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Study shows 'online gamers are attractive individuals'


Feb 08
// Dale North
Assuming you have at least some self-esteem, if you were asked about yourself online, wouldn't you present yourself in the best possible light? I bet you would. I would. That's probably why a recent study and poll says that o...
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AC: Brotherhood shows Moscow in Poland


Nov 21
// Maurice Tan
In today's geography lesson for game developers, the case of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Made by a multicultural team with various religious beliefs. Published by one of Europe's biggest games publishers. And they put Mosc...
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Microsoft: Kinect is exactly like Mario Bros.


Jun 24
// Jonathan Holmes
Using the spoken word to communicate what makes a Kinect game more fun than a non-Kinect game is an uphill battle. For one, it's not terribly easy to find someone in the gaming press that likes Kinect all that much, and if yo...
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Truck containing 1,300 Xbox 360's stolen in Canada


Jul 01
// Colette Bennett
We've heard stories of game-related robberies before, but this one is pretty impressive if you ask me (and by impressive, I mean f*cked up). Last week in Southern Ontario, Canada in a small city called Mississauga, a guy (or ...
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What the hell is going on with Fatal Frame for the Wii?


Apr 08
// Colette Bennett
Waiting with bated breath for Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse? Me too -- the Fatal Frame series is one of my very favorites. Considering the the game has been out in Japan since last July, US fans are starting to wonde...
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French kid stabs his sister in the name of the DS


Mar 03
// Colette Bennett
From stabbing people over handheld videogame consoles to draping themselves in Christmas lights and trying to somehow make it sexual innuendo, the French are clearly a ... unique bunch. The Le Post recently reported a five ye...
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Guitar Hero: Metallica misspells Lynyrd Skynyrd, I laugh so hard my sides hurt


Feb 17
// Samit Sarkar
AHAHAHAHAHAHA *pauses, clutches sides, catches breath* AHAHAHAHA ... Mercyful Fate. Led Zeppelin. Def Leppard. Mötley Crüe. It’s totally metal to purposely misspell your band’s name, right? So in a way,...
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Viva Cruiser goes soft thanks to the FDA


Nov 24
// Colette Bennett
Viva Cruiser, the advergame about Erectile Dysfunction product Viagra, is no longer coming to a console near you. I know you're heartbroken, but it's for the best, really, because the convulsions of laughter resulting from tr...
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Fallout 3's Special Edition Pip-Boy clock draws user complaints


Nov 12
// Colette Bennett
You may remember seeing this Pip-Boy clock a few months back as part of the Fallout 3 Survival Edition package, which was a little rich for some gamers' tastes at $130. Still, a lot of people did buy it, and those people are ...
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When being a gamer is not a good thing: check out this kid's Final Fantasy name


Oct 17
// Colette Bennett
Wow.I mean ... wow.Please, if you will, imagine Sephiroth Andrew Martin in third grade, at which point it is highly unlikely that he will be a badass anywhere near worthy of his name. Imagine other kids asking "What's yo...
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Jonathan Blow, take heed: rapper Soulja Boy reviews Braid


Sep 16
// Colette Bennett
If you loved Braid, as the majority of Destructoid's staff did, you're going to want to sit down for this one. Rapper Soulja Boy posted a YouTube video which shows himself and a friend sharing their feedback on Braid, includi...
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Seal away your great games forever


Aug 21
// Dale North
The Destructoid staff already went off on the topic of game collecting last month. I think most of us agreed that collecting was fine as long as you actually played the games, and we came to the conclusion that keeping them i...
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Kid gets his arm chewed off by an alligator, bemoans the loss of his PS3 skills


Aug 01
// Colette Bennett
Being a New Orleans native, I know the spooky folklore is only partially true: you can be the victim of a voodoo curse down in the good old south, but its more likely you'll die of alcohol poisoning before you piss anyone off...
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The six best videogames to play during an earthquake


Jul 29
// Chad Concelmo
The crazy Los Angeles earthquake just happened and, yeah, it was really scary. I was on the top floor of a moderately tall building and I seriously had a little bit of a panic attack.Unfortunately, I was just doing some borin...
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Pedophile meets victim in World of Warcraft


Jun 25
// Colette Bennett
While there's nothing hysterical about the reporting of this news, you can be sure people quick to jump to conclusions will blame World of Warcraft for being a dangerous environment after they read it -- as if a person couldn...
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Ubisoft responds to lineup criticsm, dumps all over its good games


