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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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E3 is a week of great stories. Unfortunately, it's also a week of unbelievable stress and drinking so a lot of those stories die out along with the brain cells that contained them. Luckily, I managed to wrangle out a couple s... read feature

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As you sprint down a crowded hallway and come to a bottleneck of human traffic at the escalator, you have a brief moment to check your pockets. Bulky notepad in the back, uncomfortably shaped voice recorder in the right, c... read feature

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Daily Mail: Gamers 'trained' to shoot people in the head


May 01
In a new story titled, "Are we creating a generation of murderers?," the panic merchants at the Daily Mail implies that hardcore gamers are "trained" to accurately shoot real firearms. The tabloid call this a "shocking revela... read
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If Anders Breivik used COD to train to be a killer ...


Apr 20
... I've been using Sonic the Hedgehog to learn how to fucking exercise. read
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Capcom has broken the street date for Devil May Cry HD


Mar 30
So I was walking into my friendly neighborhood Gamestop today for my weekly PS2/GCN/DS game run, and I happened to see a brand new shrinkwrapped copy of the Devil May Cry HD Collection -- a game that was slated to be rel... read
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As much as our own Jim Sterling would like to distance himself from the label, what Destructoid and other game sites and blogs do is technically games journalism. However, when it comes the hardcore investigative research tha... read feature

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The Sun says 'fanatics' use COD to plot terrorist attacks


Mar 20
It's been a while since a British "newspaper" attempted to whip the public up into a hysterical game-flavored frenzy, but the latest mess from The Sun provides a real winner. According to some remedial fantasist over there, b... read
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Blades of Time update: Konami has ANNOUNCED the game!


Mar 09
In a BREAKING Blades of Time update, publisher Konami has just announced the game, despite it allegedly releasing three days ago. According to the company, the game is now officially available. Perhaps that means more than Ne... read
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Blades of Time update: there's a copy in New Jersey!


Mar 09
Destructoid's intense journalistic coverage of Blades of Time continues, with news that a physical copy of the game has been traced to the East Coast. I swung by my local GameStop to see if it had anything, and was informed t... read
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Silent Hill based on Kindergarten Cop, CONFIRMED!


Jan 11
My God! Why didn't we catch this sooner? It's so obvious! The clues were right there the whole time! Konami was trying to keep the dirty truth a secret, but it didn't do a good enough job. Through the power of JOURNALISM, use... read
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Shocker! Batman: Arkham World is not a real thing!


Dec 13
Gamers love their mysteries, so it was hardly surprising that a Batman: Arkham World reference at the Spiked Game Video Trophies set brains afire. The reference was spotted during The Joker's CGI acceptance speech for his "Be... read
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The Sun accuses Microsoft of 'Cyber Fraud' cover up


Nov 24
The Sun's cabal of sleazy liars hate being dismissed, and when they've got an axe to grind, they've demonstrated they'll pursue their victims with frightening obsession. Microsoft is the latest target, with the tabloid accusi... read
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The Sun warns world of 'Xbox Cyber Fraud'


Nov 22
Shitty tabloid The Sun has a CRIME EXCLUSIVE on its front page, warning Britain of a terrifying new problem -- Xbox Cyber Fraud! While the Sun claims thieves have "hacked" into Xbox Live accounts, it's nowhere near as scary. ... read
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Earlier this week, Gematsu posted an interview with Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono. Questions plucked from both the site's readers and NeoGAF were addressed, including the fear of a "Super" edition appearing s... read feature

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Ladies and gentlemen, this may be the most important film you will ever see. It's raw, it's gritty, it's real, it shakes the very foundation of the enthusiast gaming press. This is a movie that will change not only the future of filmmaking but also the very fabric of social constructionism. Modern Game Journalism: The Movie: The Trailer [GameTrailers] read feature







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