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In this, the second of a three part series, we delve deep into what it takes to program the Bit.Trip games, the research behind the design of Commander Video (the series' main character) and how Bit.Trip Core's bosses will di...   read

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Reasons why I am in lust with the special edition of Atlus' upcoming RPG Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abbadon:1. The game is set in Japan in the 1920s2. The game is going to be freaking incredible3. It comes with ...   read

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Are pinball machines about to become extinct?

Let us all lower our heads. This is a very dark day. Rumor has it Stern Pinball, Inc., one of the last pinball makers left in the world (if not the only one), has laid off a handful of workers and several designers -- a move most likely rel...

 
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Destructoid Discusses! The digital bargain bin and virtual shelf space

If you pay attention, you'll notice that, for better or worse, the games industry is changing right in front of our eyes. While companies are getting bought up, shut down, and merged, publishers are desperately trying to find new ways to ma...

 
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I would burn down a convent for this scrap metal Big Daddy sculpture

I love BioShock. You love BioShock. Whether it's on the PS3 or the Xbox 360, we all love BioShock. The artists over at Metal Park seem to be aware of this, and they're making it really hard to not spend the hundreds of dollars it would cost...

 
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 The backstory: Destructoid turned two (or twenty), so we're putting babies in people in Cancun next week to celebrate and this year we wanted to fly Destructoid's biggest fanboy and a friend to join us. So who should th...   read

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Destructoid 2 year anniversary madness continues! As we countdown 730 days of blogging in the good name of the robot we're running a couple of contests you won't want to miss: You have the chance to win a Playstation 3 with G...   read

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DualShock 3 comes to US April 15th

If the rising cost of living makes you grumpy, be prepared to stroke your beard and complain (or if you don't have one, get working on growing it out.) The Playstation DualShock 3 controller finally has a US release date of April 15th, whic...

 
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In light of recent litigation that has been brought to my attention, I felt that it is my role as the webmaster of this video game site to announce the following change in user policy for the safety of those impressionable mi...   read

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Sony wakes up and smells the coffee, and we're one step closer to Nirvana

It has been said that necessity is the mother of all invention, and for all intended purposes that ranks as one of the truest phrases that you'll likely ever encounter. The remarkable thing about it all is that it has a tendency to transcen...

 
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Want a White Mage chocobo? Here you go.

Meeting in the Square-Enix Boardroom, 1 pmJapanese guy in suit: So, we need to launch some new product for the holidays. We don't have any major titles launching so we need a way to rake in money.Japanese guy with spiky hair: We could make ...

 
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Man sells insane game collection on Ebay

Don't get me wrong, having a huge game collection is a badge of honor. But there's having every console ever made, and then there's having four of every console ever made. Somewhere in there, the line between fervent collecting and twitchy ...

 
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Star Ocean: Eternal Edition PSP pics are here

Ah, Square-Enix, destroyer of wallets. Another limited PSP you know we will buy. They stop at nothing to rape us of our every dollar and leave us shamed and crying in a corner, I swear. The Star Ocean: Eternal Edition bundle was already ann...

 
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Your keyboard sucks

I'm not trying to be mean, but really, it does. Check out the Fairlight Xynergi keyboard, which can be your baby for a cool $28k. It features "Self Labeling Illuminated Computer Keyswitch Technology," which is basically the fancy ...

 
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Retro themed oki-ni Dunny releases Sept 6th

Our beloved .Tiff was kind enough to point me in the direction of this amazing new oki-ni 8-inch Dunny, which releases Sept 6th in a limited run of 1000 pieces. She and I are obsessed with all things vinyl, as we may have mentioned in our p...

 
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Why does Square Enix keep doing this to me?

First, the Square Enix official online store opens and offers a variety of collectable items that aren't available for purchase at any other retailer. Then, there were limited edition collectable potions which I was saved from buying becaus...

 
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Sir Niero multi-tasks in his positions*: Sneaks two new Destructoid Shirts

It seems that Niero, being the sneaky robotic overlord that he is, has added two more shirts to the Destructoid Store, one being the Classic Destructoid RAMPAGE shirt (I am SO buying that) and the other being the Also Cocks shirt, for those...

