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2:00 AM on 08.08.2009

Microsoft: XBL's friends cap will be raised, we promise

I'm afraid to even do a Google search to see how many times this site has mentioned the 100-friend cap for Xbox LIVE, and how many of those times involved someone of authority saying the restriction would be addressed. Now I ...

Jordan Devore

New statistical data shows what your games are really worth photo
New statistical data shows what your games are really worth
by Jonathan Holmes

Out of all the "GOTY 2008" lists I've read, I couldn't find one that featured a "winning" game that I felt any attachment to, not even Dtoid's winner Left 4 Dead. It seems that gaming journalists are growing more and more out of touch with what makes a game not only worth playing, but also worth owning. I know a lot of the guys who write "PERFECT GAME! 10/10!" reviews for titles like GTA IV and Gears of War 2 are paid off to do so, but that doesn't change the fact that gaming reviews are growing ever less effective at helping gamers assess a game's level of objective quality.

Instead of trusting the opinions of out-of-touch, sponsored-by-the-developer game reviewers, maybe we can look to other measures to determine a game's worth? This report compiled by JJ Hendricks of may be a good start, as it shows exactly which developers have the best track records for making games people want to keep, as well as a couple top ten lists charting which games have the best and worst resale values. Hit the link below for the report, and the jump for a few highlights from yours truly.

[via Videogamepricecharts]

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10:00 PM on 07.24.2008

YTMND Thursday: The wildest ride of your life, edition

Easily my favorite this week is Luke goes for the ride of his life YTMND. Well, up until the very end that is. Also, you may notice a few really old YTMNDs for those of you who've been following YTMND Thursday since it first ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:59 PM on 07.17.2008

YTMND Thursday: E3 edition

First off, big thanks to Qalamari for taking over last week's YTMND feature! Plenty of facepalm worthy moments happened during E3 this year and I'm kind of disappointed that most of them haven't been made into YTMNDs yet. Mor...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:31 PM on 07.11.2008

YTMND: CTZ was busy edition

[ In the absence of our resident shark who is traveling for the various gaming events going on next week we bring you a guest YTMND from our Community Blogs. Enjoy! -Niero ]While I could never replace Hamza (squid are a poor...


7:48 PM on 07.03.2008

YTMND Thursday: Fanboys make for hilarity

This makes it two weeks in a row that my favorite YTMND is a dramatic reading. The Monster Hunter reading gets really good towards the end thanks to the sobbing. Fanboys are priceless. Well, except when they abuse the Communi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:54 PM on 06.26.2008

YTMND Thursday: Denis Dyack draws the line!

Easily my favorite this week is the dramatic reading of the Denis Dyack NeoGAF post. Granted, I always love dramatic readings, but this one is just so timely. I also love the Fox McCloud one, as it's just so damn adorable.&nb...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:18 PM on 06.19.2008

YTMND Thursday: We now return you to your normally scheduled program

After taking a small break last week, YTMND Thursday is back. This week's selection is a little smaller than usual, but at least I'm not skipping a week again. The extra helping of Random Man Now Dogs should make up for the s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:34 PM on 06.05.2008

YTMND Thursday: Quick, change the channel!

My favorite of this week's collection is the realistic NES games collection. A lot of work must have went into creating all of the Photoshops of what videogames would look like in real life. Also, Titfish is the greatest YTMN...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:04 PM on 05.30.2008

YTMND Friday: A day late edition

Sorry for the delay everyone. I've been really busy this past week, but hey, at least I didn't skip it completely! Anyway, some really good YTMNDs this week. My favorite is the critique of all the Sonic games. The Mario Kart ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:52 PM on 05.22.2008

YTMND Thursday: Red would make a perfect Scout, edition

Another good week of YTMNDs. Thanks to Qalamari, YTMND Thursday will contain various Castlevania-related YTMNDs over the next couple of weeks. Not to mention all the ones that CannibalCalvin keeps on making. My favorites...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:12 PM on 05.15.2008

YTMND Thursday: Winners don't do drugs

Oh boy, a good collection this week. Winners don't do drugs could have only been created while on drugs, the Tetris rap is awesome, and the Destructoid themed ones are fantastic. It's pretty hard for me to pick a clear winner...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:22 PM on 05.08.2008

YTMND Thursday: Real Sonic is real

I don't know how or why the real Sonic fad picked up again, but I'm not complaining. Is it wrong that I want to spray paint a hedgehog blue and staple a extra tail on a fox and make them run through absurd obstacle courses an...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:16 PM on 05.01.2008

YTMND Thursday: The majestic flock of Kangs

Easily my favorite YTMND this week is the flock of Kangs. You just don't expect it at all and it's just perfect. Wow, I really hope this fad starts to take off. I haven't laughed this hard at a YTMND fad in a long time.Lots o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:13 PM on 04.24.2008

YTMND Thursday: Metal Gear extravaganza

This week is Metal Gear week in Destructoid land. It started off with RetroForceGO! focusing on the old school Metal Gear Games. Then Rev Anthony reminded us about the Metal Gear game for the Game Boy Color that time forgot. ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:14 PM on 04.17.2008

YTMND Thursday: Chad Concelmo is AAAMMMAAZZIIINNGG

 YTMND Thursday is mostly so-so this week. That was until I added the Chad Concelmo YTMND. Anything involving Chad Concelmo makes everything just pure bliss. Otherwise, not much else was that great. The FPS Doug and Arno...

Hamza CTZ Aziz