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Nintendo doom photo
Imagines a software-only future for the Big N
Cliff Bleszinski has painted a grim portrait of the game console landscape in a recent GI interview, likening the "state of transition" to that experienced in the famous videogame market crash. His most controversial statemen... read feature

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Seems legit
Wherever there is public interest, there are con artists preying upon the susceptible. How many shoddily-built iPod rip-offs must one buy or mid-life-crisis-inducing timeshares must one occupy, before this lesson is learned? ... read feature

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Pach-Man

Pachter talks more about Nintendo's Wii U 'mistake'


Clarifies the company's not in danger, but its glory days may be over
Feb 19
Following yesterday's angry protests from Nintendo fans, industry analyst Michael "Fishy Sunday" Pachter took to NeoGAF to clarify his statements.There was uproar when Pachter said the Wii U was a mistake Nintendo may never r... read
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Crytek: It's impossible for next-gen consoles to beat PCs


PS4/Next Xbox just can't pack $2,000 of tech in one system
Feb 18
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli doesn't sound too impressed by the prospect of a new console generation -- in fact, he claims Crysis 3 running on a high-end PC is already ahead of future competition. The ruling factor here, according ... read
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Analyst declares system a costly error
Industry analyst Michael "Chewy Homunculus" Pachter has been saying for years that Nintendo missed the boat on an HD Wii followup, and now he believes his predictions have yielded fruit. Framing the Wii U launch as a disaster... read feature

Bungie on PC shooters photo
Are mouse & keyboards, control over saves, and health packs a thing of the past?
A lot of news on Bungie's new shooter Destiny has come out this morning, and while it looks like an interesting game, there hasn't been a PC version announced by the Halo developer. Something said by the studio... read feature

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New Teenage Pokemon every Sunday morning
[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- not a girl, not yet a women. New episodes every week.] When I was growing up, social classism wasn't really an issue in "gamer cultu... read feature

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Gamestick pre-orders

Gamestick pre-orders are now open


$79 for the privilege
Feb 15
Are you itching to get your hands on the newest Ouya-like console, the Gamestick? You can grab one now for $79.99, along with a few extras like a dock or a case. Basically, this allows you to get a Gamestick a few months befo... read
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Microsoft + Sega

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


Reportedly didn't have 'enough muscle to eventually stop Sony'
Feb 08
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... read
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OUYA

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June


Kickstarter funded console to be available at Amazon, GameStop and other retailers
Feb 05
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.... read
Rumored PS4 specs photo
Latest reports from around the web all in one place
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... read feature

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PS3 exceeds Xbox 360 in units shipped worldwide, says IDC


77 million to 76 million, reportedly
Jan 11
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... read
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Analyst: Wii U software attach rate is 1.2 in US


One in every five owners bought a game at retail
Dec 10
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... read
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Xbox 360 dominates PS3/Wii U November sales in US


1.2 million 360s to 425,000 Wii Us
Dec 07
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... read
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Suck my hardware, you stupid STUPID
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 ... read feature

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How Xbox Live is blatantly better than PSN, animated


Thomas Truong brings the brilliance once more
Nov 16
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... read
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Ubisoft is unhappy with the price of the Wii U


CEO hopes it'll get cheaper before too long
Nov 13
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 ... read
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Dev: Top PCs more powerful than next-gen consoles


PS4 and Next Xbox can't handle the master race
Nov 06
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 ... read
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Jimquisition: Wii U May Have Already 'Won' Next-gen


A new Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Sep 24
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. read
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Sony: PS3/Vita crossover can 'easily' do what Wii U does


Fans told they can get whatever Nintendo's offering already
Sep 21
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... read
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Resident Evil 6 uses two discs on Xbox 360 ... kinda


Second disc virtually useless to English-speaking players
Sep 19
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... read
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PS3 user? Mad about Skyrim's DLC snub? Just stop crying!


Xbox fans dish out advice to PS3 users
Sep 05
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... read
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The retro and modern armies are at all-out war!


Sep 01
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... read
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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 ... read feature

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The conclusion to James Rolfe's SNES vs. Genesis battle


Aug 16
Following the introductory video that James "Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe uploaded the other day, here comes the epic showdown: Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis! Which is the undisputed champion? Obviously, there is no winner... read
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James 'AVGN' Rolfe pits the SNES against the Genesis


Aug 14
As the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe can be funny, crude, abrasive, or annoying, depending on who you're asking. But when he steps away from that persona and simply shares his childhood experiences, he's a pretty mellow... read
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Ubisoft says industry 'penalized' by lack of new consoles


Jul 23
If there's one thing Ubisoft likes, it's a new console for it to port a load of old shit to. With so few machines to exploit, the publisher is getting antsy, and has criticized the platform holders for making this generation ... read
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Pachter: Wii U is not going to work


Jul 16
Industry analyst Michael "Pink Toothbrush" Pachter has stated that the Wii U will not succeed as intended, and criticized Nintendo for believing that it can do something novel and come out on top.  "I don’t think t... read
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5th Cell: Wii U definitely more powerful than 360/PS3


Jul 13
5th Cell CEO Jeremiah Slaczka is frustrated with the console war and the way in which systems are ranked according to power. Nevertheless, he has stated that the Wii U is definitely more powerful than either the Xbox 360... read
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Square Enix: Long console generation a 'big mistake'


Jul 10
Square Enix's worldwide technology director, Julien Merceron, has accused Sony and Microsoft of making a "big mistake" by prolonging this console generation, claiming that iOS and browser games have flourished as a direc... read
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Jimquisition: Xbox 360 and PS3 Are Just Very Crap PCs


Jul 09
There was once a time when consoles had something that PCs didn't have. They were cheaper, easier to use, more convenient. They dominated the market because they dominated our need to be lazy and catered to. Then this genera... read
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Console war infographic says Xbox 360 beats PS3


Jun 29
As this generation draws to a close, literally everybody is asking who "won" the battle between the Xbox 360 and PS3 (nobody includes the Wii because that wouldn't be sporting). With that in mind, here's a delicious little in... read






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