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Destructoid interviews ECA President Hal Halpin

Defending games and gamers isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s the popular press whipped into frenzy by politicians looking for a scapegoat and sometimes it’s corporations looking to squeeze a few extra bucks to make up for grotesq...

 
 
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Hal Halpin, CISPA, and YOU

Most of our readers will remember our SOPA/PIPA blackout in January. Destructoid was joined by little-known sites like Wikipedia to protest the twin bills SOPA and PIPA that were working their way through the US House and Senate. Some of ou...

 
 
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Review: Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound headset

Reviewing headphones is probably one of the better parts about working for Destructoid. At the absolute worst, it gives me an excuse to watch some of my favorite movies, listen to great music, and play some games. No stress, no pressure....

 
 
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The Daily Hotness: Master Chief will never be in IMAX 3D

Tons of great stuff for you broskidudes today. We have contests, awesome community things, tons of news, a review an explanation behind the total lack of Halo movie. So... yeah. Get up onz this.Destructoid Original: Nordic New Wav...

 
 
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Behind the hats, Team Fortress 2's short, funny story

Did you know that Team Fortress 2 had a backstory? Me neither. Apparently Valve's been fleshing out via comics since 2010. It's oddly interesting, and brings order to one of the most chaotic kill-a-thons in modern gaming.  Still w...

 
 
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Extra Credits explains Firefall's 'staged content'

Starkey here, with yet another Firefall post. This time, we have a video discussing how the people at Red 5 Studios are planning to create a strong sense of community by using a unique method of content deployment.It's a pretty interesting ...

 
 
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Preview: Quashing the Rebellion in a Sinful Solar Empire

Rebellion is a standalone expansion to the 2008 strategy game of the year, Sins of a Solar Empire. Elaborating upon the bare-bones story from the first title and subsequent DLC, adding two new classes of ships, three new factions,...

 
 
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The Daily Hotness: Scud scriggle fizzle famble-foo

Mass Effect 3's ending is back in the news. Again. Apparently the BBB agrees with fans about false advertising, and I'm going to leave it alone, because if I say anything again, people will probably accuse me of taking money from ...

 
 
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New Medal of Honor: Warfighter vid is more of the same

A new trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter surfaced earlier today. It's mostly gameplay, though it doesn't show anything that looks really new or unique. Still, it looks fabulous, if I do say so myself.If you haven't heard already, M...

 
 
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Review: Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece is one of the most fascinating time-place combinations. It brought us the beginnings of calculus, philosophy, democracy, and an incredibly rich and vibrant culture that has managed to survive in one form or another until the ...

 
 
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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion drops June 12

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the long-awaited standalone expansion to the 2008 4X strategy game, is due out June 12. The expansion will be adding three new factions, two new classes of ships, an additional battleship for each race, as...

 
 
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The Daily Hotness: PAX East is coming

Many of you lucky folk are probably going to PAX East this weekend. I hate you. Here I am, in my last semester of college with friggin' papers to write and midterms and crap. Screw you. All of you. Also have fun. And be safe. And get H...

 
 
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Lone Survivor's OST now available for purchase

Lone Survivor, the game Mr. Sterling-the-Hutt claimed was more Silent Hill than Silent Hill, has a soundtrack that is available now on BandCamp. The album is $6.99 and has 19 atmospheric tracks. Also, of note for those audiophiles out ...

 
 
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Penny Arcade skins come to Dungeon Defenders

This Friday, Dungeon Defenders will be getting new DLC that contains skins inspired by the Penny Arcade strip. Included in the pack are Tycho, Annarchy, Jim Darkmagic, and Gabe's alter-ego, the Cardboard Tube Samurai.If you're one of the lu...

 
 
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The Daily Hotness: Go to sleep

So I decided to go with something very personally relevant today (i.e. a story about getting the f*** to sleep), because this is something I seem to be struggling with. Maybe I just need to have Samuel L. Jackson come and serenade me every ...

 
 
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Check out Firefall at PAX East

Remember Firefall? That game I've been talking about for what seems like forever? Well, Red5 is going to be at PAX East showing it off for attendees. It will be the first public demo of the invite-only beta. Anyone who shows up to play...

 
 
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Rovio buys Futuremark Game Studios

Rovio, of Angry Birds fame, has now acquired the game studio arm of the Futuremark. The latter company, mostly known for 3DMark, PCMark, and Peacekeeper, has been doing pretty well for themselves in the gamespace after the success of S...

 
 
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Good Old Games gets a bit less old, still pretty good

Good Old Games is getting a new coat of paint and an expansion to their library. Although they will still be bringing old games that are good, GOG.com is expanding their library into the modern indie space. Starting today, they will be carr...

 
 
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The Daily Hotness: Jesse's got some pipes

Resident badass and West Coast Community Manager, Jesse Cortez, was spotted the other night in the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. He's really quite fantastic and he's got an awesome solo about 44 seconds in. It's some pretty powerfu...

 
 
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Why Mass Effect 3 haters need to calm down

I realize that expecting reasoned discourse from the internet is a tall order, but the reaction to the Mass Effect 3 ending is beyond absurd. It transcends rationality and tips over into the positively juvenile. This is meant to be a counte...

 
 
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Preview: From a Solar Empire to the Sins of a Dark Age

I sat down with some people from Ironclad Games earlier today to discuss their new fantasy real-time strategy game, Sins of a Dark Age. After getting a good look at almost an hour of actual play, I can firmly and resolutely say that it...

 
 
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The Daily Hotness: DESTRUCTOID TURNS SIX

Holy freaking mother balls. Dtoid has been around for SIX YEARS. And Niero just added another year. This is a big deal, guys. In an age where Giant Bomb and every other major game website is owned by some big corporation Destructoid is...

 
 
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Preview: Reinventing the MMO with The Secret World

The MMO space has been steadily filling up since people realized just how much money Blizzard is actually making. Many have tried to break into that space, but most have failed. Funcom has a pretty consistent history of bringing solid title...

 
 
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GDC: Reviving MechWarrior with the CryEngine 3

I was a pretty big fan of MechWarrior back in the day. I kind of have a thing for mechs, and I thought it was really awesome. What little kid wouldn't want to blow up giant robots with lasers and missiles fired from other giant robots? Stil...

 
 
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Review: Abobo's Big Adventure

The NES era was a special time for a lot of us. Many of the staff here at Dtoid will always have a certain attachment to the period, myself included. Abobo's Big Adventure is a tribute to all those who grew up with the gaming gods of old. T...

 
 


About Daniel Starkeyone of us since 2:41 PM on 12.27.2006

Some say he never sleeps and eats only gourmet amaretto cupcakes. Others claim he's a hyperactive optimist. To citizens of the Destructoid empire, though, he's Captain Starkey, Intergalactic Games Journalist.


Disclosure: In my undergrad at the University of Minnesota, I did do PR and event promotion for Microsoft. It does not and has not affected any of the pieces I have written, but it is something that you, as a reader, should know.
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