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Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac didn't play it safe with the Sunset Overdrive box art


And it's all the better for it
May 09
// Jordan Devore
This week was the big blowout for Sunset Overdrive, the next game from Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac and one of the major Xbox One exclusives at this point in time. Given Sunset's colorful nature and the studio's co...
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Using a Varia-ed Suite of condiments
Because you demanded it, dear viewers, this week Max is doing some amazing Samus Aran fan-art using condiments and macaroni. My god this show is idiotic.

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Game Boy

Artists sure have gotten good at customizing the original Game Boy


Vadu Amka's Red and Blue design
May 05
// Jordan Devore
I hadn't connected the dots until now, but artist Vadu Amka is responsible for a number of cool custom game system projects I've seen online, some more practical than others. This latest one, a Pokemon-themed Game Boy, makes ...

Farts 'N' Crafts: a Lil' Gundam

Apr 28 // Max Scoville
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In watercolor!
Today for Farts 'N' Crafts, I got a little artsier than usual, and decided to "dabble" in watercolor to draw a fairly hot topic: a certain Japanese robot of the Gundam variety. Probably not my best, but watercolor, mecha, and talking at the same time are kind of tricky.

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Back to basics
Sorry for the delay! Here's this week's episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, in which I draw something I've drawn rather compulsively since I was ten years old -- Boba Fett. Also, I show off some of the pictures you guys drew of Pokémon and Call of Duty! 

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Interstellar Selfies

Interstellar Selfie Station is what happens when you keep the best part of a scrapped project


Game Boy Camera? I hardly even know her!
Apr 16
// Steven Hansen
Christine Love (Analogue: A Hate Story) was making an FMV game and decided that it wasn't fun, but the development tools were. Because of this insight, we can all take 2 bit selfies for days. I wonder how long before my browser's built in spell check accepts "selfies." Yes, you. Do it. Though I don't know if you can beat Holmes and Love.
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Tactical Monsters
In an effort to make myself relevant to teenagers everywhere, today's episode of Farts 'N' Crafts combines Pokémon and Call of Duty: Ghosts.Am I relevant now, teens? Hm?  *Puts on Kanye West™shutter-shades*

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Old Dtoid Story Time: Destructoid Cards


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Apr 14
// Char Aznable
[Dtoid community blogger Char Aznable takes us on a journey to 2008 when something unique and wonderful happened on Destructoid. Stay awhile and listen! --Occams Electric Toothbrush] Gather 'round, young Dtoiders, and sit on ...
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Honk if you hate geese
Here's this week's Farts 'N' Crafts! I'm a little burnt-out following GDC, so today's topic involves children attacking a goose with a broom. If you'd like to hang this on your wall, you can buy a print here. If you'd like to make your own picture of kids fighting a geese, go right ahead and drop it in the comments here, or shoot me an email.

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Metroid

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art


Someone's got to
Mar 19
// Jordan Devore
If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste...
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GDC cocktail napkin edition
Hey gang! Here's a hot and messy GDC edition of Farts 'N' Crafts, brought to you by liquor and cocktail napkins, and also cocktails, made with liquor. Sonic The Hedgehog is covered in bandages and scarves in Sonic Boom, so I drew him barfing up SpaghettiOs. Because cocktails.

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Groundzillas!
Today on Fart's 'N' Crafts, I'm drawing Godzilla and Big Boss fighting! Or hanging out. Or something. This suggestion comes by way of Nicholas Layne on YouTube, thanks Nick!  If you'd like to buy a print of this drawing, you can pick one up right here!

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Awesome art

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy


I want to wad the Katamari Damacy print up into my life
Mar 06
// Steven Hansen
We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...
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Leave None Behind

Leave None Behind wants to celebrate many forms of art


It is also a game, too
Mar 05
// Darren Nakamura
At first glance, Leave None Behind might not seem like an entirely new idea. It aims to be a puzzle platformer, featuring three characters with distinct abilities that the player can switch between in order to progress, a la...
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Amazing FF fan art

Fan art poster of over 200 Final Fantasy characters is AMAZING


It is too big to show you in full
Mar 05
// Steven Hansen
Artist Edgar Recinos put together an art jam wherein a couple hundred artists each picked a Final Fantasy character to draw. Recinos then did the painstaking work of aligning and numerically ordering over 200 characters in an...
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Arkhamfall
Hey everybody! Here's the second episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, the show where I draw pictures of stuff related to what's going on in gaming. Today, there's a lot of buzz about a new Batman game from Rocksteady, and Titanfall ...