May 31
// Jim Sterling
An Ubisoft rep has responded to criticism that its Wii lineup contains nothing for "normal" gamers by essentially saying that nobody cares about their best games, so screw it. Looking at the current UK games sales f...
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Videogames to blame for laziness, depression, showing your mother your junk


May 21
// Colette Bennett
Sure, we know kids get crazy when they get separated from their videogames, but Chamborg Hecht may be on a whole new level of madness (no doubt inherited). According to Ocala.com, Chamborg's mother Brenda was having problems ...
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Way to go, advertising geniuses....meet 'Thumbcock'


May 13
// Colette Bennett
Sony has a history of disturbing ads, but this most recent one may even have the power to usurp the infamous PS3 baby commercial for shock value. An ad agency in Vienna for some reason thought that they would take the shadowe...
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Predict Britney Spears' death to win a PS3? Also, leave your dignity at the door


Jan 08
// Colette Bennett
You know you can always rely on the internet for all variations of tastelessness, and in this case it doesn't disappoint. When is Britney going to Die basically gives you the option to guess what day Britney Spears will die. ...
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RIAA: Ripping CDs to your hard disk is illegal


Dec 31
// Dale North
These days, there's little love left for the Recording Industry Association of America. It's understandable that they'd want to clean up music piracy, but they always seem to approach things in the worst way. Now they sa...
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Teenagers charged in 'Mortal Kombat' tragedy


Dec 20
// Colette Bennett
Oh dear. When the game haters of the world hear about this one, there's going to be a field day to rival the Romans reveling over bloody crucifixions. Apparently on December 6th, 7 year old Zoe Garcia was being watched by her...
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Rock Band delivery truck hijacked by thieves ready to rock


Dec 14
// Colette Bennett
Christmas is apparently becoming the season for taking, rather than the other way around. In further theft news, in Los Angeles a group of robbers hijacked a truck carrying 1,000 Rock Band bundles and held the driver at gunpo...
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Wii theft from retirement home proves nothing is sacred


Dec 14
// Colette Bennett
Wii shortages have turned up everything from insanely overpriced auctions on Ebay to lines waiting for retailers' Wii shipments to arrive, but this is some seriously unacceptable news. The folks at the Lilac Plaza Retirement ...
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Vietnamese kid strangles elderly woman for money to play MMOs


Nov 20
// Colette Bennett
This story is so ill I don't even know where to begin, so I guess I'll spit the facts out first and hopefully the fog in my brain will clear by then. The Vietnamese police have arrested a 13 year old Thai boy for strangling a...
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Rare: Banjo-Kazooie is definitely not cancelled


Nov 12
// Jim Sterling
Speculation has been running rampant about a high profile Xbox 360 game being thrown on the scrapheap. Speculation, however, isn't fact, and the theories that Rare's new Banjo-Kazooie was the cancelled game have been denied o...
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Girls, want to beat boys at gaming? Here's a handbook


Nov 08
// Colette Bennett
Wow. Wow. Wow. To drive home how insulting this is, I'm going to reverse the situation: You meander into Barnes and Noble, and whilst perusing the aisles you stumble upon a bright blue book titled "The Boy's Guide To Gam...
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PS3 ProEvo Soccer locks game disc to online account?


Nov 01
// Dale North
If what Gamespot's review on Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer is true, a copy of the game could never be sold or loaned to another PS3 owner for online play without handing over account details.From the review: It's ...
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Nintendo's most pompous boast yet: Claims we were bored until the Wii saved us


Oct 15
// Jim Sterling
To say that Nintendo has been smug since the Wii became such a huge success is something of an understatement. The company's press conferences have devolved into long sessions of self-fellatio and big numbers, but it's thanks...
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Let boobs flounce free!


Jul 27
// Leigh Alexander
A recent FileFront editorial treats a topic near and dear to all our hearts -- boobs in video games. However, even though the article's author identifies himself as "someone who enjoys eye candy as much as the next man,&...
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Plans to classify gaming addicts as basket cases opposed by experts


Jun 25
// Jim Sterling
A short while ago, I reported that gaming addiction could well be classified as a mental disorder if certain misguided folks had their way. Today however, Reuters relays that not only is the American Psychiatric Associatio...

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