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4:00 PM on 01.17.2015

Game-within-a-game hinted at for Splatoon

Splatoon is shaping up to be Nintendo's most bold and explosive new intellectual properties in recent memory. Nintendo is often accused of never publishing new I.P., though these accusations are often coming from folks who on...

Jonathan Holmes


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.






Outrage culture is pretty silly photo
Outrage culture is pretty silly
by Jonathan Holmes

The world can be a difficult place. Even if it looks like you have everything going for you on paper, it can feel like everyone is against you in practice. As a young, attractive, Caucasian millionaire once said, "Have you ever been hated and discriminated against? I have." This type of prideful proclamation of being a part of the victim class, and the Batman-style revenge it entitles one to, is the foundation of modern "outrage culture" -- a trend that I've seen balloon in size in "gamer" circles over the past few years.

Outrage can be inspired by anything - game endings, games being too popular, games not being popular enough, games going down, games going up, games having DLC, games not having DLC, games having sexual themes, games having their sexual themes toned down -- it doesn't matter. Anything is on the table for potential group disgust. It's even more common for this outrage to be directed at individuals in the game industry. Developers may wake up one morning to feel attacked from all sides for being a feminist, a hentai enthusiast, because of their tone, because of their sex life, or just because of their personal tastes.

That rage may fan out to studios or publishers, who are inevitably treated as though they are singular entities and not groups made up of multitudes. A game console may not have a feature, or it may have too many features. Outrage at the entire console ensues. A games reporter will take notice that some people are sometimes a certain way. Outrage at the entire website. A game developer says something. Outrage at them and every game they've ever made. 

A lot of people have capitalized on this lust for rage, whether they intended to or not. Would the Angry Videogame Nerd have gained millions of fans if he wasn't "angry"? Would all of the other
"ranting", "angry", "grump? gaming personalities on YouTube be a hit if aggression and hostility weren't the language that many videogame fans want to speak? And Neil deGrasse Tyson fans. We can't leave them out. Why is it that the internet in general, and gamer culture in particular, have become so infested with outrage?

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1:30 PM on 07.03.2012

Microsoft obtains rights to Xbox 8 domain names

Cheng Juan of China had snapped up some Xbox-related domain names like Xbox8.org and xbox8.us, as well as crappier ones like xboxcompanion.com, xboxlivetv.com, xboxphone.com, and xboxtablet.com. Microsoft wanted them bac...

Dale North

7:15 PM on 09.26.2011

Nintendo finally locks down SuperMario.com 25 years later

Ha! Nice timing, Nintendo. Nintendo issued a complaint last August with the World Intellectual Property Organization over SuperMario.com, as someone else held the rights. Who was it? Bowser? What's funny is that they just sta...

Dale North

8:40 AM on 02.18.2011

Do you have AT&T and have PlayStation Network issues?

Some readers have made us aware that AT&T customers are having download issues when pulling down some types of content on Sony's PlayStation Network. From what we hear, the problems started a couple of weeks ago. It se...

Dale North

2:20 PM on 09.09.2010

PAX 10: Wakfu interview gets teen girls feeling fantastic

I'd never heard of Wakfu until seconds before this interview. I did know a little about Dofus, Wakfu's prequel, but only because Niero has a Dofus art book on his coffee table. Other than that, I was flying blind on this one...

Jonathan Holmes

2:40 PM on 08.23.2010

PS Jailbreak PS3 mod chip orders open, related warnings

We recently told you about the PS Jailbreak USB PS3 mod chip that lets you rip/copy/backup games to your internal harddrive or another external and then run them. Some doubted its existence, but now it's actually selling. Get...

Dale North

1:20 PM on 08.13.2010

What is Red Faction Battlegrounds?

I don't know what Red Faction Battlegrounds is, but it is a thing. THQ registered a website domain for this name on August 10th. The name makes me think of a light version of a franchise game, but don't take that to heart. It...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 08.09.2010

Arkham City was in Batman: AA all along (well, kind of)

I was one of those crazy people who did everything there was to do in Batman: Arkham Asylum; or so I thought. Game Informer has rocked my world by posting about the secret room of Warden Quincy Sharp. It's so secret, you lite...

Jordan Devore

8:15 PM on 08.03.2009

Monday Mind Teasers: Not Pr0n

Last week's trip down mind teaser memory lane brought us back to the clicking nightmare known as Crimson Room. Now that some of us have escaped once again with our sanities intact, we run in fear to the first door we can find...

Tom Fronczak

10:45 PM on 07.27.2009

Monday Mind Teasers: Crimson Room

[UPDATE] The old link is broken. You can play Crimson Room here now (or at least until this link stops working too). "Ahhhh!" "The horror!" "Minimize in fear!" These screams might well describe your reaction to this game back...

Tom Fronczak





8:00 AM on 06.28.2009

Why you can't play Hulu on your PS3

I watch all my television on my computer by hooking it up to my television through an HDMI cable. At this point there just isn't any point to watching TV "live" since everyone can get everything over the web wheneve...

Matthew Razak

4:20 PM on 06.11.2009

E3 09: Tatsunoko Vs Capcom video interview

Got a butt-kicking interview here with Capcom's Seth Killian on the development and localization of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, and a little bonus stuff with Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder at the end. I'm still pissed/jealous that He...

Jonathan Holmes

3:10 PM on 05.15.2009

GameDaily BIZ leaves AOL, launches IndustryGamers.com

GameDaily BIZ will become IndustryGamers.com, a new site created Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of of the new site, James Brightman, and the fine folks at Hammersuit LLC, who has ties with the fine site that you're currently ...

Dale North

12:36 PM on 04.01.2009

Fake Watch: On-going April Fool's 2009 hoax list

Oh, Internets. You and your silly April Fool's Day jokes. We would never do anything like that. We're far too serious. To combat this nonsense, Destructoid has collected all the April Fool's Day hoaxes we could find as a publ...

Dale North

5:20 PM on 03.26.2009

Modern Warfare 2 teaser deciphered: What does it all mean?

That was fast. It was only last night that Infinity Ward gave us our very first glimpse of the latest installment in the Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare 2 (which is apparently missing "CoD" from its name?), and ...

Jordan Devore