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Videogames made me say the 'C' word!


Apr 01
// Chad Concelmo
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: This just in! I have been corrupted by videogames and am not a douchebag!I was just outside the FOXTOID offices buying a coffee from a vendor on the street when an old woman accident...
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Destructoid Rewind: Top stories from last year, February 18-24, 2007


Feb 18
// Niero Desu
This week's top story of last year probably crushed the dream career aspirations of many young men: The atypical tale of a video game game tester on crunch-time. While I think most of us would love to put in a 100+ hour week...
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Destructoid Rewind:
Our biggest stories from Feb 4-10, 2007


Feb 04
// Niero Desu
On this week's < Destructoid Rewind < the Reverend's opus the Mario Brothers on the big screen dominates the charts with over a sixty thousand readers (yes, yes, that's over 9,000). Was it a masterpiece or is he watchi...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 30: New Year's Retrolutions


Dec 31
// Dyson
Welcome to the last Monday of 2007, folks. Did you have a good year? Did you get everything that you wanted? Did you accomplish all the things that you planned for yourself over the last year? Yeah, me neither. But at least y...
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Game Debate to the Death!
SkiFree VS Rodent's Revenge


Oct 09
// Tom Fronczak
Last week's debate was a brawl between the twenty-five masters of Super Smash Bros. Melee. Some cast characters didn't do nearly as well as others, but the race for the only trophy that matters was close. Who did we decide wa...
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Survey says that casual games are bringing families together


Aug 28
// Dale North
Can a Wii fix your broken family? Are casual games good for everyone? In a recent survey polling 7,500 casual gaming adults, about a third had children or grandchildren who played casual games in their home, and 80 percent of...
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Senior gamer draws gun to protect his games


Aug 09
// Dale North
An 85-year-old New Mexico man took the law into his own hands, protecting his gaming rig by pulling a handgun on a robber who he found hiding underneath his bed.After leaving his house for the day, Alton Tillman doubled back,...
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Shenmue Online canceled: Who will move all of these online crates now?


Aug 04
// Nick Chester
Word from all over the place is that the planned PC MMORPG version of Sega's crate moving, direction asking simulator, Shenmue, has been canceled. The game was to be set around the events of Shenmue II, featuring many charact...
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EA pulls 49 online titles off of life support, watches them slowly die


Aug 03
// Dale North
It's now time to make a visit and pay your final respects to the elders. Make your piece and say your goodbyes, as Electronic Arts will be pulling the plug on dozens of their online titles come September 1st. Varied EA title...
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The founder of GameFAQs to step down after twelve glorious years of faqqing


Jul 23
// William Haley
I thought that my emotions were no longer a working part of me and that my tear ducts and vage had dried up long ago, but apparently there is some humanity left in me after all. Jeff Veasey, or "CJayC" as he is more...

E3 2007 Aftershocks: Hands-sticky with the Wii Party Station

Jul 22 // Niero Desu
Here's what the abridged version of what product manager had to say about it...  "We realize this is a risky product to go to market with, so we built the concept to see what people thought about it.  It has a scoreboard to track who's winning across different games played, it has four removable coozis to keep drinks cool, a cooling fan, nunchuk and Wiimote storage, and a removable chip and salsa tray.  New kinds of gamers are buying Wiis and at an MSRP of $20-$25 this might be attractive." There's really no reference point, so the entire thing is a puzzling proposition.  It was huge, well built, and the price was right.  But if I wasn't at E3... would I really want it? I stood there and dissected it for a bit. I doubt I'd use the fan.  The glowing light on the tray was genius.  Not sure about the scoreboard but I know my dad would like and easily understand that concept. Overall I thought the idea was wacky and intriguing, but I had reservations. I wanted it to do more somehow. First, this couldn't feed a Wii party at my place. I thought that I could probably single handedly go to town on the serving of chips and salsa on my own in a matter of seconds, so the food tray was definitely not big enough to support four hungry bastards of my nerdy stature.  Maybe it should fit the standard salsa container as is somehow. Maybe a needle directly into my veins. I also wondered if it could help me not get up as often when I'm on the sofa.  Could it accommodate a six pack of Coronas? Did I really think about it being filled with kitty litter so we could use it as a living room urinal? (What's wrong with me?!!) Could it do something if it had wireless functionality, like randomly take photos of the gathering and upload them to Destructoid's community blogs automatically? Hell yeah, I'll take 22 million of them! On one hand, I could defintely see them piled up neatly at Walmart getting hauled away by moms by the truckload, but we saw some repulsive comments earlier from the hardcore that makes me wonder if the market wants gaming and snacking in the same accessory. Nevertheless, I promised Nyko that we'd let the community chip in some ideas and we will be forwarding on the best suggestions to their team.  What would you do to make this ideal for the way you and your friends party with the Wii ... and if they build it, would you buy it?
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While running around Santa Monica a resident Dtoid editor scooped me on a strange coffee table gaming accessory that popped up at the event: The Wii Party Station. The uncoventional product has been met with a fair share of ...

