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Captain Obvious: Nintendo doesn't like porn on their Balance Board covers

Jul 27
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... read

Captain Obvious: Guitar Hero note charts are unnecessarily difficult

Jul 24
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... read

Captain Obvious: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja sequel in development

Jul 06
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... read

Study shows that gamers are not shy nerds

Jun 15
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... read

Captain Obvious: Sony admits PSP needs more games

May 09
In a shocking blockbuster revelation, SCEA European big guy David Reeves has conceded to that Sony is aware that the PSP needs a bigger game library. Oh David...I never thought I'd see you small and vulnerab... read

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... read feature


First PS4 rumor points to backwards compatibility

Jan 17 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... read

Harmonix raises our hopes and crushes them, custom content still unlikely

Jan 14
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... read

Perpetual Entertainment bails on Star Trek Online

Jan 14
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 ... read

Microsoft explains Live outage causes

Jan 10
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... read

Breaking News: Parents to blame for screwed up kids, not games

Jan 07
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... read

Captain Obvious: Brain Training DS does not improve cognition

Jan 03
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 ... read

Captian Obvious helps analysts predict Nintendo dominance for November sales

Dec 10
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... read

Activision Blizzard reveal obvious forthcoming titles in fact sheet

Dec 03
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... read

Guitar Hero III boosts digital sales for songs featured in-game

Nov 21
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... read

Captain Obvious: Parents frequently bungle game gifts

Nov 20
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... read

Australia bans yet another game: Soldier of Fortune: Payback goes unrated

Oct 18
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... read

Obvious: Unreal Engine 4.0 in development

Oct 10
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... read

Captain Obvious: David Reeves says PSP should have had more original titles

Aug 24
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, Sony Europe president ... read

You can do it, put your back into it

Aug 19
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... read

Captain Obvious: How do you know if a new Xbox 360 has HDMI? Read the box!

Aug 10
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... read

Big shocker: Europe gets no Xbox 360 price cut

Aug 07
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... read

Captain Obvious: Gamers do less homework

Jul 27
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... read

Peter Moore unloads on Sony one last time before leaving Microsoft for EA

Jul 20
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... read

Captain Obvious: Sony's Jack Tretton thinks the PlayStation 3 needs videogames

Jun 14
As you all know by now, the PlayStation 3 has its very own blog, which for the most part is used for Sony employees to say "oh hai guyz." Recently, however, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Jack Trett... read

Shock! Horror! Lost Planet & Dead Rising don't do well in Japan

Jun 06
Oh the surprise! The terror! The black voodoo! Could any of us have seen this coming a bloody mile away? Xbox 360 games don't do very well ... in JAPAN! That's right, try and repair your collective ribcages after your... read

XBL bannings already getting worked around

Jun 01
Well, we knew it would happen eventually, but modders are already finding exploits to get themselves around Microsoft's recent banning spree. Utilizing firmware modifications, those sick and corrupt mod fiends are claimin... read

Captain Obvious presents: Starcraft 2's official announcement!

May 19
Don't tell me you're surprised; we could all see this coming from miles away, right? Plus, if Blizzard announced something like another World of WarCraft expansion in friggin' Korea (being the StarCraft capitol of... read

Best Buy to rely on common sense to educate consumers

May 18
It looks like the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer thinks that what its customers need more than lower prices is a little bit of common sense on their side. Best Buy recently announced plans to integrate rev... read

Captain Obvious: Sony profits fall

May 16
In the most obvious story since the invention of the word obvious, Sony announced today that their operating profits have fell a shareholder-jumping 68% for the financial year. But, we all knew that would happen. Sony already... read

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground induces deja vu

May 12
When the new issue of GamePro hits the stands on May 15th, it's guaranteed to contain more ProTips than you can shake a stick at (like, "Press start to pause the game," for example). It will also be the first ti... read

Captain Obvious: Expect Spore delays

May 08
Whether you fully realize it or not, Will Wright's Spore is a highly ambitious project that for most of us who have seen and heard it on several occasions, think it may never even see the light of day because it's s... read

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