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Making some progress with my videogame writing

Hello fellow Dtoiders, If you remember my last post here on the Cblogs, you know that I have become a videogame writer. Since I started out in this very community, I occasionally come back to you in order to tell you about the ga...

 
 
 
 

Im back and Ive brought presents!

Wow, I haven't posted something in here for almost two years? Man... Don't worry, I have not been gone completely. In between, I wrote stories for the Destructoid main site for a few months and became a journalist for a national (luxembour...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Some German politicians want their own version of SOPA

Members of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union, which form one of the ruling parties in the German government right now, like SOPA so much that they want their own version of it for Germany. While they admit that some ...

 
 
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The Last Story might come to Europe on February 24th

We already knew The Last Story was coming to the EU sometime during 2012, but now there is a release date floating around! According to rumors, the game will arrive in Europe on February 24. For all those unaware, The Last Story is one of t...

 
 
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Guess which games were banned in Germany in October

When it comes to banning videogames or at least restricting their sales, there just is no country quite like Germany! There are several lists to take into consideration, so I'll try to make things simple and clear for you, dear readers. So,...

 
 
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When eroges get motion controls

According to Maniac, the Japanese developer Tech Arts is working on a title called 3D Custom Girl, which will be released at the end of October. The women present in the game cover pretty much every single Anime cliché in the book. T...

 
 
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The difficulties of creating a game in four days

This video gives you some insight into how the BigJam that took place in St. Oberholz, Berlin, went along. Here, the programmers gathered in a café in order to create a game, from scratch, in only four days. The video, produced by o...

 
 
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets new Arsenal Modes

Valve has announced that they are working on new Arsenal Modes for the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, set to release on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam in Spring 2012. The mode is largely based on a very popular ...

 
 
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FIFA 12 has got some new tricks up its sleeve

EA Sports has released this new trailer talking with Kantcho Doskov, one of the animators on the team for FIFA 12. The trailer focuses on the various tricks you can do in the game while showing off the new ball physics. While not all the m...

 
 
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Study says gamers play less videogames than expected

According to a poll done by the association BITCOM in Germany, gamers seem to be pretty sensible about the amount of time they spend with their favorite hobby. While 62% of those asked play videogames on a daily base, most of them don't pla...

 
 
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The first two Gears of War games might come to Germany

After the pretty much unexpected "OK" from the German ratings board USK for the third Gears of War, there now seems to be a possibility to bring the first two games of the popular franchise to Germany too. According to the Epic Studios boss...

 
 
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'Killerspiele' do not make war sexy to gamers

The university of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, has made public the results of one of its latest studies: Players of so-called 'Killerspiele' like Counter-Strike actually don't like the military or war more than those who don't. They asked 500...

 
 
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Half of Germany's adult population plays videogames

According to research done by Newzoo, half of the adult population of Germany plays videogames on a regular basis. The same applies to France and the United Kingdom, as all three countries combined have a total market of 153 million people ...

 
 
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Heavy Rain goes light on violence and nudity for France

Heavy Rain is getting a new, re-edited version for the French market called Heavy Rain – Version Modifiée. This is now the third version of the title, after the release of last year's version with Move support. The game got a P...

 
 
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German TV channel to broadcast ESL Pro Series start

ZDFkultur, a German digital TV channel, will broadcast the start of the ESL Pro Series on August 20. The season start will take place at gamescom and if the pilot is successful enough, the channel's administrators will consider continuing t...

 
 
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood wins big at BIU Awards

The "Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware" (or "Federal Association of interactive Entertainment Software") has a yearly award for the best selling games on the German market of the past 12 months. The awards are split up into se...

 
 
 

Dear videogame industry, we need to talk...

You keep on disappointing me! Not everyone in the industry, mind you, but a select few that make me feel sad on a regular basis create a feeling of distrust and dislike for you as an industry. Maybe I should explain to my dear readers why t...

 
 
 
 

Movies, videogames and (un)reasonable expectations

Hello there, it's me. Yes, I know, I have been gone for quite some time now, haven't I? Why? I was kind of busy working for a gaming website and now I'm working for another Gaming Website, that focuses on Sega and thus gives me some time to...

 
 
 
 

EUFNF March 32nd - Community Edition

Holy Crap, I haven't done this in quite some time. I sure hope I'm not too much out of shape. So, EUFNF is a thing that happens every Friday. People from all over Europe or indeed anywhere join up in order to shoot, punch and do other stuff...

 
 
 
 

100 Hours of Civilization 5: A conclusion of sorts

Civilization has been one of those series that never left my side since I first started playing them. I think I was 12 when I started playing the second one, with its somewhat simplistic graphics and unbalanced gameplay. It was terribly har...

 
 
 
 

My Experience as a Videogame Reviewer, Month 6

You know, it's somewhat unsettling and surprising to me that after six months, I'm still doing this job. Writing a videogame review week after week after week, just like any other daily routine I have. If I had a time machine and could tell...

 
 
 
 

Groundhog Day: No More Heroes (slightly NSFW!)

'No More Heroes' is definitely my Groundhog Day game. There are many reasons for me returning again and again to this game since it was released in Europe in March 2008. Considering that I've already written some blog-posts about this game,...

 
 
 
 

No more heroes, indeed!

This is probably not news to anybody anymore, but Activision actually decided to finish off its Hero-franchises. No more Guitar Hero, no more DJ Hero, and my guess is no more Band Hero too, because frankly, who bought that? So, here I give ...

 
 
 


About Subenuone of us since 9:57 AM on 09.07.2008

Fulltime Journalist for the daily newspaper "Letzebuerger Journal". Worked as a freelance Videogame 'journalist' for that same newspaper for 2 years beforehand. Also, I'm the former News Editor over at www.Sega-Addicts.com. I also wrote a few frontpage stories here on Destructoid....
I also wrote for several weeks for www.Gamersyndrome.com

You can follow me on Twitter, if you want: @SvenWohl

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Some of the Blog posts I'm proud of:
Groundhog Day: No More Heroes
Homo Ludens
No More Heroes and the deconstruction of the phallus




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