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7:45 AM on 02.12.2009


As it is finally the 12th day of the 2nd month of the 2009th year it's time to celebrate Hamzakah!

We encourage everyone to take part in this wonderful occasion, and be a real man like our savior HAMZA.   read

6:12 AM on 09.15.2008

Wrath Of The Lich King Release - 11/13/08

I don't confess to knowing a whole lot about World Of Warcraft, but even so I'm pretty excited about this. It has been confirmed that the long awaited expansion pack Wrath of the Lich King is to be released on the 13th November 2008. Heading on over to both and reveals this:

Looks like November just got even more crowded, as WotLK will be releasing in the same month as heavyweights such as Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Call Of Duty: World at War and Mirrors Edge, just to name a few.

I'm not even a big WoW player, but if Blizzard does a limited edition for this, I'll be all over it. My bank account is going to hate me at the end of this year :(

Via: NeoGAF   read

8:08 PM on 09.03.2008

Missing my family. A PAX Shoutout.

Penny Arcade Expo 2008 - A Destructoid Experience.

Heres an overused, but awesome picture. - Thanks GuitarAtomik.

When I told my parents that I was going to travel half way around the world in order to attend an expo about video games, they thought it was a big joke, and that games aren't worth spending the large amounts of money that it
costs to fly that far. The fact that I was staying with a bunch of people I'd only ever met over the internet was the icing on the cake. It just wasn't going to happen. I told my friends, they all thought I was crazy, nobody really understood. But I did. I knew I had to go.

I'm really really glad I went. For me, it was a life changing experiance, you people were all waaaay more awesome than I thought it was possible to be. And the fact that I wouldn't hesitate to spend that kind of money again really shows how great you are. When I got home I talked to my friends about this whole trip, and I really couldn't put into words what made it so amazing. It kinda hit me then, you can't put love into words, and that's what I feel for you all. You're family to me, family I'd never give up, never hesitate to do anything for and you all mean so much to me.

I'm going to throw some (A lot) of personal shoutouts here. If I forget you, it's not that I don't love you, it's just I was probably drunk when we met.

Coonskin05: Well, what can I say about you? You made me laugh so often, and you gave me my first hug of the trip. I love you man, glad we could room together.

CountingConflict: I'm amazed we didn't know each other before this thing. I think I spent more time with you than I did with anyone else, and you're just the most awesome guy ever, I'll keep in touch.

Necros: What's more to say, other than you're hot! (Literally)

CrocBox: Next time, you need to be in bed with us...

Aerox: You're a fucking great guy, you let me stay with you, and did so much for me. Many many thanks brother.

Tactix: I didn't know you before PAX, I'd talked to you once the night before, and yet somehow you've become one of the people I love most on the site. You're absolutely awesome dude, and I can't wait to talk to you more.

Phist: You're fucking great. You bought us all cigars, and to top it all off, you're the fucking man. We totally need to hang out more dude.

Knives: What's to say? You're exactly like you are on the internet, only cooler. It was a blast hanging with you, and thanks for the tequila.

Dyson: You impressed me so much, I want to be like you. You're laid back, yet amazing. You're also the most dedicated drinker I've seen.

Toneman: Motherfucking Toneman, I love you so much man. You were there when we lit Necros on fire, you're an honorary member of room 238 (also known as room epic).

Sixth Avenue Inn Staff: Sorry about the duvet cover, I left my hair straightners on it, and they burnt it. I swear.

LostCrichton: I want more hugs from you. In those shorts. <333

King3vbo: We should have babies. Macca3vbos. It'd be fantastic.

CutieHoney: Penis-arms fo lyfe.

Asian Joe: You licked me. I liked it.

Hamza: You rock more than I thought you would. Plus, you're attractive. Hairy men ftw. Plus, you managed to pull off the jeans, blazer, tshirt combo when someone else couldn't.

Chad: I got a picture with you and Dan Paladin. I'm getting it framed. You're amazing.

Tiff: Totally different in real life than I thought you would be, and yet totally more awesome. Great to meet you. You'll be missed at Dtoid

-D-: I'm sad I didn't know you before PAX. I'm glad I know you now. You're 100% fantastic man.

Wardrox: You didn't say one negative thing to me the whole time! <3 you man.

Pheonix: You get locked out of you room, and yet you still are great in the morning. We should have talked more :P

FooLiz: ANZAC for life right?

