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Heed this advice to live the good life

Video Game Advisor (Twitter, Tumblr) is a resource I didn't know I wanted. The archive captures those moments when video games attempt to give advice about life, love, and beyond. Sometimes, the message is insightful. Other times, it's down...

 
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It's happening: Skylanders toys in McDonald's Happy Meals

This month, the inevitable will happen for the billion-dollar Skylanders franchise: it'll pair up with McDonald's for placement in Happy Meals. Nine toys based on Skylanders Giants will be offered from April 12 to May 2 in North A...

 
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Nintendo of Europe's 18+ eShop restriction is no more

Nintendo has been trying its best to prove that its hardware is not just for children, but then things happen and it's back to the kiddie corner. The most recent roadblock has been a nonsensical eShop restriction that prevented anyone in th...

 
'Violent games' defense
A Washington state teen has been charged with murder, the 14-year-old having shot his mother and father in the head after he was grounded from electronic devices. Nathon Brooks may be tried as an adult for the crime, tho...   read

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Ralph Nader: videogames are electronic child molesters

Former politician and consumer advocate Ralph Nader has decided to throw his lot in with the perpetrators of moral panic, writing off videogames as "electronic child molesters." Talk about a socially responsible statement! The jab at v...

 
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Nintendo blames Germany for dumb Wii U eShop restrictions

Nintendo has confirmed German law as the reason for a stupid restriction that stops European eShop customers buying 18-rated games like ZombiU during the day. Because Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, all of Europe is locked out of ad...

 
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Europe: 18-rated Wii U eShop games locked until 11pm

Reports around the Internet, including NeoGAF, have revealed an irritating age restriction on the European Wii U eShop. Regardless of whether you have a child account or not, you're unable to purchase 18-rated games until 11pm.  Ninten...

 
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Umloud 2011: A Rock Band night for Child's Play

Gamers are a naturally creative bunch, and this can definitely be seen in the way that we come together to raise money for charity. This Thursday, December 8th, at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, Ümloud will be hosting their third an...

 
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UK newspaper: 'Gamers can't tell real world from fantasy'

After roughly every single outlet in the UK blaming the London Riots on videogames, I was led to believe that perhaps we would experience a few months before some more insanity was thrown about by the mainstream media. Perhaps not. The Metr...

 
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'Majority' of 3DS players suffering side effects?

Nintendo World held a large 3DS testing event last week, and a troubling report claims that a "majority" of players suffered side effects as a result of the 3D gimmickry. Japanese magazine Friday claims that players suffered from dizziness ...

 
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Battlefield 1943 PC still MIA, refunds are being accepted

What's the deal with the PC version of Battlefield 1943? We still don't know for sure. The long-since-presumed-dead port of DICE's uber popular PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade game is officially still on the way, but refunds are no...

 
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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 features. This firs...

 
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Peter Molyneux falls into ice, revolutionizes ice-falling

Fable creator and Microsoft Game Studios bigwig Peter Molyneux fell in some ice. While this is ordinarily not newsworthy, I just want you to imagine Peter Molyneux falling into some ice. It's pretty hilarious. Don't get me wrong, ...

 
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Videogames cause abortions and cough medicine addiction

China's government-owned news channel has decided to blame videogames for young teen girls having sex and needing abortions. Online games have also been blamed for mass murder, following an "expose" at a prison camp where a killer blames ga...

 
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Writer demands more realistic violence in videogames

While mainstream media outlets rally the braindead public against so-called "realistic" videogame violence, one comic book writer has gone in the opposite direction -- criticizing videogames for not being realistic enough with its more barb...

 
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Monday Mind Teasers: The World's Hardest Game

Warning: The following may not be suitable for minors who are living completely happy lives. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to play this game if you have any other plans for the rest of your night, or if you or your family has a h...

 
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This Pikachu ski mask is fifteen kinds of horrible

There are young girls buried in the back yards of America that most likely have this image as the last thing they ever saw. It's allegedly a Pikachu ski mask but it looks like something only a perverse sex murderer would wear. I'm fairly ce...

 
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PS3s being used to nab pedophiles

I guess the PS3 really does do everything. Not content to be a game device, a Blu-ray player, and everything else Sony markets it as, the PlayStation 3 is also a handy tool used by police to crack into the computers of suspected pedophiles ...

