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3:46 AM on 11.09.2008

T-Shirt Time: Hadoken!

Found this at Uneetee. Figured the Street Fighter fans would get a kick.

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9:39 PM on 07.23.2008

For our Tech Support Dtoiders [NVGR]

I know for a fact that at least a few of you have or currently do work in tech support or a related field. And since we nerd types love nothing more than recounting tales of our adventures through fields of retarded users, I present...

The Website is Down

This is at least a month old according to Digg, but I just found it so it must still be relevant.   read


5:08 PM on 04.24.2008

Webcomic Alert: Dueling Analogs



For those who aren't familiar with Steve Napierski's Dueling Analogs, the strips above and in the gallery below should be an adequate primer for his mix of sometimes absurd, sometimes perverted (but always infrequent) gaming webcomic.

Currently, there is no real schedule for new comics. One or two are usually posted during a normal week, although there have been weeks where a new comic is posted daily.

To improve the timeliness of updates (and presumably the quality of his art), a PayPal donation link has been added on the front page to help Steve purchase a new Wacom tablet, specifically the Cintiq 12WX. In his own words:

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I've posted a new donation drive on the home page of Dueling Analogs. Basically, I'm
asking for donations to purchase a Cintiq WX12. I've been trying to save up for one
of these for a while, but unforeseen expense followed by unforeseen expense easily
truncated that plan.

The plan is the use of a Cintiq WX12 will greatly increase the productivity for
Dueling Analogs. It will also give me additional freedom to do more elaborate comics
the way I really want them to be done. Plus there are two very big projects that I
need this for to complete them properly (ie. Konami Code Poster and Dueling Analogs:
Book 1).

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to donate. I greatly appreciate it.

...

As an added bonus, the week after I receive my Cintiq WX12 Dueling Analogs will have
five updates that week. Also, anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a printable
custom piece of artwork made with said Cintiq.

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So if you enjoy Dueling Analogs, hit their front page and scroll down for generosity. If anyone can pony up the cash, $50 doesn't sound too bad for some Destructoid-themed Rejected Mega Man Villians.


Or you could be really sneaky and have Steve design your Dtoid T-shirt entry.   read


5:31 PM on 04.21.2008

All 3 Presidential Candiates + WWE Raw [NVGRForget]

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

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The clips shown above will air tonight at 8PM ET/7PM CT on WWE Raw. I have absolutely nothing further to say about this.   read


5:44 PM on 04.10.2008

Forget CoD4, this is the ONLY Play & Win Weekend that matters

You probably already read about the CoD4 Live Fire Weekend that starts on Friday the 18th. If you're anything like me, you may have already registered for the event since it's more than likely you'll play CoD4 at least once (FNF) during the weekend and you love free stuff.

But wait, the CoD4 Live Fire Weekend isn't until next week. What about this weekend?

Well, it just so happens that starting tomorrow (April 11) you can participate in a Play & Win Sweepstakes on Xbox LIVE for everyone's favorite XBLA title, Chessmaster LIVE!

As if that wasn't enough, this isn't just any Play & Win weekend. No sir, this weekend is the...



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The Hip Hop Chess Federation and Xbox.com bring you the Chessmaster LIVE® Hip Hop Weekend April 11-13, 2008. The Hip Hop Chess Federation is devoted to unifying people from different religious, cultural, and social backgrounds by mixing chess, hip hop, and martial arts and reaching out to people worldwide. Get your chess groove on by downloading new 3-D chess sets for Chessmaster LIVE, and play the game online to join in our Play & Win Sweepstakes to win cool prizes.
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via Xbox.com


In related news, there is a Hip Hop Chess Federation.


I think I avoided making any direct comments that someone could cry "racist!" over, though I'm sure someone will anyway   read


8:00 PM on 04.08.2008

Crucial information from Apple re: iMac G5

While looking through the Apple Support site for guidance regarding an iMac I'm trying to repair, I unexpectedly came across an answer that had thus far eluded me:

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As a public service to anyone reading this that may be an iMac user (or Savant), I've included a more accessible screencap below with the viewing options set to "Old/Blind"

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Looking back, I do feel a bit silly rigging up that pulley system just to get the damn thing into my car. At least now I know better. Thanks Apple!   read


12:33 PM on 04.07.2008

T-shirt Time! - 8-Bit Investigation

It's Monday, which means it's new shirt day over at Threadless.

There are a few interesting shirts this week, including what I believe to be their first hand-dyed tee. Also, since it's Threadless, there are also some inanimate objects with smiley faces and pithy comments. Hipsters rejoice!

However, the shirt I wanted to showcase for the Dtoid community is the following design, created by Threadless user fatheed (aka Aled Lewis).

8-Bit Investigation


Aled describes the design as "a tribute to the awesome Sierra games of the late 80s and early 90s that I grew up on." If wearing an 8-bit crime scene on your chest sounds like a good time, click the picture above or the direct link below to order.

8-Bit Investigation - Threadless.com   read


2:56 PM on 02.21.2008

RUMORTOID: The Witcher coming to 360/PS3



Sarcastic Gamer is reporting on some very loose talk regarding the confirmation of an eventual Xbox 360/PSTriple port of The Witcher.

The "proof" from the article:

Yesterday, one of the leading Polish gaming-related websites, Gram.pl, reported that Tomasz Jonarski, a CD Projekt RED employee, accidentally spilled the goods on a social web portal. In his “duty” profile field, he stated “Working on creating the technologies for The Witcher game on the next generation consoles: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.”

