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#GamerGate

A PokÚdex of game journalists that only lists negative traits?


Feelings-type vs. Ethics-type?
May 10
Ethics is a major component of social justice, and in recent years, it has also become a hot button issue in the world of videogame journalism. It is with this in mind that a group of social justice warriors decided to come t... read
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Where are they now?

Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz


Papa Niero is proud
Oct 23
As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitel... read
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Daily Mail claims Sonic made a boy have a heart attack


'Killed by a videogame'
Jul 17
A 16-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome had a heart attack after getting overexcited by Sonic the Hedgehog. The Daily Mail's take on the story? He was, of course, killed by a video... read
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John Stossel wins

John Stossel wins the violent videogames argument


Fox News host uses this funny thing called 'logic'
Jun 22
It's not every day that you can say a Fox News personality makes a rational argument regarding any of today's hottest trends and hobbies, but stranger things have happened. In a recent segment of his talk show, John Stossel ... read
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Game magazine scrubs Ellie from The Last of Us artwork


The Creepy Cull continues
Jun 19
I've talked at length about the Creepy Cull of female protagonists in the game industry, where women are shunted off promotional materials and deemed unworthy to act as playable characters. It seems the scythe is wielded not ... read
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I-Mockery at E3

E3 2013 in a nutshell, by I-Mockery's RoG


A man, a camera, and a thirst for the truth
Jun 18
Last year, I-Mockery and Abobo's Big Adventure's Roger Barr broke new ground in videogame journalism with his piercing critique of E3 2012. For anyone who has ever wanted to know the real E3 behind the glitz and glamor, his ... read
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E3 scandal exposed: ESA makes journos poop in the dark


One man takes a stand.
Jun 11
Hey ESA, can we get some light bulbs in the press bathrooms? The international boys can't aim. read
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The Daily Mail's review of The Last of Us is incredible


Britain's worst newspaper has the best review
Jun 06
British tabloid The Daily Mail has a review for The Last of Us, a game enjoying perhaps the most unanimous critical acclaim in videogame history. The Mail, ever a bastion of wisdom and judicious thinking, feels it doesn'... read
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Kotaku lied: Nintendo loves penises AND butts!


Destructoid offers a re-BUTT-al
May 09
In a recent article on Kotaku, writer Patricia Hernandez pointed out that, while Nintendo will censor asses, it has no problem showcasing a delicious penis.  She used Animal Crossing: New Leaf as evidence, criticizing Ni... read
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Keep your head down, then rewrite the story
Recently, John Walker at Rock, Paper, Shotgun wrote a compelling article on SimCity, and how Electronic Arts' maintenance of radio silence has demonstrated total effectiveness in getting everybody to shut up. The basic argume... read feature

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Corgtoid

At PAX? Say hi to Dtoid EiC Dale North at his two panels


Will discuss journalism, JRPGs, and probably corgis
Mar 22
Longtime game and music journalist and -- oh yeah -- Destructoid editor-in-chief Dale North will be available for your viewing, listening, and creeping pleasure at PAX East this week with two awesome panels: Do JRPGS Really S... read
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A consumer's guide on how not to make the press and themselves look retarded
Games journalism criticism is a young field of business. As with any emerging practice it often likes to talk about itself, not because games writers are pretentious masturbatory bastards, but because we care to do the best j... read feature

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IGN Entertainment Layoffs

IGN parent company to shutter 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO


Ziff Davis shutting down some of its recent acquisitions
Feb 21
IGN laid off several members of its editorial team today. The move follows IGN's recent sale to Ziff Davis Media, which also plans to close subsidiaries 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO as a part of the restructuring.  "Our goal is... read
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PS4 Megaton: Tameem Antoniades loses the DmC Dante hair


Shave his head? Never in a million years
Feb 20
While some argue the PlayStation 4 reveal event wasn't as full of megaton announcements as it should have been, many glossed over one important and startling bit of news -- Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades has hacked off... read
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EA + Tabloid = Half-naked woman in Crysis 3 bodypaint


