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10:00 AM on 03.22.2010

Counter-Strike cheater gets knifed in his head

As if we needed further evidence that videogames are SERIOUS business, an alleged Counter-Strike cheater in Jilin, China was rushed to hospital with a giant kitchen knife jammed into his skull. A group of kids were arguing wi...

Jim Sterling



Mr. Destructoid returns to videogames in Raskulls! photo
Mr. Destructoid returns to videogames in Raskulls!
by Jim Sterling

Destructoid is pleased to announce that its iconic mascot, the inimitable Mr. Destructoid, is returning to the world of videogames in Halfbrick's upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game, Raskulls. The fearless robot leader of the Destructoid community will be a playable character in the side-scrolling party game, unlockable during the course of the single-player campaign. 

Raskulls is a cross between platforming and racing in which up to four players compete. Breaking blocks in a Mr. Driller fashion, collecting power-ups, and screwing over your friends is the order of the day. Mr. Destructoid joins a cast of silly and cute characters including King, Koala, Devil, and a rat that is also a pirate. It's called a "pirat." That is a pun. 

We've worked really hard with Halfbrick on this endeavor. We saw in Raskulls a potentially great game worth paying attention to, while other outlets in the gaming media overlooked it. We cared about Raskulls; Halfbrick cared about us. It's relationships like these that set Destructoid apart from your average gamer blog. We've always been grassroots, and whenever we can, we'll help other grassroots companies. 

Rey Gutierrez, of Destructoid Video, created the announcement trailer, as well as the epic site wallpaper that we'll be using to promote the news. This marks the very first official game trailer created entirely by a member of Destructoid. 

Mr. Destructoid is also a playable character in Hudson's Bomberman Live (XBLA), Bomberman Ultra (PS3), and Xbox Live Indie Game Agent Moo: Maximum Overdeath, and was an enemy in (also, of) Eternity's Child. This will mark the blogging mascot's fifth official appearance in a game. We're all thrilled to be able to make this announcement, and we hope you'll check out Raskulls to see your favorite robot in action!

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Lucid brings a new twist to block puzzles photo
Lucid brings a new twist to block puzzles
by Matthew Razak

In the world of puzzle games involving blocks there isn't much that hasn't been done. Blocks have fallen, been paired, been shot, been organized and they've been grouped. In short, it's a bit difficult to do something new in the block puzzle game genre. That's probably why it took indie game developer Mikko Miettinen over two years to put together his upcoming PC puzzle game Lucid, which appears to deliver yet another new twist to the age old practice of organizing colored blocks.

I got my hands on three levels from the game and have played through them multiple times. Much like most games in the genre, while it may look like something you've seen before it is Lucid's mechanics that set it apart. Miettinen appears to be doing some interesting things in his game, and if the first three levels are any indication they could pay off.

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8:00 PM on 11.22.2009

Aonuma - 'Nowadays, OoT is not that good'

Here's a pet peeve of mine; people with a rose-tinting deification of Ocarina of Time. For me, that game, along with Mario 64, will always symbolize a personal low-point for my feeling of connection to videogames as a whole. ...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 05.11.2009

Bethesda, Splash Damage FPS is a 'genre-breaker'

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Bethesda’s European managing direct Sean Brennan says that the publisher has some big things in store for E3. Namely, Brennan says that the first-person shooter title they’re set to ...

Nick Chester

12:00 PM on 03.26.2009

Thompson's Utah bill vetoed: Another win for intelligence!

The poorly written and rather pointless HB 353, a videogame/movie bill intended for Utah by Jack Thompson, has been vetoed by Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, thanks to the sloppy writing of the bill itself, and some clever lobbying ...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 03.15.2009

What's the worst thing a game's made you do?

The above picture was taken by Destructoid reader John E. In case you can't make out the shattered remnants, that's a PSP which was utterly annihilated by its owner after a particularly frustrating round of LocoRoco 2. For a ...

Jim Sterling





10:22 PM on 03.04.2009

Resident Evil 5's Mercenary mode is news for the next couple of seconds

With RE5 already on sale in some release date-breaking stores in Japan, we bloggers only have a very breif period of time to report on the games features like they are "news". So here is what will likely be the la...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.23.2008

UK Charts: C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER for World at War

Call of Duty: World at War needed just one more week at the top of the chart to claim a record for most number of weeks held leading to a Christmas number one. Unfortunately for Activision, FIFA 09 has claimed the top spot, b...

Jim Sterling

10:48 AM on 09.01.2008

Mexicans ruin everything: El Fuerte breaks Street Fighter IV

Uh oh ... it seems that Street Fighter IV might already be facing balance problems with one of its new characters after only a short time in arcades. Debuting pugilist El Feurte has already been discovered to possess an inf...

Jim Sterling

6:18 AM on 05.31.2008

Phil Harrison thinks we don't want single player games

Phil Harrison has said that Atari's Alone in the Dark may be among the last of a dying breed, as consumers no longer want single player experiences. "Alone in the Dark is a beautifully crafted single-player adventure gam...

Jim Sterling

9:44 PM on 02.12.2008

Ultimate cross-over game is ultimate: Card Sagas Wars

Holy Jimminy Soulja-Boy Christmas. Now this project is totally bananas, and not just because it features Master Chief doing a multi-hit super combo on Mega Man X. What's really insane is that Card Sagas Wars, a presumably f...

Jonathan Holmes



Cashwh0re shirts are finally available and you can win! photo
Cashwh0re shirts are finally available and you can win!
by NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID

Destructoid is proud to announce... well, maybe not proud, but, let's say ashamed to admit? We now have Cashwh0re shirts on sale on our marketplace. Stop reading this post and go buy now! At only $14.95 you can't go wrong.

Tralse things about our shirts:

Each shirt may or may not come with 100 bucks and a Nintendo Wii!

If you buy this shirt, Adrianna Lima will seduce you... or not!

No Paris Hilton's were harmed in production... Unfortunately!

Each shirt is or isn't made from endangered baby snow owls!

So click Here now and make your dreams all come true! Exclamation points! Hit the jump to find out how you can win and maybe how you can save Nick Chester's life by buying these shirts... Or not.

 

 

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10:08 AM on 01.10.2008

Attempted Murdertoid: Teen strangles father with videogame controller

As if previous reports have taught them nothing, parents are still bravely/foolishly attempting to stop their psychotic little brats from playing videogames. The latest is a father in Spain who had warned his 18 year old son ...

Jim Sterling

5:32 PM on 01.09.2008

Monkey Island + Diablo = The greatest thing in the history of things?

Ron Gilbert, the creator of the Monkey Island series, has officially joined new developer Hothead Games as its Creative Director. Honestly, if there is any human being on Earth you want to assign as your Cre...

Chad Concelmo