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Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt found their own w...

 
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The Weekend Hotness

The Weekend Hotness: Eating with Dale around the world

Games at TGS? I don't give a toss. Dale, please post more photos of the wonderful food you've been enjoying. Do an entire post just on that. My inner foodie hungers. Elsewhere this weekend, Jim Sterling starts Doorways on Now Bloody Playing...

 
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The Daily Hotness

The Daily Hotness: Bohemian Gravity

You could spend many years in grad school accruing massive amounts of debt to earn a master's degree in quantum physics. Or you could watch an a cappella parody of "Bohemian Rhapsody" that condenses all the material in six minutes. Your ch...

 
Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs photo
Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs

Mario SpaghettiOs!? Are we back in the 80s!?

I thought this was a joke. It's not a joke. Campbell's has partnered with Nintendo to release Mario-branded SpaghettiOs. Why, yes, it is the year 2013. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you couldn't toss a penny down a supermarket aisle w...

 
Videri String Quartet photo
Videri String Quartet

Videri String Quartet plays game music with class

Do you like you game arrangements to have a flair for the classical? Then check out Videri String Quartet, a four-piece string cover band ready to dazzle you with their sensible covers of classic game tunes. After receiving a warm receptio...

 
Shantae photo
Shantae

Inti Creates contributing art to both new Shantae games

We all owe WayForward an apology. We haven't been paying the Kickstarter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero much attention because Mighty No. 9 gobbled up everyone's focus. I knew weeks in advance that WayForward was planning to launch some kind ...

 
Mega Man music photo
Mega Man music

Mega Man is getting two more anniversary albums

As excited as everyone is to watch the Mighty No. 9 train roll on through, there are still some admittedly cool -- and admittedly non-game -- things coming down the Mega Man pipeline. Capcom has commissioned another pair of 25th anniversary...

 
Mighty No. 9
You better believe I've had my eyeballs on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter like a vulture. I wanted to spread the news as soon as the console port goal was finally cleared. That's right! Mere minutes ago, the donation amount cro...   read

Gotta Catch 'Em All photo
Gotta Catch 'Em All

Start hunting! Pokemon's 'Gotta Catch 'Em All' event

Pokémon X / Y launches on October 12, so to psych players up, The Pokémon Company is running a fun little event from now until the launch date. On Destructoid and several other sites across the net, you'll find a Poké ...

 
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AVGN Adventures

AVGN Adventures diarrhea dumps on Steam on September 23

I got to play an improved build of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures at PAX this year, and I can reaffirm that it's going to be one hell of a challenge for those in dire need of classic "Nintendo hard" platforming. It's pure entertainment, a...

 
Archie Mega Man photo
Archie Mega Man

Archie Mega Man vs. Bad Box Art Mega Man

Archie has released the cover art for Mega Man #33, which immediately follows the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc currently running. What's amazing is not the regular newsstand cover but the variant, featuring the infamous Bad Box Art ...

 
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The Weekend Hotness

The Weekend Hotness: Mighty Matsumae

Over a week ago, the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter teased a short preview of composer Manami Matsumae playing the game's theme on piano. It was all to hype up the interview above, in which Miss "Chanchacorin" talks about her time at Capcom, as ...

 
World 1-2: Encore photo
World 1-2: Encore

World 1-2: Encore offers more world-class game arranges

World 1-2 was pretty amazing. If you didn't snatch it up when it was first released, do realize that you have been missing out on a masterful collaboration of professional game composers and enthusiast arrangers, with contributions from the...

 
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Aladdin

Make way for DLC!

OH MY GOD! I am dying, you guys! I'm dead! This isn't the only parody that YouTuber SMNtoob slapped together (OH SNAP! It was our own Genki-JAM the whole time! Why didn't I read the video descriptions more carefully?). He's got a Mulan one...

 
Wii U eShop interview
As we creep towards the one-year anniversary of Wii U's launch, players are readying themselves for the second-generation lineup of games that will hopefully make up for the rather dull spring and summer months. But with upco...   read

Gunstar Heroes photo
Gunstar Heroes

Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix

Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday? How time flies...

