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Happy birthday! Destructoid turns five

Update: This is amazing. Destructoid is now five years old. Holy crap, can you believe it?! We've been around since 2006, and it's just unbelievable how much has happened during that time. Our story is quite the unique one: you can find ou...   read

 
 
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Tekken King of Iron Fist tournament begins in London

For those who have the skills -- or for those that think they do -- on the last Friday of every month, at HMV Gamerbase in Central London between 7pm and 11pm, the Tekken King of Iron Fist Tournament will be taking place.&nbs...   read

 
 
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Win a PSP, Tactics Ogre: LUCT and Final Fantasy: WotL!

[Update] Contest closed! Winner is nygfan! Thanks to all that entered and to Square Enix for the prizes! Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is coming on February 15 and to celebrate, we've teamed up with the fine folks over at Square Enix ...   read

 
 
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Counter-Strike cheater gets knifed in his head

As if we needed further evidence that videogames are SERIOUS business, an alleged Counter-Strike cheater in Jilin, China was rushed to hospital with a giant kitchen knife jammed into his skull. A group of kids were arguing with the 17-year-...   read

 
 
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Mr. Destructoid returns to videogames in Raskulls!

Destructoid is pleased to announce that its iconic mascot, the inimitable Mr. Destructoid, is returning to the world of videogames in Halfbrick's upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game, Raskulls. The fearless robot leader of the Destructoid commun...   read

 
 
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Lucid brings a new twist to block puzzles

In the world of puzzle games involving blocks there isn't much that hasn't been done. Blocks have fallen, been paired, been shot, been organized and they've been grouped. In short, it's a bit difficult to do something new in the block puzzl...   read

 
 
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Aonuma - 'Nowadays, OoT is not that good'

Here's a pet peeve of mine; people with a rose-tinting deification of Ocarina of Time. For me, that game, along with Mario 64, will always symbolize a personal low-point for my feeling of connection to videogames as a whole. Of course, I un...   read

 
 
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Bethesda, Splash Damage FPS is a 'genre-breaker'

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Bethesda’s European managing direct Sean Brennan says that the publisher has some big things in store for E3. Namely, Brennan says that the first-person shooter title they’re set to reveal at E3 --...   read

 
 
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Thompson's Utah bill vetoed: Another win for intelligence!

The poorly written and rather pointless HB 353, a videogame/movie bill intended for Utah by Jack Thompson, has been vetoed by Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, thanks to the sloppy writing of the bill itself, and some clever lobbying from the games ...   read

 
 


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What's the worst thing a game's made you do?

The above picture was taken by Destructoid reader John E. In case you can't make out the shattered remnants, that's a PSP which was utterly annihilated by its owner after a particularly frustrating round of LocoRoco 2. For a game that is su...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 5's Mercenary mode is news for the next couple of seconds

With RE5 already on sale in some release date-breaking stores in Japan, we bloggers only have a very breif period of time to report on the games features like they are "news". So here is what will likely be the last new thing yo...   read

 
 
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UK Charts: C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER for World at War

Call of Duty: World at War needed just one more week at the top of the chart to claim a record for most number of weeks held leading to a Christmas number one. Unfortunately for Activision, FIFA 09 has claimed the top spot, batting the cyni...   read

 
 
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Mexicans ruin everything: El Fuerte breaks Street Fighter IV

Uh oh ... it seems that Street Fighter IV might already be facing balance problems with one of its new characters after only a short time in arcades. Debuting pugilist El Feurte has already been discovered to possess an infinite combo, so...   read

 
 
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Phil Harrison thinks we don't want single player games

Phil Harrison has said that Atari's Alone in the Dark may be among the last of a dying breed, as consumers no longer want single player experiences. "Alone in the Dark is a beautifully crafted single-player adventure game. I don't thin...   read

 
 
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Ultimate cross-over game is ultimate: Card Sagas Wars

Holy Jimminy Soulja-Boy Christmas. Now this project is totally bananas, and not just because it features Master Chief doing a multi-hit super combo on Mega Man X. What's really insane is that Card Sagas Wars, a presumably fan made game, a...   read

 
 
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Cashwh0re shirts are finally available and you can win!

Destructoid is proud to announce... well, maybe not proud, but, let's say ashamed to admit? We now have Cashwh0re shirts on sale on our marketplace. Stop reading this post and go buy now! At only $14.95 you can't go wrong. Tralse things&nbs...   read

 
 
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Attempted Murdertoid: Teen strangles father with videogame controller

As if previous reports have taught them nothing, parents are still bravely/foolishly attempting to stop their psychotic little brats from playing videogames. The latest is a father in Spain who had warned his 18 year old son several times t...   read

 
 
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Monkey Island + Diablo = The greatest thing in the history of things?

Ron Gilbert, the creator of the Monkey Island series, has officially joined new developer Hothead Games as its Creative Director. Honestly, if there is any human being on Earth you want to assign as your Creative Director,...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter: The Later Years - Part 7

The latest installment of Street Fighter: The Later Years continues right where the cliffhanger ending of episode 6 left off. Best of all, we finally get to see E. Honda -- well, his fat anyway.As the fighters gear up and prepare themselves...   read

 
 
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C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER: New God of War: Chains of Olympus trailer is combotastic

  In this latest trailer for God of War: Chains of Olympus, we see Kratos go C-C-C-COMBO CRAZY! Nothing too new is really shown, except for one of Krato's new abilities. You'll notice at two points in the trailer that a firey spir...   read

 
 
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Weekend Destructainment: Smart bombs are sexual

Ladies, we all know the men in your lives value videogames more so than your precious body. Well, thanks to this video, you now know how to convince your boyfriend to do you and play videogames all at the same time! This may be NSFW. Thanks...   read

 
 
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Miniboss Monday: Money, and the lack thereof

In celebration of the holiday shopping season kicking into high gear, I thought it would be rather fitting to bring forth an unwaivering miniboss of sorts that plagues all who purchase games and the systems needed to play them on. Yes, I am...   read

 
 
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Valkyrie Sky: The world's first MMO Shoot 'Em Up

Now here's a rather interesting title out of Korea that I'm 99.99% sure that we will never see here in the States. Valkyrie Sky is, as far as I can tell, the world's first cross over between the MMO and Shoot 'Em Up genre.  You can do...   read

 
 
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