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Volition dev would love a console that kills used games

The idea of a new Xbox that refuses to play used games may sound like a problematic, consumer-unfriendly, potentially suicidal idea to reasonable people who are capable of long-term thought, but some people are right behind it. Volition des...   read

 
 
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GameStop's Retro Game Vault is ridiculously stupid

Hey, guys! Remember when GameStop used to sell legacy games and hardware? Atari, Genesis, you name it. Those were the days, before the company began swallowing up the competition and ditched the retro wares in favor of almost exclusively cr...   read

 
 
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The Tester gets all Fear Factor-ish on PSN next week

Sony's PSN reality show "The Tester" might be my favorite guilty pleasure. The last two seasons have provided more laughs than I can recall, and simultaneously made me cringe at the thought of belonging to the same social category of ...   read

 
 
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Jack Black wannabe does stupid Star Wars Kinect trailer

Watch the above video to see a man who thinks he's Jack Black doing "funny" things in the name of Star Wars Kinect. I think this guy is supposed to be famous or something. I don't know who he is. I don't actually care, either.  Star W...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft DRM allegedly blocking new computer hardware

According to new reports, Ubisoft's oft-maligned DRM is so zealous in its protection of software that it cannot tell the difference between a new computer and a new graphics card. Yep, if you switch out some of your computer's hardware, the...   read

 
 
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SEGA: SOPA is generally caused by bad installs, junk data

While many publishers are remaining silent on the issue of SOPA and its potential negative impact, one company is proud to speak out against the nefarious anti-piracy bill. That company is SEGA, and we are proud to stand by it.  One Ho...   read

 
 
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'WTF is with empowered women in video games now?'

This thread is currently doing the rounds among the usual social networks, and I felt I had to share. Posted to the "Men Going Their Own Way" forum (so you already know it's comedy gold), a thread called "WTF is with empowered women in vide...   read

 
 
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Really, Namco Bandai?

Apparently Namco Bandai has taken some pages from the Dead or Alive school of marketing, as this Japanese print ad for SoulCalibur V seems to carry one message -- the game is entirely, completely, utterly about breasts and nothing else.&nbs...   read

 
 
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ESA still fully backs SOPA, issues statement of support

The Entertainment Software Association has addressed recent discussion of its involvement with SOPA, confirming to Joystiq that it has no intention of withdrawing support. The controversial bill, which maintains growing popular disapproval,...   read

 
 
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Man buys virtual sword for unreleased game, pays $16,000

A man in China has spent $16,000 buying a digital sword for a game that hasn't been released. Age of Wulin, an MMORPG from Snail Games, held an online auction ahead of release, selling subscription cards and in-game items which sold for obn...   read

 
 
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3DS Slide Pad: 480 hours of play, stupid screw seal

A Japanese gamer that got the 3DS Slide Pad early cracked open the manual to find that it promises 480 hours of play time from one AAA battery. That's a crazy number, but I'm guessing that this single control doesn't need much juice. Hell, ...   read

 
 
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Ladies and gents, the tackiest dress ever made

Today is Finland's Independence Day, so the President invited the country's movers and shakers for a lovely little dinner. Angry Birds' being Finland's number one export of all time, Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka was asked to attend. He brought...   read

 
 
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Presenting the new-look Destructoid reviews format

We at Destructoid are always looking to improve our reviews. They're a huge part of our site and one of the most controversial aspects of any videogame community, so ensuring that reviews are clear, concise and fair should be a prime priori...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam 3: BFE update kills game saves (Update)

[Update: The Croteam member who confirmed the issue has said that the studio may be able to fix everything. A new patch will arrive tomorrow that will attempt to rescue both old and new saves. Fingers crossed!] A small update for Serious Sa...   read

 
 
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The Sun warns world of 'Xbox Cyber Fraud'

Shitty tabloid The Sun has a CRIME EXCLUSIVE on its front page, warning Britain of a terrifying new problem -- Xbox Cyber Fraud! While the Sun claims thieves have "hacked" into Xbox Live accounts, it's nowhere near as scary. It's actually t...   read

 
 
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Man tries to rob Modern Warfare 3 at gunpoint, fails hard

An eighteen-year-old man is sitting in a jail cell today after attempting to rob a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at gunpoint.  The would-be attacker followed a 27-year-old midnight launch attendee from GameStop to his home. On...   read

 
 
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Modern Warfare 3 sold for $1,725 on eBay

Hardcore Modern Warfare fans are a strange bunch. How strange? Apparently strange enough to spend $1,725 to get Modern Warfare 3 four days early! Early copies of Infinity Ward's upcoming blockbuster have made their predictable way to eBay a...   read

 
 
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Nintendo to allow eShop access to PC and phones in future

If there's one thing that's always somewhat irked me about Nintendo, it's the way that they approach online interactions. It never seems to be convenient. But Nintendo is aware of the problem and will be taking steps to offer new ways for c...   read

 
 
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PSN games and points no longer on Amazon

If you want to buy PSN games but don't want to entrust your credit card to Sony, there are a number of alternatives like Wal-Mart, Best Buy and GameStop. Amazon used to be on that list, but it would seem that all PSN content has been pulled...   read

 
 
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Angry Birds gets ready for Halloween by playing dress-up

Halloween is almost here, which means goofy theme costumes and toys. Angry Birds is jumping on the bandwagon with themed plushes, and if that isn't enough for you, costumes. So you can decorate your house with little costumed birds and pigs...   read

 
 
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How to play Resident Evil 4 HD on PS3

Resident Evil 4 HD released last week, but I waited until the weekend to download it. Due to various problems I have with Microsoft Points and my silly desire to play Resident Evil games on their "traditional" home, I decided to download th...   read

 
 
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Activision wins rights to modernwarfare3.com... finally

Back in July, the domain Modernwarfare3.com surfaced and, funnily enough, it led users to the Battlefield 3 official site. It was discovered that a fan (not EA) had purchased the domain and thought it funny to bait Call of Duty fa...   read

 
 
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FOX News accuses games of promoting 'liberal agenda'

You have to love FOX News. It's turned the word "agenda" into something sinister, without ever having to quantify whatever the agenda in question actually is. Next up on FOX's agenda is yet another round of videogame bashing, but this time ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's always innovating

With the announcement of the extra 3DS nub add-on, Nintendo has worked out a way to patch consoles. We thought you could only do that with software, but once again, the game industry's disruptive force has shown us something we never though...   read

 
 
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Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots

Sony has released a ton of utterly astounding photographs of douchebags waving a PlayStation Move around, letting the world know that in order to enjoy the PS3 waggle-dong, you need to look like an impossibly smarmy prick.  If you've e...   read

 
 
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