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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...


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...


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,...


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...


On Assignment: MX vs. ATV Reflex photo
On Assignment: MX vs. ATV Reflex

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

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...


Boycott Modern Warfare 2, play The Strike instead!

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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5:40 PM on 10.21.2009

dTunes Editor's Week, Day 3: Rey Gutierrez

There’s nothing better on the planet that stimulates my creative senses and inspires my complicated gaming mind than videogames and a good soundtrack. I’m addicted and attracted to music videos, short films of eye...


8:00 PM on 10.01.2009

Storm's Adventures! Bioshock

If you're anything like me and have no idea what video games are, let alone a camera and a computer, you'll be pleasantly surprised (like I was) when I learned 2007 was the ultimate year of gaming. It was the year when next-g...


TGS 09: Here's what 185,030 gamers look like photo
TGS 09: Here's what 185,030 gamers look like

Only hours away from our Miami home, Colette and I have nested at our gate in a extremely icy cold Atlanta airport. We have zero hours of sleep, a serious case of jet-lag and a I can't get enough of the new CNN iPhone App. It's good to be back in America. Wolf Blitzer, you're so dreamy.

Sitting behind the loud roaring engines, in the far rear-end of our 14 hour flight, inspired me to get some much needed video editing done. Tokyo Game Show was quiet and uneventful for the first two press days. Lines were short in length and the show room floor blossomed with the smell of potpourri and daffodils. We also played the majority of the games displayed on the TGS floor back in Los Angeles at E3. OLD! When the "Tokyo Destructoid Crew of Doom" decided it would be a good idea to take a quick peek at the first public day on Saturday, things were radically different. Here's what 185,030 gamers look like crammed in one convention center. Oh, the humanity.

Did it hurt having a 5 foot long tripod stabbing into my chest, with a camera dangling over me like a carrot? Protip: Yes, yes it did.


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Greed is good: How Dtoid spent Dante's $200 (update) photo
Greed is good: How Dtoid spent Dante's $200 (update)
Contest update: Superdrybones wins $69 nacho+cat+skateboard flavored dollars and a slightly used Publix mallard duck. We'd  love to also send you photos of our puss-filled breasts that shoot angry babies from the nipples but you'll have to wait for the game. Thanks to everyone that participated in the contest and CTZ for pulling the random ballot while while I'm stripping for Japanese people. Teamwork!
Original post: Remember that check from hell?   
Last week, EA tempted us with $200 to test Destructoid's greed as part of their "Circle of Hell" campaign to promote Dante’s Inferno.  We armed ourselves with many of your suggestions and tried to walk the line of both greed and charity, mocking the fourth circle of hell by hitting the streets of Miami for a silly shopping spree with our camera (Hialeah-style!). If you think stealing money is hard, try giving dollar bills away in person -- you'd be surprised by how many people will turn you down! So we had to resort to other creative methods...
A big thank-you goes out to EA, Visceral Games, the Dante's Inferno PR minions, Virgil, and Dtoid community member SnakeDude4Life, who helped us perform videogame JOURNALISM. Also, Satan.

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3:50 PM on 09.25.2009

TGS 09: I really want to hate Project Natal

Many mango seasons ago, a Japanese company promised a revolution to the gaming populace with a tiny white box and its magical motion-sensing controller. The day finally arrived when the heavens opened, and Nintendo's console ...


9:40 AM on 09.25.2009

TGS 09: The best part of Tokyo Game Show is...

...the press room. Hundreds of media outlets far and wide from across the globe find the means, time and most importantly, the budget, to get themselves to the Tokyo Game Show. Hiding underneath the main staircase which acces...


5:30 PM on 09.24.2009

TGS 09: Sega makes a bloody mess at their booth

Sega hit's all the right marks with their impressive booth, one corner features family friendly titles, sprayed with a nice shade of sky blue. While the opposite corner showcases Baynonetta, in black and red with blood covere...


5:10 PM on 09.24.2009

TGS 09: White & green spells Microsoft booth tour

 Leave it to good old fashion American thinking to design and build a booth that is not only romantically impressive but inviting and welcoming to it's visitors. Microsoft may not have Sony's Death Star of a booth, but t...