RiserGlen: You were whipped, but still awesome. We'll talk more when you get back.

Dorian: I didn't know you before PAX, other than your name, but now I'm glad to say I know you personally, and you are fantastic.

Keener: Grab my ass again. I liked it. You're the freaking man dude.

Droobies and Amber: Next time, you're hanging out with me more. Got it?

Husky: Funniest dude I've ever met. So outgoing, and never ceases to make me laugh.

ConradZimmerman: I'm glad you're a fucking editor dude, because you are a great guy and you deserve everything you get. Thanks for buying me that beer dude.

ImpossiblePlant: I didn't think it would be possible for someone to be as cool as Conrad, but you are. Perfect couple.

ItemForty: You took me from the airport, and taught me how to get lung cancer. I love you dude, you're super.

Tazar: Thanks for the smokes, the hugs, and the insults. Much love to you.

Samit: You didn't correct my verbal spelling once. Very nice. You're a cool guy, and I can't wait to get to know you more.

Rio: Hope you liked the Snapple! You're as great as you are in real life, and then multiplied by 10. You and your mom are both great.

Suffocat: Great meeting you man, hit me up on Gtalk sometime!

BigPopa: No show at the strip club? Come on man, we saw a dude who looked just like you there! You're awesome, and just as cool as Coon said you were. We should call you the Awesome Brothers.

Nademagnet: Thanks for the dollar bills, sorry I didn't use them. Let's get this book going yea? <3

Kryptinite: You're big, you're black, and you're fucking awesome. Man, I love you :D

Dexter and His Girlfriend (Sorry I didn't catch your name :( ): You're so awesome dude, next time I'm in LA, we'll hang out. Also, thanks for the directions to the ATM.

Nihon: Great to meet you dude, you're a really cool guy.

Ceark: I thought you were cool on the internets, but in real life, you're above an beyond cool.

ScottyG: Great guy, will talk to later.

DigitalD3839723987423: I don't remember your numbers, I just remember how cool you are.

Hoygeit: You're fucking cool dude, it was a pleasure to hang out with you.

DVDDesign: You're awesome, lets talk more.

McSnow: When you weren't spending all your money on hookers, you were a great friend to hang out with.

GuitarAtomik: I love you dude. I can't believe I got to meet you, you're a musical superstar in my eyes. We'll sing sometime, although I'll sing badly =/

DaleNorth: Everytime you pull the fingers on camera, god makes a divine being.

Colette: I don't know if words can describe the kind of person you are. Somehow, when I'm talking to you, it feels like you really care about us all, and not just hanging out with us because you have to. You're an amazing person, and I mean that. Probably my biggest regret was not talking to you more, but there's going to be plenty more chances to do that. Thanks for everything.

And finally, Niero: You're an amazing guy. You never get pissed off when we ask for photos with you, you're always willing. You're so accessible, if people want to talk to you, they can. You're fucking amazing. I owe you so much. I don't think you realise what you've created, and how it helps all of us. You're like the father of this big family, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I wish I could put into words the gratitude that I feel towards you, but I can't. Just, know that you've created something special, and it wouldn't be here without you. Thank you very much man, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

Thank you Destructoid, for giving me the best week of my life. I'll never forget it, or you.   read

10:54 AM on 03.21.2008

Euro FNF - This Time, With More New Zealand!

So, with Wardrox being whisked away due to some unknown emergency, nobody is left to host Euro FNF this week. Well, I'll step up, and even though I'm no Euro, I think I can handle it... maybe. There is however, a chance that A) Wardrox will somehow be back or B) Has already got someone to do this shit, in which case, totally ignore this post.

Anyway, I have no idea what we're going to be playing, and I only have CoD4s, Haloz and my shiny new Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to play, so if I'm going to be host, then it's between them. Post what you want in the comments, and majority rules. If anyone wants to play something else, feel free to post in here, with the fact you'd like to host it, and I'll add it into this post.

So, games will start at 10PM GMT (I think that's normal) and run till late. If you want in, post your gamertag here, or send me a message over Xbox Live after 10PM, my gamertag is MaccaHacker.   read

8:27 PM on 03.19.2008

Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Collectors Packaging.

Seems like Ubisoft isn't cutting costs with the collectors edition of RSV:2. I picked up my copy of the game today, and was suprised to find it came with 2 cases, one being the metal collectors case I expected, and the other was just the standard edition case.

Now, normally I'd put this down to an error, but it clearly wasn't due to the fact the metal case was sealed, with only the bonus disc inside.

