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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 7

Roll up, roll up one and all, and come bear witness to the greatest cavalcade of videogaming curiosities known to modern man. We've got freaks, we've got geeks, we've got things the mere sight of which will make your eyes bleed, and they're...   read

 
 
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 6

Once again, it's Thursday, meaning the time has come to roll out this week's chapter of the Guide. Follow me through the jump, where you'll find another gamer archetype analyzed, scrutinized, dissected*, and moderately lampooned for your pe...   read

 
 
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Games: SERIOUS BUSINESS

Slate just pubbed a piece about the whole "serious games" phenomenon. If you haven't heard, the serious gaming concept refers to games whose primary purpose isn't fun. A game that isn't fun? Good luck with that.Serious...   read

 
 
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According to PC Magazine, the Wii is greater than sliced bread

Just when you thought the Wii had started to reach the end of the hype train, along comes an article from an unlikely source -- shooting the whole cycle into overdrive once again. It seems that Lance Ulinoff, Editor for PC Magazine is all h...   read

 
 
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 5

Welcome friends, to the fifth chapter of A Guide To Reconizing Your Gamers, your invaluable helper in spotting the many varied gamer sub-genera prevalent in today's videogaming experience. As gaming has spread as an activity over the years,...   read

 
 
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LEGO Batman site launches: A good Batman game at last?

Much to the delight of many, the LEGO Batman Web site is up, and ready to show that the Dark Knight can dominate the landscape as well as any Star Wars game can. Featuring character bios, Batman trivia, and even a few viewable cut-scenes fr...   read

 
 
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 4

So here we are again, at the beginning of the newest chapter of our gaming field guide. I'm sure you all know the drill by now. Each week we take two archetypes of the 21st century gaming world and analyse their traits, play habits and pecu...   read

 
 


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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 3

Welcome once again to our continuing anthropological guide to the ways of the modern gamer. You may recall that last week, a full dissection of the common or garden British gaming chav took over the whole chapter. Things return to normal th...   read

 
 
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The thing about girl gamers

Editor's Note: Hey all, DMV here. Atheistium's written an interesting rant on the whole girl gamer issue, which has always been a hot topic. So far, it's been a real hit on the community blogs, so give this Destructoid veteran some love and...   read

 
 
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 2

Welcome, my friends, to the second part of Destructoid's ongoing field guide to the anthropology of the various modern gamer sub-species.  Before we go on with this week's study, I must confess that only one of the two breeds I had pla...   read

 
 
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EA: You haven't seen the last of The Godfather engine

It looks like the game engine that powered The Godfather still has a bit more life left in it. According to one industry analyst, EA has planned on using the engine in at least five upcoming projects, including a follow up to The Godfather ...   read

 
 
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The top five gameplay innovations to look forward to this year

We are alive during a very important time in gaming. The 360 and the PS3 are capable of things never before imaginable on a home console. The Wii, for all its flaws, may revolutionize contemporary control mechanics. And several upcoming ga...   read

 
 
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Subtitles a video gaming necessity?

A deaf gamer has brought up what may well be an very important and overlooked point. In a letter he sent to the ESA, and now reprinted by Kotaku, he points out that a great deal of the modern gameplay experience is lost by deaf and hard of ...   read

 
 
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ZOMG!!! M.U.G.E.N.

Look I drink ...... and from time to time this makes me a little late on trends in the world. M.U.G.E.N. is something that I have totally missed the bus on ... by eight full years. No, I am not talking about Honda's tuning division, I a...   read

 
 
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Nintendo promises more Wiis

Don't get your hopes up or anything, but Nintendo is saying they plan to ship 14 million Wiis worldwide by the end of the fiscal year. After seeing the impressive rise of the console the past few months, Nintendo finally realized that i...   read

 
 
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Don't mention the CD32: New Amiga line announced

Ars Technicha have got a report that the Amiga, legendary and much obsessed-over gaming computer of the '80's and '90's, is soon set to make a comeback with a new line of hardware. Anyone who grew up as a gamer through that...   read

 
 
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PC gaming not really dead after all

Despite what you may have heard, PC gaming isn't really dying. Sure, the consoles get all the attention and as well they should. But the niche market of the PC is still very alive and very strong. Hell, even I have returned to PC gaming...   read

 
 
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Arcade perfect: A tribute to a much missed part of gaming culture

I realised a few months ago that the Christmas of this year marks my 15-year gaming anniversary. I know for a fact that that’s not quite true, as the number of years I’ve actually been playing tails much further back into the mi...   read

 
 
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A shooting tragedy, Jack Thompson is there to take advantage

Right now, right this very second, Mr. Jack "video games cause cancer" Thompson is on FOX news talking about today's Virginia Tech tragedy. Mr. Thompson has already dropped some video game names and will surely use this as a p...   read

 
 
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Go get your Wii fitness on

And so it begins ...Just like DDR, the Wii is slowly but surely making its way into the minds and ideas of fitness-crazed folks looking for a way to get fat kids off the couch. Put down the Cheetos and check out what's going on with Wi...   read

 
 
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EA marches toward world domination, invests $200M in Chinese company

Not content with meaningless microtransactions and the music business here in the good ol' U. S. of A., Electronic Arts, it has just been revealed, is now sinking $200 million into the major online Chinese game company The9. EA killer ...   read

 
 
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Double crikey! Aussies also fell madly in love with the DS

We neglected to tell you, but Dtoid is going full Aussie now, so excuse us with all the sudden news related to Australia. After just seeing how well the PlayStation 3 has done, take a look at what Nintendo's little handheld that could i...   read

 
 
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Crikey! The Aussies love them some PS3

After the UK sorta-kinda love fest that took place with the PlayStation 3, it now seems as if the land of big knives and beer and ex-cons -- oh, and apparently girls that love Nex? -- is also madly in love the with the console. While the ...   read

 
 
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New Hour of Victory screens and video; WWII shooter? Not you again

Another year, another flood of WWII first-person shooters. In case your memory is a bit foggy, Midway's Hour of Victory for the Xbox 360 is attempting to do something just a tad different from other WWII FPS titles by letting you contro...   read

 
 
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LEGO Batman confirmed for a 2008 release

To be featured on all consoles, Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive have confirmed they will be working together to release a LEGO Batman game in 2008.With all the LEGO video game madness lately, I am kind of getting sick o...   read

 
 
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If you love something set it free, unless its a #TvserieslessonToid

 
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Helicopter pilot is an occupation with a 120% mortality rate #EntertainmentLessonToid

 
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The Robot Wars return was so terribly Dont like the arena, dont like the co-host thing, hate the canned laughter, hate the look of the show, hate the new So

 
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If the pizza delivery boy is really attractive and the girl doesnt have money (yet still ordered a pizza), sex is inevitable and usually a friend will join in #PornoLessionToid

 
JcDent

I remember how different armor facings on tanks kind of blew my mind in Ground Now, I dont even glance at a game if the tanks come without machineguns and infantry cant take cover

 
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SO apparently Farfetchd is a Japan/Asian country exclusive, so when/if I catch it Ill be sure to post it and make all of you jealous

 
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