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10:30 PM on 09.21.2010

Live action Pokemon trailer inspires mixed emotions

On one hand, this an trailer shows a lot of love for the source material. They work in lines from the show as much as possible, usually with good comic effect. The special effects, while clearly fan made, are very well done ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:35 PM on 07.06.2010

LucasArts producer would 'love' Super Star Wars on 360

Someone, somewhere mentioned "Super Star Wars" and "Xbox 360" in the same sentence. Oh man! I guess that means it's totally going to happen, right guys!? The person in question was LucasArts executive producer Haden Blackman,...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 05.20.2010

Sometimes, game makers lie

Whether they intend to or not, game makers lie. Sometimes they do it on purpose and sometimes things just happen that they have no control over. I still feel for Capcom's Shinji Mikami when he said that he would commit suicid...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





11:09 PM on 05.17.2010

A new Destructoid.com is coming ... plz update your email

The rumor is true.  We will be rolling out a brand new Destructoid.com soon ...  when it's ready. We've been closely listening to all of your suggestions over the years, and we think we'll soon be delivering the sit...

Niero Gonzalez

12:00 PM on 05.09.2010

Wii has 79 million sellers, but what are they?

Nintendo had a thing recently where they said some stuff to keep their investors happy. It was at this thing that they announced Wii Party and that Apple is their future enemy. They also mentioned that as of March 2010, 79 Wi...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 PM on 01.12.2010

People are saying that the guys at Rockstar NYC are jerks

People often hate their bosses. That's why I'm not particularly surprised to hear that the team at Rockstar San Diego (responsible for Midnight Club: Los Angeles) had a rough time under the rule of Rockstar NYC (Headquarters ...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 AM on 12.28.2009

Reggie: It'll be tough to hit last year's figures

Meaty maestro Reggie Fils-Aime has been doing what he does best -- using faux humility to secretly boast about Nintendo's success and remind us that he makes mad bank. By claiming it will be difficult to match last year's Wi...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 12.02.2009

Happy f***ing birthday: Rogue Warrior's end credit song

And with that, we have a new "best ever song to be played over videogame end credits." The crown goes to Rogue Warrior, which apparently exists. I was under the impression it was still stuck in development hell, but I'm told...

Jordan Devore

2:20 PM on 11.19.2009

Is Modern Warfare 2 now banning legitimate buyers?

Alright, you're sick of PC gamers whining about Modern Warfare 2 and how they're getting shafted by Activision and Infinity Ward. Dirty pirates and hackers deserve to get shafted, and that's all PC gamers are anyway, right? &...

Josh Tolentino



Modern Warfare 2 gets dedicated servers via hack photo
Modern Warfare 2 gets dedicated servers via hack
by Josh Tolentino

Yup. You read that right. Modern Warfare 2 PC now has dedicated servers.

Wait, PC gamers! Before you send Bobby Kotick a thank you letter, know that it wasn't they who did it, but rather the gamers who took Infinity Ward and Activition's attempts to lock down the game as a challenge. And bring it those gamers did, managing to hack in the developer console and enable the ability to set up dedicated servers. Keep in mind, the game hasn't even been out a week.

Perhaps some of the boycotters caught playing the game were not being hypocrites, but rather hard at work turning the highest-profile shafting of PC gamers right around, as the video below might demonstrate.

Of course, the darker side to all this newfound freedom is the ability to use it to cheat, and the servers that have been set up so far are all "ranked" and still considered "legal" by IWNet, Modern Warfare 2's console-esque matchmaking service.

Folks who like their games in "vanilla" flavor only shouldn't despair though. After all, MW2 uses anti-cheating tech from Valve, who, if nothing else, are very, very aware of what PC gamers can do, and how to deal with them.

That said, it's just a matter of time until they the first thing they did was mod it so that you can lean again.

[Thanks to Jetsetlemming for the tip!]

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4:00 AM on 10.25.2009

Yep, Pokemon Park Wii is a retail game

Last time we posted about Pokemon Park Wii: Pikachu's Great Adventure, there was some confusion about if the game would come to retail or a be WiiWare title. If it was a WiiWare title, then the game's 1st gen-Gamecube quality...

Jonathan Holmes

8:40 AM on 03.30.2009

Dead Rising 2 has multiplayer

One of the most bemoaned aspects of Dead Rising (next to the time sensitivity of missions, hard-to-read text and Otis) was the lack of a multiplayer component. Thanks to a probable slip of the tongue at a GDC panel on shader ...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:40 PM on 01.05.2009

Microsoft won't be using Home ... duh

Last week we reported that UK businesses were looking to use PlayStation Home as a potential virtual office space. The consultancy that is spearheading the initiative happens to deal with Microsoft, and a number of blogs that...

Jim Sterling

12:02 PM on 09.11.2008

10 games to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

Look, we all know it's going to happen. Eventually, a meteor is going to strike the Earth or a secret defense department experiment is going to go awry and the dead will rise. It's really only a question of "when." ...

Conrad Zimmerman





6:56 AM on 05.26.2008

Devil May Cry creator says action games are unevolved: Use a leaf stone!

Hideki Kamiya, creator of the flamboyant Devil May Cry series, has blasted 3D action games for not evolving since he "blazed trails" with the madcap adventures of Dante. A somewhat arrogant boast, but outspoken game...

Jim Sterling

1:35 PM on 01.25.2008

The moron strikes again: Uwe Boll says games have no story

There's a difference between looking like a moron and just being stupid. Uwe Boll has crossed that line with his usual dignity and aplomb many a time, and each time I hope without reason it may be his last. In a recent interv...

Colette Bennett