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Art Juice: The Ultimate Videogame Protagonist

[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not!] There has be...   read

 
 
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Why Nathan Drake would make a fantastic homosexual

I was reading this very nice article on Gamasutra about the dearth of legitimate homosexual characters in videogames, and was particularly struck by writer Andrew Meade's suggestion at the end -- make Nathan Drake gay. Now, before you laugh...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing 3DS dev diary reveals burning hot news

Want to watch a slow paced, ten-minute dev diary with the developers of Animal Crossing 3DS? No? Well then, I'll run down the highlights for you! Either way, you are about to get the facts on the new Animal Crossing whether you like i...   read

 
 
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Mario and Toad's is an everlasting friendship

The Game Station, maker of "The Tale of the DragonBorn" film we posted recently, whipped up this tender little story of love and friendship. What if Mario wasn't after the Princess? What if he was trying to rescue Toad all along? The video...   read

 
 
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TtWaV Teaser: Should Skyward Sword be rated M?

[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.] Nintendo has a track record for including gender ambigious or ...   read

 
 
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My amazing adventures at BlizzCon 2011

I only had a few hours to spend at BlizzCon 2011 this past weekend, and I wanted to do as much fun stuff as possible in that very limited amount of time. I had already played StarCraft II and Diablo III (and don't regularly play World of W...   read

 
 
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Blizzard under fire for homophobic Blizzcon video

Blizzard has come under fire for featuring an interview with Cannibal Corpse frontman George Fisher during Blizzcon's closing concert. The video rolled partway through an Level 90 Epic Tauren Chieftain performance, in which Fisher was...   read

 
 
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Same-sex marriage is coming to Skyrim

It would appear that medieval-tinged fantasy worlds are more progressive than we are, as gay marriage is perfectly acceptable in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The news comes by way of Bethesda marketing man Pete Hines, who confirms that eith...   read

 
 
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I'd stick my mushroom into THESE plumbers' Warp Pipes!

Our lovely features editor Chad Concelmo said we needed more Hard Gay on Destructoid today and his handsome wish is my lowly command! What you're looking at are some physically delectable specimens of manhood dressed up like Mario and Luigi...   read

 
 
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I'm sorry about this: Pokemen at Anime Expo

I apologize in advance. If you're one of those guys that clicks play before reading, I'm super sorry. This video is...wow. It comes from YouTube user acksonl, a guy that has gained some popularity by filming cosplay videos at conventions...   read

 
 
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The Unofficial Destructoid IRC has moved to Quakenet

Our little community-run IRC channel has been active since 2007, and some years ago we moved from some server I don't even remember to Dynastynet. However, Dynastynet has been having some serious connections issues the past few weeks, so we...   read

 
 
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Earthworm Jim creator ... no friend to gay people?

Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel is, apparently, a living parody of American bigotry. Recently, the artist made several amazing comments on the subject of Christianity, gay marriage, and why AMERICURRRR is the best damn country in the wo...   read

 
 
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The Destructoid Unofficial IRC guide

[Important: We have moved from Dynastynet to Quakenet. Just use the info under "Basic Info" as server info for all steps of the guide. Registering yourself doesn't work via Nickserv on Quakenet, so use this as a guide instead] IRC has been...   read

 
 
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BioWare writer accused of negatively portraying gay folk

BioWare writer David Gaider has upset people for daring to portray a gay character as anything but a flawless beacon of brilliance in Dragon Age 2. A petition for his firing has started up online, inspiring a counter-petition in support of ...   read

 
 
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Apple pulls 'Gay Cure' app after consumer petition

Yesterday, news of an app that claimed to "cure" people of homosexuality enraged a fair few people, both in and out of the LGBT community. Responding to overwhelming consumer protest, Apple has decided to pull the app from the store.  ...   read

 
 
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Apple approves iOS App that 'cures homosexuality'

I'm still picking pieces of my jaw up off the floor as I write this, but Apple has come under fire for allowing an App that claims to "cure" people of homosexuality. I can hardly believe this is the year 2011. Exodus International is a...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep 7: Keep calm and home dip!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have successfully returned and are pleased to give you episode 7 of BritToid -- Destructoid's European-focused gaming podcast -- with a usual cast of Daniel Seto, Daniel Carniero, Sean Justice, and myself,...   read

 
 
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Mega Man gets cozy in this modified fan art

A little while back, I posted some official art from Capcom depicting Mega Man's female counterpart Roll lying around with a bunch of other versions of the character in a semi-cuddly, maybe-groping manner. The art was sold in Japan on eithe...   read

 
 
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Microsoft bans Xbox Live user for living in Fort Gay

Microsoft has had to apologize after banning a resident of Fort Gay due to the "offensive" nature of his location. Josh Moore is a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, but Microsoft decided it didn't need to verify that, and simply banned...   read

 
 
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And now, even more new Pokemon

[Update: More Pokemon videos ahoy after the jump via GoNintendo and the PokemonNewsNetworkHD. We got some footage of the legendary Victini in battle, info on the game's story and characters, and the unveiling of even more new Pokemon....   read

 
 
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Taiwanese MMO allows for gay marriage (yay!)

Taiwanese MMORPG Runes of Magic has an update coming that allows players to get married and become "connected" with each other. The big news, however, is that that Runewaker Entertainment's Warcraft-esque game is going to be more progr...   read

 
 
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BioWare explains lack of gay sex in Mass Effect 2

BioWare loves implied interspecies lesbianism, but has so far shied away from providing any man-on-man shenanigans. When asked why Mass Effect 2 lacks the option for gay sexual enterprises, the developer explained that the game has a "PG-13...   read

 
 
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You're allowed to say you're gay on Xbox Live now!

Xbox Live just got a little bit more progressive this morning, with Microsoft proudly announcing that gamers are now allowed to share their sexual orientation in their profiles. Previously, you were not allowed to express sexuality in your ...   read

 
 
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UR MR GAY? YA, I M, R U?

Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park fame once said life finds a way. He should have said life finds a gay, since that seems to be an even greater truth. At least on the Internet. You can put anything in front of your typical 'net nerd an...   read

 
 
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BioWare upsetting gay folk again, censoring LGBT talk

With the recent discovery of male-on-male sexual encounters in Dragon Age: Origins, talk about the portrayal of homosexuality in games and the general attitudes toward LGBT people within the industry has been enjoyed all over the Internet. ...   read

 
 
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