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9:00 AM on 06.03.2013

Let us remember the musical wonder of Black Out Band

I was still a fresh-faced Destructoid editor when this video first made its wondrous appearance on the Internet. It has, however, stuck in my memory, and it's time you all remembered it along with me. Long before there ever ...

Jim Sterling


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12:45 PM on 05.02.2013

Molyneux: Next Xbox needs to focus on games first

Former Microsoft Games Studio director and current mobile developer, Peter Molyneux, is anxious to learn more about Microsoft's next Xbox, set to be unveiled on May 21. However, he fears that Microsoft might be playing up the...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 07.18.2012

Egoraptor & JonTron twiddle their sticks, play some games

One does silly cartoons. The other does silly videogame retrospectives. Put 'em together under the same roof and watch out! Sounds like the premise to a wacky prime time sitcom. So Egoraptor and JonTron decided it was time f...

Tony Ponce



Why do the kids love Call of Duty? photo
Why do the kids love Call of Duty?
by Jonathan Holmes

I was at GameStop the other day, and there was a family in front of me in line -- a man, a woman, a baby, and what looked like a six-year-old girl. The little girl was wearing a bright green dress and seemed happy about everything. As the family got to the front of the line, the little girl noticed the store's DSi XL display unit, which was running the DS version of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

"Call of Duty! Call of Duty! Call of Duty! Weeee!" she squealed, jumping up and down while spinning with her arms outstretched. "No," said the one I presume was the mom, "We're getting a family game today." "But I want Call of Duty!" barked the little girl, punctuated with a pout and a "harumph!"

This isn't the first time this month I've seen a little kid proclaim their love for Call of Duty. Last week, I was shopping at Best Buy with a friend and his two nephews, ages six and eight. As we were looking at videogames, the kids were overjoyed to tell me all about how much they knew about Pokemon, Bakugan, and Kirby's Epic Yarn, but it wasn't until we saw the store's Call of Duty: Black Ops display that they really flipped out. "I love that game! I LOVE IT SO MUCH," said the eight-year-old. I asked him what he liked about it. "The killing..." he said, in a sing-song, matter-of-fact tone.

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2:00 PM on 02.23.2011

Academics tackle achievements, publish research

The February 2011 special issue of Game Studies, the free web-published international journal of computer game research, focuses on the subject of game reward systems. Four articles in particular may be more interesting than ...

Maurice Tan

9:40 AM on 01.14.2011

Study links games to mental health problems in children

Ok, are you ready for this? The Entertainment Software Association has pre-emptively criticized a soon to be published study by Douglas Gentile which supposedly shows a link between gaming habits and mental health problems fo...

Maurice Tan

12:00 PM on 12.06.2010

BritToid 5 records tomorrow

Oh yes, it is time again for BritToid, the now European-focused gaming podcast for Destructoid. This week we will be looking at Christmas and lay down our predictions on what we think will dominate sales (and I will be bannin...

Hollie Bennett

2:19 PM on 06.14.2010

E3 10: Kinect releases worldwide November 4th, 2010!

That's it! Now you know! Kinect for Xbox 360 is launching worldwide this holiday, beginning with North America on November 4th, 2010. The launch lineup will include over 15 titles, including Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, Kinect...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 PM on 05.22.2010

Andy Serkis is opening a mo-cap studio for games and film

I'm pretty sure that Andy Serkis has done for motion capturing what Citizen Kane did for deep focus. There's no doubt that his performance as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films cemented motion capture as a viable option fo...

Matthew Razak

1:00 AM on 05.09.2010

Guinness reveals the 50 best gaming series, no arguments

Everyone loves a good list, but the problem is that anyone can make up a list and call it right. That won't do. No, what we need is some sort of official organization to make the list and thus validate it because they're know...

Matthew Razak

7:30 PM on 04.19.2010

7-Eleven used games sales is totally happening

When I was young I used to live near a convenience store that would rent out NES games. That was like a dream. I could roll up, get some snacks and a game, go back home and be a happy boy. I got to play real games this way, o...

Dale North





3:00 PM on 01.02.2010

Terrorists let hostage have a go on their PlayStation

Being captured by maniacs with guns isn't all bad, sometimes. While the popular image of an Iraqi abduction brings televised beheadings to mind, the Islamic Shia Resistance is a touch more merciful, if no less barmy, than the...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 11.21.2009

You are so not ready: City Bus Simulator 2010

Seven minutes and sixteen seconds is entirely too long for a video on the Internet. Especially when said video is about a game called City Bus Simulator 2010. Even if this was the top of the line in terms of bus driving simu...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 08.16.2009

Ocho Cinco challenges the world to beat him at Madden

It's that time of year again. Madden is out, and when Madden comes out the sports world and the game world collide for a brief moment before rebounding back to their proper places. What happens when loudmouth sports stars, th...

Matthew Razak

8:30 PM on 07.24.2009

Animal Crossing DLC now online: Pikmin spaceship edition

This free DLC was supposed to hit about four days ago, but for whatever reason, it didn't make it out of the online gates until today. Personally, I assumed it was going to be cut altogether, because I'm used to Nintendo sayi...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 06.18.2009

Ryan Reynolds says games are a waste of time

For anyone who saw the summer movie debacle that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I can guarantee that the only silver lining in that stinky little cloud was Ryan Reynold's performance as Deadpool. Until, you know, they effed it...

Ben Perlee