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Top ten games we can't wait for on Google+ Games photo
Top ten games we can't wait for on Google+ Games
by Jim Sterling

Nick Chester, Dale North and myself are all patiently waiting for Google to finally roll out G+ Games in our respective areas. We cannot wait to play them, because we love videogames in all shapes and sizes.

While we got ourselves incredibly excited, we started to list out the titles we were most looking forward to on the hottest new social networking service. Some of them are already available at launch, but others might take some time to reach us. Have a look and see if you're as excited about these as we are!

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10:15 AM on 07.22.2011

REPORT: You're not owed any UMvC3 character!

Destructoid has uncovered some mindblowing news that will shock and awe the gaming community -- we have discovered, through serious JOURNALISM, that Capcom does not owe you Mega Man or any other character in Ultimate Marvel v...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 05.15.2011

Review: Firmware Update 3.61

It's been an excruciatingly long wait, but after weeks of demands, Sony finally released the latest long-awaited installment in its iconic Firmware series, Firmware 3.61.  Destructoid was unable to get an advance review ...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 03.28.2011

REPORT: Dtoid editor beats 3DS launch game in record time

On March 28 2011, at 13:48, Jim Sterling proudly announced that he just beat the best 3DS launch title before everybody else he knows. The game? Try To Hit The 3DS Friend List Cap. It was tough, but thanks to Twitter and a lu...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 03.06.2011

Not racist ...

Pokémon Black and White released today, and you'd be surprised at how many people said they're opting for White. Obviously, this is utterly racist, as I'm sure you've heard 1,000 times on the Internet already today.&nb...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 03.01.2011

Make mincemeat of Gadaffi in Libyan Hamburger Recipe

Raitendo, the wonderful man responsible for Passage In Ten Seconds, has come back with another suitably satirical game, Libyan Hamburger Recipe.  As you may have already guessed, the aim of the game is to make a deliciou...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 11.08.2010

Dtoid (the show) week 4 recap: I think my butt get big

Last week was insane, especially yesterday. The Destructoid (the show) was pretty nuts as well. We started giving away a bunch of rare Super Meat Boy, Super Mario, and Bit.Trip stuff, we reviewed Kinect and its launch games, ...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 07.04.2010

Patriot Games: A July 4th Destructoid spectacular

So, I guess it's a Holiday today. That's one of the reasons why I don't have a Sundays with Sagat to show you this week, which makes me very sad. To make up for it, I thought I'd try to throw together a couple of topical feat...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 06.22.2010

Thing that should happen: Cheaters: The Videogame

E3 was home to many things. Colors, shapes, sounds, bright flashing lights, all the things that gamers love. However, the biggest news to come from that week was not to be found on the show floor, at a press conference, or du...

Jim Sterling



The HR Helper: How to fire a gamer photo
The HR Helper: How to fire a gamer
by Sean Carey

[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 how our moms raised us. Want to post your own article in response? Publish it now on our community blogs.]

Don't fret, The HR Helper is here to make it all right! We've collected best practices from around the business world to help you trim the fat from your talent pool; don't settle for sub-par performance and geeky Joss Whedon references in the break room.

This month's tip comes to us from World Wide Widgets, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA. Their method for removing pesky controller jockeys from their ranks is efficient, effective, and shrewd. Once we read it, we here at The HR Helper just couldn't wait to share it with you. We hope the case study below helps you to help those undesirable elements in your workforce to finally reach their kill screen! 

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4:00 PM on 03.28.2010

Why Cave Story is the worst videogame ever

Cave Story made its long-awaited WiiWare debut this past week, and people were ecstatic. Many gamers adore this retro throwback, holding it high as proof that indie products can be just as well crafted as any retail experienc...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 03.24.2010

Top five healthcare systems in videogames

This week, King Barack Obama changed history by signing the Healthcare Reform Bill, a momentous occasion that has absolutely nothing to do with videogames. Facing a potential traffic magnet but lacking the potential to exploi...

Jim Sterling







How to survive the motion control apocalypse photo
How to survive the motion control apocalypse
by Tony Ponce

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Nuclear holocaust. The zombie plague. The robot rebellion. Until now, the prospect of doomsday existed only in the realm of fiction. By year's end, Sony and Microsoft will have thrown their hat into the motion control ring. Along with Nintendo, this unholy trinity will shift the focus of gaming away from the pursuit of high art towards the indulgence of base pleasures.

The world will come to an end.

Store shelves will become awash in vibrant hues as legitimate digital experiaunces are replaced by images of lobotomized families in directionless play. Hardcore gamers will be assaulted by legions of casuals asking them for recommendations from the latest Walmart Sunday shopper. Businesses will grind to a halt as impromptu Just Dance office parties become all the rage.

Once the final gaming bastion has fallen, the MoCos (as the infected will come to be known) will shift their attention to other desirable pastimes. There will be no more liquor or high-calorie fast food. Pixar will close down as funding for DreamWorks Animation increases, and all live-action films will be romantic comedies starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Cultural evolution will slam the brakes and shift into reverse.

We are already seeing sporadic outbreaks across the globe. It's not too late to prepare for the coming storm, however! We may be unable to prevent the MoCo apocalypse, but we can take steps to preserve the sanctity of gaming. 

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4:00 PM on 03.21.2010

Why Ekans is the best Pokemon

There are almost 500 Pokémon in the world, and that's a lot. With so many unique and varied pocket monsters out there, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which creatures are the best. Of ...

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 03.08.2010

Why Sonic the Hedgehog 4 will SUCK

Sega officially announced Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 on February 4, 2010. Since that time, we have seen a smattering of images, less than a minute of leaked footage, and a few scant details. However, despite the dearth o...

Jim Sterling