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Gore Verbinski is the new Uwe Boll: 'Pirates' director to take on Second Life

First BioShock and now Second Life? It looks like director Gore Verbinski has found a new calling in life!According to recent reports in Variety, the Pirates of the Caribbean director has just signed on to direct a movie based on the virtua...

 
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Five design decisions that put the suck into Populous DS

Populous DS had promise.  The Molyneux classic primarily involved pointing and clicking, so this game should have translated beautifully with stylus controls on the DS platform. Instead, playing this game is like trying to rescue a fre...

 
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Wow, I can't wait: Pac-Man movie is a go

I'm generally testy about the topic of videogames being made into movies, as they are rarely much better than spending the night gazing into the ass of a horse. I have to admit, however, I'm beyond testy over the news that rumors of a Pac-M...

 
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Haze will require a 4GB+ install, will run in sub-HD 1024x576

As Hamza just noted, Haze hits this week, and the developers have been busy answering questions on the Ubi forum. To our surprise, the May 16 update reveals two ugly technical facts about the game: a rather large required install and no tru...

 
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More Vii for you: another Wii knockoff hits the scene

We had a giggle over the Vii last year, but like any massively popular icon of pop culture, the ripoffs are far from over. We spied this recent imitator over at Engadget, with comes with a slew of vaguely identifiable acessories including p...

 
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NewsBlaster proves that tragedy can be fun!

More than a year ago, we here at Destructoid told you about NewsBreaker, a Breakout-type game the MSNBC Web site created to get younger people to read its news. The concept was simple: hit a brick, get a news headline. It was ...

 
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Man confesses to sexing picnic table, God of War videogame is clearly to blame

Some people enjoy sitting on the porch and discussing the antics of neighborhood hooligans, trading what will they think of nexts while they ogle passerby for the next potential source of gossip. The Porch Patrol may think they have every t...

 
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The moron strikes again: Uwe Boll says games have no story

There's a difference between looking like a moron and just being stupid. Uwe Boll has crossed that line with his usual dignity and aplomb many a time, and each time I hope without reason it may be his last. In a recent interview on Red Eye ...

 
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Guinness 'Guitar Hero Relay Marathon' frightens and confuses

I think it's safe to say that I like to play videogames; I wouldn't be here writing this if I didn't. And I'm all for competition, be it professional first-person shooter play or more casual play in someone's living room. But this internati...

 
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More painful than dying in a fire: Alvin and the Chipmunks on the Wii

What's harder? (A) Producing a popular cartoon show for nearly 30 years about a trio of fat-faced high-pitched maladjusted chipmunks and their three whiny rodent girlfriends or (B) Producing a single good video game about them? Apparently, ...

 
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PC World names the most offensive games of 2007

2007 was a banner years for gaming, but that doesn't mean that tripe isn't being turned out at an equal pace. Some crappy games are hilarious though, and I think my world would be a different place without them. PC World has done their roun...

 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .15: The games of 2007

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday and the scary red chimney ninja gave you everything you wanted. Wait, what? You asked for a special end of the year Great Retro Quiz and didn’t find one under the tree...

 
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Rock Band on PS2 hits retail tomorrow

The PlayStation 2 version of Rock Band has shipped and will be up for purchase from your store of choice starting tomorrow. Great news for those of you without a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360, right? Sort of.We've already been warned about t...

 
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Arcade Hits coming to XBL tomorrow, plus a sneak peak at upcoming XBLA games

As most of you already know, the Xbox 360's Fall Dashboard Update hits tomorrow. Included in this update is a new program called Arcade Hits, which allows you to purchase previously released Live Arcade titles at a reduced price. The first ...

 
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New PS3 commercial features clowns, dog, man with lipstick

I just feel sad about PS3 commercials. I don't want to ridicule them, discuss them with other journalists, contemplate why they aren't great anymore or pen angry letters. I just want them to be good again. I just want to know why they are a...

 
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Another Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update hits (Don't get your hopes up)

With the latest update to the backwards compatibility list finally here, there are now over 300 orginal Xbox games that'll play nice with your Xbox 360. But unlike the last update, there is a considerably smaller portion of good games.Hones...

 
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Is this where PS3s are born?

A brand new PlayStation 3 is shiny and impressive when unboxed, and you'd probably never imagine that the slick, gleaming black game console was created in what looks to be an over-packed car garage.We can't be sure if these pictures from a...

