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10:00 AM on 05.12.2011

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection coming to XBLA, PSN

Warner Bros. has announced the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today.The downloadable package will be a collection of the classic arcade trilogy -- Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, ...

Nick Chester

11:30 PM on 05.05.2011

Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' art chosen

In March of next year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open its "The Art of Video Games" exhibition. It will showcase 80 games in an exploration of 40 years of videogames. Between February and April, the Smithsonian ...

Nick Chester

2:40 PM on 04.19.2011

There's a Centipede: Infestation coming to Wii, 3DS

Atari has announced a new version of a classic franchise, Centipede: Infestation today. It's slated for release on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii this year.  The game's not what you're expecting, either -- it's a "post-ap...

Nick Chester

2:20 PM on 04.07.2011

Is this the Chrono Cross 2 intro movie?

It's hard to say at this point, and there's been nothing in the way of confirmation, but I feel good about this one. It definitely has the right vibe for what I hoped Chrono Cross' sequel would be. Please share your thoughts in our comments section.

Dale North

11:00 AM on 03.28.2011

Hunted dev bringing Choplifter HD to PSN, PC

The company that is bringing us Hunted: The Demon's Forge is also currently working on Choplifter HD, a remake of the classic helicopter rescue game. No, I didn't just create that last sentence using a random word generator -...

Nick Chester

4:40 PM on 02.16.2011

Sega classics coming to PSN, free for PS Plus subscribers

"Wise fwum your gwave!"Sony has announced today that starting this March, Sega will be adding Genesis classics to PlayStation Network for download. Titles include: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, ...

Nick Chester



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Has a classic videogame ever let you down?
by Chad Concelmo

I definitely remember when Beyond Oasis was released for the Sega Genesis back in 1995. The game immediately sparked my interest the minute I laid eyes on the intriguing title's first screenshots in an old issue of GamePro (or was it EGM?). And although the action-RPG looked amazing to me, I never got around to actually playing it -- it was one of those rare games that, for whatever reason, I missed out on.

As the years past, I always told myself I would go back and try it. Beyond Oasis was one of those games that looked like it was made for me: It had colorful graphics, a unique setting, and reminded me a lot of Zelda, a series I have always worshipped.

In fact, many of my friends -- including fellow cast members of the late (and great!) podcast RetroforceGO! -- held such fond memories of Beyond Oasis, ranking the game as one of their favorites on the Genesis. A "classic", most people were calling it.

It wasn’t until recently that I finally got around to playing it. Downloading it on the Wii’s Virtual Console, I made myself comfortable on the couch, wrapped myself in a blanket, and prepared to play a classic retro game that had unfortunately passed me by.

I was excited. Playing a classic game for the first time is always such a wonderful experience.

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10:20 AM on 02.04.2011

Why not? Zombies Ate My Neighbors film in development

Movie site First Showing is reporting that there's a Zombies Ate My Neighbors film in development. And yes, it's based on the LucasArts-developed 16-bit, cooperative shooter. Of course.The flick is being described as a horror...

Nick Chester



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Eight videogames and the body parts they hurt
by Chad Concelmo

Every review I have read of recent indie platformer Super Meat Boy has had one thing in common: almost all of them -- including our own! -- have mentioned how brutal the game is on the reviewers’ own fingers.

Strange thing to bring up in a videogame review -- the way the game affects your real world body parts.

But after playing the game over and over (and over) again, I realized: the reviewers were right. After clutching the controller as tight as humanly possible to navigate the game’s brutally beautiful levels, and pressing down on the run button with all the force of an angry gibbon’s gnarled death grip, my fingers did hurt. They hurt a lot.

You really do finish each gameplay session of Super Meat Boy shaking your hand and wondering why your entire hand hurts as much as it does.

And all of this got me thinking: What other videogames over the years have taken their toll on gamers’ physical bodies? Outside of clutching the controller too tight, are there any games that have hurt you and left your poor body black and blue? (Or, less dramatically, just a little sore?)

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8:30 PM on 08.10.2010

Rare SuperGrafx Ghouls N Ghosts headed to Japanese PSN

If you’re okay with not owning one to put on your shelf, here’s an easy way to get the rare SuperGrafx version of Ghouls ‘N Ghosts -- download it from the PlayStation Network. Siliconera is reporting that Hu...

Nick Chester

8:30 PM on 07.26.2010

Monday Mind Teasers: Particle Destroyer

Recently on Reddit, I discovered quite the artistically pleasing recreation of the old Breakout game. Those of you who are flash code fanatics can dig through all of its lines of code here, but since its code credits are in J...

Tom Fronczak



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Is there a 'Classics HD' line coming from Sony?
by Matthew Razak

Eagle eyed Europeans have been scoping out the box art for the upcoming The Sly Collection. a compilation of the three Sly Cooper games with HD and Move controls added, and they've spotted something rather interesting. The box art definitely labels the game as part of a "Classics HD" series. OK, so you didn't have to be that eagle eyed to notice that, but it does raise the question of what the hell "Classic HD" is since Sony has never mentioned it.

Using our vast ability to assume the blatantly obvious, we here at Destructoid have assumed rather obviously that it is indeed Sony's new label for releasing PS2 games in HD on the PS3. While it's nice that they are putting a label on it and all, what this really points to is Sony making a habit of turning classics into HD masterpieces on the PS3.

I shouldn't have to tell you why that is really exciting.

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1:00 AM on 04.26.2010

Oddworld game on hold, Oddbox out on Steam this year

Why is there a Futurama video above? Because the feeling that Fry and the gang are having when they learn that they are to be killed by snu snu is the exact feelings you should be having when reading that headline. First the...

Matthew Razak

7:00 AM on 04.11.2010

Hop, hop, splat: Frogger Returns on DSiWare

There was a lot going on at Konami's gamer night and we've told you about most of the really interesting stuff. Now it's time to fill you in on the "not as interesting, but maybe someone wants to know about it" stuff. In this...

Matthew Razak

9:40 AM on 04.09.2010

Splatterhouse reboot features unlockable original titles

Namco Bandai's long-delayed current-gen Splatterhouse reboot is making its way slowly but surely to consoles, and it may come with an added bonus -- three of the original games. The latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazi...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 03.24.2010

Game Room hits Xbox LIVE, totally borked (Update)

Microsoft's neat little virtual arcade space, "Game Room," has hit Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows today. That's the good news, I guess. Here's the bad news: Users are reporting that it just doesn't work. Reports are coming i...

Nick Chester