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7:21 PM on 01.15.2008

COD4 and Spore confirmed for Mac

The few PC exclusive gamers I know seem to constantly have their panties in the proverbial wad over the focus by developers on developing for consoles. Add the ceaseless struggle to have the most current (expensive) hardware ...

Qais Fulton

10:01 PM on 01.12.2008

Should kids be banned from videogames? New 'study' claims they should be

It's that time of the day, boys and girls, time for another bit of "research" that tells us all how mentally unhealthy videogames are. Today's slice of alarm-flavored study pie suggests that children under the age o...

Jim Sterling

9:19 PM on 01.07.2008

The Wii is dangerous: More dangerous than stupid doctors?

We've all heard about how dangerous videogames are from a variety of crackpots who vilify their violent content and penchant for teaching kids how to murder people, but it's not often that the virgin-white Wii is branded dang...

Jim Sterling

2:04 PM on 01.06.2008

The Queen loves the Wii: Really, what more can you say?

Apparently I'm expected to do this one, being English and all, but apparently the Queen of Great Britain is a big fan of the Nintendo Wii, getting hooked on the white funbox when she saw Prince William playing a game. Just wr...

Jim Sterling

9:22 AM on 12.01.2007

Videogames caused 9/11: Disgusting trailer for Moral Kombat documentary is bad

If you've been online for any decent amount of time, you surely will have heard about Moral Kombat, Spencer Halpin's documentary on videogames ... or rather, cultural assassination of videogames. With such unbiased and well-i...

Jim Sterling

12:44 PM on 11.01.2007

Boy punches his own mother over Halo 3: THAT'S how you finish the fight

A young Halo 3 fan has been accused of punching his mother after she forced him to stop playing. The boy was engrossed in Bungie's latest epic when he was told to end the session as it was getting late. When he refused, the y...

Jim Sterling

9:36 PM on 10.21.2007

STFUAJPG: IDG 'thrilled' with E For All attendance

Poke around on the Internet, and you'll see a lot of videogaming Web sites throwing a negative spin on E for All's inaugural year. A few bloggers and journalists snapped a few photos of what appeared to be an empty Los Angele...

Nick Chester

2:47 PM on 06.03.2007

Revisited: Is the Wiimote overpriced?

Remember the buzz surrounding Nintendo's wiimote, and how the sum of its parts seemed a bit pricey, when  compared to what the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were offering?Well it appears that the talk is back, thanks in...


11:24 AM on 05.10.2007

All is not well on the Halo 2 front: How to screw over gamers

It looks like you are going to have to dig just a little bit deeper into those shallow pockets of yours, if Bungie has anything to do with it.  Not only were online ranked matches reset, but something a bit more sinister...


3:52 AM on 04.21.2007

Left 4 Dead gameplay footage plus bonus nerdy commentary

Some random geeks from 1UP have gotten their hands on Left 4 Dead, the upcoming co-op zombie game where you can either play as the small group of survivors or the neverending hordes of zombies trying to prevent said humans f...

William Haley

8:18 PM on 04.19.2007

Destructoid forum member snags Pokémon Pearl early

Forum member Attix recently posted in this thread stating that he had got himself a copy of Pokémon Pearl for the Nintendo DS a few days prior to its official release. Like clockwork, the standard "Pics or it did...


11:09 AM on 04.19.2007

Hackers continue to ruin Valve?

I've said this a few times, but back in college I lived and breathed Counter-Strike. In fact, I'd even say I majored in the damn game. Well, one of the biggest turn-offs to me, after a while, was the rampant hacking a...

Robert Summa

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword gameplay or Who moved the dragon-ninja cheese?
by Papa Niero
Will Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword be the most awkward franchise sequel ever or will I have to eat my words with poison darts and Cocoa Puffs? I doubt it -- this new video suggests that the gameplay is the equivalent of eating chicken broth with a salad fork. Now that I see it in action, I also think that there's just something inately emasculating about controlling Ryu with a stylus.  I don't think I want to put that much fussing into stealth ninja asskicking; he looks like he's painting messy rainbows in his Pokemon sketchbook. Ninja Gayden, anyone?
[On sidenote, Ninja Gaiden II for the NES needs to get on the Virtual Console like ... right now. It is easily the best game in the series, fancypants versions included. My dusty old balls have spoken. All rise.]
Thanks Kayka! 
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STFUAJPG contest winners! photo
STFUAJPG contest winners!
by Tom Fronczak

KICKASS! A year ago we were stoked to get a single comment on Destructoid, and last week's STFUAJPG contest soared to over 200 comments. What an honor! Here were the three winners, with their winning pictures in the gallery below.

  • First Place: LieutenantFrost (armytoid)
  • Second Place: CannibalCalvin (300toid gif)
  • Third Place: LostCrichton (babytoid)

Email me and I'll send you whatever new video game you want. Thanks to all who entered! Every few months I'll run another STFUAJPG contest and give out some more games to help reward all you awesome readers, we're truly in debt to you all, you have no idea how much we love you gamer guys and gamer girls.

Right now I'm off in Miami partying with people I never knew a year ago, and many of which, I've still never met in real life until now. How awesome is that? Spartans were pretty badass, but Destructoid robots are the best! "THIS. IS. DTOID!" Niero truly has assembled an army of gamers, and I've never been more proud in my life to be part of something.

A year ago I was an Internet junkie, but surfed the net without a cause. Then I found Destructoid, and since day one back in 2006 I've been hooked. I was the first editor that Niero hired back in April (he hired me on April Fool's Day -- what an asshole!), and it's altered the path of my entire future. I'll never be able to thank you enough Niero. I can't imagine, and don't want to imagine, my life without Destructoid in it every day. You've given us all more than we can ever give in return, and it's an honor to blog with you, and to discuss and debate games with the best gamers on the net.

We've come a really long way from having a few dozen daily readers -- you should have seen our emails to each other a year ago when we'd be excited beyond belief for getting just ten comments in a single day. Destructoid is all about giving gamers a voice in the industry, and it's one large booming triumphant victory cheer that we all shout today in unison. We're all just a bunch of people who genuinely love playing and talking about video games, and we owe it all to you readers who have made it possible for our robot army to come this far in just one year. It's hard to set goals for 2008 when we've already done so much, but you have our word that we won't ever stop. Long live Destructoid. Forever and ever.

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STFUAJPG contest photo
STFUAJPG contest
by Tom Fronczak
You might have seen "STFUAJPG" before, but what does it mean? It's a secret.view full story + comments

4:43 PM on 02.19.2007

Captain Obvious: Study of studies says video games don't cause violence

Considering violent behavior has been around since the day we crawled out of the primordial goo, the notion that video games caused or led to an increase in violent behavior often made those of us with a drop of common sense ...

Robert Summa