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Nintendo 2DS photo
Nintendo 2DS

Pick up a 2DS now through May 17 for just $99


I don't care if it's 'for kids,' I still kind of want one
May 14
Looking for a reason to pull the trigger on a 2DS but can't bring yourself to because of the price? Nintendo has tweeted a special deal via Target just for you. Starting right now through May 17, pick up the curiously-shaped... read
Soul Sacrifice Delta photo
Soul Sacrifice Delta

Here's a trailer to remind you Soul Sacrifice Delta launched today


Reminder that it's also digital only
May 13
I was never able to really get into Soul Sacrifice when I played it around this time last year, which probably had something to do with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate still getting plenty of attention from me at that point in tim... read
Nvidia Shield photo
Nvidia Shield

Portal on Nvidia Shield next week, Half-Life 2 coming too


Okay then
May 08
Hey, have you played Portal before? It's supposed to be pretty neat. I won't spoil anything for you, but there's a lady that's really funny and she talks about a cake. On the off-chance that you have played it, do you wa... read
Xbox handheld? photo
Xbox handheld?

Phil Spencer doesn't think Microsoft will get into gaming handhelds


That's probably wise
May 06
Nintendo and Sony seem to have a lock on the dedicated gaming handheld scene, with the former doing much better than the latter. Of the three major console manufacturers, Microsoft is the odd man out, as it's never shown any ... read
25 years of Game Boy photo
We're almost the same age!
With fond memories of SolarStriker and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, today I wish the original Game Boy a very happy 25th anniversary. The little handheld that could came into this world kicking and screaming, setting a... read feature

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Vita getting God of War & Sly Cooper Collections this May


God of War 1 & 2, and Sly Cooper 1, 2, & 3
Feb 10
Hey look Vita owners, more ports! Yay. God of War Collection will contain the first two God of War games, and will be out on May 6 for $29.99. Sly Cooper Collection is also on the way for the Vita, and that will contain Sly C... read
Dustforce PSN impressions photo
Dustforce PSN impressions

Dustforce feels right at home on the PS Vita and PS3


Dustin' makes me feel good
Feb 05
Believe it or not, it's been over two years since Dustforce originally hit the PC. Even more surprising is none other than Capcom helping the fine folks at Hitbox Team bring their dusting platformer to PlayStation 3 and PS Vi... read
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Unity 4.3 now supports the PlayStation Vita


That's a good thing!
Jan 16
The latest version of Unity will now support the PlayStation Vita. Now developers licensed with Sony can use the engine to create Vita games, making use of the handheld's features from the cameras, rear touch pad, motion sens... read
PS Vita photo
PS Vita

Amazon is selling Crystal White PlayStation Vitas


Without Assassin's Creed III: Liberation bundled in
Jan 09
Huh. Amazon is selling standalone Crystal White PlayStation Vitas for $199 right now. These are the same Wi-Fi models that are available in a bundle with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation which, say what you will about the gam... read
GOTY: Portable photo
Best of 2013
I think I played -- and loved dearly -- more handheld games in 2013 than I have since the days of Game Boy. Or at least since last year, which gave me two of my favorite games ever, Gravity Rush and Persona 4: Golden. Still, ... read feature

Sup Holmes photo
Get to know the people that make great videogames
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were talking to Taron Millet and Kristofor Durrschmidt of Crazy Viking Studios -- two developers with some of the most interesting origin stories in gaming. Taron got his sta... read feature

Runner 2 Vita impressions photo
Runner 2 Vita impressions

Runner 2 plays exactly how you would expect on the Vita


And that's only a good thing
Dec 19
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien launched very early on in the year for just about every platform under the sun. We reviewed it, and really liked it. Not long after that, Gaijin Games announced that R... read
Best Portable Game 2013 photo
Best Portable Game 2013

Nominees for Destructoid's best of 2013 portable game


Best of 2013
Dec 16
I know what you're thinking: "Any game is a portable game if you try hard enough." Fair point. But, I don't know about you, but my 2013 was off the wall busy and I appreciated a good, proper handheld title that didn't require... read
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Looks like there's a Mario and Luigi 3DS XL bundle coming


Special branded 3DS with the game pre-installed
Nov 28
A Target ad has let slip an upcoming Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle coming out just in time for Christmas. The bundle will go for $199.99, includes a black and silver colored system with special branding of the h... read
Tearaway demo photo
Tearaway demo

Tearaway demo will launch alongside the game on Friday


If you like it, you can unlock it right from the demo
Nov 20
Did you know Tearaway is coming out this Friday? Did you know we really, really liked it? Good, because I wasn't going to let this one slip right past you. That's not happening on my watch. I don't think Sony is going to let... read
Tearaway trailer photo
Tearaway trailer

There wouldn't be Tearaway without the Vita


Truly a match made in heaven
Nov 14
In yet another behind-the-scenes video for Tearaway, the fine folks at Media Molecule today explain the importance of the array of options the PlayStation Vita offers that make the game what it is today. Since it acknowledge... read
Tearaway's music photo
Tearaway's music

