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1:05 PM on 09.08.2008

The deal was I had to get a pink one

I was born in 1981. I didn't get a cell phone until 2005, and except for a short period of my life, I hardly ever use the thing. I'm an old man at the age of 26, already insisting I don't need these gadgets and plenty of onli...   read

11:03 AM on 09.05.2008

Battlefield Heroes isn't "ripping off" Team Fortress 2

Battlefield Heroes is frequently being compared to Team Fortress 2, and for good reason--it's the only other FPS with a similar style of art, and a very unique style at that. This has led to frequent criticism that it's just...   read

12:47 PM on 07.15.2008

Oops, I've been meaning to get around to playing that

Since a point in 2007 there is one encouraging thing I've seen about games, and that is their status as an object of consumption. In the industrial world, we have more food and more leisure time than ever before. Unlike othe...   read

1:48 PM on 05.07.2008

Why America Hates Video Games

The Escapist recently published an article about the "media myth", which is really an article that says "So many people hate video games, and it's fascinating," followed by "we can't blame the media for it, it's really due to...   read

4:00 PM on 05.06.2008

PC version of Mass Effect: let the Fascism references begin

PC piracy is blamed for a lot of things, especially poor sales on games. Including bad ones. However, a game we know that won't be bad, Mass Effect, is going to go to the next level in anti-piracy: periodic CD Key checks. Holy shit. Anyone thinking Starforce?   read

12:38 PM on 04.18.2008

8-bit music: 7 artists whose stuff you wish you'd heard on your NES

For those not in the know, there is a tiny, tiny genre of music featuring Gameboy and NES synthesizers to create more 8-bit awesomeness simply known as 8-bit music. Most of it is crappy and/or experimental, but I've been di...   read

2:57 PM on 04.03.2008

Don't use the word "gamer" anymore or they will ban video games in America and you will not lose your virginity

"Gamer" gets 51 and a half million Google hits, which is more than John McCain and Hillary Clinton combined. The most common discussion involving the word involves the following: * What is a gamer? (Usually becomes an a...   read

9:00 AM on 04.01.2008

XBox Flash email announces yet another god damn board game on Live, small crowds applause

Anyone who owns a 360 and Live account that's associated with an email address he actually uses will have received an email five minutes ago with boring link. Looks like they're coming out with yet another board game on Live...   read

7:05 PM on 03.14.2008

When consoles beat PCs, case study number 47: CoD4 and PC guy stuck on Console-Island

Note: I have a forum thread about my new job that I mention at the end of this post. Comments about that or PNT should be directed there. So, which system have you played the most, ever? The NES, when everyone knew about Pun...   read

12:57 PM on 02.07.2008

What's my wife's potential as a gamer?

Dtoid is one of the few places I've seen that garners a lot of discussion by and about women and yet isn't a place with the word "girl" in the title. I've thought a lot of times about how to go about how to ask this, so I'm ...   read

12:52 PM on 02.07.2008

Random stupid crap 1: Gamestop's bad copy

Gamestop newsletters have copy written by a non-gamer. They're terribad. Anyway, check this out for confirmation that Gamestop is run by businessmen that aren't exactly in touch . My "favorites" are the football player, the tank, and the alien just sitting there trying to look cool. "Hey noob"   read

1:42 PM on 02.06.2008

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Dudes that make you go “…”

It seems that a popular topic amongst Dtoiders is game content and games as art. Today’s article is approaching games from that angle. Brad Pitt once said in Newsweek that “leading-man” roles are “all the same guy.” He didn’t...   read

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