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Objectify A Male Tech Writer Day [Update]

[Update: Leigh Alexander has decided to call off the event, following an examination of potential risks. It's been proposed that the event alienates those who do not neatly fit into the straight male and straight female dynamic, not to ment...   read

 
 
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Combating hidden sexism with Objectify A Man Day

For men to compliment women is far more common than for the reverse to happen. It’s one of those socialized traits people barely notice unless they’re particularly alerted, what with it being so widespread as to be ubiquitous. U...   read

 
 
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Twitter reveals why there aren't many women in videogames

Women in the game industry are currently revealing some of the crap they have to put up with in the videogame industry, using the #1ReasonWhy hashtag to explain why there aren't as many women in the business as there ought to be.  "I h...   read

 
 
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From a bag of Doritos to a bag of dirty laundry

Who knew that a picture of a man sat next to a bag of Doritos could snowball into anger, humiliation, and intrigue? The most startling thing about this industry is that the biggest of avalanches can erupt from the humblest of places, and so...   read

 
 
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Ex-EA man says traditional consoles are under pressure

Former Electronic Arts and Xbox Live bigwig John Schappert has joined the growing band of rebels who believe traditional console gaming is in a risky position. With social and mobile games encroaching on their territory, Schappert believes ...   read

 
 



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Firefall dev says game consoles are 'broken' and 'dead'

Game designer and Red 5 boss Mark Kern is ready to kick the footstool from under the feet of modern videogame consoles and let them dangle. According to the man heading up Firefall, the business models keeping the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii goi...   read

 
 
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Child molester caught red-handed thanks to DSi camera

A 46-year-old British man may have gotten away with molesting a child, had the victim not been quick-witted enough to catch his criminal act on her DSi camera. Thanks to a 10-year-old girl and her game system, pedophile John Fisher is now e...   read

 
 
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Will the PS4 be capable of visuals like this?

British magazine PSM3 is boasting images of alleged next-gen tech, giving us a glimpse of what the PlayStation 4 may be capable of rendering. The images shown are a richly detailed jungle environment, and a realistic close shot of a ladybug...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Taking Videogames Seriously

When will games be taken seriously? Why isn't anybody taking videogames seriously? How many times can Jim say the word "seriously" in a single video? Does any of it matter? No. None of it. Ever.   read

 
 
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Red Cross wants to see FPS games respect the laws of war

The  International Committee of the Red Cross recently caused a stir by implying that military first-person-shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield might (fictionally) break international armed conflict laws with its hyper-real...   read

 
 



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Steve Jobs, iOS voted biggest influence on game industry

According to a survey completed by over 1,000 professionals at the London Games Conference, Steve Jobs is considered the most influential person in the videogame industry, with the iPhone providing the most significant gaming device.&n...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: The Beautiful Irony of PC Gaming

Beauty is only skin deep, and a pretty face can only go so far. Fortunately, I am both beautiful and wise, so I'm basically the perfect lifeform. In a way, I consider myself to be very much like PC gaming -- visually stunning on the surfac...   read

 
 
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Parents in 1991 got mad about having to buy the SNES

These days, the march of new technology is inevitable. Early adopters of the 3DS know that a 3DS Lite is going to be launched one day. We buy Xbox 360s and PS3s knowing that, in a matter of years, hotter, more powerful ones will come. Appl...   read

 
 
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Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji dies aged 45

Takeshi Miyaji, creator of legendary PSOne/Saturn RPG Grandia, has died at the age of 45. The announcement comes by way of G-Mode, the studio he founded and ran as CEO.  Miyaji worked on Grandia, Silpheed and Gungriffon, titles co...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Linearity versus Replayability

As online multiplayer and extra, post-game content as become the norm, people seem to have forgotten exactly what makes a game worth coming back to again and again. A "linear" game, without extra modes, is considered bargain bin fodder now...   read

 
 



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Cliffy B wants dynamic difficulty for returning gamers

We spotted Epic's Cliff Bleszinski proposing a new method of scaling difficulty for returning gamers last night. The basic idea is that a game lowers the challenge if someone hasn't played a title in a while, allowing them to ease back into...   read

 
 
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David Jaffe criticizes media praise for 'art' games

David Jaffe, ever a man after my own heart, has slammed the praise that people pour on "art" games. He claims that most art games aren't as compelling as people pretend, and focusing on them only serves to devalue the medium.  "Just be...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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High Voltage: Preposterous to demand games sell a million

Conduit and The Grinder developer High Voltage has criticized the prevailing attitude that videogames need to sell over a million in order to be considered a success, calling such a believe "preposterous" and declaring that the industry wou...   read

 
 


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Awakened is a game that may very well be brilliant

There once was a game called Hero, a Midway project about customizable superheroes that looked incredibly promising, but was sunk when the publisher collapsed. Many of the game's developers have banded together under the name Phosphor, how...   read

 
 
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Arc sees no East/West divide, only 'gamers'

With so much talk of Western vs. Eastern games and Japanese developers trying to "appeal" to the West, Blazblue creator Arc System Works prefers to see the world as one big ball, and we gamers as a single mass rather than two distinct halve...   read

 
 
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Nobody told me about Jeklynn Heights, now I'm telling you

I hadn't heard about Jeklynn Heights until I saw this post on Rock, Paper, Shotgun this morning. We've never posted about this indie PC game on Destructoid, and I take that as a shameful failure, because it looks incredi...   read

 
 
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Survey: 64% of gamers prefer physical media

While publishers strives to push us into an all-digital market where it can control every aspect of the consumer experience, a new study from Ipsos MediaCT claims that 64% of consumers still prefer physical copies over downloadable alternat...   read

 
 
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Xbox 360 slims shut down to prevent Red Ring of Death

It's become a common joke that the new Xbox 360 Slim prevents Red Rings of Death simply because Microsoft took the red lights out. However, it's been revealed that there is a real preventative measure built into the Slim, as opposed to a si...   read

 
 
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Mikami: Japanese RPGs were never really popular'

Many pundits like to wax philosophical about the decline of the Japanese game market, especially noting how JRPGs just aren't as popular as they used to be. Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, however, offers a more radical suggestion -- J...   read

 
 
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