Roger Barr broke new ground in videogame journalism with his piercing critique of E3 2012. For anyone who has ever wanted to know the real E3 behind the glitz and glamor, his video series wa...

 
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E3 scandal exposed: ESA makes journos poop in the dark

Hey ESA, can we get some light bulbs in the press bathrooms? The international boys can't aim.

 
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The Daily Mail's review of The Last of Us is incredible

British tabloid The Daily Mail has a review for The Last of Us, a game enjoying perhaps the most unanimous critical acclaim in videogame history. The Mail, ever a bastion of wisdom and judicious thinking, feels it doesn't need to add t...

 
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Kotaku lied: Nintendo loves penises AND butts!

In a recent article on Kotaku, writer Patricia Hernandez pointed out that, while Nintendo will censor asses, it has no problem showcasing a delicious penis.  She used Animal Crossing: New Leaf as evidence, criticizing Nintendo's hypocr...

 
SimCity Silence
Recently, John Walker at Rock, Paper, Shotgun wrote a compelling article on SimCity, and how Electronic Arts' maintenance of radio silence has demonstrated total effectiveness in getting everybody to shut up. The basic argume...   read

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Corgtoid

At PAX? Say hi to Dtoid EiC Dale North at his two panels

Longtime game and music journalist and -- oh yeah -- Destructoid editor-in-chief Dale North will be available for your viewing, listening, and creeping pleasure at PAX East this week with two awesome panels: Do JRPGS Really Still Matter (Sa...

 
Previews ≠ Reviews
Games journalism criticism is a young field of business. As with any emerging practice it often likes to talk about itself, not because games writers are pretentious masturbatory bastards, but because we care to do the best j...   read

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IGN Entertainment Layoffs

IGN parent company to shutter 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO

IGN laid off several members of its editorial team today. The move follows IGN's recent sale to Ziff Davis Media, which also plans to close subsidiaries 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO as a part of the restructuring.  "Our goal is to do fewer th...

 
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PS4 Megaton: Tameem Antoniades loses the DmC Dante hair

While some argue the PlayStation 4 reveal event wasn't as full of megaton announcements as it should have been, many glossed over one important and startling bit of news -- Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades has hacked off the hair upon ...

 
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EA + Tabloid = Half-naked woman in Crysis 3 bodypaint

The Sun loves to talk about how dangerous those violent videogames are, and frequently runs stories vilifying interactive entertainment for inspiring crime and teaching the youth of Britain all sorts of terrible things. Still, that won't st...

 
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Terraria celebrates XBLA/PSN release by sending pebbles

We certainly get sent all manner of weird tat and nonsense in our role as semi-professional videogame jesters, and sometimes it's just ridiculous enough to achieve the desired effect and get a post. Here's 505 Games, literally sending me ru...

 
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David Jaffe launches glorious verbal attack on CNN anchor

Last week, we talked about how CNN anchor Erin Burnett desperately tried to link videogames to violent crime, attempting as she did to lead a psychologist into agreeing with her, and appearing flustered when he didn't. She wants her viewers...

 
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Ziff Davis buys IGN

j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis has acquired IGN, following months of rumors that News Corp, run by billionaire tyrant Rupert Murdoch, was looking to offload the site in a "restructuring" plan. IGN, of course, also owns AskMen and GameSpy, ...

 
Gun violence
It might be easy to label all major news pundits as being dangerously ignorant of videogames, especially when it concerns sexual or violent content. However, we ought to know better than to paint everyone with the same broad ...   read

JOURNALISM
CNN's Erin Burnett last night tried desperately to make a psychologist blame videogames for gun violence, attempting to coerce him into agreeing with her that "violent" games make people more likely to kill.  "There's a...   read

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Objectify A Male Tech Writer Day [Update]

[Update: Leigh Alexander has decided to call off the event, following an examination of potential risks. It's been proposed that the event alienates those who do not neatly fit into the straight male and straight female dynamic, not to ment...

