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Remix! A nostalgic look at the evolution of PC games


Jul 19
// Jordan Devore
Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps an...
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Games being made based on Ashley Davis' Famicase art


Jul 12
// Tony Ponce
I gotta tell ya, everything's coming up Milhouse for former Dtoid editor Ashley Davis! Every year, the Meteor store in Tokyo hosts the My Famicase Exhibition, a gallery in which artists submit  cartridge labels for fake ...
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Musician Side Brain busts a move with an NES controller


Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
Electronic musician Side Brain likes to have a little bit of fun with his beats. Using the Ableton Live music sequencer, he is able to plug in pretty much any controller and go to town. He can use... oh, for example... an NE...
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A chiptune tribute to John Carpenter's synth movie scores


May 31
// Tony Ponce
Sometimes it pays to stalk people on Twitter. For example, I was peeping in on Max Scoville's feed when he dropped word of a John Carpenter chiptune tribute album. Naturally, my interest was piqued. Famed film director John C...
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Custom Super Metroid UI for Android phones is the shiznit


Apr 26
// Tony Ponce
Reddit user telekinetic just wanted to make a custom battery gauge for his Android phone, but one thing led to another and... well... this happened. I've only owned an iPhone since Christmas, and though I'm happy with it, I r...
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Yo dawg, I herd u like videogames and haircuts...


Apr 23
// Tony Ponce
... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled! If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro ...
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Glorious! Mario 3 airship constructed out of LEGO bricks


Feb 29
// Tony Ponce
I said, "Daaaaamn, son!" In November 2011, LEGO hobbyist Julius von Brunk began construction of a Super Mario Bros. 3 airship, the realization of a dream he's had ever since playing the original NES game way back in the day. ...
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CES: Ice Dragon Cooling brought their cool dragon


Jan 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
Do any of you guys water cool your PCs? The very idea of having liquid of any kind running through one of my computers scares the crap out of me because I just know that I'll screw it up somewhere and wind up with a soggy sys...
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A collection of videogame maps drawn from memory


Jan 13
// Tony Ponce
Here's a novel idea: ask gamers to recreate stage layouts and overworld maps from their favorite games... without any sort of reference! The result is Mapstalgia, a place where folks can upload hand-drawn game maps spawned en...
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Badass! This Mega Man Zero sprite film is intense


Jan 09
// Tony Ponce
No, sir! Sprite films will never die! NEVER!!! What you see above is a re-imagining by YouTuber ultimatemaverickx of the final battle in Mega Man Zero 3. If you haven't played any of the Zero series, you'll probably be wonde...
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New cooking show makes videogame food a reality


Dec 23
// Tony Ponce
Okay, are you guys ready for this? Jimmy Wong, the brother of SFX guru Freddie Wong, has conceived a new web series called Feast of Fiction, which takes foodstuffs from fictional media and prepares them for consumption. In t...
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Japanese gaming chair or sex furniture? You decide!


Dec 05
// Tony Ponce
True story: Back when I lived in Japan, I owned a children's folding chair that sat directly on the floor without any legs. It clicked into place so you could adjust your reclining angle and flattened out for easy storage. It...
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Indie Game Music Bundle now even sweeter, ends today


Nov 28
// Jordan Devore
It warms my frozen heart to see a group of good-intentioned, like-minded individuals come together to offer consumers something of value at a reasonable price. Such is the case with this past weekend's Indie Game Music Bundle...
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Nintendo offices have rupee pillows!?!?


Nov 13
// Tony Ponce
I don't know who this "Andrew Kelly" cat is or how he managed to breach the impenetrable walls of Nintendo's headquarters, but none of that matters! People! People! People! There are rupee pillows in the Nintendo offices! Again, there are rupee pillows at the Nintendo offices! Why does this get me so hot and bothered? I don't know! Rupee pillows at Nintendo by Andrew Kelly [Hipstamatic]
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Robo-Garriott keeps those inefficient flesh-bags in line


Oct 30
// Tony Ponce
Ultima grandmaster Richard Garriott is Big Brother -- no matter where you go, no matter what you do, he's always watching, contemplating, judging. At Garriott's social and mobile game company Portalarium in Austin, Texas, he...
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Custom EarthBound sprites are sex for the soul


