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3:30 AM on 02.04.2011

Watch Jane McGonigal on Colbert Report

Game designer and researcher Jane McGonigal appeared on The Colbert Report tonight to promote her new book, Reality is Broken. In the interview, McGonigal discusses some of the potential for games when it comes to impro...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 04.05.2010

What's this mystery package all about? Let's find out!

A small, unmarked package arrived at the offices of Destructoid East today. Inside was a small USB stick, which contained a text document and an audio file. The text document contained this text: CryptographyIsotopePhilanth...

Nick Chester

5:00 AM on 01.11.2010

The fun continues with the I.O.O.P.

Last weekend we brought to your attention to the International Order of the Pawns, a group who has been getting in touch with some fans of BioShock 2 and sending them cryptic messages. Last week it was simply business cards, ...

Matthew Razak

5:00 AM on 01.03.2010

BioShock's International Order of the Pawns sends cards

It appears that the BioShock 2 marketing team is beginning to ramp it up a bit more as they've sent out cards to a select few that proclaim the recipients as members of the International Order of the Pawns. As Beatboxtaun exp...

Matthew Razak

4:22 PM on 05.08.2008

Pack your Wiimotes and go: Top Chef videogame may be headed to the Wii

Licensing.biz -- a Web site that hurts my brain with all its crazy “acquisition” and “brand profile” talk -- is reporting that NBC Universal (which owns Bravo) has secured DSI Games to pr...

Chad Concelmo

11:33 AM on 12.17.2007

Who needs drugs when you have videogames?

We recently told you how videogames are being used to cure migrane headaches, and now it looks like a similar approach is being taken to chronic pain.It seems that virtual reality can offer as much relief as pain meds, and a ...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 11.09.2007

Uncharted ARG gets weirder, people get hurt, your LOST DVD collection mourns

Following my curiosity in all things ARG (and lazy propensity to let other people do the work for me) I noticed this video update about Uncharted's elaborate PS3 pre-release campaign. The video features what I presume will be...

Papa Niero

2:43 PM on 10.26.2007

Phantasy Star Universe gets expansion in November, no one seems to notice

Ambition of the Illuminus, the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Universe, will be available for download via Xbox Live November 20th for $20. However, if you don't have an Xbox and want to play it for PS2 or PC, the retai...

Colette Bennett

12:20 PM on 10.02.2007

Captain Obvious: Second Life is overhyped

Ah, Second Life. Where else can one find mediocre recreations of real life landmarks, relive Midgar complete with fervent cosplayers, and make an attempt to titrape a unicorn? There's simply nothing like it. Perhaps that's wh...

Colette Bennett

2:06 AM on 07.10.2007

Sony interview: "We are still winners!" *tear*

This video with SCEA president Jack Tretton pretty much encompasses everything that is wrong with Sony this generation. It's like everyone knows the PS3 bombed, and they simply won't admit that things could have gone ...

William Haley





4:02 PM on 06.19.2007

Games time forgot: Evidence, The Last Ritual

This week's forgotten game is admittedly a very recent one -- it's less than a year old, in fact -- but it's nonetheless a fair bet that you haven't played it, and most likely wouldn't without a bit of pro...

Anthony Burch



A look at the new Halo ARG Iris; I Love Bees it ain't photo
A look at the new Halo ARG Iris; I Love Bees it ain't
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

News has been popping up all over the place about a new Alternate Reality Game surrounding Halo 3. I was really excited to hear this. I was a huge fan of the I Love Bees saga (I even made a pilgrimage to answer one of the pay phones) so it sucks to say that my time so far with this new ARG for Halo 3 called Iris has been disappointing.

Before I jump into this mystery, let me warn you, there's a lot go through. So, take off your pants, bring out the lube, and prepare to pleasure yourself to my words. 

[Editor's Note: There are a lot of terms I'm going to use that only the hardcore Halo fans would really understand. There's a good chance some of the stuff I mention will leave you scratching your head. Thank the Gods for Wikipedia.

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