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Hope for Fallout, doubt for Batman and sadness for Aliens


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 14
In another casual conversation from Destructoid's news room, Jordan Devore, Daniel Starkey and and I discuss the possible futures of Batman and Fallout. Plus, we marvel at how spectacularly wrong Aliens: Colonial Marines went. read
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Reconsidered Evil, from OUYA to open box & new Witchery!


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 06
In this casual discussion from Dtoid's news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Allistair Pinsof and we respond to big announcements for The Witcher 3 and OUYA's retail availability. Plus, we share some views on Capcom's recent change-of-heart toward Resident Evil's direction. read
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Doorbusting the Dead Island tourism board on PC standards


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 30
In this latest installment of Office Chat, Jordan Devore, Brett Zeidler, and I consider whether Dead Island's cinematic trailers are misleading and if PC gamers should expect ports of games that utilize the superior power of their hardware. Plus, Nintendo's Virtual Console promotion might be a bit confusing, but represents a pretty good value. read
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Office Chat: Atari Force X Electronic Child Molestor Zone


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 24
In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Kyle MacGregor, as we express our enthusiasm for Namco's announcement that Project X Zone will see western release, our hope that Atari may actually rise from the ashes and our dismay at politicians making dramatic crack shots. read
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Office Chat

Office Chat: Infinite horizons and limited vision


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 16
Now arriving with an alarming consistency, I bring you the latest installment of Office Chat. In this episode, I'm joined again by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler as we address the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The... read
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Office Chat

Office Chat: Paupers, Pistons and Pokemanz


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 10
We have a new Office Chat for your visual amusement. This time, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Jim Sterling to converse a bit about the possibility of THQ's assets being broken apart to resolve their bankruptcy situation. We also give some thoughts on the news out of CES regarding Valve's plans for dedicated Steam consoles and the announcement of Pokémon X and Y. read
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Office Chat: Dark Souls II dreams and award nightmares


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Dec 12
Even though 2012 is careening toward its conclusion and we should be starting to wind down, it seems like we're busier than ever with our awards and year-end activities. But then we noticed a sudden spike in folk asking, "wh... read
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Office Chat: Twin surprises in Black Ops and Guild Wars


May 02
We're all pretty floored about the new direction Treyarch is taking the Call of Duty series for Black Ops 2, as it sounds like they're making the biggest effort to evolve the franchise since Modern Warfare. I talked a b... read
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Office Chat: Turning the Apple Valve and finding sleep


Apr 18
Time once again for another conversation from within Destructoid's virtual office. In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Dale North and Daniel Starkey for a lovely discussion of the rumors swirling about a clandestine meeting between Apple and Valve. Meanwhile, Starkey has a novel method for falling asleep at night, but at the cost of his enjoyment of motion-controlled games. read
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Office Chat: Reavers of Dark Souls and social games


Mar 22
Office Chat is back! Seemingly, Soul Reaver is coming back as well and the gang talks a little bit about their memories of the Legacy of Kain series. Zynga's acquisition of Draw Something developer OMGPop leads Conrad to beg for more board game adaptations. And a discussion of a Dark Souls tease is interrupted by the invasion of a black phantom. read
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Office Chat: Matters of Vita or death


Feb 14
With the Vita looming on the horizon, it seems like it's all anybody is talking about right now. That includes the intrepid writing staff at Destructoid, as conversation about the handheld was so dominant in our virtual offi... read
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Office Chat: Tara wanted to drink margaritas at BlizzCon


Jan 26
I predict that this will be our most popular episode of Office Chat to date. There's just something about this one which really grabs your attention. I think it's probably Dale's eyes. They're like oceans I could get lost in... read
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Office Chat: Anarchy in the R.C. (Raccoon City)


Jan 25
Destructoid's editorial staff are at it again with another casual conversation from within their virtual office. In this episode, Jonathan Holmes has a friend with some ethical standards we find questionable. And Resident Ev... read
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Office Chat: Final Fantasy panties, limited time Evil


Jan 23
Time for another chat from Destructoid's virtual office. In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Dale North and Jordan Devore for a conversation on fantasy vs. reality using women's underwear (a subject we clearly know... read
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Office Chat: Long cutscenes, light bribery and blackouts


Jan 20
It's time for another casual conversation from within Destructoid's virtual office. Dale is trapped in a particularly lengthy cutscene that he can't tear himself away from. Meanwhile, Square Enix keeps sending weird crap and a brief word on how the internet blackout went for us. read
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Office Chat: We fear contagion, miss Gex and love YouTube


Jan 05
We're chatting it up in Destructoid's virtual office yet again. Dale North and Jordan Devore return with a little playful ribbing towards resident sports gamer Samit Sarkar and his propensity for illness. We also muse on Crystal Dynamics' plans to reveal a new IP this year. And we love the wild and wonderful world of YouTube (and its comments).  read
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Office Chat: The ESA is a smoke screen for SOPApillas


Jan 04
It's time again to join us for another casual conversation from Destructoid's virtual office. In this installment, Dale North struggles against incredible adversity in the forms of serious-minded Twitter users and a neighbor... read
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The DTOID Show: Kingdom Hearts 3D & Star Wars: TOR


Dec 21
Hey guys! Here's our last regular episode of The Destructoid Show of 2011! We're still gonna have episodes going up next week, but this is the last one that's our usual news-related journalism-program TV format. Today's topi... read
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Office Chat: Star Wars' Old Republic morality


Dec 21
As ever, the Destructoid staff is hard at work in our virtual office. See some of them here having a riveting discussion about how Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting on. Join me, Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore and Jona... read
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Office Chat: Zelda's patch, movie games and MvC3 DLC


Dec 16
In this conversation from Destructoid's virtual office, I'm accompanied by Dale North, Jordan Devore and the charming Jonathan Holmes. We discuss how Nintendo is going to patch The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and how Holl... read
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Office Chat: Faith in Valve, Zelda's motion-based future


Dec 14
We have another delightful edition of Office Chat for you today. Join Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore and I as we consider a world where all Zelda is motion-controlled. We also contemplate what Valve fans might do for confirmation of Half-Life 3 and what starts as an innocent question about Jim's sunglasses takes a turn for the sordid. read
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Office Chat: Revengeance wins best made-up word


Dec 13
Obviously, we at Destructoid were all forced to watch the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards show this weekend. Shackled to our computers, driven by cruel taskmasters, we had no option but to witness it. In this casual chat from o... read
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Office Chat: Facebook funny money, taking criticism


Dec 02
We had some extra Office Chat lying around here, so we thought we would put it on the Internet. I am joined again by Dale North and Jordan Devore for another conversation where we express shock and awe at how it is we g... read
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Office Chat: GamePro gone, Resident Evil geography


Dec 01
We have a somewhat more somber Office Chat for you today, as we lament the passing of GamePro. Dale North has some trouble understanding why people buy pointless virtual junk. Meanwhile, Jordan Devore may very well have... read
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Office Chat: Batman should re-examine his priorities


Nov 29
Join us for another casual conversation in Destructoid's virtual office. In this latest installment of Office Chat, Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore and I fondly remember everything about Dragon's Lair (except for the actual game). I complain about niggling annoyances in Batman: Arkham City and we all learn a little something about Jim's tits. Surely there is something here for everyone. read
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Office Chat: Feasts, Black Friday and textureless Skyrim


Nov 23
The Destructoid staff doesn't have an office in the traditional sense of the word, scattered around the world as we are. So, we thought it might be fun to record some of the conversations that we have during an average day a... read






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