Oct 09
// Tony Ponce
Remember that collage of hundreds of videogame stars made to look like Mega Man sprites? Wasn't that neato keen? What would you say to the same kind of treatment, only in the style of EarthBound / Mother? Would you also appro...
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Algebraic! Pokemon spoof video by Adventure Time crew


Oct 08
// Tony Ponce
Do you like Pokémon? Do you like Adventure Time? Do you like Pokémon in your Adventure Time? Do you like Adventure Time in your Pokémon? Do you like peanut butter in your chocolate? Adventure Time creato...
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Cool Mario toys recreate key moments in series history


Sep 25
// Tony Ponce
Keychains are one thing, but these? Now you're playing dirty, Japan! A pair of New Super Mario Bros.-branded figurines were released recently in Japan. These sets produce sound to recreate two very iconic moments in Mario his...
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Freddie Wong has one crazy commute to work


Sep 11
// Tony Ponce
Asian Keebler Elf Freddie Wong has pulled off another game-inspired package of ooey, gooey, sunshine-filled delights. How does he spice up an otherwise boring day at the office? Why, by going all "open world" during the morning commute, that's how! Gamer Commute [YouTube]
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Bookmark this! PixelProspector's indie dev resource guide


Aug 10
// Jordan Devore
I'm continually amazed by the creativity of Destructoid readers. Some of you are able to channel your talents into creating videogames, which is, again, pretty incredible. If you've ever given it a try, you know how challengi...
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Megamalgamation: 375 iconic Mega Men


Jul 12
// Daniel Starkey
Alright, I'm not going to lie -- I really like seeing people take their own spin on characters or artwork. For example, while not exactly a brony myself, I spent way longer than any grown man should browsing the My Little Pon...
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Stats! 500 million videogames sold in 2010 worldwide


Jun 13
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Sure, we're all busy looking at the future thanks to E3 but let's not forget that 2010 was a huge year for gaming. It's hard to think back to all the important and significant moments but thankfully AggreGame went ahead and ...
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E3: The show is over, but we're only getting started


Jun 09
// Jordan Devore
Wow, this has been an insane week. We want to thank you, faithful readers, for commenting, tweeting, giving us feedback, and on the whole, putting up with our nonsense. It's been our pleasure getting genuinely happy about vid...
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The end is nigh: Steam introduces daily deals


May 16
// Jordan Devore
Steam has historically done an exceptional job with providing semi-regular discounts; now, there's going to be a new one every single day. This could be very bad news, depending on your level of self control. Or fantastic, if...
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Twenty years of Blizzard: A retrospective


Mar 07
// Jordan Devore
Strap yourselves in, readers. For it's Blizzard's "extended" 20th anniversary, and the studio has come bearing gifts. Namely, a shockingly in-depth retrospective video. Grab a tasty beverage, pop that popcorn, and give it a w...
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Neat built-in 3DS StreetPass games and options detailed


Feb 21
// Dale North
There's some built-in games that use the 3DS' StreetPass pass-by communication functionality. One is called Street Pass Quest, and it's a turn-based battle game where you'll work to rescue your Mii. You'll actually use Miis y...
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Want to party with Destructoid at PAX East?


Feb 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
PAX East takes place in just under a month! Nerds Handsome intelligent people with alternative interests such as gaming from around the world are descending upon Boston, Massachusetts. The expo is open from March 11-13 and gi...
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Old but good: YouTube hides Snake game in embedded video


Feb 14
// Dale North
Fancy a game of Snake? Simply hit the down direction key on your keyboard when you see video buffering in an embedded YouTube video. Try it on the one above. Old? Who cares! It's Snake! First, click play. When you see the ri...
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PAX East 3-day passes expected to sell out soon


Feb 04
// Jordan Devore
Thinking of attending PAX East 2011 next month? In that case, heads up -- Penny Arcade believes 3-day badges for the convention will sell out in about 16 days "based on current trends." And, since they made it all official-li...
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Original Sound Version picks the best soundtracks of 2010


Jan 29
// Jordan Devore
Our friends at Original Sound Version have posted their Original Soundtrack of the Year awards. Those in the market for some smooth tunes, take note -- you'll want to dig out your headphones in a second. The site covered not ...

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