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Mega64: Sonic hits the Casino Night Zone strip

Surprisingly, this is the first true Sonic skit that the boys have ever done, despite making Sonic-related videos in the past. It's nice to see a return to the good ol' "run through the city wearing goofy costumes" template that made them ...

 
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The Unofficial Destructoid IRC has moved to Quakenet

Our little community-run IRC channel has been active since 2007, and some years ago we moved from some server I don't even remember to Dynastynet. However, Dynastynet has been having some serious connections issues the past few weeks, so we...

 
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The Destructoid Unofficial IRC guide

[Important: We have moved from Dynastynet to Quakenet. Just use the info under "Basic Info" as server info for all steps of the guide. Registering yourself doesn't work via Nickserv on Quakenet, so use this as a guide instead] IRC has been...

 
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Epic: FOX controversy good for Bulletstorm, bad for games

Now that Bulletstorm is on store shelves and spreading dicktits around the world, Epic's Mike Capps has addressed the notorious FOX News report in which psychologist Carole Lieberman accused the game, among others, of encouraging rape. Capp...

 
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'Games cause rape' psychologist says even more dumb crap

Ignorant psychologist Carole Lieberman has quickly made a name for herself among gamers after claiming that games like Bulletstorm can be blamed for increasing sexual assault cases. Fortunately, she has decided to come forth and qualify her...

 
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'Games cause rape' psychologist's book gets raped

Carol Lieberman, the psychologist and author who claimed that videogames encourage young men to go out and rape has been hit with swift Internet justice. In a move that mirrors the way in which Cooper Lawrence was punished for telling lies ...

 
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EA responds to FOX News' Bulletstorm hate

Yesterday we talked about FOX News' latest dicktittery, where Bulletstorm was basically accused of rape and made to sound like the infernal reincarnation of Genghis Khan. Electronic Arts has come out in support of People Can Fly's shooter, ...

 
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Psychologist: Videogames to blame for rape attacks

Sexual assault is on the rise, and videogames are to blame! In asking the question, "Is Bulletstorm the worst game video game in the world?", FOX News (who else?) has assembled the world's leading experts to find out just how damaging games...

 
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Cypress Hill 'star' sues Rockstar over GTA: San Andreas

I don't mean to bag on Cypress Hill. I actually think they're pretty good. Problem is, very few hip hop artists manage to stay relevant (and therefore, profitable) for more than ten years or so. I'm figuring it's that lack of profitability...

 
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Activision: Kobe Bryant Black Ops controversy hypocritcal

A while back, some assholes lashed out at Activision and Kobe Bryant for the famous Call of Duty: Black Ops television commercial. ESPN proved that it should stick to sports by chatting absolute crap about the situation, but Activision has ...

 
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ESPN guys whine over Kobe Bryant Black Ops ad appearance

It would appear that it's not just clueless columnists who are upset over Call of Duty: Black Ops' TV commercial. ESPN has decided to weigh in on the "controversy", because if there's one thing sports commentators should be talking about, i...

 
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Sundays with Sagat: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Vs. Birdie

This is my least favorite Birdie episode. In fact, it might be my least favorite episode of Sundays with Sagat altogether. So why am I posting it? Well, thus far, quite a few of my least favorite episodes from this series have gotten posit...

 
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42-year-old woman swaps Xbox for sex with teenage boys

42-year-old Christina Shreeve Hubbs is married and has three children. She also likes having sex with fifteen-year-olds. The woman is facing 67 sexual assault charges after it came to light that she was having her end away with not one, but...

 
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Three Call of Duty games coming in two years

Activision has confirmed that the exploitation of Call of Duty is well underway, with three major games in the franchise planned over the next two years. Activision's human face, Dan Amrich, confirmed that the usual annual installments, plu...

 
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Mario Galaxy 2 website details 2P co-op, also cogs

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is almost here, but you wouldn't know it from the way Nintendo of America is acting. We haven't heard anything from Reggie and the gang about the game since that press event a few weeks back. We've have to turn to Japan...

