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How I learned to stop worrying and love the tabletop RPG

I love role-playing. I like being a half-elf, half-demon on a bloody rampage; I like being a sci-fi ex-black ops badass on a quest to rescue his daughter; I love being a naughty schoolgir -- wait, sorry -- wrong kind of role-playing. What's...   read


GaymerCon is videogames gone totally gay -- awesome!

Last night, Kickstarter got a little more gay. Matt Conn and the organizers of GaymerCon, the first gaming convention with a focus on the LGBTQ community, started their crowdfunding drive with a goal of $25,000. One day later, they're ...   read

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Assassin's Creed 3 AnvilNext engine struts its stuff

Featuring the most dramatic narration for a tech demo ever, the newest Assassin's Creed 3 trailer shows off Ubisoft's proprietary graphics engine, dubbed AnvilNext. The engine is capable of dynamic weather in all four seasons, absurd numbe...   read


How Mass Effect 3 kicked my emotional ass

When was the last time a videogame made you think about relationships? Truly reflect on them, I mean? BioWare has a knack for making them just about mandatory in each of their games, but they're hardly the only ones that have made romantic ...   read


Nintendo Direct: Wii U goes pro with Wii U Pro Controller

Nintendo's Wii U will feature connectivity with a more traditional style controller, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata revealed on Nintendo Direct today. The controller, called the Wii U Pro Controller, can be seen in that beautiful sc...   read


Why BioWare should change the Mass Effect 3 ending

Yes, another article about the Mass Effect 3 ending. And buckle in, because it's gonna be a long ride. Trust me, I plan to make it worth your while. To say that the ending to Mass Effect 3 has caused an outcry on the Internet would be to gr...   read


Studying sexism with Skyrim -- Fus Ro Va! Gina!

My name is Merillia Feldreth. I am a Dunmer, a Dark Elf. In the land of Skyrim, my kind is not particularly welcome. The Nords have their customs and ways which I admit I do not favor in my heart, but I respect in my actions. The favor is n...   read


Skyrim launch party, a bardic tale of booze & dragons

There is a dragon in the Belasco Theatre. I repeat, there is a dragon in the Belasco Theatre. I'm not the only one that sees this, right? I am surrounded by people infinitely richer and more recognizable than me, people like Christina Aguil...   read


Counterpoint: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is fantastic. If you own a PlayStation 3, I highly recommend you purchase it right this second if you haven't already. Seriously. Just get up, leave this column for a minute -- don't worry, I'll be here when y...   read


Batman: Arkham City: What, me worry?

Dear Destructoid readers, I have something I'd like to share with you today. It's something quite... dastardly, if I do say so myself. More maniacal than the Joker, more ruthless than Killer Croc, more relentless than Two-Face, I have conco...   read



Interview: Nate Kenyon on Starcraft: Ghost: Spectres

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to go in undercover - like a ghost, if you will - and interview author Nate Kenyon to ferret out information regarding the recently released Starcraft novel, Starcraft: Ghost: Spectres. It wasn't...   read


Why the Mass Effect 3 FemShep vote was the wrong move

[Editor's note: Sophie Prell will be contributing original features for Destructoid from time to time. She is an Iowa farm girl turned award-winning gaming journalist, and is also a contributor at and She is also pretty...   read

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I grew up on a farm in Iowa and now I write jokes and video game columns for the enjoyment of the Internet. I'm also an award-winning journalist and I even wrote a play once, so, you know. That's...



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