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Download MMO-related novel 'For the Win' for free


May 13
Cory Doctorow has a new novel out aimed at the young adult audience called "For the Win." It's a story of a group of MMO players, all of whom having made their hobby into lucrative jobs, who become entangled in something grea... read
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How to stay hard:Team Meat talks game difficulty design


Apr 18
Super Meat Boy is fun, even when you're dying. In fact, some of the most exciting, funny, and surprising parts of the game come from your own death. Just like in the best survival-horror games/movies, witnessing the protagoni... read
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There is now a Guild Leader's Handbook


Mar 30
How do you know when you're starting to take this MMO thing that you're doing seriously? When you join a guild. It takes a whole other level of dedication to try and lead one. To help guide those new to running their own guil... read
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Aliens vs. Predator on PC gets a hefty patch


Mar 22
Not owning the PC version of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator makes it difficult for me to speak about the state of the game's multiplayer, but from the outside looking in, it sounds like everything is not quite where it needs... read
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Analyzing No More Heroes 2, part 1: The bosses


Feb 06
[These posts on No More Heroes 2 are purely speculation. I have no idea what the team at Grasshopper Manufacture intended for the game to mean; I can only speak to what I've taken away from it, so if you don't enjoy potential... read
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Your classic XBLA games won't work with Game Room


Jan 26
Here's a little something that you probably figured would be the case, but didn't know for sure: Any Xbox LIVE Arcade games that are also offered through Game Room when it launches this spring will have to be re-purchased for... read
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Realtime Worlds has a new IP penciled in for 2011


Jan 11
While Realtime Worlds is off continuing work on APB, it seems other projects are in the pipeline as well. Nothing too strange for the industry, sure, but thanks to lead artist Tahir Rashid's LinkedIn, we know specifically tha... read
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The latest Halo novel now in stores


Nov 27
The latest Halo novel from Thor Books has been released in stores this week. Halo: Evolutions is a collection of stories from multiple perspectives within the Halo universe. The book features multiple authors, such as Eric Ny... read
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Forget school: Official Halo Encyclopedia coming this fall


Apr 07
The United States educational system has just been dealt a devastating blow today -- DK Publishing has announced that it's collaborated with Microsoft to publish The Halo Encyclopedia this November. The reasons for going to c... read
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Philip K. Dick novels get the gaming treatment


May 23
Today, The Guardian reports that The Halcyon Company -- a media company unheard of in the gaming world -- has obtained the right of first option to Philip K. Dick's works and plans to adapt two of his novels into games. The t... read
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Expelliarmus! EA announces Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame


Apr 22
I’m sure many of you are die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books, and if you’re like me, finishing the last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was an emotional, bittersweet experience. It almost felt lik... read
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Kaplan, Aspyr bringing SAT prep software to DS, PC, and Mac


Apr 14
According to a Newsweek scoop, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will announce today that they are partnering with Aspyr Media to develop an SAT test-prep game for the Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and Mac. The game will presumably ... read
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Del Rey is looking to satiate your Star Wars: Force Unleashed hunger pangs


Feb 20
While we're chomping at the bit for the game to arrive this April, Star Wars: Force Unleashed fans will be able to make do with a little background reading instead, courtesy of Del Rey publishing.  Both the graphic novel... read
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Destructoid Rewind:
Our biggest stories from Feb 4-10, 2007


Feb 04
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... read
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A good bedtime story for the kids: Gears of War prequel book announced


Jan 02
If you're reading this, chances are that you can understand it. So we've established that you can read, but do you really want to if you don't have to? Here's a good reason to crack a book: Gears of Wars: The Pendelum Wars - ... read
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Turok Achievements unveiled: they're promoting team-killing now?


Nov 20
After the jump you'll find the just-released list of Achievements for the Xbox 360 version of the upcoming blood, guts n' dinos FPS Turok. Normally this wouldn't even blip on our radar of actual, useful news but something abo... read






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