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Totally real proof that video games are the ultimate cause of our society's ills

Those of you who decried Jack Thompson’s claims that video games incite people to violence are finally about to get your comeuppance. Just take a gander at this enormous and entirely irrefutable list of crimes, each of which was clearly inspired by video games. With entries dating as far...

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Kojima wants to get psychological with MGS4

December’s issue of Game Informer features an in-depth interview with Metal Gear Solid guru Hideo Kojima, in which he discusses Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. One of the PS3’s most highly anticipated titles, as well as what is to be the last game in the Metal Gear series...

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Transform your Xbox 360 into an Atari 2600

If you're like us, you've been indulging yourself in that Xbox Live Arcade a little more often than would be considered healthy, and you're loving every minute of it. Of course, if you're like us, you also inevitably get that sinking feeling that you just paid $400 for nothing more than...

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So whatever happened to the next Game Boy?

I've been looking through Joystiq's archives quite thoroughly lately, and no matter how many articles I see speculating on future hardware—including ones not even remotely announced—I can't seem to find anything relating to the next iteration of the Game Boy, aside from one tiny piece...

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Iwata expects Rev controller to become the standard gaming interface

CNN's Chris Morris recently took a shot at those eight Revolution controller demos that everyone's been raving about since TGS, and offered a few pennies for the thoughts of a few of Nintendo's higher-ups in the process. His insights on the controller itself aren't anything we haven't heard...

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Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity auction raises $82,000

Last night's Child's Play charity auction hosted by Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade fame was a resounding success, with the final takings amounting to $82,100, almost five times the amount raised during last year's auction. Items up for grabs included limited edition Cardboard Tube Samurai laser...

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What gaming gifts are you giving this holiday season?

We've always been told that it's better to give than to receive, though we're not quite sure why that is. At the very least, it's sure to regain you some of those karma points you lost for exclusively running down grandmothers in San Andreas. But as gamers ourselves we know better than anyone...

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Presenting DS Fanboy, Joystiq's newest crazed sibling

There's been a lot of fresh new faces in the Joystiq household as of late, and today we're proud to bring you the freshest: DS Fanboy, where touching is always good. In their quest to unearth all the facts, fiction, and FUD surrounding Nintendo's dual-screened marvel they'll tirelessly...

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Circuit City receiving limited Xbox 360 replenishments

According to several tipsters, Circuit City has just received a new shipment of Xbox 360s which are available to be specially ordered on a first come, first served basis. Here's the catch: the warehouses that service several states each are only getting about 170 units per distributor, so...

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Joystiq takes Highest Honors at Spike VGAs, finishes dead last

Though last night's Spike TV Video Game Awards were an unmitigated travesty and an affront to the dignity of true gamers everywhere, the undisputed highlight of the night was not the 2005 Game of the Year As Chosen By Spike TV's Marketing Department, but the heavily contested revelation of...

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