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Donkey Kong joins the fight in Mario Warfare episode 3

Episode three of of Beat Down Boogie's Mario Warfare series has finally landed! This time we catchup with Princess Peach as she's just made her escape from the Mushroom Kingdom. Unfortunately she's put herself into more danger as she's end...

 
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Rhymedown Spectacular: Games, Games, Everywhere

Can you contain your excitement? It's time for another Rhymedown Spectacular with Yahtzee and ol' Jimmy! This week, Mr. Croshaw bans guns in the name of sanity, while I banish mediocrity to the Hell Pits where it belongs.  Oh, we are ...

 
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Shao Kahn vs. M. Bison

Who would win: Shao Kahn or M. Bison?

We're never going to get that Mortal Kombat / Street Fighter crossover, so what are we to do? Harness our "Imagination," that's what! ScrewAttack's DEATH BATTLE! pits the big bosses of the MK and SF universes against one another to see who...

 
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John Stossel wins

John Stossel wins the violent videogames argument

It's not every day that you can say a Fox News personality makes a rational argument regarding any of today's hottest trends and hobbies, but stranger things have happened. In a recent segment of his talk show, John Stossel speaks to Frank...

 
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Pac-Man noir

Pac-Man, the cocky, pinstripe suit-wearing noir hero

A hyper-stylized version of Pac-Man that exaggerates the violence of the rather tame arcade original? Yeah, we've gone down that road before. "Goodnight Sweet Pakman" may be no different in that regard, but I can't stop watching the openin...

 
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Rockstar

Ex-GTA producer won't make another ultra-violent game

When you work on titles like Grand Theft Auto III and Max Payne, you've clearly been exposed to a healthy amount of videogame violence but it was this experience that prompted a change of heart for former Rockstar producer Jeremy Pope. Spea...

 
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Biden: No legal reason why 'violent' games can't be taxed

Vice President Joe Biden recently had a meeting with religious leaders to discuss gun control, and violent media was discussed. God forbid we don't obfuscate the gun discussion with more demented strawmen.  Reverend Franklin Graham (so...

 
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Red Dead vs. Metal Gear

John Marston vs. Revolver Ocelot's ridiculous mustache

John Marston: outlaw turned hero of the Old West. Revolver Ocelot: two-faced Russian gunslinger with a flair for the dramatic. What happens when these two square off in a a shootout to the death? Ocelot wins. Duh. What, was that ever a mys...

 
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Promoted blog: In defense of violence

[For his Bloggers Wanted essay response, Destructoid community blogger Revuhlooshun goes to bat for violent games, then uses that bat to smash a bunch of shit. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr An...

 
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Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts distancing itself from gun manufacturers

Electronic Arts is distancing itself from the gun industry. Well, sort of. The publisher plans to cut ties with gun manufacturers while still using branded weapons in its future titles. In the past, EA has approached gun companies for licen...

 
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Boy tries to rape mom, kills her, over Call of Duty ban

A 14-year-old boy from rural Iowa has been charged with first degree murder after shooting his mother with a .22 caliber rifle he received as a present. Noah Crooks, who was 13 at the time, attempted to rape his mother in a fit of rage...

 
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Guardian: Over half of 2012's top 50 games are violent

The Guardian has put together this very slick interactive infographic using their analysis of the top 50 videogames of 2012. They found that more than half of the top games of last year contain violent labeling as assigned by the ESRB. As c...

 
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Call of Duty

PBS asks: Is buying Call of Duty a moral choice?

PBS's latest Here's An Idea series takes a look at videogames that feature real portrayals of guns such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and the like and asks whether buying these type of games is a moral choice. It brings up many interesting...

 
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Bloggers Wanted

Bloggers Wanted: Ultra violence?

[When we're looking for blogs on a specific topic, we'll put out a Bloggers Wanted call. Check out the blog prompt, write a response, and you may see your blog promoted to the front page!] There's been a lot of talk lately about how much vi...