Here's a taste of the incredible music in Tearaway


Head of audio Kenny Young goes behind the music
Nov 13
Every time I see a new aspect of Tearaway in more detail, I'm just taken aback by how incredible of a game it's shaped up to be. Today is no exception, because Sony has posted a new video as part of a series of behind-t... read
The Legend of Zelda photo
The Legend of Zelda

A Link Between Worlds custom 3DS coming November 22


Comes with a copy of A Link Between Worlds
Nov 13
During this morning's Nintendo Direct event, the platform holder issued a reminder regarding its plans to release a custom 3DS XL to celebrate the launch of the recent entry in the Legend of Zelda series, coming out November... read
New Tearaway video photo
New Tearaway video

All of Tearaway is constructed from one sheet of paper


Well, virtually at least
Nov 06
A new video for Tearaway explains the fundamental idea behind the paper in the game. The really freaking cool part about it all is that every individual piece inside the world is virtual paper, folded up exactly to the artis... read
Tappingo photo
Tappingo

Tappingo looks a bit like Picross, comes to 3DS eShop


Tap, tap, tap-aroo
Nov 05
I've been clean for a few years now, but not too long ago, Picross was my digital cocaine. I consumed Picross DS in unhealthy amounts, and when the game was exhausted and I thought I could finally be sober again, Picross 3D c... read
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Now you can play games on flights without interruption


FAA relaxes electronics use rules
Oct 31
I fly at least 120,000 miles a year, every year (this year I'm at almost 170,000!) and I'm playing games on every flight. My 3DS looks like tornado debris from heavy use! A little secret? I NEVER shut my games off. When the f... read
Nintendo 2DS photo
Nintendo 2DS

2DS commercial reminds you it has some pretty good games


Other than that, it's kind of boring
Oct 15
This commercial for the 2DS gets straight to the point -- Nintendo has some solid titles for its handheld systems. Dropping heavy-hitting names like Pokemon X/Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, th... read
Nintendo photo
Oh, yeah, the 2DS is out now!
In this pleasant little video from Family Gamer TV, nine Nintendo handhelds are battery tested including the brand new 2DS. The results aren't terribly surprising -- the 3DS line all kick off fairly close to one another, at ... read feature

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English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works


Go back to where it all began
Sep 26
Okay, first of all that remix of the Pokemon Red/Blue theme is pretty damn great. So yeah, the Pokemon Origins four episode anime will be coming to North America. The show will air on Pokemon TV on November 15, and will foll... read
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3DS passes lifetime sales of the Wii in Japan


12,752,731 units sold in Japan alone
Sep 26
The 3DS is king in Japan right now. The handheld has just passed the Wii's lifetime sales, hitting 12,752,731 units sold to date. The Wii by comparison has sold 12,698,878 units in Japan. These figures come from sales trackin... read
New 3DS colors photo
New 3DS colors

Black/white 3DS being replaced with blacker/whiter 3DS


In Japan
Sep 25
Japan is getting two "new" 3DS colors on October 10, Pure White and Clear Black. The units will retail for 15,000 yen (~$152) and replace the discontinued Ice White and Cosmo Black. Check the comparison below. It's more evident in the black. Also, lol. Pure White And Clear Black 3DS Colors Coming On October 10 [Siliconera] read
Nvidia Shield review photo
Come back with your shield, or come back on it
[Disclosure: Nvidia has provided Destructoid with a number of computers for PC game review purposes in the past. If you feel that may make our reviews of any of their products "biased" or "paid off," you are welcome to.] The ... read feature

Vita buyer's guide photo
The Vita has no games you say?
The 3DS had a chance to shine with a recommendations article and now it's the Vita's turn. With the release of Killzone Mercenary and a tidal wave of indie ports on the way, the Vita has quite a few titles under its belt. Wha... read feature

Vita/Monster Hunter sales photo
Vita/Monster Hunter sales

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt


Missed Monster sales
Sep 19
I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fa... read
Wikipad hardware review photo
Terrible name, neat device
I'm constantly reminded that we're in a rather strange era of gaming. While past generations have decidedly kept console and portable gaming completely separate, the two experiences are converging more and more with the rise ... read feature

Killzone: Mercenary photo
Leading the VAN-Guard
This is the game I wanted a PlayStation Vita for. I have a long documented fondness for the Killzone series, and while Killzone: Liberation on the PlayStation Portable was enjoyable enough, I truly longed for a genuine first-... read feature

Angry Video Game Nerd photo
Angry Video Game Nerd

AVGN braves the unholy tide of Tiger LCD games


Attack on Tiger
Sep 08
I knew this day would come. The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about Tiger's line of LCD handheld games. I've warned you all about the horrors of these infernal contraptions. I even pointed you in the direction of an onl... read






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