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11:33 PM on 08.15.2007

Why EA has been dethroned by Activision ...

[Editor's note: This video contains a lot of profanity. If you're at work, take a pass on this one. -- Nick] EA is a terrible company. They rape and pillage franchise after franchise and are basically a disease whose pra...

William Haley

2:49 PM on 08.15.2007

Dtoid PAX Contest: the moment five of you have been waiting for

The Dtoid PAX contest has finally come to an end, but I'm too busy tracking down videos and glamour shots of Ivanka Trump and Lonelygirl15 (the dead one) to care so here is a dude dressed up like Jenna Jameson's skeleton and ...

William Haley

5:18 AM on 08.12.2007

Xbox 360 Elite / HD-DVD bundle (plus 7 HD-DVDs) for $569 shipped

Man I miss the good old days of just walking into a store and buying whatever I wanted. Videogames, candy corn, Gerber Graduate meat sticks… nothing could stand against my reckless spending and care-free attitude. Bu...

William Haley

5:11 PM on 08.10.2007

Destructoid PAX contest ends in 3...2...1...

The Destructoid community blog contest which will allow one lucky reader, or more appropriately, "writer",  to join Dtoid at PAX as an honorary member of the staff is at an end. If you would like to be consider...

William Haley

4:38 PM on 08.09.2007

Destructoid theme song entry period extended

This contest has resulted in some amazingly awesome entries, and since Rock Band's release is still more than three months away, Destructoid is giving you more time to up your chances at winning the complete game set (includi...

William Haley

3:18 PM on 08.07.2007

Banjo Hero: needs more squealing

DragonForce shmagonforce! What would those overrated girly men know about some hot banjo-on-banjo action? Nothing, thats what! Behold the redneck's gift to music the way it was originally meant to be heard: in Guitar Hero. If this doesn't make you want to go into the mountains with a bow and arrow and kill people, I don't know what will.  [Via Garrfunkel's clog.] 

William Haley

5:39 AM on 08.07.2007

New Geometry Wars Galaxies commercial; drugs are bad mmmkay?

Despite a sequel for the 360 being hinted at recently, it seems all eyes are on the Wii version of the smash XBLA hit, Geometry Wars. And why shouldn't they be? With brilliant marketing like the above video, I involuntarily r...

William Haley

3:15 PM on 08.06.2007

Blizzcon 2007: Wrath of the Lich King new areas

Above is just one of the many new areas to explore in Wrath of the Lich King, the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft. One of the things the art team is promising to do with Wrath is create immersive, jaw-dropping environ...

William Haley

2:53 PM on 08.06.2007

Portmanteau: Blizzcon recovery mode

This is usually where I would write a couple of words and maybe draw some boobs, but why do something crazy like that when I can have someone else do it for me? That's why I'm letting last weeks winner, Blufire, take over for...

William Haley

2:41 PM on 08.06.2007

Blizzcon 2007: StarCraft II single-player demonstration

The single-player aspect of StarCraft II was honestly one of the more intriguing elements shown off at this year's Blizzcon. Thanks to Gamevideos you can watch the entire live demonstration by Blizzard's VP of Game Design Rob...

William Haley

10:23 PM on 08.05.2007

PlayStation 3 for only $350 with limited-time offer

Wow, does that headline read like an infomercial or what? Act now and also receive this set of Ginsu knives valued at over five-hundred dollars completely FREE!!!Anyway, people are always telling me "Haley, don't mess up...

William Haley

11:34 PM on 08.02.2007

Destructoid @ Blizzcon 2007: See you there?

Although it would be virtually impossible to outdo our exhaustive Comic-Con '07 coverage, we must soldier on and cover frivolous media events like PAX and this weekend's Blizzcon, despite the knowledge that we have already pe...

William Haley

3:04 AM on 08.01.2007

Cliffy B loves them chick flicks

I hate Gamespot. When I run a multi-million dollar Web site that's one of the most visited locations on the net, I'm pretty sure I'm going to think of a better question to ask the greatest developers of our generation th...

William Haley

11:57 PM on 07.31.2007

Dtoid's extensive highlights of Comic-Con 2007

Last weekend's Comic-Con International in San Diego was home to the most excting new games,  the most anticipated new movies, the biggest announcements, and some of the most star-studded panels ever. Of course Destructoi...

