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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Speaking of MMO's, Colette, have I got a story for you! If I may speak bluntly, and I shall, it seems as no surprise that SOE's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is not doing well. Or in their words: "...right now Vangu...


Sometimes posts just write themselves. Such is the case with this latest edition of Captain Obvious. I think we can all agree analysts are pretty ... well, useless. Usually, they spout off things we all already know or somet...


Hate to say this, but Bungie, we already knew what the X button did in Halo 3. But, in case you were one of the many non-interested Halo parties not paying attention, the Halo folks have now clearly defined it for everyone. ...


I'll keep this short and sweet, because frankly, we've all seen the writing on the wall for some time. But, Sony finally came clean and announced that the 20GB PlayStation 3 is now dead. No more. Finished. Bye bye. F...


As possibly the most non-news item you will read all day, Captain Obvious feels the need to call out Next-Gen on reporting on something that seems like the silliest thing this side of a new console without HD-capable graphic...


Don't you love when the same gaming news gets recycled and spit out again every three months? God, I know we do. How else would we survive!?!? The latest item that Captain Obvious has brought to my attention is a "n...


Leave it up to the genius mind of Sony to remind us that the PlayStation 3 is nothing like the Wii. I'm glad they're here to say so, because without them, I would have assumed they were exactly the same console. Sony ...


In another example of shocking news related to studies, a recent gaming survey on the homophobia that permeates the video game landscape says that a majority of online players use the words "that's so gay" or an...


Considering violent behavior has been around since the day we crawled out of the primordial goo, the notion that video games caused or led to an increase in violent behavior often made those of us with a drop of common sense ...


In the spirit of he whom doth unpack mountains of expensive UPS boxes I bring you another installment of Captain Obvious, or Capitan No Jodas for you spanish kids.  Confirming what our little hearts and minds knew from...


Oh noes, Captain Obvious is back! For those who have followed me from Borestiq, you may remember I used to pull out Captain Obvious every now and again. Well, I'm pulllin' that bastard out of retirement for this piece...






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