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Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax photo
Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
by Kyle MacGregor

It's still tough to believe a fighting game based on the Persona series exists, let alone is any good, but Persona 4 Arena certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Atlus and Arc System Works are two distinctive studios known for creating very different types of experiences, but somehow managed to meld their unique strengths into a stellar fusion.

It must have been a difficult task, trying to charm two disparate audiences at once, but the developers proved more than capable of surmounting the challenge. Now they've returned with a followup in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, hoping to make lightning strike twice.

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9:00 AM on 09.29.2014

Sears' 3DS ad listing is absolutely ridiculous

I've seen some absurd ad spots but this one may take the cake. Sears has posted a 3DS advertisement that not only sounds like it belongs in the 1920s (step right up!), but also contains some purely false information. It start...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.29.2014

Everyone is fabulous in this Japanese New 3DS commercial

Nintendo has a New 3DS TV spot making the rounds, and it shows off some strange new outfits for some iconic Nintendo characters. I'm talking top hat Link, King Pikachu, and a Bowser that's too swanky for his own good. In all...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 09.28.2014

Attention Smash Bros players: better call dibs now!

In keeping with Dtoid tradition, several community bloggers have begun calling dibs on their favorite Smash Bros fighters! ShadeOfLight: Luigi Salvador Sandoval: Ness GoofierBrute: Little Mac StriderHoang: Diddy Kong Wrenchf...

Mr Andy Dixon

5:00 PM on 09.28.2014

Which videogame characters would help you move?

[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak should have called the Muscle March guys. Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] A month ago, I moved into my new home. The house is a ...

RedHeadPeak



Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair photo
Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
by Brittany Vincent

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was an intelligent riff on the perils of high school -- you know, if you had thrown a murder mystery in between classes and the principal was a maniacal stuffed animal.

Its sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, takes a beleaguered trope and turns it on its head. This is one "trapped on a desert island" story that takes things to another level entirely.

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4:00 PM on 09.28.2014

Pokémon taught me how to read and changed my life forever

[Dtoid community blogger The Emolga Editorial shares a wonderful little story about how gaming changed his life for the better. Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Do yo...

The Emolga Editorial

3:00 PM on 09.28.2014

Radio Destructoid 045: Mario Poops

Radio Destructoid is our official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Beccy Caine (EU Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), and Mr Andy Dixon as ...

Mr Andy Dixon

2:30 PM on 09.28.2014

Ayane from Dead or Alive is in the new Fatal Frame

The Fatal Frame series has always been subtle in it use of sexuality, utilizing an undercurrent of vulnerability and otherworldly intimacy to give players a mix of softness and dread. Some of them play with sexual themes more...

Jonathan Holmes





1:30 PM on 09.28.2014

Alien Make-Out Simulator demands your passion

What do AAA videogame developers do in their off time? If you're Dawn Rivers of Harmonix, you make more videogames. Specifically, you make a videogame for the Oculus Rift where you kiss a multi-mouthed alien until it either ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 PM on 09.28.2014

The first videogame ever Kickstarted is almost done

Back in 2009, prominent Dtoid community member Agent Moo and some friends took to this crazy new thing called Kickstarter with the hopes of raising a huge sum of money to fund their own videogame. That huge sum was... $1,500...

Jonathan Holmes

11:30 AM on 09.28.2014

Why aren't more people talking about Bacon Man?

People are still trying to figure out why some games do incredibly well on Kickstarter and others barely scratch by. Games like Hyper Light Drifter and Aegis Defenders look fantastic and deserve all the success they've ...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 09.27.2014

Radio Destructoid records tonight! Ask us questions... or else!

Radio Dtoid is Destructoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Beccy Caine (EU Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), and Mr Andy Dixon...

Mr Andy Dixon

1:30 PM on 09.27.2014

Puzzle Fighter-inspired indie confirmed for Wii U

Puzzle games used to be big business on home consoles. Sadly for fans of the genre, these days they're usually relegated to phones and handhelds. That may be why we've seen so few games in the style of seminal classic Super ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 PM on 09.27.2014

Catlateral Damage proves cats can't be punished

Full Disclosure -- Chris Chung, creator of Catlateral Damage and fellow Smash Bros. fan gave me a small Smash Bros. towel after we did this interview. We also went to a comic book store together once and maybe saw Lucas Pope...

Jonathan Holmes

11:30 AM on 09.27.2014

Boston FIG had over 2,000 attendees this year

It felt like at least half of the videogame side of the show floor at PAX East 2014 was made up of indie games. The Indie Megabooth used to be a tiny side show. Now its pretty much a show unto itself. It was easy to think th...

Jonathan Holmes