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There used to be dinosaurs in Brooklyn
Feb 20
// Anthony Burch
[Ed. note: El Great Burcho published this on February 2007. It's one of our Golden favorites.] No, I'm not being ironic, or corny, or funny. Neither am I drunk, stoned, nor under the influence of outside forces requiring me t...
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Live show: Sucking it up for science in Mr. Mosquito


We're gonna suck all the things
Nov 13
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Is this Italian shooter as bad as Big Rigs?


Mar 20
// Maurice Tan
Our tips line has been flooded with emails about how this Italian game, made by a group of students, is supposedly worse than Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing. Is it really? Gioventù Ribelle (Rebel Youth) is meant to de...
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior sequel confirmed


Jan 11
// Jim Sterling
Sniper: Ghost Warrior is getting a sequel, despite the first one being absolutely dreadful.  For some reason (possibly due to its generic macho name), the game sold ludicrous amounts of copies in the United Kingdom, gett...

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iPad gets a real, physical analog stick ... kinda


Jan 04
// Jim Sterling
Sick of having to touch your touchscreen? Well, those days are over, son! The folk at Fling have used science to their advantage and released a physical analog stick that attaches to the screen via a suction cup. Yes, that's...
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Deep Black's cover art is more Vanquish than Vanquish


Jan 01
// Jim Sterling
Wow 505 Games, you guys really know how to pick your artists. This is the cover art for a new game from the publisher famous for giving us IL2-Sturmovik and Hotel for Dogs: The Game. It's called Deep Black, and if you sa...
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Capcom: Darkstalkers 4, Capcom vs. SNK not coming soon


Dec 06
// Jim Sterling
Fans of Darkstalkers and Capcom vs. SNK have had to patiently stand idle while Street Fighter, Marvel and even Tekken are getting a turn at the Capcom fighting wheel. Unfortunately, they're going to be waiting in line fo...
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Videogames now cause relationship breakdowns


Nov 16
// Jim Sterling
Relationships end all the time. Sometimes it's the man's fault, sometimes it's the woman's fault, sometimes it's nobody's fault at -- VIDEOGAMES! VIDEOGAMES DID IT! EVERYBODY LOOK AT THE VIDEOGAAAAAAMES! According to a survey...
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Alpha Protocol manages sell 700k in spite of itself


Jul 31
// Josh Tolentino
I like Alpha Protocol. I like it a lot. So far it's one of my favorite games of the year in a year already full of superb RPGs and promising more to come. As Destructoid's resident Alpha Protocol apologist, I acknowledge that...
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Rare responds to fan site's closure


Jul 30
// Jim Sterling
Earlier this week, we reported that MundoRare has closed its doors forever due to Rare's corporate bullshit. The fan community had planned to reignite its love for the fallen company by creating a free documentary to be distr...
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I'm sorry: Nickelback track pack hits Rock Band next week


Jun 25
// Nick Chester
Next week, a "Nickelback Track Pack" is coming to the Rock Band Store. I have nothing else to say about this, so here are the songs in the pack: "Burn it to the Ground" "Figured You Out" "Never Again" "Photograph" "Rockstar" "This Afternoon" The tracks are going to cost money or something, and will be available for those consoles that Rock Band is available on. Just… whatever.
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Bass, Treble, and more Mega Man 10 DLC confirmed


Mar 01
// Jonathan Holmes
Here it is folks, the latest videogame news, straight from my television set. That is how Bass and Treble will look in Mega Man 10. They'll be made available as playable characters via DLC on April 5th, for the cost of 200 Wi...
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Shooters are 'f**king boring,' says designer of Black


Feb 24
// Jordan Devore
Before you get all up in arms over a recent remark made by Stuart Black, the senior designer of Criterion's Black, allow me to elaborate; the Destructoid headline character limit, she is a cruel mistress. Speaking to OXM, Bla...
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All Ubisoft PC games will require an Internet connection


Jan 26
// Jim Sterling
Ubisoft has revealed controversial new plans for anti-piracy measures on all its PC games. Taking a leaf from the Steam and EA playbook, the European publisher has announced that all of its games will require online activatio...
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Time's top ten games of 2009


Dec 09
// Jim Sterling
It's almost the end of the year, which means that top ten lists and reflective features are all the rage. Time magazine is among the first to print its definitive top ten games of 2009, and I'm sure you can all guess which ga...
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You will not survive this: Super Meat Boy boss reveal


