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Jimquisition: Boycotts fail where whining tantrums win

Continuing on from the argument that one can love games as art but hate them as a business, Jimquisition this week focuses on how gamers can best express their distaste for the latter while still supporting the former. Would boyc...   read

 
 
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Dyack: used games threaten the industry as we know it

Not long after David Braben had his semi-annual whinge about used games, Denis Dyack has joined the party and declared that used games will destroy the videogame industry as we know it. Sigh.  "I would argue that used games actually in...   read

 
 
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Braben: used games are killing single-player games

Frontier Developments boss David Braben has been attacking used games for years, and he's still going strong with his claims. Today, he has blamed the used game market for the death of single-player games, tragically missing the point that ...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect 3's ending got you down? Help is available

Did the ending to Mass Effect 3 leave you broken and unfulfilled? Is there a whole in your life that can't be filled no matter how much alcohol you imbibe or how many pills you swallow? Are you circling the drain, unable to muster the stre...   read

 
 
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Dev: Original Zelda had more in it than most modern games

It's very trendy to rag on modern games and say that things were better in the good old days. I've certainly addressed the topic before. Never mind though, because here's a bit more ragging! "Currently I think that games are kind of depress...   read

 
 
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Codies: Pre-owned market is 'causing the industry pain'

They've tried insulting pre-owned consumers, they've tried holding content ransom, and now the enemies of secondhand software are attempting a pity plea. Codemasters boss Rod Cousens has appealed to the conscience of gamers everyw...   read

 
 
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Scott Pilgrim vs. Game Films: Topped by Doom, Max Payne

According to our own Jonathan Holmes, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World film may be the first "true videogame movie." While based on the Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novel series and not a game, the film (much like the comic) makes e...   read

 
 
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Retailers are 'parasites and thieves'

Game developers have made no secret of their hatred of the used game market, but few people have vocalized it in such harsh terms as InstantAction CEO Louis Castle. According to him, retailers such as GameStop are parasites and thieves.&nbs...   read

 
 
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Project DIVA Dreamy Theater shafts the PSP Go, too

  The PSP Go must be a sad piece of hardware. In concept, it's revolutionary. It's the first dedicated, all-digital game platform (phones notwithstanding), with full support for the PlayStation Network, several PS3-connectivity feat...   read

 
 
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Deadly Premonition is THE greatest game ever made

Deadly Premonition released yesterday, although if you weren't reading Destructoid, you wouldn't have known. The budget horror game launched with no fanfare, and I had to actually get my copy from under the counter at my local GameStop, be...   read

 
 


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MODERN WARFARE 2 SUCKS!!!!!!

Oh ... my ... God ... Please forgive me for taking the Lord's name in vain, but if you're yet to see this, you will most likely blaspheme along with me. This video is currently doing the rounds, and really, it has to be seen to be believed...   read

 
 
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Kid pirates Xbox 360 games, gets banned, tells BBC

The BBC is hilarious when it tries to cover technology news, because it clearly has no idea what it's talking about, especially with videogames. Case in point: A kid got banned from Xbox Live because he was pirating a game. Not only does th...   read

 
 
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BioWare gets butthurt over story criticism

BioWare staff writer Patrick Weekes does not like to be a mocked. A fan recently created an "RPG cliche chart" to poke fun at what he believes is a predictable story structure in BioWare games. Apparently, Weekes took great offense to the c...   read

 
 
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Perry: Used games pushing industry to digital distribution

Dave Perry is obsessed with the issue of used games. His rants on the subject have been numerous, and now he's implicated GameStop and its ilk in the game industry's recent drive to pursue digital distribution. Claiming that his o...   read

 
 
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EA's fake protest creates some real protest

I'd just like to announce that I knew it was a fake from the start (or really quickly) and have documented proof of this fact. That being said, EA's PR stunt at E3 in which they got a group of people to protest outside the LA Convention Cen...   read

 
 
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Rumortoid: Microsoft working on full-body motion sensing

Jesus. how far is this going to go? First we have waggle sensing. Later, more accurate, "one-to-one" waggle sensing. And then, earlier today, we heard rumors that Sony is working on some similar bullsh*t. Now, as if to top them al...   read

 
 
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Your Wii is sad and lonely, says Nielsen

Nielsen's State of the Video Gamer study somehow measures a percentage of the total time a console could be used. I don't know how the hell they do that, but their figures show that the Wii has the lowest user activity. Compared to your oth...   read

 
 
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SingStar PS3 $10 at Best Buy. Worth it? Umm...

Deep in the same Best Buy store reduction bin alongside spray-on screen cleaner, old RAM, and countless copies of Every Extend Extra was SingStar PS3. A possible cheap gem in a pile of trash? The sales guy tells me that they're clearing the...   read

 
 
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Edge's Let's Tap review: A disservice to gamers

Look, we're not here to say which reviews are right or wrong, and we're not saying that opinions aren't important, but Edge's review of Let's Tap is wrong and the opinions are completely unimportant. With this in mind, we definitely recomme...   read

 
 
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Organized Pussy League (aka moral watchdog) hates LEGO Batman

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood likes to run its mouth off about various evil things that go on in the world, although it hasn't really targeted videogames since 2007 when it joined the Manhunt 2 witch hunt. That said, it hasn'...   read

 
 
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Braben rides the Wahmbulence again: Claims game stores 'defraud' the industry

Regular Destructoid fans will know that I have reported several times on the words of David Braben, Frontier founder and hater of used games. Once again, the Lost Winds creator is going all emo about one of the oldest traditions in trade, g...   read

 
 
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More bitching about pre-owned games from David Braben

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to re-introduce you to David Braben. The Frontier Developments boss has already slammed pre-owned games in the past, falsely claiming that other industries don't tolerate the practice and asking for retail cha...   read

 
 
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Game Debate to the Death!
Hardest game you've ever played?

In the last debate, we discussed which Pokémon species and game was our favorite. With hundreds of critters and a dozen different games to choose from, it was probably the most varied range of votes I've ever seen in a debate before....   read

 
 
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Satan's Sudoku: Another mainstream journalist reveals their ignorance

You'd think that in the wake of Kevin McCullough's tyrannical screed the mainstream media would've laid off the game chatter, leaving those of us actually tasked with covering the industry to do our jobs while the fervor died down.  No...   read

 
 
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Jeff Minter is a whiny emo: Complains about Frogger outselling Space Giraffe

This is hilarious. Jeff Minter, old school cult developer who recently released the trippy, arty and not-very-good Space Giraffe for Xbox Live Arcade has thrown a bitchfit over the aforementioned game's lacklustre sales. Because the updated...   read

 
 
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Jiraya

Lot challenge -Can you guess the games in the back room just by their cover ? ( this just came in by the way)

 
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ShadeOfLight

Oh man, and Willy Wonka is one of my favorite films Now whos going to take the sunrise and sprinkle it with dew?

 
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Torchman

To those that support/produce lies and slander and support Naoto, I leave you this

 
ikiryou

Naoto had this to say about all the anti-Naoto hate being tossed around like a toxic, questionable salad in this community:

 
ScionVyse

You left us alone for a couple months, 2016, dont come back, please continue to fuck

 
travolta

Gene Youre a real son of a bitch,

 
RiffRaff

Well RIP to one of the

 
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The best thing about keeping your internet discussions civil is that the first one that gets angry at you and breaks the tone looks like a total

 

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