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'GTA for girls' causes controversy, sky is blue, Piplup still adorable


Nov 26
In a completely unshocking turn of events, a game billed as the "Grand Theft Auto for girls" has pissed off people who we're all beginning to assume earn a living being outraged and screaming "Won't someone ple... read
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Japan puts the 'rampant consumerism' back in Christmas with Pokemon decorations


Nov 26
Courtesy of Siliconera we bring you that picture above from (where else?) the Land of the Rising Sun.Yes, it's funny that Pokémon are so famous, and Piplup is adorable, but I think the real point here is how utterly ir... read
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Destructoid's games of the week for 11/25/2007: Is this a cop out edition?


Nov 25
It's a video. Watch it.Why?First, because I'm utterly fascinated with both foreign girls AND spunky indie girls; Superbus lead Jennifer Ayache is the epitome of everything I love about women, and as soon as I'm done with th... read
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As if gold farming couldn't get any worse, now it funds pederasty


Nov 25
As an amateur Internet historian and a professional whatever-I-do-here, most of my skills are completely underwhelming. As often as I tell women in bars that I'm really very hilarious (on the Internet), few seem to offer me i... read
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SUBOTRON seeks electronic culture artists for Viennese salon, adoring groupies


Nov 25
Every once in a while, in between the e-mails demonstrating all the inventive ways in which women conceal their naughty bits behind gaming appliances, and pictures of Brian Crecente's head pasted on a centaur, we receive miss... read
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Turok Achievements unveiled: they're promoting team-killing now?


Nov 20
After the jump you'll find the just-released list of Achievements for the Xbox 360 version of the upcoming blood, guts n' dinos FPS Turok. Normally this wouldn't even blip on our radar of actual, useful news but something abo... read
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Halo novel becomes NYT best seller, just like my novel Jurassic Park


Nov 20
There's been a lot of petty sniping towards Halo from both the anti-Microsoft crowd and the contrarian, anti-mainstream crowd ever since the pre-release hype for Halo 3 began building up, but absolutely no one, regardless of ... read
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Destructoid's games of the week for 11/18/2007: Mixed messages edition!


Nov 18
Guys, I'd love to spend an hour crafting a deep, engaging story about why my hair hurts this week, but honestly I'm too absorbed in Assassin's Creed to give this whole thing much thought. One of the true joys of a gig like th... read
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New Soul Calibur: Legends trailer: Lloyd sold me cigarettes this morning


Nov 17
Aerox continues his streak as my favorite tipper for today by sending in a link to the above trailer. I've been following the progress of Soul Calibur: Legends for a while now, mostly as I think it's an interesting experime... read
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Game Center CX: the coolest game I hadn't heard about until yesterday


Nov 17
Ever since it was revealed to me (yesterday), Game Center CX: Arino's Challenge has become my own personal video game equivalent of the Mo-dettes: absolutely no one's heard of it, it's amazing and bringing it up in casual con... read
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EA loses nearly $200 million, begins ushering women and children to lifeboats


Nov 17
Earlier today (yesterday?) reader-cum-tipper Aerox sent us a link to this Associated Press piece discussing EA's second quarter earnings. Or, more specifically, EA's second quarter losses. It seems that the gaming behemoth lo... read
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Live-action Assassin's Creed: They couldn't find a koala to play with?


Nov 15
Assassin's Creed has been a debacle for days now. Between the less-than-stellar response and the childish vagina worship surrounding its producer, one gets the feeling that Ubisoft would rather just forget about the game an... read
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The first two Call of Duty games were widely praised as the next step in the first-person shooter genre. They had bombastic action sequences, gripping storylines and enough Nazi-bashing to make George Patton squeal like a you... read feature

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Gods of Zul'Aman trailer: Take THAT Joss Whedon!


Nov 14
That clip is the cinematic teaser for a just-released 10-person raid dungeon, Zul'Aman. Like previous dungeons sporting the "Zul" prefix, it's home to trolls and their pseudo-Rastafarian, tribal society. You see, w... read
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Microsoft allows Rare to develop on the DS, possibly to fund Moonraker laser


Nov 13
Ever since Rare announced they'd be making a handheld Viva Piñata title for the Nintendo DS, gamers have been scratching their heads and furrowing their brows wondering how exactly that came to pass. "After all,&q... read
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Persona 3 cell phone prequel coming (to a faraway country)


Nov 13
Siliconera has word that Japan will be seeing a Persona 3 prequel in the form of a cell phone game that doesn't look entirely terrible. Here's the rundown:Without delving into too much some events happen pre-Persona 3 Playsta... read
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CoD4 FUBAR on Valve's service, gamers Steamed (I can't believe I typed that)


Nov 13
For those of you old enough to recall Half-Life 2's original release, you'll remember how Steam -- Valve's downloadable content system -- absolutely ruined the entire thing for many thousands of people for almost a month afte... read
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Sometimes a game comes along that utterly blows your mind and leaves you on the side of the road holding your panties in one hand, and a crumpled $20 bill in the other. You know it's just a one night stand, but still you wait... read feature

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Destructoid's games of the week for 11/11/2007: I love egg, hate kids edition!


