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ESPN is hiring a dedicated eSports editor

The advent of eSports in mainstream media has taken off like a rocket lately. Big names like Red Bull are sponsoring teams and running editorial websites. ESPN's giving it front page placement during tournaments. In the instance of ESPN, it...   read

 
 
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Notch Tweets

Markus 'Notch' Persson posts vague tweets just to fuck with media (Fauxclusive)

Markus “Notch” Persson opened up on Twitter this weekend, posting several tweets lamenting that life as an celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be. The tweets became a news sensation as several high-profile websites painted Pe...   read

 
 
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Awful new Pac-Man redesign spotted in the wild

The new Pac-Man redesign is pretty gross; but hey, whatever keeps you in business, Namco. [Photo Credit: Kyle MacGregor]   read

 
 
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Pro Game Journo

Video games journalist is total big shot at high school reunion (Fauxclusive)

Students attending the Monroe High School Class of 2005 10-Year Reunion say the most memorable aspect of the night was neither the catering by In-N-Out Burger nor the Wolfmother cover band. No, these students say the thing they’ll r...   read

 
 
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#GamerGate

A Pokedex of game journalists that only lists negative traits?

Ethics is a major component of social justice, and in recent years, it has also become a hot button issue in the world of videogame journalism. It is with this in mind that a group of social justice warriors decided to come together to figh...   read

 
 
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Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz

As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitely punched each ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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John Stossel wins the violent videogames argument

It's not every day that you can say a Fox News personality makes a rational argument regarding any of today's hottest trends and hobbies, but stranger things have happened. In a recent segment of his talk show, John Stossel speaks to Frank...   read

 
 
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Game magazine scrubs Ellie from The Last of Us artwork

I've talked at length about the Creepy Cull of female protagonists in the game industry, where women are shunted off promotional materials and deemed unworthy to act as playable characters. It seems the scythe is wielded not just by publish...   read

 
 
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I-Mockery at E3
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E3 2013 in a nutshell, by I-Mockery's RoG

Last year, I-Mockery and Abobo's Big Adventure's Roger Barr broke new ground in videogame journalism with his piercing critique of E3 2012. For anyone who has ever wanted to know the real E3 behind the glitz and glamor, his video series wa...   read

 
 


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E3 scandal exposed: ESA makes journos poop in the dark

Hey ESA, can we get some light bulbs in the press bathrooms? The international boys can't aim.   read

 
 
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The Daily Mail's review of The Last of Us is incredible

British tabloid The Daily Mail has a review for The Last of Us, a game enjoying perhaps the most unanimous critical acclaim in videogame history. The Mail, ever a bastion of wisdom and judicious thinking, feels it doesn't need to add t...   read

 
 
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Kotaku lied: Nintendo loves penises AND butts!

In a recent article on Kotaku, writer Patricia Hernandez pointed out that, while Nintendo will censor asses, it has no problem showcasing a delicious penis.  She used Animal Crossing: New Leaf as evidence, criticizing Nintendo's hypocr...   read

 
 
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SimCity Silence

SimCity, Colonial Marines, and The Silence

Recently, John Walker at Rock, Paper, Shotgun wrote a compelling article on SimCity, and how Electronic Arts' maintenance of radio silence has demonstrated total effectiveness in getting everybody to shut up. The basic argument is that any ...   read

 
 
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Corgtoid

At PAX? Say hi to Dtoid EiC Dale North at his two panels

Longtime game and music journalist and -- oh yeah -- Destructoid editor-in-chief Dale North will be available for your viewing, listening, and creeping pleasure at PAX East this week with two awesome panels: Do JRPGS Really Still Matter (Sa...   read

 
 
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Previews ≠ Reviews
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PSA: Don't preorder a game based on a preview, ever

Games journalism criticism is a young field of business. As with any emerging practice it often likes to talk about itself, not because games writers are pretentious masturbatory bastards, but because we care to do the best job possible for...   read

 
 
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IGN Entertainment Layoffs

IGN parent company to shutter 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO

IGN laid off several members of its editorial team today. The move follows IGN's recent sale to Ziff Davis Media, which also plans to close subsidiaries 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO as a part of the restructuring.  "Our goal is to do fewer th...   read

 
 
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PS4 Megaton: Tameem Antoniades loses the DmC Dante hair

While some argue the PlayStation 4 reveal event wasn't as full of megaton announcements as it should have been, many glossed over one important and startling bit of news -- Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades has hacked off the hair upon ...   read

 
 
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EA + Tabloid = Half-naked woman in Crysis 3 bodypaint

The Sun loves to talk about how dangerous those violent videogames are, and frequently runs stories vilifying interactive entertainment for inspiring crime and teaching the youth of Britain all sorts of terrible things. Still, that won't st...   read

 
 
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Terraria celebrates XBLA/PSN release by sending pebbles

We certainly get sent all manner of weird tat and nonsense in our role as semi-professional videogame jesters, and sometimes it's just ridiculous enough to achieve the desired effect and get a post. Here's 505 Games, literally sending me ru...   read

 
 
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David Jaffe launches glorious verbal attack on CNN anchor

Last week, we talked about how CNN anchor Erin Burnett desperately tried to link videogames to violent crime, attempting as she did to lead a psychologist into agreeing with her, and appearing flustered when he didn't. She wants her viewers...   read

 
 
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Ziff Davis buys IGN

j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis has acquired IGN, following months of rumors that News Corp, run by billionaire tyrant Rupert Murdoch, was looking to offload the site in a "restructuring" plan. IGN, of course, also owns AskMen and GameSpy, ...   read

 
 
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Whoa! A gun violence talk that does NOT blame games!

It might be easy to label all major news pundits as being dangerously ignorant of videogames, especially when it concerns sexual or violent content. However, we ought to know better than to paint everyone with the same broad brush strokes. ...   read

 
 
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CNN host tries and fails to link videogames to violence

CNN's Erin Burnett last night tried desperately to make a psychologist blame videogames for gun violence, attempting to coerce him into agreeing with her that "violent" games make people more likely to kill.  "There's a saying that gu...   read

 
 
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Objectify A Male Tech Writer Day [Update]

[Update: Leigh Alexander has decided to call off the event, following an examination of potential risks. It's been proposed that the event alienates those who do not neatly fit into the straight male and straight female dynamic, not to ment...   read

 
 
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