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The joys of being a videogame reviewer

Nothing gives me more joy than this job. It's a dream career, albeit a fairly ludicrous one. You mean, somebody pays me to tell other people what I think about videogames? That's the stupidest job in the world! Nobody is more happy to confe...

 
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Crytek UK files 'Self Defense' trademark

Really now, how many different ways can Crytek UK (former makers of TimeSplitters) go with a trademark for something called Self Defense? The way I envision it, the game can be a one-versus-many story about a badass action hero, or it can b...

 
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Hey Microsoft, Poland doesn't like you anymore

You know how annoying it is when Xbox Live goes down? Well, imagine if the downtime lasted six years. In fact, imagine never getting Xbox Live at all. To some of you, that sounds like a blessing, but angry Xbox 360 owners in Poland aren't t...

 
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Alan Wake PC petition has a buggerload of signatures

If there's one thing PC gamers are good at, its petitions. The computer crowd will get up in arms over everything, but at least this time the cause is somewhat righteous. Microsoft recently revealed that Alan Wake, for the most ludicrous of...

 
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Analyst: Electronic Arts is a 'serial over-promiser'

Electronic Arts has once again proven to not be a favorite with analysts, coming under fire yet again following its recent financial call. Seeking Alpha's David Gibbs has called the company a "serial over-promiser" and claimed that its rece...

 
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Aksys Games' anti-piracy video will show you the light

The nature of this post will undoubtedly raise awareness of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift's existence on the torrent sites, which is a bummer, no question. But Aksys Games' anti-piracy parody video doesn't have enough views for the amount of w...

 
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1C predicts an all-digital future for PC games in 2011

1C international publishing director Darryl Still is a man who's not afraid to stick with a date. He sees the beginning of 2011 as the age of digital distribution for PC gaming. Speaking with MCV, he gave the prediction, saying "PC games wi...

 
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Street Fighter: The movie: The music video

TheSwitcher is a YouTube user known for showing the stupidest parts to videogame cartoons. We've featured his work before and his latest project mashes up the Street Fighter movie with the Team America "America, Fuck Yeah" song. It isn't u...

 
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Sumotori Dreams: Drunken sumo wrestling for $4

  You might not have the exact name, Sumotori Dreams, tattooed on your brain, but many of you will instantly recognize the game as soon as you start up this video. Usually, physics-based games require thinking, or some form of intellig...

 
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Why do we use review scores?

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our moms rais...

 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! SF VS MK

I guess last week's debate was a Super Smash Bros. battle on stock mode set for 82 lives each -- truly a debate to the death. The result was not pretty, and reminiscent to those times when you were so drunk you could only lift your head hig...

 
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Videogame tropes I am officially over

The videogame industry is known as one of the most innovative and creative art mediums in recent memory, so it's quite ironic that hardcore videogame fans consistently lament the lack of innovation and creativity found in the most popular g...

 
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Brink dev: Analog sticks are a poor man's mouse

Splash Damage is bringing its new shooter Brink to both PC and Xbox 360, but the game's creative director knows which version is best. Stating that console controls can't match PC input, Richard 'Rahdo' Ham has explained that analog sticks...

 
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Xbox 360 games no longer have to be in HD

Microsoft runs a tight ship and demands a certain level of quality in its 360 games. Considering the quality of the 360 itself, that's quite ironic, but nevertheless there are standards that software developers must adhere to. One of those ...

 
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Crytek president and co-founder Cevat Yerli has issued a very substantial threat to his home country, stating that Germany's biggest PC developer will be forced to relocated if the country's authorities ban action games. Germ...   read

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Introducing Darkest of Days' stockpile of weapons

You can mow down roman soldiers with an assault rifle in Darkest of Days. If that doesn't grab your attention, what will? Last time, we talked about the game's box art, which has a volcano on it. It's hard to say if its inclusion on the cov...

 
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Can you patent moral choices? Some guy tried!

Fable II, Fallout 3 and even Grand Theft Auto IV have toyed with the idea of moral choices and branching paths that have an affect on the game world. It would seem, however, that nobody thought to claim sole rights to the idea, and if this ...

 
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Are games bloggers less trustworthy than 'real' journalists?

In November of last year (that's last year, not today as some outlets might lead you to believe), the Federal Trade Commission took a worrying interest in online media, singling out game bloggers in particular as outlets that need to disclo...

 
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German gamers protest government's war on videogames

They've had all they can stands, they can't stands no more. German officials have been having a field day in targeting the games industry over the past few years, banning products at whim like capricious Gods. It would seem, however, that G...

 
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Miyamoto says 'wait, please' for Kid Icarus

You have to love the dedication of old school Nintendo fans. They'll patiently wait years and years for Nintendo to finally throw them a bone, and have been diligently keeping a candle aflame in anticipation of Kid Icarus' long overdue retu...

 
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Rehashes, sequels and the people who crave them

If there's one criticism I hear a lot from gamers, it's that there are never any original or unique games out there, and that publishers spend too much time on sequels and rehashes. I would have agreed with such notions before Marvel vs. Ca...

 
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Check out Miyamoto's discarded touch screen RPG

For every great DS game we actually get, you can bet there are a dozen cool ideas that probably never saw the light of day. Case in point: the picture above is from a discarded Nintendo patent which actually credits Miyamoto himself as one ...

 
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Fight Night Round 4 to have dynamic tears, also sweat

Fight Night Round 4 smacks retailers in the mouth June 30, this year. And it’s packing more than just upgraded visuals. Electronic Arts released a new trailer for the game today, briefly addressing a laundry list of additions. The upc...

 
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Just Cause developer reveals AionGuard

The latest issue of Edge magazine reveals a brand new game from the developers of Just Cause, described as an open world fantasy title. It's called AionGuard, and it looks very promising indeed. AionGuard is being described as a giant battl...

 
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Brainy person: Piracy is a 'great equalizer'

Dr. Henry Jenkins of M.I.T is probably a very clever man and he has a great beard. I consider this enough of a qualification for me to take everything he says as gospel, and his message on this day is that piracy is an "equalizer"...

 
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Haitian President Aristide criticizes Bad Dudes for not coming to his rescue

SOUTH AFRICA: Former Haitian President Aristide spoke in front of a rally of dozens today, criticizing the US government for not dispatching Bad Dudes to come to his rescue in his hour of need.  "I mean really -- how long is the w...

 
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Steve Wiebe makes another attempt to topple Donkey Kong high score, falls short

Steve Wiebe emerged from last summer's docu-flick The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters looking like the quintessential geek hero after defeating bizarro-prince Billy Mitchell for his high score at Donkey Kong. Since then Mitchell has ste...

 
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My new favorite hack: Four Swords in the Ocarina of Time

Multi-player Hack in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - video powered by Metacafe  Reportedly from the same esteemed programmers who brought you the Arwing and Dark Link hacks in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time comes what might be...

 
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Saints Row ain't scared of no GTAIV

Saints Row 2 producer Greg Donavan has expressed confidence in his game going up against Rockstar's flagship title, the anticipated and sure-to-be controversial Grand Theft Auto IV. The two games are very similar, both being sandbox crime s...

 
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Chris Taylor: Authentication will save PC gaming

In keeping with the theme that the current PC model is broken, Gas Powered Game's Chris Taylor thinks that the platform will live long and prosper, as long as on important change is made as to how we play the game. During GDC last week...

 

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