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Weekend Mobile roundup: QuBIT, Two Worlds II CD and more

Jul 09
Gameloft is having some weird Android giveaway thing where they announce a game that will be free for two hours every day. By the time you read this you'll only have Sunday's giveaway left, but you can keep an eye on their UK... read

Sit back and enjoy this gallery of our elbows

Apr 07
Some weeks ago, I asked our readers to follow @Dtoid on Twitter in order to help us rip through the e-penis milestone of 20,000 followers. "What's in it for us?", they asked. As an independent publisher, there ... read

Grand Theft Childhood authors live in concert tonight

Jul 09
Cheryl K. Olsen and her husband Larry Kutner have everything it takes to become the next big names in the videogame media wars. So far the only really well known figure we have is Jack Thompson, and we all know what he's like... read

Weekend Reading: Grand Theft Childhood

Jul 06
While I'm certainly not the first person here on Destructoid to talk about Grand Theft Childhood, it's mostly been relegated to highlights of others' discussions or a mention on Podtoid. As per usual, I blame Japan on keeping... read

Weekend Reading: Silently over the Hill?

Jun 29
A few of us here at Destructoid love to have the crap scared out of us. I know for a fact that Jim, Dale, Colette and I all have periodic competitons to see whose erection for Silent Hill is larger. The competition is usually... read

Weekend Reading: Unrequited love in videogames

Mar 16
I've found myself cursing at the members of my party in Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea from time to time. I'll chastise the characters for not hitting their targets, or dealing less damage than I wanted them to. Alternativ... read

Shadow of the Colossus' controls are an exercise in art

The "videogames as art" movement is a funny thing
Feb 29
Artsy wonks like myself love to wax philosophic about the potential that games have in terms of narration or eliciting meaningful, emotional player responses. We laud innovative game designers for forcing us to make morally a... read

Weekend Reading: Videogames and the auteur theory

Jan 13
A large portion of the videogames as art debate focuses on games telling serious stories, having deep meaning, and being fairly unique. Yet, there's another issue within the games as art debate that I want to focus on: the au... read

Weekend Reading: And the award goes to...

Jan 06
While mucking up Podtoid 37, I really liked the question about the industry maturing. While videogames are definitely more mainstream, with regular articles covering the industry in the New York Times and the Wall Street Jour... read

Weekend Reading: Zombies! Enemy design in games

Sep 23
Zombies aren't an integral part of video games, but dammit, they should be. Sparked by watching Resident Evil: Extinction, I began to think about enemies in video games. Mostly the run of the mill types: zombies, henchmen, so... read

Weekend Reading: Saving your game

Sep 09
Ever since the inclusion of the NES cartridge battery, we've had a way to save our progress, giving ourselves a little break from the constant struggle to beat a game in one sitting. It was a truly life-changing invention, re... read

Weekend Reading: Cutscenes and the effort to tell a story

Aug 26
Most every game that hits the shelves attempts to tell some sort of story. Whether it be a tale of a captured love, who lies in a faraway castle, or one of revenge, striking down those who cursed your family. Some games try t... read

Weekend Reading: Bridget is straight

Aug 19
From time to time, I love to play devil's advocate. Such an opportunity came across recently, and so I wanted to turn it into a full-fledged post. This week, I'm delving into the depths of /bridget/ itself, in an attempt to a... read

Sounds promising, doesn't it? Well, this week, I've sat down with Mark Nebesky, one of the co-founders, and the CMO of Goozex, Inc. For those of you that don't know, Goozex is a game-trading site that's been around since last... read feature


Weekend Reading: What's the deal with PC games?

Jul 29
In the attempts at coming up with a title for this week's column, my mind kept coming back to Seinfeld. I suppose it's because the question kept popping up in my mind after I was trying to kill some time in my local GameStop... read

Weekend Reading: What Sony needs to do to pull ahead

Jul 15
So, this week we've seen a ton of news come out from Sony. Early on, we got the announcement that they'll be cutting the price on the PS3 60GB model by $100, sending the sales of the system shooting up. Next, at E3, w... read

Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 3

Jul 08
Yes, this is The Haloing of this Weekend Reading arc of mine. Finally, the comparison between console RPGs and pen & paper RPGs will come to a close. The two will duel it out in epic combat, mostly fuelled by your comment... read

Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 2

Jul 01
Last week, I talked about the difference in storytelling and feeling between pen and paper RPGs and console RPGs. This week, I'm going to be talking about system mechanics and gameplay for the two.There's something to... read

Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 1

Jun 24
The first part in Leigh's "Building a better RPG" mini-series got me to thinking about storytelling in RPGs. I agreed with some of the points in her article, especially the fact that nowadays, the stories are so... read

Weekend Reading: An interview with a father

Jun 18
For this week's session of Weekend Reading, I went and got a few questions in with Mike, the managing editor of The site has features and game reviews with a focus on the family and issues that imp... read

Weekend Reading: The encroaching mass of casual games

Jun 10
Let every man, woman, and child know of the threat of casual games. They're infecting our schools and our consoles! Children sit in between classes and play Cooking Mama and Phoenix Wright. Pretty soon, our children will ... read

Weekend Reading: A possible solution to region locking games

Jun 03
Japan is the holy land for gamers since not only are most of the companies that create our favorite games are located there, but also because Japan is a treasure trove of games that have never made its way outside of the isla... read

Weekend Reading: Casual games for hardcore gamers

May 27
I just love it when I can pick up and play a game for 10-15 minutes, or however long it may be, and just play. I'm not necessarily talking about something like Guilty Gear or Red Steel or anything -- instead, I'm talk... read

Weekend Reading: What if the PS3's launch was a year later?

May 13
We've all heard people say that Sony should have waited a year to launch the PS3 -- and they're right. The thing is, very few actually go into why this would have been a good move for Sony. At the time, Sony was ... read

UK's Official Nintendo Magazine: Resident Evil Edition

May 10
The UK's latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine has the markings of greatness stamped all over it. Not only is it featuring what's new concerning the Resident Evil 4 port and the Wii's exclusive Umbrella Chron... read

Weekend Reading: eBay or Virtual Console? Meditations on retro games

May 06
I'm one of those people who really despised the idea of digital content for games. In my heart, I'm a collector. If you head down to my basement, you'll see racks of DVDs, several bookcases worth of books, a growi... read

Weekend Reading: Remakes, revamps, and the fabled definitive version

Apr 29
Right, so let's get the confusion over quickly: I'm not DMV, I'm his mid-season replacement. But just like any proper stepfather, I'll only be around long enough to shatter your self-esteem and devalue your ho... read

Weekend Reading: An open letter to Christophe Gans

Apr 22
Dear Christophe Gans,How are you doing? My name is Brad Rice, and I'm one of the writers here at Destructoid. Not only that, I'm also planning to go into the film industry once I'm out of college -- and so I feel ... read

Weekend Reading: Time management and gaming

Apr 15
Work or games? That's the question that's been plaguing me this week since I picked up Super Paper Mario on Tuesday, knowing full well that I have a paper due in a week, several articles for Destructoid and Japan... read

Weekend Reading : What's up with all these Final Fantasy games?

Apr 08
Square Enix's announcement of yet another Final Fantasy game a few weeks ago has the interwebs abuzz, lauding the publisher's ability to both take their franchises in exciting new directions and milk them for all their wort... read

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