William Haley

11:24 PM on 07.31.2007

The evolution of Heavenly Sword: originally intended for the Xbox 360?

Ninja Theory, the developer behind one of the PS3's biggest showcase titles, was not always known by that name. Several years ago they were actually Just Add Monsters, but with only one Xbox title, Kung Fu Chaos, under their ...

William Haley

7:34 PM on 07.31.2007

Comic-Con 2007: The mystery of 1:18:08 unravels

J.J. Abrams is the man. The guy has been responsible for practically reinventing television and saving it from the never-ending onslaught of reality shows and CSI spin-offs. He also made an extremely underrated movie that g...

William Haley

6:16 PM on 07.30.2007

WF Portmanteau: Attack the cosplayers' weak spot for massive damage

Today's World Famous Portmanteau will be yet another experiment, as the "winner" will get to take over the feature this Friday while I play the booth babes and take pictures of the games at Blizzcon. The other difference is t...

William Haley

4:53 PM on 07.30.2007

Destructoid Theme Song Contest triple penetration

Just to make things hard on you, Tron Knotts has dropped his latest hit single on Megaupload. After navigating a Playstation Store-esque labyrinth of frustration, you will be treated to a song that is best described as an ama...

William Haley

5:19 AM on 07.28.2007

PS3 gets an exclusive new Rockstar franchise, take that ho! <3 Chad Warden

According to the mysteriously-named Playstation Blog, Michael Shorrock, the Director of Third Party Relations at SCEA, has announced that Geoff Keighly has announced that Rockstar Games has announced an exclusive, brand new f...

William Haley

12:39 PM on 07.27.2007

Comic-Con 2007: Do not feed the robots!

Aww Comic-Con, the time of year where the coolest of the cool and the baddest of the bad meet up to talk about bangin' bitches and back alley knife fights. Destructoid will be here just trying not to get a bottle broken over ...

William Haley

8:43 AM on 07.23.2007

The founder of GameFAQs to step down after twelve glorious years of faqqing

I thought that my emotions were no longer a working part of me and that my tear ducts and vage had dried up long ago, but apparently there is some humanity left in me after all. Jeff Veasey, or "CJayC" as he is more...

William Haley

5:01 AM on 07.23.2007

E3 2007 Aftershocks: Rise of the Argonauts awesome developer interview

Not awesome because this game looks cool mind you, awesome because this guy is really freaking excited to talk about it. As the last of Destructoids E3 coverage rolls in (that show was like sooo July 13th...), this is a fitti...

William Haley

9:14 PM on 07.22.2007

E3 2007 Aftershocks: Jade Raymond talks Assassin's Creed, won't stop calling me

Assassin's Creed was one of the live demos at the Microsoft press conference at E3 last week, and all I could keep thinking was "Goddamn, Jade Raymond looks hot!" Aside from that fact, this was the first time gamers...

William Haley

8:27 PM on 07.22.2007

E3 2007 Aftershocks: Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise was one of the few games at this years E3 to actually draw a reasonable line (and by line, I mean three humans and a Frag Doll). As always, it's looking quite amazing, with a lot of big changes this time ...

William Haley

8:01 PM on 07.22.2007

EIEIO 2007: Dungeon Hero early impressions

Shown behind a slightly closed door at Gamecocks EIEIO this year was Dungeon Hero. As the trailer (after the jump) implies, this forthcoming PC / Xbox 360 game aspires to be the anti-dungeon-crawling dungeon crawler. While no...

William Haley

2:26 AM on 07.21.2007

Destructoid Theme Song Contest gets forcefully penetrated by epic win

For those of you still slacking off on your Dtoid Theme Song entry and the chance to win a complete Rock Band game set, congratulations, the bar has just been raised. Behold, GuitarAtomik's IKILLPXLS entry, titled It's Time F...

William Haley

8:12 PM on 07.20.2007

The Perfect Sequel: Crackdown 2

Everyone has played a game and thought “You know what they should add in the sequel?” Sometimes you would get lucky and said feature would make it into numero dos, but chances are more often than not the sequel ca...

