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What the fockemon is a kilometer?

The kilometre (International spelling as used by people that live in castles; SI symbol: km) or kilometer (Official Great Nation Under God spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, the precise distance between every Starbucks, and...   read

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Site maintenance will continue through the night, expect a few reboots

[Update: Sunday's maintenance is going mind-blowingly well, as we've had very little downtime.  You may still experience some slugginess on the hour as we replicate to the new servers, but it should clear up by Monday.  Thanks for...   read

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Video: Hundreds of pale limbs playing Pokemon Go in the park

Pokémon Go is definitely getting people laid, despite that the game is broken (and rubbish). Still, we can't stop playing it. What's a guy to do with a phone full of dull Rattata? (sigh) If you're a hopeless trainer like m...   read


HTC: Here's $10 billion dollars, go make something good

2016 is not the year of Virtual Reality. Expensive headsets aside, the video cards required for 3x SuperSampling at 90 FPS are ridiculous, old people who haven't played Sightline: The Chair on vertigo-inducing equipment will never be c...   read

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Shoot the dog! A fan remade the original Duck Hunt in virtual reality

Imagine playing the original Duck Hunt, but this time the ducks can zip to the left and far right of you and escape into the bushes behind! Some random guy just built that. You can play it today. Sooner or later Nintendo is going to give us...   read


Oculus silently removes DRM as SuperHot gets roasted by angry Steam customers

Good news, everyone! If you're thinking of buying a Rift or Vive to play VR games in the future, you can go back to selecting that hardware based on its merits and not software exclusives. This weekend the timed Oculus exclusive for Superho...   read

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Suggested Price Warriors are vandalizing GeForce 1080 reviews

Have you seen Nvidia's stock? It was like $15 for the last five years and suddenly more than doubled. It's because they're making the worst video card ever. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more power efficient than their previous Ti...   read


Gallery: Insane custom computers you can't buy

True story: I was getting a haircut some time back, making the dreaded small talk with the follicle artist, and she asks what I do for a living. If a person isn't pale and sickly looking from spending all day on the Internet explaining what...   read

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Site news: You can block whole user accounts in comments now

Here's a video on how to murdalize someone silently in the comments if they're giving you bad vibrations. It's about damn time: Disqus just added the ability to silently block a specific user.  You'll probably need it when somebo...   read

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Ugly new foldable Rock Band 4 guitar for $69, new DLC bundles

[Update: The pricing is $30 for the expansion, $70 for the Guitar, $90 for the guitar and game, or $200 for the guitar, game, and drums] Details about Rock Band 4's multiplayer are still vague, but the company offered a softball update with...   read

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How to spend $10,000 on a Project CARS rig

Computex had a host of cool gear such as this one: BlueTiger, a general-purpose "motion platform" designed by Jacques Sport. BlueTiger can be configured with flying and driving sims, such as the punishing Project Cars VR. When strung togeth...   read


Gallery: Sweat-blogging CORSAIR's Build it Better showcase

This is the third part of a Computex series. Check out the Bulldog, Lapdog, and custom cases. It's hard to show you what RGB-lit gaming peripheral look like without putting together an obnoxious video of still objects with the obligatory up...   read

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Hands-on with CORSAIR's Bulldog and Lapdog living room PC kits

This is part two of a Computex series. Here's a quick first look at CORSAIR's VR-Ready PC. At a glance, it looks like a beefy new gaming console. Sold as a full PC or as a kit, this horizontal chassis is called the BULLDOG, presum...   read

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News from Taiwan

Gallery of custom computer cases and hardware from Computex

A word of advice about Taiwan in June: don't wear a sports jacket unless it is made out of a beach towel. It's like 95 degrees and humid in the capital, and I made the mistake of: (a) not sleeping to catch a 4AM airport taxi, (b) being relu...   read

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Cheap VR

VR Wars: Oculus Rift alternatives from Asia under $200

You've probably never heard of 3Glasses, Bee VR, Dee Poon, or Laputa Hero, but you might want to buy one in the next ten seconds. Well-funded Asian companies (Jingdong and Taobao) are already shipping the value-priced virtual reality heads...   read

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NSFW: I can't stop watching 73,000 gaming GIFs in rotation

If you haven't tried it already there's a semi-hidden feature on Destructoid called Meme The Homepage in your control panel (top right). It's the worst thing I've ever done, as it requires a fiber-optic bandwidth pipe, but it's also the be...   read

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Is Destructoid blocked at your job? Fight Fight Fight

The year was 2007. My friends and I had built up a decent readership for Destructoid, hell-bent on beating sites like 1UP (RIP) GameDaily (RIP) and Joystiq (RIP) while all holding down other day jobs and/or skipping college classes. My boss...   read

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Influence the future of Destructoid, take a quick survey

We're doing a site survey about all things Destructoid - please participate in our Great 2016 Census! You can fill it out below or pop it open in a tab. We're about to descend onto the E3 Expo in LA next month, so your feedback can inf...   read

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Exclusive: Brief off-camera video of Argyle Shift

Last week, I blogged about the first few minutes of Argyle Shift, a new Japanese arcade shooter by Bandai Namco where you hang out with a gorgeous cyborg in VR while piloting a giant Gundam type robot called Lucifer. The alpha-grade de...   read

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Hands-on: Summer Lesson meets Gundam in Argyle Shift

Here's another one from Japan that's sure to trigger otaku fantasies and male gaze frequencies. In Argyle Shift you pilot a flying mech, but half the time is spent with your eyes locked on your sexy coworker. It's built by the same team wh...   read

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Guide: How to make a dirt cheap Steam VR headset with low lag

Guide time! If you want to kind of mess around with Steam VR but aren't ready to fully commit yet, you'll love this. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to set up our own DIY Vive-compatible Steam VR controller using a RiftCat, any Cardboa...   read

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Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...   read

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The newest VR amusement in Japan shoots you out of a cannon

Have you ever heard of The Swing at the Edge of the World in Ecuador? It's what you would imagine: a swing that puts you over the mouth of a chasm that would certainly end your life. I'd want to try that, but it's too stupid to risk my lif...   read

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Screaming and vertigo is fun! Watch us play Japan's cat rescue game

I nearly crushed a small Japanese man while playing a VR game. This was embarrassing, so naturally I had to publish it for all of YouTube. "A typical day," he said politely, shoving my fat ass back to where my dignity was last seen.&nb...   read

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Mimikyu may be my new favourite I just want to hug it and pet it and tell it that everything will be okay!

Electric Reaper

Looks like Steam might have a solution to that stupid Content in this product may not be appropriate for all ages or may not be appropriate for viewing at work I just hope it Having to deal with that age gate on login was annoying


Leman Russ joins the mediocre Primarch line Those MK III Space Wolves, tho!


Civ 6: Brazil declared war on me (as China) then nothing happens for the next few I then asked for peace and they Politics is PS: I need to get lunch its almost 4PM damn you Civ


I have returned to the land of ice and The air is dry, the land is frozen and the people are Just like it should Got loads of pictures from the anime shop and will turn it into blog Something tells me Ill sleep well

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The RWBY fandom can be so insane at Oh, I cant wait to watch the first episode of Volume 4 on


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