 
Violent BioShock Infinite
"I want a BioShock where we have the OPTION to resolve confrontation without the use of guns," said one gamer to me today. As I consider his comment, I can't help but think more and more it's like saying you want a Metal Gear...   read

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Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla

I-Mockery's next game is Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla

Last year, fans of I-Mockery's irreverent brand of pop culture humor were treated to Abobo's Big Adventure, a mashup of all things NES starring the muscle-bound Double Dragon boss Abobo. As hilarious as Abobo's Big Adventure was, I was just...

 
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Violent videogames

Denied the chance to steal, people turn to violent games

A new study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University explores the relationship between criminality, frustration, and violent videogames, reports Science Daily. Based on a series of experiments, Brad Bushman and his collegiate team ...

 
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Mega64

Mega64 beats the sh*t out of one another

I haven't played Hotline Miami yet. I haven't played many games yet. I'm so buried in backlog that I wonder if it's even worth buying anything new when I barely even touch the stuff I do buy. But that's a discussion for another day. Mega64...

 
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Marketers wanted guns on Beyond: Two Souls promo art

Beyond: Two Souls had to fight to stop its promo art being reduced to a character holding a gun like 90% of the rest of videogame advertising, Quantic Dream recently revealed. Had marketers had their way, Ellen Page would be clinging to som...

 
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Sandy Hook shooter allegedly trying to beat a high score

An anonymous "law enforcement veteran" claims the Sandy Hook shooter was comparing "high scores" of previous mass murderers and intended to beat a record. According to this totally responsible and not-at-all reckless source, Sandy Hook was ...

 
'Violent games' defense
A Washington state teen has been charged with murder, the 14-year-old having shot his mother and father in the head after he was grounded from electronic devices. Nathon Brooks may be tried as an adult for the crime, tho...   read

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Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami fan film is full of murder, and kids

I quite enjoy fan films, and was really digging this one for Hotline Miami. Then I started to notice the actors here all look very ... young. And then that child gets brutality shot up near the end. Kids these days! Still, bravo for the ed...

 
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You monster. Outside of the casual and educational spheres, violence abounds in games. Even Mario is violent, albeit not gratuitous. Combative, at least. Much of the game is purely avoiding obstacles, but eventually some form...   read

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Videogames & Violence

Poll: Playing videogames correlates with violent behavior

In the wake of the recent string of violent acts across the United States, many are still looking for someone or something to blame. A majority of Americans (58 percent) believe playing videogames contributes to increased levels of violent ...

 
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Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami coming to PS3 and PS Vita this spring

It's been interesting to witness the rise of games that have a love/hate relationship with violence. Spec Ops: The Line and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance are two high-profile examples. Less well known, but just as effective, is the arcade...

 
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Violence

David Cage is right: Violence is not essential

Earlier this week, Allistair suggested that violence is integral to immersion, that it could draw us into games that lack it even more. This was in response to a presentation given by serial pompous twit and occasional truth-sayer...

 
David Cage is wrong
How is it that a walk around the golf course outside my house, with its scummy pond, ugly ducklings, boring grass, and the dull sky above is so much more immersive than exploring the psychedelic world of Proteus or mystical l...   read

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Violent Videogames

Poll: Violent videogames more dangerous than guns

Apparently, violent videogames are more dangerous than guns. That's what 67 percent of Republicans think, anyway. Over two thirds of those surveyed in a recent national poll believe plastic discs are a "bigger safety threat in America"...

 
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Warren Spector D.I.C.E.

Warren Spector addresses violent games again at D.I.C.E.

Speaking at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit today, designer Warren Spector took on the concept of how gaming content has changed over time, how tastes may change as you age, and how developers need to address those changes. To stress this point, W...

 
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David Jaffe launches glorious verbal attack on CNN anchor

Last week, we talked about how CNN anchor Erin Burnett desperately tried to link videogames to violent crime, attempting as she did to lead a psychologist into agreeing with her, and appearing flustered when he didn't. She wants her viewers...

