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Canada: Today is the day you can get a free DSi XL

Mar 28
If you were considering getting a DSi XL -- even for just a single, momentary second -- and you live in, near or around Canada then you should probably pick up five relatively new games you aren't playing anymore and head to ... read

Final Fantasy band nixes name in fear of Square banhammer

Dec 19
If you've ever listened to the Arcade Fire, Beirut, Stars, or any number of alternative Canadian bands, you've heard Final Fantasy's work. At least, you heard what used to be Final Fantasy: violinist, composer, and indie-pop ... read

Sorry Canada, no Half-Minute Hero for you

Oct 28
Apparently, if your game doesn't have French in it, Quebec won't let you sell it. This is probably something our millions of Quebec readers already knew, but one of them, Destructoid reader Mike, was unaware and has been disa... read

Canadian government funding indie games development

Aug 11
You and I both know that every person that has ever said, "If [so and so] gets elected, I'm moving to Canada!" is lying. Well, it seems that Canada is starting to call our bluff, doing everything it can to attract g... read

P.E.I. goes to bat for Longtail Studios with tax breaks

Jul 09
Two Canadian provinces, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, have agreed to a bare-knuckle brawl to the death, both hoping to curry the favor of Longtail Studios, an iPhone and Wii developer based in New York. Twenty-three L... read

THQ hates Canada

Apr 09
Ok, not really. I'm sure THQ loves Canada just as equally as the rest of the world. However, it turns out that a whole bunch of copies of Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor shipped up in Canada with incomplete instruction book... read

Killzone 2 ads pulled in Toronto because OMG VIOLENCE!

Mar 12
Sony has pulled a number of bus shelter ads promoting Killzone 2 following complaints concerning their "violent" imagery. It's been proven that viewing pictures of things that may represent fictional violent acts in... read

Oh, Canada: Beyond Good & Evil is a cheese pack-in

Feb 20
I love me some string cheese. I'm not sure why it peels like that, but I totally dig it as a midday blogger snack. And I dig Beyond Good & Evil. Though it's not the newest game around, and I think it was largely overlooke... read

EA's new Canadian studio gets a red light

Dec 12
Electronic Arts' misfortune continues, as the former dominatrix of the games industry has announced that plans have been scrapped for new studio in Vancouver, Canada.Citing lower-than-expected revenue figures and ongoing glob... read

Sex or videogames? Canadian women answer!

Oct 17
If you love rampant sex, then you might not want to visit Canada during the launch of a big game. A recent survey has concluded that more women than men would choose interactive entertainment over good old fashioned intercour... read

Kids microwave cat, get banned from playing videogames ... wait, what?

Sep 06
I know some of you are sick of the "videogamers who do crimes" angle, but this one's just a bit too eyebrow-raising not to post. It involves a cat, a microwave and two teenagers who wanted to combine the former with... read

Best Buy Canada gets into the used games market

Jun 17
Best Buy Canada, recognizing the obscene profits to be made by reselling used games, has decided to adopt the practice at its subsidiary Future Shop stores. The Globe and Mail goes on to tell us what we're already intimately ... read

Canadian cops hop on the GTA IV stupid wagon

Apr 25
Probably feeling left out as the world's biggest moron parade marches by without them, the Calgary police department has come out to say that Grand Theft Auto IV is a "grave concern" and is worried about children be... read

GDC 08: Fable 2 gameplay and details. Also, co-op

Feb 21
 Lionhead Studio's Peter Molyneux came to the Microsoft keynote at the 2008 GDC packing new Fable 2 footage and details on cooperative gamplay.  Molyneux first showed off a new money making minigame for Fable 2. Wha... read

jPod: the best gaming show you aren't watching

Jan 23
I wish all my "there's nothing good on TV" moments ended with finding a new and amazing TV show to watch, instead of my usual giving up and watching another Simpsons episode that you've seen a hundred times over.Las... read

