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


Jul 27
// Brad Nicholson
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...
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Captain Obvious: Guitar Hero note charts are unnecessarily difficult


Jul 24
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Captain Obvious: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja sequel in development


Jul 06
// Justin Villasenor
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...
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Study shows that gamers are not shy nerds


Jun 15
// Dale North
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...
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Captain Obvious: Sony admits PSP needs more games


May 09
// Colette Bennett
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...
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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...

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First PS4 rumor points to backwards compatibility


Jan 17
// Dale North
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...
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Harmonix raises our hopes and crushes them, custom content still unlikely


Jan 14
// Qais Fulton
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...
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Perpetual Entertainment bails on Star Trek Online


Jan 14
// Colette Bennett
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 ...
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Microsoft explains Live outage causes


Jan 10
// Qais Fulton
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...
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Breaking News: Parents to blame for screwed up kids, not games


Jan 07
// Qais Fulton
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...
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Captain Obvious: Brain Training DS does not improve cognition


Jan 03
// Colette Bennett
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 ...
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Captian Obvious helps analysts predict Nintendo dominance for November sales


Dec 10
// Dale North
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...
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Activision Blizzard reveal obvious forthcoming titles in fact sheet


Dec 03
// Nick Chester
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...
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Guitar Hero III boosts digital sales for songs featured in-game


Nov 21
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Captain Obvious: Parents frequently bungle game gifts


Nov 20
// Colette Bennett
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...
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Australia bans yet another game: Soldier of Fortune: Payback goes unrated


Oct 18
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Obvious: Unreal Engine 4.0 in development


Oct 10
// Nick Chester
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...
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Captain Obvious: David Reeves says PSP should have had more original titles


Aug 24
// Colette Bennett
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 ...
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You can do it, put your back into it


Aug 19
// Dale North
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...
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Captain Obvious: How do you know if a new Xbox 360 has HDMI? Read the box!


Aug 10
// Dale North
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...
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Big shocker: Europe gets no Xbox 360 price cut


Aug 07
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Captain Obvious: Gamers do less homework


Jul 27
// Dale North
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...
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Peter Moore unloads on Sony one last time before leaving Microsoft for EA


Jul 20
// SRVSLPS
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...
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Captain Obvious: Sony's Jack Tretton thinks the PlayStation 3 needs videogames


Jun 14
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Shock! Horror! Lost Planet & Dead Rising don't do well in Japan


Jun 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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XBL bannings already getting worked around


Jun 01
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Captain Obvious presents: Starcraft 2's official announcement!


May 19
// Aaron Linde
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...
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Best Buy to rely on common sense to educate consumers


May 18
// SRVSLPS
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...
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Captain Obvious: Sony profits fall


May 16
// Robert Summa
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...

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