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#Weekend Reading

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

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 Twitter accoun...

 
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Sit back and enjoy this gallery of our elbows

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 is never enough...

 
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Grand Theft Childhood authors live in concert tonight

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. No, Larry and...

 
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Weekend Reading: Grand Theft Childhood

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 me from readin...

 
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Weekend Reading: Silently over the Hill?

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 so close, we n...

 
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Weekend Reading: Unrequited love in videogames

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. Alternatively, I'll prais...

 
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Shadow of the Colossus' controls are an exercise in art

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 ambiguous choice...

 
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Weekend Reading: Videogames and the auteur theory

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 auteur.Behind eve...

 
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Weekend Reading: And the award goes to...

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 Journal, there is s...

 
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Weekend Reading: Zombies! Enemy design in games

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, soldiers, etc. Th...

 
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Weekend Reading: Saving your game

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, really -- allowin...

 
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Weekend Reading: Cutscenes and the effort to tell a story

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 to achieve more,...

 
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Weekend Reading: Bridget is straight

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 argue the hetero...

 
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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

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

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. I'd peruse th...

 
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Weekend Reading: What Sony needs to do to pull ahead

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, we also got the ...

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

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 comments and the ones ...

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

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 be said for bo...

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

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 filled out and...

 
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Weekend Reading: An interview with a father

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

 
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Weekend Reading: The encroaching mass of casual games

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 be betraying us...

 
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Weekend Reading: A possible solution to region locking games

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 island nation. So i...

 
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Weekend Reading: Casual games for hardcore gamers

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 talking about games...

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

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 focusing very h...

 
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UK's Official Nintendo Magazine: Resident Evil Edition

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 Chronicles game, but...

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

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 growing comics colle...

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

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 home with discard...

 
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Weekend Reading: An open letter to Christophe Gans

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 I have a vested...

 
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Weekend Reading: Time management and gaming

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 Japanator, and the d...

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

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 worth. Which is a l...

 

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Joseph Leray is a long-time features contributor, reviewer, and (self-styled) editor-at-large for Destructoid. He lives in Nashville with a menagerie of pets and a Final Fantasy IX obsession.

 

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