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Sup Holmes gets rad with WayForward's Sean Velasco

Fight for right, the might of the dragon!
Nov 25
[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscribe ... read
I was never a fan of flamethrowers in videogames. I am not sure exactly where this started, but I have a pretty good idea: When I used to play Contra III: The Alien Wars with friends, I would do anything to avoid getting the ... read feature

What is the most consistently great series of all time?

Jun 21
After yesterday's official announcement of Metal Gear Solid 5 (woot!), I started thinking about how there really aren't any bad games in the entire, long-running Metal Gear series. All of the Solid games are near perfect, the... read

This weekend on Twitch TV: Big ups to all of the lurkers

Mar 16
As another week of programming on Destructoid's Twitch TV channel comes to a close, and the excitement of the weekend approaches, I'm going to take this opportunity to do something slightly unorthodox. Spamfish and the Melted... read

Super Mario Crossover version 2.0 finally available

Feb 09
Super Mario Bros Crossover, a flash game which takes characters from classic videogames and puts them into a recreation of Super Mario Bros., has had an update in the works for over a year now. Version 2.0, which we first tol... read

Super Mario Crossover 2.0 breaks the generation barrier

Jan 17
A couple years ago, Jay "Exploding Rabbit" Pavlina had the idea to remake Super Mario Bros. with 100% accuracy down to the last pixel... with the added twist of being able to play as other NES stars such as Mega Man, Link, S... read

There's a new Contra coming, but that's all we know

Jun 02
Sorry to waste your time making you read past the headline, but we don't know anything about this new Contra game. In fact, our 'source' is a blazing "C" shown in video form at Konami's pre-E3 event. The good ol' Contra "C." ... read

Hard Corps: Uprising kicks off XBLA House Party

Feb 16
Xbox Live Arcade's House Party is in full effect now that the parents are off vacationing in Hawaii. (What can possibly go wrong?) The first title for this batch of releases is rather fitting due to its in-your-face batsh*t i... read
When we last saw Hard Corps: Uprising at Comic-Con, our Dale North came away quite impressed with the flashy sidescrolling shooter from Arc System Works and Konami. After all, the stunning 2D animation makes this title p... read feature

SDCC: Don't hate: Hard Corps Uprising is great

Jul 23
We've talked about the Contra-inspired Hard Corps: Uprising before, but I spent some more time with it today, and I have to wonder why some are hating on the game. Yeah, it's not the beefy, manly Contra, but then again, it do... read

E3 10: Holmes and Contra vs. Hard Corps Uprising

Jun 20
Me and Contra are pissed. For some reason, Konami and Arc Systems have totally forsaken us. Their upcoming XBLA/PSN release, Hard Corps Uprising, is a Contra game. It just is. To play it is to play a game from the Contra ser... read

Konami XBLA 'classics' to hit retail at odd price

Dec 08
According to Amazon, Konami will be bringing two Xbox LIVE Arcade game complications to retail this month.  Konami Classics Volume 1 will feature Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Frogger, and Super Contra. The second ... read

The first level of Contra remade in Half-Life 2

Nov 24
Someone remade the first level from the original Contra using Half-Life 2. You all should be extremely familiar with this level as you've died at least a thousand times in it. At least. It's pretty awesome getting to see thi... read

The Memory Card .67: Scaling the waterfall

Sep 17
"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Online multiplayer is revolutionary. The fact that almost every con... read

Review: Contra ReBirth

Sep 14 // Jonathan Holmes
The surreal mixing of Hollywood references, real-life political terminology, and sci-fi craziness has long been a staple of Konami action games, but the Contra series takes that special brand of weirdness to another level. In... read feature

Contra ReBirth comes stateside to WiiWare on Monday

Sep 04
You may not have known it, but Konami has recently published a new Contra Game. Japan, Europe and Australia have already been enjoying the new Contra ReBirth on WiiWare -- some since May, and now it's finally our turn to figh... read

Konami ESRB tease: Shadow of Destiny, Contra Rebirth

Aug 04
Two do-wanty games are probably headed our way from Konami. Both were let out of the bag by the folks at the ESRB, who had to drop a rating on them first. We're always poking around to see what's coming up, but this time the ... read

Palm Pre's hidden dev mode unlocked via Konami code?