Nov 11
After last night's drinking/Guitar-Heroing/Ground-Kontrolling escapades, I have absolutely no energy to entertain you people. So in my stead, I'm going to rely on those kindly Koreans to do it for me. After showing this video... read
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Assassin's Creed launch trailer: white was the old black


Nov 09
That video? It's the Assassin's Creed launch trailer. Apparently this thing comes out rather soon.We're impressed by the subtle, understated tone they've been taking with this thing throughout the pre-release hype. There wa... read
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Gaming periphery as filler: videogame look-alikes


Nov 09
Hollywood steals ideas constantly, authors have been lifting plotlines for millennia, and Glengarry Glen Ross was directly stolen from a dream I once I had via David Mamet's brain-draining dark magic. Since every other creati... read
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Mass Effect metaporn: Strip clubs in the future will still be poorly lit


Nov 09
The above clip demonstrates Mass Effect's stunning slutty-aliens-designed-to-pander-to-teens rendering system. Then again, maybe we're being too cynical. After all, it would be unrealistic to think the future wouldn't also ... read
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When Virtua Fighter 5 hit the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, everyone loved it. On a system lacking in quality software, it was hailed as the second coming of Christ (albeit, Christ with a wicked left hook and lightning fas... read feature

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Forest Whitaker hawks Mountain Dew ... Lola dies tragically


Nov 07
Here at the offices we have an elaborate ticker tape system set up that feeds tips through a robotic assistant who then hands them off to us, assuming they're important enough. A few moments ago, the robotic assistant actuall... read
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Chavez fears Mercenaries 2 as imperialist psyops ... somewhere, an eagle smiles


Nov 07
Even the most Bible-thumping arch-conservatives have by now realized that America is the 800lb gorilla in a global room filled with tiny, angry monkeys. In recent years our stars have developed particularly sharp edges and ou... read
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Timeshift ...The name inspires thoughts of B-Movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a futuristic police officer sent back in time to do the splits and pronounce words in a hilarious fashion. Hearing the game's premise (evil... read feature

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Pac Gentleman: The 19th century sure had a lot of moustaches!


Nov 07
If there's anything Boing Boing likes better than liberalism bordering on anarchism, and futuristic, fictional stories that actually reveal deep truths about the current state of the human condition, it's steampunk anything, ... read
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Boom Boom Rocket to support guitars, dance pads, Chris Kohler's assassination


Nov 06
News came in from 1up earlier regarding the XBLA downloadable rhythm title Boom Boom Rocket; apparently the game is getting an update adding support for the more traditional musical peripherals: dance pads and plastic guitars... read
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Opoona: Crisis On Infinite Wiis


Nov 06
What happens when Koei starts listening to all the people who complain they've done nothing but rehash the Dynasty Warriors franchise ad nauseam for the last decade? Apparently they give us bizarro LEGO characters reenactin... read
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Guitar Hero III DLC revealed: We gotta fight the powers that be


Nov 06
Thanks to the lads at Official Xbox Magazine we've got word of three upcoming packs of DLC for Guitar Hero III. The OXM kids make buckets of cash for doing this sort of thing, so let's let them tell it:Expect a Foo Fighters p... read
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Chronos Twin: I just made you up to hurt myself (and those blocks over there)


Nov 05
Aerox -- using his pseudonym prevents me from making a clever reference to this game's duality allowing for a Dallas paradox in which J.R. shoots J.R. -- sent in a tip a wee bit ago revealing Cubed3's coverage of a little k... read
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No Psychonauts or Grim Fandango sequel sez Schafer, crushing hopes and dreams


Nov 05
Tim Schafer, in a conversation with Playboy.com -- the Internet's answer to boring, highbrow pornography -- revealed that Grim Fandango and Psychonauts, while excellent games, will not be getting sequels. Here's a quote:"... read






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