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Study shows 'online gamers are attractive individuals'

Assuming you have at least some self-esteem, if you were asked about yourself online, wouldn't you present yourself in the best possible light? I bet you would. I would. That's probably why a recent study and poll says that online gamers ar...   read

 
 
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AC: Brotherhood shows Moscow in Poland

In today's geography lesson for game developers, the case of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Made by a multicultural team with various religious beliefs. Published by one of Europe's biggest games publishers. And they put Moscow in Poland. T...   read

 
 
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Microsoft: Kinect is exactly like Mario Bros.

Using the spoken word to communicate what makes a Kinect game more fun than a non-Kinect game is an uphill battle. For one, it's not terribly easy to find someone in the gaming press that likes Kinect all that much, and if you do, they may ...   read

 
 
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Truck containing 1,300 Xbox 360's stolen in Canada

We've heard stories of game-related robberies before, but this one is pretty impressive if you ask me (and by impressive, I mean f*cked up). Last week in Southern Ontario, Canada in a small city called Mississauga, a guy (or a few guys) dec...   read

 
 
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What the hell is going on with Fatal Frame for the Wii?

Waiting with bated breath for Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse? Me too -- the Fatal Frame series is one of my very favorites. Considering the the game has been out in Japan since last July, US fans are starting to wonder what's up. Is...   read

 
 
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French kid stabs his sister in the name of the DS

From stabbing people over handheld videogame consoles to draping themselves in Christmas lights and trying to somehow make it sexual innuendo, the French are clearly a ... unique bunch. The Le Post recently reported a five year old boy who ...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero: Metallica misspells Lynyrd Skynyrd, I laugh so hard my sides hurt

AHAHAHAHAHAHA *pauses, clutches sides, catches breath* AHAHAHAHA ... Mercyful Fate. Led Zeppelin. Def Leppard. Mötley Crüe. It’s totally metal to purposely misspell your band’s name, right? So in a way, we can’t...   read

 
 
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Viva Cruiser goes soft thanks to the FDA

Viva Cruiser, the advergame about Erectile Dysfunction product Viagra, is no longer coming to a console near you. I know you're heartbroken, but it's for the best, really, because the convulsions of laughter resulting from trying to play a ...   read

 
 
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Fallout 3's Special Edition Pip-Boy clock draws user complaints

You may remember seeing this Pip-Boy clock a few months back as part of the Fallout 3 Survival Edition package, which was a little rich for some gamers' tastes at $130. Still, a lot of people did buy it, and those people are starting to spe...   read

 
 
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When being a gamer is not a good thing: check out this kid's Final Fantasy name

Wow.I mean ... wow.Please, if you will, imagine Sephiroth Andrew Martin in third grade, at which point it is highly unlikely that he will be a badass anywhere near worthy of his name. Imagine other kids asking "What's your name?" ...   read

 
 


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Jonathan Blow, take heed: rapper Soulja Boy reviews Braid

If you loved Braid, as the majority of Destructoid's staff did, you're going to want to sit down for this one. Rapper Soulja Boy posted a YouTube video which shows himself and a friend sharing their feedback on Braid, including such gems of...   read

 
 
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Seal away your great games forever

The Destructoid staff already went off on the topic of game collecting last month. I think most of us agreed that collecting was fine as long as you actually played the games, and we came to the conclusion that keeping them in boxes like tr...   read

 
 
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Kid gets his arm chewed off by an alligator, bemoans the loss of his PS3 skills

Being a New Orleans native, I know the spooky folklore is only partially true: you can be the victim of a voodoo curse down in the good old south, but its more likely you'll die of alcohol poisoning before you piss anyone off enough to stic...   read

 
 
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The six best videogames to play during an earthquake

The crazy Los Angeles earthquake just happened and, yeah, it was really scary. I was on the top floor of a moderately tall building and I seriously had a little bit of a panic attack.Unfortunately, I was just doing some boring work on my co...   read

 
 
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Pedophile meets victim in World of Warcraft

While there's nothing hysterical about the reporting of this news, you can be sure people quick to jump to conclusions will blame World of Warcraft for being a dangerous environment after they read it -- as if a person couldn't get accosted...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft responds to lineup criticsm, dumps all over its good games

An Ubisoft rep has responded to criticism that its Wii lineup contains nothing for "normal" gamers by essentially saying that nobody cares about their best games, so screw it. Looking at the current UK games sales for Wii Wii Sale...   read

 
 
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Videogames to blame for laziness, depression, showing your mother your junk

Sure, we know kids get crazy when they get separated from their videogames, but Chamborg Hecht may be on a whole new level of madness (no doubt inherited). According to Ocala.com, Chamborg's mother Brenda was having problems with Chamborg p...   read

 
 
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Way to go, advertising geniuses....meet 'Thumbcock'

Sony has a history of disturbing ads, but this most recent one may even have the power to usurp the infamous PS3 baby commercial for shock value. An ad agency in Vienna for some reason thought that they would take the shadowed image of a ma...   read

 
 
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Predict Britney Spears' death to win a PS3? Also, leave your dignity at the door

You know you can always rely on the internet for all variations of tastelessness, and in this case it doesn't disappoint. When is Britney going to Die basically gives you the option to guess what day Britney Spears will die. The site promis...   read

 
 
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RIAA: Ripping CDs to your hard disk is illegal

These days, there's little love left for the Recording Industry Association of America. It's understandable that they'd want to clean up music piracy, but they always seem to approach things in the worst way. Now they say that it is il...   read

 
 
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Teenagers charged in 'Mortal Kombat' tragedy

Oh dear. When the game haters of the world hear about this one, there's going to be a field day to rival the Romans reveling over bloody crucifixions. Apparently on December 6th, 7 year old Zoe Garcia was being watched by her older sister H...   read

 
 
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Rock Band delivery truck hijacked by thieves ready to rock

Christmas is apparently becoming the season for taking, rather than the other way around. In further theft news, in Los Angeles a group of robbers hijacked a truck carrying 1,000 Rock Band bundles and held the driver at gunpoint until they ...   read

 
 
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Wii theft from retirement home proves nothing is sacred

Wii shortages have turned up everything from insanely overpriced auctions on Ebay to lines waiting for retailers' Wii shipments to arrive, but this is some seriously unacceptable news. The folks at the Lilac Plaza Retirement Home had been s...   read

 
 
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Vietnamese kid strangles elderly woman for money to play MMOs

This story is so ill I don't even know where to begin, so I guess I'll spit the facts out first and hopefully the fog in my brain will clear by then. The Vietnamese police have arrested a 13 year old Thai boy for strangling an 81 year old w...   read

 
 
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Rare: Banjo-Kazooie is definitely not cancelled

Speculation has been running rampant about a high profile Xbox 360 game being thrown on the scrapheap. Speculation, however, isn't fact, and the theories that Rare's new Banjo-Kazooie was the cancelled game have been denied outright by a so...   read

 
 
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