Videogame Addiction debate on CHCH: Canadian television knows I exist

Jan 08
Appearing on Attack of the Show via webcam was the coolest moment in this little geek's life, so imagine the uncontrollable happy dance I did when a local Canadian TV station contacted me to appear as an expert (shows what... read

Don't taze me bro: Megaman machinima scolds Vancouver airport security

Jan 03
Tweedman would dig this: A Mega Man 2 machinist has responded to last year's Vancouver airport security shitstorm. You may vaguely recall the incident: A Polish immigrant and airport authorities had a failure to communicate w... read

Rock Band hit Canadian stores yesterday ... we got 8 units?!

Dec 21
So, yesterday Rock Band was finally released in Canada, due to the fact Electronic Arts and Harmonix had to push our release date back twice. [Editor's note: Harmonix has insisted that initial announced North American date di... read

Who needs drugs when you have videogames?

Dec 17
We recently told you how videogames are being used to cure migrane headaches, and now it looks like a similar approach is being taken to chronic pain.It seems that virtual reality can offer as much relief as pain meds, and a ... read

XBL Video Marketplace finally graces those outside the US with its presence

Dec 10
Well, this has been a very long time coming. The Xbox Live Video Marketplace has been a practical joke almost everywhere except the United States for ages, but Major Nelson has today confirmed that those of us outside the US ... read

Video Games Live heads north in 2008

Dec 10
Video Games Live was so well received in the Great White North that they're heading back for a second helping of beaver tails, Tim Horton's coffee and the CFL.Starting in February 8th, 2008, VGL will be kicking off its tour o... read

The city that Tetris built: Canadian edition

Nov 27
I wish that fixing up the buildings of Toronto, Canada was really as easy as this; summer construction would go a lot quicker, too. Ryerson University student Julian Cardozo created a neat video while messing around with Ado... read

Mario more recognized than the Canadian Prime Minister

Nov 13
Wow, talk about an insult to the Canadian government. According to a recent survey commissioned by Nintendo of Canada, more people recognize Mario than Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister. Even more interesting is tha... read

BioWare ranked top 10 Canadian employer, EA vows to cut oxygen rations

Oct 18
Next Gen has an article citing the Financial Post's decision to name BioWare to their top 10 list of finest employers in Canada. The Canadian publication's list draws from a pool of every company in Canada seeking those selec... read

DLC services shaft Canada, Canada plans swift military response

Oct 10
According to this article in Ars Technica, Canada's burgeoning economy is causing headaches for gamers in the Great White North. Apparently the rise of the Canadian dollar hasn't been matched by the various download services ... read

Booze Cruise teaches the evils of drunk driving

Oct 07
The Washington Post tells us about a Canadian-developed video game that aims to demonstrate what it's like to drive drunk.Developer Jim Parker, a digital-media professor at the University of Calgary, says that the goal is to ... read

Canadian Wal-Mart rolling back prices on PlayStation 3

Sep 30
Today, I am proud to be a Canadian. Not only is our dollar on par with the American dollar, after 30 years, but our Wal-Mart is currently selling PlayStation 3 systems cheaper than the US Wal-Mart is. Long live the mountie!Ri... read

Destructoid interview: Pure Pwnage

Sep 30
If you haven't seen Pure Pwnage yet, - and frankly you have very little excuse at this stage - stop reading this right now, head over to the site, and come back and resume once you've watched all fourteen episodes. Go on. You... read

X'07: Hunting down Canadian videogame bloggers

Aug 31
Forgive me Niero for saying this, but … there is only one thing I hate about writing for Destructoid and that is the fact that I am the one and only writer from Canada. It’s incredibly lonely up here when I hav... read

Microsoft X'07: Games + a power outage + an open bar = best event ever

Aug 29
Let me start off by saying Microsoft sure knows how to throw a great open bar… I mean media event. X07, Microsoft’s holiday preview event was so full of awesomesauce that the cops had to show up. Seriously, they ... read

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