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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 weve 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 todays videogame industry than the MMO genre, and its Emperor; World of Warcraft. Ever since it released years ago pretenders and wannabes 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

Occams

I havent had this much fun with a hashtag since #NotmyBattlefield is pure

 
 
Marcel Hoang

I’m close to finishing Oberon Prime but I didn’t notice I compiled everything I need for Mirage

 
 
JohnSmith123

idk how the FFXIV team does it, but they consistently get Without spoiling it here, the story for is amazing and the new dungeon/raid/trial content a blast to play

 
 
dephoenix

Okay, so Legendary is working on a Godzilla Monsters Cinematic Universe and now Toho is working on a separate Godzilla Cinematic Because that wont confuse people at

 
 
Mike Sounders

So Bass introduced me to Nichijou last I absolutely adore

 
 
Laid Back Gundy

How much do you want to bet that at least 95% of people complaining about realism regarding BFV have no idea what Red Orchestra/Rising storm or Post Scriptum is?

 
 
dephoenix

Just saw Deadpool Enjoyed But they missed a brilliant opportunity I will put in the comments, because its mildly

 
 
Steel Squirrel

Sonys at it again offering a 20% off discount code for an entire cart purchase for watching a video of Detroit: Robo Just make sure to click on the Quests tab and scroll down!

 
 
travolta

Oh btw, I’ve been lifting weights and doing cardio since the end of February and I’ve lost like 18 So that’s Lifting weights is weird, But I get I know how Brad Nicholson felt like when he was a

 
 
travolta

Painting is weird Like once you start you’re like ‘yeah this fucks all the Then when you start putting color on the wall you’re like ‘oh this is gonna be a nice

 
 
Qomrade Paige

people are upset that the new game in the FPS franchise where you can jump off a skyscraper in a jeep and not get so much as a scratch and revive people in 2 seconds after they get launched 20 feet by an RPG is unrealistic

 
 
Rico the Penguin

Oh man I just heard about that terrible controversy with an upcoming FPS Theyve made a terrible mistake causing the game to be grossly inaccurate to actual I hear your character respawns when you

 
 
Goemar

Astro Bot on PSVR, looks cool but I feel like it should have been saved for

 
 
Goemar

So Gal*Gunvolt Burst is stupidly good

 
 
Shoggoth2588

So anybody have any tips for using a rice cooker? So far Ive made some good rice with it and Ive made 2 pancakes that were edible with one fail-cake but if anyone could give me some pointers or advice Id really appreciate

 
 
Union pvt bong264

As requested by SrChurros, I tried out the floppies to see if they Ill be damned, after 24 years they do indeed still work!

 
 
Raiku Destructoids Champion

Continuing from my last post, an excerpt from that masterpiece: Garfield! You did You made the Facebook! Shouted Mark Zuckerberg in It was easy like lady in my Garfield remarked with

 
 
kellzor

JackFrags told me more details and what I find important than what DICE did in one

 
 
Tohsaka

Id say that BF5 trailer went over about as

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Current status:

 
 
Parismio

oh rad party god, speaking of HTTYD, more below:

 
 
ZombieC0RPS

Update edited: Doggo!

 
 
RenaudB90

Happy to say that the Switch Pro controller works great through A bit finicky to set up, but once you do its fantastic!

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

Welp a new blog is up from me about that there You can also check out striders if monster hunters your flavor of the day as that one is an interesting comparison Read mine, read his, download warframe, blow up a random building, etc

 
 
Rad Party God

Sheesh, these new world bosses are getting scarier by the minute!

 
 
ZombieC0RPS

Update: I think the next falsely accused criminal documentary is going to be about can’t even process this feeling that I’m Please kill

 
 
Union pvt bong264

My first bit of my spending spree arrived! This is one of my holy grails of collecting and it feels surreal holding More pics in

 
 
Michformer

Oh swell, my monster design articles on Gamasutras front page right Feels great to be featured once more! :)

 
 
Dan Roemer

Anyone else playing SMT: Strange Journey Redux? Well, heres an EXCLUSIVE QTOID DEMON PASSWORD! Its lv 40, costs a fuck ton of Macca, but its 100% worth

 
 
kellzor

Wheres the D-toid watch the BFV reveal post?

 
 
Greenhornet214

Upfronts were last week (where all the TV networks release trailers for next years new Not a single one interests Its gonna be a crap year for

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Recipe for owning the scary Matador in Lucifer’s Uzume, Nozuchi and Nekomata as your Combine that with Hifumi and he won’t be able to even damage you beyond normal melee

 
 
Tohsaka

AMA Havent done one for a Figured I Or

 
 
Parismio

Plus theyre totally right

 
 
Raiku Destructoids Champion

I just read a story where Garfield invents Facebook for Mark Zuckerberg and Mark Zuckerberg steals Facebook and then Garfield has to fight Mark Zuckerberg who is in a Apache Attack

 
 
Flegma

I *know* I should be working on my retro game project instead of playing games, and for some reason Im keeping up with Tesla vs Lovecraft, now with 800k score broken in survival Why? Because Im lazy and Also, 700 qtoids

 
 
Forsaken Knight

Going to visit my sister and her kids The presents I picked up for them came I still have to pick up BotW to go with the guide, and I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces!

 
 
taterchimp

Dota has a compendium that lets you get cosmetics with You can tip anyone in your game points, Pros are now tipping their opponents when they kill them, and that is just hilarious

 
 
Kerrik52

We had a presentation by one of the coders who worked on Unravel at He said that EA outsourced the certification testing to Eastern Europe and even bribed Sony to get past em He was also sad that it was on Origin and not

 
 
Tohsaka

This is worth a

 
 
Shoggoth2588

I didnt realize it until yesterday but I never did one of my Shoggy Looks at Persona in about an hour or two theres going to be a CBlog popping up about my thoughts on Xenoblade Chronicles

 
 
Rico the Penguin

Reading ZombieCorps story like This sounds like then I get a few comments down and see LAPD and If you can avoid living here Id recommend it to anyone Not that it ends up being an option for most who need a :p

 
 
dephoenix

#WeslikesbunnygirlsWednesday

 
 
WILFoftheblues

Tomorrow is the big day! First total knee replacement surgery happens at So, which one if you bitches are going to send me flowers? *****crickets*****

 
 
Real Dere

I certainly dont need that Dark Souls Remaster *pulling out Why would I buy a game Ive beaten more times than I can count *entering credit card

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

So theres a new Leisure Suit Larry game coming, one that dares to reference #metoo in its press release no Oh boy! I dont know who asked for this but some journos are already frustrated by its mere announcement, so Im glad its being

 
 
Soulbow

Beat Prey (2017) over the weekend and, well, Feel free to discuss spoilies in the comments with Was not expecting to enjoy it nearly as much as I That said, fuck the first 5

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Our boy ZombieCorps really needs our help! Lets get this shit

 
 
Osc

eBay has a 1 year PlayStation membership thing for But it looks like it might go lower Your