 
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The invisible political commentary of Blacksite: Area 51

The Brainy Gamer (via Electro Lemon) has a very interesting article up discussing the heady ideals of Blacksite: Area 51, Midway's latest attempt to bring the Area 51 label a decent game. By all accounts, the title is but a shallow one abou...

 
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Final Fantasy XIII possibly delayed until 2009

Square recently held their yearly fiscal meeting, which yielded some very distressing news for RPG fans awaiting the newest Final Fantasy with baited breath: The game may not be released until 2009. The trouble seems to revolve around the W...

 
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The Difficulty Arc: How frustration ruins the gameplay experience

The scenario: You, controller in hands, sitting on the sofa, staring at your television with a mixed expression of frustration and anger. You've hit a point in a game where you can't get any further, you don't want the strategy guide, you d...

 
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Sony to maintain availibility the 20GB and 60GB PS3s in Japan?

According to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, Sony will be maintaining the availability of the 20GB and 60GB models of the PlayStation 3 in Japan.  1UP has translated an interview with the SCE President from the latest Weekly...

 
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Harmonix game Phase: The Music is the Game available on iTunes

File this one under "A pleasant surprise, but not quite what I had in mind." Harmonix has released their portable rhythm action game, Phase: The Music is Your Game onto iTunes. The $4.99 iPod game lets you use your own music track...

 
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Eternal Sonata for PS3 will feature new playable characters

I used to hate the early Xbox years when a title like Silent Hill 2 for PS2 would hit, and then shortly afterwards a version for Xbox with more content would appear. Seems the process is being console reversed now: Eternal Sonata's PS3 inca...

 
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Wii hard drive dispelled again; asks us to micromanage storage like the iPod

While the meager storage space on the Wii is only mildly annoying for even the most hardcore Nintendo fanboy, the company continues to surprise us by renouncing hard drive peripherals for their console. The debate reminds me of the N64 cart...

 
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What? No! Why?: Xbox 360 Rock Band's USB hub requires external power

While I'm sure the folks over at the 1UP offices have been enjoying Rock Band, not all is well. You see, the Xbox 360 hardware only has three USB ports, and Rock Band utilizes four USB instruments at once. Harmonix and Electronic Arts have ...

 
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Want the Guitar Hero wireless bundle? Don't go to Wal-Mart

Forget to make a reservation and find yourself bolting to a 24 hour Wal-Mart at 3 am? Be warned: Reports have been flooding in that Wal-Mart is selling the Guitar Hero 3 bundle with some slight alterations. What kind of alterations, you may...

 
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Phantasy Star Universe gets expansion in November, no one seems to notice

Ambition of the Illuminus, the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Universe, will be available for download via Xbox Live November 20th for $20. However, if you don't have an Xbox and want to play it for PS2 or PC, the retail version will ...

 
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E For All: Or, I could be masturbating right now

E For All has received a great deal of skeptical feedback since its initial announcement, and as the show date drew closer it became more obvious that the event was not being supported by fans and industry alike. The absence of Sony and Mic...

 
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I'll be the first to say that this was supposed to be a way cooler post.  The original plan was to do a video where we would hand-cut the ballots and put them all in the planters peanut can, shake them up, call out some ...   read

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Too Human trailer: This is the generic action we've been waiting for?

I don't know what I was expecting from Too Human, to be honest, but I know I was expecting something a little more than this. For a game that's taken so long to develop and is surrounded by such lofty ideals (not to mention controversy), wh...

 

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ObliqueZombie

Its Golden Week in Japan, and I just spent the last five hours browsing YouTube for nostalgic music videos, Dunkey, and the latest Its like Christmas

 
Glabatron

Read the Reinhardt couldnt get over the fact that it should be Wilhelm Reinhardt, not the other way

 
JcDent

My experience as a gamer and a game reviewer has lead me to hold hope is the first step on the road to disappointment as the most truthful statement in 40K, at least as far as announcements and new releases are

 
lokhe

Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
DanteKinkade

Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
whatsacow

God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
Fenriff

If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
Dangus Taargus

Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
Fuzunga

Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
klaw616

Hooooow can I explain, when there are feeeeewwww words I can choooooose Come on, you all know the words!

 
Sr Churros

Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
taterchimp

Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
Terry 309

So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 
Agent9

I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
Torchman

Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
Kaleido Ruby

Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
EdgyDude

General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
Jinx 01

Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
Kaleido Ruby

I think its trying to tell us

 
Amna Umen

My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 

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