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Friday Night Fights - Games, let's play 'em!

Just don't have it in me right now to be funny, or churn out a paragraph on what I'm playing, or even why I think the NS is cool. So let's play some games, and have a great weekend.   read

 
 
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Just Cause 3 is giving away a goddamn island, and you probably want no part of it

We like to discourage pre-ordering video games. Sometimes games are broken. Sometimes games suck. No one needs to fork over money before they know the final verdict. However, sometimes video games use their pre-order siren song to lure you...   read

 
 
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60 (sixty) minutes of American Truck Simulator

"We got a great big convoy, rockin' through the night. We got a great big convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight! Convoooy!" Inside SCS Software and 1 hour with American Truck Simulator [SCS]   read

 
 
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Let us remember the musical wonder of Black Out Band

I was still a fresh-faced Destructoid editor when this video first made its wondrous appearance on the Internet. It has, however, stuck in my memory, and it's time you all remembered it along with me. Long before there ever was a Justin Bi...   read

 
 
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Molyneux: Next Xbox needs to focus on games first

Former Microsoft Games Studio director and current mobile developer, Peter Molyneux, is anxious to learn more about Microsoft's next Xbox, set to be unveiled on May 21. However, he fears that Microsoft might be playing up the "media hub" ca...   read

 
 
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Egoraptor & JonTron twiddle their sticks, play some games

One does silly cartoons. The other does silly videogame retrospectives. Put 'em together under the same roof and watch out! Sounds like the premise to a wacky prime time sitcom. So Egoraptor and JonTron decided it was time for some "manly ...   read

 
 
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Why do the kids love Call of Duty?

I was at GameStop the other day, and there was a family in front of me in line -- a man, a woman, a baby, and what looked like a six-year-old girl. The little girl was wearing a bright green dress and seemed happy about everything. As the f...   read

 
 
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Academics tackle achievements, publish research

The February 2011 special issue of Game Studies, the free web-published international journal of computer game research, focuses on the subject of game reward systems. Four articles in particular may be more interesting than others, dependi...   read

 
 
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Study links games to mental health problems in children

Ok, are you ready for this? The Entertainment Software Association has pre-emptively criticized a soon to be published study by Douglas Gentile which supposedly shows a link between gaming habits and mental health problems for participants ...   read

 
 
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BritToid 5 records tomorrow

Oh yes, it is time again for BritToid, the now European-focused gaming podcast for Destructoid. This week we will be looking at Christmas and lay down our predictions on what we think will dominate sales (and I will be banning anyone from s...   read

 
 


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E3 10: Kinect releases worldwide November 4th, 2010!

That's it! Now you know! Kinect for Xbox 360 is launching worldwide this holiday, beginning with North America on November 4th, 2010. The launch lineup will include over 15 titles, including Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, Kinect Joy Ride, EA S...   read

 
 
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Andy Serkis is opening a mo-cap studio for games and film

I'm pretty sure that Andy Serkis has done for motion capturing what Citizen Kane did for deep focus. There's no doubt that his performance as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films cemented motion capture as a viable option for an important ...   read

 
 
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Guinness reveals the 50 best gaming series, no arguments

Everyone loves a good list, but the problem is that anyone can make up a list and call it right. That won't do. No, what we need is some sort of official organization to make the list and thus validate it because they're known to be officia...   read

 
 
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7-Eleven used games sales is totally happening

When I was young I used to live near a convenience store that would rent out NES games. That was like a dream. I could roll up, get some snacks and a game, go back home and be a happy boy. I got to play real games this way, ones I would hav...   read

 
 
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Terrorists let hostage have a go on their PlayStation

Being captured by maniacs with guns isn't all bad, sometimes. While the popular image of an Iraqi abduction brings televised beheadings to mind, the Islamic Shia Resistance is a touch more merciful, if no less barmy, than the average Middle...   read

 
 
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You are so not ready: City Bus Simulator 2010

Seven minutes and sixteen seconds is entirely too long for a video on the Internet. Especially when said video is about a game called City Bus Simulator 2010. Even if this was the top of the line in terms of bus driving simulation, which i...   read

 
 
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Ocho Cinco challenges the world to beat him at Madden

It's that time of year again. Madden is out, and when Madden comes out the sports world and the game world collide for a brief moment before rebounding back to their proper places. What happens when loudmouth sports stars, the release of Ma...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing DLC now online: Pikmin spaceship edition

This free DLC was supposed to hit about four days ago, but for whatever reason, it didn't make it out of the online gates until today. Personally, I assumed it was going to be cut altogether, because I'm used to Nintendo saying they are goi...   read

 
 
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Ryan Reynolds says games are a waste of time

For anyone who saw the summer movie debacle that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I can guarantee that the only silver lining in that stinky little cloud was Ryan Reynold's performance as Deadpool. Until, you know, they effed it up at the end....   read

 
 
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Snail mail is still cool with a touch of Space Invaders

Of course, Backbone Entertainment had to actually mail me the limited edition Space Invaders print that we're giving away in this week's contest, and today I got this rather attractive silver package in the mail with said prize. Upon closer...   read

 
 
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MadWorld's audio commentary is so dumb, it's brilliant

Have you played MadWorld yet? You know, the superviolent, superstylized action game that fulfills the Wii's annual "over-the-top game where the Wiimote is used as some sort of dismemberment device" quota?If you have, you've probab...   read

 
 
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JPF720

As I was about to get my first big stamp in Let it Die, something short-circuited and lights go I restart my PS4 and it happens again! God

 
Dangus Taargus

Yall playin FFXV, while Im just getting to chapter 5 in Dragon Quest IV (halfway point Im Best DQ yet!

 
Morpho

To those playing Final Fantasy XV, can we just fucking appreciate how fucking hot Aranea fucking Highwind is? Like, god fucking damn, she is gorgeous as The only fucking thing that could make her even more fuckable is if she had fucking red

 
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chapter Im sure theres some magical story element at the end of it that most players might find redemptive but the sudden gameplay changes they crammed into this chapter Im

 
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A Death Company Marine charges my regular tactical and takes only five turna (8 assault rounds) to kill him! Glory to the sons of Sanguinious, I

 
JcDent

I just want to go home, paint my loyalist Death Guard and wargame Cold War brush wars forever

 
BigDoniel

10 minutes into chapter 13 and Im convinced Im playing a different game They didnt seriously ok this did they?

 
Cory Arnold

I was going to do a front page article on the censored scene in Tales of Berseria, but decided against it for its spoiler-y nature, not wanting to spoil anything for Not sure if anyone else is going to pick it up, but just be warned

 
BigDoniel

Starting chapter 13 if FFXV, seems to overwhelmingly be the most Havent atall heard anything bad about

 
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Is this song rock n roll, or is it metal? I have difficulty telling the 2

 

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