William Haley

5:56 PM on 07.20.2007

GameTap's Re/Visioned: Tomb Raider is pretty awesome (so far)

GameTap recently launched a new animated shorts series where influential and highly stylized artists and writers have the chance to give their favorite games a reimagining of sorts. On the waiting list of creators is Jim Lee...

William Haley

4:43 PM on 07.20.2007

WF Portmanteau: Mi swaga es su swaga

This E3 was a lot like the old E3's, except that it was totally freaking retarded and free stuff was hard as hell to come by. Luckily, my supposed Jewish ancestry gives me a heightened ability to gather mass amounts of swag, ...

William Haley

12:39 AM on 07.17.2007

PAX 2007: Be an honorary Destructoid editor for a weekend

Being a game journalist is serious business. You have to play video games, collect swag, and get drunk at private parties with Cliffy B, then come home and talk smack about poor people and immigrants. Still, there's quite...

William Haley

5:52 PM on 07.16.2007

Silent Hill Arcade is like playing vomit

I'm a big supporter of IPs staying true to their origins. Paul Anderson's vision of Resident Evil? Raul Julia's vision of M. Bison? Uwe Boll's vision of anything? As a devout gamer, I kinda take them personall...

William Haley

4:02 PM on 07.16.2007

E3 2007: Project Gotham Racing 4 may have made a mistake (hands-on impressions)

I was willing to give Project Gotham Racing 4 the benefit of the doubt when it added motorcycles to the mix, as even though this is usually a recipe for disaster, Bizarre Creations has certainly earned my respect for continu...

William Haley

2:19 PM on 07.16.2007

EIEIO 2007: Hands-on with Fury; this game is HOT

Fury is an upcoming MMO game that strips away all the grinding and leveling of games like Everquest or World of Warcraft and jumps right down to the nitty gritty of PvP while still retaining the things that make RPG's s...

William Haley

5:51 PM on 07.14.2007

E3 2007: Mercenaries 2 developer walkthrough will make your pants tight

  Towards the end of the Xbox's lifespan, I had about 75 games for the console that I traded in before GameStop realized they had created a major loophole that made each game worth $15 more than it should have b...

William Haley

5:38 PM on 07.12.2007

EIEIO 2007: Gamecock L-pops are NSFW

Gamecock's anti-E3 event, EIEIO, was a very chill and completely welcome experience amidst the chaos of jumping from hotel to hotel and appointment to appointment. Located at Hotel California right off the Santa Monic...

William Haley

1:35 AM on 07.11.2007

E3 2007: New 360 console & technicolor accessories will make you vomit with glee

So the mystery system was revealed tonight at Microsoft's E3 conference, and it turns out to be the new Halo 3 Special Edition Console. But, that's not all! For all the female players and Smurfs out there, multi-color...

William Haley

1:20 AM on 07.11.2007

E3 2007: Halo 3 campaign trailer and screens put nightmares of Halo 2 to rest

So, this actually looks good. Even the most diehard of Halo fanboys had to admit the multiplayer was graphically underwhelming and the sneak peak at the single player was not so hot either. Holding on to all hope, they insist...

William Haley

12:41 AM on 07.11.2007

E3 2007: Blue Dragon demo on Xbox Live marketplace... like NOW

Blue Dragon is one of the most anticipated RPGs of the last five centuries, and now you can get your hands on it. And by now, I mean after you've downloaded the 1.13GB file, suckers!What should you do in the meantime? It's too bad they didn't just release a couple of classic Sega games on XBLA. If only ...[Via SLiFe's clog] 

William Haley

12:28 AM on 07.11.2007

E3 2007: Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe on XBLA... like NOW

While gamers will need to wait months for most of the games shown at Microsoft's E3 conference, two titles will be available tonight (or "tomorrow," if you're one of those people) on Xbox Live Arcade. And no...

William Haley

7:43 PM on 07.10.2007

E3 2007: Burnout Paradise gameplay will rape your face

Behold, Burnout Paradise! Developer Criterion is a company that continually does the unthinkable: it actually makes sequels... that are good. *gasp* I know, right? We can all sit around and argue about how Burnout 3 was or wa...

William Haley