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5:00 AM on 01.30.2013

84-year-old man loves gaming, makes orgasm noises

Last week, Dale North shared a heartwarming tale of an 86-year-old British woman who keeps her mind sharp by playing the latest and greatest videogames. Mind-bending stuff like Disgaea 4, a game that would make me dizzy just...

Tony Ponce


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




3:00 AM on 01.22.2013

86-year-old woman loves gaming, plays Disgaea

I love 86-year-old gamer Hilda Knott because she is one of us. This BBC clip on her shows that she plays real games -- not Facebook social and mobile crap -- and has real gamer cred. Not Solitaire, but Grand Theft Auto. She p...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 07.31.2012

Promoted blog: Growing old disgracefully

[Dtoid Community Blogger Stevil takes comfort in the fact that some of his favorite videogame characters are growing old with him. Because he's old. And smelly. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write so...

Stevil

11:00 PM on 02.02.2012

100-year-old lady rocks the Nintendo DS

You go, granny! Kit Connell is 100 years old -- at that age, it's fairly likely that your mind will start to fade. Kit isn't having any of that, so she stays sharp by playing on a Nintendo DS that her daughter bought for her...

Tony Ponce

8:45 PM on 08.24.2010

Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Ultima series

In the last debate, we had one of the closest voting races I've ever seen. Persona 4 would take the lead by two or three votes, and then Persona 3 would strike back with a few votes of its own to tie it up. This continued abo...

Tom Fronczak

3:00 PM on 06.04.2010

Wii gaming for health also works for old fatties

A new study by University of Delaware Associate Professor Elizabeth Orsega-Smith looked into overweight seniors that were playing Wii Sports. Could they lose weight like their younger, whippersnapper counterparts were? Yep. F...

Dale North

3:40 PM on 12.08.2009

Nintendo to force old people to play Super Mario Bros Wii

Grandma: "Sir, can I trouble you for a glass of warm milk? It helps me go to sleep." Nintendo PR: "You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up!" Grandma: "My fingers hurt." Nintendo PR: "Oh, well, now your back's ...

Dale North



Peripherally Speaking: Nyko's Perfect Shot photo
Peripherally Speaking: Nyko's Perfect Shot
by Jonathan Holmes

Three things you should know about me before reading this: I hate doing stuff I don't feel like doing (some call it laziness, I call it "strong willed"), I'm a sucker for free stuff, and I hate gaming peripherals. Those are the three aspects of my personality that came to a head in the process of being put to the task of reviewing the Perfect Shot. I promised Nyko I would review this thing weeks ago, and I kept putting it off, until I heard that they wouldn't be sending us any more free stuff until we reviewed all the free stuff they've already sent us.

So here it is, the official Destructoid review of Nyko's Perfect Shot, with cute sales girl included -- though unlike the Nyko girls at E3 09, she's totally wigless. Other than that small oversight, this post is the greatest thing in the history of the Internet. Hit the jump to see what I'm talking about.

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1:00 PM on 05.19.2009

Stereotype killer: 114 million adult gamers in the US

I love this new study from MarketResearch as it basically says that just about half the people in the U.S. are gamers. Gamer haters can't exactly go looking down on gamers, as they would be looking down on more than  hal...

Dale North

2:05 PM on 10.04.2008

Hey old people, play games and get cheaper car insurance

Allstate is trying to draw up a new demographic to punish people that aren’t in the demographic with higher car insurance rates. According to 1UP (via CNN) Allstate is considering offering clients that are between the a...

Brad Nicholson

2:39 PM on 06.10.2008

Sexagenarian Madden fan proves being old and a gamer aren't mutually exclusive

I’ve been telling people forever that I’ll be playing videogames until the day I die. Of course, we all make promises to ourselves -- things we’re absolutely sure of at the time -- only to break them years l...

Samit Sarkar





10:09 AM on 04.02.2008

Out-of-touch old windbag won't buy videogames, bankrupts entire industry

Last night we received a tip from Neil Christie sharing with us what he called "more bullsh*t in the UK press." Indeed, it was a column by an elderly man called Giles Whittell, whose out-of-touch and frightened scra...

Jim Sterling

1:36 PM on 04.01.2008

Videogames made me say the 'C' word!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: This just in! I have been corrupted by videogames and am not a douchebag!I was just outside the FOXTOID offices buying a coffee from a vendor on the street when an old woman accident...

Chad Concelmo

10:19 AM on 02.18.2008

Destructoid Rewind: Top stories from last year, February 18-24, 2007

This week's top story of last year probably crushed the dream career aspirations of many young men: The atypical tale of a video game game tester on crunch-time. While I think most of us would love to put in a 100+ hour week...

Niero Gonzalez

4:57 PM on 02.04.2008

Destructoid Rewind:
Our biggest stories from Feb 4-10, 2007

On this week's < Destructoid Rewind < the Reverend's opus the Mario Brothers on the big screen dominates the charts with over a sixty thousand readers (yes, yes, that's over 9,000). Was it a masterpiece or is he watchi...

Niero Gonzalez

3:37 PM on 12.31.2007

RetroforceGO! Episode 30: New Year's Retrolutions

Welcome to the last Monday of 2007, folks. Did you have a good year? Did you get everything that you wanted? Did you accomplish all the things that you planned for yourself over the last year? Yeah, me neither. But at least y...

Dyson