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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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These Valhalla Knights 2 videos are just ... no


Sep 27
// Jim Sterling
[video]105340:435[/video] I've never played Valhalla Knights, and if these videos for the sequel are indicative of the series, I think it's very understandable. Why was the above video even released for public consumption? It...
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New Silent Hill: Rubbish Pyramid Head confirmed (also, November release)


Aug 20
// Jim Sterling
Some new information has surfaced on the Western-developed Silent Hill: Homecoming. Chief among them for me is the grim confirmation that Pyramid Head is indeed being recycled and crammed in to this new installment, some...
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Color Treyarch unimpressed over The Bourne Conspiracy


Aug 13
// Jim Sterling
Treyarch's Garrett Young has revealed how his team check out the latest release demos, and has confessed that The Bourne Conspiracy left him feeling a little flat. "The Bourne game... we did download the demo, we di...
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Destructoid Discusses! Lazy reviewers? Or, maybe your game just sucks


Aug 06
// Dyson
You may have heard Jim report the other week, that the AIAS prez says that "game reviewers are lazy." I can certainly see how the whole world of game reviewing is not an exact science, but we're not here today to wa...
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GRIN to give Wanted the videogame treatment


Jul 16
// Jordan Devore
Wanted was a fun summer action flick, but how will it fair as a videogame? Movie-based games have always had a horrendous track record, but there's a chance this one might turn out to be somewhat decent.The Wanted game is bei...
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Confusion alert! New Prince of Persia game to be based on movie based on game


Jun 02
// Chad Concelmo
If making a movie based on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time wasn’t already enough to get fans of the awesome videogame series nervous, now comes news of another Prince of Persia game being made by Ubisoft t...
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First gameplay footage of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts


May 13
// Chad Concelmo
So, Nuts & Bolts – I guess that is the official name now. Let’s all pour out a 40 for Banjo-Threeie. I think we all secretly wanted it to be called that.Let me just save you all the trouble and yell out a coll...
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HUGE Sony victory: Vampire Rain CONFIRMED for PlayStation 3


May 08
// Jim Sterling
That's it boys, the console war is finally over. You can roll out the red carpet and welcome your new king, as publisher AQ interactive confirms that Vampire Rain, up until now a hot Xbox 360 exclusive, is coming to the PlayS...

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