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3:00 AM on 10.19.2009

Wiitard accident caught on live TV

Don't you just love live TV? The Home Shopping Network was selling a Wii with a 15 Wiimote accessory pack when the best thing that could have ever happen, happened. The host goes to swing the Wiimote with a tennis racket att...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




6:30 PM on 07.11.2009

38-in-1 Wii accessory kit is dum... ahhh, what's the point

Crappy peripheral maker Areus Tech had already blown the world away when they revealed they were going to release a whopping 21-piece Wii Remote attachment collection, but they weren't content with mediocrity. 21 is such a lo...

Matthew Razak

2:40 PM on 04.16.2009

Really? Wii Sports Resort, MotionPlus top Amazon sales

Seriously? Are people really beating down doors for the upcoming Wii accessory Wii MotionPlus and the new game Wii Sports Resort? They haven't even played it yet, but somehow the device and game are ranked on Amazon.com's top...

Dale North

6:20 PM on 04.07.2009

Robocalypse: Beaver Defense coming to WiiWare

Remember that Robocalypse Wii "sequel" rumor we wrote about not too long ago? Well, it was mostly right. Vogster has announced today that it will be bringing Robocalypse: Beaver Defense to WiiWare this summer. ...

Nick Chester

9:00 PM on 12.29.2008

Woman tries to use Wii as a credit card machine ... fails

Usually, there's nothing funny about a woman abusing her slot, but this one is just too good to pass up. A NeoGAF eyewitness has recounted the tale of how his neighbor -- a poor, unassuming, completely out-of-touch woman -- t...

Jim Sterling

6:40 PM on 12.16.2008

WiiWare title Evasive Space lets you point to pilot

[video]114866:890[/video]Evasive Space is a top-down action adventure title where you pilot a spaceship through obsctacles. You're working on a time limit, working to collect items on missions to save the universe from someon...

Dale North

10:12 AM on 06.16.2008

Wii Fit and women leave wake of destruction

I don't know what you think of when you imagine Wii Fit gaming, but I've always pictured a obese woman in ill-fitting sports wear, jumping up and down on a plastic board that can barely take her weight. She steps on the cat's...

Dale North

8:33 PM on 04.13.2008

Hilarious car dealership ad offers savings for hitting homers in Wii Baseball

“SAFE! SAFE! You’re always safe when you choose Hamilton!” Thus begins this priceless car commercial from Hamilton Nissan (Hagerstown, MD) and Hamilton Hyundai (Chambersburg, PA). A ‘ten’ on th...

Samit Sarkar

6:29 PM on 03.19.2008

Another stupid buzzword for the pile: Say hello to 'bridge games'

As if splitting videogames into "hardcore" and "casual" wasn't stupid enough, Nintendo has decided to throw another idiotic and ill-defined buzzword into the ring -- announcing that Mario Kart Wii is now a...

Jim Sterling



Opinion: Why people who whine about review scores are wankers photo
Opinion: Why people who whine about review scores are wankers
by Jim Sterling

Nobody likes being disagreed with, and nobody enjoys having something that they like besmirched. However, when it comes to differences of opinion, there is a marked difference between debating the issue and becoming a stupid, whiny crybaby.

Ever since Jeff Gerstmann was fired from GameSpot for his unforgiving review of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, the subject of honesty and integrity in games media has been a hot button. People were at GameSpot's door with torches and pitchforks, demanding answers and screaming about the broken trust between reviewer and gamer. From the outpouring of support for Gerstmann, one could easily imagine that gamers wanted their reviewers to be frank and open about their opinions, to be able to express themselves without reprisal and share with you their personal thoughts about the videogames they have played.

If you believed that, you were wrong. It seems that gamers don't want honesty at all. They read only what pleases them, and blindly attack anything that contradicts their blinkered views. In truth, there is no difference between them and the game publishers who pull an advertising deal over one bad review. 

There's a stink of corruption coming from the world of games media, and for once it's not coming from the writers. It's coming from the readers. 

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7:45 PM on 02.27.2008

The new worst idea for a port ever: Resident Evil Zero Wii Edition

I thought I had seen the worst video game port ever. I was wrong. Today, news hit our internets that this summer, lucky Japanese Wii owners will have the opportunity to buy Resident Evil Zero for their beloved show stealing c...

Jonathan Holmes





7:16 PM on 02.25.2008

Web site for Everyone's Pokemon Ranch Wii channel updated: Cute-o-phobes despair

Last year, Nintendo announced an upcoming Wii channel that would allow owners of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl to transfer their Pokemon from either DS game over to their Wii for purposes of sorting and storage. Then, the...

Jonathan Holmes

2:23 PM on 02.15.2008

Panasonic works on Wii-proof plasma TVs

It seems that electronics company Panasonic has taken notice of the high number of idiots that can't keep ahold of their Wii Remotes. They could just continue making and selling regular televisions, citing their locked down w...

Dale North

7:57 AM on 02.01.2008

Nintendo is demented: Patented diagrams show some awful Wii gimmick ideas

CVG has uncovered some absolutely stunning ideas from Nintendo -- stunning due to just how unbelievably stupid they are. If you thought Nintendo couldn't get lower than The Virtual Boy or R.O.B, just look at what the company ...

Jim Sterling

6:08 PM on 01.24.2008

If you want to be fit, Wii won't cut it

Not yet, at least. We hear so much about how the Nintendo Wii's wand wiggling could benefit a player's physical fitness, but a new study says that it may not benefit us as much as we originally thought.Dalhousie University s...

Dale North

1:44 PM on 01.19.2008

Weekend Destructainment: All Your Base Are Belong to Us!

First off, yes, this video is old. I've never seen it before and it has never graced Destructoid though, so it's perfectly OK for me to post this! Anyway, mainstream media had made a startling discover on our Internets. They...

Hamza CTZ Aziz