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Heed this advice to live the good life

Video Game Advisor (Twitter, Tumblr) is a resource I didn't know I wanted. The archive captures those moments when video games attempt to give advice about life, love, and beyond. Sometimes, the message is insightful. Other times, it's down...   read

 
 
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It's happening: Skylanders toys in McDonald's Happy Meals

This month, the inevitable will happen for the billion-dollar Skylanders franchise: it'll pair up with McDonald's for placement in Happy Meals. Nine toys based on Skylanders Giants will be offered from April 12 to May 2 in North A...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of Europe's 18+ eShop restriction is no more

Nintendo has been trying its best to prove that its hardware is not just for children, but then things happen and it's back to the kiddie corner. The most recent roadblock has been a nonsensical eShop restriction that prevented anyone in th...   read

 
 
'Violent games' defense
A Washington state teen has been charged with murder, the 14-year-old having shot his mother and father in the head after he was grounded from electronic devices. Nathon Brooks may be tried as an adult for the crime, tho...   read

 



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Ralph Nader: videogames are electronic child molesters

Former politician and consumer advocate Ralph Nader has decided to throw his lot in with the perpetrators of moral panic, writing off videogames as "electronic child molesters." Talk about a socially responsible statement! The jab at v...   read

 
 
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Nintendo blames Germany for dumb Wii U eShop restrictions

Nintendo has confirmed German law as the reason for a stupid restriction that stops European eShop customers buying 18-rated games like ZombiU during the day. Because Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, all of Europe is locked out of ad...   read

 
 
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Europe: 18-rated Wii U eShop games locked until 11pm

Reports around the Internet, including NeoGAF, have revealed an irritating age restriction on the European Wii U eShop. Regardless of whether you have a child account or not, you're unable to purchase 18-rated games until 11pm.  Ninten...   read

 
 
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Umloud 2011: A Rock Band night for Child's Play

Gamers are a naturally creative bunch, and this can definitely be seen in the way that we come together to raise money for charity. This Thursday, December 8th, at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, Ümloud will be hosting their third an...   read

 
 
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UK newspaper: 'Gamers can't tell real world from fantasy'

After roughly every single outlet in the UK blaming the London Riots on videogames, I was led to believe that perhaps we would experience a few months before some more insanity was thrown about by the mainstream media. Perhaps not. The Metr...   read

 
 
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'Majority' of 3DS players suffering side effects?

Nintendo World held a large 3DS testing event last week, and a troubling report claims that a "majority" of players suffered side effects as a result of the 3D gimmickry. Japanese magazine Friday claims that players suffered from dizziness ...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1943 PC still MIA, refunds are being accepted

What's the deal with the PC version of Battlefield 1943? We still don't know for sure. The long-since-presumed-dead port of DICE's uber popular PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade game is officially still on the way, but refunds are no...   read

 
 
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Patriot Games: A July 4th Destructoid spectacular

So, I guess it's a Holiday today. That's one of the reasons why I don't have a Sundays with Sagat to show you this week, which makes me very sad. To make up for it, I thought I'd try to throw together a couple of topical features. This firs...   read

 
 
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Peter Molyneux falls into ice, revolutionizes ice-falling

Fable creator and Microsoft Game Studios bigwig Peter Molyneux fell in some ice. While this is ordinarily not newsworthy, I just want you to imagine Peter Molyneux falling into some ice. It's pretty hilarious. Don't get me wrong, ...   read

 
 
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Videogames cause abortions and cough medicine addiction

China's government-owned news channel has decided to blame videogames for young teen girls having sex and needing abortions. Online games have also been blamed for mass murder, following an "expose" at a prison camp where a killer blames ga...   read

 
 
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Writer demands more realistic violence in videogames

While mainstream media outlets rally the braindead public against so-called "realistic" videogame violence, one comic book writer has gone in the opposite direction -- criticizing videogames for not being realistic enough with its more barb...   read

