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4:06 PM on 11.07.2006

Is this the best month ever for gaming?

Looking at all the games and systems coming out this month, I began to wonder: Is this the best month in video game history? Besides the four triple-A titles that just landed this week, we also have the Wii and PlayStation ...

RobertSumma





2:25 AM on 11.07.2006

Gears of War: The first hour

So, I'm about an hour or two into the game. I chose to go the hardcore route, or whatever the middle level is called, instead of the wussy beginner level. I'm way to uber for such nonsense. Well, they aren't kidding when th...

RobertSumma



Microsoft loves us, yes they do
by RobertSumma
Msoftswag.jpg So I just got back from this great little event Microsoft held at Blvd in NYC to celebrate their upcoming holiday titles. The event was nicely laid out with free booze and a ton of games set up all over. But I had only one thing on my mind: Gears of War. After making the rounds and chatting it up with a few of the other gaming journos I knew there (even Chris Grant from Joystiq), I found out where Gears was and took my Stella and parked my ass there the entire night. Highlights of my Gears of War multiplayer killing spree: the curb stomp. I can't tell you how f'ing satisfying it is to do that to the opposing player. Each time I would do it to someone in the room, I physically got up and yelled, "Curb stomp bitch!" Oh, what a glorious night. Thank you Microsoft. Above is the sweet little swag bag they handed out as we left. Check out that wireless headset, mmmm. Now excuse me while I rock sh*t in Gears.view full story + comments


10:31 PM on 11.06.2006

360 poised to be ultimate media hub

Microsoft is truly letting loose the Trojan Horse that is the Xbox 360. In a deal with Akimbo, the company is ready to strike at the hearts of Netflix and TiVo by offering a TV and movie download service -- all set to start...

RobertSumma

7:29 PM on 11.06.2006

GameDaily grades the consoles for mommy

Got your debating hat on? Good. Depending on your take on the whole thing, GameDaily has a fairly decent report card for the current and next-gen consoles as they apply right now for the holiday gift giver. Check the full l...

RobertSumma



Cute Japanese chicks love the Wii
by RobertSumma
You know, I overheard the other day on the streets of NYC some dude telling another dude that the DS is for girls. Is it possible the Wii will suffer the same stigma? Possibly. What does that have to do with this video? Probably nothing. But aren't these two adorable? Don't you want to kidnap them and trap them in your basement for a month or two? I know I do. [Via GameLife]view full story + comments


11:52 AM on 11.06.2006

Nintendo loves microtransactions too!

It seems everyone is getting all giddy inside just thinking about all the ways they can invade your wallet with microtransactions and it appears that the beloved Nintendo is no different. Speaking with GamePro, Nintendo Sen...

RobertSumma

11:37 AM on 11.06.2006

Contra coming to XBLA this Wednesday

Call it a case of too little too late, but Microsoft has announced that Contra will hit Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday -- the same week just about every major game is coming out for the 360. If there's one saving grace, it...

RobertSumma

11:15 PM on 11.05.2006

How would you pwn Saddam Hussein?

As I'm sure you're all aware by now, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was sentenced today to the gallows for his crimes against all that is holy to us decent folk. So, in honor of this happy occasion, we at Destructoid wo...

RobertSumma



All hail Gears of War
by RobertSumma
Snagged from the most recent 1UP show, the boys at Ziff Davis give a fairly lengthy (almost 10 minutes!) and in-depth look at what to expect once Gears finally drops this week. From every single impression I've been able to gather into my skull -- including my own hands-on time with the game -- it looks as if Gears of War will actually live up to this monumental hype. There's not one other game -- save Guitar Hero 2 -- that I've been looking forward to more this year.view full story + comments


5:17 PM on 11.05.2006

This week in Destructoid

We rock here at Destructoid. We rock so hard. In fact, we rock so hard, that no one can even compare to our overall rockiness. Look how much we rock: Dtoid life Hanging with Link and Heavy Melody Faith feels pretty Halo...

RobertSumma

2:21 PM on 11.05.2006

Everyone has their PS3 but me!

Seriously Sony, what gives? I mean, 1UP just got their PlayStation 3 and even Crecente and his boy got theirs. I assume mine is still in the mail, since I'm on the East Coast and all. At least, I'm hoping that's the case. Y...

RobertSumma





12:15 AM on 11.05.2006

The Internets are in Wii love overload

Since Nintendo invited a bunch of journos out for a sleepover with Zelda, it seems the Internet has exploded with Wii goo all over the place. You can't turn your head without getting a full load blasted straight in your fac...

RobertSumma

8:33 PM on 11.04.2006

WoW guild hit with banstick

I love Blizzard. Why? Because they have no patience for those who look to cheat and exploit their way through games that are supposed to be fun, that are supposed to be an experience. That's why a big grin spread across my ...

RobertSumma

6:51 PM on 11.04.2006

Wanna play the Wii? ... wait in line [Update]

So I just got back from a long day of venturing out to Queens to see some of the Machinima Festival and on my way back home decided to check out the Wii -- which is now playable -- at the Nintendo World Store. Sadly, for mo...

RobertSumma

8:02 PM on 11.03.2006

1UP pulls NWN 2 review; mysterious black hole of gaming surrounds [Update]

[Update: We have the original review thanks to reader Lodin. Check after the jump for what has stirred this mini-controversy.] So, had 1UP never even mentioned that they pulled a Neverwinter Nights 2 review from 1UP and Ga...

RobertSumma