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1:15 PM on 02.08.2013

Microsoft didn't acquire Sega because it lacked 'muscle'

Former VP of Windows sales at Microsoft Joachim Kempin spoke with IGN about Microsoft's entrance into the videogame console market, prior to committing to the Xbox, saying: "There were three companies at that point in time, I...

Jordan Devore

5:30 AM on 02.05.2013

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June

The OUYA console will start arriving at the homes of its Kickstarter backers in March, but you'll be seeing them in your local shops a scant few months later. An interview with OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman published on the WSJ....

Conrad Zimmerman



PlayStation 4 spec rumors and launch details are here photo
PlayStation 4 spec rumors and launch details are here
by Allistair Pinsof

Back in 2008, Destructoid created a tag for 'PS4'. It's about time we put it to good use.

With Sony ostensibly planning to show off its new console by the end of the month and the rest of us salivating in anticipation, now is the time to gather all the info we currently have on the PlayStation 4 (codename: Orbis).

Personally, I'm excited for the bizarre ad campaign to come.

[Psst ... that image above is a fan mock-up.]

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1:00 PM on 01.11.2013

PS3 exceeds Xbox 360 in units shipped worldwide, says IDC

According to the International Data Corporation, the PlayStation 3 has surpassed the Xbox 360 in number of units shipped worldwide. The report, Worldwide Video Game and Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 201...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 12.10.2012

Analyst: Wii U software attach rate is 1.2 in US

Analyst James Hardiman claims the software attach rate for the Wii U since its November US launch is 1.2, with only one in five buyers considered to have bought a new game on top of packed-in software. Hardiman offers tw...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 12.07.2012

Xbox 360 dominates PS3/Wii U November sales in US

Microsoft is currently preening its feathers over another US victory, boasting an NPD victory over both the PS3 and newly released Wii U this November. Although figures overall are down, Microsoft's Xbox division is still doi...

Jim Sterling



Wii U is blatantly better than PS3 and Xbox 360 COMBINED photo
Wii U is blatantly better than PS3 and Xbox 360 COMBINED
by Jim Sterling

The Wii U has had a chance to settle in North America, and just recently hit shelves in Europe. The question on everybody's lips is, of course -- is the Wii U the best home console in the world, and should I throw away every other expensive electronic device in my house out of pure spite?

The answer to both those questions is, of course, yes. Smash it all. Including your television. You won't need that anymore, because the GamePad basically is one. 

More importantly, you must know the Wii U is better than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined, because its release has been and always will be a gigantic pissing contest. It's not just better, in fact -- it's blatantly better. Find out why. 

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10:00 AM on 11.16.2012

How Xbox Live is blatantly better than PSN, animated

Thomas Truong, the man responsible for the excellent New Adventures of Podtoid, has been working on another project, and it's quite glorious. He's gone and taken a section of an old article I wrote, How Xbox Live is Blatantl...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 11.13.2012

Ubisoft is unhappy with the price of the Wii U

Ubisoft, while usually 100% behind any new console that it can use to flog dead horses on, has reserved some criticism for the Wii U. More specifically, CEO Yves Guillemot thinks it's too expensive, and would like to see the ...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 11.06.2012

Dev: Top PCs more powerful than next-gen consoles

Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts has said that his new game simply couldn't be handled by a PS3 or Xbox 360, and that even the next home console generation would struggle to run it. According to Roberts, anything we'll see ...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 09.24.2012

Jimquisition: Wii U May Have Already 'Won' Next-gen

Reactions to the Wii U among hardcore gamers have been mixed at best, downright cynical at worst. Not least of the system's problems is the fact that the next PlayStation and Xbox are going to inevitably upstage it with superior firepower. However, outside of raw tech-specs, Nintendo may have one thing Sony and Microsoft lack. The ability to survive the biggest threat of this next generation.

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 09.21.2012

Sony: PS3/Vita crossover can 'easily' do what Wii U does

Since E3, Sony's given the impression that it intended to use the PlayStation Vita's crossover potential with the PS3 as a way of competing against Nintendo's Wii U. This week, the company all but said it, with John Koll...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 09.19.2012

Resident Evil 6 uses two discs on Xbox 360 ... kinda

Resident Evil 6 will ship on two DVDs and one Blu-ray disc. We've all been there before. However, this time around there'll be no need to swap the discs half way through a game -- it turns out this is a particular requirement...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 09.05.2012

PS3 user? Mad about Skyrim's DLC snub? Just stop crying!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received it's Hearthfire home-building DLC this week, but only if you have the Xbox 360 version. PC users will have to wait, while PS3 users haven't even got Dawnguard -- and may never get it. Natu...

Jim Sterling





10:30 AM on 09.01.2012

The retro and modern armies are at all-out war!

Everyone loves to debate the merits of games from "back in the day" versus those of more contemporary fare. But why should we have to fight their battles for them? All those gaming heroes are perfectly capable of settling th...

Tony Ponce



How Xbox Live is blatantly better than PSN photo
How Xbox Live is blatantly better than PSN
by Jim Sterling

Since medieval times, humanity has debated, argued, and sometimes even fought over the eternal question -- which company is better, Sony or Microsoft? Angry diatribes have been written and blood has been spilled, but neither man nor beast have found the answer.

However, each side can score points in less encompassing criteria, and it is on these smaller battlefields that the war is being waged in earnest. One of the greatest war zones, the realm of online services, is the most hard-fought, but it's clear who is winning -- Microsoft. Yes, Xbox Live is blatantly better than PlayStation Network.

If you don't believe me, you better shut your stupid mouth before I slap it off your gormless face. I have facts backing me up, you little idiot. What have you got? Sit down, shut up, and listen to the truth that's literally growing out of my head like hair.

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