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11:37 AM on 08.07.2008

No Hitler in new Wolfenstein? That makes us Sadolf

With a brand new Wolfenstein on the cards, one could be forgiven for salivating at the thought of tackling the somewhat controversial Third Reich frontman, Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, the Ron Mael lookalike will not be putti...

Jim Sterling

8:39 AM on 06.09.2008

Idiot pastor wants to have a videogame burning: Dark ages alive and well

Simply amazing. Yet another moron has come out of the woodwork to jump on the "games are evil" train and share his myopic, frightened views with the world. The real kicker here is that he suggests having a "gam...

Jim Sterling

6:59 PM on 05.12.2008

The GameTrailers conspiracy: Rampant Microsoft-loving shenanigans aplenty

The Internet was rife with accusations and outraged screams this weekend as it was suggested that GameTrailers had been caught red-handed favoring the Xbox 360 over the PlayStation 3 thanks to a GRID video that wrongly labe...

Jim Sterling

9:09 PM on 05.09.2008

BioWare removes 10-day validation from Mass Effect PC due to backlash

A few days ago we posted an article about the PC versions of Mass Effect and Spore containing some worrying copy protection methods that would require users to validate each game online every ten days. While I expressed conce...

Jim Sterling

1:23 PM on 04.22.2008

EU demands that games industry look after children better ... sigh

The European Union (known in some circles as The Nazi Party 2.0) has given the videogames industry two years in order to protect children better. Apparently, game companies are not doing enough to replace parents and teachers...

Jim Sterling

8:47 AM on 04.14.2008

German officials want retail demo units off during school

Germany has been looking at ways to combat truancy in its schools, believing that skipping school can lead to crime. Officials have decided that one cause of truancy could be videogame demos, and following on from this train ...

Jim Sterling

1:19 AM on 04.11.2008

Destructoid Bot & Crossbones tee now $1 at NerdyShirts

One dollar one dollar one dollar one dollar! Okay, so only those of you who joined us in Mexico last week are going to get that joke. Anyway, unlike most of the awesome Mayan craftwork the villagers were trying to pimp to us,...

Topher Cantler





6:46 PM on 03.25.2008

Hitler, werewolves, vampires, and zombies come together at last in RPG form

Imagine an alternate reality in which Nazis, vampires, zombies, and werewolves fought together in World War II. This is the basic plot line for Operation Darkness, a tactical RPG heading to the Xbox 360 this June from Atlus. ...

Jordan Devore

11:12 AM on 01.29.2008

The demo is a lie: Turning Point developers promise the game doesn't suck

Last week, a personally anticipated game had a demo appear on Xbox Live. The game was Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, and the demo, unfortunately, was a disappointment, going some way toward dampening my interest in the title...

Jim Sterling

11:34 AM on 12.19.2007

Nazi Germany: German law tightens censorship on games to stranglehold status

Germany is very sensitive toward violence, doubtless thanks to the country's inglorious past. However, it doesn't seen so worried about the mass censorship that also went on during its most bloody era, since a new law has bee...

Jim Sterling

2:37 PM on 12.06.2007

People WANT the government involved in rating games? Now that's just terrifying

A US consumer poll has revealed that 60% of those surveyed are in favor of government regulation when it comes to violence in videogames. 51% would like the government to directly regulate videogame content while 54% believe ...

Jim Sterling

8:27 PM on 09.24.2007

Uwe Boll snaps up unreleased game -- AGAIN! Zombie Massacre is the next victim

Okay, remember a few weeks ago when I covered an upcoming Wii game that sounded absolutely awesome, Zombie Massacre? Well, President of 1988 Games and producer of Zombie Massacre Benjamin Krotin has just emailed us with thank...

Jim Sterling

5:06 PM on 09.13.2007

Uwe Boll snaps up film license for unreleased game: Facepalm ensues

Love him or hate him, one can't deny Uwe Boll's determination to make movies in the face of life itself telling him he can't. As if to further prove his dominion over the forces of common sense, Lord Boll has now decided to m...

Jim Sterling

12:39 PM on 07.27.2007

Comic-Con 2007: Do not feed the robots!

Aww Comic-Con, the time of year where the coolest of the cool and the baddest of the bad meet up to talk about bangin' bitches and back alley knife fights. Destructoid will be here just trying not to get a bottle broken over ...

William Haley



Codemasters at the Cabinet: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty first impressions photo
Codemasters at the Cabinet: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty first impressions
by Jim Sterling

No caption will do that image justice. The Statue of Liberty, flying the Nazi flag. This is the powerful imagery that Spark Unlimited's Turning Point: Fall of Liberty uses to set the scene for a horrific nightmare scenario -- the death of Winston Churchill, the subjugation of Europe and the invasion of New York City in 1953. Earlier today, Spark Unlimited and publisher Codemasters held an intimate gathering in the Cabinet War Rooms of the Churchill Museum, London, the very rooms from which Britain's then-leader directed World War II, and both David Houghton and myself were very fortunate to attend. The gathering, I mean, not World War II's direction. It was here that we got to see early gameplay footage of this shockingly unsettling and downright scary new first person survival game, and came away liking what we saw.

As well as Turning Point, we also got a hands-on playtest and juicy new information on the eagerly awaited Clive Barker's Jericho. Stay tuned to Destructoid for Houghton's in-depth preview of the macabre horror show direct from Clive Barker's twisted brainwrongs, but right now, please hit the jump for more on the alternate-reality war game, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.

[Editor's note: Screenshots included in this article are from a pre-alpha game and as such, do not fully represent the final product]

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5:59 AM on 06.14.2007

'Killer' games: EU does what it does best & talks garbage while doing nothing

Yesterday, justice ministers in the European Union (haha) promised that they'd tighten regulations on the sale of 'violent' videogames to minors, going to lengths, like many ignorant organizations, to distinguish...

Jim Sterling