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3:14 PM on 08.05.2009  

TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled is disappointing; so I wrote to Ubisoft...



I wonder if they'll write back.   read


8:26 PM on 04.21.2009  

Help this NPR Reporter with Interview about VG Research. Also, Billy Mays here.



Let me preface this post by saying this does not involve Mr. Mays, the "full-volume pitchman, amped up like a candidate for a tranquilizer-gun takedown." But he's still here. In my heart.

What I ask from the Destructoid community is to help me with a certain story I'm currently writing as a radio reporter.

I work as a broadcast journalism student at an NPR affiliate. The story involves a professor at the University of Missouri who is developing a video game focusing on what happens in the brain and body when somebody uses drugs. He worked as a freelance computer program while studying clinical psychology. He's planning on testing his software on St. Louis elementary school children in an effort to educate youth on drug prevention. The news release link is linky.

Riveting, I know, especially since NPR's 85+ audience is literally chomping at the bit at this lead. AARP members rejoice.

I'm looking for some key questions to ask him by getting a gamers' perspective on the topic. Personally, I feel gamers are left with a sour taste in their mouths after the overall negative attitude by the media, linking video games to delinquency. It's something I'm passionate to clear up.

So please, lend me your questions. Do it for your country and/or Bill Mays here. Thanks for your help.   read


7:11 PM on 10.13.2008  

Microsoft offers free memory cards and cheap hard drives to make room for New Xbox Experience



Last week, Microsoft was looking to accommodate those who didn't have at least 128 MB free of storage on their 360s for the upcoming New Xbox Experience.

Starting today, Microsoft offers a solution through the Xbox 360 Memory Upgrade Program. A "Big Brother" service will scan your 360's serial number and console ID to ensure you don't have 128 MB free that is required for the upgrade. If you qualify, it will then forward you to a page that will give you one of two different offers:

A free 512 MB Memory Card or a refurbished 20 GB Hard Drive for $19.99.

According to NeoGaf, these offers only apply to owners of 360 Arcade or Core consoles only. Microsoft asks you to log on to Xbox Live and for your serial and console ID to make sure the 360 is a legit Arcade or Core unit. Then, they scan your hard drive to make sure you haven't attached a hard drive to it with plenty of space.

Pretty crafty to minimize their losses, but then again, I think Microsoft maximizes their profit margins by charging more than $100 for a 20GB Hard Drive in the first place.

What do you think? Are you feeling like...*ahem*...downloading demos tonight on your 360?   read


7:40 PM on 09.23.2008  

Mega Man 9 is so good, I wrote a letter to Capcom



Can't wait to hear back from them.   read


6:11 PM on 09.22.2008  

Vote or Die: XBL users download crap-ton of U.S. voter registration forms



Gamasutra reports that Microsoft and Rock the Vote, a youth voting awareness group, distributed about 55,000 U.S. voter registration forms through Xbox Live.

Moreover, according to an XBL opinion poll of about 100,000 users, 43 percent of voters said they would vote for Obama and Biden, compared to 31 percent for McCain and Palin. The other 26 percent voted on behalf of Mike Haggar for President.

Free gamer pics of the parties' campaign logos were available for download as well. I don't know about you, but I saw many gamers swap their gamer pics during this past month to pledge allegiance to their presidential preferences.

Although it wasn't required to download a registration form to download a gamer pic, it's certainly refreshing to see the youth vote finally garnering some attention.

Hey, it's certainly more interesting than Nintendo's thought-provoking questions on the Everybody Votes Channel. I can't wait to hear which America prefers: carpal tunnel syndrome or midget amputee porn?   read


11:44 PM on 06.18.2008  

HAPPY DAYSBIRTH TO MASTER...C-C-C-COMBO CONTEST!



On this day in history, our friends from across the pond burned the White House down, forever damning themselves to lives of substandard dental care.

In other far more important news, it is the date of my hatching.

I turned 20, oh so close to the mature, delinquent age of 21. It's like dry humping Jessica Alba. Almost there, but not quite.

So, in celebration, I am running a contest all in the name of Destuctoid winnage. The prize pig includes:

1x PS3 Nyko Blu Wave DVD Remote
5x Dtoid Stickers
1x Dtoid Iron-On Patches
>9000x Power Level

Here's what you have to do to win. The following is my original forum intro posted on Feb. 9, 2007 with missing, key information. Fill in the blanks with whatever lulz come to mind.

