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VG a cappellas

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas


Two months of Sonic, Chrono Trigger, DuckTales, and more
May 25
I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode...

Chemical Spillage Simulation hitting PC in June


Simulate those spilled chemicals!
May 24
Excalibur Publishing, the company behind such titles as Euro Truck Simulator 2, Camping Manager, and Bridge Project, has lifted the veil off its latest celebration of mundane majesty -- Chemical Spillage Simulation. "Your ini...
Super Piano Brothers

Beautiful Skyward Sword cover by the Super Piano Brothers


You'll be hooked on the Brothers!
May 04
You've heard of the Super Guitar Bros., right? Well, these guys are the Super PIANO Brothers! Oooooooooh, are we seeing the beginnings of a beautiful rivalry? Probably not. The duo of Tiedan Oskar Yao and Wesley Chu recently...
Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited fan game goes J-pop in new trailer


Giant robot platypus says hi
May 04
It's been a while since we heard news on Mega Man Unlimited, the balls-awesome Mega Man fan game that fooled even Capcom into thinking it was legit! You may remember my interview last year with project lead Philippe "MegaPhi...
Clip art game covers

Game covers recreated using clip art and Comic Sans font


Official Best Thing of the Week
Apr 23
Running on places like Tumblr and Twitter is a new meme: Videogame / movie / book covers recreated using only clip art and Comic Sans font. The results are... well... check out for yourself in the gallery below. I would total...
Fallout Monopoly

Homemade Fallout Monopoly makes the apocalypse worth it


This is the best way to show that you love someone
Apr 11
Despite my love of board games, I rarely get a chance to play any. My friends and the people I can occasionally stomach socializing with have little interest in sitting down and playing them with me, so I have to content myse...
Minecraft Infinite

BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft


On voxel cloud nine
Apr 10
What!? WHAT!? A mere two weeks in the public's hands and already someone has recreated BioShock Infinite's floating city of Columbia in Minecraft!? What madness! Actually, this project was completed three months ago. For a mi...
Spark Mandrill a cappella

Bearded angel returns with Mega Man X a cappella


B-E-A-UTIFUL
Apr 03
Remember our old pal Smooth McGroove, the man with a beard that could stop tsunamis and with a voice that could bring color back to a decaying forest? I recently discovered him and his amazing, amazing, AMAZING Zelda a cappe...
Super Metroid Symphony

Super Metroid turns 19, gets a fan-made symphony


Download Super Metroid Symphony by Blake Robinson TODAY
Mar 19
On March 19, 1994, one of the best Super Nintendo titles -- and one of the best games of all time -- made it's debut in Japan. Super Metroid was and still is the perfect combination of atmosphere, exploration, and action, bu...

Be Jim Sterling in the Zpocalypse board game


Angry Joe, Totalbiscuit, Spoony, and Linkara also on the cards
Mar 18
Greenbrier Games' Kickstarted undead board game expansion, Zpocalypse Aftermath, is heading to stores around December time of this year. An expansion to the main Zpocalypse game, Aftermath adds new content -- including a play...
Zero Suit Samus art

Incredible Zero Suit Samus art book can now be yours!


Fangamer is ready to sell you Chris Furniss' 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus
Mar 16
Why didn't anybody tell me this book came out last month!? I've been waiting for this baby a whole year! Where's my wallet!? Let me step back a bit: 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus is a collection of miniature comics depicting wha...
Metal Gear Rising

Raiden can't make a smoothie without flipping out


Metal Gear Rising + American Psycho = YES
Mar 15
Metal Gear's Raiden may be part machine, but that doesn't mean he can't lead a peaceful life of solitude and introspection up in his penthouse apartment. But something about fruit just sends him over the edge. Literally. No ...
Chiptune rock

Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley


Psycho Crusher takes you on a musical tour of the best of the NES
Mar 09
Guitarist Psycho Crusher, whose amazing rock arrangements I've shared numerous times in the past, originally composed this latest jam with the intent to play it live as a full band. Instead, he decided to turn it into a chip...
Skyward Sword cake

Animated Skyward Sword diorama is part delicious cake


Parents are the best
Mar 08
Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ...

EA: SimCity's broken because it's just too much fun!


