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'GTA for girls' causes controversy, sky is blue, Piplup still adorable

In a completely unshocking turn of events, a game billed as the "Grand Theft Auto for girls" has pissed off people who we're all beginning to assume earn a living being outraged and screaming "Won't someone please think of th...   read

 
 
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Japan puts the 'rampant consumerism' back in Christmas with Pokemon decorations

Courtesy of Siliconera we bring you that picture above from (where else?) the Land of the Rising Sun.Yes, it's funny that Pokémon are so famous, and Piplup is adorable, but I think the real point here is how utterly ironic this whole...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's games of the week for 11/25/2007: Is this a cop out edition?

It's a video. Watch it.Why?First, because I'm utterly fascinated with both foreign girls AND spunky indie girls; Superbus lead Jennifer Ayache is the epitome of everything I love about women, and as soon as I'm done with this Cherry Coke,...   read

 
 
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As if gold farming couldn't get any worse, now it funds pederasty

As an amateur Internet historian and a professional whatever-I-do-here, most of my skills are completely underwhelming. As often as I tell women in bars that I'm really very hilarious (on the Internet), few seem to offer me immediate sex or...   read

 
 
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SUBOTRON seeks electronic culture artists for Viennese salon, adoring groupies

Every once in a while, in between the e-mails demonstrating all the inventive ways in which women conceal their naughty bits behind gaming appliances, and pictures of Brian Crecente's head pasted on a centaur, we receive missives that are o...   read

 
 
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Turok Achievements unveiled: they're promoting team-killing now?

After the jump you'll find the just-released list of Achievements for the Xbox 360 version of the upcoming blood, guts n' dinos FPS Turok. Normally this wouldn't even blip on our radar of actual, useful news but something about this list st...   read

 
 
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Halo novel becomes NYT best seller, just like my novel Jurassic Park

There's been a lot of petty sniping towards Halo from both the anti-Microsoft crowd and the contrarian, anti-mainstream crowd ever since the pre-release hype for Halo 3 began building up, but absolutely no one, regardless of how tightly the...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's games of the week for 11/18/2007: Mixed messages edition!

Guys, I'd love to spend an hour crafting a deep, engaging story about why my hair hurts this week, but honestly I'm too absorbed in Assassin's Creed to give this whole thing much thought. One of the true joys of a gig like this is that inst...   read

 
 
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New Soul Calibur: Legends trailer: Lloyd sold me cigarettes this morning

Aerox continues his streak as my favorite tipper for today by sending in a link to the above trailer. I've been following the progress of Soul Calibur: Legends for a while now, mostly as I think it's an interesting experiment in what Namc...   read

 
 
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Game Center CX: the coolest game I hadn't heard about until yesterday

Ever since it was revealed to me (yesterday), Game Center CX: Arino's Challenge has become my own personal video game equivalent of the Mo-dettes: absolutely no one's heard of it, it's amazing and bringing it up in casual conversation will ...   read

 
 
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EA loses nearly $200 million, begins ushering women and children to lifeboats

Earlier today (yesterday?) reader-cum-tipper Aerox sent us a link to this Associated Press piece discussing EA's second quarter earnings. Or, more specifically, EA's second quarter losses. It seems that the gaming behemoth lost $195 million...   read

 
 
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Live-action Assassin's Creed: They couldn't find a koala to play with?

Assassin's Creed has been a debacle for days now. Between the less-than-stellar response and the childish vagina worship surrounding its producer, one gets the feeling that Ubisoft would rather just forget about the game and move on to cr...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Review: Call of Duty 4

The first two Call of Duty games were widely praised as the next step in the first-person shooter genre. They had bombastic action sequences, gripping storylines and enough Nazi-bashing to make George Patton squeal like a young girl. Even t...   read

 
 
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Gods of Zul'Aman trailer: Take THAT Joss Whedon!

That clip is the cinematic teaser for a just-released 10-person raid dungeon, Zul'Aman. Like previous dungeons sporting the "Zul" prefix, it's home to trolls and their pseudo-Rastafarian, tribal society. You see, while they origi...   read

 
 
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Microsoft allows Rare to develop on the DS, possibly to fund Moonraker laser

Ever since Rare announced they'd be making a handheld Viva Piñata title for the Nintendo DS, gamers have been scratching their heads and furrowing their brows wondering how exactly that came to pass. "After all," they'd rem...   read

 
 
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Persona 3 cell phone prequel coming (to a faraway country)

Siliconera has word that Japan will be seeing a Persona 3 prequel in the form of a cell phone game that doesn't look entirely terrible. Here's the rundown:Without delving into too much some events happen pre-Persona 3 Playstation 2 and you ...   read

 
 
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CoD4 FUBAR on Valve's service, gamers Steamed (I can't believe I typed that)

For those of you old enough to recall Half-Life 2's original release, you'll remember how Steam -- Valve's downloadable content system -- absolutely ruined the entire thing for many thousands of people for almost a month after the official ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Review: Wordjong

Sometimes a game comes along that utterly blows your mind and leaves you on the side of the road holding your panties in one hand, and a crumpled $20 bill in the other. You know it's just a one night stand, but still you wait by the phone, ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's games of the week for 11/11/2007: I love egg, hate kids edition!

After last night's drinking/Guitar-Heroing/Ground-Kontrolling escapades, I have absolutely no energy to entertain you people. So in my stead, I'm going to rely on those kindly Koreans to do it for me. After showing this video to the PDX DTo...   read

 
 
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Assassin's Creed launch trailer: white was the old black

That video? It's the Assassin's Creed launch trailer. Apparently this thing comes out rather soon.We're impressed by the subtle, understated tone they've been taking with this thing throughout the pre-release hype. There was never any bom...   read

 
 
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Gaming periphery as filler: videogame look-alikes

Hollywood steals ideas constantly, authors have been lifting plotlines for millennia, and Glengarry Glen Ross was directly stolen from a dream I once I had via David Mamet's brain-draining dark magic. Since every other creative medium falls...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect metaporn: Strip clubs in the future will still be poorly lit

The above clip demonstrates Mass Effect's stunning slutty-aliens-designed-to-pander-to-teens rendering system. Then again, maybe we're being too cynical. After all, it would be unrealistic to think the future wouldn't also have strip club...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Review: Virtua Fighter 5 Online

When Virtua Fighter 5 hit the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, everyone loved it. On a system lacking in quality software, it was hailed as the second coming of Christ (albeit, Christ with a wicked left hook and lightning fast snap-kick). T...   read

 
 
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Forest Whitaker hawks Mountain Dew ... Lola dies tragically

Here at the offices we have an elaborate ticker tape system set up that feeds tips through a robotic assistant who then hands them off to us, assuming they're important enough. A few moments ago, the robotic assistant actually shot herself,...   read

 
 
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Chavez fears Mercenaries 2 as imperialist psyops ... somewhere, an eagle smiles

Even the most Bible-thumping arch-conservatives have by now realized that America is the 800lb gorilla in a global room filled with tiny, angry monkeys. In recent years our stars have developed particularly sharp edges and our stripes have ...   read

 
 
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