 

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Asterion

Anyone with exams coming up who even thinks about procrastinating - Francis York Morgan has words for

 
YoeriB

my not be very active in the foreseeable pc problems + finals coming up, just wanted to let you Cause I care about you, are you not gratefull?

 
Torchman

Alright, who let the shit waifu in?

 
Flegma

Im thinking Bamco shouldve named the masked man in Lost Reavers as Rick the parapsychology Wouldve made the story much more

 
Funkotrons Finest

Hello friends! I have returned home from my hospital stay and am now recovering from My spine has gone full Robocop, soon my journey to machine will be Just wanted to thank everyone who wished me well before surgery, much appreciated!

 
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I am feeling rather vulnerable Take me,

 
Amna Umen

Well pluck my feathers! The Double Fine Adventure kickstarter may finally fully deliver if this email I got has anything to do with

 
Shinta

Why do I always have to have the weird opinion? I get the sense you all stop believing my sincerity after a Starfox Guard is actually REALLY fun once it gets Like playing slow FPS with 12 Honestly surprised I like it this

 
Sr Churros

HELL YEAH my Indie Game: the Movie tshirt just arrived today! Being part of one of the translation teams for the special edition content already was crazy amazing, but getting this swag was also a really neat bonus!

 
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A bar that has actually piqued my Its not the first e-sports bar in the world, but I believe its the first in

 
Nathan D

I am the Crow of Cainhurst! My Chikage will cut to your very soul! Prepare yourself for mortal combat! Or, OR I could cheese you to death over 5 minutes while you kill yourself with your PRECIOUS Chikage as I throw poison knives and Molotovs at

 
DanteKinkade

Good day, very good I get to talk to my mate for the first time in almost two weeks because he has been busy with college and work stuff and we spend the day rping kinky hardcore S&M Much more fun the games and will be even more fun in

 
Torchman

Torch summarizes mission 11: GET IN THE MECH AND INTO THE SUPER ROBOT WAR SHINJI

 
Isuma

Boy, oh boy! Tomorrow finally well see some more Persona 5! Hopefully well get a release date as #Hypetrain

 
Dinosir

you know, after having seen the promo stuff for Star Fox, Id really like a Jim Henson-esque star fox puppet Id watch

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Holy fucking How did I not ever catch that Grant Walker from Batman TAS: Deep Freeze is a freaking parody of Walt Disney?

 
Ckarasu

Im sad that it doesnt surprise me that some people actually complained about the Squid Sister These are some of the best implementations of amiibo Neat, fun content thats not necessary for enjoying the All put in a nice

 
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Hey guys, look what I got! Once I finish my Lovecraft collection, this is being read

 
FullmetalJ

I cant believe it never dawned on me

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So, I thought Id survey you I wrote a short college bio on Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloid process and Would any of you care to read that paper? Kudos to Zetta for giving me the idea to share

 
Vadicta

Okay, so my works admin officially started supporting Chrome, as it turns out, which means they blocked cookies, plugins, and just about everything on So, now I have to use FireFox for a proper experience -_-

 
Torchman

Game gave me Black Getter mission Love Although Viral is hanging around as an npc :( Gurren lagann soon maybe?

 
Oridan

So apparently the new Uncharted has graphics filters? Im really liking the cel shaded Id play that,

 
Nathan D

So this PS4 Neo, hows that supposed to work if you already have an original one and want to transfer everything on your old HDD over?Youd probably just have to do it all THAT would blow I dont plan on getting one, but

 
StriderHoang

Astro Figgter Sunred theme is stuck in my Anyone want to watch a few episodes with me say Saturday via Rabbit?

 
Alphadeus

Thank God For Me & The Jimquisition (Jim Sterling) (2012) - Song from Songs for Gamers, written for the one and only Jim Its actually two I went with a church type song for the first part, and an action song for the second

 
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So, instead of being able to see my updates, Disqus keeps telling me to make an account when I click on my red Im already logged on through Destructoid, Anyone else having this issue?

 
Torchman

Does anyone know where to find a list of the Angels from Evangelion? Im not too familiar with them and I have to defeat certain ones under certain conditions for

 

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