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Some beautiful bastards are making a new Genesis beat-em-up

The last game commercially released on the Sega Genesis was a port of Frogger in 1998. If we disregard other homebrew or indie games, then it has been roughly 19 years since any of us had the chance to play a brand new game on the system. T...   read

 
 
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81-year-old Japanese woman learns to code, makes game

In 20 years, those who knows how to code will be floating around Earth 2, space-watering their space-lawns, anticipating the new Game of Thrones book, and going on dates while the rest of us are stuck with cattle prods, forced to run on th...   read

 
 

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Nightdive Studios releases a new teaser trailer for its System Shock remake

Fans of the upcoming System Shock remake should find this trailer enjoyable. Nightdive Studios is making steady progress on the title and this trailer gives us a small glimpse of some of the new technology in play (Unreal Engine 4). SHODAN ...   read

 
 
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Strafe is gunning for a March release date

Strafe, the retro-themed throwback shooter and my personal most anticipated game of 2017, is going to be available on March 28. Along with that information also comes absolute confirmation that the game is, indeed, procedurally generated. T...   read

 
 
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Review: Rad Rodgers: World One

As I mentioned in my preview piece, Rad Rodgers: World One came out of nowhere. I was struck by the mind-blowing graphics and how 3D Realms was publishing a game from a relatively unknown developer. It looked like a throwback to Commander K...   read

 
 
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Devil Daggers highlights a pretty awesome new Humble Bundle

Devil Daggers is an awesome horde-mode style game that not many people have heard of. Utilizing an aesthetic similar to Quake, the game basically tasks you with staying alive for 10 minutes to achieve a high score. Most people don't last mo...   read

 
 
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Sports personality Colin Cowherd proves he is an out of touch dick

Colin Cowherd, a man who covers ancient sports, has been known to speak out against eSports having said that listening to eSports commentary was "the equivalent of me putting a gun in my mouth" after ESPN2 covered a Heroes of the Stor...   read

 
 
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The best TGS swag I got was this creepy old man brochure (gallery)

There's so much kawaii shit at TGS (and in Japan in general) that it sort of cancels itself out of the attention span. To reach the most jaded people you have to go further ... fatherly, even. To be honest, I have no idea what's going on wi...   read

 
 
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84-year-old man loves gaming, makes orgasm noises

Last week, Dale North shared a heartwarming tale of an 86-year-old British woman who keeps her mind sharp by playing the latest and greatest videogames. Mind-bending stuff like Disgaea 4, a game that would make me dizzy just by staring at ...   read

 
 
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Old people rule!

86-year-old woman loves gaming, plays Disgaea

I love 86-year-old gamer Hilda Knott because she is one of us. This BBC clip on her shows that she plays real games -- not Facebook social and mobile crap -- and has real gamer cred. Not Solitaire, but Grand Theft Auto. She plays on a 65-in...   read

 
 


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Promoted blog: Growing old disgracefully

[Dtoid Community Blogger Stevil takes comfort in the fact that some of his favorite videogame characters are growing old with him. Because he's old. And smelly. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! -...   read

 
 
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100-year-old lady rocks the Nintendo DS

You go, granny! Kit Connell is 100 years old -- at that age, it's fairly likely that your mind will start to fade. Kit isn't having any of that, so she stays sharp by playing on a Nintendo DS that her daughter bought for her. And boy, does...   read

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Ultima series

In the last debate, we had one of the closest voting races I've ever seen. Persona 4 would take the lead by two or three votes, and then Persona 3 would strike back with a few votes of its own to tie it up. This continued about ten times un...   read

 
 
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Wii gaming for health also works for old fatties

A new study by University of Delaware Associate Professor Elizabeth Orsega-Smith looked into overweight seniors that were playing Wii Sports. Could they lose weight like their younger, whippersnapper counterparts were? Yep. Fat, old gamers ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo to force old people to play Super Mario Bros Wii

Grandma: "Sir, can I trouble you for a glass of warm milk? It helps me go to sleep." Nintendo PR: "You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up!" Grandma: "My fingers hurt." Nintendo PR: "Oh, well, now your back's gonna hurt, 'ca...   read

 
 
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Peripherally Speaking: Nyko's Perfect Shot

Three things you should know about me before reading this: I hate doing stuff I don't feel like doing (some call it laziness, I call it "strong willed"), I'm a sucker for free stuff, and I hate gaming peripherals. Those are the th...   read

 
 
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Stereotype killer: 114 million adult gamers in the US

I love this new study from MarketResearch as it basically says that just about half the people in the U.S. are gamers. Gamer haters can't exactly go looking down on gamers, as they would be looking down on more than  half the country's...   read

 
 
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Hey old people, play games and get cheaper car insurance

Allstate is trying to draw up a new demographic to punish people that aren’t in the demographic with higher car insurance rates. According to 1UP (via CNN) Allstate is considering offering clients that are between the ages of 50-75 th...   read

 
 
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Sexagenarian Madden fan proves being old and a gamer aren't mutually exclusive

I’ve been telling people forever that I’ll be playing videogames until the day I die. Of course, we all make promises to ourselves -- things we’re absolutely sure of at the time -- only to break them years later. I always ...   read

 
 
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Out-of-touch old windbag won't buy videogames, bankrupts entire industry

Last night we received a tip from Neil Christie sharing with us what he called "more bullsh*t in the UK press." Indeed, it was a column by an elderly man called Giles Whittell, whose out-of-touch and frightened scrawling shan't be...   read

 
 
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Videogames made me say the 'C' word!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: This just in! I have been corrupted by videogames and am not a douchebag!I was just outside the FOXTOID offices buying a coffee from a vendor on the street when an old woman accidentally bumped int...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Rewind: Top stories from last year, February 18-24, 2007

This week's top story of last year probably crushed the dream career aspirations of many young men: The atypical tale of a video game game tester on crunch-time. While I think most of us would love to put in a 100+ hour week into our games...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Rewind:
Our biggest stories from Feb 4-10, 2007

On this week's < Destructoid Rewind < the Reverend's opus the Mario Brothers on the big screen dominates the charts with over a sixty thousand readers (yes, yes, that's over 9,000). Was it a masterpiece or is he watching the film thr...   read

 
 
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RetroforceGO! Episode 30: New Year's Retrolutions

Welcome to the last Monday of 2007, folks. Did you have a good year? Did you get everything that you wanted? Did you accomplish all the things that you planned for yourself over the last year? Yeah, me neither. But at least your friends her...   read

 
 
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Game Debate to the Death!
SkiFree VS Rodent's Revenge

Last week's debate was a brawl between the twenty-five masters of Super Smash Bros. Melee. Some cast characters didn't do nearly as well as others, but the race for the only trophy that matters was close. Who did we decide was the best figh...   read

 
 



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