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The year was 2007. My friends and I had built up a decent readership for Destructoid, hell-bent on beating sites like 1UP (RIP) GameDaily (RIP) and Joystiq (RIP) while all holding down other day jobs and/or skipping college classes. My boss...

 
 
 
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Deaf Resident Evil composer admits he is no longer deaf

"Japan's Beethoven," the famous, deaf composer who for two decades has passed off someone else's work as his own, has admitted that he is no longer deaf, but maintains that he really was deaf. This statement comes after allegations by Mamor...

 
 
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Ghost writer: Fraudulent Resident Evil composer not deaf

Yesterday, we found out famed deaf Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragochi (Resident Evil Director's Cut: Dual Shock Version, Onimusha), known as "Japan's Beethoven," has actually had someone writing his compositions for the last 18 years, inc...

 
 
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Deaf Resident Evil composer didn't write his own music

Here's a weird one. Mamoru Samuragochi, composer for Resident Evil: Director's Cut (1997) and Onimusha: Warlords (2001), was hailed as "Japan's Beethoven." Like the troublesome St. Bernard, Samuragochi lost his hearing completely at the age...

 
 
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Pitchford encourages Aliens: Colonial Marines PR tactics

Randy Pitchford is far from ashamed that Aliens: Colonial Marines looked nowhere near as good in real life as it did in highly scripted showcase demos, going so far as to encourage the industry to do it more. According to the Gearbox CEO, t...

 
 
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Study claims piracy isn't as bad as publishers tell you

The Electronic Software Association will tell you piracy is so bad, 10 million nefarious downloads of 200 games can happen in a single month. According to an independent study, the ESA might be overestimating by a considerable mar...

 
 
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Hypocrisy: The Sun calls 3DS the greatest console ever

British tabloid The Sun came out strong against the 3DS when it first launched several years ago, going above and beyond the call of sleazy duty to try and prove it was harmful, disorienting, and unpleasant to use. Today? Today, it's the be...

 
 
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SEGA admits Colonial Marines trailers are unreflective

Following an upheld complaint with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, SEGA Europe has admitted that trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines do not reflect the game's final (shoddy) content.  The complaint was upheld by a Reddit us...

 
 
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Anonymous whistle blower claims Gearbox stole from SEGA

[Update: Just to make it clear, I have been able to corroborate the basic information presented by "Danielson," not his more editorialized opinions. I can't back his claims of "embezzlement" -- likely more an emotional response on his part ...

 
 
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Developer: Gearbox lied to SEGA, 2K over Colonial Marines

It's fair to say the Aliens: Colonial Marines story has been a fascinating one. From the years of hype, to the negative reviews, to the later confusion over who actually developed the game, there's a lot of mystery and controversy afoot. He...

 
 
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Randy Pitchford has only time for Colonial Marines praise

While the Internet at large still waits for Randy Pitchford -- or anybody -- from Gearbox to come clean and explain what went wrong with Aliens: Colonial Marines, the studio CEO has decided his best course of action is to display conte...

 
 
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Randy Pitchford doesn't like being called a liar

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford raised his head above cover today, making a few indirect Tweets regarding the controversial Aliens: Colonial Marines launch. While he didn't provide an explanation or an apology, he did make it clear that he does...

 
 
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Jimquisition: A-LIE-ns: Colonial Marines

Waking through Gearbox's walkthrough of Aliens: Colonial Marines. That is, the Aliens: Colonial Marines Gearbox wanted the world to believe in, not the one that actually happened. While demo footage is not representative of the f...

 
 
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Leland Yee: Gamers have no credibility in violence debate

Leland Yee, a man famous for lying about videogames and draining huge amounts of tax money in his war on the industry, has suggested those affected by his bullshit should keep their mouths shut. According to the hypocritical liar, we care f...

 
 
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NRA attacks videogames in Sandy Hook response

The National Rifle Association today held a press conference to cover its apparently cowardly hide in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which media pundits have already gleefully pinned the blame for on violent videogames. Naturally, the...

 
 
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The War Z no longer available to buy on Steam

Following complaints of wrongful advertising and mismanagement of the Steam community, controversial MMO The War Z is no longer available to buy from Steam. Yep, it's gone! The game is still listed as available, but any attempt to find the ...

 
 
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The War Z devs silence dissent, alter Steam store page

Following accusations of lying about its game, The War Z developer Hammerpoint has compounded its guilt by silencing dissent any way it can. On both their official forums and the Steam board, anybody criticizing the game has been eradi...

 
 
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The War Z launches on Steam amid accusations of fraud

The launch of a survival-based zombie MMO should be a joyous occasion, with children singing songs of gratitude and greatness. With The War Z's arrival on Steam, however, the only songs being sung are those of deceit and betrayal. ...

 
 
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Nintendo says third party games look much better on Wii U

Reggie Fils-Aime took to CNN this weekend to deliver a steaming plate of juicy lies. In a talk with Kristie Lu Stout, the beefy boss of Nintendo of America claimed that the Wii U's third-party games looked "dramatically" better than v...

 
 
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Molyneux struggles to see Nintendo do anything amazing

His Royal Highness, the Lord King of Promise Land, has issued a majestic decree that Nintendo is not doing anything impressive to his noble eyes. Claiming the Wii U does nothing to make him rush out and buy it, the creator of Error Accessin...

 
 
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On-disc DLC allegedly found for Resident Evil 6

Despite Capcom pledging to reassess its downloadable content practices and step away from selling stuff it's already shipped to us, modders claim to have caught it in a lie. According to those who've cracked into the code, Resident Evil 6 i...

 
 
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Ubisoft claims 95% piracy rate, will go Free to Play

Ubisoft, the worst PC publisher on the planet, is now claiming that it suffers a 93-95% piracy rate on the platform. As a response, CEO Yves Guillemot promises it will jump into the free-to-play market.  "The advantage of F2P is that w...

 
 
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EA vs. Zynga: EA claims it's a game industry defender!

Electronic Arts' delusions of grandeur have reached new heights this week, as the company continues to milk its lawsuit against Zynga for cheap applause and gamer cred. Its latest claim? The lawsuit positions Electronic Arts as the industry...

 
 
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Origin cheapening IP with discounts up to 87.5%

Just the other week, Origin head honcho David DeMartini was having a pop at Valve by suggesting that its huge Steam sales cheapen the intellectual property involved and that we won't see EA's service playing a similar card. Today? Origin ha...

 
 




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Mike Sounders

So last night in FF XII, I went through some areas, ended up in a giant crystal with a maze of green paths? How much farther do I have until the end of the game roughly? (No spoilers please)

 
Pixie The Fairy

My review of Costlemark Tower in

 
Alphadeus

Joy Ride (2018) - This is the kind of music I imagine would play while cruising through Just a feel-good, happy My album is near The songs are ready I Will be released soon ^^

 
house4lyfe

What are you listening today? Whether at work, home, or driving in my car I almost always have music playing in the I will choose it depending on my mood at the My choice for this Thursday:

 
Tohsaka

D1C, this

 
Greenhornet214

Current status

 
WILFoftheblues

My Aunt died last night from lung She had a horrible painful She smoked like a chimney from a teenager until Jan when she was told she was dying from lung Please dont Its a awful

 
Chris Hovermale

One of the reasons I love video games is experiencing ridiculous fantasies such as watching television all day alongside a still not sure what Game Freak was Nor am I sure why I bought that game as a

 
mullon

Okay what about this: a video game with weather patterns that match the weather going on outside your house, or does the opposite of what is going on outside your house?

 
 

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