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3:45 PM on 11.04.2011

A good Sonic game, you guys! Oh my God!

What!?!? Sonic Generations is not total garbage!? We have to let the world know! Four out of five! Four out of five! Four out of five! Busted Pixel: Sonic Generations (A New Beginning) [YouTube]

Tony Ponce

12:15 PM on 08.05.2011

Sonic Team: Old school Sonic fans hard to please

Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka has stated that Sonic the Hedgehog's older fans are a tough audience, and that trying to keep them happy while providing gameplay innovations has always been a problem. He's hoping Sonic Generat...

Jim Sterling





10:15 AM on 07.22.2011

REPORT: You're not owed any UMvC3 character!

Destructoid has uncovered some mindblowing news that will shock and awe the gaming community -- we have discovered, through serious JOURNALISM, that Capcom does not owe you Mega Man or any other character in Ultimate Marvel v...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 07.01.2011

Sony: Only the most hardcore gamers use PlayStation Home

Sony has claimed that only the most hardcore PS3 gamers use PlayStation Home. That sounds like a failure, given the services casual, Second Life-esque dressing, but if Sony wants to spin the fact that a comparatively&nbs...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 06.26.2011

Fans bring Xenoblade to #1 on Amazon, internet goes wild

It looks the vague report from Nintendo customer service that Xenoblade (also known as Monado: Beginning of the World) is still slated for release in the United States isn't confirmation enough for some people. A group of fan...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 PM on 06.15.2011

Interview: OMG I interviewed Cliffy B: Fangirl edition

If you follow Destructoid regularly or know anything about me, you will understand how godamn excited I must have been for this interview. I make no apologies for what you are about to watch but I do warn you that ...

Hollie Bennett

5:20 PM on 04.11.2011

Old and new Sonic have reconciled their differences...

... and found love on the battlefield. "Modern x Classic Quickie" by SEGAMew [DeviantART]

Tony Ponce



Green-eyes Sonic is fine! Get over it! photo
Green-eyes Sonic is fine! Get over it!
by Tony Ponce

You caught that new Sonic teaser, right? For Sega, another year means another potentially misguided attempt at bringing the blue blur "back to his roots." 'Round the Sonic Cycle we go, once again!

This latest nostalgia grab finds the Sonic of the present meeting his Genesis incarnation, pot-belly and all. For years, we've had to deal with outraged fans who would not shut up about how the modern Sonic design is sooooo stupid and the classic one was a billion times better. If only Sega would give him back his old look, then all the problems with the franchise would be solved!

Sega probably tossed in the throwback look as a kind gesture to long-time players, but I think it's only going to fan the flames of dissension even harder. Already in some circles, the complaints have begun anew. But before I explain how foolish this whole non-issue is, I ought to share my personal preference.

I really like Sonic's modern design and prefer it over the classic one. There's nothing wrong with it at all.

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6:30 PM on 03.28.2011

Hater vandalizes Tecmo Koei building, calls games 'sh*t'

Tecmo Koei's Japanese office building has been attacked by a particularly hateful fanboy who doesn't seem to appreciate the company's games.  The remarks spraypainted on the building are remarkably bitter and hateful. Su...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 03.27.2011

Sundays with Sagat: Fighting game fans are insane

Disclaimer -- I wasn't originally going to post this video. I shot it the same week that Sagat and Pals review Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and within a few days after the game launched, most of the stuff about on how Marvel Vs. Cap...

Jonathan Holmes

8:40 AM on 03.23.2011

Crytek: Crysis 2 is developed for PC first, not consoles

As with any previous PC exclusive that goes multiplatform, Crysis 2 has come under fire from the PC elitist crowd who bemoan the "dumbing down" of the game and declare -- without evidence -- that the game was made for console...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 02.13.2011

Fan-Made 80s Teen Comedy 'Legend of Zelda' Trailer is Rad

Like a a lot of people, I have a very special place in my heart-container for The Legend of Zelda series. On top of that, I'm also a sucker for 80s pop-culture. That's probably why I made a teenage girl-ish giggle-squeak whe...

Max Scoville

3:00 AM on 01.22.2011

Beyond Black Mesa short film

Remember that trailer a few monts back for that fan-made Half-Life movie called Beyond Black Mesa? The full short is now out and here it is for your viewing pleasure. Personally, I didn't think too much of it. I like the pro...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:40 AM on 01.06.2011

Vogel: Game developers shouldn't read their own forums

Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has written an interesting little article imploring fellow game developers not to spend too much time in the trenches with the fans.  Vogel provides three sound reasons for not readi...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 12.24.2010

Pachter: Incorrect once a week, only fanboys care

Industry analyst Michael "shiny testes" Pachter is a little bit tired of gamers arguing over his words. While he admits he doesn't seem to go a week without being incorrect, he defends himself in Game Informer by saying that ...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 12.01.2010

Jaffe to Destructoid: Can't I have an opinion!?

Twisted Metal director David Jaffe upset a number of our more mental Xbox 360 fanboys yesterday when we quoted his comments on console exclusivity. After earning a torrent of vitriol from various community members for flying ...

Jim Sterling