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Here's what that big-ass 2DS screen looks like


2DS cracked open to see the magic inside
Oct 15
Just a bit after its announcement, we learned that the 2DS screens are really just one big screen with some facing plastic and software doing the trickery. Those clever kids at Nintendo never fail to surprise.  Rose Colo... read
Quadrilateral Cowboy

Quadrilateral Cowboy trailer leaves me anxious for more


Still no release date for Brendon Chung's 20th century hacking game
Oct 07
This new trailer for Quadrilateral Cowboy has reminded me how much I want to play that game. I got a brief taste back at PAX Prime in 2012 and was immediately hooked by its lo-fi hacking aesthetic, especially after playing B... read
Ubisoft hacked

Change your password: Ubisoft online systems compromised


Personal payment info NOT affected by intrusion
Jul 02
Ubisoft has issued a security update warning that usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords have been obtained from the company's account database. "We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain ... read
Newer SMB Wii

NEWER Super Mario Bros. Wii is available for free


Fan-made hack brings tons of new content to the Wii platformer
Jun 20
If you are a Wii U owner and possess a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, you've probably downloaded New Super Luigi U from the eShop already. That, or you are waiting on the limited edition retail release in the coming months... read
EVE DDoS attack

EVE Online server taken down because of DDoS attack


Someone broke it
Jun 03
Yesterday EVE Online experienced some difficulties and was taken offline for most of the day. A distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) was launched against the Tranquility server cluster and prevented players from loggin... read
Gunpoint demo

Gunpoint demo available now, releases next week


Stealthy hacky punch-that-guy game
May 28
Gunpoint, and indie game about hacking, sneaking, and knocking guys through windows, now has a demo available on the main site for you all to get your certainly-grubby mitts on. Pre-orders are also available, with the b... read
CS:GO

Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map


Now this is the sort of crazy mod hack I've been waiting for out of CS:GO
Apr 19
Sometimes you need to put down the AK-47, pause the terrorist hunt, and play Super Mario Bros. Using a server plugin, a clever modder that goes by the name skwumpy created the Sourcemod Entertainment System or SMES, which le... read
Blood Dragon

uPlay workaround resulted in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon leak


Can this game just come out already?
Apr 09
Although the leaked footage of Ubisoft's absurd(ly great-looking) standalone game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been removed, it's too late; we've seen everything. One has to wonder, however, where the leak originated... read
The War Z

The War Z taken offline following security breach


User emails and passwords compromised
Apr 02
It never ends for The War Z. While the controversial MMO was reinstated by Steam after addressing false advertising complaints, Hammerpoint's game is currently offline due to hackers making off with personal information. Acco... read
Majora's Mask + Nic Cage

Majora's Mask gains the mask-like face of Nicolas Cage


Tingolas Cage = Character of the year 2013
Mar 17
First we have a hack of The Legend of Zelda that lets you play as Zelda. Now we have a hack of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask that features everyone as Nicolas Cage? It's feeling more and more like every game in 2013 cou... read
Zelda

Legend of Zelda hack puts Zelda in the starring role


It's finally her legend
Mar 17
In what seems to be a budding trend, an industrious hacker has whipped up some animations and palette swaps for the Zelda sprite in The Legend of Zelda and made her the playable character. This isn't the first time a remake ... read
Donkey Kong

Three-year-old wants to play Donkey Kong as Pauline


Dad makes it happen
Mar 09
Tropes vs. Women in Videogames has finally hit the internet, and people have been more snarky about it than Juno MacGuff at a "learn to write like Joss Whedon" script-writing seminar. All that snark wont change the... read
Wii U Pro Controller

Wii U Pro Controller can now be used on a PC / Mac


It's finally useful for something, am I right? Nyuck nyuck!
Feb 18
Much in the same way that a music artist hasn't made it until Weird Al writes a parody based on his or her song, game hardware hasn't made it until a young hacker gets the console's controller working on a computer. The Wii ... read

Sony fined £250,000 in UK over PlayStation Network hack


Regulators say Sony could have stopped it, Sony prepares appeal
Jan 24
The infamous PlayStation Network hack may be a fading memory in the minds of games, but authorities have not forgotten, and they've claimed their pound of flesh. Claiming the hack could have been prevented, United Kingdom off... read
Recent wave of attacks hit hard
Origin has reportedly been hit by a series of security breaches, as users come to find their accounts have been cracked into and personal details changed. To make matters worse, Electronic Arts' own security measures ensure v... read feature

