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Crisis Core Trailer: Time to Cry Like a Girl


Aug 27
// Leigh Alexander
What is it about Final Fantasy VII? We all try to be cool. "Overrated," we scoff amongst our enclave of pals as we mock Cloud on forums and draw comical mutilation fanart of Aeris (SPOILER: SHE DIES). And yet, I de...
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The Most Rad Dorm Ever


Aug 24
// Leigh Alexander
Do you guys say "raddest" or "most rad?" Man, college was a nightmare, huh? --Oh, right, I didn't go. Boy, was I mistaken -- instead of languishing at acting school with boys taking their clothes off and c...
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Crisis Core PSP bundle will rape your wallet (and your Mom)


Aug 15
// Leigh Alexander
So it looks like the Crisis Core PSP bundle is available for preorder in a few places. That's the new PSP slim, with a Buster Sword wrist strap and some Zack-Cloud-Sephiroth art as done by Nomura, from the looks of it. They'r...
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BioShock: I think I've been here before


Aug 14
// Leigh Alexander
So, like many, I played the unbelievable BioShock demo last night, and was floored. I've never been much of an FPS fan; I've always said it would take a lot to get me really into the genre. But few could argue with me that Bi...
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Building a better RPG: Let's make babies!


Aug 09
// Leigh Alexander
Heard on Kotaku about this strategy RPG from Idea Factory/RED called Record of Agarest War. At first tender romantic blush, it's a strategy RPG -- but it turns out you can propagate your heroic DNA with the game's heroines to...
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New Famitsu Scans: Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon


Aug 08
// Leigh Alexander
For where there is Chocobo, evil dares not tread. The prophecy foretells of a time when the yellow-crested harbingers of Instrumentality will stride forth as heralds of joy across the marshes and mountains as a ray of beauty ...
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Growlanser: Heritage of War Web site launch


Aug 03
// Leigh Alexander
Atlus launched a Web site today for the upcoming PS2 strategy RPG Growlanser: Heritage of War. The Web site's got tons of goodies up there, wallpapers and avatars and other digital swag. Speaking of goodies, if you like them ...
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Take-Two shares take a dive


Aug 03
// Leigh Alexander
I'm developing this great idea for a dramatic sitcom based around the Take-Two offices. It will feature tense courtroom scenes as executives get caught backdating stock options and falsifying records against the dramatic back...
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Karma's a bitch: Jack Thompson has heart trouble


Aug 03
// Leigh Alexander
You know what karma is; it's that concept by which if you live a good life, you're reborn as a golden cow, and if you're bad, you're liable to spend your next incarnation trapped in the body of a hideous predatory mantis who ...
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Somebody loves you: New Eternal Sonata Screens


Aug 01
// Leigh Alexander
How do I love thee, Destructoid? If you count the number of images in this brand-new gallery of Eternal Sonata screens that I painstakingly converted to JPGs and uploaded just for you, you might have a fraction of an idea of ...
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Counterpoint: Why you should fear casual gaming


Jul 30
// Leigh Alexander
As you've probably seen, Lewzr's recent clogpost, much like a lucky crane game toy, was plucked from the crowd and deemed by the fickle whim of fate to be worthy of frontpage note, leaving the other two-dollar polyester toys ...
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A wild CHOCOBABY appears! What will you do?


Jul 30
// Leigh Alexander
I pretend I'm rational, pragmatic, unsentimental. I deal with the issues, man, the core of our intellectual relationship with games, the subtle layers of gamer psychology. And I feign androgyny; my gender has no place in my ...
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Let boobs flounce free!


Jul 27
// Leigh Alexander
A recent FileFront editorial treats a topic near and dear to all our hearts -- boobs in video games. However, even though the article's author identifies himself as "someone who enjoys eye candy as much as the next man,&...
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Building a better RPG: How Persona 3 will save us all


Jul 25
// Leigh Alexander
Quite often these days, we hear it said that “nobody wants to play 60-hour RPGs anymore.” Many of us even say as much ourselves, especially as an entire generation ages and finds itself with less time to pour in...
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Dragons ate my power cord: New Lair Screens


Jul 23
// Leigh Alexander
I've never seen Lair demoed anywhere. My parole officer doesn't like me going out much, especially near childrens' schools. I know that people scrutinize any new developments on the Lair front, though, to see if i...
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New Devil May Cry 4 screens include cleavage


