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I'm Nex.

I used to work here but my love of cash led me to take a gig with Wired.

I still keep an eye on the 'toid, but to see what I'm really up to, you should either hit up my Vox or go have a look at the Wired media empire.

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2:07 AM on 11.13.2007

CoD4 FUBAR on Valve's service, gamers Steamed (I can't believe I typed that)

For those of you old enough to recall Half-Life 2's original release, you'll remember how Steam -- Valve's downloadable content system -- absolutely ruined the entire thing for many thousands of people for almost a month afte...

Earnest Cavalli

6:08 PM on 11.12.2007

Destructoid Review: Wordjong

Sometimes a game comes along that utterly blows your mind and leaves you on the side of the road holding your panties in one hand, and a crumpled $20 bill in the other. You know it's just a one night stand, but still you wait...

Earnest Cavalli

8:23 PM on 11.11.2007

Destructoid's games of the week for 11/11/2007: I love egg, hate kids edition!

After last night's drinking/Guitar-Heroing/Ground-Kontrolling escapades, I have absolutely no energy to entertain you people. So in my stead, I'm going to rely on those kindly Koreans to do it for me. After showing this video...

Earnest Cavalli

4:05 PM on 11.09.2007

Assassin's Creed launch trailer: white was the old black

That video? It's the Assassin's Creed launch trailer. Apparently this thing comes out rather soon.We're impressed by the subtle, understated tone they've been taking with this thing throughout the pre-release hype. There wa...

Earnest Cavalli

3:31 PM on 11.09.2007

Gaming periphery as filler: videogame look-alikes

Hollywood steals ideas constantly, authors have been lifting plotlines for millennia, and Glengarry Glen Ross was directly stolen from a dream I once I had via David Mamet's brain-draining dark magic. Since every other creati...

Earnest Cavalli

1:53 AM on 11.09.2007

Mass Effect metaporn: Strip clubs in the future will still be poorly lit

The above clip demonstrates Mass Effect's stunning slutty-aliens-designed-to-pander-to-teens rendering system. Then again, maybe we're being too cynical. After all, it would be unrealistic to think the future wouldn't also ...

Earnest Cavalli

10:48 PM on 11.08.2007

Destructoid Review: Virtua Fighter 5 Online

When Virtua Fighter 5 hit the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, everyone loved it. On a system lacking in quality software, it was hailed as the second coming of Christ (albeit, Christ with a wicked left hook and lightning fas...

Earnest Cavalli

6:09 PM on 11.07.2007

Forest Whitaker hawks Mountain Dew ... Lola dies tragically

Here at the offices we have an elaborate ticker tape system set up that feeds tips through a robotic assistant who then hands them off to us, assuming they're important enough. A few moments ago, the robotic assistant actuall...

Earnest Cavalli

5:42 PM on 11.07.2007

Chavez fears Mercenaries 2 as imperialist psyops ... somewhere, an eagle smiles

Even the most Bible-thumping arch-conservatives have by now realized that America is the 800lb gorilla in a global room filled with tiny, angry monkeys. In recent years our stars have developed particularly sharp edges and ou...

Earnest Cavalli

1:23 PM on 11.07.2007

Destructoid Review: Timeshift

Timeshift ...The name inspires thoughts of B-Movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a futuristic police officer sent back in time to do the splits and pronounce words in a hilarious fashion. Hearing the game's premise (evil...

Earnest Cavalli

12:46 AM on 11.07.2007

Pac Gentleman: The 19th century sure had a lot of moustaches!

If there's anything Boing Boing likes better than liberalism bordering on anarchism, and futuristic, fictional stories that actually reveal deep truths about the current state of the human condition, it's steampunk anything, ...

Earnest Cavalli

6:35 PM on 11.06.2007

Boom Boom Rocket to support guitars, dance pads, Chris Kohler's assassination

News came in from 1up earlier regarding the XBLA downloadable rhythm title Boom Boom Rocket; apparently the game is getting an update adding support for the more traditional musical peripherals: dance pads and plastic guitars...

Earnest Cavalli

4:28 PM on 11.06.2007

Opoona: Crisis On Infinite Wiis

What happens when Koei starts listening to all the people who complain they've done nothing but rehash the Dynasty Warriors franchise ad nauseam for the last decade? Apparently they give us bizarro LEGO characters reenactin...

Earnest Cavalli

3:23 PM on 11.06.2007

Guitar Hero III DLC revealed: We gotta fight the powers that be

Thanks to the lads at Official Xbox Magazine we've got word of three upcoming packs of DLC for Guitar Hero III. The OXM kids make buckets of cash for doing this sort of thing, so let's let them tell it:Expect a Foo Fighters p...

Earnest Cavalli

11:31 PM on 11.05.2007

Chronos Twin: I just made you up to hurt myself (and those blocks over there)

Aerox -- using his pseudonym prevents me from making a clever reference to this game's duality allowing for a Dallas paradox in which J.R. shoots J.R. -- sent in a tip a wee bit ago revealing Cubed3's coverage of a little k...

Earnest Cavalli

9:50 PM on 11.05.2007

No Psychonauts or Grim Fandango sequel sez Schafer, crushing hopes and dreams

Tim Schafer, in a conversation with -- the Internet's answer to boring, highbrow pornography -- revealed that Grim Fandango and Psychonauts, while excellent games, will not be getting sequels. Here's a quote:"...

Earnest Cavalli