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6:15 PM on 03.08.2013

Game Debate to the Death! Most loyal game company?

Last week we debated over which of the Dead Space games was most worthy of a trophy, and it was great reading through your comments that brought up gameplay, visuals, scare factors, and other elements to judge the series on. ...

Tom Fronczak


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Plus Points: Sony's PS Plus humiliates the game industry photo
Plus Points: Sony's PS Plus humiliates the game industry
by Jim Sterling

Sony has made a lot of mistakes over the years, and I've cheerily called the publisher out on many of them. For all its hubris, however, and for all its missteps, the PlayStation brand owner is prone to having some really quite brilliant ideas now and then, proving itself surprisingly savvy and innovative when the need arises. 

Among these ideas, PlayStation Plus is undoubtedly one of its best, though I was cynical towards the idea of a subscription-based PlayStation Network service at first. Early propositions made it sound quite undesirable, and given Sony's other attempts at aping rival Microsoft -- Trophies spring to mind -- I expected something pointless and poorly implemented. 

That's not what we got. Instead, PlayStation Plus is one of the most consumer-friendly, convenient, and worthwhile ideas to hit the PlayStation 3. More importantly, in an industry where publishers are trying to take more money than ever for less content, Sony's the guiding light in how to draw a steady payday from users in a way that makes everybody happy. 

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7:52 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: CinemaNow coming to PlayStation 3

As originally posted on Flixist Sony, just moments ago, announced that CinemaNow, a movie streaming service along the lines of Netflix, will be coming to the PlayStation 3 very soon. How soon? Well, PlayStation CEO Jack Trett...

Maxwell Roahrig

11:20 AM on 01.26.2011

Street Fighter fan-art inspires weird feelings

I've always had mixed emotions about the "take some popular superheroes and make them sexy ladies" school of character design. It's simultaneously a cheap gimmick, and a inarguably effective technique to take characters that ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 PM on 01.20.2011

Get your 'Rolls in bed' Mega Man art on a mug or a puzzle

I'm constantly defending Japanese art and videogames to my friends. For instance, you know that scene in My Neighbor Totoro (1:56) where Mei and Satsuki are taking a bath with their Dad? Every time I watch that movie with som...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 AM on 10.07.2010

Best Buy responds to critics of PS3 firmware install fee

There's been a fair bit of raging on the internet about Best Buy charging customers to perform a firmware update on PlayStation 3 systems. IndustryGamers reached out to the company for a response, to which Best Buy repli...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 07.08.2010

Japanese cell provider hints at 3G handheld connection

In discussion with The Wall Street Journal, Japanese cell phone provider, NTT DoCoMo, is in discussion with unnamed game console developers to embed 3G service in handheld consoles. Considering devices such as Amazon's Kindle...

Ben Perlee

11:30 AM on 07.12.2009

WoW having some issues, characters gone missing

In the past 24 hours it seems that World of Warcraft has been having a few hiccups. Hiccups as in players can't log in to play and now that some of them can their characters aren't there anymore. The WoW forums are full of co...

Matthew Razak

6:09 PM on 12.02.2007

EA rocks customer service, gives customer a free game

Destructiod community blogger Tino decided to follow up on his request for a replacement Rock Band guitar as his broke after 3 hours of use. He wondered where his replacement guitar was after a week out, as it was supposedly ...

Dale North

6:05 PM on 11.19.2007

Nintendo: exception to the rule? Replaces beer-drenched DS

I know it may seem a bit fanboyish to spread the word about positive Nintendo customer service experiences, and I realize that there are both positive and negative experiences from all console makers out there, but when I con...

Dale North

11:48 PM on 07.07.2007

Xbox 360 price cut ... if you live in BFE

It seems the Playstation 3 is not the only console getting an unofficial price cut forcefully thrust upon it like mutated genitalia in a Wes Craven remake; as seen in this week's Shop Rite special offers, the Xbox 360 Premiu...

William Haley





2:47 PM on 02.27.2007

AWOMO: Branson's new baby

If Gametap is the whore of video game content delivery, then Richard Branson's unfortunately named AWOMO (A World of My Own) is the new kid on the block. This poor, dumpy kid will inevitably get beat up, even though it...

Analog Pidgin

7:52 AM on 02.23.2007

GameStop's Aeris strikes again, calls me to take a survey

Not even one week ago, GameStop decided it would be a good idea to call all of their customers who had reserved Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and ask for it back. While that pissed off a fair number of people, I had rece...

Nick Chester

3:43 PM on 02.15.2007

Nintendo: exception to the rule?

As sad as it is, these days poor customer service is almost expected from the makers of our beloved game consoles, although I think that last generation's horror stories were much worse than this time around. Regardless, ...

Dale North