Hey, name's ______. I'm originally from ______ but I now ______ in ______. I'm ______ the ______ and ______ in ______. I am currently playing ______ and assorted ______ (mostly ______ and ______). Some of my favorite ______ are ______, ______, ______, ______ and ______. Alright, done being a ______ for now.

The most epic entry posted in this blog's comments will win the fruits of my loins. The contest ends Friday at 12 p.m. EST. The winner will be contacted via PM regarding their mailing address, time of shipping, pancake preference and personal banking information. Sorry you crazy foreigners, this contest is open to U.S. and Canadian mounties only.

Don't suck.   read


9:27 PM on 05.28.2008  

Metal Gear Solid LCD: Handheld of Freedom

It's T minus 2 weeks until Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is released. Get nostalgic by witnessing how far the series has evolved since the days of...*ahem*...this.

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This video is footage of the Tiger handheld electronic LCD game Snake's Revenge released in 1990 shortly after the NES version by the same name. The quality makes it very hard to see what is actually going on, but the audio is entertaining in itself.

Believe it or not, this craptastic LCD version has a story. In this alternate timeline of the MGS series, the infamous Colonel Vernon CaTaffy, a crazed terrorist with delicious sugary candy for a last name, gives the secrets for "Metal Gear II" to Higharolla Kockamamie, leader of Fortress Fanatic.

Yes, that's right. Higharolla Kockamamie.

Also,

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4:01 PM on 05.09.2008  

What Would Destructoid Be Without the Shenanigans?



...and/or the buttsecks.   read


3:45 PM on 04.14.2008  

Bitches Don't Know 'Bout My Cheap Dtoid Shirt


Bitches Don't Know 'Bout My Diabeetus Neither

Ok, so maybe you do know 'bout it...

...since you might have ordered one for HOSHIT ONE DOLLAR thanks to the illustrious Topher.

Just got it in the mail this morning an I just wanted to say it is teh secks. I shall wear it with pride and be eager to answer everybody I meet about what the hell deeeestructoid dot com is.

Now I can be in the Kool Kids Klub.   read


4:20 PM on 04.11.2008  

Why I'm Back and Why I Shall STFUAJPG



After months of depriving myself of the luxuries of the internet, I've returned to reading Destructoid, shenanigans and, most importantly, gaming. To give you all the Cliff's Notes version on why, I pretty much almost flunked out of college due to my avid interest in all things gaming. Thus, I essentially rehabilitated myself by avoiding gaming all together.

Until now...

...and so I shall reward my ongoing mediocrity by doing the following:

STFUAJPG

Damn, it's good to be back.

XOXO,
Master

P.S. See you all on FNF.   read


12:29 PM on 10.17.2007  

Repost: Dtoid Meet-Up @ Video Games Live on 10/28 in Columbia, MO



So you might've noticed all the dates an locations on the front page for Video Games Live here a while back. My question is: who will be attending the October 28th show at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri?

I'll be purchasing tickets later this week and I was wondering if anybody from Destructoid would like to meet-up. Tickets are only $35 for premiere, ground floor, central seating (next best to front row). Seats also go as low as $17.

We'll be meeting up for pre-show festivities that are set-up (cosplay contests, VG stations, etc.) right outside of Jesse Auditorium at 5:30 pm. The show starts at 7:00 pm.

If you are indeed attending, post your comment here and I'll contact you to meet-up. You can purchase tickets here.

I do live in the area, so we can do something afterwards if you'll be around. I think we'll have some late dinner downtown following the show if you care to join us. Post-show events are sort of fly-by-night, whatever anybody wants to do. Nothing is concrete unless we have more Dtoid members join up for this show.

I've gotten word that Workman has been talking with the host, his holiness Tommy Tallarico, but mum's the word. However, I can tell you that the pants tighten over what he has in store for Destructoid, so come to this show! Don't you love freedom, you pinko commie? If so, make sure you join us!

So far, the Toids that have confirmed attending:

masterledz
York7788
TheGoldenDonut   read


8:00 PM on 10.16.2007  

Dtoid Meet-Up @ Video Games Live on 10/28?



So you might've noticed all the dates an locations on the front page for Video Games Live here a while back. My question is: who will be attending the October 28th show at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri? I'll be purchasing tickets later this week and I was wondering if anybody from Destructoid would like to meet-up. Tickets are only $35 for ground floor, central seating (next best to front row). If you are indeed attending, post your comment here and I'll contact you to meet-up and purchase tickets. I do live in the area, so we can do something afterwards if you'll be around (eat, play VGs, get shitfaced, the normal weekend gambit).

So far, the Toids that have confirmed attending:

masterledz
York7788
TheGoldenDonut   read







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