Users blamed for wanting to play the game too much
Mar 08
In what has to be the most incredible display of PR spin seen in a videogame crisis, an Electronic Arts spokesperson has claimed SimCity's notoriously awful DRM setbacks are a result of the game being just too gosh-darn enjoy...
Zelda a cappella

Bearded dude performs amazing Zelda a cappellas


And his beard ain't half bad either!
Mar 03
First thing you'll notice about YouTuber Smooth McGroove is that his beard is legendary. Combined with his already long hair, he is a dead ringer for Cousin Itt from the Addams Family. Also, he looks a lot like my college ro...
Zelda X Pokemon

Zelda X Pokemon fan art is super amazing


Nobunaga teamed with Pokemon, so why can't Link and company?
Mar 01
Pokémon plus Nobunaga's Ambition? That's hot. Pokémon plus The Legend of Zelda? Why hasn't this happened yet!? Artist Finni Chang decided to recast Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf as Pokémon trainers with appr...
Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin's music was never this bizarre


ECCOS is "furniture music" for the dolphin-loving soul
Feb 13
Have you ever been playing Ecco the Dolphin and thought to yourself, "This music is great, but I really wish it sounded as trippy as how the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey looked"? Well then have I got a gift for you! Last year...

Best. Tattoo. Ever.


Found at D.I.C.E. 2013
Feb 06
Coming back from lunch here at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013, I ran into an event staffer with the greatest arm tat I've ever seen. You see a lot of tattoos in Las Vegas, but I've never seen one that stopped me dead in my tracks. "Is ...
Metroid LEGO set

Project: Metroid hopes to become an official LEGO set


I need this to happen
Feb 05
Have you ever been playing Metroid, and wondered what Samus and Mother Brain would look like as a LEGO set? No? Well, what the hell is wrong with you? At least me and LEGO CUUSOO user Zurtech are on the same page. He has crea...
Streets of Rage

This Streets of Rage fan film was shot in one take!


Most impressive!
Feb 01
De-Pixelated by Blue Goggles Films is a web series that re-enacts videogames in real life. So far, nothing we haven't seen before, right? In this latest episode, based on Streets of Rage for the Genesis, Adam Hunter shuffles...
NSMBU feat of magic

Gamer beats NSMBU level without touching the ground


Impressive, sir
Feb 01
When I first saw this video for New Super Mario Bros. U, I thought "no big deal, this guy is just beating the level by flying through it with the Flying Squirrel suit and a Pink Yoshi. Then I saw the "wow" moment where he ca...
Kanto Symphony

New Pokemon Reorchestrated album out in February


Kanto Symphony: The Lost Diaries contains two original compositions
Jan 25
Did you buy Braxton "Skotein" Burks' amazing Kanto Symphony, the Pokémon Red / Blue orchestral arrangement album? You should have already because it is hot cinnamon rolls, but if you haven't, go part with $10 on either...
I <3 Kinuyo Yamashita

My greatest MAGFest 11 moment


"Castlevania-ception"
Jan 06
This was my first MAGFest, and damn, it did not disappoint. So much hotness everywhere. For most people, it would be impossible to narrow down the greatest moment of the show. For me, it was simple. I'm at the main concert st...

Podtoid has a Wiki now, why not check it out?


The Bible of Nightmare opens its pages
Dec 30
A number of intrepid fans have come together to create and maintain the Podtoid Wiki, your one-stop database for the heroes and lore of Destructoid's more storied podcast. Created by the listeners themselves, these pages hold...

Edge of Twilight returns, being revamped for release!


Fuzzyeyes Entertainment Limited rises from the ashes
Dec 13
Promising Steampunk action game Edge of Twilight is back in development with the newly branded Fuzzyeyes Entertainment Limited. The game, long thought dead, was resurrected in 2011 and has been silently worked on since. ...

The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles is out now on Windows 8


It looks absolutely ridiculous
Dec 11
You guys remember FMV games, right? Well, even I remember them, and I'm the resident baby here at Destructoid. FMVs were interactive movies that, you guessed it, used full-motion videos. Think Dragon's Lair but with real act...
chipWINter

Merry chipWINter! Have 14 holiday-themed chiptunes!


Chiptunes = WIN gets festive
Dec 10
[Update: The chipWINter Bandcamp page is up! There was an opportunity to purchase a limited edition audio cassette of the album, but it sold out in five minutes. Damn!] It's the holiday seasoooooooooon! Brandon Hood of "Chip...

Holy CG Samus! Sam Dillard's liquidy Metroid music vid


"Beyond the Glass" off of Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run
Dec 04
By now, you've likely had time to absorb the glory that is Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, the Metroid series tribute arrange album from Shinesparkers. Among the tracks is Sam Dillard's "Beyond the Glass," a cover of Super Me...

Mega Man 3 OST gets a VRC6 chiptune overhaul


Chiptune artist RushJet1 makes a great soundtrack even better
Dec 02
I've said it before, but Konami's VRC6 Memory Management Controller chip was quite magical. Applied to a Famicom cartridge, it added three extra sound channels, allowing for richer audio. Just compare "Beginning" from the We...






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