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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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Pokédex entries must have been written by children

If you've ever played a Pokémon game, you'd realize that some of the critters possess rather unbelievable abilities beyond comprehension. I'm not talking about just the legendary Pokémon but also the run-of-the-mill creatures ...

 
 
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ThinkGeek's pint-sized Portal gun won't break the bank

With Halloween fast approaching, ThinkGeek's new Miniature Replica Portal Gun ($59.99) is going to be hard to resist. It's got appropriately colored LEDs, a working trigger, and movable claws. Parents, think about how much candy your child...

 
 
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Warning: this kids' Spyro costume is f*cking nightmarish!

Behold! The LORD's cruelest joke! Cast out from Heaven, rejected by Hell, and feared by the realm of mortals. The rules of nature apply not to this misshapen beast, for it is wrought of no natural element. It exists without existence, it li...

 
 




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Streaming at if you want to hear literally the best commentary on Fortnite

 
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Watching silly game show answers is one of my main Discovered this compilation yesterday and it is brilliant!

 
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Why do you think Yakuza is still not on PC despite its latest resurgence? Sega is no stranger to the platform and were long past the days when it was believed niche Japanese games didnt have an audience on why? I dont get

 
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Tried Hellblade Senuas Sacrifice after buying it Definitely an interesting game in some regards, need to keep mulling it over and beat it before I say anything Also, the surround sound headphones are paying

 
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I have now gotten to the part of Dream Drop Distance, where even if I try my best to make sense of the plot and all the absurd revelations it just doesn’t add “Oh, but that guy in a brown cloak was actually just a time travelling Ansem, bla

 
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Mike Sounders

Another example of Bandai Namco being shit at advertising their non-DBZ/Naruto/SAO anime games outside of Japan: Little Witch Academia comes out Little to no fanfare or press releases have happened for

 
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I triple carted while helping Lemon Buster and Fenriff do the HR49 Kirin You’re never too cool to get paralyzed, then stunned, then struck by lightning in quick

 
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Do you think there was a lot of affirmative action at Hogwarts?

 
 

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