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8:00 PM on 04.24.2010

Project DIVA Dreamy Theater shafts the PSP Go, too

  The PSP Go must be a sad piece of hardware. In concept, it's revolutionary. It's the first dedicated, all-digital game platform (phones notwithstanding), with full support for the PlayStation Network, several PS3-co...

Josh Tolentino



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Deadly Premonition is THE greatest game ever made
by Jim Sterling

Deadly Premonition released yesterday, although if you weren't reading Destructoid, you wouldn't have known. The budget horror game launched with no fanfare, and I had to actually get my copy from under the counter at my local GameStop, because nobody thought to put it on the store shelf. 

This, dear friends, is a crime.

Deadly Premonition is absolutely amazing, and to prove it, I present to you the greatest cutscene in videogame history. There is too much brilliance to list. The music, the contrived nature of the comedy, the facial expressions, the fact that the woman explains how a town clock works; just everything about it is perfect. Oh, and the sound on the video is not screwed up. The music actually is too loud, and that bit where the woman's voice is barely audible is part of the game. That's how fantastic this title is!

Our review will come as soon as it's been completed, but we kind of never want it to end.

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11:00 AM on 11.15.2009

MODERN WARFARE 2 SUCKS!!!!!!

Oh ... my ... God ... Please forgive me for taking the Lord's name in vain, but if you're yet to see this, you will most likely blaspheme along with me. This video is currently doing the rounds, and really, it has to be seen...

Jim Sterling





2:40 PM on 11.11.2009

Kid pirates Xbox 360 games, gets banned, tells BBC

The BBC is hilarious when it tries to cover technology news, because it clearly has no idea what it's talking about, especially with videogames. Case in point: A kid got banned from Xbox Live because he was pirating a game. N...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 11.09.2009

BioWare gets butthurt over story criticism

BioWare staff writer Patrick Weekes does not like to be a mocked. A fan recently created an "RPG cliche chart" to poke fun at what he believes is a predictable story structure in BioWare games. Apparently, Weekes took great o...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 07.15.2009

Perry: Used games pushing industry to digital distribution

Dave Perry is obsessed with the issue of used games. His rants on the subject have been numerous, and now he's implicated GameStop and its ilk in the game industry's recent drive to pursue digital distribution. Clai...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 06.14.2009

EA's fake protest creates some real protest

I'd just like to announce that I knew it was a fake from the start (or really quickly) and have documented proof of this fact. That being said, EA's PR stunt at E3 in which they got a group of people to protest outside the LA...

Matthew Razak

2:47 PM on 05.01.2009

Rumortoid: Microsoft working on full-body motion sensing

Jesus. how far is this going to go? First we have waggle sensing. Later, more accurate, "one-to-one" waggle sensing. And then, earlier today, we heard rumors that Sony is working on some similar bullsh*t. Now, as if...

Dale North

11:40 AM on 04.08.2009

Your Wii is sad and lonely, says Nielsen

Nielsen's State of the Video Gamer study somehow measures a percentage of the total time a console could be used. I don't know how the hell they do that, but their figures show that the Wii has the lowest user activity. Compa...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 03.31.2009

SingStar PS3 $10 at Best Buy. Worth it? Umm...

Deep in the same Best Buy store reduction bin alongside spray-on screen cleaner, old RAM, and countless copies of Every Extend Extra was SingStar PS3. A possible cheap gem in a pile of trash? The sales guy tells me that they'...

Dale North



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Edge's Let's Tap review: A disservice to gamers
by Jim Sterling

Look, we're not here to say which reviews are right or wrong, and we're not saying that opinions aren't important, but Edge's review of Let's Tap is wrong and the opinions are completely unimportant. With this in mind, we definitely recommend that you ignore the desperate-for-attention, we're-going-to-prove-our-elite-status so-called "review" from Edge that has the entire Internet talking.

I'm not linking to it because it doesn't deserve to be linked to. Let's just say that Let's Tap got an 8. Like I said, we're not going to question Edge's opinions, as questionable as they are. By giving Let's Tap an 8, Edge basically said "this is not the greatest videogame ever made and we don't want to suck its golden, console-exclusive cock." That is a lie. That ... is ... a ... lie. 

The Let's Tap review is unprofessional and controversy for controversy's sake. We ALL know that Let's Tap is the greatest game about tapping on cardboard boxes ever made, and for Edge to not reflect that by giving it an 8 instead of a 15 is, quite frankly, emotionally devastating. As hardcore gaming journalists, we believe in toeing the industry line and giving a game the same score that everybody else gave it so there's a nice little column of the same number on Metacritic. If you DARE post a different number, you are unprofessional and should, to be perfectly honest, die

Your job is to make the reader feel safe and secure about his financial and emotional investment, and Edge failed each and every one of its readers with this horrible review. How are videogame journalists going to get the respect they deserve if they don't give perfect scores to important console exclusives? All you do is come across as a stuck-up little kid who is trying to prove how clever he is at the expense of the consumer. 

For your sake, please please PLEASE ignore the Edge review. Those lying c*nts.

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8:20 PM on 01.22.2009

Organized Pussy League (aka moral watchdog) hates LEGO Batman

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood likes to run its mouth off about various evil things that go on in the world, although it hasn't really targeted videogames since 2007 when it joined the Manhunt 2 witch hunt. That...

Jim Sterling

11:45 AM on 10.30.2008

Braben rides the Wahmbulence again: Claims game stores 'defraud' the industry

Regular Destructoid fans will know that I have reported several times on the words of David Braben, Frontier founder and hater of used games. Once again, the Lost Winds creator is going all emo about one of the oldest traditi...

Jim Sterling

5:30 AM on 09.11.2008

More bitching about pre-owned games from David Braben

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to re-introduce you to David Braben. The Frontier Developments boss has already slammed pre-owned games in the past, falsely claiming that other industries don't tolerate the practice and asking...

Jim Sterling





10:13 PM on 05.06.2008

Game Debate to the Death!
Hardest game you've ever played?

In the last debate, we discussed which Pokémon species and game was our favorite. With hundreds of critters and a dozen different games to choose from, it was probably the most varied range of votes I've ever seen in a...

Tom Fronczak

7:54 PM on 01.21.2008

Satan's Sudoku: Another mainstream journalist reveals their ignorance

You'd think that in the wake of Kevin McCullough's tyrannical screed the mainstream media would've laid off the game chatter, leaving those of us actually tasked with covering the industry to do our jobs while the fervor died...

Qais Fulton