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9:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Fashion Alert: Who Wore It Better?

The Daisy-Dukes-and-a-'Beater look is back in a big way this season! Who's rocking the outfit better, Funky Kong or Poison?

Max Scoville

7:00 AM on 12.20.2013

HIYA! Funky Kong confirmed for DKC: Tropical Freeze

Shortly after confirming a playable Cranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo has finally confirmed the existence of another character that was long rumored to be in the game -- Funky Kong. Nintendo hasn'...

Chris Carter



Review: NES Remix photo
Review: NES Remix
by Chris Carter

If you're a veteran of the NES era, you've played its countless classics many times before. You may have bought them multiple times, either out of nostalgia or for convenience when a new system arrives. Modern gamers may scoff at the notion, but classic-chasers persevere, because it makes them happy.

Leave it to Nintendo to invent a new way to play all these old games yet again in the form of the Wii U game NES Remix. The good news is, it's actually pretty fun -- if you can still stomach playing them.

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11:30 AM on 12.18.2013

Cranky Kong goes bananas in new Donkey Kong trailer

We got lots of new info from today's Nintendo Direct, and amongst all the news was the latest trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It shows off just what you'd expect with all the crazy platforming featuring the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 12.12.2013

VICE's The New Kings of Kong checks in on the champs

"When I play a game, it's not really for fun -- it's to kick the shit out of this game." And with that, we have our "villain" in the Donkey Kong high score rivalry between the mild-mannered current record holder Dr. Hank Chi...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 12.07.2013

Nintendo confirms Cranky Kong for DKC: Tropical Freeze

Meaty Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime made an appearance tonight on Spike TV's VGX awards show to confirm Cranky Kong will be the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The elder statesman...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 PM on 12.03.2013

More Fallout 4 Clues, Microsoft Threshold & Cranky Kong

Hey guys! Here's another newsy-type update, which I hope can become a regular thing. It's not quite the Destructoid show you're used to, but you can see we've made some progress. I swear to god, Destructoid has been cursed by...

Max Scoville

8:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Dixie is back in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

My gut reaction to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze -- and I say this is a huge fan of the franchise (I even liked and still like DK64!) -- was that of ever so slight disappointment. Which just goes to show where expecta...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 10.02.2013

Rhymedown Spectacular: Cabin Fever

Oh look, more bloody poems for your damn eyeholes.  You are totally allowed to look at this video by clicking on it and watching it until completion. It's okay, I won't mind. I won't tell.

Jim Sterling

9:10 AM on 10.01.2013

Nintendo delays DKC: Tropical Freeze until Februrary 2014

Considering how packed the November and December schedule looked for Nintendo, many fans expected a delay on at least one or two games. Well it seems as if Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be a part of that predicted...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 07.26.2013

Stop in the name of love: Donkey Kong in stop motion

You know what's hard? Or at least terribly tedious? Stop motion animation. That didn't stop YouTuber Guiz de Pessemier, however, when his Donkey Kong NES cartridge refused to work -- even after he blew on it, no less. No, he...

Steven Hansen





1:00 AM on 07.19.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales surpass 500,000 units

Good news, everybody! Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold more than 505,000 combined physical and digital units. More than 20% of the total sales came from the digital sales, in fact. Nintendo says that internal sales trackers...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:15 AM on 07.18.2013

Reminder: Donkey Kong NES is $0.30 on the Wii U VC

As a reminder, Donkey Kong (NES) is $0.30 on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's the last game in the Wii U Virtual Console Anniversary Sale, and the deal will continue until August 13th. Sadly, Nintendo hasn't announced whether ...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 07.02.2013

Club Nintendo has updated their digital rewards

Starting today until August 4th on Club Nintendo, you'll be able to pick up Aura-Aura Climber (100 Coins), Star Fox 64 (200 Coins), Donkey Kong '94 (100 Coins), and Super Punch Out!! (150). While I can't wholly recommend Aura...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Amazon discounts Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more

[Update: Looks like Amazon has sold out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but other 3DS titles are still currently available. Better act fast!] If my Facebook feed has been any indication, then everyone (their moms included) alre...

Wesley Ruscher

11:00 PM on 06.23.2013

Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero

Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent...

Tony Ponce