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I don't care if you like Halo 4, or any game in the series for that matter. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is far and away the best example of how to adapt a videogame franchise to a live-action setting. I watched it expecting lit...


It's not every day that you can say a Fox News personality makes a rational argument regarding any of today's hottest trends and hobbies, but stranger things have happened. In a recent segment of his talk show, John Stossel ...


The Wii U version 3.0.0 update went live a short while ago, introducing a host of fixes and other significant tweaks. Of all the new features introduced, the one I'm most excited about is NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! WOOOOOOO! That ma...


This is NOT AN APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE. Repeat: This is not an April Fool's Day Joke. If it was, faces would be bloodied. Atlus has confirmed with us that the next game in the Shin Megami Tensei role-playing game series is fina...




I know many a MonHun fan was all grumpy-faced when Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U would have region-locked servers. Sure, the original Wii version was likewise segregated, but there was still hope th...


The "Ear of Luigi" continues! This summer, a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series will head towards the 3DS. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will put the green second banana into the limelight, as Mario will be invadin...


The premier issue of Nintendo Force magazine went on sale on January 11, 2013. How did this new fan-driven venture fare in its first month? Pretty well, actually! It's been sitting pretty in the top spot of the MagCloud shop ...


I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top ...


It might be easy to label all major news pundits as being dangerously ignorant of videogames, especially when it concerns sexual or violent content. However, we ought to know better than to paint everyone with the same broad ...


Nintendo has been very selfish, hoarding all those lovely special edition 3DS models in Japan and not even giving Americans a goddamn black XL. But every once in a while, Nintendo will surprise us with an act of kindness that...


Ummm... you still here? Go on! Get to steppin'! And be mindful of the long download times for the 34 MB file. The site's getting hammered.


["K and Rabbit Zero" by Fuju] [Update: Seriously guys? Complaining that news of the hero from the first game returning for the third game is a spoiler? I don't think you know what a spoiler is.] If you've played through Zero ...


And he doesn't look a a day over 50! How does he manage to stay so young? There are many notable game developers who have influenced the course of the industry, but arguably none are more well-known and beloved than Shigeru M...


What? WHAT? WHAAAAT!? WHAAAAAAAAAAAT!? Suck it down! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Hell yeah! The cover of November's Nintendo Power features our half-genie starlet in full pirate garb, teaming up with her archnemesis Risky ...


The first installment of Winsor McCay's influential Little Nemo in Slumberland strip was published in the New York Herald on October 15, 1905. To celebrate the comic's 107th birthday, Google has created an interactive Doodle ...


Retro City Rampage. October 9, 2012. PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC. You read that correctly. Brian Provinciano's NES-style Grand Theft Auto parody has been cooking for just over a decade, and when it missed its proposed...


We didn't report on it originally because we didn't want to jump the gun on any new developments, but OverClocked ReMix's Final Fantasy VI album Kickstarter was shut down a while back, way after it had blown past its target g...


Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually releas...


Who says there's no justice in the world? Just yesterday, we learned that the highly demanded Zelda bible Hyrule Historia is being localized for the US, UK, Australia, and certain other parts of Europe. I originally used the ...


[Update: The book is also coming to Australia, UK, and other parts of Europe.] Hyrule Historia is basically the Holy Bible of the Zelda universe. Not only is it jam-packed with concept art and never-before-heard secrets, it a...


[Header by Ashley Davis] Every other videogame franchise seems to be celebrating a major anniversary lately. However, there's one little series that seems to have slipped everyone's mind. Everyone except Dtoider TheManchild, ...


Roger "RoG" Barr -- founder of I-Mockery, co-developer of Abobo's Big Adventure, and typewriter jockey at The Behemoth -- was in attendance at E3 2012, drinking in the sights and meeting a host of colorful people. He fortuna...


I'VE SOILED MY TUNIC! COMPLETELY BY CHOICE! That's right! You heard me! WayForward will be making a game based on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and I couldn't possibly be any happier! This is, like, the perfect marriage e...


["Phoenix X Edgeworth" by GyakuSaiLove] Want to catch one of the first US premiers of Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney movie? Then you're going to want to hop on a plane and fly to Anaheim, California, this summer. During the Ani...


What a glorious week it's been so far! First, Ace Attorney 5 is a really real thing, and now this bit of concentrated awesome. What do we have in store for tomorrow? Localization confirmation of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attor...


Please, try to contain yourselves! Technically, only Gyakuten Saiban 5 has been announced with no word on an international release. Capcom kept Ace Attorney Investigations 2 from us; those butts in Japan better not hold out o...


