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Steam rolls out parental controls for all users

For a second there, I got all pumped to hear Steam Family Options had gone live for all users after previously being restricted to beta participants. Then I realized this isn't the same thing as Steam Family Sharing -- rather, it's a set of...

 
 
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Pokemon grave stone fills me with all the feels

Among the readers here, I'm sure there are a few who are so engaged in videogames that they've effectively become your identity. Will your game-playing habits be what you are remembered for long after you've passed on? A man in Lund, Sweden...

 
 
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Sonic comic writer will play Lost World for charity

My homeboy David Oxford, writer at The Mega Man Network and and fellow editor on NF Magazine, has planned a special charity event alongside Ian Flynn, lead writer on Archie's Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. For 24 hours beginn...

 
 
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Boy stops speeding car, credits Mario Kart for his skills

I don't remember the last time I read or watched a feel-good story involving videogames in the mainstream news. Hell, I'm having trouble finding news within game media outlets that doesn't paint a bleak or damning future for our hobby. Let...

 
 
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Daily Mail claims Sonic made a boy have a heart attack

A 16-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome had a heart attack after getting overexcited by Sonic the Hedgehog. The Daily Mail's take on the story? He was, of course, killed by a videogame.  Bri...

 
 
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Eidos: 'Nintendo should have their IP on every platform'

At the Bristol Games Hub in South West England, Eidos president Ian Livingstone doled out lessons to both industry newcomers and industry vets. But it was his choice words to Kyoto giant Nintendo that raised eyebrows. "Nintendo should have ...

 
 
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Let us remember the musical wonder of Black Out Band

I was still a fresh-faced Destructoid editor when this video first made its wondrous appearance on the Internet. It has, however, stuck in my memory, and it's time you all remembered it along with me. Long before there ever was a Justin Bi...

 
 
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Boy tries to rape mom, kills her, over Call of Duty ban

A 14-year-old boy from rural Iowa has been charged with first degree murder after shooting his mother with a .22 caliber rifle he received as a present. Noah Crooks, who was 13 at the time, attempted to rape his mother in a fit of rage...

 
 
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Sandy Hook shooter allegedly trying to beat a high score

An anonymous "law enforcement veteran" claims the Sandy Hook shooter was comparing "high scores" of previous mass murderers and intended to beat a record. According to this totally responsible and not-at-all reckless source, Sandy Hook was ...

 
 
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A disc-based Minecraft for Xbox 360 is in the works

Knowing that Minecraft has been a consistent top seller on Xbox 360, it's unsurprising to hear that Mojang, 4J Studios, and Microsoft are putting out a disc-based release for the platform. When it arrives at retail in the US on April 30 for...

 
 
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New ESRB rule means we could see less age-gated trailers

With recent changes at the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the amount of time we spend entering in our date of birth for Mature-rated game trailers (and then reentering it, because it never seems to keep) may diminish. Giant Bomb has ...

 
 
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Nickelodeon's best game nominees include... Wii Sports!?

Awards shows are pretty bullsh*t. Videogame awards shows, even more so. But awards shows on children's networks like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are the cream of the anal muck. They have open voting to give kids the illusion of choice, ...

 
 
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Not-for-profit Sandy Hook Arcade Center opens in Newtown

The Sandy Hook Arcade Center, a not-for-profit business, has now officially opened its doors to the local community and beyond thanks to the initiative of two locals: Andrew Clure and Scott Cicciari. Thanks to the behemoth of donations made...

 
 
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EA wants to be 'part of the solution' in violence debate

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello addressed the recent criticisms leveled at the videogame industry following the Sandy Hook shooting. While the executive was keen to point out the lack of evidence suggesting games are responsible, he no...

 
 
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Awww: Bungie visits a recovering child at the hospital

As much as the negativity online can eat away at your mind if you aren't careful, the Internet can also be an overwhelmingly positive place. Take, for instance, Reddit user fiscal_ posting about his five-year-old son Brady needing to have a...

 
 
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'Gun violent' videogames removed from MA truck stops

My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real issues in our ...

 
 
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Videogames now accused of giving children cancer

British tabloid the Mirror has decided to try something a little different. With its peers implicating videogames in school shootings, this particular rag has a new approach -- blaming games for giving kids cancer.  Interestingly,...

 
 
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Yoshi is the world's greatest dad

My favorite track off brentalfloss' Bits of Me is definitely "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi," a ragtime arrangement of Yoshi's Island's "Athletic." In the song, Yoshi decides to take care of the future Mushroom Kingdom hero instead of eating...

 
 
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Tank! Tank! Tank! makes kid weep manly Christmas tears

If you were to unwrap a Christmas present and discover Tank! Tank! Tank! inside, anybody's natural instinct would be to burst into tears. However, for one child, his weeping was spurred by joy -- such an obscene gift actually making him ha...

 
 
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Kid loses it after unwrapping Wii U Christmas morning

The kid in this above Christmas morning video from YouTuber Deongello Vanorsby ramps up slowly, from delayed reaction to shock to... tears! Dad gets a flying bear hug that slowly devolves into grateful sobbing. And then...

 
 
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Flip tables at MAGFest: Best Child's Play fundraiser EVER

Who says you can't combine charitable giving with righteous anger? During next month's MAGFest at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland, you can take part in a very special fundraising activity. By donating a few bucks, you can set up a ta...

 
 
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NRA attacks videogames in Sandy Hook response

The National Rifle Association today held a press conference to cover its apparently cowardly hide in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which media pundits have already gleefully pinned the blame for on violent videogames. Naturally, the...

 
 
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Buy tower defense RPG Tower of Elements to feed the needy

You would probably never have to talk me in to playing a tower defense RPG, but if you did, telling me that doing so would feed a hungry family would definitely help.  This is exactly what's happening with indie game company Frogdice a...

 
 
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Dad alters text in Wind Waker to turn Link into a girl

Mike Hoye loves playing videogames and sharing his pastime with his three-year-old daughter Maya. Their game of choice is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Mike likes to read the text aloud so Maya can follow along. But there is one ...

 
 
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Pat the NES Punk & brentalfloss channel their inner Queen

[Update: Whoops! The actual NES marathon ended yesterday at 3 PM PST, but Pat is still accepting donations through his site until tomorrow.] Zealous NES collector Pat the NES Punk is holding a Child's Play charity that runs through tomorro...

 
 




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Zer0t0nin

Headphones went the way of the Dodo, so I had to pick up a pair on my wayfirst to Ended up getting the Sennheiser Urbanite and gotta say: for a pair of HiFi headphones in the affordable spectrum: pretty good

 
Rico the Penguin

I really like Ultra Sun so Lots of changes for the Still not hot on the Pokedex Minimap having so much wasted Also gotten back into Not a bad

 
iam16bit

Gaming Fact of the Day: Segas origins go as far back as 1940 when it was founded as Standard Games in Honolulu, After WWII, the company moved to Tokyo and changed its name to Service Games which merged with Rosen Enterprises and became

 
Dr Mel

This is a great take on the whole Battlefront II It really is kinda

 
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Ive now got about 60 CED movies that my parents found while they were cleaning out their My old bus driver gave them to me when I was in high school and Id totally forgotten about These four are totally getting displayed

 
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Im pretty sure I locked my keys in my other news, I hate the weekends

 
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How did I miss Rocket Leagues Switch release? How is it compared to every other version out there?

 
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Pixie The Fairy

Finished Wolfenstein: The New That just kinda ends, doesn’t it? Moving on to Old Blood Also have Skyrim on Switch now, about to get those shouts

 
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