 
Mega Man art photo
Mega Man art

This is the big one, guys: Orioto's Mega Man fresco

I knew it would happen eventually. It was inevitable. Now my wallet is starting to get very antsy. To bring you up to speed, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre has been whipping up tasteful spreads of games like Final Fantasy VI an...

 
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The Daily Hotness

The Daily Hotness: Best of luck, Max and Tara

["Destructoid - Max Scoville vs Tara Long" by LegionWings] No snark remarks from me today. I'm just here to wish two very talented people the best of luck in their careers. I met Max and Tara for the first time during E3 2011. Max and I act...

 
Archie Mega Man
With Archie Mega Man #29, the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc has officially begun. All the world's technology has been disabled by an EMP wave, causing untold collateral damage that could take years to recover from. Meg...   read

The Weekend Hotness photo
The Weekend Hotness

The Weekend Hotness: Wings of Freedom, baby

Well, f*ck me. So many people were talking up Attack on Titan at PAX that I had to jump on that bizniz when I returned home. I just got finished watching all the episodes up through yesterday, then I blazed through the manga chapters in a ...

 
Angry Video Game Nerd photo
Angry Video Game Nerd

AVGN braves the unholy tide of Tiger LCD games

I knew this day would come. The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about Tiger's line of LCD handheld games. I've warned you all about the horrors of these infernal contraptions. I even pointed you in the direction of an online interactive...

 
Mighty No. 9 photo
Mighty No. 9

Rock and piano covers of the Mighty No. 9 theme

Is anyone else playing and replaying the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter video and jamming out to the theme song? Because that is totally what I'm doing. It's so great to hear Mega Man 1 composer Manami Matsumae hard at work again, bringing a ret...

 
Link's Awakening photo
Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow

While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass consumption. MeowMe...

 
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The Daily Hotness

The Daily Hotness: 'The Passing of the Blue Crown'

Today, I finally posted my PAX interview with Keiji Inafune, in which we discuss the Mega Man past and the Mighty No. 9 future. That gives me an excuse to share the above heartfelt comic by tumblr user shwlg. You can view the full version r...

 
Keiji Inafune interview
Keiji Inafune, are you Kamen Rider? "As a child, of course, I watched lots of Kamen Rider, so I love that show, but I unfortunately cannot definitively say that I have experience being the masked rider. But I may at one tim...   read

Keiji Inafune @ PAX photo
Keiji Inafune @ PAX

Watch all of Keiji Inafune's 'mighty' PAX panel

Keiji Inafune won PAX Prime 2013, no contest. If you attended PAX and didn't go to his panel, you missed out on being able to personally witness the biggest middle finger to ever be waved in Capcom's general direction. Of course, news of M...

 
Olimeat and Porkmin photo
Olimeat and Porkmin

PAX highlight: Olimeat and Porkmin

I'm slowly recovering from a wild and crazy PAX weekend. I've been to PAX East twice in the past, but this was my first time attending Prime. It was beyond a doubt the most emotionally polarizing con I have ever attended, filled with jubila...

 
Level-5 game sales photo
Level-5 game sales

Layton series has sold over 15 million units

Level-5 has kicked the fans in the collective nuts with the complete tonal shift that is Layton 7. That must mean the games are on their last legs and can no longer make bank on Nintendo handhelds alone, right? Not likely if these facts and...

 
Layton 7 photo
Layton 7

Layton 7 for 3DS and mobile is not MY Layton

I... I brought this upon myself. I said that Layton Brothers: Mystery Room was a great game. I said it was an excellent iOS companion to the traditional Layton series. I never should have had faith that a major gaming company wouldn't try ...

 
Sonic Lost World photo
Sonic Lost World

Sonic comic writer will play Lost World for charity

My homeboy David Oxford, writer at The Mega Man Network and and fellow editor on NF Magazine, has planned a special charity event alongside Ian Flynn, lead writer on Archie's Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. For 24 hours beginn...

 

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