Jun 10
Phone freaks surely know about the Palm Pre, the first device to truly give Apple's iPhone a run for its money. And if AT&T's network and service keeps sucking, you may see many more of these sexy mobile phones, available... read

Contra ReBirth gameplay footage explosion!

May 12
The recently announced Contra ReBirth got me very excited. Like, holding-a-Trapper Keeper-over-my-pants-area-as-I-try-to-maneuver-my-way-from-the-cafeteria-to-the-bathroom-without-anyone-from-my-classes-noticing-anything-out-... read

Konami taking prenatal vitamins, prepares for Contra Rebirth

May 08
Konami Japan has announced Contra Rebirth is coming to the Wii via WiiWare in Japan this summer. Not much is known about the game other than the fact that it's supposedly an all-new Contra adventure, borrowing liberally ... read

Contra action figures hit the scene; Teela breaks up with He-Man

Jan 29
I am not a toy expert like our brothers and sisters over at, but I know a good toy when I see one. And, man, these Mad Dog & Scorpion Contra action figures are some damn good toys.Created by John "Jin-Sao... read

RetroforceGO! Episode 39: Contra

Mar 03
What's more manly? The ripped and bulging form of Chad Concelmo (seen above)? Or the over the top manliness of the Contra series? The correct answer: neither. Just to give you an example of how manly Chad is, he woke up this ... read

RetroforceGO! recording episode 39 tonight: Contra!

Mar 02
This week's show is all about Contra, and how Chad can probably kick your ass at it. No, really. He'll try to be modest and say "Aw, you guys," but it's no joke. The man is 1337. Anyway, we know you fought over the ... read

Manliness, Video Games, and You -- Lv. 6: The Contra Duo

Nov 22
[Editor's note: LethalHairdo is manly. How manly? So manly, that I forgot to write him a special Editor's note message. If you think you're a man, then read LethalHairdo's series. It will make you grow chest hair on your ball... read
Well, lo and behold, it looks like Dyson has finally decided to come out of writing retirement to make a post. It sure has been awhile folks, hasn’t it? Since it’s been awhile, you may be asking yourself, “W... read feature

McDeathSteak, er, Contra 4 site is live!

Nov 06
The new Contra 4 site is full of testosterone and epicness. The bad ass Contra theme song plays the entire time you're at the site. Not only that, but everytime you click on a link to a different part of the site, a freaking ... read

The Contra Trailer. Another awesome video from Team Awesome

Nov 02
Back in June, Nintendo was holding a contest called the "Nintendo Short Cuts" where anyone could send in a video and win some prizes. Out off all the videos that were submitted, only one out shined the rest and I th... read

The Great Retro Quiz! .07: Contra

Oct 24
The Contra series has been on my mind a lot this week. Not only did I play a ton of Super C and Contra III: The Alien Wars, but Konami had an expanded, playable version of the upcoming Contra 4 at E for All and,... read

Contra 4 bonus content revealed, heads explode

Oct 12
We're already giddy over the pseudo-retro goodness that is Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS, but this might toss it into game of the year category. Konami has announced plans to celebrate the franchises 20th anniversary with a sl... read

Prepare to have your minds blown: Contra 4 box art is out of hand

Oct 05
A kind soul over at NeoGAF secured and scanned a copy of the sell-sheet for Konami's upcoming DS title, Contra 4. Maybe you've heard of it, but if you haven't (I worry about you), I dare you to tell me that this isn't the kin... read

Create a Contra 4 character: Konami is getting really lazy after two decades

Sep 19
Konami, home to such classics as Castlevania, Metal Gear and Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, has revealed one of the more clever promotional contests in recent memory: a competition to design a brand-new unlockable charact... read

The Memory Card .16: Riding under the missiles

Sep 14
Sometimes videogame moments don’t have to be emotionally powerful or include some major plot twist to seal a place in your memory forever. Honestly, sometimes they just have to be awesome.And by “awesome” I ... read

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