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1:00 PM on 09.03.2011

Solatorobo videos showcase furry combat

With a bunch of incredible-looking games arriving this fall for the DS (that will actually see release in the US, *ahem*), Nintendo's lame duck portable still has some vitality left in it. One such promising title is anthrop...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 07.02.2011

Ground control to Fox McCloud ...

This is one of the oddest, but most awesome videos I have seen in a long time. I don't even know how to describe it. It is a short (the first of a series?) starring the Star Fox characters as stuffed animals, walking, talkin...

Chad Concelmo

6:30 PM on 04.11.2011

DS Action RPG Solatorobo coming to Europe

If it seems like I've been in a furry mood recently, I can assure you it's all one big unfortunate coincidence. Here's some news that isn't unfortunate! Remember that Japanese DS game Solatorobo that we mentioned a few months...

Tony Ponce

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

2:40 PM on 02.11.2011

Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: World of Warcraft

HAWP just kicked off its third season, and the opening episode has something for everyone. Sex, Violence, World of Warcraft; it's all here. If you think you knew everything there was to know about the way the Burch family ope...

Jonathan Holmes

12:10 AM on 12.06.2010

Dtoid (the show) week 8: Bad ass Hollywood all stars

I can't even begin to recap all the stuff that happened this week on The Destructoid Show. Despite the fact that we're in a pre-VGA's news lull, we still found plenty to talk about. Off the top of my head, I know that Tofu Bo...

Jonathan Holmes

10:28 AM on 09.18.2010

TGS: The Accidental Pervert's best of booth companions

So, as it turns out, there is a law in Japan against taking a girl's picture without her permission. Not only did I not know this, but even if I did, I have no idea how to ask a girl in Japanese if I am allowed to take her p...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 08.07.2010

Puppies and J-Pop combine in this Okamiden trailer

I felt bad for all the DS games at E3 2010, especially Okamiden. How could any DS title possibly follow the unveiling of the 3DS? It just wasn't fair. I hope that Okami fans (all 200,000 or so of you) are still willing to bu...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 08.01.2010

BlazBlue producer wants to stick with 2D

Hey, did you read Ben's review of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift? It's pretty awesome, much better than the review some bozo posted on Dtoid for the original game. Ragna is NOT a bounty hunter, OK? OMG, the fact that Ragna is NOT ...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 07.05.2010

Ape Escape 4 is coming to Europe

This is almost a Captain Obvious post, but hey, I'll take any excuse to talk about Ape Escape 4 that I can get. Not seeing the game at E3 10 was easily one of my biggest disappointments of the show. Sony still seems resistant...

Jonathan Holmes

2:20 PM on 06.23.2010

Squirrel girl Makoto comes to BlazBlue via DLC

In ground breaking news for fans of BlazBlue and squirrels(!!!!), some Famitsu scans reveal that Arc System Works and Aksys are going to release downloads for brand new characters to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift when it lau...

Ben Perlee





9:00 AM on 05.16.2010

Animated Pokemon Black/White fights, now in blur-o-vision

Forgive the blurriness of these videos taken straight from this week's Pokemon Sunday, but they're the best that I can post right now. Blurry or not, they show us one thing for certain; the days of fully static Pokemon battl...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 AM on 05.09.2010

Silhouettes of the Pokemon Black/White starters revealed

Every time a new Pokemon game comes out, people freak over the starters. They're never universally accepted, garnering a lot of "That one looks too much like a (blank) crossed with a (blank), and therefore, it sucks and I hat...

Jonathan Holmes



Review: Monster Hunter Tri photo
Review: Monster Hunter Tri
by Jonathan Holmes

Did you play the Monster Hunter Tri demo? If not, don't bother. It sucked.

Okay, that's subjective, but it's definitely fair to say that the Monster Hunter Tri demo did not accurately represent the full game. Imagine if Rockstar put out a demo for the next GTA game that had you inside of a car as soon as you boot it up, and had you drive from point A to point B to point C, and then it ended. Or, if Nintendo put out a demo for Pokémon where you get in two gym battles with a pre-set team of pocket monsters. Sure, that would show off a little of what it's like to play those games, but it would do almost nothing to give you a sense of what the full experiences entail. It would also make those games look pretty boring and crappy. That's exactly what the Monster Hunter Tri demo did for Monster Hunter Tri.

The real game isn't just a series of moderately clunky fights against a few different kinds of made-up dinosaurs. The real Monster Hunter Tri is something that takes the structure of Zelda's side-quests and combines it with aspects of Shadow of the Colossus, Pokémon, and World of Warcraft. That equation in the Monster Hunter series is the hottest thing going in Japan right now, and with Monster Hunter Tri, the series has a fighting chance of replicating that success in the Western world.

Does Monster Hunter Tri have what it takes to convert you into the Church of Jaggi? Hit the jump to find out.

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11:00 PM on 04.29.2010

Rumor: Earthworm Jim 4 coming to Wii

Some man went to someplace and met the man who created Earthworm Jim. The man said that the Earthworm Jim making-man said that Earthworm Jim 4 is coming to the Wii. I read what that man heard the other man say, so I decided t...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 04.20.2010

Dtoid's guess-packed Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 prediction post

After over ten years of waiting, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has finally been announced. Yes, we're psyched, but we're also freaked out. A lot has changed for both Marvel and Capcom over the past ten years. Multiple new Marvel and Ca...

Jonathan Holmes