Animals

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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Depth is an upcoming game being developed using Epic's UDK toolset where underwater divers will be going up against sharks. The goal of the diver is to find and retrieve treasure while the goal of the shark is to prevent the...
We'll have an all new preview of Donkey Kong Country Returns later today, but we couldn't wait to show you this… it's Rambi! Nintendo has revealed that one of Donkey and Diddy Kong's animal friends that made an appear...
Here is a selection of screenshots featuring people looking like dicks in front of Kinect's big EyePet knock-off, Kinectimals. If you've ever wanted to jump around in front of a sentimental tiger, then Microsoft has the answe...
An idiot boy at San Francisco zoo sacrificed his DSi XL in the name of fun when he accidentally dropped it into a gorilla enclosure. As you can see from the above picture, this led to hilarity as one of the apes picked the ma...
Activision is bringing us more animal murdering fun times with Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011. The new game will actually present a story and, well, I'll let the press release give you a taste of it: Delve into a Dangerous S...
A few weeks before E3, I had the unique opportunity to visit the L.A. Zoo and ask the animals to "predict" what would happen at this year's annual E3 conference. Using the information I gathered, I put together our site's E3 ...
Dead Rising 2 is pretty amazing. All the excess from the first game is back with a bloody vengeance. The game has even more zombies on-screen (reportedly over one thousand) and even more bizarre ways to dispatch them. Sadly, ...
"Skittles, I love you!" That's what a cute little girl just said to her virtual pet tiger in the demo for Kinectimals during Microsoft's Press Conference. And my heart melted. I was a little skeptical about how Nintencats Kin...
Last year around this same time, I set out on a mission to see if a local Los Angeles psychic could make better predictions about E3 than a highly-paid videogame analyst. It was an interesting, exciting experiment that yielde...
Hey guys, is this a preview for Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt? Yep, it's a preview for Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt, and I'll be real with you: I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be previewing Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt. But y...
Australian dev Krome Studios has announced that it will be bringing its action adventure title, Blade Kitten, to PlayStation Network this spring. If you're asking "WTF's a 'blade kitten'?", your answer can be found on the off...
Excuse the lame use of "wowza," but my brain is mush right now -- you'll understand as soon as you watch this 4-minute gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption. If you haven't been paying much attention to this open-world ga...
A2M, the masterminds behind the decently ludicrous WET, have announced a brand new game for the Xbox 360 and PS3. It's called Naughty Bear, and it's a violent action game starring a ... well, a naughty bear.  Naughty Bea...
"Dead to Rights is all about extreme visceral combat," says Dead to Rights: Retribution character art manager Dan Calvert in this latest developer diary, "it's all about action, adrenaline. We have awesome violence." The gam...
A few weeks ago, indie game developer Arkedo sent me an e-mail titled "An Easy Game from Arkedo to Dtoid, with Love": "Do you think it would be possible to have your mad skillz colleague try and beat Level 1 AND 2 of our game...
Sukeban Shachou Rena Wii has broken a sales record, but not in any way that should be celebrated. The weird minigame compilation launched this recently in Japan and has swiftly claimed the title of worst selling Wii game in h...
Since this is important information to know, Kotaku has learned that Shigeru Miyamoto is now the proud owner of a cat. No details on the cat's breed, color, size of stool, or name are known at this time.  So the reason t...
Did everyone escape the clutches of last week's locked room game? Great! This week we face a whole different type of mind teaser game, with both turn-based and path-based strategies to consider at each step along the way.I ju...
Up until yesterday, if you were to ask me about monkeys in videogames, I'd start off with Donkey Kong and then mention Super Monkey Ball, Samba de Amigo, and maybe those enemies in the Green Hill Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog. I...
What's better than watching a shark go on a rampage? Getting to control the shark that goes on the rampage, that's what! Miami Shark is all about causing as much destruction as possible before reaching the end. There are boat...