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Famitsu: PS Vita memory cards are a 'requirement'

When a company sells an optional add-on to a product, one usually assumes that it is just that -- optional. According to Famitsu, however, the PlayStation Vita's expensive memory cards aren't something you can just ignore, with some games r...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 3 PS3 didn't come with 1943 as promised

Earlier in the year, Electronic Arts said (via Sony's Jack Tretton) that Battlefield 3 on the PS3 would ship with a free copy of Battlefield 1943 -- a potentially sweet selling point for the deal-conscious gamer. Well, it wasn't u...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Used Videogames Have A Right To Exist

Publishers would have you believe that used games are the biggest threat to the games industry. Even gamers will sympathize with these huge companies and equate the used market with piracy. Unlike piracy, however, used games have plenty of...   read

 
 
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Driver: San Francisco dev defends 'always on' DRM

Ubisoft Reflections founder Martin Edmonson has defended "Always On" DRM, which requires gamers to permanently be online so they can constantly prove their innocence to Ubisoft. Despite Driver: San Francisco relaxin...   read

 
 
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Risen goes on sale, Steam runs out of activation keys

Deep Silver's roleplaying game Risen is currently on sale for Steam right now, but we're advising you not to buy it. Not because of the game's quality, but because if you buy it right now, you won't be able to play it. Apparently failing to...   read

 
 
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So, looks like Apple may charge for iPad OS updates

Not content to release a $700 slab of pointlessness, it appears Apple will be following a business model familiar to iPod Touch users and cheekily charge users for future firmware upgrades. The implication comes from Apple's EULA, which was...   read

 
 
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Dear 360 owners, don't use unauthorized memory devices

Planning to update your 360 as part of the Microsoft Preview Program that is kicking into gear next week so that you can hang out with the cool kids over Twitter and do other awesome stuff that people not in the preview program can't do? So...   read

 
 
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Subscribed to EGM? Enjoy your new Maxim subscription!

EGM died a painful and cruel death, but its legacy has been done justice. Those still subscribed to the (officially) dead magazine need not worry that their money was spent unwisely, because instead of EGM, they will now instead be receivin...   read

 
 
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The most blatant PSP rip-off the world will ever see

Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce the Geda VX690HD, perhaps the most blatantly obvious rip-off in the world. You almost have to congratulate Geda for summoning the kind of stones required to release a system that doesn't even try and l...   read

 
 
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Rumortoid: Nolan Bushnell to keynote ScrewAttack Gaming Conference

You'd never believe what happened to me today: I was out jogging with pineapples (as I usually start my week) when I slammed head-first into a six foot bird. He began spewing all kinds of nonsense about an Ironman of Gaming so I challenged ...   read

 
 
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Gamestop: Ending second-hand sales will 'upset' customers

The debate over second-hand games rages on, and if you are a regular reader of Destructoid, you'll quickly learn that most of us don't quite see eye-to-eye with EA, David Braben and Epic on this one. Second-hand games are awesome, and the g...   read

 
 
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Yoink!: UPS employees lifting GTA IV

It seems that the parade of pundits angrily shaking their fists as they list the myriad ways in which videogames would be the downfall of civilization may have been on to something. According to the fine folks at Ars not even 24 hours befor...   read

 
 
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Arizona man pays $400 for Wii, opens box to find a block of wood

I'm not sure what annoys me more: the fact that this poor guy was duped by some jerk who decided to sell him a $400 chunk of firewood, or that the writer from ABC calls the item "A Wii game" repeatedly in her article about the inc...   read

 
 
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Nintendo DS involved in a price-fixing scandal in Japan

Worry not; Nintendo isn't the bad guy here. But you should know that your precious Nintendo DS is somehow involved in a price fixing scandal between two LCD makers in Japan.Sharp and Hitachi, two of Japan's largest electronics companies, we...   read

 
 
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The nominees for ScrewAttack's first annual Shitty Ass Game of the Year Awards

Our friends at ScrewAttack are holding their first annual Shitty Ass Game of the Year Awards, or SAGYs for short. All the games on the SAGY list were nominated by gamers and anyone can vote on which game they think was the worst of 2007. Vo...   read

 
 
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ScrewAttack takes a look at PS3 exclusives ... Yeah, I know (Audio NSFW)

It has been out for a year and has a massive library of exclusive games, and by massive I mean I have been in Chad's Jeep with more people (This sad joke is actually true). It is the PSTriples. Our friends at ScrewAttack show us an honest a...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero III DLC revealed: We gotta fight the powers that be

Thanks to the lads at Official Xbox Magazine we've got word of three upcoming packs of DLC for Guitar Hero III. The OXM kids make buckets of cash for doing this sort of thing, so let's let them tell it:Expect a Foo Fighters pack with All My...   read

 
 
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E For All: Video wrapup

Although the conference is over, many of us still wake up in the middle of the night, fearing yet another day on the show floor of E for All awaits us. In an effort to get closure and put an end to these nightmares, I have put together an o...   read

 
 
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BBC thinks that games are serious business

I was totally unaware that the BBC got owned in the face when it was revealed that a number of its phone-in competitions were fakes. That's hilarious, especially as the good old British Broadcasting Corporation is a huge pile of rubbish tha...   read

 
 
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Announcing our new Destructoid editors: Florian Eckhardt and Eliza Gauger

In 2006, two of the greatest voices in video game blogging were lost in a freak Wiring accident. We mourned, but everything happens for a reason. By the great power of Chtulhu and advances in robotics, these two enigmas now return to finish...   read

 
 
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Puzzle Quest coming to the Wii? Only if Jesus loves me

I used to think that only licensed games and Geometry Wars were released on every single console availble. Thankfully, I see the error of my ways, and have repented of my ignorant and pagan ways. Now, behold the glory of the 4 consoles in 1...   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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