games of the week

On the second week of December Destructoid's reviews brought me, one sweet RPG called Ys. Okay, that's about as far as I'm going with turning this weeks review round-up into some sort of Christmas jingle. But feel free to kee...
This is the most terrifying dream I think you can ever have. And I actually like the B-52s.  As with every week, the staff at Destructoid has played a few videogames. We like to put together this little thing where we talk about the games we played in the previous week and solicit responses from the community. So, without further ado, here's what we've been up to.
IFC debuted Portlandia this weekend. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet but as a newcomer to the city they're poking fun at, it's pretty evident that there's something weird going on here. Up above is a delightf...
It is late. I am full of second-run turkey and ginger ale. The fireplace behind me is crackling out its last and the snow is piling up outside. Good thing there's plenty of warm game systems to keep us all toasty this holiday...
There's no reason for the above image other than my own personal amusement. Carry on. Destructoid played games during the last 7 Earth-standard days. You would refer to this specific quantity of time as a "week" and we do the...
Mind not that there exists such a thing as a "behind-the-scenes" interview for a commercial. If that has to be a thing, let them all have Conan O'Brien in them. We played games at Destructoid during the last week and we're itching to tell you all about it. Keep reading and you'll find out what the best console audio visualizer is. The answer may surprise you.
Clearly, you're just not understanding my sense of humor. I goof a lot. The Destructoid staff does not goof. They're intensely serious people who do nothing but play videogames all week long, diodes strapped to their heads while the news is written to the page via a neural induction link. We're from the future, playing your games in the past. Read on to find out what we were up to this week.
[The above video is about as safe for work as When Harry Met Sally] Apparently, Spain is about to have elections. I know this because the Socialist Catalonian Party has made an advertisement in which a woman voting has an or...
Poor, poor Bill Murray. It was so hard on him in the early days. I can totally relate. I am far, far more funny in real life than I am on this blog. Yes, sir, I'm a veritable fount of comedy gold in person but I just can't s...
And people say that American Football has some ridiculous victory dances. Time once again for the Destructoid staff to run down the list of games they played over the last week. Can you guess all of the games we played before we have time to tell you what they were? See how many you can come up with and then read on.
I get the feeling that it's going to be a slow news night. That's okay. I have 72,000 zombies that aren't going to kill themselves. The Destructoid staff spend a little time each week playing videogames. And, once a week, we talk about the videogames we played during that time. It's a complicated process, but if you read along I'm sure you'll come to grok it in due time.
It's seemingly impossible to find a version of Carol King's "It's Too Late" in a 16:9 ratio. Someone should get on that. It's so rare that I get to say Stevie Wonder is my second choice in anything, but here it is. Destructoid played games this week. Lots of them. So many, that I simply couldn't get this to you on schedule. Read on to find out what they were and how we felt about them.
It amazes me that there are programming directors out there who would greenlight a series starring David Cross. That takes balls that clang. And, yet, here we are. The Destructoid editors played videogames this week. I bet you did also. We've written out the games we played in a list with our tappy-tappy boards and published it below. You should do the same.
THE TAPUFACE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN. We played videogames this week at Destructoid. Hard to imagine, I realize. Read on to find out what games made the cut this week.
Sometimes you just need a platitude to get you through the day. In a staggering departure from form, the Destructoid staff played videogames this week. Read on to find out more and tell us what you've been on about.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. It may surprise you to learn that the Destructoid staff played games this week. Follow along as we tell you all about it.
Truly an epic battle for the ages. Games were played this week and they were played by the staff at Destructoid. Read on to find out what those games were. Apply our wisdom to your life and be enriched.
I am not Jim Sterling. Depending on your perspective, this could be a great or terrible thing. Jim's plate is pretty full these days, so I will be taking over the posting duties for our weekly celebration of the games we played the week before.  Let us begin as all things should begin: With a murderous lawn jockey. Hop along past the jump for everything we did last week.
Our very own Joseph Leray reminded me of Scatman today. Now you all get to watch Scatman and be reminded of him as well. My God the Nineties was an age of kings. An age, my friends, of kings! In other news, games were played this week. Hit the jump to find out which ones.
I've been on a real Rik & Ade kick lately, rewatching episodes of Filthy, Rich & Catflap and Bottom. This is a clip from the last episode of Bottom in which Richie and Eddie film a viciously hilarious accident to try...
It's July 4, the day we celebrate America doing some stuff to some people a number of years ago because of reasons. In honor of this great day, what could be more Patriotic than a classic scene from Metal Wolf Chaos? Richard Hawk is the most American man that ever did America. Long live the USA! Also, videogames. If you're bored of watching fireworks, why not read our stupid words?
Yep, because that's a thing. In other news, we played videogames this week, as per usual. If you want to find out which ones, all you have to do is hit the jump. Easy, right!?
As you likely know, Jim usually does this. But he's wiped from E3. Everyone is, actually. No one's in a mood or anything, and we feel pretty good about our coverage, but today is definitely a down day. We need a down day, com...
I have officially obtained the rank of "minor Z-list celebrity that nobody cares about", making this the most important day of everybody's lives. Basically, I was on the BBC's World Service station this morning talking about ...
