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9:00 PM on 04.02.2014

See what it took for Mega64 to make Kutaragi's Way

As in years past, Mega64 made some videos for the Game Developers Conference. This year in particular was really special, as they were able to get Ken "Father of PlayStation" Kutaragi himself to be involved. The team had a t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 04.02.2014

Frog Fractions 2 devs' Kickstarter Sim captures the thrills of crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing funding for your game has been all the rage the past couple of years. We know full well how everything comes off from the audience's side, but what do the developers go through? Twinbeard, the makers of Frog Fra...

Brett Makedonski



The best gaming related April Fools jokes of 2014 photo
The best gaming related April Fools jokes of 2014
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Today's that special day in the year where everyone likes to lie and mess with people's heads. Some are better than others, so let's take a look at what we think were the best ones of this year's April Fools festivities.

Out of all the jokes, Octodad with 32 dads is the one I think that really needs to happen. Come on, you know you want it too. 

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Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Infinite Power of The Cloud photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Infinite Power of The Cloud
by Max Scoville

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. That's what the focus of this week's Dumb Idiot Ideas is the power of the cloud, and how it will change all of us as people.

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9:30 AM on 03.28.2014

Wanna start your Friday feeling depressed?

In My Girl (from Soda Drinker Pro and Vivian Clark creator Will Brierly) you play as Thomas J in a coming-of-age story that's... well, I'm sure you've seen the 1991 movie. In this game you are Macaulay Culkin's character. So you know what happens. Spoiler: It's bummertime. Even the MIDI version of the song "My Girl" adds to the bummer vibe. You can play My Girl right here.

Dale North



DTOID News: Arkham Knights, Watchdogs, Goats and Ninja Turtles photo
DTOID News: Arkham Knights, Watchdogs, Goats and Ninja Turtles
by Max Scoville

Today, I can finally talk about my impressions of Batman: Arkham Knight, which I saw back and GDC. There’s some new stuff about Watchdogs that’s actually gotten my attention, Sonic has Zelda-themed DLC, Fulgore’s in Killer Instinct finally, Goat Simulator rules, and Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks exactly as idiotic as a reasonable person would expect such a thing to be.

 

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5:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Bow down to these silly Street Fighter II capsule toys

I loooooove capsule toys. Known in Japan as gashapon, these overpriced plastic trinkets can be found in every corner of my home. I have a miniature Sega console collection in a glass case. I decorated one of my bathrooms in P...

Dale North

11:15 AM on 03.27.2014

Frog Fractions 2 adds $2B stretch goal to buy Oculus VR back from Facebook

The big news of the week was Facebook's surprising purchase of Oculus VR, the company behind the crowdfunded virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. Naturally, the denizens of the Internet (over)reacted unfavorably, and Minecraf...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Goat Simulator pulls a Dead Island for its emotional launch trailer

Two seconds. Two seconds into this launch trailer for Goat Simulator and I was already laughing. It's coming to Steam on April 1, 2014 because that's only fitting. To be clear, yes, Goat Simulator is an actual, real game eve...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Listen to 25 minutes of Goat Simulator music insanity

So when I watched the Goat Simulator trailer I was so focused on the actual gameplay that I glazed over the soundtrack. Thankfully I came across the extended version of the trailer song and I haven't been able to stop replaying it. Yes, I know. I'm not right in the head.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Video: Alt.Ctrl.GDC shows weird new ways of pushing buttons photo
Video: Alt.Ctrl.GDC shows weird new ways of pushing buttons
by Max Scoville

There was a wonderful spread of strange and interesting indie games at GDC, including a special exhibit called Alt.Ctrl, focusing on projects that made use of unusual controllers. Bill Zoeker screwed around with these for a bit before discussing what it's like to play a game with pedals, knobs, dials, cables, sleeping bags, and a receipt printer.

If you want to find out more, I dug up the websites for all of these games:

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5:30 PM on 03.24.2014

Kutaragi's Way is some of Mega64's best work

I was only able to catch bits and pieces of the Independent Games Festival awards and the Game Developers Choice awards last week, but I did manage to see what must have been one of the evening's best moments: Kutaragi's Way...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 03.20.2014

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit

A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks

Ninja Sex Party and Egoraptor's latest music video single from their Starbomb album is all about Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter having a rap battle. It's mostly a battle about their dicks and stuff. The animation this time around was done by Spazkidin3D, and if you like Egoraptor's style of comedy than you'll really enjoy the stuff Spazkid does.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 03.17.2014

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot

Japan has teamed up with Adidas and The Pokemon Company for a promotional campaign leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That Mary Sue pocket monster is taking advantage of the weight its shed over the years to lead Jap...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 03.15.2014

Team Rogket blasts off

A reddit user found a website where you can pay people a very small amount of money to read whatever scripts you want. So he paid a couple of guys to do the Team Rocket theme from the Pokemon cartoons. Japanator even did a feature about them, and you can check that out here. It's all very stupid, yet made me laugh like an idiot.

Hamza CTZ Aziz