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A real 8-Bit Christmas Greeting

I really am fed up with the attitude by Destructoid's writers that the 8-bit generation of games started with and is restricted to the NES and similar consoles. The 8-bit generation started long before that. So, here is a real 8-bit Chris...


Wii game deals at Amazon today

I guess that I should not be surprised that DToid and other sites hype when Amazon has an XB360 or PS3 "Gold Box" day. (Hey, I'm not complaining. That's when I got the latest Ratchet and Clank for 1/2 price, which made me an R&C addict.) ...


Grow up, fanboys!

Adam Sessler says it all. Sadly, this kind of rampant fanboyism is in full bloom on Dtoid. Whether it's the narrow-minded hatred of the Wii or the mindless masturbatory ramblings of how awesome {enter console here} is, the stupidity and...


Just admit that you hate your customers.

I am no fan of class action lawsuits for the most part. No matter which side ends up gaining the judge's favor, the only winners in CA lawsuits are the lawyers. They get millions of dollars for their services while the people that they'...


No longer thrilled about "Max Payne" movie

I have been a Max Payne fan since the first video game came out. Remedy released a demo that included the first level, and I was totally hooked. Then the game came out and I had to pick my jaw off the floor the entire time -- the darkne...


Let Best Buy install your Wii game!

This isn't the first time I've seen this, but while at a local Best Buy to purchase Boom Blox for the Wii I saw this and had to chuckle. Of course, there's nothing to install with the Wii, unless Best Buy considers the save game file t...


Problems with Wii "Rock Band" already

I can only hope that this is an isolated incident. After all, there is no way that anyone can expect every item that comes off an assembly line to be in perfect condition. But unfortunately my kicker/bass drum pedal is not working. The r...


Stop it with centralized logins for PC gaming!

For several years, my nephew and a friend in North Carolina have been hooking up for multiplayer PC gaming every Friday (or when necessary Saturday) night. It's just us as a team against "The Bots" [TM]. We've been playing Ghost Recon for...


Just bought a third Wii -- WTF?

Maybe it's the luck o' me (mostly) Irish blood, but I went down to Best Buy to get Super Smash Brothers Brawl this morning, not realizing that they actually opened an hour later. It was cold (about 40F/4C), but it was sunny, it was a Sunda...


Not my Turning Point gaming rig

Unless this is really a random winner, I don't see much chance of winning because my system is already beefy. - Athlon X2 5200+ - 2 GB RAM - GeForce 8800GTS w/ 640 MB RAM - Freaking huge Rosewill RCX-Z3 CPU cooler - Sound Blaster X-Fi audi...


Toys R Us cancels Les Paul orders for the Wii

God freakin' damn it! I pre-ordered the standalone Les Paul guitar for the Wii version og Guitar Hero III, and they just canceled my order. The item is now listed as not being available for ordering on-line. I just got the following e-ma...


Guitar Hero III Pro Logic Fix for Wii Soon

I just got an e-mail from Activision, having added my name to the list of people who are pissed off about their screw-up with the Dolby Pro Logic on the Wii. Their response... "Response (Michael Hill) - 12/06/2007 03:37 PM Hello, "Thi...


About John Bone of us since 1:15 AM on 11.26.2006

As one of the oldest members of Dtoid, (I'm already over the big 4-0) I've been gaming since the Atari 2600 was a brand new item, and thousands of my teenage hours were dedicated to gaming on the Commodore 64 and messing around with the new 300-baud modems. (That's .00003 of a megabit per second, for those of you who only know broadband.)

I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the first-generation of gamers, and I still use my PC and each of the three current-gen consoles regularly -- and not for "casual" games. Bring on the hard-core FPS and 3PS! I want to shoot something!

So, I give a big PHUCK YOU!!! to anyone who thinks that video games are for kids! As far as I'm concerned, they haven't been for kids for over 20 years.

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