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2:00 PM on 07.27.2014

How would you feel if your online opponent was secretly a bot?

Yesterday I was playing Wii Sports Club Boxing online while contemplating stuff to talk about on this week's Sup Holmes. I thought I'd have a while to think, but I was wrong. I only had to wait like 3 seconds before I w...

Jonathan Holmes



1:30 PM on 06.25.2013

Are you happy with the changes to Xbox One?

Now that Microsoft has reversed their stance on initiatives restricting used game sales and more potent digital rights management for the Xbox One, has your bloodlust been sated? Does Microsoft still have work to do in convincing you of the value of their console, or has the vice grip been loosened on your wallet? Answer The Question for yourself in the comments!

Conrad Zimmerman



7:30 PM on 06.17.2013

What most excited you during E3 2013? - The Question

This has been a fairly thrilling Electronic Entertainment Expo in a lot of ways. Hard not to be when two out of the three major console competitors are showing off brand new hardware and all the new games which come along with that. But what was the most exciting aspect of this year's E3? Watch the video to hear what we think and answer The Question for yourself in the comments below.

Conrad Zimmerman



3:30 PM on 06.03.2013

What franchise would you like to see make a comeback?

So many wonderful series of videogames have fallen by the wayside over the years. But we're in an uncertain time, unsure of what the future might hold, which means we can still have hope that some of our favorite franchises might yet see life. In this week's installment of The Question, we lay out some of our dreams by naming the lost games we'd most want to see new iterations of.

Conrad Zimmerman



3:30 PM on 05.28.2013

How can Microsoft sway public opinion of Xbox One?

Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One has been met with no shortage of derision. Concerns over the future of the used games market, the console's need to connect to the internet and a failure to effectively communicate th...

Conrad Zimmerman



4:30 PM on 05.20.2013

Should publishers try to profit from user-created videos?

Last week, it came to light that Nintendo has started making content claims for popular videos on YouTube which feature their products, including "Let's Play" and other forms of walkthrough content, taking the ad revenue whi...

Conrad Zimmerman



2:00 PM on 05.13.2013

When is it inappropriate to use crowdfunding?

These days, it seems like everybody is jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon, and it's led some to question the appropriateness of larger organizations using systems like Kickstarter. Some fear that groups who have other mea...

Conrad Zimmerman



2:30 PM on 05.06.2013

What do you expect from the next Xbox reveal?

Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next generation of Xbox hardware in just a scant two weeks, but what will they be showing? In our latest installment of The Question, we make predictions for the event on May 21.  What are your hopes, dreams and expectations?

Conrad Zimmerman



5:00 PM on 04.29.2013

Should we expect games to fully function at launch?

It seems we can barely go a month without a game release suffering some manner of issue in its launch week that overshadows the game itself. With the complexity of modern games, the wide range of variables at work and the ch...

Conrad Zimmerman



1:30 PM on 04.22.2013

Should Nintendo stop making home consoles?

Tepid sales of Wii U hardware and the slow drip of content being released for it have led some to suggest that perhaps it would be best if Nintendo just got out of the business of making game systems for the living room. Wit...

Conrad Zimmerman



1:00 PM on 04.15.2013

What game do you replay yearly?

Some games are so good, they demand revisiting. In this installment of The Question, we talk about the games we go back to at least once a year for another go-around. What game sings its siren song to you on an annual basis? Or, perhaps, you never replay games at all. Tell us about your filthy habits in the comments.

Conrad Zimmerman



4:00 PM on 04.08.2013

Is BioShock too violent?

[Every week, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!]  The BioShock franchise is lauded as having some of the most intelligent narrative in all of videogames, but is that quality being overshadowed by its extreme violence? Answer The Question for yourself in the comments.

Conrad Zimmerman



2:15 PM on 04.02.2013

What do you think of HD remakes of games?

[Every week (usually Mondays), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] The games industry seems to be rather fond of remaking the leisure products of yesteryear with fancy, high-defi...

Conrad Zimmerman



2:15 PM on 03.18.2013

Is $70 a reasonable price for a AAA game?

