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Captain Obvious: Nintendo doesn't like porn on their Balance Board covers

It seems as though Nintendo isn’t exactly appreciative to the more “artistic” Balance Board covers that have sprung up since the peripheral’s debut. The offensive covers by AMR Racing depicting rebel flags, cannabis,...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Guitar Hero note charts are unnecessarily difficult

Anyone who has made it to the more difficult modes in both Rock Band and the post-Harmonix Guitar Hero games knows that there's a key difference between the titles, and it's not just the shape of the notes.This Captain Obvious report comes ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja sequel in development

When Naruto: Rise of a Ninja was released last year for the Xbox 360 I was initially pretty skeptical. After seeing the way the Naruto franchise was being whored out with sequel after sequel -- very quickly becoming the new DBZ in that rega...   read

 
 
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Study shows that gamers are not shy nerds

Though you all were already totally aware, it seems that the rest of the world is finally finding out that their image of the stereotypical gamer is mostly incorrect. Gamers aren't the shy, lonely geeks they think us to be. An Australian st...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Sony admits PSP needs more games

In a shocking blockbuster revelation, SCEA European big guy David Reeves has conceded to gamesindustry.biz that Sony is aware that the PSP needs a bigger game library. Oh David...I never thought I'd see you small and vulnerable like this . ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: life should be more like a videogame

Jane McGonigal thinks that life should be more like a videogame. We're not going to argue.Last week at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, McGoingal channeled the powers of Captain Obvious to tell her audience that pla...   read

 
 
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First PS4 rumor points to backwards compatibility

Gamer.tm says that Sony is looking for a software engineer to deal with backward compatibility for both the PS3 and an unnamed next-gen console. Next-gen console, huh? Unless Sony has changed their naming scheme, this would probably be the ...   read

 
 
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Harmonix raises our hopes and crushes them, custom content still unlikely

From the beginning of the meteoric rise in popularity of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero people have clamored for a way to create and upload their own content. Valiant attempts have been made to fill the user created content shaped voi...   read

 
 
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Perpetual Entertainment bails on Star Trek Online

More news from the world of Captain Obvious and his sidekick, Blatant Bullsh*ttery: Developer Perpetual Entertainment (now renamed P2 Entertainment) has announced they will not continue development on much discussed MMO Star Trek Online. Th...   read

 
 
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Microsoft explains Live outage causes

Over at CES, Microsoft representative Albert Penello confirmed the suspicions held by most folks able to perform basic deductive reasoning; namely that recent Live downtime and connectivity issues were largely caused by a massive surge in X...   read

 
 
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Breaking News: Parents to blame for screwed up kids, not games

In pleasantly shocking news, mainstream media outlet The Star-Gazette reports today that parents, not videogames, are responsible for the development of their own children.  I'm sure you're reeling from the shock of such an announcemen...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Brain Training DS does not improve cognition

I doubt the scores of wailing Japanese that buy these games and their hundreds of knock-offs will care one whit about this news, but science doesn't lie. Despite celebrity endorsements suggesting otherwise, theyre is no hard proof that the ...   read

 
 
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Captian Obvious helps analysts predict Nintendo dominance for November sales

The great thing about our favorite superhero, Captain Obvious, is that he is always willing to lend a helping hand when it comes to reporting information to the general public. Hell, he even regularly flies by the Destructoid offices to len...   read

 
 
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Activision Blizzard reveal obvious forthcoming titles in fact sheet

The following should surprise no one, but you should sit down, just in case. There is a Call of Duty 5, a Guitar Hero IV, and a new Tony Hawk game "in the pipeline." I know, this is mind-blowing stuff, but we're not just pulling i...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero III boosts digital sales for songs featured in-game

By looking at Soundscan’s sales figures for various songs included in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock before and after the rhythm game was released, Ars Technica has discovered that "increased sales for labels and bands" ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Parents frequently bungle game gifts

My mother, without fail, would ask me to make my Christmas list every year. Like clockwork, she'd take it, go shopping, and more or less ignore it. I think it took a fit of hysterics at age seven or so to get her to finally listen to me. To...   read

 
 
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Australia bans yet another game: Soldier of Fortune: Payback goes unrated

Bad news for koala bears with a war fetish -- Soldier of Fortune: Payback has become one in a long line of videogames refused a rating by Australia's Office of Film & Literature Classification, resulting in a practical ban. The first pe...   read

 
 
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Obvious: Unreal Engine 4.0 in development

During yesterday's tour of Epic Games' beautiful Cary, North Carolina offices, producer Jeff Morris showed us a few things. Epic's gorgeous mo-cap room; Epic's outdoor basketball court; Epic's break room; Epic's bathrooms. Morris also gave ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: David Reeves says PSP should have had more original titles

The desire to post a massive billboard of the ORLY owl on this post is almost impossible to resist, but somehow I fought off the burning need. According to this blurb from Gamepro via GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Europe president and Chief Execu...   read

 
 
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You can do it, put your back into it

When I'm not quoting Ice Cube, I'm busy playing video games, much like many of you. I'll be honest: my back and neck hurt like nobody's business after long gaming sessions. It may seem like a job for our very own Captain Obvious to tell you...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: How do you know if a new Xbox 360 has HDMI? Read the box!

Now that we know that Xbox 360s are shipping with HDMI ports, gamers were wondering how we could be sure that the system inside the box would actually have the ports on it. The answer is simple: read the box.Joystiq hits us with a "why...   read

 
 
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Big shocker: Europe gets no Xbox 360 price cut

It didn't really come as a surprise when Microsoft announced an Xbox 360 price drop for this Wednesday and it should come as even less of a surprise to learn that once again Europe is left out in the cold. Talking to IGN, Microsoft gave a c...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Gamers do less homework

So it turns out that gamers do less homework than non-gamers? No sh*t, Sherlock. We needed a study to tell us this? The Universities of Michigan and Texas-Austin studied 1,500 children ages 10-19 to find these unimaginable results. It turn...   read

 
 
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Peter Moore unloads on Sony one last time before leaving Microsoft for EA

In the typical pimp fashion that we've all come to expect from him, Peter Moore couldn't help but volley on last criticism Sony's way, while getting things ready for his new home at Electronic Arts. During an interview with MCV...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Sony's Jack Tretton thinks the PlayStation 3 needs videogames

As you all know by now, the PlayStation 3 has its very own blog, which for the most part is used for Sony employees to say "oh hai guyz." Recently, however, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Jack Tretton, has put vir...   read

 
 
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