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Wait a minute, female gamers can have the same mindset as men!?

Don Ryan, the new COO at Oberon Media (AstroPop, Zuma Deluxe), has somehow come to the bizarre conclusion that women can be just as competitive as men. Maybe if they’re competing in a pot roast cook-off, amirite?"My experience at...   read

 
 
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Student's Atheism game does more harm than good

History and common sense teach us all a valuable lesson in dealing with people whose religious beliefs don't parallel your own: violence is only acceptable if you're willing and able to decimate the opposition. It appears that a University ...   read

 
 
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Tits or GTFO: Age of Conan devs apologize for shrinking in-game boobs

This story has been the best of my day so far. Apparently, Funcom, the developers behind Age of Conan, started to get complaints recently that the female characters in the game had decidedly smaller breasts than they had sported previously....   read

 
 
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Game Debate to the Death! Best and Worst Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer level?

Last week's Counter-Strike map debate was one of the few times I've ever seen readers so split on a topic. Not just one or two, but nearly every map voted for received as many negative votes as it did positive votes. It just goes to sh...   read

 
 
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ESRB gets a 'you suck' out of ten from former employee

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board -- known to you and I as the ESRB -- has come under fire from one its own ex-employees, who has provided a little rating of his own regarding the company's practices. Jerry Bonner worked as a full-ti...   read

 
 
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G4TV chooses their new Gamer Girl nominees (update)

[Editor's note - A contact at G4 confirmed that the top ten shown above are actually being submitted as nominees to be a new G4 host. Winning this contest does not guarantee that the winner actually gets a job at G4, so it looks like all te...   read

 
 
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The myth of casual gaming

"Casual gaming" is a term that has crept into the games industry and taken root with a rapid speed over the past year or so. The so-called casual gamer, a fantastical creature that will yield millions of enchanted dollars and magi...   read

 
 
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Developers should market to women?

We've all heard the legends, the hushed whispers emanating from herds of awestruck, greased con-goers, and the awe-inspiring tales of heroism at the hands of a mythic creature: the girl gamer. And while my feigned shock and awe simply serve...   read

 
 
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COD4 and Spore confirmed for Mac

The few PC exclusive gamers I know seem to constantly have their panties in the proverbial wad over the focus by developers on developing for consoles. Add the ceaseless struggle to have the most current (expensive) hardware into the mix an...   read

 
 
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Should kids be banned from videogames? New 'study' claims they should be

It's that time of the day, boys and girls, time for another bit of "research" that tells us all how mentally unhealthy videogames are. Today's slice of alarm-flavored study pie suggests that children under the age of seven should ...   read

 
 
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The Wii is dangerous: More dangerous than stupid doctors?

We've all heard about how dangerous videogames are from a variety of crackpots who vilify their violent content and penchant for teaching kids how to murder people, but it's not often that the virgin-white Wii is branded dangerous. Fortunat...   read

 
 
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The Queen loves the Wii: Really, what more can you say?

Apparently I'm expected to do this one, being English and all, but apparently the Queen of Great Britain is a big fan of the Nintendo Wii, getting hooked on the white funbox when she saw Prince William playing a game. Just writing about the...   read

 
 
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Videogames caused 9/11: Disgusting trailer for Moral Kombat documentary is bad

If you've been online for any decent amount of time, you surely will have heard about Moral Kombat, Spencer Halpin's documentary on videogames ... or rather, cultural assassination of videogames. With such unbiased and well-informed men as ...   read

 
 
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Boy punches his own mother over Halo 3: THAT'S how you finish the fight

A young Halo 3 fan has been accused of punching his mother after she forced him to stop playing. The boy was engrossed in Bungie's latest epic when he was told to end the session as it was getting late. When he refused, the youngster's moth...   read

 
 
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STFUAJPG: IDG 'thrilled' with E For All attendance

Poke around on the Internet, and you'll see a lot of videogaming Web sites throwing a negative spin on E for All's inaugural year. A few bloggers and journalists snapped a few photos of what appeared to be an empty Los Angeles convention ce...   read

 
 
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Revisited: Is the Wiimote overpriced?

Remember the buzz surrounding Nintendo's wiimote, and how the sum of its parts seemed a bit pricey, when  compared to what the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were offering?Well it appears that the talk is back, thanks in part to a rece...   read

 
 
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All is not well on the Halo 2 front: How to screw over gamers

It looks like you are going to have to dig just a little bit deeper into those shallow pockets of yours, if Bungie has anything to do with it.  Not only were online ranked matches reset, but something a bit more sinister came to light....   read

 
 
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Left 4 Dead gameplay footage plus bonus nerdy commentary

Some random geeks from 1UP have gotten their hands on Left 4 Dead, the upcoming co-op zombie game where you can either play as the small group of survivors or the neverending hordes of zombies trying to prevent said humans from finding the...   read

 
 
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Destructoid forum member snags Pokmon Pearl early

Forum member Attix recently posted in this thread stating that he had got himself a copy of Pokémon Pearl for the Nintendo DS a few days prior to its official release. Like clockwork, the standard "Pics or it didn't happen&...   read

 
 
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Hackers continue to ruin Valve?

I've said this a few times, but back in college I lived and breathed Counter-Strike. In fact, I'd even say I majored in the damn game. Well, one of the biggest turn-offs to me, after a while, was the rampant hacking and cheating tha...   read

 
 
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Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword gameplay or Who moved the dragon-ninja cheese?

Will Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword be the most awkward franchise sequel ever or will I have to eat my words with poison darts and Cocoa Puffs? I doubt it -- this new video suggests that the gameplay is the equivalent of eating chicken broth w...   read

 
 
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STFUAJPG contest winners!

KICKASS! A year ago we were stoked to get a single comment on Destructoid, and last week's STFUAJPG contest soared to over 200 comments. What an honor! Here were the three winners, with their winning pictures in the gallery below. Firs...   read

 
 
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STFUAJPG contest

You might have seen "STFUAJPG" before, but what does it mean? It's a secret.   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Study of studies says video games don't cause violence

Considering violent behavior has been around since the day we crawled out of the primordial goo, the notion that video games caused or led to an increase in violent behavior often made those of us with a drop of common sense roll our eyes a...   read

 
 
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The curious trademarks of Blizzard

While all has been moderately quiet on the Diablo 3 front, there has been some recent legal activity from Blizzard's trademark lawyers. The names "Frostmorne" and "Darkmoon Faire" were recently registered, as spotted...   read

 
 
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