 
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Some guy: Xbox might be sold to Sony, Microsoft is ruined

Remember that guy who said Microsoft's Xbox division cannot be sustained by the company? Well, here comes another analyst with the same suggestion, going so far as to believe rival Sony could acquire the brand. Them's some damning words! "T...

 
Biggest controversies
Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos?  We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of th...   read

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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting

As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and are onto a game ...

 
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Mass Effect and more attacked over school shooting

Yesterday, the mainstream media sunk to a new low in its rush to build the latest death circus. Following a horrific school shooting in a Connecticut kindergarten, news sources -- chiefly CNN -- jumped to dangerous speculation, with reporte...

 
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism

Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity wasn't due the...

 

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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Not sure why, but I get antsy when the devs of an indie game are in the comment section of an article about said

 
Pixie The Fairy

I went with this

 
Nathan D

Tis but a scratch!

 
KeithTheGeek

That feel when you get the sick 0-to-death but then your net cuts out preventing you from saving the

 
DeadMoon

Cat Girl

 
Zer0t0nin

Youre welcome:

 
Torchman

So this was a thing

 
Double Monocles

Finally got Starfox! The controls are REALLy jarring, Im doing training mode a couple times to try to get used to I really hope o can get used to it, Ive waited so long for another Star Fox game

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Starting tomorrow Ill essentially have $35 in my Do I go the $13 route (I own SSFIV already but not on the I also cant use the WiiU games), or just beat-the-average?

 
ikiryou

Well, my happy-go-lucky new job is probably going out the door, thanks to the mathematically-challenged temp before me who farked up the warehouse So long sexy forklift/Aliens cosplay

 
keisal

I guess U-verse has internet data caps now, but if you have a TV plan with them it remains Even though mine will be unlimited this still pisses me Its the principal of the

 
Confuseddalek

So far today I have fallen through a ceiling, and hit my head on a sink on the way Blacked out, and woke up to find myself in the womens restroom that is full of One woman was pushing my head with her foot to see if I was still

 
ZombZ

I want to write a blog and have been doing some has eventually led me to an article on a certain my naivete I checked the comments for opinions and inspiration only to be reminded why I dont go there

 
YoeriB

Wooow were getting a the punisher series!

 
MeanderBot

*sniff sniff*

 
MeanderBot

Whoops, there I go pressing the post button out of *ahem* Catgirls!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I was out with a friend in the city centre today and realised its kind of really fun to listen to nearby conversations between other The amount of dumb its So many people are dumb and quite amusing to listen

 
OverlordZetta

Question! Is there a way to do something about how some of the front paged blogs are under a different tag? I was confused and wondering where Torchs mech one went (wanted to look up some of the shows) until I found it was under a different

 
Torchman

That feel when you finally deal with some problems with your computer that have been bugging you for

 
Nathan D

I love seeing people out and about that make me seem perfectly normal by Feels

 
Pixie The Fairy

Rae woke up in a sandy ruin, her head aching from the crash, though she was thankfully She spots a dusty chest near her and opens Then a voice asks, Become classy or be total anime trash?

 
iam16bit

Im really digging Affordable Space

 
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Leeroy

 
Dangus Taargus

So after just finishing every previous Star Fox game made before Zero, and having now just played through the first 4 missions of What the fuck is wrong with people? This game is absolutely Pro Tip: Go to training Get

 
Rad Party God

Apparently, Doom has a permadeath option and youll leave your helmet where you died, kind of like the blood pools of Dark

 
Luca Blight

Before I go to bed I decide to give you not one but two cat Good night everyone :)

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Finally got General Pepper to say WHAT?! in Star Fox :D

 
GWJosh

This week on the cast, I spoke to Overflow Games about the development of their first Kickstarted title: Cornerstone the Song of Tyrim

 
Vadicta

Now, theres a

 

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