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Some thoughts on Dust 514 and Defiance

One thing that I've felt has been lacking on Dtoid has been the spotty, hard-to-find news about MMOs in general and about these games in specific. Though the news, as almost always has been the case on Dtoid, has been great, I feel like the...

 
 
 
 

Trophies, Coins, Achievements - OH MY!

Once upon a time, great feats of gaming had no Achievements, Trophies, or Coins to rub in people's faces. What's the point, without them, right? Nintendo calls them 'Mythical Rewards', despite introducing them with the 3DS, and making it ne...

 
 
 
 

A Warning From History

Randy Pitchford REALLY likes Duke Nukem, which is totally understandable, considering he got his start in the industry working at 3DRealms making Duke3D, but I'm afraid he may be a bit too enthusiastic, since whenever he's said anything abo...

 
 
 
 

Courting Female Gamers

Every gamer has their own 'flavor'; a genre addiction that constantly calls out. All you have to do is look at the games you own to find out exactly what scratches your itch; for me, bullets do the trick. When Quake II came out I tore thr...

 
 
 
 

Duke Nukem Forever Review

Duke Nukem Forever, a game i had personally been looking forward too as I had grown quite tired and monotone towards today's 'Modern Shooter' with a pallet choice of colours that range from light, sandy brown, to dark grey. I welcomed this ...

 
 
 
 

A New Study Tells Men What [Some] Women Want

A new report just came out, detailing how female gamers are being largely ignored, despite the fact that more and more women are getting involved with video games. The entire report costs money to read so I have not read it, but Industry G...

 
 
 
 

June 17th UK Releases and Bargains

Well here's this week's bargains and releases, releases wise this week is overshadowed by Ocarina of Time hitting the 3DS and Child of Eden hitting the 360, with Dungeon Siege 3 and Alice: Madness Returns also releasing, bargains wise play....

 
 
 
 
 
 

Breasts rule everything around me, BREAM.

The “Girls in Games” debate is a tired one, to be sure. In decades past we’ve seen armies of pixelated DD breasts developed, perpetuated, and fought over. Always the argument boils down to progressives calling game females hurtful stereoty...

 
 
 
 

Mix It Up: RPG Hybrids

After catching this post about Wizorb, an Arkanoid-like game with role playing elements, something occurred to me: I really dig it when two different genres make sweet love to each other and have a baby. Sure, that baby may grow up to have ...

 
 
 
 

Movies, videogames and (un)reasonable expectations

Hello there, it's me. Yes, I know, I have been gone for quite some time now, haven't I? Why? I was kind of busy working for a gaming website and now I'm working for another Gaming Website, that focuses on Sega and thus gives me some time to...

 
 
 
 

EA vs Fans: Round 2, FIGHT!

So it would seem that EA is trying to pull a fast one on fans of Battlefield 3 by only letting some fans who pre-order get special guns and ammo, and giving everyone that pre-orders a map pack that everyone who doesn't reserve the game wi...

 
 
 
 

Chasing the Golden Carrot: Aiming for the Top Edition

Nowhere is the evidence of companies chasing the golden carrot more prominent in today’s videogame industry than the MMO genre, and it’s Emperor; World of Warcraft. Ever since it released years ago pretenders and wannabe’s have sprung up ...

 
 
 
 

Untapped Potential Revisited: Genre Generalization

Two years ago today I wrote and posted my first blog on Destructoid. I'd been wondering after two years here on the C-Blog circuit what I could do to adequately commemorate this "blog birthday". Then it hit me. Two years. Two years. ...

 
 
 
 

At least try (LA Noire fan art)

After six long months of silence, a new fan art. This time for L.A. Noire: 10 cases in and I still don't know what to make of L.A. Noire. The technology's great, and so does its beautiful recreation of 1940s Los Angeles, but repetitivene...

 
 
 
 

June 10th UK Releases and Bargains

Well here's this week's bargains and releases, releases wise this week, it's quite a large one, with Duke Nukem Forever, Infamous 2, White Knight Chronicles 2 and Red Faction: Armageddon are all releasing, Bargains wise is quieter with game...

 
 
 
 

Reveiw LA Noire

LA Noire, what to say about such a game. From what I've read before I purchased the game I expected awesome action and technology that would blow your socks off. What I got was much different. First I have to say that if you love Grand Thef...

 
 
 
 

Taste Test: L.A. Noir

Some of us are known to do it from time to time while others find the act contradictory and absurd, listening to music while playing video games. To be honest with you, I only do it on very rare occasions but I started thinking abo...

 
 
 
 

Motion controls and marketing (Shortblog)

I'm going to get this out of the way right out of the gate: I think Kinect sucks. I've played several games with it, I've followed Microsoft's conference today, and I still think it sucks ass. It's laggy, there are no buttons, and it cost...

 
 
 
 
 
 

June 3rd UK Releases and Bargains

Well here's this week's bargains and releases, releases wise this week it's dead quiet with only Hunted: The Demons Forge and The Sims 3: Generations being released, bargains wise is much better with portal 2 cheap an all formats, play.com ...

 
 
 
 

Whose Idea Was it To Make Ezio 50?

I'm a huge Assassin's Creed fan, I was willing to overlook a lot of the problems with the first game (specifically the serialized nature) in much the same way I'm willing to overlook some of the faults with LA Noire, they're trying somethin...

 
 
 
 

Fable Is just Like Heavy Rain.

This is a revelation that Caiters so kindly bestowed upon me one evening. My mind was blown. Shards of conceptual glass flew across the now blank canvas that was once my brain. A gap is all that was left in my skull, like a new born babe r...

