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2:01 PM on 01.14.2008

Perpetual Entertainment bails on Star Trek Online

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 ...

Colette Bennett

6:05 PM on 01.10.2008

Microsoft explains Live outage causes

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...

Qais Fulton

10:28 PM on 01.07.2008

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

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...

Qais Fulton

5:57 PM on 01.03.2008

Captain Obvious: Brain Training DS does not improve cognition

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 ...

Colette Bennett

4:25 PM on 12.10.2007

Captian Obvious helps analysts predict Nintendo dominance for November sales

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...

Dale North

8:45 AM on 12.03.2007

Activision Blizzard reveal obvious forthcoming titles in fact sheet

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...

Nick Chester

10:46 AM on 11.21.2007

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

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...

Jordan Devore

11:13 AM on 11.20.2007

Captain Obvious: Parents frequently bungle game gifts

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...

Colette Bennett

3:40 PM on 10.18.2007

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

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...

Jim Sterling

10:16 AM on 10.10.2007

Obvious: Unreal Engine 4.0 in development

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...

Nick Chester

12:57 PM on 08.24.2007

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

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 ...

Colette Bennett

8:15 PM on 08.19.2007

You can do it, put your back into it

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...

Dale North

12:54 PM on 08.10.2007

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

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...

Dale North

11:08 AM on 08.07.2007

Big shocker: Europe gets no Xbox 360 price cut

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...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 07.27.2007

Captain Obvious: Gamers do less homework

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...

Dale North

8:35 AM on 07.20.2007

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

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...