Okay, so Fatal Frame 4 never left Japan, and the Wii remake of Fatal Frame 2 seems to have completely vanished. Tecmo Koei and Nintendo wouldn't keep holding out on the West forever, would they? Looks like they've finally co...


Sh*t just got real, son. The undisputed Game of the Forever will make its grand entrance on January 11, 2012. Cue music. Are you ready to shatter a generation's worth of 8-bit spines with sick moves and stylish flair? You dam...


What!?!? Sonic Generations is not total garbage!? We have to let the world know! Four out of five! Four out of five! Four out of five! Busted Pixel: Sonic Generations (A New Beginning) [YouTube]


You cheeky Brits have been enjoying Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva for almost a year now. Now it's time for the filthy Yanks to get our cryptic on! At the Anime Expo in Los Angeles yesterday, anime distributor Viz Medi...


Hot on the heels of their BAFTA win for F1 2010, Codemasters invited me to their offices in the middle of nowhere to speak to the development team behind their latest game, Operation Flashpoint: Red River; all...


Hey there! Do you play Star Trek Online? I do, because that's my guy up there in the header. He's a Borg named One of Eleventy, and is captain of the the majestic vessel U.S.S. Weekly. He's standing in front of a big ol' holo...


Today on Destructoid Chill Bros we play around with our Spare Parts. Join your friends Venom and Carnage as they become robots in this Co-op adventure. This game from EA is fun and a great game to play with a friend, it also ...


The Ball has gone gold and is due for an October 26 release. Forgotten what The Ball is and why you should care? It's a former Unreal Tournament 3 mod in which you use a giant ball to solve puzzles and destroy enemies. It loo...


One of the saddest things to come out of the Clinton administration, from my perspective, was the mass erosion of consumer rights known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Hailed as a victory by the entertainment industr...


Yes, this picture is indeed awesome. When Hamza first showed me it, I thought it was a trap. Assuming the art had to be "old," I almost didn't post it. But then, thankfully, I noticed Zorua and Zoroark -- the first two Pokemo...


There is a lot of finicky business in bringing Japanese games to the Western market. Between localizing, formatting, and marketing, an especially niche title may very well just wallow out here. Which is a shame when we are mi...


Cube director Vincenzo Natali dropped some out-of-nowhere awesomeness (the very best kind of awesome) on MTV News recently, saying how he'd "very much like to do a Cube game." "When I was writing it with my writing partner, A...


I don't own an iPhone or have any real interest in the vast majority of the games exclusive to the device. Why am I telling you this? Because against all odds, I am supremely intrigued by Pix'n Love Rush, which just so happe...


Portable Yakuza action? Yes, please! Before this, wondering around Japan's seedy cities and kicking ass was limited to PS2 and PS3 owners, but now Famitsu reveals a new project that will bring Yakuza's world to your PSP. This...


Damn! There's so much going on in this 5+ minute Japanese Yakuza 4 trailer that it's almost information overload. This is a quick overview of everything you'd consider to be badass in the Sega PS3 game. Everything: setting, ...


After much wailing and gnashing of the teeth, gamers finally convinced Sega to release Yakuza 3 in North America and Europe. And Sega's not messing around trying to get you to make with the buying. At least, not in Europe, as...


It seems like we've been showing you screens of the Japanese version of Yakuza 3 for forever now. It feels odd to be able to show off screens from the English language version. If you've been following the game before it was ...


It's almost Halloween, and if you're anything like me, you're going to try to make the most of it. Playing survival horror games can be one way of doing that, but the way the genre has evolved (or devolved, depending on how y...


[Update: Nintendo Power has a full feature on the game that confirms THREE episodic releases in the Shantae universe!] Shantae is one of those games that you either remember with incredibly fond feelings and wish for a sequel...


"Too Japanese" my ass.Sorry about that. Quirky Japanese games sometimes give me "Tourette's of the keyboard",  especially when they are finally announced for release in the United States. Tomena Sanne...


NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (formally known as Icarian: Kindred Spirits) joins Braid and Lost Winds in the ever-evolving "platformer 2.0" movement that's been picking up steam of late. Like those two games, NyxQuest comes from ...


We're already gearing up to bring you our 2009 Tokyo Game Show coverage later this month, so it's good to hear that some interesting games will be on the show floor. I guess that we'll go and check out Sega's booth and their ...


Sega is currently scouring the land for women with cabaret hostess experience to appear in an upcoming Yakuza game. I don't think cabaret usually extends as far as the porno circuit, but 22-year-old Rio certainly has experien...


In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock directed a horror film about birds. Not super-strong hulk birds, or vagina dentata mouthed devil-birds, just regular birds. Pretty weak subject matter for a horror film, but some say that was the who...






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