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HAWP: Why is there a bird on your shoulder?


Jan 26
It's seriously the most random thing ever. This installment of Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? premiered during MAGFest, but I didn't bother to check for any new show uploads on GameTrailers until just a few hours ago. I hope you ... read

Yahtzee's new game takes cues from Cave Story


Jan 12
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, the Escapist's bitter game critic who totally is Jim Sterling's brother / possible doppelgänger, has been known to make videogames from time to time. He's been toiling away in Game Maker for a whi... read

Bear, the Skyrim chronicles


Jan 12
Good news and bad news time! Bad news: this is not about SQUIDbear. Good news: no "arrow to the knee" bullsh*t. Enjoy the harrowing tale of... a bear. Skyrim : Bear [YouTube] (Very nice job, Joe!) read

Cave Story maker releases iOS game about saving(?) seals


Jan 11
Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, the creator of everyone's favorite freeware-turned-paid-game Cave Story, has just released his first title on the App Store. Azarashi, an updated version of a quickie time-waster he made over a decade a... read

These cats are better than you at Fruit Ninja


Dec 30
Gaming animals are rare, so we should treasure them. Especially on slow news days.  "Cat playing Fruit Ninja" is Mack1094's first YouTube video, and it's already nearing 49,000 views. His adorable kitty is a pro at Frui... read

Bethesda devs actually talk about Squidbear


Oct 29
In case you guys missed yesterday's Destructoid Show, we had some big news. On their first ever Skyrim-centric episode of the official Bethesda podcast, a couple of the artists discussed Squidbear. I guess the mora... read

Growing up playing side-scrolling action games like Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Another World has cemented my love of the genre, so any time I get the chance to play another title in that vein, I jump at the chance. Enter Roc... read feature

If only there were an 8-bit Nyan Cat game by Konami


Aug 11
So. Nyan Cat. There is very little left to be said about Nyan Cat, except that it's my profound disappointment to inform you that Konami did not, in fact, release a licensed Nyan game in 1988. Not only would Nyan Cat vs. Tac ... read

YOU CAN THANK TECMO KOEI FOR THIS


Aug 09
There's a new Champion Jockey game coming from Tecmo Koei. It will be out for the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and all three versions will make use of the motion controls offered by each console. As you can see in the vid... read

If you're a girl, go buy a Techno Kitten Adventure shirt


Jul 08
A lot of times, girls don't have the opportunity to buy licensed t-shirts in their own sizes, having to make do with guys' sizes. Luckily for them, this Techno Kitten Adventure shirt is available only in girls' sizes. You can... read

A week before E3, I posted a predictions post that featured the adorable (and adoptable!) animals of the Burbank Animal Shelter making predictions about what they thought would happen at this year’s mammoth industry eve... read feature

E3: My dog Luna wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog hat


Jun 09
Last night at the 20th anniversary Sonic party (an event that was as amazing as it was completely, wonderfully surreal), the SEGA reps were handing out big, blue Sonic the Hedgehog hats. This morning, I decided to put one on my dog Luna. She was so annoyed ... but so adorable. This is the most important E3 article I have ever written. read

Activision's Wappy Dog videogame pet detailed


Jun 02
Activision is formally announcing their collaboration with Sega Toys, called Wappy Dog. We've heard a bit about it before, but now we have the full details on this terribly named robo mutt. Wappy is a virtual pet that is ... read

Doing this year’s E3 predictions post was tough. I didn't want to duplicate the same ideas I did in years past, but I knew it would be challenging to top the fun and mysterious energy of going to a psychic in 2009, and ... read feature

Dragon's Dogma cares not for mythological animal rights


May 16
Is there a PETA for mythological creatures? I'm wondering if there should be after checking out what happens to unfortunate griffons in Dragon's Dogma.  These new screens show a griffon getting utterly destroyed in the n... read

Tokyo Jungle lives! New details on the PS3 game


Apr 21
I was so excited about PS3 title Tokyo Jungle when I played it at last year's Tokyo Game Show. Since then we've heard next to nothing about the strange and hilarious animal survival title. I've cried a few times. The latest F... read