No link to the profile in question is provided, though I could care less since the alleged information has probably been removed already. That, and I assume it would be in Polish, which is useless (to me).

As Sarcastic Gamer mentions, releasing a PC-only game that isn't WoW or something from a similarly A-List franchise isn't the best path to profitability, so a port is almost inevitable.

Personally, I never paid much attention to The Witcher from the outset since I lack a decent gaming PC. A console port would certainly spurn some interest in myself. What does Dtoid think?   read


12:20 PM on 02.07.2008

Truly "Paper" Mario playable concept (w/Video)

From the Department of Concept>Practicality comes this remarkable little project - a truly "Paper" Mario:

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Short post is short, as I'm slaving away to earn my meager wages. For more info on the artist commissioned to create the "Moving Mario" project, visit his website at The-Demos.com   read


5:38 PM on 01.15.2008

Anyone going to the Detroit Auto Show this weekend? [NVGR]



As most know, the Motor City is responsible for some remarkably assy failures in this world. But we should all remember that Detroit has also provided large helpings of awesome and win.

One such win is the annual North American International Auto Show, which will be open to the public from Saturday, January 19 through Sunday the 27th. Like the (old) E3 of cars, the NAIAS is one of the larger car conventions in the world, involving nearly every major car manufacturer in the world. The show is often the public's first chance to see upcoming production models, plus there are always plenty of ridiculous concept cars that aren't this and therefore need to GTFO.

But regardless, the show is a metric assload of fun. This will be my second year attending the show, as last year was AMAZING. We chat up the reps (read: booth babes, especially Dodge for some reason), take TONS of pictures, and generally revel in the mechanical beauty all around.

Myself and a few friends will be arriving on Friday, January 18. Attentive readers might have noticed we're getting there a day before the show opens, and may have assumed we'll be checking into our hotel and getting some rest for the show the next morning.

However, anyone who knows anything about Detroit knows we're sure as shit not staying in Detroit. For across the river lies the promised land. A land of strippers, booze and cigarettes boxes decorated with pictures of dead babies.

The mystical land of...



If by some great coincidence any of you Dtoiders will be in Windsor this Friday or Saturday, let me know in the comments. I'll be amongst friends at the Honest Lawyer on Ouellette Ave for at least part of both nights. Come for drinks, stay for bewbs. Also, shawarma.   read


4:33 PM on 12.18.2007

Duke Nukem Whenever Teaser Tomorrow

Kotaku has a (currently broken) link to the 3D Realms forums. A post from George Broussard reads as follows:

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"Last Saturday we had our annual company Christmas party. It was a lot of fun as usual but it featured one special surprise. It turns out that several people had been secretly working late nights and into the wee hours of the morning preparing a special video for those at the party. They created a short teaser for Duke Nukem Forever.

After seeing the teaser we thought it was something we should share with all of you and while it's just a teaser, rest assured more is coming.

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th, around noon CST, we will release the first teaser trailer from Duke Nukem Forever. To tide you over until then, here is a screen shot taken from the teaser.

Thank you for being fans of the game and for your continued patience.

I'd like to thank the people on the team that worked so hard to create this teaser and the friends of 3DR that helped create it (Jeremy Soule and Julian Soule, Frank Bry, Jason Evigan and of course, Jon St. John)."

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Let the disappointment begin!   read


3:32 PM on 12.11.2007

Child's Play auction from The OneUps (last day!)

OneUp Studios, purveyors of fine video game-inspired tunes, are auctioning off a complete collection of their body of work with the proceeds going directly to Child's Play. Given the involvement of our very own Dale North with the OneUps, I was surprised that I haven't seen this mentioned already. If it has been and I fail at searching Dtoid, my preemptive one word excuse for the repost is "Charity."

From the auction description:

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In support Penny Arcade's amazing, gamer-centric charity, Child's Play, video game music label OneUp Studios is auctioning off a collection of albums representing the entire span of its music history. This includes 12 albums (14 discs) of music, two limited editions T-Shirts, and sheet music. Here is a detailed list of the contents:

Project Majestic Mix - A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu (Gold Edition) #1426 of 1500
Project Majestic Mix - A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu (Silver Edition) #0036 of 3000
Project Majestic Mix in association with OneUp Studios Present SQUAREDANCE Limited Edition #52 of 1000
Project Majestic Mix in association with OneUp Studios Present SQUAREDANCE Standard Edition
OneUp Studios Presents Time & Space - A Tribute to Yasunori Mitsuda (Green Version)
OneUp Studios Presents Time & Space - A Tribute to Yasunori Mitsuda (Blue Version)
OneUp Studios The Very Best of SEGA
Xenogears Light | an arranged album
The OneUps - Volume 1
Dale North & Mustin present More Than Mario
Final Fanboy - Prelude
Earthworm Jim Anthology
Adult XL OneUp Studios T-Shirt (only 15 were made)
Small Womens Raglan The OneUps Shirt - Mushroom Style (only 30 were made)
"Broken Mirror" Sheet Music from Xenogears Light | an arranged album



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The auction ends tomorrow night with the bidding currently at $255 (shipping is free). So if you're interested, hurry over to the eBay listing and place your bids.


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Alex Bill is an avid reader of Destructoid but not Japanator because he doesn't care much for anime, a fan of the video game cover band The One-Ups, and wants nothing more out of life than for you to contribute to the great cause that is Child's Play. Also, seeing two fourteen year old Thai boys beat each other to a bloody pulp would be pretty sw33t.   read


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