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A handy guide to finding time to play videogames

Hi, I'm Chris Carter. I play a lot of videogames. I mean, seriously, a lot. Specifically, this year I've played about 100 new games in 2013 (and by "new," I mean released after January 1st, 2013). Over the past few years, I've gotten a lot ...

 
 
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It's dangerous to go alone

It's been a while since we shared a piece from our artsy pal Zac Gorman, but his latest deserves your attention. Based on the famous opening scene from The Legend of Zelda, this comic turns what we thought we knew completely on its head. Za...

 
 
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A Linux version is next for Serious Sam 3: BFE

The latest update on Valve's interest in bringing Left 4 Dead 2 and Steam over to Ubuntu was a spot of bright news for Linux users, and there's more where that came from. Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that Serious Sam 3: BFE i...

 
 
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The importance of sitting properly while gaming

I spend a lot of time sitting down, as typing would probably be a bit uncomfortable if I was standing up. Sometimes, just to mix things up, I cross my legs. I'm a maverick. I never once thought that I was putting my big ol' hairy feet in d...

 
 
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'Legal'sounds illegally selling OC ReMix albums and more

It's a good thing the government shut down Megaupload. With those crooks out of business, content creators can finally earn money for their hard work. People should be paying for their digital goods on a site like Legalsounds, a music repos...

 
 
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The Game OverThinker examines the future of piracy

If you visit The Escapist (which you should be doing anyway to check out Jimquisition!), you might have heard of Bob Chipman and his series Escape to the Movies and The Big Picture. Both are really good shows, but I much prefer his third, g...

 
 
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Xbox Live hacking is a very real problem

Microsoft says that recent thefts targeting Xbox Live users are isolated incidents, and often tries to portrays the problems as phishing scams -- effectively blaming the consumer. However, an eyebrow-raising amount of comments and emails se...

 
 
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Hate SOPA? Tell the ESA and its members!

Destructoid officially stood against the Stop Online Piracy Bill last week, to a round of applause from its readers. The message seems to be that you care about stomping on this horrible little bill as much as we do. With that in mind, I wo...

 
 
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Anonymous promises vengeance on Sony for SOPA support

Although rage against SOPA has been bubbling for a long time, things didn't truly get real until recently. While GoDaddy has suffered for its long-running SOPA support, other companies are yet to face retribution, including PS3 platform ho...

 
 
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Destructoid officially stands against SOPA

Destructoid has posted editorial that criticizes SOPA -- the Stop Online Piracy Act -- but until now, it has not offered an official company stance on the matter. Today, it is my honor and distinct pleasure to relay the official position on...

 
 
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Nintendo employees alleged to be 'losing hope'

The business analysts at 24/7 Wall St. have compiled a list of companies in turmoil, and Nintendo made the cut. According to the site, the rise of smartphones is to blame for Nintendo's troubles, and it claims that employees are "losing hop...

 
 
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Serious Sam 3: BFE has 'crazy ass split screen'

The hot news to come out of Croatia today is that Serious Sam 3: BFE will feature "crazy ass split screen." Translated, that roughly means the PC version does up to four-person split screen in the cooperative campaign and multiplayer modes....

 
 
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Farewell, Mega Man

Normally, the cancellation of an anticipated game would send me off on a furious Internet rampage with no grasp on logic or coherency. The cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, however, triggered an entirely different set of emotions. Th...

 
 
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Fleshy new Serious Sam 3: BFE screenshots

The Headless Kamikaze from the Serious Sam series have got to be up there with the Medusa heads and Fleamen of the gaming world. They're obnoxious in seemingly every way possible, and there is no greater shame than when one of them manages ...

 
 
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Steam sale: Serious Sam HD titles, Kalypso Strategy Pack

A bunch of smaller sales are taking place on Steam right now. First, there's the Kalypso Strategy Pack -- purchasable as a bundle or individually -- which ends later today. Given the company in question, we're talking stuff like Tropico, Pa...

 
 
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Serious Sam 3 screenshots are ready to rock

New screenshots for Serious Sam 3: BFE, everybody! As far as I can tell, they still haven't told us what BFE stands for. "Beyond First Encounter" makes the most sense, since Serious Sam 3 is a prequel, but I'm hoping Croteam either A) comes...

 
 
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Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal

Earlier this week, one indie studio had to make a snap decision (based on a lot of factors) and decided to stop selling its game on Impulse, Stardock's digital distribution service, after GameStop officially takes over. When the Impulse/Gam...

 
 
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Serious Sam 3 made official, first screens shown!

You can forget about your Bulletstorm, your Killzone, and even your Duke Nukem. Everybody knows that Serious Sam 3 is going to be the pinnacle of FPS gaming this year! Well ... it'll probably be cheaper, in any case.  Serious Sam 3: BF...

 
 
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Sony releases PS3 hack statement, promises mass banning

Sony has today released an official statement concerning "unauthorized circumvention" of the PlayStation 3, and promised repercussions of genocidal proportions. According to Sony, you have only a very brief period of time in which...

 
 
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GTA veteran Navid Khonsari talks about '1979 Iran' game

Iranian-born Navid Khonsari -- voice actor, co-director and writer for PS2-era GTAs -- is working on a new game centered around the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Specifically, the happenings surrounding the U.S. embassy hostage crisis. In an in...

 
 
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Croteam: Serious Sam 3 coming out this summer

Croteam has posted a small -- but not insignificant -- message about the state of Serious Sam 3 on its website. CEO Roman Ribaric says, quite simply, that the long-awaiting game will be arriving this summer. He also says that an official an...

 
 
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Vogel: Game developers shouldn't read their own forums

Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has written an interesting little article imploring fellow game developers not to spend too much time in the trenches with the fans.  Vogel provides three sound reasons for not reading online forum...

 
 
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Jonathan Blow, CVG, and the sh*tstorm I caused

Earlier today, we posted a story about Jonathan Blow, who stated in an interview that Sony was prone to put more adventurous indie games on the PlayStation Network when compared to Microsoft. A fair comment, I thought. However, Blow was pre...

 
 
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One Chance: consequences in gaming

As we see games evolve, we find that our experiences within them become more realistic. And yet, there are basic tenets of gaming that still are determined to defy reality: monsters that drop money, treasure chests in the middle of nowhere,...

 
 
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Videogames now cause relationship breakdowns

Relationships end all the time. Sometimes it's the man's fault, sometimes it's the woman's fault, sometimes it's nobody's fault at -- VIDEOGAMES! VIDEOGAMES DID IT! EVERYBODY LOOK AT THE VIDEOGAAAAAAMES! According to a survey of 1,500 gamer...

 
 




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