Not that I'm complaining, I really like it. Props to Ubisoft for that.   read

10:52 AM on 03.01.2008

Next Halo 3 FNF.

After reading Alex's latest FNF recap, it became clear alot of people are alienated by the newer Halo 3 maps, who has the and who doesn't. It seems like there are a few people who would like to jump in, but can't due to this factor.

So, for next week, why not have a schedule? I know it sounds all organized and shit, but if it helps the night run better, and more people enjoy themselves, I'm up for it. Would be pretty simple. For instance, play Normal Maps Customs from 4 - 7, DLC Customs from 7 - 8.30, then jump back into normal ranked matchmaking. This way, people who want to play can, and we don't feel as bad when we have to kick them. It also means, with them all getting split up at the same time, they can go and create their own party, which can keep on truckin.

Anyway, just an idea? Thoughts?   read

5:34 AM on 12.25.2007

Macca's Christmas 2007

So for some of you, you are barely into it, for others it's all over for another year. I'm one of the later, so thought I'd share what gifts I got with all of you kind people, because I know you really care (right...).

So, that's what I recieved this year.

1. Call Of Duty 4, 360
2. Daft Punk - Alive 2007 - (Best present evar by the way)
3. Some book from my uncle. Will get a look in over the summer break.
4. Couple of Magazines, read them all by now.
5. Ipod Touch. Love it, so awesome.
6. 3000 Xbox Live Points, wewt.
7. And Cash Money, so that I can waste it on shit, like candy :D

So, hope everyone has a great day today, have fun, enjoy the company of friends and family, and don't not eat too much, it's just not christmas otherwise.   read

5:55 AM on 12.13.2007

Burnout Demo Is Up!

It's up on the Xbox Live Marketplace, not so sure about the PSN at the moment.

First impressions:

It's fucking brilliant.

Graphically, the city you're racing in is really really great looking, and the cars look nice to boot. The game is running at 60FPS, so it's so smooth you could uh... (insert smooth metaphor here). The sound is also really good, with the cars sounding as they should and with a DJ guiding you as to what to do. I played a little bit of online, it seemed solid, there was no apparent lag for me. I didn't try a race however, I'll report back when I do.

The one thing that blew me away however, was the amazing sense of speed. This comes through the framerate, and the motion blur that occurs. It's mind boggling as to how fast you are going. Definitely download this and give it a try.

Crashes look pretty damn good, but the crash cam can get annoying... and it's unskippable. One major flaw I found was the inability to restart races. This means you have to spend a minute or two driving back to the start of the race. This is pretty unacceptable.

Weighs in at 800MB or so.   read

4:32 AM on 12.11.2007

IGN Reviews Alvin.

IGN has put their review up for Alvin and the Chipmunks, and have given it the abysmal score of 1.7/10. How this is possible, with amazing music like this:

Here's the trailer:

It's obvious IGN is bias against Chipmunks.   read

12:37 AM on 12.08.2007

Street Fighter IV Release Date?

I was just reading 1up's coverage of Street Fighter IV, and noticed this in their sidebar:

15th June 08? That seems like a very specific date, think there's something they're not telling us? The only thing that I could think of as a reason for using this date, is that there's 30 days in a month, so half that is 15, and there's 12 months in a year, half that is 6. But, halfway through the year is around the 30th June/1st July. Interesting huh?   read

4:36 AM on 12.04.2007

Free Themes with the new Dashboard Update.

Just thought I'd throw this out there, there are a ton (7 or so) FREE new themes and gamerpics for the Xbox 360 available now. They're from the Xbox Originals games, so expect Crimson Skies, Psychonauts, and Halo themes.

Full List:

Halo - Gamerpics - Theme
Crimson Skies - Gamerpics - Theme
Psychonauts - Gamerpics - Theme
Crash Bandicoot - Gamerpics - Theme
Fusion Frenzy - Gamerpics - Theme
Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy - Gamerpics
Fable - Gamerpics - Theme   read

12:14 AM on 12.01.2007

My First Friday Night Fights.

Well, I just got done playing Halo 3 with a bunch of Dtoid guys, and it was really really great. Apart from the odd shitty game type, it was really fun. To any of you lurkers thinking about playing, do it. It's great.

Oh, apart from a little unsporting conduct from a certain editor :D

Haha, few milliseconds earlier and I would've had you CTZ.   read

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