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My mom's gonna hang this on the fridge.
Following up Friday's debut of "Dumb Idiot Ideas," here's the first episode of another weekly series: "Farts 'N' Crafts." On this show, I draw horrible pictures of things vaguely related to what's going on in the world of vid...

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Destructoid: MS Paint Edition! Round 2: More game covers!


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Feb 22
// AboveUp
[Here's part two of Dtoid Cblogger AboveUp's fun new MS Paint project for the community! --Mr Andy Dixon] Two weeks ago I asked the people of Destructoid to open up MS Paint and draw their favorite game covers. I have to say, you guys are amazing! Like seriously, this is a thing we should do more often! In fact... let's do round 2 right now! See if you can guess the games!
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WoW

The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame


Warlords of Draenor
Feb 19
// Jordan Devore
I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has share...
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Destructoid: MS Paint edition! Round 1: Game covers!


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Feb 08
// AboveUp
[Dtoid community blogger AboveUp posted a fun new MS Paint project for the community. You should join! --Mr Andy Dixon] Drawing is fun. Especially if you're not very good at it. Personally, I'm decent at drawing at best; the ...
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Mario and friends get a Sonic Boom redesign too


So much tape
Feb 06
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Dr. Eggman all just got a major redesign for the new Sonic Boom game. It sure is ... something. Artist Andrew Dickman imagines what Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach would look like if they got the same redesign treatment too. There's been some hilarious reactions to what Sega has done with the Sonic franchise all over the net. Post your favorites in the comments below.
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Soul Calibur

Volpin Props has another slick Soul Calibur IV replica


The Omega Sword and Elk Shield, together again
Jan 28
// Jordan Devore
I've been following the work of Volpin Props for years and haven't lost interest yet. The end result is frequently terrific, sure, but it's the step-by-step photos and explanations of the building process that keep me coming ...
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Dark Souls

Fan-made Dark Souls II shields look great in-game


I quite like the Wicked Eye Greatshield
Jan 27
// Jordan Devore
From Software is incorporating the six winning community-made shield designs from that contest into Dark Souls II and here's a look at two of them all finished up. How seamless. Not only are the winners going to receive a cop...
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Colossal Shadow of the Colossus fan art is just that


Everything to scale means big things are big
Dec 09
// Ian Bonds
DeviantArt member Andrew McGee has visualized each of the various Colossi from Shadow of the Colossus into one image, showing exactly how they compare to one another in scale. It's a breathtaking image, especially when you co...
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Arma

Bohemia is giving out Ä500,000 to Arma 3 modders


Big plans for next year
Dec 06
// Jordan Devore
"Make Arma Not War" is the name of an upcoming Bohemia Interactive contest which should greatly help incentivize community-led content creation for Arma 3. The studio is giving out €500,000 in prize money and here's the ...
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Mass Effect

Life-sized papercraft Mass Effect characters creep me out


Mesmerizing recreations of EDI and Jack
Nov 30
// Wesley Ruscher
Papercraft is cool. Giant, human-sized papercraft, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, DeviantArt member Tankball has crafted two eerily realistic papercraft recreations of Mass Effect 3 characters...
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TF2

Here are the year's best Team Fortress 2 shorts


The third annual Saxxy Awards
Nov 27
// Jordan Devore
The votes are in for the 2013 Saxxy Awards and, thank goodness, the phenomenal short Patrick recently posted, "Lil' Guardian Pyro," took top honors. It's embedded above and I urge you to make time today to see it. I'm fighti...
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Hotline Miami co-creator got badass ink of his own game


An impressive tattoo based on fanart no less
Nov 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The first time I met Dennis Wedin, co-creator of Hotline Miami, I could not stop looking at his arms. His body is adorned by awesome unique tattoos, and his latest piece takes the cake. Dennis got a new tattoo on his chest ba...
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Pokemon X/Y

Here's the guy to thank for some of the best new Pokemon


Manga artist Hitoshi Ariga
Nov 15
// Jordan Devore
This was too neat not to share. The artist behind Mega Man Megamix, Hitoshi Ariga, contributed designs to Pokemon X and Y. And, looking at the list of Pokemon he worked on, I think it's safe to say he had a substantial impact...
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Comictoid

Check out these crazy comics from Dtoider BeatBeat


"Comictoid"
Nov 10
// mrandydixon
Dtoid Cblogger BeatBeat has been creating awesome art for the community for a while now -- including this piece inspired by an episode of Communitoid -- but his latest efforts really take the cake. I'm not even going to spoil...

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