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2:40 PM on 03.18.2010

New Vtoid Channel: Girls play videogames, confirmed

If you haven't noticed, the mean, green robot himself Mr. Destructoid and yours truly have launched a brand new video site. We've given it a fancy name and everything -- check it out now: Video.Destructoid. It's so yummy, ju...

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2:00 PM on 02.23.2010

Xbox 360 is the best girlfriend you'll ever have

I love my PlayStation 3 -- a lot more than I really should. My curvy, delicious, Japanese piece of hardware likes it when I set the lights low, turn the stereo up and play with her all night long. There's something particula...

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1:20 PM on 02.19.2010

How BioWare & Gearbox Software approaches DLC

I have the amazing and rare ability to be at two places at the exact same time. In one corner of San Francisco in 2K Marine, Borderland's game design director, Paul Hellquist and I talked about their fresh new DLC "The Secre...

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3:40 PM on 02.16.2010

X10: I'm sick and tired of Halo, win me back Bungie

It was love at first sight when I hopped in a Warthog and was taking out Covenant Elite soldiers with every drive-by opportunity on the Forerunner ring world of Halo: Combat Evolved. With Grunts to my left and Jackals to my ...

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2:40 PM on 02.16.2010

X10: Lost Planet 2 has pink scarves and special sauce

I have to admit, after playing the original Lost Planet and finishing it, I had no interest in returning to E.D.N. III. But when I learned the icy planet has now sprung up different jungle and dessert environments after 10 y...

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2:00 PM on 02.16.2010

X10: Killer Instinct 3 is still a possibility

When creative director of Microsoft Game Studios Ken Lobb and I aren't talking about Perfect Dark Zero (or how awful The Klobb is), I'm interrogating him for any details I can squeeze out of him on Killer Instinct 3, or any ...

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12:20 PM on 02.15.2010

X10: Rare knows it screwed up Perfect Dark Zero

Among the sounds of machine guns and reloading pistols echoing at X10, you'll find one of the original men responsible for taking first person shooters on consoles to the next level. Quietly sitting and admiring the latest H...

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11:20 AM on 02.15.2010

X10: Alan Wake is more intense than Dead Space

The survival horror genre has had its share of ups and downs. Dead Space is one of those amazing milestones that will always creep up on me in the middle of the night, reminding me what a coward I am for not finishing it, be...

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1:20 PM on 02.10.2010

Watch me install BioShock 2 on my PlayStation 3

I am the last of a dying breed. I am but a lonely Sony fan-boy among the children of the evil whiteconsole known as the Xbox 360. But 2K Games was awesome enough to ship me a PlayStation 3 copy of BioShock 2. The boys at the...

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1:20 PM on 02.09.2010

What happens if you hate BioShock 2?

Last week Destructoid and several other outlets were invited to a 2K Games review event to evaluate the MP component of BioShock 2 -- a delicious bit of early access that I found as satisfying as the booze and hamburgers ser...

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1:30 PM on 01.29.2010

Here's what Nova & Shift play like on the iPad

What does the release of the iPad mean for gamers? That debate will continue -- but how many of you out there have actually seen Apple's new gorgeous gizmo in action? With 60 games and a track record of 55 million downloads,...

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1:20 PM on 01.26.2010

Is Bad Company 2 the next billion dollar shooter?

We live in the post Modern Warfare 2 era. Having a title like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 make headlines with it's record breaking billion dollar sales, it had me thinking about the industry's reaction, especially Karl Ma...

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On Assignment: MX vs. ATV Reflex photo
On Assignment: MX vs. ATV Reflex
by R3Y GUTI3RR3Z

Our very own Brad Rice and Samit Sarkar have had their very own experiences already with MX vs. ATV Reflex, and when my turn to bat finally came, I wanted to make sure I had camera in hand to capture every single moment of what was guaranteed to be an amazing adventure in Las Vegas.

The fine folks over at THQ and Rainbow studios stuck me on a plane and flew me out to the Nevada desert and demanded I play MX vs. ATV Reflex. Besides all the cheap liquor, women and buffets, I nearly killed myself twice, trying to impress the locals with my newfound skills of riding an ATV, traversing the Nevada dunes.

No matter -- with "Vegas hunnies" to my left and Jager shots to my right, I had an amazing conversation with Art Director Ian Wood about high-resolution dirt and man-versus-machine control physics. General Manager of Rainbow Studios Nick Wlodyka shares the team's impressive 12-year resume and experience with the genre, making it perfectly clear why MX vs. ATV Reflex will always hands-down surpass the numerous prior imitations.

The game drops this week.

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Ten Minute Taste: Assassin's Creed 2 photo
Ten Minute Taste: Assassin's Creed 2
by R3Y GUTI3RR3Z

Sunday morning was full of surprises, one of them being Target selling Assassin's Creed 2 a bit early. The amusing part was when the cashier realized the game wasn't released until Tuesday -- after he sold it to me. I just smiled and nodded and handed him a Destructoid business card, saying, "You're doing the gaming community proud, son," as I walked out of the store with an evil grin and laugh.

If there was an award for the "Best TMT Ever," I'd be more than happy to nominate Assassin's Creed 2. Within seconds of popping in the game disc, you'll be immediately greeted with an "O" face, when everything you thought you knew about Assassin's Creed will be turned upside down and then some.

If these first ten minutes don't get you pumped up and excited for some Ass-Kicking-Creed, I don't know what will. But, be warned children. There's tons of spoilers, and placenta. Yes, you heard me, placenta! That is all.

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9:40 AM on 11.11.2009

Ten Minute Taste: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex

With all the hype and controversy about terrorists doing evil terrorists things involving terror, addictive multi-player and shiny graphics -- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has showered in a crazy amount of love (and hate) e...

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Boycott Modern Warfare 2, play The Strike instead!
by R3Y GUTI3RR3Z

What the world needs is more fishing games and less violent first-person shooters. Take my good friend and Dtoid community member, SnakeDude4life. The screeching sounds of gunfire and the metal dings of bouncing grenades are now silenced by the long hours of relaxing Bass fishing. This poor boy's mind has been polluted and deranged with violent video games and next-generation graphics of death and destruction. Luckily for you and him, it's nothing that hours of daily therapy with Bass Pro Shops: The Strike can't heal.

Let me help you help yourself.

Be the 200th comment and you too can begin the healing process of scraping away the thousands of hours of mental strain that's caked onto your feeble gaming mind. Here's your chance to win the ultimate therapeutic package! We'll ship one lucky winner, Bass Pro Shops: The Strike for the Xbox 360 including the "rod & reel" fishing-rod peripheral. All it takes is admitting you have a problem.

Do yourself a favor, bring out your inner SnakeDude4life, and be the 200th comment. Good luck!

[Update: After resorting to some desperate measures, entrager wins!]

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