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3:00 PM on 08.20.2012

Jimquisition: Boycotts fail where whining tantrums win

Continuing on from the argument that one can love games as art but hate them as a business, Jimquisition this week focuses on how gamers can best express their distaste for the latter while still supporting the for...

Jim Sterling


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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.




11:00 AM on 03.28.2012

Dyack: used games threaten the industry as we know it

Not long after David Braben had his semi-annual whinge about used games, Denis Dyack has joined the party and declared that used games will destroy the videogame industry as we know it. Sigh.  "I would argue that used ga...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 03.20.2012

Braben: used games are killing single-player games

Frontier Developments boss David Braben has been attacking used games for years, and he's still going strong with his claims. Today, he has blamed the used game market for the death of single-player games, tragically missing ...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 03.16.2012

Mass Effect 3's ending got you down? Help is available

Did the ending to Mass Effect 3 leave you broken and unfulfilled? Is there a whole in your life that can't be filled no matter how much alcohol you imbibe or how many pills you swallow? Are you circling the drain, unable to ...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 03.08.2011

Dev: Original Zelda had more in it than most modern games

It's very trendy to rag on modern games and say that things were better in the good old days. I've certainly addressed the topic before. Never mind though, because here's a bit more ragging! "Currently I think that games are ...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 12.14.2010

Codies: Pre-owned market is 'causing the industry pain'

They've tried insulting pre-owned consumers, they've tried holding content ransom, and now the enemies of secondhand software are attempting a pity plea. Codemasters boss Rod Cousens has appealed to the conscience o...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 08.18.2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. Game Films: Topped by Doom, Max Payne

According to our own Jonathan Holmes, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World film may be the first "true videogame movie." While based on the Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novel series and not a game, the film (much like the...

Nick Chester

10:40 AM on 08.16.2010

Retailers are 'parasites and thieves'

Game developers have made no secret of their hatred of the used game market, but few people have vocalized it in such harsh terms as InstantAction CEO Louis Castle. According to him, retailers such as GameStop are parasites a...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 04.24.2010

Project DIVA Dreamy Theater shafts the PSP Go, too

  The PSP Go must be a sad piece of hardware. In concept, it's revolutionary. It's the first dedicated, all-digital game platform (phones notwithstanding), with full support for the PlayStation Network, several PS3-co...

Josh Tolentino



Deadly Premonition is THE greatest game ever made photo
Deadly Premonition is THE greatest game ever made
by Jim Sterling

Deadly Premonition released yesterday, although if you weren't reading Destructoid, you wouldn't have known. The budget horror game launched with no fanfare, and I had to actually get my copy from under the counter at my local GameStop, because nobody thought to put it on the store shelf. 

This, dear friends, is a crime.

Deadly Premonition is absolutely amazing, and to prove it, I present to you the greatest cutscene in videogame history. There is too much brilliance to list. The music, the contrived nature of the comedy, the facial expressions, the fact that the woman explains how a town clock works; just everything about it is perfect. Oh, and the sound on the video is not screwed up. The music actually is too loud, and that bit where the woman's voice is barely audible is part of the game. That's how fantastic this title is!

Our review will come as soon as it's been completed, but we kind of never want it to end.

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11:00 AM on 11.15.2009

MODERN WARFARE 2 SUCKS!!!!!!

Oh ... my ... God ... Please forgive me for taking the Lord's name in vain, but if you're yet to see this, you will most likely blaspheme along with me. This video is currently doing the rounds, and really, it has to be seen...

Jim Sterling





2:40 PM on 11.11.2009

Kid pirates Xbox 360 games, gets banned, tells BBC

The BBC is hilarious when it tries to cover technology news, because it clearly has no idea what it's talking about, especially with videogames. Case in point: A kid got banned from Xbox Live because he was pirating a game. N...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 11.09.2009

BioWare gets butthurt over story criticism

BioWare staff writer Patrick Weekes does not like to be a mocked. A fan recently created an "RPG cliche chart" to poke fun at what he believes is a predictable story structure in BioWare games. Apparently, Weekes took great o...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 07.15.2009

Perry: Used games pushing industry to digital distribution

Dave Perry is obsessed with the issue of used games. His rants on the subject have been numerous, and now he's implicated GameStop and its ilk in the game industry's recent drive to pursue digital distribution. Clai...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 06.14.2009

EA's fake protest creates some real protest

I'd just like to announce that I knew it was a fake from the start (or really quickly) and have documented proof of this fact. That being said, EA's PR stunt at E3 in which they got a group of people to protest outside the LA...

Matthew Razak

2:47 PM on 05.01.2009

Rumortoid: Microsoft working on full-body motion sensing

Jesus. how far is this going to go? First we have waggle sensing. Later, more accurate, "one-to-one" waggle sensing. And then, earlier today, we heard rumors that Sony is working on some similar bullsh*t. Now, as if...

Dale North