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Square Enix screws up Final Fantasy VII PC, says sorry


Aug 20
The PC launch for Final Fantasy VII has not gone smoothly. It hit the platform last week, but has suffered from a slew of activation problems and missing keys. It's also not available in Australia and New Zealand. Oh, and peo... read
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Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon


Aug 09
In science news, did you know that if you play Call of Duty for four days straight without drinking, you're ten times more likely to be hospitalized with dehydration? A teenager in Columbus, Ohio found that out just this week... read
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Police commissioner: Games cause knife crime


Aug 06
A New South Wales police commissioner has blamed videogames for knife crime in Australia, claiming that games incentivize murder, vehicular damage, and rape.  "How can it not affect you if you’re a young adolescent... read
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2K Games says photorealism is needed for innovation


Aug 02
2K Games, ignoring the fact that it is publishing BioShock Infinite and Borderlands 2 -- two incredibly cartoony games that are nonetheless unique and promising -- has stated that photorealism will drive innovation, and that ... read
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Watch guy get 1,000,000 coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2


Jul 31
Here is a video of a person who played New Super Mario Bros. 2 for three days straight in order to achieve the 1,000,000 coin goal that serves as the 3DS sequel's metagame. What fabulous prizes lie in wait for those who have... read
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Jade Raymond: controllers too complex to be mainstream


Jul 26
The general crapness of Kinect games coupled with Nintendo's multiple iterations of "classic" Wii/Wii U controllers, indicate that videogames and buttons are here to stay. In fact, the motion fad seems to have died down ... read
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Man blames Microsoft for his kid's 1150 Xbox Live bill


Jul 13
A foolish child managed to spend £1150 of his father's money on Xbox Live. The father's response? Blame Microsoft for his own slapdash parenting, of course.  "He didn't realize it was costing real money," said... read
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Do NOT buy Steam's daily deal


Jun 25
Today's daily deal on Steam is a four-player shooter by the name of Revelations 2012. It seems cheap, reduced from $9.99 to a mere $4.99, but I've played it. I played it to review it, and the review is going up tomorrow. Unti... read
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Style Me Girl is for women, not patronizing at ALL


Jun 21
I bring you word that Style Me Girl was recently released on iOS and Android by Frenzoo, a game that presents itself as the "first mobile RPG exclusively for women." It has been designed with ladies in mind, and as such, repr... read
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Playing videogames at 20-years-old is 'not normal'


Jun 16
According to a psychiatrist in the trial of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, if you're over the age of 20 and you have played a videogame on your own, you're abnormal. This was said during Breivik's trial, where t... read
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This fragrance will make people like you more


May 23
Every so often a marketing idea will come along to gear their product toward 'gamers' or 'geeks', and sometimes those products aren't terrible. Or you get something like Erox, a unisex fragrance targeted at the aforementioned... 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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Bravely Default's writer explains the game's goofy name


Mar 29
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is that upcoming Square Enix 3DS RPG that makes Dale North wet himself twice a night. I must admit to being slightly intrigued by the game, but not as much as by the game's "what the hell were th... read
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So here's a bill to put warning labels on videogames


Mar 21
Congressmen Joe Baca (D-Calif.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have introduced a lovely bill this week that would treat videogames like cigarettes, forcing them to carry warning labels. Should the bill become law, all games would hav... read
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Signs of impending doom: Hot or Not for Xbox Live Avatars


Mar 15
Our world is an truly amazing place sometimes. Despite two decades of online interactions which have exposed me to the very stupidest things humanity can offer, it nevertheless manages to sneak in a surprise now and again. Li... read
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Fans vote Black Ops for best videogame ending of all time


Feb 11
There are quite a few entries in the Guinness World Records that many would consider superfluous, but no matter how ridiculous some of them may be, they always have something in common -- objectivity. Everything can be measur... read
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Volition dev would love a console that kills used games


Feb 06
The idea of a new Xbox that refuses to play used games may sound like a problematic, consumer-unfriendly, potentially suicidal idea to reasonable people who are capable of long-term thought, but some people are right behind i... read
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Hey, guys! Remember when GameStop used to sell legacy games and hardware? Atari, Genesis, you name it. Those were the days, before the company began swallowing up the competition and ditched the retro wares in favor of almost... read feature

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The Tester gets all Fear Factor-ish on PSN next week


Jan 31
Sony's PSN reality show "The Tester" might be my favorite guilty pleasure. The last two seasons have provided more laughs than I can recall, and simultaneously made me cringe at the thought of belonging to the same soci... read
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Jack Black wannabe does stupid Star Wars Kinect trailer


Jan 26
Watch the above video to see a man who thinks he's Jack Black doing "funny" things in the name of Star Wars Kinect. I think this guy is supposed to be famous or something. I don't know who he is. I don't actually care, eithe... read
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Ubisoft DRM allegedly blocking new computer hardware


Jan 17
According to new reports, Ubisoft's oft-maligned DRM is so zealous in its protection of software that it cannot tell the difference between a new computer and a new graphics card. Yep, if you switch out some of your computer'... read
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SEGA: SOPA is generally caused by bad installs, junk data


Jan 12
While many publishers are remaining silent on the issue of SOPA and its potential negative impact, one company is proud to speak out against the nefarious anti-piracy bill. That company is SEGA, and we are proud to stand by i... read
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'WTF is with empowered women in video games now?'


Jan 11
This thread is currently doing the rounds among the usual social networks, and I felt I had to share. Posted to the "Men Going Their Own Way" forum (so you already know it's comedy gold), a thread called "WTF is with empowere... read
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Really, Namco Bandai?


Jan 05
Apparently Namco Bandai has taken some pages from the Dead or Alive school of marketing, as this Japanese print ad for SoulCalibur V seems to carry one message -- the game is entirely, completely, utterly about breasts and no... read
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ESA still fully backs SOPA, issues statement of support


Jan 03
The Entertainment Software Association has addressed recent discussion of its involvement with SOPA, confirming to Joystiq that it has no intention of withdrawing support. The controversial bill, which maintains growing popul... read
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Man buys virtual sword for unreleased game, pays $16,000


Dec 29
A man in China has spent $16,000 buying a digital sword for a game that hasn't been released. Age of Wulin, an MMORPG from Snail Games, held an online auction ahead of release, selling subscription cards and in-game items whi... read
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3DS Slide Pad: 480 hours of play, stupid screw seal


Dec 08
A Japanese gamer that got the 3DS Slide Pad early cracked open the manual to find that it promises 480 hours of play time from one AAA battery. That's a crazy number, but I'm guessing that this single control doesn't need muc... read
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Ladies and gents, the tackiest dress ever made


Dec 06
Today is Finland's Independence Day, so the President invited the country's movers and shakers for a lovely little dinner. Angry Birds' being Finland's number one export of all time, Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka was asked to att... read
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Presenting the new-look Destructoid reviews format


Dec 06
We at Destructoid are always looking to improve our reviews. They're a huge part of our site and one of the most controversial aspects of any videogame community, so ensuring that reviews are clear, concise and fair should be... read
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Serious Sam 3: BFE update kills game saves (Update)


Nov 24
[Update: The Croteam member who confirmed the issue has said that the studio may be able to fix everything. A new patch will arrive tomorrow that will attempt to rescue both old and new saves. Fingers crossed!] A small update... read