EyePet sequel coming to PS3 later this year


Apr 08
Over on the PlayStation Blog, it has been announced that EyePet & Friends is currently being developed for a 2011 release on the PlayStation 3. New features for the game will include support for PlayStation Move and ... read

When the Nintendo DS game nintendogs was first released, it became an easy target for some gamers. The dog ownership simulation title was easy to make fun of, with some saying that it wasn't really much of a game at all. Eyeb... read feature


Fellow Destructoid editor Tony Ponce and I are in love with recent Nintendo DS game Ghost Trick. Like, obsessed. It is easily one of our favorite games of the year. The other day, we were talking about how great the game is o... read feature

3DS: My Nintendogs corgi's Kirby hat, or in Link hair


Feb 26
The Augmented Reality functionality of the 3DS was kind of lost on me until I unlocked it in Nintendogs + Cats. Now I'm able to make my almost-real tri-colored Pembroke Welsh Corgi appear in my environment. And with the added... read

3DS Nintendogs + Cats: F*ck Yeah Corgi


Feb 26
I wish I could have thought up the name in the headline, but there's actually already a blog called F*ck Yeah Corgi. Fantastic site. That and Obsessive Corgi Disorder (corgiaddict.com) are regular reads for me. These and s... read

3DS: Nintendogs + Cats has the cutest box ever made


Feb 26
I didn't think much of the box for my copy of Nintendogs + Cats for the newly released Nintendo 3DS. I got the Toy Poodle & New Friends release and I feel it was a waste that they didn't call it Beautiful Corgi Pu... read

Dog types in Nintendogs + Cats versions revealed


Feb 15
Your day-to-day stress might be about how you'll properly pass a difficult test, or how you'll tackle your mountain of work before the boss kills you. My stress was over what version of Nintendogs + Cats would have ... read

Five new Kinectimals plush pals on store shelves now


Feb 15
There's playing with virtual animals and then there's playing with virtual animals using stuffed animals. If you want to go all the way with this stuff you'll need one of the Kinectimals plush pals. Lucky for you, five new pl... read

Miyamoto wanted fifteen versions of Nintendogs


Feb 08
Nintendo's handhelds have a cheeky little sideline in multiple versions of borderline identical games. Popularized by Pokemon, it's not uncommon to see a DS title coming in two flavors. Nintendogs pushes it with three, but ap... read

No disrespect to fellow editor Samit Sarkar and other sports lovers, but SCREW THE SUPERBOWL! As fun as it is to watch sweaty grown men ram into each other over and over (and over!) again, your best bet for the most entertain... read feature

Nintenhorse, Nintendolphin almost happened


Jan 10
The stuff of your potential nightmares -- Nintenhorse and Nintendolphin -- were almost 3DS games. This massive bombshell was dropped by Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata during the Nintendo World Event in Japan last week. Unf... read

New Monster Tale trailer


Jan 05
Majesco's Monster Tale is looking like an interesting title. The people behind it (also responsible for Henry Hatsworth) seem to really dig the idea of making players play two different games when faced with a pair of screen... read

There were few things that were as awkward -- and at the same time quite endearing -- as Microsoft’s on-stage demo for Frontier Developments’ Kinectimals. In front of a crowd of weary industry journalists and vete... read feature

Naughty Bear DLC: Pirate-themed chapter 9 released


Oct 05
The Naughty Bear DLC we teased the other day is finally here. It's Chapter 9, and it puts Naughty on the Island of Perfection, giving him ample things to swashbuckle with. It's full-on pirate time, but it's the good kind... read

Kinectimals special editions come with stuffed animals


Oct 05
North American retailers have outed a special edition version of Kinectimals, Kinect's answer to Sony's EyePet. The limited edition box not only includes the game, but a stuffed animal unique to each participating retailer.&n... read

Nintendogs blamed for vicious dog attack


Sep 28
Videogames have often been accused of inspiring children to rape, rob and murder, but I think this is the first time a game's been blamed for making a dog turn violent. A nine-year-old girl has had part of her lip torn off by... read






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