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Russian Borderlands 2 problems officially resolved


Russia and its neighbors get international version
Sep 20
Borderlands 2 caused a commotion in the East when it was revealed that Russia and surrounding territories would be forced to buy a locked-down, Russian-only version of the game, despite not being warned before purchase. After... read

Rather than slowing down, the donations that gamers are sending Double Fine continue to be sent. For those just joining us, the studio is funding an adventure game through Kickstarter. It cleared its minimum goal of $400,000 ... read feature


Last night, Double Fine announced that it would fund its next project -- an old school adventure game -- through donations from Kickstarter. Less than twenty-four hours after the plan was enacted, the studio has surpassed its... read feature


Moments before yesterday's review of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One went live, I received a message from Insomniac Games via Twitter. It said, "We will still love you, though you realize as a dev it's terrifying knowing Jim S... read feature


The Room director and star of upcoming game series The Tommy Wi-Show, Tommy Wiseau, has stated that he'd "absolutely" like to direct a film based on a videogame property. During our exclusive interview with him on Podtoid, he... read feature

Study: Violent videogames can help stop nightmares


Mar 08
It's not every day that one gets to promote a positive study about videogames, so it's with pleasure that I bring you this slice of happiness -- videogames may help some people to cope with nightmares.  Jayne Gackenbach ... read

Apple takes down stolen game following Internet uproar


Jan 23
Recently we posted about The Blocks Cometh, a Flash game that was stolen and ported to the iPhone without the developer's permission. Apple seemed to do nothing about it, so Destructoid kicked up a stink, which was then notic... read

Help MLB 10 The Show donate to cancer research


Jun 10
SCEA, MLB, and the Stand Up to Cancer organization have all partnered up for a new program that will bring money to cancer research. You're part of the plan too, dearest gamer. SCEA says that they will donate $10 to SUtC for ... read

My day with the MLB 2K10 perfect game $1 million winner


May 11
This year, 2K Sports decided to do something unprecedented to market their baseball game, Major League Baseball 2K10 -- in an effort to highlight the game’s improved pitching system, they offered a $1 million cash prize... read

97% of teens play videogames, remaining three are in comas


Jun 07
Did you know that videogames were kind of a big deal? Evidently they're immensely popular with teenagers these days. Those younguns don't know how the games will rot their brains and eat their souls so they play them. In fact... read

Call of Duty stopped Rabbi being scared of Nazis


Mar 07
Remember when you were a kid and thought that a Nazi lived under your bed, so your parents had to scare it away? Maybe that was just me, but I know that at least one person still grew up with a fear of Ze Germanz, and that wa... read

Study: Everything about videogames is bad


Jan 23
A new study fresh out of Utah is claiming that there are no positive side effects of videogames whatsoever, and that even non-violent gaming has a negative impact on your life. That's right, every single videogame is now bad ... read

Dear Namco & Interplay, don't screw up


Apr 23
Dear Namco & Interplay,You may be wondering why I am addressing this humble letter to both of you, for on the surface, you have nothing to do with each other. You are two completely different companies in two completely d... read

The Podcastle episode 08: Why it's good to be a European gamer


Mar 20
Somehow we managed it, but we've constructed an entire show about how good it is to be a European gamer. Actually, that's a total lie. Wardrox came up with fifteen reasons and we absolutely destroyed them because we are so aw... read

Manhunt 2 UK ban is lifted! Let the controversy begin anew


Mar 14
As you should know, we have been covering the BBFC's ban of Manhunt 2 for the past year, from the original decision, to Rockstar's appeal, and the BBFC's counter. Well, it seems that freedom of expression has won out, as the ... read

If you've had your ear to the ground, then you're probably aware of the feisty diva of gossip and news who splashed onto the videogame press scene this year. Surfer Girl Reviews Star Wars has quickly become one of my favorite... read feature

Chewy, chocolate-coated gummy proposal: Viva Pinata love


Sep 13
So we know that wedding proposals take place in MMOs all the time, sweet touching moments of deep connection that occur when real people start to forget that Azeroth is not a real place, as their concept of reality becomes ev... read

Trickle down Nintendonomics is alive and well: Ronald Reagan would be so proud


Aug 16
You may not have given it much thought up until now, but Nintendo's success with the Wii has been a blessing to all sorts of people you wouldn't normally associate with the videogame industry. If you recall earlier, the Wii h... read

E3 2007: Mercenaries 2 developer walkthrough will make your pants tight


Jul 14
  Towards the end of the Xbox's lifespan, I had about 75 games for the console that I traded in before GameStop realized they had created a major loophole that made each game worth $15 more than it should have b... read

Walter Reed Medical Center: games and their healing touch


May 27
Thanks to an aid group called Cause, soldiers at the Walter Reed Medical Center have monthly get togethers of healing, fun, and not so surprising... video games. Although somewhat of an afterthought now, video ... read






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