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The sad, manic face of Wii Music is performing at the Trump inauguration

By E3 2008, the Wii had just passed the Xbox 360 in US sales, despite having come out a year later. With the PS3 flagging, it was Nintendo's race to win. And then we met Ravi. Riding high, Nintendo came into E3 2008 with absolutely nothing...   read

 
 
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Is Donkey Kong king of New York in the new Mario?

In a smoke-filled theatre on Broadway 84 years ago we were introduced to "Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World." And we all know what happened after that: Jack Black's hubris led to a damn dirty ape scaling our towers with our women. Sure w...   read

 
 
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There is a 'Not my president' anti-Trump protest going on in Club Penguin

You read that right. I did some gonzo journalism and joined up with an ongoing "Not my president" anti-Donald Trump protest in Disney's kid-friendly Club Penguin. Judging by the above tweet, the protest has been going on for hour...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's voting guide 2016

It started with a simple question by Jed in our group chat. "Can Destructoid officially endorse a candidate for president?" We kicked it around for a while and decided that while we couldn't agree on a single candidate we'd all like to endo...   read

 
 
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Last night's debate reminded me of the past two years of video game culture war nonsense

[Images credits] One of the two most famous politicians in the world is largely defined by their capacity for anger and arrogance. The other is defined by their strength and confidence. Which is which? The answer there probably depends on w...   read

 
 
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Norway's political leaders seem to be really fond of Pokemon GO

It looks like Erna Solberg, the current Prime Minister of Norway, is a huge fan of Pokemon GO. On Tuesday, she was caught playing the game during a debate in Norway's parliament. In an ironic twist, the person who was speaking when Sol...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey is using his Oculus Rift millions to make America great again (Update)

[Update: After several hours and no doubt several dozen articles on the internet, Palmer Luckey issued a statement on his Facebook page addressing his involvement with Nimble America. I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impact...   read

 
 
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Experience NES classics with a Trump twist

I was perusing the internet at work for some games (like the great worker I am) and I stumbled upon an amazing discovery. Someone has converted the last boss of a bunch of NES game into Donald Trump. Now, instead of just throwing crappy int...   read

 
 
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I played a game where you help a Donald Trump cat run for President

Right now in my Destructoid email, I have roughly 25,000 unread emails. It’s quite the eclectic collection of crap I’ll never read, from press releases in Japanese I don’t understand to the YouTubers who want us to know th...   read

 
 
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Sex offenders in New York are now forbidden from playing Pokemon Go

If you're a sex offender in New York state, then you're no longer allowed to enjoy Pokémon Go -- not only because the step counter has been removed and you can no longer cheat, but because your governor says you can't. Governor Andre...   read

 
 


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Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to destabilize country

Playing Pokemon Go in Russia could land you in jail. The country is not taking well to Niantic and Nintendo's global hit. The Moscow City Hall is even trying to substitute Pokemon Go fever with its own knockoff app about "catching" historic...   read

 
 
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Review: This is the Police

Despite having only previewed This Is The Police at PAX East just a few months ago, so much has happened in the US and the rest of the world in that time. It’s something that’s impossible to ignore when examining a game w...   read

 
 
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Hillary Clinton wants you to 'Pokemon Go to the polls'

Nearly-69-year-old grandmother and possible future president Hillary Clinton wants you to know she has a finger on the pulse of what's hip with the youths these days. "I don't know who created Pokemon Go," she said at a recent appearance, h...   read

 
 
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Cliffy B's LawBreakers adds gender-neutral restrooms in protest of discriminatory law

Cliff Bleszinski is no fan of North Carolina's prejudicial "bathroom bill." The Boss Key Productions president and erstwhile Gears of War designer has been a vocal detractor of his home state's House Bill 2, the controversial legi...   read

 
 
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United States senator grills Oculus on privacy concerns

Being expensive as hell and manufacturing delays aren't the only things giving people pause about virtual reality and the Oculus Rift. What if the sweaty, sensory deprivation helmet is also stealing your secret Gin Rickey recipe and learnin...   read

 
 
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Vaping congressman used $1,302 of campaign funds on Steam games

San Diego-adjacent congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is dealing with inquiry by the Federal Election Commission, "for his use of campaign funds to pay for video games on 68 separate occasions," according to the San Diego Union Tribune. H...   read

 
 
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A timely Tropes vs. Women in Video Games covers body language, male gaze

Anita Sarkeesian is back with another entry in the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, this time covering body language and the male gaze. I think Anita makes some great points here, many of which I hadn't even considered myself s...   read

 
 
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SNES game about Bill Clinton's cat may finally get released pending crowdfunding

[Update: The owner of the prototype Tom Curtain reach out to me to provide some corrections and more information with the following statement: "The top backer does not get the prototype. There will be a funding amount (undetermined) to get ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft didn't take 9/11 into consideration when making The Division

Ubisoft recently held a press event for Tom Clancy's The Division in New York City, which is also the setting for the upcoming third-person shooter's post-pandemic survival story. The Division takes place in the wake of what seems to be a t...   read

 
 
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Donald Rumsfeld has released a mobile solitaire game ripe with microtransactions

"I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty," is a real thing Donald Rumsfeld once said, and that was before he was a hotshot game designer. Rumsfeld is mostly known for having been part of three Republican administrations in th...   read

 
 
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Republican candidate tried and failed to get the Duke Nukem bump

The voice behind the toughest man in the video game business, Jon St. John shot down the opportunity to do ad work for a “leading GOP candidate for president.” Now I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but I’m pretty sure that le...   read

 
 
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Your tax dollars at work! Official United States Army game out of two year beta

America's Army: Proving Grounds, the official game of the United States Army. Ahem. The official game of the United States Army. Official game of the United States Army. Official game of the United States Army. Is out of beta as of the firs...   read

 
 
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Review: Aerannis

In a cyberpunk future where men cease to exist, a trans woman and for-hire assassin is fighting the feminist Illuminati that runs the government. Along the way she encounters shape shifting monsters that often are shaped like testicles and ...   read

 
 
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How many original black playable women have there been in the history of gaming?

Jef Rouner of Houston Press has done a bit of research on the amount of original black women playable throughout the history of gaming and found the number to be exceptionally low. Rouner's criteria to count as an original black playable wo...   read

 
 
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Would you play Donald Trump's Punch-Out!!?

[Art by Catlateral Damage creator Chris Chung.] The Punch-Out!! series is known for being politically incorrect in a cartoonish and lovable way. Some would argue that presidential hopeful Donald Trump shares that same brand of charm, and by...   read

 
 



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