Jul 20
// Leigh Alexander
Few more official Devil May Cry 4 screens for us today, via the Japanese site. These are new characters, and it looks like they're part of Nero's end of things somehow. Since info about this game skulks out of secrecy...
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Expansion announced for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops


Jul 17
// Leigh Alexander
At the Tokyo PlayStation Premier event in Tokyo, Konami unveiled what seems to be an expansion pack for PSP's Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. It'll offer new playable characters, new multiplayer stages and game mode...
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Accidental brilliance in Grand Theft Auto: Episode 2


Jul 17
// Leigh Alexander
It finally happened; we took back the hood.Grove Street was on the up-and-up now, we rollin' high-style in the mansion with the fancy cars, cuttin' rap albums and livin' da life of a go-getta. CJ looked pimpin'...
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Sony finished crucifying our souls, now hangs our viscera on barbed wire


Jul 13
// Leigh Alexander
Oh, Sony, why must you toy with us?Let's have a recap of today's rollercoaster, shall we? First David Reeves of Sony Europe let slip that our somewhat-relieving price drop on the 60 GB PS3 was more like a liquidation ...
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SCEA denies phase-out, wants to punch Sony Europe


Jul 13
// Leigh Alexander
Apparently, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has reacted with a bemused "WTF?" to David Reeves of Sony Europe's assertion that the 60GB PS3 is being liquidated, chalking it up to misinterpretation. A rep f...
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Australians endure mass wallet-rape


Jul 13
// Leigh Alexander
Sony Computer Entertainment of Australia says there are no plans for a PS3 price reduction for the Aussie folks right now. Holy crap, I had no idea those dudes were paying $999, but there it is, and there it'll stay, app...
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PS3 price cut? More like a liquidation sale


Jul 13
// Leigh Alexander
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, SCEE President David Reeves let us in on the truth behind the 60GB PS3's price drop -- apparently, the 60GBs are getting the markdown in America because Sony's going to stop sel...
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Help Reggie get Wii Healthy


Jul 12
// Leigh Alexander
Those of you following our E3 coverage have already heard about Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime's less-than-impressive showing at the Wii Fit demonstration. He tried the route of denial by claiming "heavy clothin...
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New Silent Hill V details


Jul 12
// Leigh Alexander
I've been being a surly gal the past couple days, pouting stiffly at all the preview hysteria and the barrage of announcements out of E3. That's mostly because I'm jealous I'm stuck here in New York with no ai...
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Capcom says RE exceeding expectations, thinks Sony'll cut prices again


Jul 12
// Leigh Alexander
Apparently Capcom thinks Sony'll take another slice out of PS3's price before the end of 2007. Capcom Chief Financial Officer Kazuhiko Abe, in an interview with Reuters at E3, said:   "The number of PS2 us...
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Dance Beatdown? Draglade announced!


Jul 10
// Leigh Alexander
Ever been to one of those parties -- think back to some kid's Bar Mitzvah, or maybe it's someone's awkward, overheated wedding, and sometimes someone's dancing just looks a little bit dangerous? There's a ...
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Plant Tycoon: Cut-throat botanical entrepreneurship?


Jul 09
// Leigh Alexander
You might have checked out developer Last Day of Work's previous downloadables, Fish Tycoon and Virtual Villagers (for all you hoity-toity Mac folk). Or, you may have played some other dev's game with "tycoon&quo...
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Building a better RPG: Character deaths


Jul 05
// Leigh Alexander
[All over the place now, we hear about how the RPG genre is stagnating; that fewer people want to play console RPGs anymore. Yet, that may not be entirely correct—the truth is, nobody wants to play the same console RPG ...
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Sweet Samus! New Metroid Prime 3 Screenshots (now with 20% more haiku!)


Jul 03
// Leigh Alexander
Whether you actually love Metroid or you just like to fap to Samus, you'll dig these brand-new screenshots from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Though, for those severely patience-disabled, it might make it harder to wait th...
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Anyone for mystery? Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsène Lupin


Jul 02
// Leigh Alexander
I'm still nostalgic for point-and-click PC adventure games. You know, ridiculously obscure puzzles that require you to combine things in an ungodly marriage, wringing your extremities in rage as you scream, "HOW THE ...

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