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Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 3

Yes, this is The Haloing of this Weekend Reading arc of mine. Finally, the comparison between console RPGs and pen & paper RPGs will come to a close. The two will duel it out in epic combat, mostly fuelled by your comments and the ones ...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 2

Last week, I talked about the difference in storytelling and feeling between pen and paper RPGs and console RPGs. This week, I'm going to be talking about system mechanics and gameplay for the two.There's something to be said for bo...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 1

The first part in Leigh's "Building a better RPG" mini-series got me to thinking about storytelling in RPGs. I agreed with some of the points in her article, especially the fact that nowadays, the stories are so filled out and...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: An interview with a father

For this week's session of Weekend Reading, I went and got a few questions in with Mike, the managing editor of GamerDad.com. The site has features and game reviews with a focus on the family and issues that impact the family ...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: The encroaching mass of casual games

Let every man, woman, and child know of the threat of casual games. They're infecting our schools and our consoles! Children sit in between classes and play Cooking Mama and Phoenix Wright. Pretty soon, our children will be betraying us...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: A possible solution to region locking games

Japan is the holy land for gamers since not only are most of the companies that create our favorite games are located there, but also because Japan is a treasure trove of games that have never made its way outside of the island nation. So i...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Casual games for hardcore gamers

I just love it when I can pick up and play a game for 10-15 minutes, or however long it may be, and just play. I'm not necessarily talking about something like Guilty Gear or Red Steel or anything -- instead, I'm talking about games...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: What if the PS3's launch was a year later?

We've all heard people say that Sony should have waited a year to launch the PS3 -- and they're right. The thing is, very few actually go into why this would have been a good move for Sony. At the time, Sony was focusing very h...   read

 
 
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UK's Official Nintendo Magazine: Resident Evil Edition

The UK's latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine has the markings of greatness stamped all over it. Not only is it featuring what's new concerning the Resident Evil 4 port and the Wii's exclusive Umbrella Chronicles game, but...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: eBay or Virtual Console? Meditations on retro games

I'm one of those people who really despised the idea of digital content for games. In my heart, I'm a collector. If you head down to my basement, you'll see racks of DVDs, several bookcases worth of books, a growing comics colle...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Remakes, revamps, and the fabled definitive version

Right, so let's get the confusion over quickly: I'm not DMV, I'm his mid-season replacement. But just like any proper stepfather, I'll only be around long enough to shatter your self-esteem and devalue your home with discard...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: An open letter to Christophe Gans

Dear Christophe Gans,How are you doing? My name is Brad Rice, and I'm one of the writers here at Destructoid. Not only that, I'm also planning to go into the film industry once I'm out of college -- and so I feel I have a vested...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Time management and gaming

Work or games? That's the question that's been plaguing me this week since I picked up Super Paper Mario on Tuesday, knowing full well that I have a paper due in a week, several articles for Destructoid and Japanator, and the d...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading : What's up with all these Final Fantasy games?

Square Enix's announcement of yet another Final Fantasy game a few weeks ago has the interwebs abuzz, lauding the publisher's ability to both take their franchises in exciting new directions and milk them for all their worth. Which is a l...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Why I'm worried about the Wii [Update]

Many of you discount Summa for what he says about the Wii. You can just call him a Wii hater and assume that he was assaulted by Reggie when he was a young child. Yet after continually playing with my Wii since leaving the illustrious Joyst...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Arcade oddities

Ocassionally, I walk into the local arcade here in Syracuse, just to check out what they've got in there. From time to time I come across some things that make me do a double take at what I'm seeing. Usually it's nothing too obv...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Moral choices in gaming

Y'know, sometimes it's just impossible to find a picture that depicts what you're talking about in an article. In an abstract way, I guess this picture fits well. Over Spring break, I had to read My Lai: A History...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: How Sony can turn around their awful public image

Since DMV is hittin' the books hard this week, I've been asked to fill in his Weekend Reading shoes and give y'all a nice little feature to ponder as you meet with friends and do whatever it is you people do in your free time o...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Goodnight Gamecube

"My point is that from a first-party perspective, just like Microsoft doesn't put out new original Xbox games, Nintendo is no longer supporting GameCube. Can you confirm that?""Right, that's correct."This is what...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Some more upcoming video game movies

A few of you might remember a while ago that I did an article on some upcoming video game movies. Well, because of its extreme popularity, I've decided to bring it back, but this time, I'm calling in some big guns on this. With me o...   read

 
 
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Contest Reminder: Win PC gaming goods for the best alternative K&M photos

Due the flood of emails we've received with questions about how to participate in this contest, we've decided to simply it.  Ok, here's the deal -- Destructoid scored some cool Ideazon gaming accessories (pictured in the ga...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: seven games that should become movies

After reading The Escapist Magazine the other week (Nex loves them too), I thought back to a piece that I did a while ago about some upcoming video game movies. As a student of filmmaking and a gamer to make game movies that do not suck bef...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Nintendo, step your game up

I was excited as hell for the Wii as it approached launch time. I waited in line for it at launch, and was number 37 at the Best Buy here in Syracuse. I loved it while I had it, up until Winter Break. By that time, my enjoyment of it was st...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Life at CES

Before I start this article, I'd like to thank a mystery man named Adrian who was kind enough to return my backpack to the Lost and Found on Thursday at the Convention Center. You saved my ass big time. So, now that CES is done and ov...   read

 
 
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Weekend Reading: Arcades, where have you gone? [Update]

What ever happened to the arcade scene here in America? I wasn't really aware of arcades until I was 12 or 13, and actually got into playing Time Crisis and Metal Slug. Yet for me, these games have existed only in the movie theatre or...   read

 
 
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