 
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PlayStation Home player 'sexually assaulted'

Sexual assault is not funny. Sexual assault in PlayStation Home is hilarious. This is a truth we have all come to accept, but one PS3 user believes it to be serious business. Claiming her roommate was "sexually assaulted," PSN member "Whoef...

 
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Erotic game makes a humorous rape disclaimer

Ever since the RapeLay controversy, things haven't been going well for the noble and honest men of the Japanese erotic game industry. Japan has banned a number of games containing scenes of rape and other extreme sexual content, but one par...

 
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Guardian: These videogames are extreme pornography!

Film critic Mark Kermode wrote a very interesting article recently comparing the recent scares and controversies surrounding videogames to the similar scares and controversies that surrounded horror movies back in the 1980s. The Guardian, b...

 
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A Real Girlfriend lets you stick your finger up her nose

[As posted on Japanator] And by "real girlfriend" I mean Real Kanojo, an upcoming title  from Illusion Soft, better known to most English-speakers as "The RapeLay guys." It seems they've held off from causing immediate controversy and ...

 
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Atlus promises Shiren the Wanderer won't make you cry

Don't worry, Atlus may be known for its propensity for importing Japanese cruelty (alonside Shin Megami Tensei games), but they promise that THIS time, with the February 10 release of Shiren the Wanderer for Wii, you won't be completely bro...

 
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Assassin's Creed 2: Sodomy, rape & 'crying as I f*ck her'

It's been said before, but someone really ought to compile the best ESRB ratings and make a book out of them. The latest, and perhaps most surprising, of the game rating summaries is for Assassin's Creed 2, which details some of the game's ...

 
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Xbox 360 users enraged over Tales of Vesperia PS3 port

There is a reason why many Japanese gamers own an Xbox 360, and it's not because they love Halo. It's because Namco Bandai's Tales series is massive over there and, at one time, Tales of Vesperia was an Xbox 360 exclusive. Vesperia helped s...

 
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Rumortoid: AGENT landing in 2010

At E3 this year the Sony press conference had a bit of very good news for the company. The PS3 would play exclusive host to Rockstar's upcoming game AGENT. Those in attendance saw the word agent pop up on the screen and heard a few words ab...

 
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United Nations calls for ban on Japanese sex games

The ludicrous RapeLay controversy just hasn't stopped. The game's been booted out of the United States, torn down from Japanese store shelves, and criticized eight ways from Sunday, but still people are getting angry about it and other titl...

 
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Defending virtual rape: Not the same as condoning it

This week, William Usher of the Web site Cinema Blend wrote a rather scathing editorial aimed at the Destructoid community, as well as the community at News 4 Gamers. The article concerned reactions to a story I had written, in which Japane...

 
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Rape games become Platinum games for one Japanese company

The controversy over Japan's ... specialist ... gaming media continues following the RapeLay madness, with retailers and developers doing whatever they can to appear more clean and wholesome. Take, for example, PC download site BGameBox, a ...

 
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RapeLay devs announce a game, lift Dragon Quest designs

Capitalizing on the Dragon Quest fever that is currently spreading through Glorious Nippon, RapeLay developer Illusionsoft has announced an H-game suggestively titled Yuusha kara wa Nigerarenai (You Can’t Escape From The Hero). The fa...

 
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Owning RapeLay might be a federal offense

Time to start scrubbing those hard drives, kids. A recent article over at GamesPolitics suggests that owners of the controversial hentai title, RapeLay, could be found guilty of possessing child pornography in US courts.This stems from a re...

 
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Atlus site violated, impregnated with Trojan

If you visited Atlus' official Web site before the weekend, be warned. It's possible that a filthy trojan virus found its way onto your PC, courtesy of some scumbags who hacked into the niche game publisher's site and embedded a nasty bit o...

 
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Force girls to do handstands so you can see their panties

You can always count on Japan to skim the line between child molestation and charming merriment. A new erotic game from the country that makes rape fun, Hypnotism Class, grants players the power of mind control. With such mental gifts, what...

 

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