Find out how you can get banned from Black Ops II


Anything from pirating to boosting
Nov 12
Ah, the modern gaming era. Day one patches, online passes, and of course, permabans on consoles. As we're nearing the launch of the sure to be mega-hit Black Ops II, Treyarch has layed out a few ground rules. Most of it is co... read

Dad alters text in Wind Waker to turn Link into a girl


He wants his daughter to understand that girls can be heroes too
Nov 10
Mike Hoye loves playing videogames and sharing his pastime with his three-year-old daughter Maya. Their game of choice is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Mike likes to read the text aloud so Maya can follow along. Bu... read

Borderlands 2 player mischief prompts patch on Xbox 360


Hang 'em all, I say
Oct 26
The Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2 has been having a few issues with some rather cheeky players using an external application to sabotage the characters of other players and disrupt their experience, the scamps! Earli... read
It's like that snake that's eating its own ass
I can't remember when, but apparently I challenged the Super Smash Bros. Brawl hack community to recreate the upcoming PS3/PS Vita title PlayStation Battle Royale All-Stars using the game that inspired it. I doubt my cha... read feature

Scammers attempting to crack Guild Wars 2 accounts


ArenaNet warns users to create unique passwords
Sep 10
ArenaNet has revealed that scammers have a list of usernames and passwords from other websites, and are systematically trying them all on Guild Wars 2. Ah, the fun world of MMOs.  The developer puts the responsibility on... read

PS Vita hacked, homebrew a-comin'


It was going to happen eventually
Sep 06
The PlayStation Vita has finally been cracked into like a big ol' nut, and homebrew is on the way.  Usermode Vita Loader is currently in the works (via NeoGAF) thanks to developer Yifan Lu. Based on a recently ... read

Millions of Apple UDIDs compromised by alleged FBI hack


America, land of the incompetent violation of personal info
Sep 04
Hacking group AntiSec has acquired millions of of UDIDs allegedly collected without permission by the FBI. The group claims it got into an FBI agent's laptop to get the data, which contains 12 million unique identif... read

Nearly four years ago, when I was but a fresh-faced Destructoid community member, I submitted my very first feature-length article in response to that month's musing assignment. I wrote about fan games, unofficial software ba... read feature

Go cop the demo for fan-made Super Mario Galaxy 2.5


Aug 26
Oh, you cuh-RAYzay hackers! What magic will you perform next? Some rosy-cheeked tinkerers have decided to hack the data for Super Mario Galaxy 2 to create a suite of custom levels called Super Mario Galaxy 2.5. The hack isn'... read

Pianocade: An arcade stick MIDI synthesizer


Aug 22
F*CKING AMAZING.GIMME GIMME GIMME.  The geeky place where games and music intersect is where I choose to camp out and live, so you can only imagine how I freaked out when I found the Pianocade. I NEED this thing. The Pi... read

Anonymous claims to have hacked PSN again (Update)


Aug 15
[Update: Adding to the arguments that some Anonymous scamp is pulling a fast one, the uploaded list of PSN secrets is apparently a list of random details first posted on March 29. Still waiting for word from Sony. Update #2: ... read

Angry Birds USB controller designed for student project


Aug 09
Check out this physical controller designed by students at Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design for use with Angry Birds. As you can see, it tilts, pulls, fires and totally belongs in my house. Setting aside for the mo... read

[Update: Ubisoft has publicly acknowledged the security flaw, and has issued a patch for all affected games. The patch will be a forced game update, and it's recommended to be run with your browsers closed. A new version of t... read feature

Xbox Live improves security, urges password updates


Jul 18
Xbox Live has been tightening its security recently, with general manager Alex Garden detailing a range of improvements made to the service in order to protect we would-be victims. He has also suggested that all XBL users upd... read

WOAH! Left 4 Dead running on a PlayStation Vita


Jul 06
Through magic, hacking, and ungodly trickery you can see Valve's Left 4 Dead running on a PS Vita. Well, kinda. One YouTube user, digitalarts001, has tweaked the PlayStation Suite to let him control Left 4 Dead running a PC ... read

When you hear the phrase "ROM hack," two thoughts may flitter across your mind. One, somebody took an old game from a legacy console and slightly altered the color palette or sprites to make it look like, for instance, all t... read feature

League of Legends EU servers hacked


Jun 11
If you play League of Legends in the EU (EU West and EU Nordic & East databases), be prepared to start changing some of your account information (both in LoL and everywhere else you use the same info). It seems as if Riot... read






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