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10:00 AM on 03.16.2013

Incredible Zero Suit Samus art book can now be yours!

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...

Tony Ponce

3:00 AM on 03.15.2013

Raiden can't make a smoothie without flipping out

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 ...

Tony Ponce

6:00 AM on 03.09.2013

Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley

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...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 03.08.2013

Animated Skyward Sword diorama is part delicious cake

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 ...

Tony Ponce

3:15 PM on 03.08.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling

6:00 AM on 03.03.2013

Bearded dude performs amazing Zelda a cappellas

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...

Tony Ponce





7:30 PM on 03.01.2013

Zelda X Pokemon fan art is super amazing

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...

Tony Ponce



Ecco the Dolphin's music was never this bizarre photo
Ecco the Dolphin's music was never this bizarre
by Tony Ponce

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, I brought to your attention ECCOS, a modification of the Ecco the Dolphin soundtrack to be played as part of a wild art installation called "Center for Wave Change." Creator Andrew Norman Wilson took a gameplay video of the Sega Genesis classic and heavily modified the music in Final Cut Pro, changing the speed and adding echo effects. The result was a wild departure from the source material, something that Andrew describes as "furniture music" -- not meant to stand on its own but rather to serve as background noise that engages the mind.

Andrew decided to release the ECCOS soundtrack trough the Rhizome art organization's download program, which can only be accessed by Rhizome members. Lucky for us, he has provided Destructoid with the seven-track, 48-minute album to share with you all for free. You can download individual tracks from SoundCloud or you can snag the entire shebang straight from MediaFire. And in the gallery below, you'll find the album art and a diagram that illustrates Andrew's sound editing process.

Now turn off the lights, turn on a lava lamp, and allow your mind to wander as you ride the waves of experimental Sega Genesis music.

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System Shock 2 confirmed for GOG ... tomorrow! photo
System Shock 2 confirmed for GOG ... tomorrow!
by Jim Sterling

No time for rumors! Good Old Games has confirmed that System Shock 2, a game glaring in its absence from the digital space, is coming to its service, and it'll be available tomorrow! 

The GOG release will come with a number of notable extras, to the point where it's being called a "virtual collector's edition." According to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, the package will include a soundtrack, concept art, maps of the Von Braun, an interview with Ken Levine, and the game's original pitch document, among other stuff. 

This is magnificent news. Just before the rumors started of this game's release, I was trying to find a way to obtain it without resorting to "the bad thing," so this is perfect news. My wallet is at the ready. 

Many Questions: System Shock 2 Comes To GOG [RPS]

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4:23 PM on 02.06.2013

Best. Tattoo. Ever.

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 ...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 02.05.2013

Project: Metroid hopes to become an official LEGO set

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...

Brett Zeidler

9:00 PM on 02.01.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce

12:15 PM on 02.01.2013

Gamer beats NSMBU level without touching the ground

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...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 01.25.2013

New Pokemon Reorchestrated album out in February

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...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 01.06.2013

My greatest MAGFest 11 moment

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...

Tony Ponce

11:39 AM on 12.30.2012

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

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...

Jim Sterling