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Stop making sense: A tribute to videogame gibberish

Here's something that a lot of people don't get: videogames shouldn't always talk. There is a variety of reasons for this, but I'll just touch on a few. For one, videogame characters are most often made out of hand-drawn sprites and/or poly...   read

 
 
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To the vast majority of Michael Pachter haters: No, you STFU

[Editor's note: Leave Michael Pachter alone! -- CTZ] I am always surprised at the amount of hate and venom that is directed at Michael Pachter. He generally seems like a nice friendly guy and he has on many occasions spoken on behalf of ga...   read

 
 
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Opinion: Not talking about Final Fantasy XIV

There's been a lot of news swimming around concerning Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO successor to Final Fantasy XI that was announced at E3. This is news I've looked at, but have absolutely zero intention of talking about. I'm not going to ment...   read

 
 
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What's missing from King of Fighters XII

[Editor's note: BulletMagnet has a lot to say about King of Fighters XII. -- CTZ] By now I think it’s safe to say that the “dump on KoF” phase around these parts (if there ever really was one) has largely fizzled out, and...   read

 
 
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Jaffe Rant: shut the f*ck up, Anthony

It's a surprising thing to post a ranting video one morning and then find your inbox flooded with emails (in this case, six emails constitutes a "flood") a few hours later. It's even more surprising to find that several of those e...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Character Empathy

What makes a virtual character sympathetic?Probably a thousand things, actually, but I chose to only focus on one or two in this week's Rev Rant.  And one of those things involves Jack Bauer, for some reason. I also decided to wear a ...   read

 
 
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Five ways that RE5: Wii Edition could justify its existence

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, Capcom's first attempt at remaking a HD game on the Wii, was butchered by the gaming press before it was even released. To take a game that has already established a sizable fan-base amongst the "hardco...   read

 
 
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Why putting co-op in BioShock 2 is a positively terrible idea

All the way back when the original BioShock was selling at retail, the murmurs of the lack of co-op were already surfacing. Not a surprise, considering the current trend to pack co-op play into absolutely everything. I'm not personally agai...   read

 
 
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HD Remix designer has beef with Street Fighter IV

You can't say anything bad about Street Fighter IV in this day and age. Believe me, I've tried. It's almost as bad as saying how rich you are and how many cars and houses you have in the middle of this economic downturn. Hell, it's worse to...   read

 
 
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Despite constant attacks, Dead Rising Chop Till You Drop zombies stand tall

By "tall" I mean over ten feet tall, in what looks like one of Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop's many side quests. Other such quests include taking on three chainsaw wielding killer clowns at once, killing an unspecified amount of zombies wi...   read

 
 
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How Sony is screwing Player Two on the PlayStation 3

It sounds great in theory, but having a significant other who is also a gamer isn't always as great as you'd think.Sure, it's helpful that my wife understands my job, my hobby, and my obsession. When work (or pleasure) calls for me to lose ...   read

 
 
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Capcom USA on Dead Rising Wii: 'The TGS build was mostly just a tech demo'

Have you read any the hands-on impressions of upcoming 360 to Wii port of Dead Rising? If so, you know that things are looking pretty grim. It doesn't matter if you are generally Wii-skeptical like our Editor-in-Chief Nick Chester (who awar...   read

 
 
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Five easy ways Nintendo of America can start making up with their core audience

The "big news" from this year's E3 wasn't the announcement of any new exciting game. It wasn't the first sightings of any new, up-and-coming console. It was the news that Nintendo, or more specifically, Nintendo of America, had co...   read

 
 
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Give me in-game retries, or give me death

This will likely sound completely random and irrelevant, but something occurred to me today as I was playing Galaga Legions (a proper review is coming soon) that I thought might be somewhat common amongst the shmup fan community. That, or ...   read

 
 
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The three big WUTs of Nintendo Power's Castlevania Judgment announcement

Last Thursday, our own Brad Nicholson broke the rumor that a new Castlevania fighting game titled Castlevania Judgment was announced in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, with pics to prove it courtesy of JeuxFrance. This morning, I manage...   read

 
 
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Jaffe responds to NoE's 'geeks and otaku' claim

Yesterday, many Destructoid readers were upset to hear Nintendo of Europe's Laurent Fischer (that's a dude!) thoughts on the Wii storage limit problem, as he feels that only "geeks and otaku" desire additional memory for their lit...   read

 
 
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Rockstar wants to f**k casual gaming right in its ear

Rockstar Games' Vice President of creativity and Grand Theft Auto writer Dan Houser has very vocally attacked the "casual gaming" craze currently gripping the games industry. He didn't feel the need to be particularly eloquent abo...   read

 
 
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Undeniable failure: An open letter to Microsoft on the Xbox 360 Dpad

Following our controller episode of RetroforceGO!, I have received a surprising number of emails and messages regarding the Xbox 360 Dpad and the countless mods, DIY fixes, and third-party alternatives that exist to solve the problem. Shock...   read

 
 
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Nobody likes being disagreed with, and nobody enjoys having something that they like besmirched. However, when it comes to differences of opinion, there is a marked difference between debating the issue and becoming a stupid,...   read

 
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Wii hardware 'surprisingly stable,' nunchuk's manliness not so much

Wii-a-phobia continues to run rampant amongst the hardcore gaming community. There is a new hate-rant about the Wii written almost every day, and not just by random members of the Internet, but often by paid journalists as well. Despite all...   read

 
 
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Sessler's Soapbox: Play with your damn kids!

In the latest edition of Adam Sessler's soapbox, the X-Play host laments the lack of parents who actually take the time to play (and understand) videogames with their children. He references the recent study that indicated that 43% of paren...   read

 
 
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Good joke: ex-ESA says don't cut and run

Next-Gen is running a feature on the ex-ESA president's speech at D.I.C.E. that criticized publishers to stick up for their games, litigate to the bitter end for them, and take more responsibility for the content they create and the E...   read

 
 
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Nintendo fails to deliver region-free Wii; WiiKey corrects their mistake

There is nothing more annoying for a Japanese video game enthusiast than region locking. We have the same 60 Hz televisions, the games can work perfectly on our consoles, but there is a "feature" that prevents us from doing so. ...   read

 
 
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Idiots live on the Internet

Today there was a popular article being shared about a female gamer with problems fitting into the online community and after reading her article, I feel that she doesn’t understand how the online world works. Every female gamer ...   read

 
 
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