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Portal 2 launched yesterday in a whirlwind of critical acclaim, but if you believe some of the fans out there, this game is the worst thing since anthrax was invented. An army of bitter little fanboys has attacked the game vi... read feature

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Very few games are M-rated, but they take all the glory


Mar 15
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has just posted the ratings breakdown of games published in 2010. As you can see in the chart above, a little more than half of all games received the all-ages rating, while games rated... read
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Screw home consoles, time to go 100% portable


Feb 26
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Crysis 2 is released on March 22, but if you've got a little time and even less scruples, you can play it right now. With almost depressing inevitability, an entire developer build of the game has been leaked online, allowing... read feature

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THE WII HAS FAILED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON OH MY GOD!


Dec 06
Dear fellow writers of videogame things, The whole "Wii has failed this year" and "Is the Wii in trouble?" stuff has to stop, because you are sounding incredibly stupid and making us all look terrible. The Wii, in case you di... read
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Valkyria Chronicles II is better, even if it's on the PSP


Dec 01
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Spy Party dev doesn't trust the press, sounds wounded


Nov 24
Hey, remember Spy Party? The game has been around for a while, but it really made a splash at PAX 10. I got a chance to check the game out myself, and while it was fun, I kept thinking "this is the game by the guy that called... read
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Dtoid (the show): Thanksgiving! Sales! GRATITUDE!


Nov 24
Hey! We did a Thanksgiving episode! Tara got dressed up in traditional Native American garb, and she looks amazing. Me? I look sort of like Nicolas Cage from The Sorcerer's Apprentice. I guess it could have been worse. They ... read
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Gran Turismo 5 has 50 minute install, can do while played


Nov 19
Attention to everyone that likes to bitch, including those that won't even play this game: Word is that Gran Turismo 5 takes 50 minutes to install, and up to 10 GB of hard disk space. CVG linked us to a forum post where one g... read
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How not to get me to wear your videogame promo shirts


Jul 23
Long has this industry been known for the copious amounts of swag made available for press and enthusiasts alike. Much of it is neat fan service -- an action figure, a limited-edition poster, a letter opener made to look like... read
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If people weren't all that happy with Sagat's thoughts on Super Mario 64, I can only imagine how they'll react to his take on Uncharted 2. Personally, I don't think that Uncharted 2 is that bad. It certainly isn't the only g... read feature

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Sundays with Sagat: The Hardcore/Comedy conundrum


Jun 06
  [Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] In this week's video diary, Sagat takes on the "hardcore games don't sell on the Wii" misconce... read
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Sundays with Sagat: Mario 64 vs. Mario Galaxy


May 30
[Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] This week's episode started off really good. Sagat went on a tear about how each Mario game has a coun... read
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Sundays with Sagat: What's a videogame for?


May 23
[Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] Welcome to the premiere episode of Sundays with Sagat, a new Destructoid-exclusive video series. This we... read
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STOP RELEASING NEW F*CKING HANDHELDS!


Mar 26
My fellow Americans, we find ourselves under attack. Not from terrorists. Not from communists. Not even from flesh eating viruses that turn our lungs into a lumpy red paste. We face a fresh onslaught, on an incalculable and p... read
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The hidden truth behind game reviews


Mar 19
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Why Heavy Rain proves Ebert right


Feb 26
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10 tips and tricks for 3rd parties working on Wii games


Jan 11
By December 8, 2006, Nintendo had launched the Wii in the United States, Japan, and Europe. The console effectively ignored or destroyed every notion of what a new videogame console should be. "Progress" in the videogame worl... read
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Lessons on taking games just seriously enough


Nov 08
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GTA IV isn't helping anime with Princess Robot Bubblegum


Nov 04
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German group's 'game burning' protest was a huge failure


Oct 19
Last week, we told you about the German group attempting a modern-day book burning by having people bring in their violent videogames and toss them into the garbage. The Action Alliance believes that videogames are the root o... read
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'Immersion' is a nonsense buzzword


Oct 15
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My friends, we are now in the bright age of the "retro-revival" but I am sorry to say that I am not very pleased with what I see


Sep 27
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Mortal Kombat 2: Completely offensive


Sep 05
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Mortal Kombat 1: Playing on the defense.


Aug 30
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Addendum: Nintendo of America needs to STFU... AJPG


Aug 26
Sunday before last, Jim rocked the internet with a post called "Nintendo of America needs to STFU." After reading it, I was immediately hit with the urge to follow it with my own thoughts (and it looks like I'm not ... read
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Stop making sense: A tribute to videogame gibberish


Aug 17
Here's something that a lot of people don't get: videogames shouldn't always talk. There is a variety of reasons for this, but I'll just touch on a few. For one, videogame characters are most often made out of hand-drawn spri... read
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To the vast majority of Michael Pachter haters: No, you STFU


Aug 17
[Editor's note: Leave Michael Pachter alone! -- CTZ] I am always surprised at the amount of hate and venom that is directed at Michael Pachter. He generally seems like a nice friendly guy and he has on many occasions spoken ... read
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Opinion: Not talking about Final Fantasy XIV


Aug 07
There's been a lot of news swimming around concerning Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO successor to Final Fantasy XI that was announced at E3. This is news I've looked at, but have absolutely zero intention of talking about. I'm no... read
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What's missing from King of Fighters XII


Aug 03
[Editor's note: BulletMagnet has a lot to say about King of Fighters XII. -- CTZ] By now I think it’s safe to say that the “dump on KoF” phase around these parts (if there ever really was one) has largely f... read
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Jaffe Rant: shut the f*ck up, Anthony


Jul 31
It's a surprising thing to post a ranting video one morning and then find your inbox flooded with emails (in this case, six emails constitutes a "flood") a few hours later. It's even more surprising to find that sev... read
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Rev Rant: Character Empathy


Jun 11
What makes a virtual character sympathetic?Probably a thousand things, actually, but I chose to only focus on one or two in this week's Rev Rant.  And one of those things involves Jack Bauer, for some reason. I also dec... read






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