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[Originally published in 2007, one of my favorites from Destructoid's Golden Archives! -Niero] It used to be a lot easier to stereotype a gamer. It used to be that all that was needed was some greasy hair, thick glasses, and ...


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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...




Last week we played through a game where your future self torments you. This week we just plain old fashion torment ourselves. "Karoshi" is a Japanese word for "death by overwork" and with our hard working...


What do you do when you're a professional blogger JOURNALIST and you come across something that you think is really cool, but you know that it's already days old? Do you ignore it, preventing the blog-o-sphere from accusing y...


I'm so frickin' jealous of all of you that will be at PAX 2009 this weekend. Unfortunately, one of my stupid friends decided to get stupid-married and I'll be at his stupid-wedding in NYC next Saturday, when instead I should ...


Three things you should know about me before reading this: I hate doing stuff I don't feel like doing (some call it laziness, I call it "strong willed"), I'm a sucker for free stuff, and I hate gaming peripherals. T...


Richard Garriott leaving NCSoft late last year came as a bit of a surprise to some, but surely not to others. He certainly didn't sound pissed about it all after coming back from his trip into space, but he's clearly pissed a...


Those of you who keep up with Xbox Live Arcade on a regular basis are probably wondering how last week's stellar game could ever be topped, right? Well, it seems that the people involved with scheduling releases knew it was t...


Most hardcore Diablo fans have accepted that the titanic success of World of Warcraft means there will likely never be a Diablo 3, but we have tried to sate our addiction with Diablo-clones. Titan Quest was one of these and w...


It seems that Valve's territorial control for The Orange Box and other software has caused a bit of trouble for gamers who opted to import to save a few dollars. Some gamers found out about this territorial control the hard w...


Listening to Microsoft might lead you to believe that all is roses and sunshine in the world of the Xbox 360. After all, the company's never been slow to claim that the old 'red rings of death' problem afflicting...


In hindsight, I suppose making the world's most powerful consoles for both the home theater and portable gaming seemed like a bright idea.  When you have the best system in the business, how could you go wrong? ...


Welcome, my friends, to the second part of Destructoid's ongoing field guide to the anthropology of the various modern gamer sub-species.  Before we go on with this week's study, I must confess that only one of the two b...


Look I drink...and from time to time, I end up fighting a dog. At one time I was 38 & 2 until the sport was outlawed. I don't remember many of the fights, so this video was nice to see. This dog has mad skills.[Thanks NamelessTed]


Day One's afternoon session saw the official conference welcome from Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Peter Moore in which he intro'd the keynote speaker: one Russ Klein, head marketing cheese at Burger King.Citizen Moore pr...


Sam's gone emo. He's also kicking ass in broad daylight and fighting crime by hurling the entire Ikea catalog at the bad guys. A Finnish gaming magazine scored an exclusive look at Splinter Cell: Conviction, noting n...


Intrigued by Summa's report on the U.K. and Ireland's biggest gaming retail chain, GAME , not stocking Friday's PS3 release of Oblivion, I decided to make a stand for my fellow countrymen and look further into t...


The word hardcore when applied to gamers tends to paint a picture of a person who plays games like Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and Gears of War, not someone who sits with his little Nintendo DS and plays hours of Cooking Mama or ...


Behold the mighty power of the Dance Dance Revolution. With the sacred moves passed down from geek to geek, a young man will face his enemies and move in time with the music. Watch as enemies cower before the might of DDR Kid! Another sweet video from the guys at New Golden Boys who brought us the True Gaming Legends video series. [Thanks Eric!]


To update the alleged happenings of one very allegedly stupid person, GameLife's Andrew Rosenblum has pleaded not guilty to three counts of threatening to commit a crime and has had his bail placed at $50,000. Once Rosenb...


I've said this a few times, but back in college I lived and breathed Counter-Strike. In fact, I'd even say I majored in the damn game. Well, one of the biggest turn-offs to me, after a while, was the rampant hacking a...


OK, well maybe hot is stretching it. How does desperate sound? According to MCV, a few UK retail outlets have slashed their PlayStation 3 prices in order to get rid of that big black meanie box. Here are the juicy details:&l...


Attention Nintendo fanboys and gals, your precious little company is not perfect. Hell, nobody is, including me, which I know is very hard to believe. Thankfully, Games Radar has put together a list to keep all little fanati...


OK, let’s see a show of hands: Who is already getting sick of hearing about NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams on the Wii? Alright, very interesting. Now, who is sick of it primarily because of the 16,000 posts...


This new Xbox 360 is just grand. In fact, I'd even go so far as to say it's the bee's knees. But sadly, it seems there are more than a handful of reports out there of gamers' 360's crapping out on them. Be...


I admit, it's not looking good for the PlayStation 3 right now. It's one thing to have sort-of-steady sales in the States, but the PlayStation bread was always nicely buttered in the UK and without that support, even ...


Do you think it's possible for a Nintendo Wii Mii to feel? Well, X-Play believes so and they decided to show us what really goes on in the life of a Mii in this eye-opening segment. From Mii Bill trying to escape the h...


Now this is how you fight against video games! There are no pansy-like court hearings or cry baby legislative tactics, no, this is a no-holds-barred "I'm gonna take yo sh*t" style of banning. According to Juare...


In response to some stories and tales floating around over the past couple weeks about Xbox Live fraud that has been going on (accounts hacked and gamertags stolen), Microsoft has responded by saying that they are aware of th...


Nintendo, lovers of innovation and customer appreciation (sinister smile), have come out and confirmed that the Wii will not have an external hard drive for those who wanted such a convenience. Check it out:Nintendo has dismi...


In an unfortunate turn for UK fans of New York's Anamanaguchi, the band was detained earlier this week at Glasgow airport. Why were they denied? Apparently, they were too good to be allowed into the country. Perhaps the S...


Well well, looks like I'm not the only one a little disappointed with the Wii's capabilities. Take a look at this gem unearthed by IGN today at GDC. Combined with what Sony did today and what we've seen from Micr...


Last week, when Konami decided to pull the plug on their servers that backed Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence's online play, the community was up in arms. You see, that's a game that people still actually play; it was...


There's nothing more entertaining than laughing at other people's sexual dysfunctions, especially when they involve Nintendo games. Rocksteady from the NeoGaf forums posted a cautionary encounter with more Tetris and ...


In case you were wondering why we didn't mention anything about Nintendo in our news about next week's Game Developer's Conference, well Chris Kohler over at Wired has a bit of information as to why. Check it out...


Sony 1, Kotaku 1Or I guess depending on how you look at it, maybe Kotaku won. Who knows? But what I do know is that Brian Crecente has big brass balls and my blogger in arms stood up to Sony and seems to have gotten disinvit...


If you're one of the proud and few still playing Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence online, then you're going to be in for a very rude awakening on April 3 as Konami shuts down the online function of the title. 1UP was ...


If you went to your mailbox one morning and found an Xbox 360 shipped to your home by mistake, would you keep it? What if it strangely contained a note to ship the package to Africa and provided you the stamps to do so, wou...






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