 
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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker heading to Virtual Console

Moonwalker, the game everybody found an excuse to keep talking about after Michael Jackson died, finally has some relevant news attached to it. The game is scheduled for release on the Wii's Virtual Console, with European rating system PEGI...

 
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Predictable: Modern Warfare 2 footage upsets people

It didn't take long. Modern Warfare 2's controversial footage showing civilians gunned down in an airport was confirmed only yesterday, and already people have decided to get offended and upset. For some reason, an Australian kids group has...

 
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Lil' Tommy Turnipseed: Ban war toys and war games, please!

You know what we've never run before? A story about some old, out-of-touch activist who claims that "studies show" videogames are bad for children. We've never written about people like that before, so let's write one on this uniq...

 
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Thai officials shut down game sites following boy's suicide

Yesterday, we told you about a 12-year-old boy who committed suicide after his parents banned him from gaming. The most curious aspect of the story was the fact that Thailand's overbearing Ministry of Health did not use the death as an excu...

 
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PTC applauds California's violent game appeal, tells lies

The Parent's Television Council, an organization dedicated to telling other people what to do, has applauded Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to appeal to the US Supreme Court over the dismissal of his hypocritical 2005 violent videogame la...

 
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Texan sex offenders may need to register online game handles

Quite why something like this hasn't been implemented sooner is beyond me, but it seems that Texas' legal system has finally caught up with the modern age and is considering a new bill that requires kiddy fiddlers to register their online g...

 
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Smoke pot, suck at games, claims anti-marijuana campaign

Anti-marijuana campaign Above The Influence is targeting gamers by demonstrating how bad their playing skills can get while feeling the effects of funny cigarettes. Pointing out the effects of pot on your memory, perception and eye-hand coo...

 
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Starcraft 101: Sitting in on Berkeley's class on Zerg rushing

There’s been a lot of talk recently about UC Berkeley’s class on Starcraft. Seems many people are blown away that a school as well-known as Cal would be giving units for playing a ten-year-old computer game. I mean, seems pretty...

 
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New York bill treats games like hazardous material, wants them locked up

New York, the state that seems to be in love with videogame legislation, is at it again, this time thanks to Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright. Wright is the man who wants to combat games that enforce racist stereotypes, but he also wishes to d...

 
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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? on XBLA this Wednesday

It's not like I have cash to spare during this busy season, so maybe I should be thankful that Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is heading up Xbox LIVE Arcade this week rather than something halfway decent.One might argue that I don't fal...

 
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10-year-old arrested for stealing from a fruit machine

You know, there are some people out there who complain when blogs write crime stories that are tenuously linked to games, but this one is just too brilliant to keep to myself. A ten-year-old British boy was arrested on Friday for climbing i...

 
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Would you steal a PS3 to save your family? That's one excuse I suppose

Criminals dream up some of the daftest excuses for their actions, mostly because they always know somebody (coughjackthompsoncough) will be stupid enough to believe them. This has to be one of the more absurd reasons of recent memory, howev...

 

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King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 

Alienation"Welcome to Earth"

 

Zenge"Slide, slide, slippity slide"

 

Sega 3D Classics Collection"Not all who wander are classics"

 
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Larxinostic

100% convinced the radio station at works controlled by Internet How else to explain Never Gonna Give You Up, then Whats Going On? Yes,

 
DSBrad

Really struggled with Mirrors Edge LOVED Mirrors Edge but the open world slowed the game down so Spent some time discussing this

 
StriderHoang

Im glad Ive decided to be more liberal in spending my SP in Bravely I had 3 SP in Bravely Default literally until the final few hours of True

 
Nekrosys

So theres now a teaser for the third season of the Wakfu animated This makes me very And Mostly With some happy thrown Okay, many kinds of Im currently Just having a Rubbing my

 
Megas75

I dont really have any catgirls to So instead heres RVD turning his head into a spring

 
EdgyDude

Has anyone here played Rabi-Ribi? I heard its a pretty damn solid metroidvania but I have yet to see any more than 2 reviews for The games Steam page is loaded with positive user reviews

 
JayfromtheSun

Lets see what todays quest is in Stardew

 
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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