Sleaze meets sleaze to have a sleazy little baby
Feb 20
The Sun loves to talk about how dangerous those violent videogames are, and frequently runs stories vilifying interactive entertainment for inspiring crime and teaching the youth of Britain all sorts of terrible things. Still... read
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Terraria celebrates XBLA/PSN release by sending pebbles


Junk mail of an entirely different flavor
Feb 11
We certainly get sent all manner of weird tat and nonsense in our role as semi-professional videogame jesters, and sometimes it's just ridiculous enough to achieve the desired effect and get a post. Here's 505 Games, literall... read
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David Jaffe launches glorious verbal attack on CNN anchor


Developer gives Erin Burnett a furious piece of his mind
Feb 06
Last week, we talked about how CNN anchor Erin Burnett desperately tried to link videogames to violent crime, attempting as she did to lead a psychologist into agreeing with her, and appearing flustered when he didn't. She wa... read
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Ziff Davis buys IGN


News Corp hands over gaming site as part of 'restructuring'
Feb 04
j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis has acquired IGN, following months of rumors that News Corp, run by billionaire tyrant Rupert Murdoch, was looking to offload the site in a "restructuring" plan. IGN, of course, also owns AskMe... read
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Anderson Cooper's Town Hall special discusses gun violence
It might be easy to label all major news pundits as being dangerously ignorant of videogames, especially when it concerns sexual or violent content. However, we ought to know better than to paint everyone with the same broad ... read feature

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Erin Burnett wants psychologist to say things he doesn't believe
CNN's Erin Burnett last night tried desperately to make a psychologist blame videogames for gun violence, attempting to coerce him into agreeing with her that "violent" games make people more likely to kill.  "There's a... read feature

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Objectify A Male Tech Writer Day [Update]


Salivate over grade-A man-meat on February 1st
Jan 28
[Update: Leigh Alexander has decided to call off the event, following an examination of potential risks. It's been proposed that the event alienates those who do not neatly fit into the straight male and straight female dynam... read
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Some guy: Xbox might be sold to Sony, Microsoft is ruined


Man on Internet says things in 'saying things' SHOCKER!
Jan 21
Remember that guy who said Microsoft's Xbox division cannot be sustained by the company? Well, here comes another analyst with the same suggestion, going so far as to believe rival Sony could acquire the brand. Them's some da... read
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Twelve months of outrage
Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos?  We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of th... read feature

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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting


Camp hack n' slash can feed your 'Darkest Thoughts'
Dec 17
As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and a... read
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Mass Effect and more attacked over school shooting


Angry mob goes after games when media misleads them
Dec 15
Yesterday, the mainstream media sunk to a new low in its rush to build the latest death circus. Following a horrific school shooting in a Connecticut kindergarten, news sources -- chiefly CNN -- jumped to dangerous speculatio... read
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism


Racism and homophobia not given a looser leash either
Nov 06
Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity... read
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Earning our karma
I came across Destructoid back in 2006. At the time, it was barely a blip on the industry's radar. It was just a pack of dedicated bloggers with a rebellious streak. Now, this site has seen at least a dozen of its own graduat... read feature

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How the games media got into a big crispy mess
Who knew that a picture of a man sat next to a bag of Doritos could snowball into anger, humiliation, and intrigue? The most startling thing about this industry is that the biggest of avalanches can erupt from the humblest of... read feature

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Game Critics announce 'Best of E3 2012' nominees


Jun 20
Every year, judges selected from a variety of outlets (including Destructoid) are asked to vote for their favorite games shown at E3. The nominations are in and you can probably guess who made the cut for the "best in show" t... read
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E3: NINTENDO USES ELECTRICAL CORDS, CONFIRMED!


Jun 05
Holly Green and I took a step outside the convention center today and spotted a bunch of crates for Nintendo's booth. We knew we had to share with you the contents of these crates, so we ducked security to snap some photos. A... read






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