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8:00 AM on 07.01.2012

This is why Conan O'Brien is the best game reviewer

On Thursday, Team Coco kicked off a new web series called Clueless Gamer, in which Conan O'Brien tries (and fails) to play a videogame then assigns a review score. And unlike The Tommy Wi-Show, it won't make you feel like yo...

Tony Ponce

9:30 AM on 06.28.2012

Carmen Sandiego movie happening, Lopez may star

Talk about random! It seems that Hollywood, ever starving for ideas, has its eyes on a certain red-hatted thief who hasn't been relevant in a long time. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is becoming a movie, and Jennifer...

Jim Sterling

10:45 AM on 06.13.2012

Aisha Tyler combats 'illiterate and racist' gamer attacks

Aisha Tyler hosted Ubisoft's E3 press conference this year and, in all fairness, continued the publisher's tradition of inflicting a cavalcade of embarrassing jokes upon a cringing audience. Backlash was inevitable, and Ms. T...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 06.12.2012

Snoop Dogg's Tekken Tag 2 rap vid is so unnecessary

I still can't get over the fact that Snoop Dogg has a themed level in the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It is truly one of the most bizarre bits of news to come out of E3 2012. Aside from his claims that he's long been a...

Tony Ponce

10:30 PM on 06.09.2012

Famous faces awkwardly pose with a Mr. Destructoid sprite

A couple months back, Holly Green made an adorable Mr. Destructoid Perler bead sprite with the idea that a bunch of industry personnel and other famous Internet celebrities would gladly pose for photos with the little green s...

Tony Ponce

1:48 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Harmonix 'ushers' in Dance Central 3

With over four million units sold across the world, you knew this was coming. All the same, I am EXCITE (yes, as in I am now the literal walking embodiment of the word "excite"). Dance Central 3 was just officially announced...

Holly Green

8:00 AM on 05.30.2012

Zelda Williams to emcee the Zelda Symphony concert at E3

I hope you guys haven't forgotten about The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, the year-long US tour that celebrates the music of the Zelda series. If you have forgotten, don't fret! Consult the schedule and see if the...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 05.25.2012

Red vs. Blue Season 10 gets an action packed trailer

Following the news that freaking Elijah Wood would have a role in the new season of Red vs. Blue comes this brand new trailer jam-packed full of awesome action. The animated sequences look even better than last season, and I...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 04.26.2012

The next season of Red vs. Blue will feature Elijah Wood

Yeah, seriously, Elijah Wood. Season 10 of Red vs. Blue will debut on May 28 and is set to conclude the Project Freelancer story arc. Elijah Wood will be voicing new character Sigma, an artificial intelligence program that E...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:00 PM on 04.17.2012

Conan O'Brien will have a small voice role in Halo 4

Yup, that's the big news surrounding the Halo 4 appearance on Conan O'Brien tonight. Conan, along with sidekick Andy Richter, will have a small talking role of some sort towards the end of Halo 4. Conan and team visited 343 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 04.17.2012

Halo 4 news will appear on Conan O'Brien tonight

Usually the go-to late-night personality has been Jimmy Fallon for showing off a game, with the most recent being The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword appearing on his show. But Microsoft picked a different way to go, because t...

Brett Zeidler

4:30 PM on 04.13.2012

Christopher Walken, master of the 'Let's Play'

Sometimes, a joke is just so simple that you wonder why no one else had done it before. That's what was running through the mind of our old pal Sean Carey when he discovered "Christopher Walkenthroughs" by Game Society Films...

Tony Ponce



Oooooohh! Regular Show's J.G. Quintel and I talk games photo
Oooooohh! Regular Show's J.G. Quintel and I talk games
by Tony Ponce

Last February, I wrote an article about Cartoon Network's Regular Show and how it speaks to the 80s generation of gamers with genuine love and attention to detail. Whereas other shows make only cursory, often disparaging references towards the medium, Regular Show recognizes that games have long been cultural artifacts that deserve just as much respect as film or music. In other words, the show "gets it."

Regular Show is easily one of my favorite TV programs, so you can imagine how excited I was to be given the opportunity to interview series creator J.G. Quintel. He explained how influential gaming was to him during his youth as well as how important it was for that influence to be reflected as accurately as possible within the show. He also talks about his being the only family in the neighborhood with a Sega Master System and how his dream Regular Show videogame would play like ToeJam & Earl.

The interview was conducted by telephone on March 21, but rather than leave you guys with a simple mp3 of the conversation, I decided to turn it into an extremely ghetto, 20-minute slideshow. I apologize if the audio is difficult to make out, especially during the times when I talk over J.G. like a total ass. Since our incoherent mumblings may be too much to handle, I've transcribed of few choice highlights past the break for your benefit.

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12:00 PM on 01.31.2012

Paul McCartney is working on videogame music

Paul McCartney says that he is working on music for a videogame, and it's not Beatles Rock Band. It would be hilarious to hear the famed artist's take on a fighting game score. Or a JRPG.  In an interview with Die Zeit, ...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 12.06.2011

The Daily Show rips on the Pokemon-quoting prez candidate

Most likely due to allegations regarding sexual harassment, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced the suspension of his campaign on December 3. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart decided to say a few words on his...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 11.15.2011

Keep on milking Robin Williams, Nintendo!

Okay, Nintendo. We get it. Robin Williams is a total videogame nerd who named his daughter after Princess Zelda. One thing, though... Zelda Williams isn't in this commercial! I don't want extreme closeups of Robin's creepy old man lips! The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Robin Williams "Origins" Commerical [YouTube]

Tony Ponce