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SkiFree VS Rodent's Revenge


Oct 09
Last week's debate was a brawl between the twenty-five masters of Super Smash Bros. Melee. Some cast characters didn't do nearly as well as others, but the race for the only trophy that matters was close. Who did we decide wa... read

Survey says that casual games are bringing families together


Aug 28
Can a Wii fix your broken family? Are casual games good for everyone? In a recent survey polling 7,500 casual gaming adults, about a third had children or grandchildren who played casual games in their home, and 80 percent of... read

Senior gamer draws gun to protect his games


Aug 09
An 85-year-old New Mexico man took the law into his own hands, protecting his gaming rig by pulling a handgun on a robber who he found hiding underneath his bed.After leaving his house for the day, Alton Tillman doubled back,... read

Shenmue Online canceled: Who will move all of these online crates now?


Aug 04
Word from all over the place is that the planned PC MMORPG version of Sega's crate moving, direction asking simulator, Shenmue, has been canceled. The game was to be set around the events of Shenmue II, featuring many charact... read

EA pulls 49 online titles off of life support, watches them slowly die


Aug 03
It's now time to make a visit and pay your final respects to the elders. Make your piece and say your goodbyes, as Electronic Arts will be pulling the plug on dozens of their online titles come September 1st. Varied EA title... read

The founder of GameFAQs to step down after twelve glorious years of faqqing


Jul 23
I thought that my emotions were no longer a working part of me and that my tear ducts and vage had dried up long ago, but apparently there is some humanity left in me after all. Jeff Veasey, or "CJayC" as he is more... read

While running around Santa Monica a resident Dtoid editor scooped me on a strange coffee table gaming accessory that popped up at the event: The Wii Party Station. The uncoventional product has been met with a fair share of ... read feature

Bargain Bin Laden #19: Otogi


Jul 22
Things look pretty bleak for the next month or so, don't they? Ah, summertime -- when the gaming industry actually offers a pretty compelling excuse to get off your ass and get outside. There's not much between here a... read

RetroforceGO! recording tonight; I miss arcades


Jul 18
That's right kids (and old people), I miss me my arcades. I miss being able to play the hottest new games in the dark, cigarette scented arenas that used to be my full-time hangout. Where did all these wonderful places go... read

Wii Party Station? Are they serious?


Jul 12
It is no secret that Nintendo's Wii is great for parties, and if you haven't had the pleasure of playing a drunken Wii Bowling session, then you're really missing out. Now, Nyko is trying to cash in on the Wii pl... read

Give your DS some 'Style'


Jul 04
No, I'm not talking about your gaudy, bejewelled Metallic Rose monstrosity, but rather the software you'd put in it. It's fairly safe to say that gamers aren't the most well rounded people as far as culture go... read

On today's episode of 'Nerds Make the Darndest Things' ...


Jun 11
Sometimes I like to imagine what mixing two totally awesome things together would be like, Jade Cocoon-style. Perhaps Adriana Lima with a language I can understand, or a pterodactyl with a Moonkin from World of Warcraft.. I a... read

Condemned 2: Bloodshot artwork is hobo-rific


Jun 06
I rolled out of my nice, warm bed this morning to find a small collection of Condemned 2: Bloodshot artwork in my mail box. This artwork features, predominantly, images of people who appear to not have nice, warm beds. This s... read

EA: You haven't seen the last of The Godfather engine


May 17
It looks like the game engine that powered The Godfather still has a bit more life left in it. According to one industry analyst, EA has planned on using the engine in at least five upcoming projects, including a follow up to... read

More proof that grannies love the Wii


May 05
 Here is everybody's favorite hardcore senior citizen, Old Grandma Hardcore, trying her hand at Super Paper Mario. Listen to her swear in a manner that would make most other grandmas and sailors cower in horror. If t... read

Captain Obvious: Analysts are useless


Apr 25
Sometimes posts just write themselves. Such is the case with this latest edition of Captain Obvious. I think we can all agree analysts are pretty ... well, useless. Usually, they spout off things we all already know or somet... read

Old Forbes dude calls Microsoft's gaming attempts a 'disastrous endeavour'


Apr 20
For most of us that have an Xbox 360 (that works), we love it. In fact, I'd say for most gamers nowadays in the North America regions, the 360 has more or less become the next-gen console of choice -- maybe mostly due to ... read

ZOMG!!! It's Atari trivia time.


Apr 14
Look I drink...But I did tell you all that another test was coming. This test makes the last look like a walk in the park. The fuzzy memories really became obvious to me this time. In the first round, I managed getting t... read

ZOMG!!! It's NES trivia time.


Apr 13
Look I drink...From time to time, this makes my memory a little fuzzy. These NES games were my life as a kid. Every box of every game for almost a decade is deeply stained into my brain. Instantly, I recognized... read

Old people game? Unlikely


Apr 05
It's all over this dammed Interblogweb device that one in seven people over the age of a hundred have played video games. Apparently this is exciting news, but let's face it, it's really not, for two reasons: ... read

Destructoid: The Italian Restaurant


Apr 01
Diversification is important for a growing gaming business, as is stockpiling marinara sauce and not making offensive Mario impressions when Italian people visit. This is why we broke in a local Bucca De Beppo and completely... read

Get your poor grandmother out of that home and into a Wii bowling league


Mar 30
Dtoid Quiz: Which of the following are you most likely to see in an Italian restaurant?a) breadsticksb) red and white checkered tableclothsc) meatballsd) a Wii bowling leagueThe answer is obviously “c,” but I woul... read

GDC 2007: Greybush goes backstage


Mar 07
Our roving reporter, Ron "Greybush" Workman spent a little time on the GDC floor yesterday before it opened up today. As usual, the ol' bush was in fine form. Enjoy! read

Commodore is bringing it back


Mar 07
Remember the Commodore Computer, the definitive computer of the 1980's? No? I can see it now: half of our readership is scratching their heads in confusion (or hitting up the wiki) while the rest are grinning as memories ... read

Greybush rocks Epileptic Gaming tonight (update)


Feb 22
Destructoid's very own resident grandpa -- Ron "Greybush" Workman -- will be doing a special guest gig tonight on our favorite live web gaming show, Epileptic Gaming. Joining him will be a gal that is not only... read

Wii Toaster: Friend codes needed for extra dark mode


Feb 10
Trying to reach every person out there who has not yet gamed -- I hear there's a hut in the Congo that has yet to play Wii Sports -- Nintendo looks to take over the burnt bread market with Wii Toaster! This revolution of... read

Increase your gamerscore, get stuff


Feb 06
Microsoft just sent me word that they will be running a contest in conjunction with Old Spice for peeps who increase their Xbox 360 gamerscore between Feb. 12 and April 12. What do you win in this contest? Take a look:Reward ... read

Shhhh! New Xbox 360 drive is sleeping


Feb 06
Apparently, Microsoft has already begun shipping the newly configured Xbox 360s for retail with a quieter DVD drive, called the "BenQ VAD6038 drive." And allegedly, this new drive means that 360 owners now don't... read

Videotopia delivers a blast from the past


Jan 27
Before our Vegas-diseased bodies collapsed in post-CES trauma we had the pleasure of visiting Otronicon in Orlando, which until now had received but a smidgeon of coverage. Now that we've been excused from government anne... read

Quick observation: It's true, old people do play the DS


Jan 24
For the next two days, I'll be in Las Vegas (hopefully SARS free this time) to take a damn good look at some upcoming games and such from Midway. Well, on the flight here from New York, there just so happened to be a Nin... read






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