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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...


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]


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


SEGA has revealed that it has several "projects" in the works to commemorate the anniversary of two well-known franchises -- Sonic the Hedgehog and Puyo Puyo. Both games turn 20 this year, and SEGA aims to celebrate both birt...


After These Messages is Doctor Octoroc's new chiptunes album, and it's unbelievably good. Granted, if you are at all familiar with his prior work, it's not that unbelievable; this is the man who brought us 8-Bit Jesus, after ...


Trying to play Monaco at PAX, let alone talk to the developer at length, was a practical impossibility if you didn't have a lot of time on your hands. The small booth housing Andy Schatz's IGF-winning title and Chris Hecker's...


The announcement of DmC was completely overshadowed by the revelation that Dante had been given a complete makeover, complete with darker hair, darker clothes, and a twink face. Many people called the look "emo" because they ...


If you were at PAX Prime this year, you don't need me to tell you how successful the show was. Merely walking around the packed show floor -- or anywhere nearby downtown Seattle -- told you everything. You literally couldn't ...


That picture never ceases to freak me out. As previously brought to our fine pages by way of Anthony, the Indie Fund is a system in which a handful of successful, kind-hearted independent developers help fund up-and-coming in...


When I watch TV, play games or do anything that involves sitting down, I can never get comfortable.  Perhaps it's the shark blood running in my veins, or the fact that I drink 5000 fluid ounces of tea before noon. Whatev...


The team who brought us ModDB -- one of the best online resources for finding videogames mods, in my opinion -- is at it again with IndieDB. As you probably guessed, this new site takes the same great concept but limits its c...


Flower. Love it or hate it, one thing is for sure, you either loved it, or you hated it -- the true sign of an experimental game not afraid to take us to strange new places. If these screenshots for thatgamecompany's next Pla...


I like Legos well enough. I also obviously like videogames. As well, it has been proven that, like peanut butter and chocolate, Legos and videogames have gone well together...at least in the digital realm. Not so much has bee...


The tremendous short film Street Fighter: Legacy deserves your attention. I know we Internet writers like to promote urgency when it comes to anything and everything we talk about, but this time I really do mean it with compl...


There are two types of people in this world. Those who happily play Dwarf Fortress, and those who want to play it but can't because there are a number of scary-looking barriers to entry. For those of us who fall into the siss...


Activision has been boasting that it made millions out of the Modern Warfare 2 "Stimulus Pack" DLC. Fellow publisher and bitter rival Electronic Arts never misses a chance to criticize Activision, and has been quick to state ...


Taking a look at MAG's maps from a bird's-eye view shouldn't be this interesting. But here we are! Much like sticking your face against a long-uncleaned airplane window to gaze down upon the world, there's something about the...


While it pains me slightly to post this because it means Topher Cantler, a man cooler than the other side of the pillow, is not, I must. Episode 4 of The Journalism Show is here and the people need to know! In this episode G...


Patchwork Heroes is exactly what we need more of on not only the PSP, but across all platforms. It's a shame oddball games from Japan don't necessarily translate greatly to sales here in the states. Really, when was the last ...


How did you like Resident Evil 5? Were you one of the many who loved the game, or were you among those who thought it was something of a failure? What do you think of the mandatory co-op? Did you think the move toward an acti...


I will kill for a new Battletoads game. You hear me, Rare? You're not doing anything else worthwhile, you could do this. Other than stupid memes that crush my hopes and dreams I have nothing to tide me over. I suppose these c...


If you like videogames, you probably visit 7-11 fairly often -- or so Sony and 7-11 hope, anyway. Ad Age reports that the companies have joined with Mountain Dew, the nectar of the gods as far as gamers are concerned, to put ...


[Update] BUMP!  You're going to have to join our Minecraft Google Group first before you can join the server. Join here NOW! No, you didn't hear wrong -- Destructoid now officially has a Minecraft server. Rejoice! W...


The music from the Final Fantasy series is epic. Hearing the music played live by a full orchestra is even more so. Unfortunately full orchestras are very expensive and I know from experience that if you try to kidnap one it ...


Holidays are a great time for gaming news. Not because there's something industry-shaking going on (there's not), but because videogame companies like sending out Christmas cards. They also sometimes like donating money to sa...


NeoGAF stumbled upon a rather interesting little slice of history that may very well be Nintendo's first ever mention in North America. It's a section of the New York Times from 1955, way back when Nintendo was still making p...


By now, you have hopefully taken some time out of your schedule to tinker with the more interesting 2010 Independent Games Festival Main Competition entries. If not, it's never too late to remedy your gaming sin. Today is the...


The ten finalists for 2BeeGames' Indie Game Competition have been chosen. Let it be known that this is the second competition -- our strict headline character limit here at Destructoid didn't want to cut me any slack today. T...


Capcom loves a good fighting game crossover. Having recently released an updated Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Capcom vs. Tatsunoko, the popular publisher is looking for a brand new crossover franchise, and wants your ideas! If you...


Remember the guy who said "The way you manufacture a Wii is you take two GameCubes and duct tape. It's not clear to me that Nintendo gives a sh*t about gaming as an art form". Yeah, that was Chris Hecker, and he jus...






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