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Videogames to blame for laziness, depression, showing your mother your junk


May 21
// Colette Bennett
Sure, we know kids get crazy when they get separated from their videogames, but Chamborg Hecht may be on a whole new level of madness (no doubt inherited). According to Ocala.com, Chamborg's mother Brenda was having problems ...
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Way to go, advertising geniuses....meet 'Thumbcock'


May 13
// Colette Bennett
Sony has a history of disturbing ads, but this most recent one may even have the power to usurp the infamous PS3 baby commercial for shock value. An ad agency in Vienna for some reason thought that they would take the shadowe...
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Predict Britney Spears' death to win a PS3? Also, leave your dignity at the door


Jan 08
// Colette Bennett
You know you can always rely on the internet for all variations of tastelessness, and in this case it doesn't disappoint. When is Britney going to Die basically gives you the option to guess what day Britney Spears will die. ...
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RIAA: Ripping CDs to your hard disk is illegal


Dec 31
// Dale North
These days, there's little love left for the Recording Industry Association of America. It's understandable that they'd want to clean up music piracy, but they always seem to approach things in the worst way. Now they sa...
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Teenagers charged in 'Mortal Kombat' tragedy


Dec 20
// Colette Bennett
Oh dear. When the game haters of the world hear about this one, there's going to be a field day to rival the Romans reveling over bloody crucifixions. Apparently on December 6th, 7 year old Zoe Garcia was being watched by her...
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Rock Band delivery truck hijacked by thieves ready to rock


Dec 14
// Colette Bennett
Christmas is apparently becoming the season for taking, rather than the other way around. In further theft news, in Los Angeles a group of robbers hijacked a truck carrying 1,000 Rock Band bundles and held the driver at gunpo...
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Wii theft from retirement home proves nothing is sacred


Dec 14
// Colette Bennett
Wii shortages have turned up everything from insanely overpriced auctions on Ebay to lines waiting for retailers' Wii shipments to arrive, but this is some seriously unacceptable news. The folks at the Lilac Plaza Retirement ...
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Vietnamese kid strangles elderly woman for money to play MMOs


Nov 20
// Colette Bennett
This story is so ill I don't even know where to begin, so I guess I'll spit the facts out first and hopefully the fog in my brain will clear by then. The Vietnamese police have arrested a 13 year old Thai boy for strangling a...
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Rare: Banjo-Kazooie is definitely not cancelled


Nov 12
// Jim Sterling
Speculation has been running rampant about a high profile Xbox 360 game being thrown on the scrapheap. Speculation, however, isn't fact, and the theories that Rare's new Banjo-Kazooie was the cancelled game have been denied o...
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Girls, want to beat boys at gaming? Here's a handbook


Nov 08
// Colette Bennett
Wow. Wow. Wow. To drive home how insulting this is, I'm going to reverse the situation: You meander into Barnes and Noble, and whilst perusing the aisles you stumble upon a bright blue book titled "The Boy's Guide To Gam...
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PS3 ProEvo Soccer locks game disc to online account?


Nov 01
// Dale North
If what Gamespot's review on Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer is true, a copy of the game could never be sold or loaned to another PS3 owner for online play without handing over account details.From the review: It's ...
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Nintendo's most pompous boast yet: Claims we were bored until the Wii saved us


Oct 15
// Jim Sterling
To say that Nintendo has been smug since the Wii became such a huge success is something of an understatement. The company's press conferences have devolved into long sessions of self-fellatio and big numbers, but it's thanks...
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Let boobs flounce free!


Jul 27
// Leigh Alexander
A recent FileFront editorial treats a topic near and dear to all our hearts -- boobs in video games. However, even though the article's author identifies himself as "someone who enjoys eye candy as much as the next man,&...
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Plans to classify gaming addicts as basket cases opposed by experts


Jun 25
// Jim Sterling
A short while ago, I reported that gaming addiction could well be classified as a mental disorder if certain misguided folks had their way. Today however, Reuters relays that not only is the American Psychiatric Associatio...
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Castlevania movie gets a director


Jun 15
// David Houghton
This is my third attempt at writing this story. I hope it works out this time. You see my first two tries went unfinished, as the sheer level of apathy incited by this news caused my fingers to slow to the typing speed of a n...
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Capcom sorry for Killer 7 Wii teasing


