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9:00 AM on 05.25.2013

Microsoft: Xbox One reports 'inaccurate and incomplete'

Microsoft, by way of mouthpiece Major Nelson, has criticized reports on its Xbox One used game policy as "inaccurate and incomplete," seeming to miss the fact they're based entirely on Microsoft's own statements -- which have...

Jim Sterling



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Jimquisition: Xbox One out of Ten
by Jim Sterling

The Xbox One was revealed this weak to thunderous applause. Oh wait, did we say applause? We meant, farts. Thunderous farts.

Speaking of farts, here's a man who loves the smell of his, tearing Microsoft's unified entertainment philosophy to shreds and arguing how the Xbox One is basically a system for nobody but the privileged and demented.

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8:00 AM on 05.17.2013

Wii U owners don't know how to play Super Metroid

If you're a jaded hardcore gamer, and if you've ever complained that the new generation of "dumbed down" console gamers are the bane of life, prepare to feel justified. The arrival of Super Metroid on Wii U demonstrates the d...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 05.13.2013

Hypocrisy: The Sun calls 3DS the greatest console ever

British tabloid The Sun came out strong against the 3DS when it first launched several years ago, going above and beyond the call of sleazy duty to try and prove it was harmful, disorienting, and unpleasant to use. Today? Tod...

Jim Sterling

3:00 AM on 05.09.2013

Resident Evil 6 fails to meet sales projections ... again

Capcom originally projected that Resident Evil 6 would sell seven million copies. They revised that number in February to five million, but as of yesterday's financial results Resident Evil 6 fell barely short of the target w...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 05.08.2013

Dead Space 3 is the latest game to have officially failed

It had co-op and cover-based shooting, but Electronic Arts' flailing attempts to make Dead Space 3 "appeal to a wider audience" apparently failed. Visceral's latest game now joins Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Resident ...

Jim Sterling

9:39 AM on 05.04.2013

JUST STOP IT!

NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 04.26.2013

Dead Island Riptide Steam codes unlock Dark Souls

Dead Island Riptide customers in the UK and Nordic regions are discovering that retail PC copies of the game contain the wrong Steam codes. Redeeming these codes will give gamers a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition i...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 04.25.2013

You can't view Miiverse on Wii U or 3DS browsers

Nintendo made Miiverse accessible via PC and mobile browsers yesterday, giving you the chance to interact with the (not so wide) Wii U online community while away from your console. But as Nintendo notes at the bottom of the ...

Tony Ponce



Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK photo
Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK
by Steven Hansen

As I was knee deep in the glorious Persona 4: Golden, something curious happened. A heavy 50 hours into the game after something resembling a climax, the game ended. It was an ending that felt hollow, strangely devoid of resolution. Something was off. After being treated to a bleak cutscene, everything was over, with little fanfare. It didn't seem right and so I took to the internet to find I had received a bad ending. One of them. Nowhere near the worst one -- I didn't mess up that badly -- but a wholly unsatisfactory one. I reloaded my save, corrected my slight error, and, as it turns out, there were another 30 hours of gameplay waiting for me. That's a lot.

I couldn't help but wonder how many people might have gotten to one of the early alternate endings and thought that was that. Surely everyone would have that drive to figure out what was really going down with so many plot threads left limp, right? That moment was a little sobering. The game was putting the impetus on me. I had to be paying attention. Close attention, it turns out, because there were a few more unwanted endings I could wind up going down if I didn't do some careful detective work.

Failure is fantastic.

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Star Trek on PC is broken as f*ck! photo
Star Trek on PC is broken as f*ck!
by Jim Sterling

The latest Star Trek release has its fair share of problems -- chief among them being that it's kind of boring -- but PC users are in for an altogether more shocking problem. The online co-op, arguably the entire point of the game, simply does not work. 

Our own Rick Foom was unable to play the game last night, despite having bought it specifically for our Dtoid.tv live stream. He is one of many customers who obtained the game and found it useless for the one thing it was designed for. You had one job, Star Trek! You blew it. 

As you can see in our Super Best Guide for the game, going into a lobby wastes a few seconds of your time before it fails. This has been the story for many customers unfortunate enough to drop $60 on this game -- a game that's now been broken for three days. 

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10:15 AM on 04.16.2013

GOW: Judgment and GOW: Ascension failed, says analyst

Recently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 each saw prequels for their leading franchises -- God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment. According to analyst firm Cowen & Company, the two GOWs failed to impress at retail. ...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 04.15.2013

Jimquisition: Dark Souls and Dark Sales

Dark Souls sold over two million copies and is a bonafide success. Tomb Raider sold over three million copies and is a disappointing failure. Wut? Different projects obviously have different standards for succ...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 04.15.2013

EA scrapping The Sims Social, SimCity Social

The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That wh...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 04.15.2013

Nintendo Korea calls weather reporter a brainless bitch

Nintendo of Korea is in hot water after its Twitter account insulted TV weather reporter Eun Ji Park. A mystery representative of the company criticized Park's growing fame, suggesting her looks were respo...

Jim Sterling



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EA voted worst American company in 2013
by Jim Sterling

How time flies! In April of last year, Electronic Arts "won" the worst American company of 2012 award, beating out near-criminal banks and oil companies to achieve victory in The Consumerist's publicly voted poll. EA has now begun a streak, defending its title in 2013

EA took nearly 78% of the vote thanks to organized efforts from disgruntled gamers, becoming the first company ever to retain its title. Not even the RIAA could manage that! On its path to victory, the publisher stormed past such competitors as Bank of America, AT&T, and Walmart. 

Peter Moore tried to preempt the award last week, stating the company was being picked on by homophobes and those who were angry over Mass Effect 3. The Consumerist itself argued against such claims, writing that it won for its DLC practices, unreasonable prices, and lack of product support. The publication also stood by its poll results, and rebuked the idea that EA wasn't bad enough to be considered a competitor.

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