  Anybody who follows me on Twitter or Facebook will know that I have become obsessed with Tim Minchin lately. The singer/songwriter/skeptic/handsome bastard is a genius and well worth watching. The above video is "The G...
Those who know me will know that my non-videogame obsessions tend to fluctuate wildly between Aliens and Transformers, and the obsession is usually kicked into high gear when a videogame is on the horizon. With War for Cyber...
I've come to realize that this section has had a distinct lack of Mitchell & Webb. Luckily, this is soon to be rectified. This week's not-game-related video presents proof that there is no God. Enjoy that, why don't you?...
They never mean to do no harm, but you can guarantee, they'll upset the apple cart, though accidentally, Mash and Bangers' clangers come about quite frequently... Hit the jump for our games of the week.
I have been obsessed with Riverleap. The game was free on iTunes this weekend, and it is amazing. It's not actually very good, considering the graphics are weird and confusing, the gameplay is based on pure luck and death co...
Comedian, handsome boy and friend of Destructoid Ray Peacock recently did a lovely bit of comedy for Russel Howard's Good News, which is a telly show on the telly. He was very funny and made me do laughing out of the toothed...
Old meme is old, I know. Couldn't resist busting out a classic though. Immature, stupid videos like this make me laugh, and I don't really care whether you find them funny either. At least I'm not putting up some mawkish Eas...
Time for some shameless self promotion! In case you haven't heard, I'm a regular on a new podcast that discusses all things Sega. It's called Sega Addicts. That's a nice name. It also features Topher Cantler who you might re...
I was going to feature the brilliant new music video for Hot Chip's "I Feel Better" for our Games of the Week post, but finding a vid without embedding disabled is impossible, so there shall be no promotion. Shame, because it really is quite brilliant. You ought to go and check it out yourselves if you can be arsed. In other news, we played videogames! Read on to find out which ones!
Hot off the heels of our SoulSilver/HeartGold review and I still cannot stop thinking about Ekans. Ekans is the Rattlesnake Pokemon and there are so many reasons why it is the best one. So many, in fact, that I might write an...
We all remember Bangers & Mash, and nobody can pretend that they don't. Let us all bask in the nostalgia that we all have for those cheeky apes and their madcap shenanigans. It really doesn't get anymore zany than this, ...
As you may have learned yesterday, British comedians Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble had an argument thanks to my posting of a Ray Peacock video in a previous GOTW article. By allowing Ray to go viral, I gave him around 2000 more ...
It's time for more Tonetta! This is Dale North's second favorite Tonetta song, MMM MAMA, which recently returned to Youtube after an undeserved hiatus. As the official fan blog for Tonetta, Destructoid is thrilled to see jus...
I'll grab any excuse to promote a good comedian, so this week I would like to remind everyone that Ray Peacock exists. Here's one of the few bits of stand-up that you can actually find of the guy. He's a very funny man indee...
You are all watching the Super Bowl so I literally have no reason to put any effort into this.  Hit the jump whenever you see this. Like, in the morning or whatever.
This week I've been playing Chaos Rising, the new expansion pack for Dawn of War II. I had bumloads of fun with it and a preview for the game is coming this week. There will also be a full preview of Metro 2033 as well, so k...
Jim's traveling this week, so you're getting your Games of the Week fix from a different source. Thrilling. You've no doubt seen this video by Miles Fisher, where he covers a Talking Heads song and puts it to a video where ...
Yes folks, it's time for more of everybody's favorite singing sensation, Tonetta! Now, I was among those who raised an eyebrow when Barack Obama won the Peace Prize for basically being a trendy politician, but I did not take...
The world screams for more Rickytic, and boy are we going to deliver him! If you've never watched this man's videos before, be prepared for greatness. The man is an artisan, the very reasoning of poetry in human form. I pres...
Here is a list of irrefutable reasons why Wig Wam is the greatest band ever invented. If you disagree with any of them, you are a frenulum: They are called Wig Wam The band members are called Glam, Teeny, Sporty and Flash T...
Yes, it's more Tonetta this week and you're going to enjoy it even if it kills me. This is very much one of the beloved singer/songwriter's power ballads. It's a stirring and evocative portrayal of a man's sense of power and...
It's almost Christmas, and that means we need an official Christmas song. Who is more festive than Destructoid's favorite singer/songwriter, Tonetta? NOBODY YOU IDIOTS IT WAS A HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION! Yes, Tonetta has a Chris...
I know last week I used a Kunt and the Gang video for GotW, but screw it, I'm using another one. I may use every single one Kunt has. He is that amazing. This is one of the band's newer songs, "Wank Fantasy." You'll find it ...
I was recently introduced to a British musical outfit known as Kunt and the Gang. I have decided that it is my favorite band in the whole wide world and that everybody should pay homage to Kunt's musical genius. As evidence ...
Old meme is old, I know, but I've been in Miami all week and Niero has not stopped playing it. It's stuck in my head and I feel I must exorcise the demon by posting it on the frontpage. So yes, do please look at my horse. My...
Sesame Street turned 40 last week. That show used to be pretty awesome. As for this week, we played some videogames. Some of these games were better than others. Out of everybody, I think Nick Chester probably had it best. I...