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PSA: Don't preorder a game based on a preview, ever

Games journalism criticism is a young field of business. As with any emerging practice it often likes to talk about itself, not because games writers are pretentious masturbatory bastards, but because we care to do the best job possible for...

 
 
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IGN parent company to shutter 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO

IGN laid off several members of its editorial team today. The move follows IGN's recent sale to Ziff Davis Media, which also plans to close subsidiaries 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO as a part of the restructuring.  "Our goal is to do fewer th...

 
 
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PS4 Megaton: Tameem Antoniades loses the DmC Dante hair

While some argue the PlayStation 4 reveal event wasn't as full of megaton announcements as it should have been, many glossed over one important and startling bit of news -- Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades has hacked off the hair upon ...

 
 
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EA + Tabloid = Half-naked woman in Crysis 3 bodypaint

The Sun loves to talk about how dangerous those violent videogames are, and frequently runs stories vilifying interactive entertainment for inspiring crime and teaching the youth of Britain all sorts of terrible things. Still, that won't st...

 
 
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Terraria celebrates XBLA/PSN release by sending pebbles

We certainly get sent all manner of weird tat and nonsense in our role as semi-professional videogame jesters, and sometimes it's just ridiculous enough to achieve the desired effect and get a post. Here's 505 Games, literally sending me ru...

 
 
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David Jaffe launches glorious verbal attack on CNN anchor

Last week, we talked about how CNN anchor Erin Burnett desperately tried to link videogames to violent crime, attempting as she did to lead a psychologist into agreeing with her, and appearing flustered when he didn't. She wants her viewers...

 
 
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Ziff Davis buys IGN

j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis has acquired IGN, following months of rumors that News Corp, run by billionaire tyrant Rupert Murdoch, was looking to offload the site in a "restructuring" plan. IGN, of course, also owns AskMen and GameSpy, ...

 
 
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Whoa! A gun violence talk that does NOT blame games!

It might be easy to label all major news pundits as being dangerously ignorant of videogames, especially when it concerns sexual or violent content. However, we ought to know better than to paint everyone with the same broad brush strokes. ...

 
 
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CNN host tries and fails to link videogames to violence

CNN's Erin Burnett last night tried desperately to make a psychologist blame videogames for gun violence, attempting to coerce him into agreeing with her that "violent" games make people more likely to kill.  "There's a saying that gu...

 
 
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Objectify A Male Tech Writer Day [Update]

[Update: Leigh Alexander has decided to call off the event, following an examination of potential risks. It's been proposed that the event alienates those who do not neatly fit into the straight male and straight female dynamic, not to ment...

 
 
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Some guy: Xbox might be sold to Sony, Microsoft is ruined

Remember that guy who said Microsoft's Xbox division cannot be sustained by the company? Well, here comes another analyst with the same suggestion, going so far as to believe rival Sony could acquire the brand. Them's some damning words! "T...

 
 
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The biggest videogame controversies of 2012

Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos?  We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of the year, though ...

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting

As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and are onto a game ...

 
 
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Mass Effect and more attacked over school shooting

Yesterday, the mainstream media sunk to a new low in its rush to build the latest death circus. Following a horrific school shooting in a Connecticut kindergarten, news sources -- chiefly CNN -- jumped to dangerous speculation, with reporte...

 
 
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism

Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity wasn't due the...

 
 
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Check out these gaming blogs and discover happiness

I came across Destructoid back in 2006. At the time, it was barely a blip on the industry's radar. It was just a pack of dedicated bloggers with a rebellious streak. Now, this site has seen at least a dozen of its own graduate and pursue ot...

 
 
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From a bag of Doritos to a bag of dirty laundry

Who knew that a picture of a man sat next to a bag of Doritos could snowball into anger, humiliation, and intrigue? The most startling thing about this industry is that the biggest of avalanches can erupt from the humblest of places, and so...

 
 
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Game Critics announce 'Best of E3 2012' nominees

Every year, judges selected from a variety of outlets (including Destructoid) are asked to vote for their favorite games shown at E3. The nominations are in and you can probably guess who made the cut for the "best in show" top prize. ...

 
 
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E3: NINTENDO USES ELECTRICAL CORDS, CONFIRMED!

Holly Green and I took a step outside the convention center today and spotted a bunch of crates for Nintendo's booth. We knew we had to share with you the contents of these crates, so we ducked security to snap some photos. All for you, dea...

 
 
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E3 memories: Some we regret, some we don't

E3 is a week of great stories. Unfortunately, it's also a week of unbelievable stress and drinking so a lot of those stories die out along with the brain cells that contained them. Luckily, I managed to wrangle out a couple stories from Des...

 
 
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What does a game journalist do at E3?

As you sprint down a crowded hallway and come to a bottleneck of human traffic at the escalator, you have a brief moment to check your pockets. Bulky notepad in the back, uncomfortably shaped voice recorder in the right, cell phone in th...

 
 
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Daily Mail: Gamers 'trained' to shoot people in the head

In a new story titled, "Are we creating a generation of murderers?," the panic merchants at the Daily Mail implies that hardcore gamers are "trained" to accurately shoot real firearms. The tabloid call this a "shocking revelation" due to&nb...

 
 
 
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Capcom has broken the street date for Devil May Cry HD

So I was walking into my friendly neighborhood Gamestop today for my weekly PS2/GCN/DS game run, and I happened to see a brand new shrinkwrapped copy of the Devil May Cry HD Collection -- a game that was slated to be released next week...

 
 
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Nobody knows when Super Mario Bros. came out in the US?

As much as our own Jim Sterling would like to distance himself from the label, what Destructoid and other game sites and blogs do is technically games journalism. However, when it comes the hardcore investigative research that your mind con...

 
 




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Interesting Gaming Fact of the Day: In 1965 Gunpei Yokoi was hired by Nintendo as an assembly line His hobby of inventing toys caught the attention of then president Hiroshi Yokoi would later go on to head R&D1 and create the Game

 
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May do trivia tonight - any suggestions for snazzy team names?

 
Dwavenhobble

Now Im not going to say this was my doing but I started shouting about WB and the charity DLC issue today and Warner Brothers changes their mind hours after I Not to the best solution but not one where they profit from it

 
Guerrilla

So, I found a ridiculous article from a shitty tabloid about the latest Senran Kagura The whole article is pretty judgemental and seems intent on fanning some mild Judging by the results of the poll they posted, I’m not sure it

 
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