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10:53 AM on 10.27.2011

Game of Phones

The Videogame Industry is steeped in more than 60 years of nerdy history, but is still flighty and needful of constant reassurance. Yes, like your girlfriend with perilously low self esteem, each new device that even pretends...   read

9:09 AM on 10.04.2011

Dark Souls: Night 1

Left to rot in a forgotten cell, with the dessicated husks of the undead to keep me company. Like them, I wavered between life and death; the boundaries of my prison were well-known to me. I waited for the End. My illness wa...   read

5:52 PM on 09.29.2011

Fans May Cry, but should you? (Fan Rage Analysis)

If you are late to the party, you may not realize that there is a new Devil May Cry game on the horizon. You may also be unaware, that fans are pissed. The original DmC series was developed by Capcom to much critical success...   read

5:53 PM on 09.28.2011

Halo Anniversary 343 Industries Interview

Hello, Destructoid readers! I know i've been away a while, but I brought you a treat. With all the new releases getting a lot of press this holiday season, it's easy to forget the remakes and other releases falling between th...   read

11:29 AM on 09.01.2011

Videogame Violins

Controversy is nothing new to videogames; 1976 brought the game Death Race to arcades, horrifying parents and programmers alike. As people realized the potential of virtual worlds to sublimate our desire for entertaining viol...   read

10:00 AM on 08.21.2011

Bring back cheating - IDKFA

Cheating used to be a part of gaming culture. No matter what gaming rag you chose, you could be sure that there would be cheats or walkthroughs. Plus, some cheats were as iconic as they were viral; even though most people did...   read

10:00 AM on 08.09.2011

Call of Single Player - Worst of the Best

I was excited when I bought the Hardened Edition of Call of Duty Black Ops for PS3. My friends had been bothering me for years to pick up at least on of the games, so I made a compromise and went all in. I explored all the ...   read

11:04 AM on 07.31.2011

Downloadables: Rising Up from Hard Corps Contra roots.

Among all of the games I grew up with, Contra is one of the most memorable. Amidst the hail of 8-bit bullets, my friends and I would weave elaborate curses as each stray bullet whittled our lives to nothing. It wasn’t until a...   read

11:42 AM on 07.22.2011

After the Hype: LA Noire

I like LA Noire. Whew, feels good to get that out of the way. You are Cole Phelps, a Detective with a dark military past who has sworn to uphold justice and the law in postwar Los Angeles. With cases ranging from homicide ...   read

11:13 AM on 07.22.2011

Guilty Gunplay

With few exceptions, there are never civilians in first person shooters. We are used to them in arcade games like Time Crisis, Virtua Cop or Silent Scope; daunting machines designed to eat your quarters by challenging you to ...   read

12:48 PM on 06.21.2011

Trophies, Coins, Achievements - OH MY!

Once upon a time, great feats of gaming had no Achievements, Trophies, or Coins to rub in people's faces. What's the point, without them, right? Nintendo calls them 'Mythical Rewards', despite introducing them with the 3DS, a...   read

8:04 PM on 06.17.2011

E3, Boring?

I think a lot of the people who said E3 was boring were only interested in the first-party titles. There were a serious lack of console exclusives this year, but we were still up to our necks in all kinds of titles that most ...   read

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