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10:30 PM on 05.09.2014

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Reading comments from our Call of Duty video

Max and I were having a laugh at all of the stupid garbage comments on our recent breakout Call of Duty video, and thought it would be a good idea to share the laughter with our not stupid garbage viewers (you).

Bill Zoeker


1:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Let's look at Tropes Vs. Fat Guys in Videogames

[Dtoid community blogger Benny Disco takes a look at another common gaming trope. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon (who is also fat)] After reading Jonathan Holmes' fasci...

Benny Disco

10:00 PM on 04.19.2013

Virtual reality is the future of treadmills ... I think?

You don't need a gym when you have a 3DS and elliptical machine, I've realized in recent months. Playing Fire Emblem while working my calfs is both great fun and great fitness, yet my mind has been wondering what else is out...

Allistair Pinsof

8:30 PM on 04.03.2012

UK teachers protecting the young with ignorance

Teachers here in Blighty are concerned. They aren't worried about how the curriculum doesn't prepare kids for the real world or how they've simply become training camps for university, no. It's videogames that appear to be ge...

Fraser Brown

8:00 PM on 02.27.2012

Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat

Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" g...

Liam Fisher

12:00 PM on 12.30.2011

Gamer loses 224 pounds playing Rock Band

Note: Our own Jim Sterling confirms that he is not the kid in question. In that strange world where they use odd measurements like stone lives a gamer named Marc Rodwell. Marc's overeating of curry, pizza and soda had him lit...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 07.19.2011

Winners of The Destructoid Show's 3DS Destruction Contest

If you watch The Destructoid Show, you'll know we've been doing a contest to give away three Catalyst 3DS cases, sponsored by the fine folks at CM4. Of course, since we're a gaggle of idiot children, the contest was "make a p...

Max Scoville



Why do the kids love Call of Duty? photo
Why do the kids love Call of Duty?
by Jonathan Holmes

I was at GameStop the other day, and there was a family in front of me in line -- a man, a woman, a baby, and what looked like a six-year-old girl. The little girl was wearing a bright green dress and seemed happy about everything. As the family got to the front of the line, the little girl noticed the store's DSi XL display unit, which was running the DS version of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

"Call of Duty! Call of Duty! Call of Duty! Weeee!" she squealed, jumping up and down while spinning with her arms outstretched. "No," said the one I presume was the mom, "We're getting a family game today." "But I want Call of Duty!" barked the little girl, punctuated with a pout and a "harumph!"

This isn't the first time this month I've seen a little kid proclaim their love for Call of Duty. Last week, I was shopping at Best Buy with a friend and his two nephews, ages six and eight. As we were looking at videogames, the kids were overjoyed to tell me all about how much they knew about Pokemon, Bakugan, and Kirby's Epic Yarn, but it wasn't until we saw the store's Call of Duty: Black Ops display that they really flipped out. "I love that game! I LOVE IT SO MUCH," said the eight-year-old. I asked him what he liked about it. "The killing..." he said, in a sing-song, matter-of-fact tone.

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Sundays with Sagat: Affirmative Action for the overweight photo
Sundays with Sagat: Affirmative Action for the overweight
by Jonathan Holmes

This week's Sundays with Sagat is a little different. For one, it's the start of a two-part crossover with this other video series on Destructoid. Secondly, this is one of the only episodes in the series to get an accompanying feature-length post as well.

Sagat thinks that we need more overweight videogame protagonists, and I'm here to show him that we've already got plenty. Behold my list of the best of the best of the rotund videogame characters OF ALL TIME.

And Sagat, her name is McGonigal. Jane McGonigal.

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2:28 AM on 09.29.2010

New Rhythm Heaven and Fatal Frame titles totally teased

All this 3DS news is great and all, and I'm totally excited about Mega Man Legends 3D and the new Resident Evil stuff, but on my end, the biggest reveal from tonight's Nintendo Conference was actually related to Nintendo's ot...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 PM on 01.20.2010

Fat Princess patch brings all new map, 'Brownie Town'

You know who's fat? The Princess, that's who. She's so fat (and hungry, like fat people, of course) that when her PlayStation Network title gets patched, the developers also have to deliver brownies with it. Yes, Fat Princess...

Nick Chester





11:00 PM on 12.19.2009

Microsoft wants Jim Sterling's Avatar to be as fat as him

If the state of Avatars in my Xbox Live Friends list is any indication, all my friends are apparently closet Master Chiefs, attendees of PAX 09, steam punk aficionados and Halo Waypoint award whores. Seriously, that floating ...

Ben Perlee

9:00 PM on 11.19.2009

DSi LL got a big ol' butt, spotted in the wild

With the DSi LL set to be released in Japan this Saturday, display units have started popping up here and there to help Nintendo promote it. Anoop over at Andriasang got to peep some at the Bic Camera and Tsutaya in Shibuya t...

Topher Cantler

11:00 PM on 11.07.2009

Art imitates life: Bit.Trip VOID in time for Thanksgiving

Bit.Trip VOID is a game that you can play with your family, where you compete to see who can get fatter the fastest. Thanksgiving (link NSFW) is a holiday where families do the same thing, except with more awkward silences an...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 AM on 07.27.2009

ECA wants you to inform the President about gaming

In case you don't watch the news or read a newspaper to stay up-to-date on current trends -- sadly, this is becoming an ever-increasing population -- the United States is in the middle of revamping its healthcare system. A ma...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 07.06.2009

Fitness blogger says games need warning labels

A fitness blog called Winston Salem Fitness recently published an editorial calling out the Wii Fit and suggesting that videogames be packaged with a label warning against the possibility of obesity from their use:Overall, I ...

Colette Bennett