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Every now and then, we need somebody to tell us something we already knew, and that somebody right now is Bob Jacob, Cinemaware co-founder. Jacob blames the business model of a licensed game, wherein it has to be rushed to co...
There have been plenty of stories over the years that Captain Obvious has posted, but I feel this might be his greatest achievement. Yes, the power to state the obvious has been granted to Activison and they've used it with g...
Yesterday, a video trailer for The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings was leaked online, prompting plenty of speculation and rudderless gossip about a followup to the well regarded PC RPG. Realizing that what has been seen cannot b...
For some reason, GameStop has felt the need to announce that its stores will be holding Madden NFL 10 midnight launch events at more than 3,000 of its U.S. locations this Thursday, August 13. Uh, surprise? The retailer i...
I want to be jaded and scowl every time Square Enix makes some sort of announcement in regards to Final Fantasy XIII, but I have to be honest with myself: ever since that Japanese demo came out and I got to watch some video o...
Lots of things can raise your blood pressure -- traffic jams, stressful days at work, pictures of mostly naked girls writhing on a bed of cherries. Apparently the latest in this list is videogames, according to a study found ...
Here comes some BREAKING news, folks. Get ready for it: a recent study posted on The Hindu reports that playing games on the Nintendo Wii that require physical movement are better for you than games where you simply sit in fr...
MTV Multiplayer asked Bungie's Brian Jarrard whether the Master Chief would be making an appearnce in Halo ODST. The answer: No. Duh. ODST takes place on Earth in between the events of Halo 2 and 3. The Chief is off on anothe...
So, yesterday, Captain Obvious and I were kicking it real cool. We played some games and went out for drinks. After half a martini, Obvious was spewing all sorts of hot, insider industry news. He told me that Nintendo will de...
In a brilliant flash of almost Nostradamus-like insight, Famitsu Editor-in-Chief Hirokazu Hamamura has come out and announced that he believes that the upcoming Dragon Quest IX will sell faster than copies of Twilight (yes, i...
At a recent London event, Atari told MCV that "retail is still a priority," thus the company will continue shipping their games to stores in an attempt to get them in consumers' hands. Awhile back, the publisher was...
Just thinking about violence in videogames and its social ramifications keeps us warm on those cold, wintry days when GTA IV isn’t blamed for some some tragic circumstance. Thankfully, the pundits in the media, as well ...
Instead of just sitting around grumbling about not being able to afford all the great releases coming out in the next few months, GameDaily called up some gamers to listen to them grumble about not being able to afford all th...
In an interview with gameindustry.biz, Proper Games CEO (Flock!) Paddy Sinclair was willing to say aloud what every executive in the industry only whispers in the vast labyrinth of developer-only smoking rooms underneath the ...
A few days ago, we reported that Gears of War 2 would utilize two socially acceptable filters. The first of which would censor out all of the dreadful language that Baird spits out of his colorful mouth. The second filter was...
We're not sure why this story is blowing up this week, but since it's all the rage, we'll go ahead and report it, too: Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS will feature Wi-fi support. The informatio...
It seems as though Nintendo isn’t exactly appreciative to the more “artistic” Balance Board covers that have sprung up since the peripheral’s debut. The offensive covers by AMR Racing depicting rebel f...
Anyone who has made it to the more difficult modes in both Rock Band and the post-Harmonix Guitar Hero games knows that there's a key difference between the titles, and it's not just the shape of the notes.This Captain Obviou...
When Naruto: Rise of a Ninja was released last year for the Xbox 360 I was initially pretty skeptical. After seeing the way the Naruto franchise was being whored out with sequel after sequel -- very quickly becoming the new D...
Though you all were already totally aware, it seems that the rest of the world is finally finding out that their image of the stereotypical gamer is mostly incorrect. Gamers aren't the shy, lonely geeks they think us to be. A...
In a shocking blockbuster revelation, SCEA European big guy David Reeves has conceded to gamesindustry.biz that Sony is aware that the PSP needs a bigger game library. Oh David...I never thought I'd see you small and vulnerab...
Jane McGonigal thinks that life should be more like a videogame. We're not going to argue.Last week at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, McGoingal channeled the powers of Captain Obvious to tell her au...
Gamer.tm says that Sony is looking for a software engineer to deal with backward compatibility for both the PS3 and an unnamed next-gen console. Next-gen console, huh? Unless Sony has changed their naming scheme, this would p...
From the beginning of the meteoric rise in popularity of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero people have clamored for a way to create and upload their own content. Valiant attempts have been made to fill the user created con...
More news from the world of Captain Obvious and his sidekick, Blatant Bullsh*ttery: Developer Perpetual Entertainment (now renamed P2 Entertainment) has announced they will not continue development on much discussed MMO Star ...
Over at CES, Microsoft representative Albert Penello confirmed the suspicions held by most folks able to perform basic deductive reasoning; namely that recent Live downtime and connectivity issues were largely caused by a mas...
In pleasantly shocking news, mainstream media outlet The Star-Gazette reports today that parents, not videogames, are responsible for the development of their own children.  I'm sure you're reeling from the shock of such...
I doubt the scores of wailing Japanese that buy these games and their hundreds of knock-offs will care one whit about this news, but science doesn't lie. Despite celebrity endorsements suggesting otherwise, theyre is no hard ...
The great thing about our favorite superhero, Captain Obvious, is that he is always willing to lend a helping hand when it comes to reporting information to the general public. Hell, he even regularly flies by the Destructoid...
The following should surprise no one, but you should sit down, just in case. There is a Call of Duty 5, a Guitar Hero IV, and a new Tony Hawk game "in the pipeline." I know, this is mind-blowing stuff, but we're not...
By looking at Soundscan’s sales figures for various songs included in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock before and after the rhythm game was released, Ars Technica has discovered that "increased sales for labels a...
My mother, without fail, would ask me to make my Christmas list every year. Like clockwork, she'd take it, go shopping, and more or less ignore it. I think it took a fit of hysterics at age seven or so to get her to finally l...
Bad news for koala bears with a war fetish -- Soldier of Fortune: Payback has become one in a long line of videogames refused a rating by Australia's Office of Film & Literature Classification, resulting in a practical ba...
During yesterday's tour of Epic Games' beautiful Cary, North Carolina offices, producer Jeff Morris showed us a few things. Epic's gorgeous mo-cap room; Epic's outdoor basketball court; Epic's break room; Epic's bathrooms. Mo...
The desire to post a massive billboard of the ORLY owl on this post is almost impossible to resist, but somehow I fought off the burning need. According to this blurb from Gamepro via GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Europe president ...
When I'm not quoting Ice Cube, I'm busy playing video games, much like many of you. I'll be honest: my back and neck hurt like nobody's business after long gaming sessions. It may seem like a job for our very own Captain Obvi...
Now that we know that Xbox 360s are shipping with HDMI ports, gamers were wondering how we could be sure that the system inside the box would actually have the ports on it. The answer is simple: read the box.Joystiq hits us w...
It didn't really come as a surprise when Microsoft announced an Xbox 360 price drop for this Wednesday and it should come as even less of a surprise to learn that once again Europe is left out in the cold. Talking to IGN, Mic...
So it turns out that gamers do less homework than non-gamers? No sh*t, Sherlock. We needed a study to tell us this? The Universities of Michigan and Texas-Austin studied 1,500 children ages 10-19 to find these unimaginable r...
In the typical pimp fashion that we've all come to expect from him, Peter Moore couldn't help but volley on last criticism Sony's way, while getting things ready for his new home at Electronic Arts. During an int...