 
 
 
 

Decisions, Decisions. Thoughts on L.A. Noire

Spoiler Warning: The following spoils part of the Homicide Desk section of L.A. Noire, I'd recommend playing that section before reading this. After playing some of L.A. Noire I came a cross a particular case that got me thinking in a wa...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Lawman

GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE

 
 
ThisIsMyBoomstick

I have about 3/4 of my Xmas shopping I only have two days off between now and I plan to get the rest done after I see Once Upon A Deadpool on Saturday Being employed Im actually looking forward to Xmas this

 
 
ChandlerS04

Started playing Scholar in Never thought Id see the day I would play as a I guess I got tired of the same old Playing a healer is more situational

 
 
homeofSantasNorthPoleblues

Square cut thin crust Cheese stuffed crust Everything

 
 
Electric Reaper

I hate slow drivers so much, especially when I cant pass Those dumb schmucks waste my time on the

 
 
Steel Squirrel

Knack 2 is

 
 
Rad Party God

Sheesh, thats

 
 
Osc

so epic just gave developers lots of nifty cross platform

 
 
Silver twoso

I get what youre saying, youre saying Hey, Ive got to many games as it is, red dead redemption literally just came out, and I havent even finished world of light in smash yet, why do I need something else? Well here

 
 
RocketKnight

The Wily World of Light stage can step on a rusty Dear

 
 
Tohsaka

Got a few for you

 
 
HLarge4CallingBirds

Playing World of Light on hard at disadvantage might be my favorite gaming moment this Its so intense and the deck is stacked so heavy against Such a thrill to learn the Great Fairy Zelda is a huge highlight for

 
 
Cloudman Sam

Police got involved and for once nothing bad

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Some friends were playing Smash Ultimate, when a neighbor called in a noise complaint (although it was on The police came, realized everything was okay, and in the end even joined them for a few Its nice to see some fun news for once :)!

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

I dont think Ill ever continue Xenoblade Just cant get into When I bought a bunch of Switch games earlier this year X2 was my most anticipated one, as I loved 1, but X2 just bores the hell out of me on top of making me What a

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Cursedmas

 
 
Mike Sounders

So this was basically me when I found the spirits for the parties members of the first Golden Sun game

 
 
Frostyflakes
 
 
Boxedpresentsman214

Loner high schooler draws Smash on white board, is assumed to be planning a school

 
 
ScionVyse

So I just played an online battle in I accidentally SDd, but it took two stocks from me instead of What the

 
 
Shoggoth2588

I just started playing Soma and I dont want to name-names or come off as antagonistic but Joseph Anderson is an Possibly even fucking

 
 
Michformer

New Literally became obsessed with Atomic Heart as I write them Its truly unlike any game Ive seen this and the past gaming If the narrative and mechanics can match the aesthetics, then a sleeper hit may be

 
 
MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS

The launch star method works for tough 1-on1 spirit fights! Equip one at the beginning of the fight, then throw it off the edge and toss the opponent into it! I also recommend picking Zelda or Isabell so you can wave

 
 
Electric Reaper

Got a Roku streaming stick Hopefully now I can watch Netflix on my big screen TV again rather than my Stupid dying network

 
 
Matt I Guess

hi im not dead please buy me alcohol

 
 
Gusmas

When the iron was invented there was a press

 
 
Nathan D

Bloodborne and The Old Hunters are both on sale now on One of my favorite trailers ever btw, and its for a DLC

 
 
Flanx

I just image is likely to be American which mean that date at the bottom is in the nonsensical American format WHICH MEANS THIS CURSED FILM COMES OUT ON MY 25th

 
 
Soulbow

Come watch me, Limo, Renaud and Frosty suck at

 
 
Neronium

Welp powers out until 3 am This will be

 
 
PhilKenSebben

YOU HAVE TO FUCKING CHECK THIS SITE OUT! HOLY FUCK THESE ARE

 
 
Parismio

Yall i love incineroar so I didnt main him in pokemon but hes like the best! Ppl call him the heel pkmn which is(i think) what they call the wrestlers who acts the villains/antiheros and jesus, he taunts after every move i Its so good!

 
 
travolta

The years of me being a remote employee from home has come to an On Tuesday, I was It was fucked I got a new job Im going to be trained as a network My luck is on absolute

 
 
Occams

Title of my poetry

 
 
Raikus Magical Holidays
 
 
NeoTurbo

Got yelled at today because I insisted to keep doing the main job I was assigned to do instead of helping a different section whos truck was I tried to explain my side of things but my boss just shouted me Seriously considering

 
 
lokhe

World of Light may not be all that deep but holy shit the maps are beautiful!

 
 
Electric Reaper

Hmm, looks like the Backstreet Girls Gokudols anime requires about 5 manga chapters to make 1 anime That makes sense, given how short the chapters are and how light they are on

 
 
sp tinsel

Merry my self! that book is a Oh and hey it with the sales! You cant tempt me look Risk of Rain and Death Road to Canada on the cheap, curse you!

 
 
Voex

Even on safe mode Soma is still creepy as fuck in some places *shudders*

 
 
MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS

This Splatfest artwork

 
 
Shinkz

Had a CT scan Not a fan of the stuff they inject in to Feeling like youve pissed your pants isnt a good feeling at Also, World of Light, Big Boss is a cunt and can just fuck off and eat a giant bag of

 
 
Lawman

At first I expected I’d main Simon Belmont in I’ve been using him a lot in But I just used Isabelle for the first time in Classic She can kill players with a fishing pole and I think I’m in

 
 
Jordan Devore

Sahelanthropus spirit + Captain Falcon makes a lot of otherwise pesky World of Light fights pretty That said, holy hell this mode never

 
 
Frostyflakes

#Striptoid

 
 
WILFoftheblues

Santa is a prick!

 
 
Kerrik52

Much PS1 renderering be whack, #WesLovesBunnyGirlsWednesday

 
 
Hypno

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