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12:00 AM on 11.14.2013

The Super Mario 3D World OST cover is the BEST THING EVER

Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but appar...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


2:45 PM on 11.07.2013

Super Mario 3D World has the most adorable disc art ever

Just a little bit ago, IGN's Jose Otero tweeted out a picture of the disc art for Super Mario 3D World, and I basically had a mini heart attack after seeing my main man Mario featured prominently on it. We all know Catsuit Ma...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Animal Crossing plushies are here to brighten your day

JBox has added a ton of Animal Crossing: New Leaf merchandise for purchase, mostly in the way of plushies. Yes, Animal Crossing plushies. I know, I know, just take a moment to collect yourself and we'll continue. For wha...

Brett Zeidler



Super Mario 3D World is an absolute blast to play photo
Super Mario 3D World is an absolute blast to play
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I played Super Mario 3D World at E3 this past year and for whatever reason it just didn't interest me at all. Yeah, it's neat and it's about time they made a 3D Mario game with mulitplayer, but the demo made it feel like yet another New Super Mario Bros. game. You know, the series that has been rehashed four times now if you count New Super Luigi U.

Technically those games are great -- don't get me wrong. And they're fun to play in co-op for sure, but something about them just never made me want to finish them. They didn't have the spirit of pretty much all of the earlier Mario games that made me fall in love and 100% each and every one of them.

I wanted to give Super Mario 3D World another chance though, and the hands-on time I got with the game yesterday has completely sold me on it. That spirit I was referring to before is undoubtedly present with the latest Mario game.

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4:00 AM on 07.18.2013

Mega Man joins the brawl... Brawl in the Family, that is!

Matthew Taranto, webcomic artist and my comrade-in-arms over on Nintendo Force, has just celebrated a whopping 500 strips of his Smash Bros.-themed Brawl in the Family. It's been five years of squishy adorableness, filled wi...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 07.11.2013

Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome

I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half pl...

Casey Baker

6:30 PM on 06.19.2013

Read Ashley Davis' Valkyrie on ShiftyLook today!

Former Destructoid editor and doodler of all things cute, Ashley Davis, has done many wonderful things in her years as a freelance artist. From her animated GameTrailers series, Once Upon a Pixel, to her contributions to vari...

Tony Ponce

11:07 PM on 06.11.2013

Super Mario 3D World is so catty

No, it's not Galaxy 3 -- and I would have been upset if it was. Rather, Super Mario 3D World is taking the 2D-3D hybrid platforming of Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, incorporating the multiplayer chaos of New Super Mario Bros. W...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 05.25.2013

New Awesomenaut Ayla voiced by Ashly Burch

The insane 2D MOBA Awesomenauts has been trucking along for a full year, continuously being updated with new characters, maps, and other goodies -- on Windows and Mac, of course. Developer Ronimo Games is not through with th...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 05.24.2013

Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls

D'AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!! Etsy member Sam Wilding loves making pixel art. Sometimes, his partner in crime Natasha will take Sam's pixel art and transform them into "amigurumi," crotchet dolls whose sole purpose is to sit there ...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 04.18.2013

Street Fighter X Lilo & Stitch fan art? Why not!?

Street Fighter X Tekken? Old hat. Street Fighter X Mega Man? Yesterday's news. Hell, even Street Fighter X Hello Kitty has been done! Where do we go from here? Artist Abraham Lopez dove into the Disney Vault for inspiration, ...

Tony Ponce





1:00 PM on 04.06.2013

These Dr. Seuss game-to-book parodies are delightful

Watch out, Ashley Davis! You are not the only one capable of turning violent videogames into adorable children's entertainment! Aussie artist DrFaustusAU has a talent for emulating the distinctive style of Dr. Seuss book cove...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 03.17.2013

Feast on vids for Guild02's Monsters Come Out on Friday

Of the three games announced as part of Level-5's Guild02 lineup, Kaiju ga Deru Kinyoubi ("Monsters Come Out on Friday) sounded the most fascinating. A game in which you play as a boy in a small town turned upside-down by a ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 03.17.2013

Daisy loves Luigi simply for who he is

Living in the shadow of his older brother, Luigi doesn't catch many breaks. But being the big-time hero is not everything in the world. As long as you give it your all, there will always be someone supporting you every step ...

Tony Ponce

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

8:00 PM on 03.15.2013

Upcoming game jam will make games for cats

Stop the presses! People are getting together to create games for cats. Not about cats, or with cats in them, but stuff that cats can actually play. With their paws. Friskies is hosting a weekend-long event to gather develop...

Joshua Derocher