[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With the next console generation on the horizon and the ever-growing expense of producing top-tier games, it has been suggeste...

Conrad Zimmerman



12:30 PM on 03.11.2013

Is DRM a factor you consider when buying games?

[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] It's hard to argue that anyone likes the idea of Digital Rights Management systems (apart from some publishers, maybe) an...

Conrad Zimmerman



12:30 PM on 03.04.2013

Does social integration in games matter to you?

[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Our games are becoming ever more connected to social networks and features, but does anyone care? This week, we're asking if y...

Conrad Zimmerman



10:00 AM on 02.25.2013

Do you want to buy a PlayStation 4?

[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Now that the PlayStation 4 has been properly announced, it begs the question: Do you want to buy one? Sony certainly seems to ...

Conrad Zimmerman



3:00 PM on 02.02.2013

The Question: Have you ever bought a season pass?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With the release of another high-profile game in Aliens: Colonial Marines comes the announcement of another ...

Keith Swiader



7:00 PM on 01.07.2013

The Question: What was your favorite PlayStation 2 game?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] As you may have heard, the PlayStation 2 is officially dead. Sony has halted all production of the console worldw...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



6:00 PM on 12.17.2012

The Question: What was your top gaming moment of 2012?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With the year almost over, I was interested in writing one of these posts as a prompt for you lovely folks to tal...

Jordan Devore



6:00 PM on 12.09.2012

The Question: What do you want from Dark Souls II?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Much to our delight, From Software and Namco Bandai announced Dark Souls II for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. ...

Jordan Devore



12:00 PM on 11.07.2012

The Question: Is Halo 4 living up to the hype?

Today is sloooooow. It's the day after the US presidential elections, and the day after Halo 4 launched, so the game industry is busy sleeping off one heck of a late night. We're still here though, and today's the perfect tim...

Jim Sterling



4:00 PM on 10.27.2012

The Question: Is it time to retire the term 'RPG'?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Semantics! As someone that writes and speaks for an audience of thousands on a regular basis, I spend more time t...

Jonathan Holmes



8:00 PM on 06.30.2012

The Question: Can videogames make you feel ashamed?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Atlus recently put out a trailer for the 3DS beat 'em up Code of Princess, and reactions were generally positive,...

Jonathan Holmes



2:00 PM on 06.24.2012

The Question: Was June's Nintendo Direct better than E3?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With a new home console on the cusp of release, and a new portable that's still working to prove itself as a must...

Jonathan Holmes



2:30 PM on 05.25.2012

The Question: Diablo III's Auction House, good or bad?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] So Diablo III has been out for the past week, accrued over six million sales, and generated a ton of controversy....

Jim Sterling



5:30 PM on 05.05.2012

The Question: Do you want Black Ops II?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Last week say the official start of the Black Ops II hype-train. The first trailer was released. Pre-orders ...

Jonathan Holmes



12:15 PM on 11.18.2011

The Question: is Metal Gear Solid 5 necessary?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Last night, we heard that -- perhaps unsurprisingly -- Metal Gear Solid 5 is on the cards. Not long after the news dropped, I w...

Jim Sterling



11:00 AM on 11.11.2011

The Question: If you could pick ONE game this month ...

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose a topical question to the community. Answer it if you want!] This week's Question is one of those annoying, unfair questions that I get asked every single day and wish to now inflict upon ...

Jim Sterling



8:00 PM on 10.14.2011

The Question: Is Arkham City's 'Catwoman Pass' too much?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] One of the biggest news items this week was the confirmation that Batman: Arkham City would feature a unique spin on the "onlin...

Jim Sterling



1:00 PM on 09.30.2011

The Question: Should price be a factor in reviews?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] This is a debate that's often sparked among game reviewers, because people seem to have such strong opinions on either side of ...

Jim Sterling



10:00 AM on 09.23.2011

The Question: Is there an East vs. West divide?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] One of the running themes of this generation is the idea that there's an "East vs. West" divide when it comes to game developme...