 
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You get what you pay for: PSTriples darn near indestructible?

With all of the negativity surrounding the quality of Microsoft's Xbox 360 hardware, it's almost a welcome sight to see a headline proclaiming the durability of the PlayStation 3 (however partial the source may be).According to re...

 
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Track and Field on XBLA this Wednesday

Ask anybody that's in this photo, and they'll tell you that very few things in life are consistant: death, taxes, that burning sensation when you pee, and XBLA releases every Wednesday. This week, the retro arcade classic Track and Field wi...

 
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The Devil times two? Microsoft and EA team up to pump more ads into games

Can you remember a time when you could seek refuge in a few hours of videogaming, and not have to worry about being bombarded with in-game ads? Well thanks to a recent agreement between Microsoft and EA Sports, that special memory is going ...

 
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Otakon 2007: An import gamer's treasure trove

Gaming isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the term "Anime convention." Put those two words together and they'll likely conjure images of smelly otaku, swords fashioned from duct tape, he...

 
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I know, it's hard to keep up with the mountain of stuff we are giving away this month. Let's see, there's the full $200 Rock Band set, the Bioshock faceplate for being ugly and having your mom dress you funny, the...   read

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Buy our crap! Destructoid stickers, shirts, & birth control pills now available

PICTURED ABOVE: Rev Anthony's "The Princess is a Cockteasing Bitch"The definitive sexually frustrated Super Mario Brothers gamer shirt.  If you don't understand why the princess is a cockteasing bitch, please refer to Sympath...

 
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Show your devotion to Madden with a ring, sleep alone forever

John Madden's eponymous football franchise can always be depended on to deliver ridiculous numbers of EA-brand microtransactions designed to drain blood from even the stoniest of stones. This year, EA seems to be urging someone, anyone ...

 
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E3 2007: Square Enix Online store preview

I'd like to save face and say I'm faking the expression up above, but that's pretty much exactly how I was feeling as I walked with Aaron Linde to our E3 appointment with Square Enix. They were showing multiple upcoming titles,...

 
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Orson Scott Card tantalizes with talk of future games from Ender saga

For those of you that don't know, Orson Scott Card is a prolific science fiction writer responsible for the Nebula award winning Ender's Game series. For those of you who do know, you're probably bouncing around in your chair ri...

 
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Sneak peek at the new Destructoid

As you may have heard, Destructoid is undertaking a heavy redesign in the next coming weeks to make way for some new community features.  Here's a snapshot of what the new home page looks like at the moment and what you can expect...

 

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RenaudB90

So what was up with War Machine punting a baby ? That was

 
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ZombZ

Having played countless hours of Overwatch so far, Id like to give you a short Its my honest opinion and its not gonna sit well if all of you, but Im just edgy like that Anyway here goes nothing: Tracers butt is too small to care

 
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Its the goddamn Silver Make sure you buy this come Autumn, because thats the only way were going to get a remake of 25 Ward, YA HEAR ME

 
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Climb in the Jed mobile

 
OrochiLeona

Anyone else seeing that Bad Neighbours 2 banner? Jesus, movie posters are the Never forget someone got paid for

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

I like how most kung fu movies can be summed up as white people are evil

 
jake oti

Fire Emblem Fates reacquired! Debating if I want to put a pause on Bravely Second (hah!) or finish it before getting back to

 
Pixie The Fairy

Been catching up on the GX3 panels now that most of them are The Bayonetta one is really

 
Oridan

Chromie is one of my favorite Warcraft characters, so Im happy about her inclusion in Listen to her adorable voice acting in WoD! Every days great at your Bronze Dragonshrine!

 
JcDent

Mod support for Total War: Warhammer means that well have the most beautiful Lord of the Rings game

 
JcDent

And Games Workshop shall cast them into the furnace of FAQ; there shall be wailing and gnashing of

 
Jinx 01

Thought it was Wednesday today so I didnt go see Civil Going 11:40AM Friday morning, I hear its fantastic!

 
Torchman

Welp, words cannot describe how great Captain America Civil War God damn I may go see it a second

 
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This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No (link in comments)

 
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The number one cause of SIDS is when someone ends a sentence with

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
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New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
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Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
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Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
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I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 

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