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Chemical Spillage Simulation hitting PC in June


Simulate those spilled chemicals!
May 24
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Super Piano Brothers

Beautiful Skyward Sword cover by the Super Piano Brothers


You'll be hooked on the Brothers!
May 04
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Mega Man Unlimited

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


Giant robot platypus says hi
May 04
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Clip art game covers

Game covers recreated using clip art and Comic Sans font


Official Best Thing of the Week
Apr 23
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Fallout Monopoly

Homemade Fallout Monopoly makes the apocalypse worth it


This is the best way to show that you love someone
Apr 11
// Fraser Brown
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...
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Minecraft Infinite

BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft


On voxel cloud nine
Apr 10
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Spark Mandrill a cappella

Bearded angel returns with Mega Man X a cappella


B-E-A-UTIFUL
Apr 03
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Super Metroid Symphony

Super Metroid turns 19, gets a fan-made symphony


Download Super Metroid Symphony by Blake Robinson TODAY
Mar 19
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Be Jim Sterling in the Zpocalypse board game


Angry Joe, Totalbiscuit, Spoony, and Linkara also on the cards
Mar 18
// Jim Sterling
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Metal Gear Rising

Raiden can't make a smoothie without flipping out


Metal Gear Rising + American Psycho = YES
Mar 15
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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 photo
Skyward Sword cake

Animated Skyward Sword diorama is part delicious cake


Parents are the best
Mar 08
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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EA: SimCity's broken because it's just too much fun!


Users blamed for wanting to play the game too much
Mar 08
// Jim Sterling
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 photo
Zelda a cappella

Bearded dude performs amazing Zelda a cappellas


And his beard ain't half bad either!
Mar 03
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Zelda X Pokemon

Zelda X Pokemon fan art is super amazing


Nobunaga teamed with Pokemon, so why can't Link and company?
Mar 01
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin's music was never this bizarre


ECCOS is "furniture music" for the dolphin-loving soul
Feb 13
// 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...
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A long-awaited digital release of a sci-fi classic!
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 num...

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Best. Tattoo. Ever.


Found at D.I.C.E. 2013
Feb 06
// Dale North
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 ...
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Metroid LEGO set

Project: Metroid hopes to become an official LEGO set


I need this to happen
Feb 05
// Brett Zeidler
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...
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Streets of Rage

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


Most impressive!
Feb 01
// Tony Ponce
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...
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NSMBU feat of magic

Gamer beats NSMBU level without touching the ground


Impressive, sir
Feb 01
// Chris Carter
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 photo
Kanto Symphony

New Pokemon Reorchestrated album out in February


Kanto Symphony: The Lost Diaries contains two original compositions
Jan 25
// Tony Ponce
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 photo
I <3 Kinuyo Yamashita

My greatest MAGFest 11 moment


"Castlevania-ception"
Jan 06
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Podtoid has a Wiki now, why not check it out?


The Bible of Nightmare opens its pages
Dec 30
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Edge of Twilight returns, being revamped for release!


Fuzzyeyes Entertainment Limited rises from the ashes
Dec 13
// Jim Sterling
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. ...
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The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles is out now on Windows 8


It looks absolutely ridiculous
Dec 11
// Brett Zeidler
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...
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chipWINter

Merry chipWINter! Have 14 holiday-themed chiptunes!


Chiptunes = WIN gets festive
Dec 10
// Tony Ponce
[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...

Nintendo Power's last hurrah leaves me in tears

Dec 08 // Tony Ponce
You already know about the magazine's cover, which pays tribute to the cover of the very first issue. Perhaps even cooler than that is the included poster, which features a spread of every single issue plus variant covers stretching all the way back to 1988, bringing the total count to 300. I can even see the issue that started it all for me: October 1991, with Star Trek on the front. I was a devoted subscriber until early in the GameCube years, when I foolishly dropped it for the more "mature" Game Informer. I even tossed my entire back catalog in the trash because I was running out of room in my closet! I was soooo stupid. I wish I could go back in time 10 years and punch my high school self in the nuts. The mag is split up into four massive sections: NP's top Nintendo games ever, a recap of all 24 years of NP history, farewells from current and past NP editors, and a review blowout for most of the Wii U launch library. And this time around, the letters to the editors don't only include messages from readers but also from industry faces like WayForward's Matt Bozon and Sean Velasco, DreamRift's Peter Ong, and Game|Life's Chris Kohler, among others. The top 285 games -- one for every issue of the magazine's run -- definitely has some odd placements, especially on the lower rungs. I'm slightly disappointed that the Game Boy got as little representation as it did, but just about all the games you'd expect to make the cut have. These are just the editors' opinions, after all, and it's not like you'll be able to write in your objections. The biggest draw, of course, is the year-by-year retrospective of Nintendo Power. Seeing the scans from those decades-old issues and reading about all the promotions running at the time really sent me back to my childhood. They even highlight one of my favorite moments: a 1995 contest in which the winner would get to be an extra on the set of The Mask II! Whoever won that contest got royally fucked over! Ha! Simply seeing the magazine's progression in an abridged format gives you a true sense of how much effort was put in tailoring Nintendo Power to the fans. From free games for subscribers in the form of Dragon Warrior and The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition to full-on monthly comics for Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, and more, it was just an avalanche of goodness. Editors from throughout NP's life chime in with their favorite moments and also a couple of their more shameful ones. For instance, I'm glad that Scott Pelland, managing editor from 1988 to 2008, was able to admit that no one on staff was happy to promote the Virtual Boy but were obligated to anyway. And Steve Thomason, editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2012, asks forgiveness for giving Shadow the Hedgehog an 8.0. It's cool, Steve. Nobody's perfect. If there was one thing about this issue I wasn't too pleased by, it was the third-party advertisements. One of the things I admired about Nintendo Power back in the early days was that, unlike competing mags, it was relatively ad-free, and the few ads that were there were for Nintendo's own hardware and software. It wasn't until this past decade that NP started welcoming outside ads. I had hoped that for this big sendoff, the mag would have eschewed any and all ads. I mean, seriously, what's the worst that could have happened? The companies pull support and refuse to print anything in Nintendo Power ever again? Pssssh! The magazine closes with one last surprise: a two-page comic starring Nester and his son Maxwell. Nester was just a spunky kid when he first graced NP alongside "Gamemaster" Howard Phillips. After Nester's Adventures completed its run, he would return sporadically for high-profile events, such as the mag's100th issue. We saw him grow up, go to college, and start a family, but throughout it all, he's still a kid at heart and able to pass that gaming spirit on to his progeny. It was a fun ride, Nintendo Power. You did alright.
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The final issue hits all the right notes
Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER. If you've ever been an NP reader ...

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


"Beyond the Glass" off of Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run
Dec 04
// Tony Ponce
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...

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