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: The World's Hardest Game

Warning: The following may not be suitable for minors who are living completely happy lives. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to play this game if you have any other plans for the rest of your night, or if you or your family has a h...   read

 
 
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This Pikachu ski mask is fifteen kinds of horrible

There are young girls buried in the back yards of America that most likely have this image as the last thing they ever saw. It's allegedly a Pikachu ski mask but it looks like something only a perverse sex murderer would wear. I'm fairly ce...   read

 
 
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PS3s being used to nab pedophiles

I guess the PS3 really does do everything. Not content to be a game device, a Blu-ray player, and everything else Sony markets it as, the PlayStation 3 is also a handy tool used by police to crack into the computers of suspected pedophiles ...   read

 
 
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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker heading to Virtual Console

Moonwalker, the game everybody found an excuse to keep talking about after Michael Jackson died, finally has some relevant news attached to it. The game is scheduled for release on the Wii's Virtual Console, with European rating system PEGI...   read

 
 
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Predictable: Modern Warfare 2 footage upsets people

It didn't take long. Modern Warfare 2's controversial footage showing civilians gunned down in an airport was confirmed only yesterday, and already people have decided to get offended and upset. For some reason, an Australian kids group has...   read

 
 
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Lil' Tommy Turnipseed: Ban war toys and war games, please!

You know what we've never run before? A story about some old, out-of-touch activist who claims that "studies show" videogames are bad for children. We've never written about people like that before, so let's write one on this uniq...   read

 
 
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Thai officials shut down game sites following boy's suicide

Yesterday, we told you about a 12-year-old boy who committed suicide after his parents banned him from gaming. The most curious aspect of the story was the fact that Thailand's overbearing Ministry of Health did not use the death as an excu...   read

 
 
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PTC applauds California's violent game appeal, tells lies

The Parent's Television Council, an organization dedicated to telling other people what to do, has applauded Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to appeal to the US Supreme Court over the dismissal of his hypocritical 2005 violent videogame la...   read

 
 


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Texan sex offenders may need to register online game handles

Quite why something like this hasn't been implemented sooner is beyond me, but it seems that Texas' legal system has finally caught up with the modern age and is considering a new bill that requires kiddy fiddlers to register their online g...   read

 
 
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Smoke pot, suck at games, claims anti-marijuana campaign

Anti-marijuana campaign Above The Influence is targeting gamers by demonstrating how bad their playing skills can get while feeling the effects of funny cigarettes. Pointing out the effects of pot on your memory, perception and eye-hand coo...   read

 
 
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Ckarasu

Nintendo posted this to celebrate their last Kinda somber, if you ask

 
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Congrats to Marie for winning against Callie! Give it up for best squid! #SquidgirlSundays #YourWaifuIsShit

 
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Tomorrows AoTD is all written up and set to Give you a hint: Its about something black and

 
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Yes! Victory for Team Marie!! In Europe at

 
Dwavenhobble

Hey the shooter was crazy you cant blame their Religion for making them think what they were doing was ok *not long after* Hey the shooter played video games as a hobby, clearly theyre to blame for the shooting not the shooter being fucking nuts

 
Flegma

The nostalgia effect when you retype a game from a magazine after 30 years and the sprites dont have the same graphical flaws from the last time (extra pixels lit, the game then just doesnt FEEL the Warts and all = the games

 
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My Theron as Carol Danvers dreams have crumbled away like Brie :(

 
Sr Churros

Also, havent used Blender in ages, but I remember really liking Ive been teaching 3DS Max for a Game Dev course, and now that I went back to holy crap, it feels as counter intuitive as it gets!

 
Sr Churros

Went to check out if brazilians were flooding the French Pokémon Go announcement tweet, and my predictions were Nice to see so many people asking it but holy shit do they all really need to be THAT rude?

 
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Any-one who doesnt go to see Suicide Squad is a who has to ask why is also clearly a Racist and needs to educate

 

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