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Bargain Bin Laden #19: Otogi


Jul 22
// Aaron Linde
Things look pretty bleak for the next month or so, don't they? Ah, summertime -- when the gaming industry actually offers a pretty compelling excuse to get off your ass and get outside. There's not much between here a...
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RetroforceGO! recording tonight; I miss arcades


Jul 18
// Dyson
That's right kids (and old people), I miss me my arcades. I miss being able to play the hottest new games in the dark, cigarette scented arenas that used to be my full-time hangout. Where did all these wonderful places go...
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Wii Party Station? Are they serious?


Jul 12
// Dale North
It is no secret that Nintendo's Wii is great for parties, and if you haven't had the pleasure of playing a drunken Wii Bowling session, then you're really missing out. Now, Nyko is trying to cash in on the Wii pl...
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Give your DS some 'Style'


Jul 04
// Dale North
No, I'm not talking about your gaudy, bejewelled Metallic Rose monstrosity, but rather the software you'd put in it. It's fairly safe to say that gamers aren't the most well rounded people as far as culture go...
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On today's episode of 'Nerds Make the Darndest Things' ...


Jun 11
// William Haley
Sometimes I like to imagine what mixing two totally awesome things together would be like, Jade Cocoon-style. Perhaps Adriana Lima with a language I can understand, or a pterodactyl with a Moonkin from World of Warcraft.. I a...
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot artwork is hobo-rific


Jun 06
// Nick Chester
I rolled out of my nice, warm bed this morning to find a small collection of Condemned 2: Bloodshot artwork in my mail box. This artwork features, predominantly, images of people who appear to not have nice, warm beds. This s...
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EA: You haven't seen the last of The Godfather engine


May 17
// SRVSLPS
It looks like the game engine that powered The Godfather still has a bit more life left in it. According to one industry analyst, EA has planned on using the engine in at least five upcoming projects, including a follow up to...
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More proof that grannies love the Wii


May 05
// SRVSLPS
 Here is everybody's favorite hardcore senior citizen, Old Grandma Hardcore, trying her hand at Super Paper Mario. Listen to her swear in a manner that would make most other grandmas and sailors cower in horror. If t...
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Captain Obvious: Analysts are useless


Apr 25
// Robert Summa
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...
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Old Forbes dude calls Microsoft's gaming attempts a 'disastrous endeavour'


Apr 20
// Robert Summa
For most of us that have an Xbox 360 (that works), we love it. In fact, I'd say for most gamers nowadays in the North America regions, the 360 has more or less become the next-gen console of choice -- maybe mostly due to ...
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ZOMG!!! It's Atari trivia time.


Apr 14
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
Look I drink...But I did tell you all that another test was coming. This test makes the last look like a walk in the park. The fuzzy memories really became obvious to me this time. In the first round, I managed getting t...
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ZOMG!!! It's NES trivia time.


Apr 13
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
Look I drink...From time to time, this makes my memory a little fuzzy. These NES games were my life as a kid. Every box of every game for almost a decade is deeply stained into my brain. Instantly, I recognized...
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Old people game? Unlikely


Apr 05
// Zephyr
It's all over this dammed Interblogweb device that one in seven people over the age of a hundred have played video games. Apparently this is exciting news, but let's face it, it's really not, for two reasons: ...
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Destructoid: The Italian Restaurant


Apr 01
// Niero Desu
Diversification is important for a growing gaming business, as is stockpiling marinara sauce and not making offensive Mario impressions when Italian people visit. This is why we broke in a local Bucca De Beppo and completely...
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Get your poor grandmother out of that home and into a Wii bowling league


Mar 30
// Chad Concelmo
Dtoid Quiz: Which of the following are you most likely to see in an Italian restaurant?a) breadsticksb) red and white checkered tableclothsc) meatballsd) a Wii bowling leagueThe answer is obviously “c,” but I woul...
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GDC 2007: Greybush goes backstage


Mar 07
// Robert Summa
Our roving reporter, Ron "Greybush" Workman spent a little time on the GDC floor yesterday before it opened up today. As usual, the ol' bush was in fine form. Enjoy!
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Commodore is bringing it back


Mar 07
// Dale North
Remember the Commodore Computer, the definitive computer of the 1980's? No? I can see it now: half of our readership is scratching their heads in confusion (or hitting up the wiki) while the rest are grinning as memories ...
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Greybush rocks Epileptic Gaming tonight (update)


Feb 22
// Robert Summa
Destructoid's very own resident grandpa -- Ron "Greybush" Workman -- will be doing a special guest gig tonight on our favorite live web gaming show, Epileptic Gaming. Joining him will be a gal that is not only...
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Wii Toaster: Friend codes needed for extra dark mode


Feb 10
// Robert Summa
Trying to reach every person out there who has not yet gamed -- I hear there's a hut in the Congo that has yet to play Wii Sports -- Nintendo looks to take over the burnt bread market with Wii Toaster! This revolution of...

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