Nov 23
// Jonathan Holmes
So, I recently got to play a beta of Super Meat Boy, and it was awesome. I haven't played a game with this much impending death in a long time. So far, it seems the Super Meat Boy world is pretty much made up of five things; ...
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Visceral Games bummed about Dead Space Extraction sales


Oct 20
// Jonathan Holmes
According to a NeoGAF post from a Visceral Games employee- "It is a shame that no one bought this (Dead Space Extraction). As much as everyone made fun of Frank Gibeau's 'experiment', it will actually influence the SKU p...
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Two Worlds II gets screens as all Earth's babies cry out


Oct 19
// Jim Sterling
When Two Worlds II was announced, it is said that Jesus Christ himself wept tears of purest piss and that every virgin girl in the world had her hymen shattered into a thousand bloodsoaked pieces. It was as if Adolf Hitler ha...
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Pre-purchase Painkiller: Resurrection, get free games


Oct 09
// Jordan Devore
Painkiller: Resurrection? How embarrassing -- I forgot that game even existed. This may or may not have anything to do with the action-oriented first-person shooter getting about zero marketing. Just sayin', guys. The game do...
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Break-dance fighting and beaches in the Crystal Bearers


Oct 05
// Jonathan Holmes
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers... I still can't get over that name. It's got three more syllables than Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, the game I previously thought would remain champion in the &...
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Darkest of Days darkening Xbox Live with a demo


Sep 15
// Jim Sterling
Today is a grim and sorry day in the history of Xbox Live, as the worst first-person-shooter to ever grace the Xbox 360 has a demo. You too can now sample a mere fraction of the horror that inspired our 1/10 review and caused...
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Ju-On's sh*tty European box art


Sep 05
// Jim Sterling
If you have a Wii and love Japanese horror, then you're no doubt interested in checking out Ju-On: The Grudge. However, the box art makes it look like the worst game to have ever existed. The American cover art is alright, sa...
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Awesome wireless game gun won't make you better at games


Aug 30
// Matthew Razak
Badass community member and all around swell fellow unstoppablejuggernaut spotted a nifty gadget on YouTube. It's called the GameGun and it's a gun for games. Nothing new there, right? Wrong. It's more than just a fancy light...
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Job advertisement smells like Too Human 2 development


Jul 22
// Jim Sterling
If a recent ad posting on Gamasutra is to be believed, Silicon Knights is looking for fresh talent to work on a game, and that game may very well be Too Human 2. So far, all the world's babies have not cried out in tandem, so...
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Memento Mori: the art of trailers and a flaky release dates


Jul 10
// Joseph Leray
I have to hand it to Centauri Productions, developers of Memento Mori, a new adventure game for the PC. Obscure (and often unremarkable) PC games are a dime a dozen, but they managed to catch my attention, owing mostly to the...
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Sharks get the axe: Monster Hunter 3 demo videos a plenty!


Apr 27
// Jonathan Holmes
Did you hear that Monster Hunter D Wii sold something around 100,000 copies in its first day of release in Japan? Crazy sales for a Wii port of a PSP port of a PS2 game. Chances are that these sales have less to do with Japan...
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A new study of Metacritic data suggests that Ubisoft, aka the Activision of Europe, is the least consistent publisher when it comes to game quality, coming bottom of the pile, while Rockstar triumphed as the best.The study as...

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Sonic Team threatens us with more Werehog action in Sonic Unleashed 2


Mar 03
// Jim Sterling
One of the main sore points about Sonic Unleashed was The Werehog, a new alter ego for Sonic that helped to represent everything that is wrong with Sonic Team's continued abuse of Sega's once-loved mascot. Naturally, since mo...
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Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII countdown ... of DEATH!


Jan 21
// Jim Sterling
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to panic! In seven days time, Square Enix will make an announcement ... and it will have SOMETHING to do with FINAL FANTASY XIII! OH GOD!Actually, it's not that exciting, but with so many publish...
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Gore Verbinski is the new Uwe Boll: 'Pirates' director to take on Second Life


Dec 20
// Chad Concelmo
First BioShock and now Second Life? It looks like director Gore Verbinski has found a new calling in life!According to recent reports in Variety, the Pirates of the Caribbean director has just signed on to direct a movie base...

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