Jim Sterling



12:00 PM on 09.09.2011

The Question: Were Deus Ex: HR's boss battles a bad idea?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was critically acclaimed and considered by many to be a worthy addition to the the Deus Ex legacy. Of course, we're gamers, which means that some complaints had to happen. A huge amount of debate is ...

Jim Sterling



1:00 PM on 09.02.2011

The Question: Is EA's COD mudslinging good business?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Electronic Arts has been attacking Activision and Call of Duty to an extreme degree as we grow closer to November. While Activi...

Jim Sterling



1:15 PM on 08.19.2011

The Question: Would you pay $60 for a 2D platformer?

In our El Shaddai review this week, it was noted that quite a few comments expressed doubt that the game could be worth $60, due to the fact that it contained 2D platforming sections. This has confirmed a fear I've had that t...

Jim Sterling



1:45 PM on 08.12.2011

The Question: What platform should we review games on?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Before I got a decent PC, telling publishers what kind of review copy I wanted was easy. Increasingly, however, we've seen quit...

Jim Sterling



1:15 PM on 08.05.2011

The Question: Are DLC 'season passes' a good idea?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Not content to sell us bits of premium downloadable content, publishers are starting to sell long-term commitments, offering "p...

Jim Sterling



1:45 PM on 07.29.2011

The Question: Is the 3DS a flop?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] This week has undoubtedly been dominated by the 3DS price cut and the considerable fallout that's followed. As such, this week'...

Jim Sterling



1:00 PM on 07.22.2011

The Question: You buying Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Earlier this morning I had a bit of sarcastic fun, but now is the time for serious business and a serious question. With all th...

Jim Sterling



2:00 PM on 07.15.2011

The Question: Are online passes an issue for you?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] I've made no secret of my distaste for online passes, but there are plenty of others who view them as a valid method of protect...

Jim Sterling



1:15 PM on 07.08.2011

The Question: Are you getting a PlayStation Vita?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] On this week's Podtoid, we had quite a lengthy discussion about the PlayStation Vita and whether or not it does enough to excit...

Jim Sterling



2:40 PM on 07.01.2011

The Question: Should Last Story, Xenoblade come to NA?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Perhaps the most controversial story this week was the announcement by Nintendo of America that it was not planning to bring Xe...

Jim Sterling



3:20 PM on 06.24.2011

The Question: Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With yesterday being Sonic the Hedgehog's twentieth anniversary, it's been a bit of a SEGA-themed week for us at Destructoid To...

Jim Sterling



3:20 PM on 06.17.2011

The Question: Do cutscenes represent narrative failure?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] The subject of cutscenes crops up rather regularly in the games industry. There is an increasing trend among developers to writ...

Jim Sterling



1:40 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: The question: Who won E3 2011?

With Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo press conferences done and dusted, we ask you the most important question of all; Who won? Every year the big three pull out all the stops in an attempt to capture our hearts, minds and walle...

Hollie Bennett



10:30 AM on 06.04.2011

The Question: Your ONE most anticipated game of E3?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] The Question is a day late this week because I had a power cut, but it's not like anybody cares. With all eyes on E3, there's l...

Jim Sterling



1:00 PM on 05.27.2011

The Question: Does The Legend of Zelda need an overhaul?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] I love the Legend of Zelda series. To me, I've never had a problem that, structurally, it's the almost the same game over ...

Jim Sterling



12:20 PM on 05.20.2011

The Question: So what do you think of L.A. Noire?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] We've got a pretty easy question this week -- L.A. Noire, yay or nay? The game released in North America this Tuesday, and in B...

Jim Sterling



1:20 PM on 05.13.2011

The Question: Is Call of Duty good or bad for gaming?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose a topical question to the community. Answer it if you want!] I'm working on a new video about some of the hate that gets poured on the Call of Duty franchise, because if there's one major ...

Jim Sterling



1:20 PM on 05.06.2011

The Question: Is Nintendo's dominance over?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] This generation has been marked by Nintendo utterly dominating the market with the Wii. However, as sales settle down (mostly d...

Jim Sterling






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