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11:00 PM on 03.15.2011

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

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...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 02.26.2011

Screw home consoles, time to go 100% portable

[Note: We’re not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that they may not jibe with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, ...

Tony Ponce



And you wonder why developers 'hate' PC gamers ...  photo
And you wonder why developers 'hate' PC gamers ...
by Jim Sterling

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 PC gamers early, free access to Crytek's latest eye-shagger. Killzone 3 was also recently leaked.

And this is why developers don't give a sh*t about PC gamers anymore, folks. 

It's become increasingly hard to sit back and say that videogame piracy isn't as bad as people say when stuff like this happens. This past week, I suggested that software pirates are fine so long as they admit they're thieves and recognize the potential harm they're doing to the industry. The pirates in question got utterly offended, acting more outrageous than an innocent man would do if accused of a crime he didn't commit. Apparently, guilt makes you more indignant than innocence.

All I can think in response to that is ... how dare you act offended when you do stuff like this?

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10:00 AM on 12.06.2010

THE WII HAS FAILED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON OH MY GOD!

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...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 12.01.2010

Valkyria Chronicles II is better, even if it's on the PSP

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or...

Josh Tolentino

10:30 PM on 11.24.2010

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

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...

Jonathan Holmes





3:10 PM on 11.24.2010

Dtoid (the show): Thanksgiving! Sales! GRATITUDE!

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 ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:20 PM on 11.19.2010

Gran Turismo 5 has 50 minute install, can do while played

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...

Dale North

1:40 PM on 07.23.2010

How not to get me to wear your videogame promo shirts

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...

Nick Chester



Sundays with Sagat: Uncharted 2
by Jonathan Holmes

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 game to do the sort of stuff that Sagat complains about. My guess is that Sagat just isn't used to today's big event "games" and the way they mimic Hollywood popcorn movies. I know Sagat's had some bad experiences in the past with games that reject videogame-logic in favor of Hollywood-logic. Maybe that's where his distaste for the game comes from? Also, purple-bodybuilders-from-space-dressed-like-the-Road-Warrior probably didn't help.

Sagat also doesn't like being lied to. He hates tuning into the Cartoon Network and see a live action Andrew W.K. yelling at him, he hates that MTV is more "Teen TV" than "Music TV" these days, and he hates it when he intentionally puts a game, not a movie, into the "Blu-ray player that plays games too" called a PS3, and still gets stuck with a movie. Even Uncharted 2's biggest fans will tell you that the game is more movie than game. It would be one thing if it was a great movie, but...

On top of that, there's the whole "conspiracy theory" thing he's got going. Sagat seems convinced that many high profile members of the game industry (press, developers, and publishers) are collaborating behind the scenes to make videogames one with Hollywood blockbusters. That way, they too can share in the fame and fortune that comes with being "Hollywood royalty". You should hear the connections he's conjured up about: Netflix on game consoles, Sony's "Talladega" focus on Blu-Ray over games, Kotaku's movie reviews, and how Oprah, Obama, and Bill Cosby are all secretly the same person.

You may think that Sagat is delusional, but no one can deny that he's generous. The first person to name the title, console, and year of release of the game shown when Sagat says "Funny movies to watch" will get an autographed picture of Sagat (and his personal copy of Uncharted 2). Or you could just post something interesting, funny, or stupid in the comments. Maybe Sagat will send you something anyway.

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2:00 PM on 06.06.2010

Sundays with Sagat: The Hardcore/Comedy conundrum

  [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...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 05.30.2010

Sundays with Sagat: Mario 64 vs. Mario Galaxy

[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...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 05.23.2010

Sundays with Sagat: What's a videogame for?

[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...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 03.26.2010

STOP RELEASING NEW F*CKING HANDHELDS!

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...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 03.19.2010

The hidden truth behind game reviews

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole,...

Andrew Kauz

4:00 PM on 02.26.2010

Why Heavy Rain proves Ebert right

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or ho...

Anthony Burch