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I am exceptionally wary of ridiculously titled games. They have a tendency to be exceptionally awful. Still, I made an attempt to swallow my prejudice and dig into the latest installment in the Castlevania series.  I pla...   read

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Thanks to my semi-adolescent brain, mech battles are easily some of the most awesome of which I can conceive. The notion of pitting giant robots with lasers, machine guns, and jets against one another is at the top of my...   read
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Starting today, PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to 12 games to play for (kinda) free. They include some pretty big titles, such as Saints Row 2, Just Cause 2, and inFamous 2.  This is a pretty exciting step...   read
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Trying to communicate the concept of Wii U, and what can really be done with the tech, is not an easy task. As with Wii Sports and the original Wii before it, Nintendo is hoping to demonstrate the potential of the gamepad/tab...   read
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As I'm sure you're all very well aware, Nintendo's E3 press conference was this morning, and while Batman: Arkham City was one of the very first games announced for the Wii U, today we got a peek at some of the added features...   read

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It seems pre-order bonuses are becoming more and more common these days. Today, in addition to giving gamers a taste of what to expect with the latest entry in their Medal of Honor franchise, EA announced several bonuses.&nbs...   read

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I think we can all agree that the biggest news of today was the announcement of the fifth Humble Indie Bundle. Bastion, Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia,and Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery.  That is absolutely un...   read

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  Watch Video Yeah. Today was kinda off. We had a pretty nice mix of news, including a couple new games, patches, and other awesome little tidbits. Sadly, we also saw the lay-off of everyone at 38 and Bighuge Games. The hearts of everyone ...   read

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The closed beta for the new MMOFPS, World of Mercenaries opens today. Created by Polish Developer City Interactive, WoM is a "teamwork focused" shooter based on Unreal Engine 3.  Seeking to enter the super-crowded class-...   read

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I love laptops. They are great for LANs, they allow me to play games on trains and planes, and most importantly, they don't weigh 80 trillion pounds. Sadly, laptops are almost always worse than desktops in terms of raw power....   read
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So today some Unreal Engine 4 stuff surfaced, but I thought most of the pictures look pretty ehhhhhhhhh. Especially after the amazingness that was the "Samaritan" demo video, shown last year. Visual fidelity is nice, but it's...   read

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There's been a lot going on at the intersection of gaming and politics recently. SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and now CISPA, our recent Supreme Court win, and the like have given us all a lot of reason to hope and to remain on our guard...   read
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So the big news of today is that Bethesda, the prolific developers or the Elder Scrolls series and the revival of the Fallout games is making an MMO. A move that will probably surprise no one.  I cannot emphasize enough ...   read

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Defending games and gamers isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s the popular press whipped into frenzy by politicians looking for a scapegoat and sometimes it’s corporations looking to squeeze a few extra bucks to make...   read
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Most of our readers will remember our SOPA/PIPA blackout in January. Destructoid was joined by little-known sites like Wikipedia to protest the twin bills SOPA and PIPA that were working their way through the US House and Sen...   read

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Reviewing headphones is probably one of the better parts about working for Destructoid. At the absolute worst, it gives me an excuse to watch some of my favorite movies, listen to great music, and play some games. No stres...   read
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Tons of great stuff for you broskidudes today. We have contests, awesome community things, tons of news, a review an explanation behind the total lack of Halo movie. So... yeah. Get up onz this.Destructoid Original: ...   read

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  Watch Video Did you know that Team Fortress 2 had a backstory? Me neither. Apparently Valve's been fleshing out via comics since 2010. It's oddly interesting, and brings order to one of the most chaotic kill-a-thons in modern gaming.  Still wondering what all this hat business is about...   read

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  Watch Video Starkey here, with yet another Firefall post. This time, we have a video discussing how the people at Red 5 Studios are planning to create a strong sense of community by using a unique method of content deployment.It's a pret...   read

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Rebellion is a standalone expansion to the 2008 strategy game of the year, Sins of a Solar Empire. Elaborating upon the bare-bones story from the first title and subsequent DLC, adding two new classes of ships, thre...   read
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Mass Effect 3's ending is back in the news. Again. Apparently the BBB agrees with fans about false advertising, and I'm going to leave it alone, because if I say anything again, people will probably accuse me of tak...   read

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  Watch Video A new trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter surfaced earlier today. It's mostly gameplay, though it doesn't show anything that looks really new or unique. Still, it looks fabulous, if I do say so myself.If you haven't h...   read

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  Watch Video Ancient Greece is one of the most fascinating time-place combinations. It brought us the beginnings of calculus, philosophy, democracy, and an incredibly rich and vibrant culture that has managed to survive in one form or ano...   read
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  Watch Video Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the long-awaited standalone expansion to the 2008 4X strategy game, is due out June 12. The expansion will be adding three new factions, two new classes of ships, an additional battleship fo...   read

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Many of you lucky folk are probably going to PAX East this weekend. I hate you. Here I am, in my last semester of college with friggin' papers to write and midterms and crap. Screw you. All of you. Also have fun. And be ...   read

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Lone Survivor, the game Mr. Sterling-the-Hutt claimed was more Silent Hill than Silent Hill, has a soundtrack that is available now on BandCamp. The album is $6.99 and has 19 atmospheric tracks. Also, of note for those audiophiles out there, FLAC is a download option. So, if that's your jam, you should probably get on it.   read

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This Friday, Dungeon Defenders will be getting new DLC that contains skins inspired by the Penny Arcade strip. Included in the pack are Tycho, Annarchy, Jim Darkmagic, and Gabe's alter-ego, the Cardboard Tube Samurai.If you'r...   read

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  Watch Video So I decided to go with something very personally relevant today (i.e. a story about getting the f*** to sleep), because this is something I seem to be struggling with. Maybe I just need to have Samuel L. Jackson come and ser...   read

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Remember Firefall? That game I've been talking about for what seems like forever? Well, Red5 is going to be at PAX East showing it off for attendees. It will be the first public demo of the invite-only beta. Anyone who s...   read

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Rovio, of Angry Birds fame, has now acquired the game studio arm of the Futuremark. The latter company, mostly known for 3DMark, PCMark, and Peacekeeper, has been doing pretty well for themselves in the gamespace after t...   read

 

About Daniel Starkeyone of us since 2:41 PM on 12.27.2006

Some say he never sleeps and eats only gourmet amaretto cupcakes. Others claim he's a hyperactive optimist. To citizens of the Destructoid empire, though, he's Captain Starkey, Intergalactic Games Journalist.


Disclosure: In my undergrad at the University of Minnesota, I did do PR and event promotion for Microsoft. It does not and has not affected any of the pieces I have written, but it is something that you, as a reader, should know.
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