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5:43 PM on 11.13.2011

Acquisition: Midcity Madness

Shepherds Bush, London, under a decade ago. I was standing around in frustration at my recent efforts to accomplish what I thought would be an ideal; my attempt to progress at an Unreal Tournament 2003 World Cyber Games qu...   read

5:42 AM on 09.17.2011

Countdown to Eurogamer 2011: A Look at Last Year

Hollie and the gang hanging out at her home For those of you basking in the memories of PAX Expos, E3 and Gamescom, you’d be forgiven for believing that all of these shows managed to cover all of the forthcoming videogame ...   read

1:06 PM on 08.22.2011

Handhelds: But Look at All This SPACE!

I noticed the title for the weekly C-blog musing and thought could I really be bothered to write about a favourite/worst handheld? I couldn’t be. In the end, I’ve decided to do something a little different. Instead of a ...   read

5:31 AM on 06.02.2011

Fail List: Before You Die Edition

Fail List: Before You Die Edition This is it. The big list. About as close to the ‘ultimate list’ as you can get. When Cassell Illustrated published their 1001 series of books, the first one that caught my eye was 1001 ...   read

2:57 PM on 12.16.2010

A Temporary Greek Tragedy: Law 3037/2002

2002 was an interesting year. The Allied forces were in Afghanistan and (unwisely) trying to get stuck into Iraq as well; the World Cup was held in Japan and South Korea, eventually being won by Brazil; Joe Strummer, Dudle...   read

6:15 PM on 09.13.2010

Small Brain: Woman Neglects Dogs and Kids Whilst Playing Online Game

Damn. Usually Jim Sterling gets shocking articles like this first, especially since it is one I first spotted in the UK's Daily Mail newspaper. Rather than demonising the game, the article writer at least managed to give ...   read

5:39 AM on 09.08.2010

Enslaved: Batthink’s Viewpoint

Some of you have no doubt had a look at Ace Flibble’s blog (the one rather unfortunately posted below two spam-blogs for a penal-enhancement advert) about his experience playing the first seven levels of Ninja Theory’s Ensl...   read

8:37 AM on 08.18.2010

Fail List: Toy Gun is Not Sexy Edition

Good afternoon. It has been a while since my eyes managed to spy another videogame-based list for a gander. That was until I saw this; Hey, a semi-laddish technology magazine will get your attention if it has GAMING in B...   read

4:07 PM on 07.06.2010

The Short History of World Cup Themed Football Games

Warning: if you are American, the game that is being referred to as ‘football’, by the author from the United Kingdom, is actually what you would term ‘soccer’. In order to respect both sides’ views of what this sport shou...   read

6:44 AM on 04.14.2010

Fail List - Inaccurate Title Edition

I usually get some great responses to some of the newspaper/magazine videogame lists, so imagine my joy when I found the Independent had done a top fifty list themselves in their Information weekend pull-out. The only proble...   read

5:13 PM on 04.04.2010

Knock-Off-Arama: Ashens Reviews the PCP Station (or Siaiion)

Why Siaiion? Watch the video below and you'll understand. This 14 minute-plus video by Ashens is a brilliant dissection of an item that shows the lengths desperate Chinese businessmen acquire cash. Highlights appear at 4:3...   read

6:35 AM on 02.16.2010

Destructoid UK’s London February Meet Up

Twas on the Friday 12th February that the UK-based members of Destructoid popped over to London for good times. Our organiser, Hollie (AKA Phoenix), couldn’t join us, and I had initially concern that the absence was becaus...   read

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