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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

voex

New season of Free! started in July and I hadnt even I missed the

 
 
Anthony Marzano

Come here and give grandpie a kiss!

 
 
Rudorlf

A much more heartwarming comic about the Also, could someone please help me on troubleshooting about blog posting on the comments?

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Pictured: Me next

 
 
Chris Moyse

Off to the sawbones Fortunately I have my new phone wallpaper to keep me company

 
 
JcDent

Gayfederate States of America had the most stylish gray

 
 
whatsacow

I made an original piece called Devastation Let me know what you think!

 
 
JcDent

Fukken finally: the most iconic piece of new Necromunda art gets a Hnng reacts

 
 
Christopher Harper

hey look at my haircut also still working on the water level thing, promise

 
 
Churros Hunter

Current status: studying stuff for my fangame

 
 
JcDent

How do you do, fellow masculine

 
 
TheIntern

@JonathanHolmes Jonathan when are you going to respond to Eminems diss track of Freaky Constantina?

 
 
TheIntern

@JonathanHolmes Jonathan when are you going to respond to Eminems diss track of Freaky Constantina?

 
 
ZombieC0RPS

What started as a “What on Discord is now sorry and you’re

 
 
Hlarge4d6

This animation is

 
 
taterchimp

I beat Hush on my first try, so Ive got that going for

 
 
TriCerAroK

A band just declined my vox audition because I do not have a

 
 
Rudorlf

Cosby going to jail for 3 to 10 years immediately, everybody!

 
 
Ricky Namara

Because I have no shame in my bones anymore, Im plugging my contest If you want free games, come join in, Destruction!

 
 
kevlarmonkey

Everyone is guilty until proven INNOCENT

 
 
NeoTurbo

Considering that earlier qpost, thought Id post a quick #selfietoid ! This isnt the one from earlier today but it was from a few weeks ago! I just think this one was

 
 
Nathan D

Yep, Im all about Chain

 
 
LaTerry

Found a site that makes really cool wallpapers of all the smash They have all characters and all available alternate costume Ill put the link in the comments as its getting eaten by the

 
 
Boxman214

Mamma Mia!

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

Not going to completely give up on it, but Im gonna put Xeno 2 in the backb burner and maybe take it slow to see if if clicks eventually, for now Ill focus my gaming time on something

 
 
homeoftheblues

Meanwhile in

 
 
zatoseyes

By the power of save scumming and Time Vault + Voltaic Key I have defeated the final boss of #TakeaPictureOfYourGameTuesday

 
 
Fuzunga

Help, I cant stop watching

 
 
Seymour

Been a long time since Ive uploaded any Overwatch stuff! Definitely now back into the game, with me streaming it regularly and now having to seep through hours of footage for YouTube

 
 
Chris Hovermale

The more I reflect on the state of Telltale games the more I realize how few of us want The Walking Dead finished before the laid off staff gets I think that lawsuit is gonna make us all a lot happier than those unnamed investors

 
 
Virtua Kazama

The Sonic Mania Plus Lets Play is almost But after that, that will be my last long LP project until next year because I need to get back into making fighting game videos

 
 
taterchimp

Hey DToid, this is driving me nuts: I got a HOTAS but when I bind it in a game, it defaults to one of the control stick axis on every How can I force a deadzone for it so I can actually bind how I want to control the game (or other suitable fix?)

 
 
Rad Party God

In Valves latest Steam blog, they share an interesting insight regarding their controller support for the Unsurprisingly enough, a ton of people still use the 360 controller, but theres quite a sizable increase of people using the Switch

 
 
Boxman214

Meet my new Her name is Shes been around the block more than a few times, she has a heart of gold underneath her blemished

 
 
dephoenix

This presents some interesting

 
 
Mike Sounders

Alright, Hypno getting a model kit is motivating me to start one of the ones in my But I cant So Im going to post four from the backlog in the comments so I get some help

 
 
Electric Reaper

Mobile Suit Gundam UC is on Netflix USA right now!

 
 
Shoggoth2588

So Ive got a lewd in the works but a much more important thing happened: I beat Final Fantasy I still have a couple dozen hours of plot to walk through but Im basically Hail Seitengrat!

 
 
EricWeichhart
 
 
Virtua Kazama

Tails has a fear of Heres Part 19 of Sonic Mania Plus!

 
 
Lawman

Top left, fourth name It me! You might spot some other interesting names on there

 
 
mullon

Wheres my Pop Team Epic video game?

 
 
ScionVyse

Yes good

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Fears for my boy Gundy*

 
 
TurboKill

Not far into Lost Odyssey, but its been beautiful so And the dream segments, essentially short stories, are fairly well Just got through the story of the little girl whos a compulsive It was a great contemporary cry wolf tale

 
 
siddartha85

Somebody please make a strategy game where modern diverse hipsters go back in time and depose famous generals/leaders, donning their clothes and rewriting history using their superior

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to fill Xenoblade 2s starting fields with level 30, 40 and 70+ enemies and making them ambush you when youre barely level 10?

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Freezaette is