May 30
// Jim Sterling
A very small portion of the internet recently bubbled at the thought of Capcom's demented and abstract piece of videogame surrealism, Killer 7, being remade for the Nintendo Wii. A Wii version of Suda 51's schizophren...
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The Non-Newsround #2: Serving you garbage on a silver platter


May 27
// Jim Sterling
Sometimes, I like to wrap my fingers around the shaft, press a thumb on the end, and pretend that my penis is some sort of warm joystick, and that I am playing video games with it. When I'm not indulging in crude genital ...
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VH1 tugs on your retro heartstrings with four crappy new games


May 22
// Dyson
We all know that VH1 is the station for older, and supposedly wiser (read: un-hip), music aficionados. The kind of kind of people that would, upon hearing Freedom Rock, ask you to turn it up, man! So, it comes as no surprise...
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The Limited Edition Simpsons Xbox 360


May 10
// Niero Desu
Had it not come from Microsoft's PR agency, I'd think it was a photoshop job. The Simpsons Xbox is very real, folks. Oddly enough, today's announcement of the rare limited edition console has absolutely nothing to...
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Keep saving those pennies, PS3 price cut still ain't coming


Apr 19
// Robert Summa
Because overall PlayStation 3 sales have hit just under 4 million consoles worldwide, Sony hasn't reached their self-imposed holy grail number of 6 million by the end of the latest financial year. Since many predicted tha...
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Ten Afghan soldiers killed in suicide b ... oh, look, Multiball!


Apr 16
// Chad Concelmo
One of the strangest (and strangely disturbing) things to ever come from a respected (?) news source has to be MSNBC’s Flash game NewsBreaker. The online game, which plays just like the classic game Breako...
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Guitar Hero makes you work for the songs! Oh no!


Apr 06
// 8BitBrian
Over at a site called GameStooge, one of the writers complains about having to unlock songs in Guitar Hero II: Why must one have to unlock songs? The consumer just paid $90 for your product, and deserves immediate access...
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Goddamnit, watch this Paper Mario comparison video, you little puke


Apr 04
// Aaron Linde
Ryan Stevens at GameTrailers really, really wants you to see this video comparison of next week's Super Paper Mario and the original Super Mario Bros. World 1-2. He's furious that -- you know, you haven't seen it...
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First Grand Canyon screen released


Apr 01
// Aaron Linde
Oh, c'mon. This is worthless.Seriously, we're neck-deep in the next-gen of gaming, and this is what they give us? I know a lot of us have been looking forward to the reportedly "breathtaking" and "awe-i...
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OOT2D creator not quite dead


Mar 31
// Aaron Linde
I wish I could say "I told you so", but I didn't write the post. But if I did go through with some long-winded rant about how Richard Denton, creator of the fabled Ocarina of Time 2D fan project couldn't pos...
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IGN's Casamassina has a secret


Feb 24
// Aaron Linde
IGN's resident Nintendo commando Matt Cassamassina pulled a Greybush on his blog on friday -- I mean, of course, telling everybody that he has key information that would rock yo' world, y'know, if we was only abl...
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Sorry kids, no XBLA title this week


Feb 20
// Robert Summa
So much for that weekly Wednesday release program Microsoft had planned for Xbox Live Arcade. Since announcing the "promise," we've been slighted by not only not getting new games to download each week but we al...
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Attention EB Games: We don't want your Whopper rape


Feb 04
// Robert Summa
In a true sign of absolute absurdity, take a look at what one EB Games browser found as he hopped into his local store. Yeah, that's $7.99 for a Burger King game that now costs $.99. Way to go EB. Keep on crapping on your customers.[Via Digg] 
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When you stare into the abyss ...


Feb 01
// Aaron Linde
I don't really visit Internet forums very often, with the exception of two: the Destructoid forums (natch), and Something Awful. I dig on the SA forums because the feats of intolerable stupidity that usually go unpunishe...
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Like Second Life? Go get a First Life instead


Jan 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I don't like MMORPGs. I don't like the concept of it and I despise what it can do to a person. But I'd rather go play World of Warcraft than to ever get into Second Life. If I had to sacrifice my life for the gami...

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