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Recognizing Gamers

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers

[Originally published in 2007, one of my favorites from Destructoid's Golden Archives! -Niero] It used to be a lot easier to stereotype a gamer. It used to be that all that was needed was some greasy hair, thick glasses, and a few faintly v...   read

 
 
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Suck it, Dale!

What now?!   read

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: The World's Hardest Game

Warning: The following may not be suitable for minors who are living completely happy lives. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to play this game if you have any other plans for the rest of your night, or if you or your family has a h...   read

 
 
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Monday (mutilation) Mind Teasers: Karoshi series

Last week we played through a game where your future self torments you. This week we just plain old fashion torment ourselves. "Karoshi" is a Japanese word for "death by overwork" and with our hard working staff home fro...   read

 
 
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New No More Heroes 2 trailers are over 24 hours old

What do you do when you're a professional blogger JOURNALIST and you come across something that you think is really cool, but you know that it's already days old? Do you ignore it, preventing the blog-o-sphere from accusing you of being a b...   read

 
 
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Get your ass to PAX! No More Heroes 2 playable at PAX 2009

I'm so frickin' jealous of all of you that will be at PAX 2009 this weekend. Unfortunately, one of my stupid friends decided to get stupid-married and I'll be at his stupid-wedding in NYC next Saturday, when instead I should be living out m...   read

 
 
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Peripherally Speaking: Nyko's Perfect Shot

Three things you should know about me before reading this: I hate doing stuff I don't feel like doing (some call it laziness, I call it "strong willed"), I'm a sucker for free stuff, and I hate gaming peripherals. Those are the th...   read

 
 
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Tabula Rasa creator sues NCSoft for $24 million

Richard Garriott leaving NCSoft late last year came as a bit of a surprise to some, but surely not to others. He certainly didn't sound pissed about it all after coming back from his trip into space, but he's clearly pissed about it now, be...   read

 
 
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Rocky and Bullwinkle, Battlezone on XBLA this Wednesday

Those of you who keep up with Xbox Live Arcade on a regular basis are probably wondering how last week's stellar game could ever be topped, right? Well, it seems that the people involved with scheduling releases knew it was too impossible o...   read

 
 


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Titan Quest developer folds, Diablo fans saw at their wrists

Most hardcore Diablo fans have accepted that the titanic success of World of Warcraft means there will likely never be a Diablo 3, but we have tried to sate our addiction with Diablo-clones. Titan Quest was one of these and was in fact fair...   read

 
 
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Valve speaks on recent software territory violations

It seems that Valve's territorial control for The Orange Box and other software has caused a bit of trouble for gamers who opted to import to save a few dollars. Some gamers found out about this territorial control the hard way after purcha...   read

 
 
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30% of Xbox 360 consoles are made of FAIL

Listening to Microsoft might lead you to believe that all is roses and sunshine in the world of the Xbox 360. After all, the company's never been slow to claim that the old 'red rings of death' problem afflicting Xbox 360 machi...   read

 
 
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Where is your God now? Nintendo consoles outsell Sony 5 to 1 in May

In hindsight, I suppose making the world's most powerful consoles for both the home theater and portable gaming seemed like a bright idea.  When you have the best system in the business, how could you go wrong?  Who knew that ...   read

 
 
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 2

Welcome, my friends, to the second part of Destructoid's ongoing field guide to the anthropology of the various modern gamer sub-species.  Before we go on with this week's study, I must confess that only one of the two breeds I had pla...   read

 
 
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ZOMG!!! Just hit play

Look I drink...and from time to time, I end up fighting a dog. At one time I was 38 & 2 until the sport was outlawed. I don't remember many of the fights, so this video was nice to see. This dog has mad skills.[Thanks NamelessTed]   read

 
 
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MI-6 Conference 2007: BK lampoons GameDaily, talks viral poultry

Day One's afternoon session saw the official conference welcome from Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Peter Moore in which he intro'd the keynote speaker: one Russ Klein, head marketing cheese at Burger King.Citizen Moore praised BK's ...   read

 
 
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New Splinter Cell: Conviction scans; Ubisoft devs crap on the PS3 [Update]

Sam's gone emo. He's also kicking ass in broad daylight and fighting crime by hurling the entire Ikea catalog at the bad guys. A Finnish gaming magazine scored an exclusive look at Splinter Cell: Conviction, noting new gameplay alo...   read

 
 
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UK GAME stores still oblivious; plot thickens

Intrigued by Summa's report on the U.K. and Ireland's biggest gaming retail chain, GAME , not stocking Friday's PS3 release of Oblivion, I decided to make a stand for my fellow countrymen and look further into the issue. While...   read

 
 
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The guilty pleasures of gaming

The word hardcore when applied to gamers tends to paint a picture of a person who plays games like Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and Gears of War, not someone who sits with his little Nintendo DS and plays hours of Cooking Mama or Super Princess ...   read

 
 
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My moves are killer, son!

Behold the mighty power of the Dance Dance Revolution. With the sacred moves passed down from geek to geek, a young man will face his enemies and move in time with the music. Watch as enemies cower before the might of DDR Kid! Another swe...   read

 
 
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Rosenblum pleads not guilty, to be put under house arrest

To update the alleged happenings of one very allegedly stupid person, GameLife's Andrew Rosenblum has pleaded not guilty to three counts of threatening to commit a crime and has had his bail placed at $50,000. Once Rosenblum is released...   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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PS3 so hot they're practically giving them away in the UK

OK, well maybe hot is stretching it. How does desperate sound? According to MCV, a few UK retail outlets have slashed their PlayStation 3 prices in order to get rid of that big black meanie box. Here are the juicy details:“PS3 perfor...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's top mistakes ... evil grin

Attention Nintendo fanboys and gals, your precious little company is not perfect. Hell, nobody is, including me, which I know is very hard to believe. Thankfully, Games Radar has put together a list to keep all little fanatics in check. He...   read

 
 
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